Maybe I should have started another thrd, but thought I would add to this one, as I have started several on this *&^&&( Jeep!!
Had the SYE installed & I put in the Tom Woods drive shaft & raised the skidplate back into its original position. It seemed better on startup, & when pulling out of the driveway, but soon became apparent that its still the same old POS as before!! Can't drive it above 30MPH, very rough you can almost hear the roughness!. Anyway I haven't installed the Brown Dog MM yet, but can't hardly believe that they would take this all away. It also began to shift crappy between all the gears, (reblt AX15) a slight grind between all the gears. Tried going from 3rd to 4th with the pedal still partially disengaged & reved up the engine, seemed to be very rough. Probably doesn't mean anything though.
Decided to take it back to the trany shop & have them pull everthing out from the flywheel back to the rear end, just to go over everything again! & ( pay again!). Something's not right in the clutch,flywheel, or the trans.
I might also add that I bought a 95 skidplate & put it in, (kept everything for a 95 YJ) I am checking with the shop that did the actual conversion to get the part no's etc for the clutch, press plate etc that they used. Anyway can't quit now have to keep going. This is the problem when one uses two shops to perform this conversion, the trany people figure its the other shop, & vice-versa, anyway my own fault!, just no good Jeep shops around the area. Just "bend over" again, if & when I find the trouble I will sure & hell let everyone know! Just tried to do everything the right way & cut no corners, oh well!
Sorry about the lack of paragraphs! Due to the lack of internet service where we are now in the eves, I have to do it on my lunch 1/2 hr at work. Yes sometimes I get in a hurry when posting & get a little flustered, & notice that sometimes I'm hard to follow! For this I apologize! I will try to pay more attention to this next time! Thanks for the suggestions though
Its a Jeep. I put almost nothing into mine for many years. I bought it new in 95. Even with light wheeling and neglect she has taken good care of me. Last year I had to put in a new rear end at 5 years that crappy ax tranny died but other than that she has been good to me. Last year I put new shocks and a new front bumper on her. I put in LED interior light (Blue)white gauges. This year she is getting nerf bars, Al Lined and new front seats. My point is if you love your Jeep and it takes care of you and is mechanically sound it is VERY worth fixing.
About the time you sell it, the next owner will need to sink in $100 and it will be tip top. You will never get to the point that you will be making a car payment. It may seem like it at times, but maintaining an old one costs less than paying for a new one.
Well I hate to admit it but I finally had an enjoyable drive in my 87!! Yipee!! I put in some 4 degree shims & lined up the pinion better to the driveline. Made one heck of a difference! Not perfect but I could drive it at least. A little rough in 3rd & 4th on accel. but not decel. A noticeable inprovement
The new MM's go in Friday this I'm sure will also help. Here's my question: It needs to be shimmed some more, maybe another 2-4 degree's, I thought about machining away about 1/2 of the 1" TC drop spacers. This would give me about a 1/2" TC drop instead of the 1" that I had originally, (till I put in the SYE & T Woods drive line & moved the skid plate back to its original position). I think I could live with the 1/2" drop, would I gain much? or should I pull the shims & try to get some 8 degree or??
Would this be classed as "mickey mousing" it or is there really only one right way to do it?? Thanks again!
(Notice the paragraphs??) I thought everyone might be a little impressed!!?