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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 20, 2019
    Muzikp

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    Ugh... I really hate that for you, sorry to see that :(
     
  2. Aug 20, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
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    Thanks for the condolences guys. I'll start the pull out this week. Good news my machine guy says it should turn out clean at 30 under and they can usually go 40 on these if necessary. More pita than anything else...
     
  3. Aug 20, 2019
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    So are you rebuilding the bottom end or swapping engines? Turning the crank and some undersize bearings sounds pretty good since it is otherwise a good known engine.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Currently plan is to pull the engine and go through the bottom end. If the rod end(s) are good turn the crank and new bearings. Hoping it's just 1&2 right now.
     
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  5. Aug 22, 2019
    jjdebarros

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    Got the windshield installed and hood on. Delusional enough to think I might be able to drive it this weekend! :bananatool:
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  6. Aug 22, 2019
    Boyink

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    I melted the stupid big plastic head off the TJ key (and two others) so my keys would fit in my pocket again.

    That count?

    ;)
     
  7. Aug 22, 2019
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    only if you have pictures
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2019
    KeithR

    KeithR New Member

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    Had transmission rebuilt - getting 2nd gear back! Novak rebuild kit

     
  9. Aug 22, 2019
    jeepstar

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    Took it for a drive. Wife said the engine is ticking :shock:
    I didn't hear it though .
    And Hendrix always likes when he gets the front seat too.

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  10. Aug 24, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    6 bolts from coming out.
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  11. Aug 26, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Out.
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    Tell me your secrets. I need a witch doctor or something. I'm beginning to think my Jeep hates me.....
     
  12. Aug 26, 2019
    Lockman

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    Aw...'Cmon Rich...........You're a Jeep Doctor if I ever knew one ! :schooled: ( I don't think she hates ya.... maybe she dislikes you strongly right about now, but you'll make her feel better soon .... LoL )
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2019
    Lockman

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    Hey Brother Rich............ If your engines sat for such a long time, I was wondering if you did the old initial start up thing of priming the oil pump thru the distributor drive to the cam ? Don't get me wrong here , I'm not being a smartass , I'm just trying to be of support to you 'cuz I feel for you having to redo that engine .
    On another note...... it's come to my attention that you have a 327 in your Shop !!!! (y)...... Can we Talk ???????
    Richie
     
  14. Aug 27, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    Yeah I primed it, had 40+ lbs on the gauge, oil up top. Either the lube deteriorated or there was junk in the crank passages from the turning. :shrug: Pm me about the 327
     
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  15. Aug 29, 2019
    masscj2a

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    We all think that at some point. I think I said that yesterday while working on the B.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    My 28 y/o, leaky, stretched-out bikini top finally bit the dust when rain filled it like a bath tub and a strap self-amputated.

    In its racing days, I had a stainless roof on this thing. No idea what ever happened to it. I had this piece of aluminum left over from a job, so I figured, why not. A little trimming, a little forming, and a few zip ties...

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    I formed a crude rain spout to divert water to the sides, and not directly down my shifter handle.

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  17. Aug 29, 2019
    Lockman

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    My parts started arriving Today . I'm Psyched ! Disc Upgrade Arrival.JPG Custom Ground Caliper.JPG This shows the Custom Grinding of the calper. I will NOT grind on my Knuckle's......I do enough of that at my Work ! All Painted & New Timken's.JPG


    First coat & New TIMKEN's ..... They should be worth doing on my 46 year old !
    Richie
     
  18. Aug 30, 2019
    TonyM

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    1956 CJ5, F134, 6v system... Relatively simple thing today - I got the original (I think) horn working to add to the instrument cluster lights a few days ago. Now all stock electrical systems are operational. Going to aim the headlights tonight to get better road coverage - they're currently set/aimed at/for shooting possums out of a tree.

    - horn vid

    - instrument cluster lighting
     
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  19. Aug 30, 2019
    Lockman

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    Sounds Great....Typically the Grounds on our Jeeps. ( BTW, it won't hurt to spray some Silicone in and around your horn assembly. there are magnets & such in there !
    Richie
     
  20. Aug 30, 2019
    TonyM

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    Good idea on the silicone - thank you. I took the horn apart and the internals were remarkably clean so I blew some air through the innards and knocked it on the workbench a few times to knock the little surface rust and dust loose. Adjusted the screw on the back after replacing the button and column wire to get a decent "beep beep" sound. For what it's worth the M38 set up is MUCH better with the rod going through the column rather than the wire, better grounding, etc IMO. Anyway, it's working. Note: some old threads on this site helped a lot in troubleshooting the horn itself. Good info as always!
     
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