The victim is a 1988 Jeep Yj with a 258 and a 5 speed. It runs terrible for a number of reasons. Sitting around for a couple of years hasn't helped but the reason it sat around was because 3 different shops in town couldn't make it run for any amount of time or money. The factory carb has plenty of known inadequacies. The factory ignition leaves a bit to be desired. The miles of aged vacuum hoses are prone to leaks. Underneath all that cap is still just a good old 258 6 cylinder that should only need a little gas and a little spark to run like a champ.
A while back Big Mike was in town ( in case you didn't know he has forgotten more about making motors run than most of us will ever know). We were talking about the YJ and how lil'Abner used to have a hopped up 258 with a motorcraft carb than ran better than most V-8's. We both agreed that an up to date ignition and a motorcraft 2100 carb should bring this little YJ back to life.
Turns out we are not the only ones that had that thought. A little research on the old interweb and I found Gronk Performance who just happens to make a kit to install a rebuilt 2100 on the 258.
Timbo and lil'abner both had great luck with Gmail style distributer on AMC V-8's so one of those was procured as well.
Follow along as I try to get this little fella back on it's feet again.