I finally drove the Heap!!!
A few things gave me trouble. The alternator wouldn't charge (I had just missed 1 connection on the regulator). And I had trouble getting oil pressure. I took the oil pump off and primed it, and all the hoses. That gave me pressure, but then the timing was off. I tried multiple times, then just rotated all the wires on the distributor cap 1 position clockwise. #1 is now at the 9 0'clock position. The Clymer manual I have says it should be at 6. I also had to put some stopleak in the radiator, but now that works well too. It runs!
There are still a few bugs to work out but the Heap is driveable! Here are some pictures I took on a 7 mile drive yesterday.
I have nothing left in the jeep budget, and the Heap runs and drives, so for the time being I can't do much more to it. I will try to get a real fuel tank for safety reasons, and still have to install the oil bath aircleaner. Other than that though, there is still more that it needs, but nothing critical.
I have been asked numerous times by people who have seen it, one funny question: "What are you going to do with it?" I always think: "um...what else would I do with it? I'm going to drive it!
I have already been asked if I want to sell it. NOPE!
By the way, the disc brakes are amazing. Very responsive. The first time around the block I stomped on the brakes, and slid to a stop in the gravel. The gas can in the back tipped over, and gas went EVERYWHERE! Needless to say I shut it off immediately and cleaned up the mess. Now my temporary gas tank is secured by bungee cords!