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post #76 of 707 Old 03-30-2012, 04:02 PM
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Very nice work! Can't believe I missed this thread till now. How did you get your intake manifold so clean? I am not have luck with chemicals. I tried walnut shell blasting and that did nothing.

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post #77 of 707 Old 03-30-2012, 06:21 PM
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Very nice work! Can't believe I missed this thread till now. How did you get your intake manifold so clean? I am not have luck with chemicals. I tried walnut shell blasting and that did nothing.

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I'm not saying that he did this, but try a can of Eastwood's Detail Gray or Aluma blast. Awesome stuff and makes cast iron and aluminum parts look like they were just cast from the factory. If you look at the last page of my build thread you will see a couple of pics of my trans/transfer case and bell housing painted with them.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/83...-pics-1429955/

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post #78 of 707 Old 04-01-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well your right on. After I sandblasted it, using Quikrete medium sand from Lowe's, I wiped it down and sprayed it with several coats of Eastwood Alum-blast. I'll spray it on my tranny as well, and parts pf the tcase.
http://www.eastwood.com/ew-aluma-blast-set.html

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post #79 of 707 Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Testing. This pic wasn't showing up now in post #72. Don't know if it was just me or no one can see the image.

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post #80 of 707 Old 04-02-2012, 08:03 AM
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Testing. This pic wasn't showing up now in post #72. Don't know if it was just me or no one can see the image.
Nope, not showing.

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post #81 of 707 Old 04-02-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure why it won't. It did last friday. There should be 3 identical pics in the post above.

I uploaded it again and now it works. Damn internet!


edit: now it's using a photobucket image instead!

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post #82 of 707 Old 04-18-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Not much new happening to write about but I’ll post a few pictures. Been working on cleaning up and painting engine bay peripherals and brackets, and doing little odds and ends. I figure they have to get done sometime and it’s less I’ll have to do later once I’m putting it all back together and need that part. Starting to address the tranny and t-case and change those fluids and any worn parts. No rebuild or disassembly for them. Also have been removing the axles from the old frame and suspension so I can sandblast those and have some work done on them.
I had to repair a rubber boot on the back of the power brake booster that had the end rotted off. I used a bike innertube and pinched the ends shut some with zip ties. It’s not totally sealed but pretty close and much better than it has been lately.
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Here’s the pass. side of the engine. Not much to mount there. I’m leaving the other side bare for now so I don’t have the added weight of the manifolds setting on the engine stand that I don’t have a ton of faith in, plus it’s a 3 wheeled one and not 4, so the tipping factor is there. And it’ll be easier to maneuver into the frame to mount. I had all the black brackets and a pulley powder coated.
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Brush painted some parts with POR-15 and BlackCote that will mount to the frame.
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Misc. cleaned and painted engine bay parts.
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Did I miss it........... or did you ever decide what to do about that cracked piston? Bulltear forged, in case you wanna run Nitrous. In case you're late for Church!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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I did replace it with just a NAPA Sealed Power cast piston. Used the old rings, lightly honed the cylinder.

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That engine sure looks great!! Nice work.
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post #86 of 707 Old 04-18-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jim. I wish I had a better 4 legged stand cause I'd love to put everything back on it then set it out of the way. Then it's all done and taking up less space. I can't wait to see what it'll look like too! But I guess it's like everyone says when havin' a baby, "I don't care whether it's good lookin' or not, as long as it runs, that's what matters!"

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That's a beautiful Jeep and an awesome build thread, sir!

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Thank you SDWNDR. I can't wait till it's drivable once again.

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I’m still chuggin’ away at things. The down side to rebuilding a Jeep is that somehow it makes time go by faster than ever. I don’t believe I’ll meet my July goal so I’ve moved it to September.
Still working on the smaller stuff, cleaning repairing or painting. I put a poly gas tank in years ago after replacing 2 metal tanks before that due to rust (there’s that word again), but the top of the sending unit is still metal and looking a bit shabby, as is the ground wire to the frame.
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The tab connector for the wire seems to be spot welded fast and is still holding on well (at least for now) so I figured I’d just cut the old wire off and solder a new one on. I kept a short piece of the old wire on it to wrap around the new one. I was able to pry open the top 2 crimping legs to slide the new (heavier gauge) wire into it, then I wrapped the old wire around it and soldered them together.
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Then I took a copper ground crimp used for solid strand home wiring (Romex type) and slide that down over the soldered connection and crimped it. That should keep the old tab, which was just a spade terminal bent 90*, from being easily bent and snapped off. Then it all got a coating of POR15 to stop the rust. I'm pretty sure I'm going to put an access panel in the bed directly above the sending unit, so when it goes bad it'll be soooo much easier replacing it.
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I’ve also been working on the transmission. I didn’t want to have it tore down this far without taking a look inside just to make sure everything was fine and I wouldn’t be taking it back out anytime soon (I hope). Everything looked good inside and no metal shavings.
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This was a rebuilt T-4 from 1992 when my original trannies one shaft snapped when I downshifted from 4th to 3rd going up a mountain highway (still the 2.73 diff. gears) and I lost 3rd and 4th. So it’s not my original unit. I sprayed out the inside of the case with brake kleen and everything looked okay. I am replacing the shifter fork boots/pads (blue –in pic above) at the suggestion of fredrok, whom seems to be the resident guy who knows transmissions. I also had discovered a small bit of gear oil between the trans. and t-case when I separated the two. Further inspection showed the lip of the rear output shaft seal was deformed so I replaced that seal.
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Beyond that I cleaned up the case and gave it a shot of Eastwood’s Aluma-Blast paint and she got checked off the list. Oh, and I replaced the shifter cane’s isolator and clip, which was broken. These are the kind of parts where your stuck buying them from Crown or Omix-ada cause no one else makes them! But hey, they’ll work.
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I also cleaned up the torque arm and replaced the mount and bushings with poly ones.
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Then I moved on to the Dana 300 transfer case. Again, nothing wrong there but I’d be remiss if I didn’t open that up and take a peek inside. I swear when I drained the oil out it looked brand new, that gold translucent look. Nothing wrong there so simply a scrubbin’ and some paint. I had already sandblasted it a few weeks back.
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post #90 of 707 Old 05-04-2012, 02:39 PM
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Nice! I still don't have a big enough set to open my tranny or Tcase. I closed my eyes and "hopin" they're good. Good to have that one checked off...

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