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post #16 of 28 Old 09-17-2013, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hi MH,

They are 33's. I bought a new MC and booster unit off of Ebay. It came with the bracket and prop valve set up for front disc and rear drum. I removed it for now and kept the stock prop valve. The jeep is currently apart in the garage and waiting for new sheet metal and paint. I took off work next week to get that done and already have everything I need. I'm hoping to also get the Monstaliner applied to the tub, and ChassisSaver to the underside. Cold weather is coming and I wanted to get the paint down ASAP. After its done, I won't have to be in as much of a rush to finish the remaining work. I will probably move it outside to free up the garage, finishing the rest over the next 6 months or so.

Thanks for the feedback.

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post #17 of 28 Old 09-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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when i bought my 83 fsm it was a 82 fsm thats in this link http://oljeep.com/edge_82_tsm.html
Then it came with a 83 supplement.Which covered newer emissions and other updates for the 83 year. Most of the 83 book was troubleshooting all the stuff that everyone has stripped off their Jeeps now.The 82 fsm covers everything mechanical for the 83 year.Either way between this link and the other one your covered

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post #18 of 28 Old 09-27-2013, 06:23 PM
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KMA,
Good stuff! What size/type booster? Is it an OEM or dual diaphragm? Sounds like you will be having fun with those projects. We got our first cold weather today. Let us know how it goes.

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post #19 of 28 Old 09-27-2013, 06:54 PM
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As a licensed 'Ham' radio operator, do you REALLY know what "KMA" means??
You may very well want to change you 'screen' name.
KMA=Kiss My Arse...OR..Keep Me Advised.............................
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post #20 of 28 Old 09-30-2013, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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MH, yes it is dual diaphram and no it is not OEM. I got a lot of work done this last week. New metal welded in, filler and primer applied. Hope to lay paint down in the next few days or so. I will most likely put up a build thread when I'm further along. I've been taking pics for posterity.

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As a licensed 'Ham' radio operator, do you REALLY know what "KMA" means??
You may very well want to change you 'screen' name.
KMA=Kiss My Arse...OR..Keep Me Advised.............................
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Lol I didn't know that... but I know what it means to me.

Are there really that many Ham operators on a jeep forum that I should be concerned?
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post #21 of 28 Old 10-01-2013, 09:05 PM
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Ham radio operators....military....old timers....on this forum maybe
I hope that it works. . Hopefully not for you.....but I had a problem with brakes sticking on with the corvette style MC. Just couldn't get it adjusted right. IIRC the lines go on the passenger side and the sizes for the lines are swapped....Could be wrong though. Bench bleed the MC and don't let it go dry when bleeding the brakes. I also opted for speed bleeders which made doing it by myself a lot easier.

I may get around to body work and paint one of these days

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post #22 of 28 Old 10-02-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, MC has been installed for a little while now... all good. Did it right during the install and came out nicely. Brakes now work, but I think the slave cylinder in the passenger side rear wheel is letting air in since I can't bleed it even with a vacuum pump. I have another one, just need to install it at some point once I get it finished painted.
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post #23 of 28 Old 07-18-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Well, the jeep is pretty much finished except for a few minor details/fixes. The only major item left is the T5 to TF999 swap I'll be starting as soon as the rebuild kit and remaining parts arrive. I went with the Lokar XATS6904BB tranny mounted shifter, which should keep the original look and is supposed to be a solid unit.

Anyway, it's definitely in way better shape than it was a year ago and I'm happy with how it turned out. I put a few hundred hours in it and learned a ton. The "before" pic attached shows some of the rusted out tub before adding new 18ga metal and Monstaliner.
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post #25 of 28 Old 10-13-2014, 08:31 AM
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Looked at your build post. Awesome!!

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post #26 of 28 Old 10-13-2014, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Looked at your build post. Awesome!!
Thanks MH. Appreciate it.
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post #27 of 28 Old 10-13-2014, 04:07 PM
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Dang good job on the work and the 'blog'.
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post #28 of 28 Old 10-16-2014, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Dang good job on the work and the 'blog'.
LG
Thanks LG. I wish I created the thread in the beginning and kept it updated. I've done a whole lot of repairs/updates/mods to the Jeep that aren't mentioned in my build thread. The good thing [for most people anyway] was that it was a "budget" project, so I had to come up with cheaper ways of getting things done. I've used these forums for getting so much information, and feel like I should've posted more of what I did in case it helped someone else down the road. Oh well... I'll try to add to it when I can. Thanks again.
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