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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Aug 7, 2016
    dnb71R2

    dnb71R2 SuperDave 2023 Sponsor

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    I had all 4 wheels balanced; first time in 10 years since I first bought the aluminum 5-slots and BFG MTs from a guy on eBay.
    With the new engine, I can run 70 MPH now. This won't be routine however. With 4:88 gears, the engine is screaming at about 3600 RPM.
    But since I flat tow at normal highway speeds (rear shaft disconnected), this will work much better for cross country treks. :ninja:
     
  2. Aug 7, 2016
    Danefraz

    Danefraz Well-Known Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    new pushrods and HV oil pump kit from TA performance arrived this week.

    New 'made in india' crown motor mounts arrived from Morris 4X4... paint quality sucks, crappy flat-black or a parkerized feeling material, I may re-do with shake-n-shoot. Kept my old ones for comparison (they have cracks / tears otherwise I'd not have bothered). the new ones feel solid... time will tell.

    Set out to install pushrods. done.

    Started to install manifold ... where the eff did my intake manifold gaskets (FELPRO MS9943) go?!?! tear garage apart... bright blue, hard to miss, assume they were in an empty gasket box I was sure I checked and tossed...

    Sooooo.... rather than visit flaps to place an order, as I've got meetings all week that will keep me pretty much in the home office, online I went...

    ordered my missing $12 felpro manifold gaskets, and to 'get free shipping', I added a few things I'd been eyeballing for a while: Stewart Warner 'deluxe model' 6000 RPM tach, and some 2 1/16" black-bezel deluxe gauges to match: SW oil pressure (5 to 100), SW ammeter (+/- 60), SW voltmeter, SW temp gauge, a stainless braided oil pressure kit, Summit 12si 100A alternator (black w/ chrome pully, as we all need more chrome like more cowbell) and a few other odds and ends. Summit says they will be here by Tuesday...

    On other things, Murphy visited my paint shack...
    A fender I'd just primed last week with epoxy primer fell from my hangers... minor dings and scrapes. have some more priming to do, so this will get a scuff and fix when I'm ready to prime some other parts, namely the tub... I have a lot of sanding to do there first.

    After inspecting other parts:
    Found some thin spots on other parts I primed... noted for later (quick scuff to with 200g to highlight it). I decided against finish paint right away as I'm not ready to put the body on yet, was down with back spasms for a few days, don't have that much contiguous time to work on it, and I keep finding piddly detail things to fix after I shoot some primer, and I would rather scuff and sand and think I'm ready for paint than scratch my finished product in storage over the next month or so, easier to patch primer than finish being my thought...
     
  3. Aug 8, 2016
    chris423

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    Yesterday i let it run for about an hour while working on the wiring turn signals
     
  4. Aug 8, 2016
    Desert Runner

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    Did 2 things today, one, I made a winch cover (just a little short)
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    and 2, got started plugging the rust holes.
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    Since I have decided not to do a frame off restoration this year, I thought I would try out some weld epoxy. When I do the restoration, probably in three years I can report on how well it stood up.

    Jay
     
  5. Aug 9, 2016
    Danefraz

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    UPS came today. Brought intake manifold seals...

    brought gauges.

    Now it's time to get in the garage and twist some wrenches.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2016
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Replaced the front genny bearing- Much Quieter Now :)

    H.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2016
    jeepstar

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    tightened down the carburetor so it runs good now.
    :oops:
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2016
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    had problem with the tbi injector pod, the fuel inlet had some leak due to damaged thread on the fiting.

    Also on injector was leaking bad due to a bad o ring.

    Ended by changing the whole set-up, a friend of mine gave me the part and everything is been running good since :)


    injectorpodwithinjectors.jpg
     
  9. Aug 12, 2016
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum 1966 Tuxedo Park Mark IV 2024 Sponsor

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    Put on turbine hub caps on my Tux. I know they are not period correct for my '66 Tux but I think they look pretty good for now till I can find an original set.
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2016
    Daryl

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    Threw a new tc into the J-tow. I blew up the last one. I have never seen gears in a 20 blow up like that before. I cant believe it was still moving. Pulled in the 6 project that I got because it had an offset flanged rear axle. Probably should have passed on it all together. Gonna be a everything but the frame and tub replacement build.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2016
    Danefraz

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    motor mounts on the engine, rotated the crank 90* then primed oil all the way around (after pulling out the plugs), then went thru another pass about every 30 degrees...
     
  12. Aug 14, 2016
    fhoehle

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    That Tux looks great. It has its own vibe going. Really cool.
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2016
    fhoehle

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    Today, I just washed the Jeep early, after camping this Thursday into Friday. We pulled (and dragged a lot) our camper (68 Aristocrat Lo-Liner) up to a pond to fish and relax. It stormed like crazy. Going to do a spring over and add a new axle with 5 on 5.5 lug pattern to the lo liner. It won't be a lo-liner anymore.
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2016
    Rich M.

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    Craigslist scored pedals , booster.masters and slave out of totaled 02 TJ. Made it to the garage floor. Can't deal with the heat...
    IMG_20160814_133332_289-1.jpg
     
  15. Aug 14, 2016
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum 1966 Tuxedo Park Mark IV 2024 Sponsor

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    Thank you very much!
     
  16. Aug 17, 2016
    mickeykelley

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    Not a darn thing. Still waiting on carb restore. Should ship this week......we will see. When they say 2-3 weeks they mean 3, not counting return shipping time and it always runs a couple extra days on the bench.

    But getting antsy.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2016
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member

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    Made a quick video of my engine at the request of a member.

    Focker's 225 V6 w/HEI

    Plugged vacuum line.
    Idles at 650 RPM.
    Timing at 9*.
    Under acceleration it's at 17*.

    Connected vacuum line.
    Idles at 650 RPM.
    Timing at 9*.
    Under acceleration it's at 32* max.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2016
    homersdog

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    I noticed a spec of dirt on the alternator, better get that taken care of. :rolleyes:

    Really sounds good!
     
  19. Aug 17, 2016
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member

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    It was a glare.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2016
    fhoehle

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    Drove my Jeep to work, so that I could make money, to work on my Jeep, so that I could drive it to work, so that I could make money..........
     
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