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Unread 02-25-2014, 06:10 AM   #1021
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High Five Lou............. I like the way you think and do. We have similar YJ's and have traveled many of the same roads through their morphings. One thing that has pleased me much is the trans swap. After replacing the clutch slave cylinder the third time, I promised to upgrade to a 3550 on the next failure. It happened and I am so happy in that respect. After seeing your comment in another thread about the coolant fan, I will be heading in that direction too.

Great thread and trail rig ya have!
Thanks! I hope the cooling fan works just as well for you as it has for me.

I got back out to the garage last night and made some more progress. I bolted the hanger for the tailpipe to the frame, I put a ratchet strap around the front of the cat and the back of the Flowmaster so I could pull the pipes together and put a clamp on it. The exhaust seems pretty solid now and dumps out the back instead of on the 8.8 axle tube.

I also put in my clutch/hose/slave cylinder pre-bled kit. It worked flawlessly. I can't wait to shift on the road. I also put it in gear and shifted through the 4WD modes and true neutral is good to go.

I got over zealous though and wanted to check out the spring bushings. I found they are all crap and the metal sleeves were rusted and pitted. I have a few spare bushings but they were loose in the spring eyes and seemed pretty cheap. I will order some more here shortly. I also took out my center supports on my booms. I replaced the front ones with a SS bolt and nut on each plate to keep the shackle from inverting. Here is a crappy pic of the spring bushings and sleeve.

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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #1022
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I bought a 4 pack of the red bushings on Amazon. They've been good and they were cheap.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:06 AM   #1023
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I bought a 4 pack of the red bushings on Amazon. They've been good and they were cheap.
Got a Daystar kit off Amazon for (2) springs for $36. I plan on doing the back and the front at a later date.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 06:46 PM   #1024
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Got this jewel plumbed in today. Figured I would since I'm still waiting on the spring bushings.

I'm going to Raleigh tomorrow for a job interview so wish me luck!
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Unread 03-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #1025
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I'm going to Raleigh tomorrow for a job interview so wish me luck!
Best of luck to you man.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 07:00 PM   #1026
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Best of luck to you man.
Thanks Chris!
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #1027
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Got the jeep rolling last night. The speedo is not working but I think it's how I clocked it. Hopefully a simple fix.

Then I had a problem this morning. I was on my way to work and the engine sputtered and gave out. I was able to determine I was not getting spark. There is no spark from the coil which tells me it is the coil or the CPS.

I did clean the CPS while it was down and I was swapping bellhousings.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #1028
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I think I found my problem. I tested the coil and it was not in either range for the primary and secondary resistance and it has cracks in the casing. I guess after 310K miles its due.

Here are the values I got:

Primary: 1.6 ohms
Secondary: 9.32 kilo ohms.

My Haynes manual resistance values:

Diamond - Primary: 0.97 - 1.18 ohms, Secondary: 11.3 - 15.3 kilo ohms
Toyodenso - Primary: 0.95 - 1.20 ohms, Secondary 11.3 - 13.3 kilo ohms.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #1029
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Put a new Autozone coil in and it fired right up!
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Unread 03-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #1030
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Got me a job offer today from Duke Energy!

My start date is April 21st. My wife and I are really excited.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #1031
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Got me a job offer today from Duke Energy!

My start date is April 21st. My wife and I are really excited.
Congratulations!
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Unread 03-10-2014, 06:44 PM   #1032
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Got me a job offer today from Duke Energy!

My start date is April 21st. My wife and I are really excited.
Good job buddy!! My brother-in-law got his PE last year, he was a civil engineer for the state and they gave him a .25 hr raise and a pen. He said see ya!! Now he is a project manager for his father inlaws development/finance company making six figures.
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Congrats buddy. We need to together sometime when you get settled. Joe Dillard called me and told me he just moved to Va recently. Maybe the 3 of us can get together. Its been a couple yrs since I've had a beer with him.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 07:13 PM   #1034
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Congratulations!
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Good job buddy!! My brother-in-law got his PE last year, he was a civil engineer for the state and they gave him a .25 hr raise and a pen. He said see ya!! Now he is a project manager for his father inlaws development/finance company making six figures.
That's awesome! Once I start at Duke I'm going to sign up for the PE. I have enough years under a PE and my masters counts for one year. Hopefully they'll let me sit for it.

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Congrats buddy. We need to together sometime when you get settled. Joe Dillard called me and told me he just moved to Va recently. Maybe the 3 of us can get together. Its been a couple yrs since I've had a beer with him.
That sounds like a plan and I'm surprised Joe moved. Was it for work?

My start date is April 21st and my wife won't be moving until the end of June so I'm sure we can work something out. Maybe even a trip to Uwharrie for a camping/wheeling trip.

Just let me know.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 08:48 PM   #1035
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That's pretty sweet on the job. It's been neat watching your wife and you better yourselves. How long till you get the house and big garage?
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