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Unread 11-28-2011, 08:45 PM   #826
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Heck my TJ doesnt get 14 mpg lol.

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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #827
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14 highway!

Haha. Best I have gotten in the waggy was about 12mpg and that was between Las Vegas and Alamo, NV. I got closer to 13 on the way home from Ely though...but that was all down hill.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 08:00 AM   #828
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Hahah. I hear ya. I had an '89 Dodge Ramcharger that got 8mpg in the city and a 75 GMC k15 on 33s that got like 6-7 I swear. 10 bucks a day in gas and thats when gas was cheap.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 09:29 AM   #829
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Even a 1987+ would be a turrable DD.

These things had issues with vapor locking from the factory...brand new. The newest you could get would be a 1991, which is still carbureted, and will get about 14mpg....
My plan was to swap the entire drivetrain out of my 87xj (8.8 rear, lockers and stuff) into a waggy like this to get the reliability, efi, mpg and stuff but for now I can only wish my xj looked as good as this waggy. Though I still like it alot more than any 80's grand wag so that helps me feel better about my choice of vehicle lol.
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Unread 12-13-2011, 11:47 AM   #830
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no updates...just felt like posting in my thread to clear out the tumble weeds....

I've got a new sticker that I may put on the truck here soon...
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Unread 12-14-2011, 12:06 PM   #831
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Well, I felt bad about the jeep being so neglected, never getting driven, etc etc, so I decided to do something about it.

Last night I Fired it up, and took it out to do what it was TRULY made for.















































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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #832
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I don't see no bacon! Back to the store with you!
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Unread 12-14-2011, 03:05 PM   #833
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I don't see no bacon! Back to the store with you!
there is actually a pack of bacon in there. Not just any bacon either..."Thick Sliced Bacon"

mmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Unread 12-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #834
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there is actually a pack of bacon in there. Not just any bacon either..."Thick Sliced Bacon"

mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Good. Now wrap the bacon around some chicken, some asparagus, and somes burger patties, and grill it up! And don't forget the jalapenos!
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Unread 12-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #835
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Well, I felt bad about the jeep being so neglected, never getting driven, etc etc, so I decided to do something about it.
Last night I Fired it up, and took it out to do what it was TRULY made for.
You are getting old.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #836
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Good. Now wrap the bacon around some chicken, some asparagus, and somes burger patties, and grill it up! And don't forget the jalapenos!
I bought jelepenos as well and we had bacon wrapped chicken 2 nights ago for dinner, baked in a cream of chicken soup based sauce.

Bro, I'm way ahead of you!

Anyway, got my newest mod done! Big time work done tonight!!

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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #837
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hmmmph... BJ's never sent me a bumper sticker...
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:40 PM   #838
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hmmmph... BJ's never sent me a bumper sticker...
they be free, but you need to "add" one to your cart before you check out.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 10:58 PM   #839
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For the first time in a few months I bought a jeep part!
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Unread 12-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #840
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I think we have a problem....

Overall the cables look good...

the carb end matches up just fine..

but the pedal end..uh-oh!

Also, the hole in the firewall is square, not round. I'm guessing that seeing as 73 was somewhat of a cusp year, I got a later model accelerator cable, as the one I ordered was for a 70-73

Back to BJ's it goes.
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