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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by tone, May 24, 2004.

  1. May 24, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    I was wondering if there was anyone in the Atlanta area that knows alot or somewhat alot about the dauntless 225 i was thinking about rebuilding the engine and getting a new carb can anyone point me in the right direction for rebuild kits or carbs that would work on it. it runs somewhat fine its just that when im on the freeway i can only go about 40mph
    also let me know if your around the atlanta area maybe we can meet up and talk jeeps, and see what all needs to be done to my 1970 cj5. any websites that sell parts for my cj would be cool too!
    thanks
    -anthony
     
  2. May 24, 2004
    53Flattie

    53Flattie Intigator

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    Anthony - welcome to the site!!! I'm just up the road in Greenville, South Cakalacki.

    I'll be coming down to Atlanta for business in 2 weeks (actually staying in Peachtree City). If it's convenient, we could meet up for a brew or something.

    As for the Jeep - I have the Napa part number for the carb rebuild kit at work. If no one posts it before, I'll post it in the morning.

    The V6 should do waaaaay more than 40mph on the highway. If you haven't done a regular tune-up lately, you might want to start with that (plugs, wires, rotor, cap, points, condenser). Then, check you timing and dwell. I would almost say that you might have the distributor 180* out if this doesn't change anything...

    Tell us a little more about your Jeep. How long have you owned it? Have you done anything to it lately that caused the poor performance?
     
  3. May 24, 2004
    Hippo393

    Hippo393 Jeepless

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    Hi Anthony, welcome from Akron OH. :beer:

    AutoZone has a good rebuild kit...part number BU225MK for $360.

    But as Tim mentioned, tell us a bit more about your CJ and what mechanical knowledge you have and what you've done to it thus far. You might not need a full rebuild.

    Does the V6 blow smoke? Does it idle ok? What's your oil pressure & temp like? Hopefully you can get us those answers so we can e-help you. Welcome! :)
    -Alan
     
  4. May 24, 2004
    JOEY66

    JOEY66 New Member

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    Anthony, you have found the right place! Im new to the early cj's myself and this site is full of people that know early cj's. I just bought a 66 cj a month ago and im about an hour away from getting the tub off to start its rebuild. not only are the folks on this site knowledgable they keep me motivated and iv found its much easier to tear into something when you know help is just a key stroke away.

    I live in Dacula just up the road from ya. my jeep is in pieces if you need to see how anything works of goes together!
     
  5. May 24, 2004
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    Hey! We need the standard reply here. (We want Pictures.) :D

    Welcome from Puyallup Washington.
     
  6. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    thanks for the welcome's guys! heres some pics if i can get it to work, i was wanting to do a full restore on my cj but i dont have a garage :cry: but heres what i can think of so far thats on my cj
    1970 CJ5 Buick Dauntless 225 V6
    Rancho 5pt adjustable shocks
    Chrome rims
    35x12.50 Wrangler M/T
    2 Hella lights
    Racing buckets
    CB w/ antenna
    New soft top
    K&N air filter
    Power stearing
    Skid plate
    Dana 44 4.56 gearing(chrome cover)
    Tow hitch
    Full custom roll cage
    Diamond Plated rear pannel
    Warn locking hubs in front
    1/4 eliptic suspension rear

    if i can think of anything else ill post up but heres some pics
     
  7. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    i have owned it for about 3 years i bought it in CA for around 2000$. it was sitting for a year but i put a new battery in it and it cranked right up! now i just wanna fix it up because im having second thoughts on selling it bc its a GREAT trail machine it just needs to be worked on, but i have no clue where to start i need someone to point me in the right direction i dont have alot of tools i just have basic tools but i have friends with air tools and welder..... joey or anyone in fact if your in the area and you need a hand id be glad to come help you out on something thats a 2 or more person project!
     
  8. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    oh and wouldnt i just be better off at buying a new carb for that price?
     
  9. May 25, 2004
    ljspop

    ljspop Lurking Bronco Dude

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    :D :D :D

    Yes.

    Methinks Alan has fat fingers.
     
  10. May 25, 2004
    James P. Enderwies

    James P. Enderwies Sponsor

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    Bob: Methinks VERY FAT! R)

    Tone: Welcome from Havasu. The Napa # is 2-5478 made by Echlin. Kragen-Advance Auto's # is CK-463A made by Neihoff. They cost about $15+ or so.

    You forgot to mention you've got an HEI. Very good. You can pull that old coil if you want. :D When you do a tune up, you may want to replace the plug wires with some good Accell or MSD 8.5mm ones.

    Oh, and make sure your HEI is hooked up directly to 12v and not the output side of your ballast resistor, which is usually 9v. Can't really tell from your pic, but it looks like it's connected to the left terminal which in the 12v input side, which is OK.
     
  11. May 25, 2004
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    That $360 is probably for the engine rebuild kit. ;) The carb rebuild kit usually runs around $15-$20.

    Looks good. Don't worry about lots of fancy tools. You only need basic tools to work on these things anyways. About the only "fancy" tool you might need is a volt meter and a timing light. If you need something really fancy(specialized) some auto parts stores have rentals available. OR a buddy with a bunch of tools is nice to have. :D
     
  12. May 25, 2004
    Hippo393

    Hippo393 Jeepless

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    Fat fingers?? What's that? Hey Bob & Jim:
    Hence the AutoZ. kit.
    ???
     
  13. May 25, 2004
    James P. Enderwies

    James P. Enderwies Sponsor

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    Even Tone thought you were refering to a carb kit! R)
     
  14. May 25, 2004
    John A. Shows

    John A. Shows Comic Relief

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    Looks like we've got another Tellico member or even Windrock.

    Hey Tone, check out the post in the Trail Rides Section.

    We're meeting up @ Windrock TN in July then again @ Tellico NC in October.

    Welcome to the board from Baby John of Mississippi.
     
  15. May 25, 2004
    kamel

    kamel Senior Curmudgeon

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    Well, you're in luck.

    There is DHL Four Wheel Drive in Zebulon, about an inch and a half south and 5/8 of an inch west on the map.

    Getting there is a pain in rush hour.

    They can get you straightened out and headed in the right direction.
     
  16. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    yea id love to go up to tellico or windrock if i can get my engine running good enough to go faster then 40 on the freeway without it blowing valve cover gaskets or breathers
     
  17. May 25, 2004
    53Flattie

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    Did anyone else catch this? :shock:

    I was all giddy and wanted to see it, but I think you mean 3/4 Eliptic, no? Where the shackle is mounted to a section of a leaf spring instead of the frame?

    I'm still betting you have some timing issues with that HEI which are the culprit for the poor performance.
     
  18. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    ill go take a pic of it and other pics when i get outta the shower.
     
  19. May 25, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    pics

    here are some more pics... its a little muddy from sunday
     
  20. May 25, 2004
    neptco19

    neptco19 That guy....

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    so hows that any different than a regular leaf spring????
     

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