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Unread 02-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #136
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Just an idea... A rifle cleaning brush would be perfect for that kinda thing. 30 cal or 45 cal along with some gun cleaning solvent. Such as hoppes no. 9 solvent, because after all that's what gun solvent is for, is to eat the soot and carbon out of gun barrels. Just a thought, its how I used to clean carbs way back in the day. And you could have ate breakfast off those carbs when I got done with them.

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Unread 02-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #137
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Just an idea... A rifle cleaning brush would be perfect for that kinda thing. 30 cal or 45 cal along with some gun cleaning solvent. Such as hoppes no. 9 solvent, because after all that's what gun solvent is for, is to eat the soot and carbon out of gun barrels. Just a thought, its how I used to clean carbs way back in the day. And you could have ate breakfast off those carbs when I got done with them.
Dang Pete! I wish I would have read this earlier. I went straight home after work yesterday, went on a quick jog then started on the jeep. I used the parts cleaner at work and a wire brush and it got all the slimy goo out but I think a rifle brush could have got more of the carbon out. Oh well. I got it pretty clean.

I didn't take any pics yet because it was dark and my pictures suck in the day time so night would be worse. After I got it back together I let it run and burn off all the junk on the new exhaust manifold. The engine seem to have a little more pep and responsiveness to it. I drove it for maybe 45 minutes in town on the interstate. When I'm rolling at 70 mph and I stomp on the gas it goes. So I'm pleased with the results of a new exhaust manifold and cleaning the intake. This morning I'm going to have a buddy from work follow me to the exhaust shop so I can get the new pipes put on.

I'll post pics Monday!
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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #138
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Thanks man. Yeah there is something there for everyone and how far you want to go depends on you. Skip is a real good guy and when we got in a jam he helped us big time. Being that you're open front and rear you'll just have to finesse the skinny pedal a little more and pick your lines carefully. The guy in the tan YJ in my pics was open with 31's and he was able to do quite a bit.
Thanks for the info. Cant wait to get my jeep off the pavement a little.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #139
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I am going to post more pics of the engine and new exhaust when I get it back next week. I did put the intake back together after cleaning it, the fuel rail, and the throttle body thoroughly. I replaced the o-rings and throttle body gasket of course. It runs great now and has a lot more spunk.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #140
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Well I finally picked up my jeep up after work today. Apparently it was ready Monday but they did not type my phone number in correctly so they left a message to someone else. I finally called today and found out what was going on.

I was pleased with the work. They ran it the way I asked and it's actually quieter now which I don't mind. The price wasn't too bad either. Here's a break down of cost for my new exhaust.

Manifold = $73.81
Magnaflow Catalytic Converter = $72.26
Exhaust shop who put it all in = $227.11

Total = $373.18

Not too bad. Now for pics.

Here's the engine back together.













Finally, as she sits today.

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Unread 02-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #141
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Here's a little side topic to my build. Which is actually another build of a 1953 M38 Willys Jeep. It's coming along very nicely and their is a good story behind it. The guy restoring it is wanting another jeep to replace the first one he had when he was still in school years ago. He said it was a lot of fun, none of the gauges worked, the ride was rough but he really enjoyed it. He ended up selling it because him and his wife had just married and needed some money to start out. He doesn't regret the decision but always wanted another. Well decades later after being in the military and retiring from Delta he's got his project. He works on it at a shop about a mile from my work. He goes to church with the mechanic that runs the shop and is good friends with my co-worker and friend (how I found out about it). We stopped by today after lunch to see the progress. He has allotted Tuesdays and Thursdays to just his jeep and that works well with his wife.

So far he's had almost all the parts powder coated, replaced all the hardware, having engine rebuilt by the mechanic, put new brake lines, seals and basically has a very complete chassis. He's going for a complete restore and has been going around the Eastern part of the country getting parts. He does have a gas can that his dad owned that he will mounting in the back. I'll be honest, his build is a lot cooler than mine. Now for pics.









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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #142
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I'm finally getting around to uploading my videos to Youtube. Here's me going up Cherry Bomb at Choccolocco Mountain. I have some more videos of my buddies I'll post later.

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Unread 02-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #143
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I went to help my buddy with his 8.8 and Eaton E-locker last night. I didn't really do much. He wanted me to give my blessing over his gear setup. He reused the 4.10's but just put the E-locker in. He copied the pattern and backlash from the factory setup so I had no qualms with it. Well I didn't like the gear patterns but he showed me the factory ones and they matched up almost identical.

Anyway my buddy gave me a TJ sound bar. I already have the stock one for my YJ but the TJ one has a dome light and it was free.





My jeep is getting a new windshield put in so it's at the glass shop. I was going to pick it up tomorrow but I have to go home and see my grandmother. She's not doing too well.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #144
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Your Jeep is coming along really nicely. I've been impressed with what you can do with it. I prefer to see what can be done with a streetable Jeep. If going wheeling involves putting your Jeep on a trailer, it's just not the same. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it's just much more impressive (to me anyway) to be able to take a nasty obstacle and then drive it home.

Loved the shots of the old Willy's. My brother has a '41 slat grill that was produced in the first week of production. My dad bought it about 25 years ago and it's always been a fun little ride. It has a whopping 40k miles on it (...I'm jealous of that. The mileage on my YJ is in line with yours, but mine only had 35k on it when I bought it). He's been gathering parts for it for a few years with the intention of a full restoration.

Best wishes for your grandmother and your family. I'm sure that there are several folks here who will keep you guys in their thoughts.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #145
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Your Jeep is coming along really nicely. I've been impressed with what you can do with it. I prefer to see what can be done with a streetable Jeep. If going wheeling involves putting your Jeep on a trailer, it's just not the same. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it's just much more impressive (to me anyway) to be able to take a nasty obstacle and then drive it home.

Loved the shots of the old Willy's. My brother has a '41 slat grill that was produced in the first week of production. My dad bought it about 25 years ago and it's always been a fun little ride. It has a whopping 40k miles on it (...I'm jealous of that. The mileage on my YJ is in line with yours, but mine only had 35k on it when I bought it). He's been gathering parts for it for a few years with the intention of a full restoration.

Best wishes for your grandmother and your family. I'm sure that there are several folks here who will keep you guys in their thoughts.
Thanks man I appreciate it. Hopefully things will go well.

Back to jeep stuff. I'd love to have a an old Willys jeep to restore or an old CJ-5. I do pride myself on being able to drive my jeep on the road and tackle the hard stuff but of course I take the risk if I really break but that's why I ride with friends.

I don't mind dinging my YJ up but I want it to be able to get me home without the elements on me and I do want it to look semi decent. So far I've been able to achieve that.

My future plans are to sell my CJ-7 hardtop and get a softopper. I always take the hardtop off and wheel without it so I have no protection beyond my bikini top when the weather gets nasty.
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Unread 02-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #146
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If your willing to sell your YJ sound bar I would be interested!!

Hope your Grandmother is doing good.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 03:52 AM   #147
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I really dig that old willys!

The videos you posted is cool too, do you happen to know what camera you guys used?
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Unread 02-23-2012, 06:43 AM   #148
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If your willing to sell your YJ sound bar I would be interested!!

Hope your Grandmother is doing good.
I'll let you know when I take it out. I am going to wait until I sell the hardtop.

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I really dig that old willys!

The videos you posted is cool too, do you happen to know what camera you guys used?
Thanks. That Willys is owned by a co-workers best friend. He's a really nice guy and I'm very interested in his build.

I used an iphone for the latest ones. The Gulches videos I had a Sony digital camera.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #149
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Well I got my jeep back from the glass shop. I had them glue my inner glass seal up because it was hanging down. I remember it doing that last time I had the glass replaced but this was pretty bad.

Well I had intended on fixing my radio but of course I didn't. I ended up pulling the radiator out and bolting my Taurus fan to it. When I first did the swap I zip tied it to test it out and lo and behold I didn't fix it the right way. So a couple weeks ago one side broke and my fan motor was rubbing on the water pump pulley. It was making a knocking sound. When the motor kicked on it pushed back into the motor.

My workspace.



Wear mark.



Installed with bolts I had lying around.

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Unread 02-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #150
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I haven't found any cables I can use for my radio antenna. I might be able to use the Chrysler adapter but I'm not sure. I sheared my old one clean off on a tree. I'm sure I posted pics a few pages back. I'm going to go to Autozone and see if I can find an adapter to the antenna itself.
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