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Unread 07-07-2012, 01:40 AM   #46
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So I was going to take the girlfriend on a trip around Lake Tahoe a few days ago, so I figured I'd give the transmission and transfer case a fluid change. The t18 went easy with my patented pneumatic fluid transfer system, but I found about 1/2 cup of oil in the Dana 20, so I figured it put some fluid in a drive until I have the funds for the rebuild kit from Novak. Well the gear oil was pouring out of it from all angles after I filled it, so no Tahoe trip. I pulled the Dana 20, the transmission, the bell housing, the clutch and the flywheel. I figure I'll clean seal and paint everything while it apart and I'm waiting for funds. I pulled the t18 using a come-a-long in the rafters, which was super easy with the use of some straps from Home Depot bolted to the top cover. I also managed to disassemble the Dana 20 without too much effort over the last few days. A major cleaning is now in order, so I bought a harbor freight sand blaster, a mask, and some goggles. Here are some pics of the patients and my fluid transfer system

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Unread 07-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #47
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Get a gasket set for the Dana 20 on eBay for 20 bucks it comes with everything you need for an overhaul. I did that a few weeks ago.
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Unread 07-07-2012, 01:56 AM   #48
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How did you find tuning steps? I'm rebuilding my 304 as you know and I will need those eventually.
JeepHammer's tuning is for Holley carbs, and the motorcraft carb is made by Holley, so you are in luck! I found his info in a post about offroad carb tuning, and I can't find it again. I found another website that says the same thing as JeepHammer. So give it a try. The timing tuning I used with the vac gauge is something I researched independent of the carb site. It's meant to be a quick setup, not a completely perfect one.

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Unread 07-07-2012, 02:05 AM   #49
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Cool thank you.
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Unread 07-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #50
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I went ahead and took my flywheel and clutch off to get at the rear main a little easier. It looks like my clutch is very new! This pleases me a lot! I also inspected the teeth on my flywheel for chipping or wear. I found that the teeth themselves were in great condition, but there was a fair amount of wear on the starter side of the teeth from an old, wore out starter motor. These spots don't look bad enough for me to worry about replacing anything there, plus the starter is fairly new, so it all checks out! I couldn't find my marker, so I put a couple little scratches on the crank and flywheel to mark how they went together.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #51
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I used two cans of gunk gel engine cleaner on my motor over the weekend, I've used the foam before and thought it was junk. The gel, however, really kicked some serious butt! I should have taken a before and after shot. It's not all the way clean by any stretch, but the cleaner dealt some hefty damage. Once that was done, and dry, I dropped the oil pan and set it aside while I did the rear main seal. I'll leave the post of the seal for another day. I took the time to wire wheel my pan and sand blast the area the wheel couldn't reach. Once it was pretty and clean, I washed it all out with the hose, sand blasting is some dirty work. I then sprayed it down with brake cleaner and primed it. There is one spot on the pan where there's a glossy line in the primer, looks like the brake clean left something behind, I'll sand that part out so it's ready when my AMC blue paint gets here.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #52
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I had to peel my carpet back off the floorboards to get at my transmission cover to lower the tranny. I knew all carpet kits come standard with rust, so I wasn't surprised to find rust on the driver side, but the passenger actually look great . While I was fumbling around in the floorboards, I noticed some wetness on my steering column and firewall. I traced it to the master cylinder. So I pulled off the MC and pulled the plunger out to find it all corroded. I figured now is the time for the YJ power brake upgrade. So I bought one from the local junk yard. I had to chop the input shaft and add length to it (most have to subtract). I also had to buy adapters for the MC fittings. I figured I'd prep and prime the firewall so it won't rust behind the bracket from the leaks.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #53
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I got a question for ya. When you want to paint an engine do you do it at it is apart on all together?
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Unread 07-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #54
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I got a question for ya. When you want to paint an engine do you do it at it is apart on all together?
If you paint each part separate, it looks more professional, but it's also a pain. A lot of people paint them all assembled, and it looks fine, but you can see the paint on the gaskets and the sealer. It's all about how much time you want to spend. Just make sure it's clean and it'll work out nice
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Unread 07-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #55
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That T-18 is a heavy SOB, no? I scored a NOVAK built T-18 w/adapter to my Dana 20 case for $650 w/500 miles on it. The guy decided to go TH400 for Crawlin. Even threw me the shift cane a month later when I realized I needed it. For free! Sent him cash to cover the postage and have few on me. Great guys to deal w/here!
BTW ya may want to list that spreadbore here/ebay and get a few bucks. Will a Quadrajet fit it? Lots of guys here swear by Q-jets. Maybe an open adapter would cure any issues for a q-jet. Sorry, the spreadbore FU in this jeeper is not strong. Hey, if your saving for NOVAK, I'd even be selling my plasma!
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Unread 07-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #56
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If you paint each part separate, it looks more professional, but it's also a pain. A lot of people paint them all assembled, and it looks fine, but you can see the paint on the gaskets and the sealer. It's all about how much time you want to spend. Just make sure it's clean and it'll work out nice
Thanks I think I will do it apart.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #57
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That T-18 is a heavy SOB, no? I scored a NOVAK built T-18 w/adapter to my Dana 20 case for $650 w/500 miles on it. The guy decided to go TH400 for Crawlin. Even threw me the shift cane a month later when I realized I needed it. For free! Sent him cash to cover the postage and have few on me. Great guys to deal w/here!
BTW ya may want to list that spreadbore here/ebay and get a few bucks. Will a Quadrajet fit it? Lots of guys here swear by Q-jets. Maybe an open adapter would cure any issues for a q-jet. Sorry, the spreadbore FU in this jeeper is not strong. Hey, if your saving for NOVAK, I'd even be selling my plasma!
Looking good.
The t18 is retarded heavy!!! Like 145lbs!!! It has a brand new advance adapters output shaft for the Dana 20. Turns out its an early ford (post 1967) t18. Everything looks good inside, so I didn't rebuild it. I'm just going to reseal everything and clean and paint it.

It's too bad the intake only accepts motorcraft spreadbore, basically nobody wants them because they aren't compatible with Qjets. I don't think I could get a whole lot for it.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 08:42 PM   #58
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The t18 is retarded heavy!!! Like 145lbs!!! It has a brand new advance adapters output shaft for the Dana 20. Turns out its an early ford (post 1967) t18. Everything looks good inside, so I didn't rebuild it. I'm just going to reseal everything and clean and paint it.

It's too bad the intake only accepts motorcraft spreadbore, basically nobody wants them because they aren't compatible with Qjets. I don't think I could get a whole lot for it.
I happy for you that you don't have to rebuild the tranny. That's a ***** I think you saw mine before.

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Unread 07-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #59
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I happy for you that you don't have to rebuild the tranny. That's a ***** I think you saw mine before.
So... Much... Rust...! I saw how shiny you got it, are you gonna rebuild it?
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Unread 07-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #60
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So... Much... Rust...! I saw how shiny you got it, are you gonna rebuild it?
Already did it took about a week.
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