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Unread 07-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #136
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Thanks. Decided not to rebuild. Just redo gaskets and paint and I will rebuild when I get the money later on.
Serious. My rebuild may end up costing me up to $3000

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Unread 07-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #137
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Well since I had so much down time because of the shipping fiasco with the axels, I decided I'd put a horn on the jeep, lord only knows why there isn't one, or a windshield wiper motor, or windshield fluid pump, or...

First thing I did was polish up the horn connections underneath the steering lock ring. I knew this connection was bad because my multimeter was giving me an intermittent tone when I shorted the two wires under the horn button. Pic 1

I then used the existing relay and wiring, and simply mounted a new set of hella horns to a modified Home Depot shelf bracket which I painted black. Pic 2 & 3

I topped it off with a new 13" grant GT polished steering wheel. Pic 4.

Now I have horns and an unbent steering wheel!
Ooo that's the wheel i want to replace my yacht wheel. thought about getting the grant steering wheel quick release anti-theft device?
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #138
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Serious. My rebuild may end up costing me up to $3000
Mine would be 700. I will do it later.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #139
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Ooo that's the wheel i want to replace my yacht wheel. thought about getting the grant steering wheel quick release anti-theft device?
Those old wheels are obnoxiously huge!

I haven't heard of a steering wheel quick release, i can imagine cruising through the grocery store, wheel in hand. haha

Some kind of antitheft would be nice at $100 a pop for those wheels.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #140
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Mine would be 700. I will do it later.
WHAT??

how so cheap?
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #141
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Big news!! I drove it to work today!!!!!!!

I was able to start her up last night after polishing up the drivetrain install and adding fluids to everything. She purred like a kitten, had absolutely no leaks or even moist spots from the new pan seal or rear main after 15 mins of idling!!!!! I'm so stoked that that stuff held up!! Its a great day! None of the drivetain leaked at all. I only had a couple drops of coolant form the drain port on my water neck. I'll drain some coolant and reseal that tonight.

You know what that means...? I officially have a leak free CJ!!! (for the moment anyway)

On another note, today was the first time I used the brakes since the YJ power brake conversion. The pedal pushes in almost to the floor while the jeep is off, but a half push while she is off and rolling will stop her dead in her tracks. While I was driving it, a feather of a push will start slowing her down, and a quarter push is a good stopping speed. I haven't locked up any wheels, but I have no doubts I can burn the front ones easy (front dist rear drum). So far, an excellent way to spend $120 on a CJ. I'm very pleased with the mod, and the best part is I still get great stopping power with the motor off for wheeling and such if I kill the motor up a hill.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #142
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WHAT??

how so cheap?
185 for boring and cleaning.
550 or so for engine rebuild kit.

Why is yours going to be so much?
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Unread 07-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #143
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Big news!! I drove it to work today!!!!!!!

I was able to start her up last night after polishing up the drivetrain install and adding fluids to everything. She purred like a kitten, had absolutely no leaks or even moist spots from the new pan seal or rear main after 15 mins of idling!!!!! I'm so stoked that that stuff held up!! Its a great day! None of the drivetain leaked at all. I only had a couple drops of coolant form the drain port on my water neck. I'll drain some coolant and reseal that tonight.

You know what that means...? I officially have a leak free CJ!!! (for the moment anyway)

On another note, today was the first time I used the brakes since the YJ power brake conversion. The pedal pushes in almost to the floor while the jeep is off, but a half push while she is off and rolling will stop her dead in her tracks. While I was driving it, a feather of a push will start slowing her down, and a quarter push is a good stopping speed. I haven't locked up any wheels, but I have no doubts I can burn the front ones easy (front dist rear drum). So far, an excellent way to spend $120 on a CJ. I'm very pleased with the mod, and the best part is I still get great stopping power with the motor off for wheeling and such if I kill the motor up a hill.
Congrats.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #144
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185 for boring and cleaning.
550 or so for engine rebuild kit.

Why is yours going to be so much?
~$800 to machine (grind crank, line hone mains, hone cam bearings, bore cylinders if needed, hone cylinders, mill block and heads, cut valve seats, new valve guides, rear main oiling mod, etc)

~$600 for rebuild kit parts
~$200 added onto parts kit for upgraded cam, lifters, and timing set

I might as well do motor MORE motor mounts, moroso oil pan, gotta buy water pump, valve covers, new carb for the added breathing of the cam, new headers, the list goes on
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Unread 07-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #145
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~$800 to machine (grind crank, line hone mains, hone cam bearings, bore cylinders if needed, hone cylinders, mill block and heads, cut valve seats, new valve guides, rear main oiling mod, etc)

~$600 for rebuild kit parts
~$200 added onto parts kit for upgraded cam, lifters, and timing set

I might as well do motor MORE motor mounts, moroso oil pan, gotta buy water pump, valve covers, new carb for the added breathing of the cam, new headers, the list goes on
Wow
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Unread 07-31-2012, 12:54 AM   #146
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I spoke too soon! When I got home I had a puddle under the CJ in a matter of minutes. Much to my happiness, it was the Dana 20 and not the oil pan or rear main.

So I jacked up the tranny, dropped the skid and the drive lines, pulled the twin sticks, pulled the speedo cable, drained the t case, unbolted it, and pulled it off. Again.

What I found made me feel stupid, as I knew it would. Only pics can really describe the oil leaks I haphazardly caused. It turns out the gasket lays right over the adapter bolt holes and makes a nice oil bridge.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 12:55 AM   #147
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At least you found the leak.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #148
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I was able to fix all this t case leaking BS by digging through the trash to find the gasket advance adapters sent me. I didn't use it because it was huge and clunky, but now I know why, I cleaned everything off and redid the gasket with fresh silicon on both sides and bolted the t case back up.

I felt a little gritty something in the bearings while I was removing the t case, and there was a good amount of dust on the drain magnet (especially for only having 20 miles on it). This concerns me a bit. I must have missed a pocket of sand while rinsing the case post sand blasting. But there was no dirt in the oil, so I don't know what is up. It drives smooth and nice, so...

I used a quart of 10w-40 I had laying around to flush the t case a but, and it didn't have dirt in it either. I dunno...

I refilled it and sealed it all up and bolted her all back together, I guess time will tell.

I had to expand a stripped skid frame nut to 7/16" to put the skid on last time so here's some pics of that.

Also, I built my own t case drop kit at ace hardware in town. The big nut has a spacer the same height internal so the whole thing is pretty beefy now. Its 1-1/16" drop for the t 18. The drop spacer in the middle is fake. SHHHHH! I didn't even have a frame nut there (dunno what happened) so its JB welded together.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 01:12 AM   #149
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One last post tonight, here's some pics you may like of the twin stick shaping, and the finished product.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 01:17 AM   #150
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One last post tonight, here's some pics you may like of the twin stick shaping, and the finished product.
Looks really good.
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