I just thought I would post some pictures of my latest project since everyone loves pics! As with everything I start on my Jeeps this snowballed into way more than I had planned. It started with just wanting to replace some basic stuff since this Jeep is new to me. I ended up doing water pump, thermostat, belts, all hoses (fuel, heater, radiator), timing chain and gears, RMS, valve cover gasket, plugs, wires, entire PCV system,a large portion of the vac hoses, windshield hinges, heater core, and several other little things like filters and stuff. I also added a home made posi-lok and a battery cut-off. The PO apparently didn't think it was necessary to have an air filter so you could say I also ADDED one of thoes.
: While I had everything torn apart I couldn't help but want to clean up and paint the parts. Eventually when I rebuild or swap this motor I want to paint the whole thing the original red color that the old willys motors were (just for fun and something different). Anyway I wanted to use this opportunity to test out this brand of paint and see how it lasts. This color isn't quite right but close. What do you guys think? I also noticed that it still had an original brass radiator and was still in excellent shape, so i decided to go an interesting route and strip what paint wasn't already chipping off from the upper tank. Then I cleaned it up and clear coated it to keep it from oxidizing, painted the rest the original gloss black. So basically this turned into what feels like a mild restoration, I'm still planning on cleaning and painting around the battery tray area and the brake booster to really give it a clean look. Anyway thought I would share
REALLY BAD TIMING CHAIN
This is how loose on the gear it was, I could almost get the chain off without taking the gears off.
It really wore away at the cover.