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Unread 09-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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ob1korobi's YJ Rescue

Alright. here it goes. So I was able to get to my parents house over the weekend where the YJ I just picked up is going to be stored. Living in San Francisco there isn't anywhere to keep it and my Dad has this ultimate set of tools. (No he is not a tv repairman). I will update this as I go along but it has been a while since I have had my hands dirty inside of an engine of any vehicle so I am starting out slow. First project is a carb rebuild. Right now, she doesn't start up on her own without spraying a little carb cleaner or dumping some fuel in the intake. After that she purrs like she just rolled off the line in Ontario.

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1987 Wrangler YJ

4.2L with a Carter 2 BBD (Good rebuilding link here - http://www.4wdmechanix.com/Rebuildin...arburetor.html)

Mostly stock except for the lift and suspension and of course tires. There is a nice Tuffy box in the rear that will need a new lock, soundbar, new seats and center console. There is a high lift jack and winch up front and I wil need a winch controller at some point to get that functional. It needs a good cleaning and that is an understatement. There is also a nice trailer that needs some work and I have some good plans for it including a pop up tent and gear.

I will get better pics up but for now some phone pics while I had a chance..





Carb removed



Here I go


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Unread 09-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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The steering looks like it was set up properly.

Welcome to the neighborhood.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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The steering looks like it was set up properly.

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Thanks Sir.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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I made some progress over the weekend. The weather was so nice that it was hard to be hunched over a front end tinkering. I decided to break down the carb again and double/triple check everything before bolting it back on. As it was getting dark I put the carb on and connected as many vaccum lines that I could figure out and gave it a test start. Started right up! then my Dad's friend yelled to turn it off because he saw fuel spraying out of the soft line rigged to a hard line on the inlet. Fixing things always seems to bring up more problems but that is life. I am just glad that I put the carb back together correctly and that it functions. If only I had the Jeep at my place I would spend every day on this thing.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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I was based in Mare Island for a couple years. Great area and lots of fun. I hope the Carb stuff on the Jeep is up to snuff. It cost me my VW in SoCal after I modified the engine for Baha and tried plating it! It looks like you are off to a good start. You have lots of possibilities. Where did you get the Jeep and how many bones did it cost?
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I was based in Mare Island for a couple years. Great area and lots of fun. I hope the Carb stuff on the Jeep is up to snuff. It cost me my VW in SoCal after I modified the engine for Baha and tried plating it! It looks like you are off to a good start. You have lots of possibilities. Where did you get the Jeep and how many bones did it cost?
My Dad was stationed at MI for a stint as well back in the late 80s. When were you in? He was all over the country though as aircrew on CH-53s for most of his carreer.

The Jeep was from a friend of my Dad's who recently passed away. His Son wanted to keep it among friends. He wanted $1,500 for it and said he was never going to work on it or had intentions because he was not very handy with that sort of thing.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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I was on a sub from 82-88 same as your Dad, 83-83 at MINSY and 85-88 in SanDiego. Man that makes me feel old knowing I am as old as your Dad! Was he based at Selfridge? Your friend gave it to you at that price. Drive it with pride knowing he gave you a part of something his father loved. If you need help you will find it here
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I have a young family. My Dad is just turning 50. I am 32 myself. I know he did SERE in Maine, was with HM-15 and HM-18 in Norfolk (Mine Countermeasures), Mare Island and Coronado after that.

I know the value of forums like these and I am proud to help support it with whatever projects I start and share as much as I can.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard. Dang - I was stationed at Mare Island as well (Combat Systems Technical School Command, (CSTSC)), from '85 - '86 while in "C" school on 3-D Hill. Yea, I'm a retired sailor.

BOT: Looks like its SOA with a crossover steering conversion.
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Joe! Its a small world! Do any upside down Margaritas at the Horse and Cow? I see the old docks on Myth Busters. Good times. I understand it is pretty bad there now.
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Welcome aboard. Dang - I was stationed at Mare Island as well (Combat Systems Technical School Command, (CSTSC)), from '85 - '86 while in "C" school on 3-D Hill. Yea, I'm a retired sailor.

BOT: Looks like its SOA with a crossover steering conversion.
Time for a reunion. Actually just over the weekend one of his crew mates rode up from LA. They had not seen each other in probably 20 years. I love hearing the stories. Have you ever heard of Bushjumping? They wouldn't elaborate at the dinner table.

Yes, BOT. I have not really looked at the steering and suspension yet. i am pretending like everything is fine and dandy. The swaybar is disconnected right now too and zip tied above.
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Joe! Its a small world! Do any upside down Margaritas at the Horse and Cow? I see the old docks on Myth Busters. Good times. I understand it is pretty bad there now.
I can neither confirm, nor deny.

A friend/instructor of mine married the daughter of the owner of H&C (or something like that). I can't remember his name but at the time he was an FCC. I'll remember his name as soon as I post this.

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Time for a reunion. Actually just over the weekend one of his crew mates rode up from LA. They had not seen each other in probably 20 years. I love hearing the stories. Have you ever heard of Bushjumping? They wouldn't elaborate at the dinner table.

Yes, BOT. I have not really looked at the steering and suspension yet. i am pretending like everything is fine and dandy. The swaybar is disconnected right now too and zip tied above.
Oh, bushjumping we probably shouldn't speak on that topic on here. Its classified.
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BOT: Now that I look a little closer - it appears you have the RE 1.5" SOA springs, which is a good thing.
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Does the sway bar even matter in an soa setup Joe?
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BOT: Now that I look as little closer - it appears you have the RE 1.5" SOA springs, which is a good thing.
I am assuming those are Rubicon Express (I googled that) and they are aftermarket when the lift was installed.

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Oh, bushjumping we probably shouldn't speak on that topic on here. Its classified.
You can PM me. I learned a lot of slang and phrases from just a few years in the Air Force and from many friends of all branches but I have never heard of it. I must become educated.
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