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Unread 01-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #991
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Well I went to the junkyard today and didn't have much luck. I was hunting a steel 4.0L valve cover from a newer Cherokee or Grand Cherokee. It seems like I saw them everywhere when I didn't need one. Well I found a couple but the grommets were damaged and/or the fittings were broken/gone and no plumbing to the airbox or intake manifold so I'll wait. Strangely enough, I popped the hood on the jeep and noticed the fresh air hose was oily. I changed the oil a week ago and it seemed to have it on fresh air tube. So I may need one. I will probably just wait a while and go back to pull-a-part after they get more Cherokees in.



I also saw these at the Pull-a-part. Very surprised. One was a '52 and the other a '58.





I noticed on the '52 it had coils and leafs. Weird.





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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #992
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I'm working on getting a complete external slave kit minus the slave cylinder from StanF on the site. Still waiting on my true neutral plate.

Here is what StanF was selling:

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Unread 01-26-2014, 06:47 PM   #993
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Been getting more traction on the jeep. I bought a new stock tail pipe from Autozone for $25.99 plus tax. It will be here tomorrow. I got it because I chopped my tail pipe right above the rear axle because the first wheeling trip I went on after getting the exhaust redone I backed off a hill and the tail pipe caught the dirt and bent down 90 degrees. Luckily a buddy of mine had a battery powered angle grinder with a cut off wheel.



I also took some stickers off today because they were peeling around the edge and faded.

How it looked:



Now:



I also added one. Used to have this one on my old windshield...two windshields ago to be precise.



I also cleaned up the Saab inline radiator hose adapter. I want to put the Porsche temp switch to control my low and high fan speeds.

How it looked:



Cleaned:

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Unread 01-26-2014, 07:21 PM   #994
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Looks good Lou. Keep ticking away at it.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 08:20 PM   #995
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Looks good Lou. Keep ticking away at it.
Thanks Chris. I also bought a slave cylinder and hose off eBay for $22 shipped so I can have spare parts until I can get a complete master/slave unit.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #996
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Picked up my tail pipe and painted the Saab hose adapter.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #997
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Interesting weather today. It started snowing at 11am and it hasn't stopped yet. Luckily I drove the jeep today as the roads weren't too great.

My jeep at lunch:



My jeep when I went home (notice headlights):




I got home and pulled the honda into the garage and off the road so no one would slide into it:

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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:30 PM   #998
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Its been crazy here too. freezing rain and snow. Stay safe brother.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 06:12 AM   #999
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You got the good end of the storm, we didn't get quite that much.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 06:24 AM   #1000
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I was wondering if I should try to put some beefier parts in my NP231J since I'm putting in the true neutral shift mode selector?

I was thinking about snagging an NP231C in hopes of getting a wider chain and maybe a beefier planetary gear set but I'm thinking it may be more trouble doing that. I've never had a problem with strength on my NP231J but I am toying with the idea because I will have mine apart. I also do not want to put a 2Lo kit or 4 to 1 either, the money isn't there yet. If I went that route I would just get an Atlas.

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Be careful about an Atlas. I thought the same thing so I bought one. They are huge. Had to redo the exhaust and rear driveshaft. Cost a lot of time and money on top of the case. Wish I had just upgraded my D300
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Unread 01-30-2014, 09:06 PM   #1001
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Be careful about an Atlas. I thought the same thing so I bought one. They are huge. Had to redo the exhaust and rear driveshaft. Cost a lot of time and money on top of the case. Wish I had just upgraded my D300
Most definitely. An Atlas is in the distant future for me if I ever get to that level. I would much rather build a D300 if I could find one.

In other news, I got my AX-15 external slave parts in the mail (thanks StanF). I also got my Beck Arnley thermal switch for my Taurus fan. I currently have a Hayden probe and adjustable thermostat to control the low speed. The high speed is run off a switch in the dash. This thermal switch will control both the high and low speed and will thread into a Saab hose adapter that I plan to put inline on the upper radiator hose.

I also called the PORC rep about my true neutral plate I ordered nearly 4 weeks ago. He checked and didn't think it actually shipped so he got one out yesterday. Should be here tomorrow or Saturday. Lucky me the weather should be warming up too.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:55 PM   #1002
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Oky doky. I started tearing into the jeep this past Sunday and worked on it last night as well.

Finally got my true neutral plate in the mail.



Got the t-case and the AX-15 out.



I then separated the bellhousing. It was fairly nasty but nothing out of the ordinary.



Here is the transmission setup for me to take the front bearing retainer plate off.



Off.



Here is a shot of the pilot bearing. It's actually in better shape than I remember.



Here is a shot of the clutch disc. This clutch is a kit from Autozone and has a lifetime warranty so I may take it back and try to swap it out. That will give me a fresh clutch disc and pressure plate. I bought an external slave cylinder and master on ebay thinking I can make it work with my existing hose but I may just buy a new slave/master kit.



I was also able to tear into the t-case. I found the yoke nut on the rear output was not very tight. I will probably put the t-case back together first. It's fairly simple at this point.

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Unread 02-04-2014, 07:00 PM   #1003
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Here's a question that I think I already know the answer to.

My AX-15 input shaft has a little play in it. Enough to where I can give it a tiny wiggle but not much. However, the input seal is still keeping it sealed. I don't particularly want to rebuild the AX-15 at this point. How much play is too much and since I'm putting a new pilot bearing in should I tear it down anyway?

My thought is to put a new input shaft seal in, new pilot bearing and clutch kit and let it ride until it craps out or needs a rebuild. At that point, I would probably get a donor transmission to install and rebuild the AX-15.

Thoughts?
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Unread 02-05-2014, 08:00 PM   #1004
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I haven't made much more progress on the jeep but I did go get some parts. I actually replaced the clutch back in August of 2004 and bought the kit from Autozone with a lifetime warranty. It took a little while to find the warranty information but the guys at the Zone were great. Anyway, I got a brand new clutch kit that included (2) pilot bearings so one has to fit. I also bought a throwout bearing for a '95 YJ with a lifetime warranty and a new seal for the input shaft of the AX-15.

By the way, does anyone need a brand new internal slave/hydraulic throwout bearing?



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Unread 02-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #1005
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Got the new front plate on the AX-15. I also cleaned the external slave bellhousing and man was it sludgy. The t-case is back together and ready.

I need to put a new tailpipe on the exhaust so I may do that before I put the drivetrain back in since I have so much room right now.
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