First order of business was to see if I could get all the cylinders firing. She started and ran when I got it on the trailer to bring home, but #1 and #8 seemed to not be firing. After a quick oil change, and spark plug change, she was still running, but very rough.
So, I added wires, a coil, and rebuilt the Motorcraft 2150 carb.
Even then she was rough, so I went to timing and I got it to run very smooth now. Or at least as smooth as a 1974 AMC V8 is I guess. All cylinders seem to be firing now, so I started to diassemble the whole thing.
sounds like you got some great plans in the works for it. I would love to have a CJ myself and do a restoration on it. Then at one point or another strip it of most everything but the grille and some of the tub and do a full body rollcage for it.
[COLOR="Red"]... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….[/COLOR]
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.
Got the tub off finally yesterday. Flipped it over and it was nasty. Years of mud, oil, grease and everything. I forgot to take a picture, but it was as black as the firewall still is.
This is after a little ZEP degreaser and a scrub brush.
Topside is nice and clean too. Lots of rust stains got removed. Now I just got to find time and figure out how I want to cut the rear, then lined both sides.
Got a little time to degrease the motor too now and clean it up before I start disassembling the whole drivetrain.
Interesting though, I didn't see it until the body was removed, but it looks like the original body might have had a bullet hole in the floorboard because it sure looks like somebody's rifle went off and into the top of the bellhousing. No exit hole though? I'm sure that's gonna be pleasant when I get it off.