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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #61
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Its amazing that made such a difference in how it started, idled, and ran overall.

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Unread 06-19-2013, 04:52 AM   #62
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It will only get better after timing it and adjusting idle and fuel mixture..
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Unread 06-19-2013, 06:43 AM   #63
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Rims look good!!!

Bill is in the mail for the T-Fitting required to finish the project last night
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:12 AM   #64
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Lol got to get a new parts guy haha
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Unread 06-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #65
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Nice find. I really like the red interior. Dont see many with it! !
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Unread 06-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #66
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Thank you some people have said the red is ugly switch to black but I think it's got alot of character...
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Unread 06-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #67
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I personally hate the red interior. But I understand that it is rare and should be appreciated.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #68
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Thank you some people have said the red is ugly switch to black but I think it's got alot of character...

I wouldn't do it! If you do I'd buy black pieces and keep the original reds. I think the red is awesome
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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #69
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Man I'm dying to see some updates
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #70
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If you remember last time, the alternator belt snapped. I had some time today to get a little done.... I changed out the two belts. The power steering belt was a bit more tricky then I thought. I had to loosen a few bolts each being a different size, then put the 1/2 inch drive into housing to move it to make room....

Broken alternator belt...



Tired and frayed power steering belt...





New belts in place...





I'm also starting to clean up the air filter housing. Since I took the computer out of the equation I'm removing alot of un-needed hoses and wires under the hood....


Little blurry I apologize..





My buddy is getting the other two tires removed from his wheels tomorrow, and we're trying to figure a date to weld in the floor. So slowly but surely we are moving along...
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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #71
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I feel that today was a fairly eventful day. I started out finishing up the air filter housing, then tackling the fuel gauge issues I'm having. If you don't remember the fuel and temperature gauge don't read any value. I'm attempting to determine if it's the gauge or the sending unit causing the issues....

Here is the housing getting a fresh coat of paint....



All buttoned up... With a new wicks filter in place....







Then I went after the gauge.... Let me tell you there was nothing easy or fun about getting these four nuts off to remove the gauge. I had to twist my body into all sorts of positions, but I did finally get it.

Here it is.. I took lots of pictures so I can remember where all the wires go.











Here is an old voltmeter that me and my grandfather used to use... It's pretty old but that's how you know it's good lol.... Made in Cleveland Ohio not some china bull****.... I checked the ohms of the gauge and from what I can figure looks like the fuel gauge is malfunctioning... Kind of glad it's not the sender. However tomorrow I'll check the reads from the sender to eliminate that...





Finally I borrowed my buddies timing light and finally got her up to speed. At first I cleaned the little grooves that signify 2degree increments. However when I shined the light I saw no groove on the crank pulley.... I turned it off, felt the pulley and eventually found the groove. I sanded the area a bit and bingo we were in business.... It took a little turning of the distributer but in time dialed it in....

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Unread 06-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #72
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Me and my buddy were able to get just a little bit done.... We are freshening up the wheels with a fresh coat of paint. He had a little free time and started test fitting the passenger side front floor panel.

Looking fresh and clean



My buddy trimming away the rust



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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:16 AM   #73
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Looks awesome. What paint did you use under the hood?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #74
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We're gettin there man! I'll do the other 2 rims tonight so you can mount/balance the tires and get them on the jeep. Really going to change the look of her
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #75
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I used rustoleum professional it's called real good paint feels almost like a powder coat ot gets so hard.. Obviously it's not as durable as powder coat but good product there....
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