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post #2191 of 2836 Old 09-01-2013, 03:36 PM
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I hope you didn't travel 3000 miles to drive over a culvert! And get hung up....


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post #2192 of 2836 Old 09-01-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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I hope you didn't travel 3000 miles to drive over a culvert! And get hung up....
Nope, only 1,330. That includes the 380 I have to drive to get home tomorrow.

Billy G.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2193 of 2836 Old 09-01-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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I did find this '73 CJ 5 for sale, no title. 258. 4WD hardware glass tub. $800 would have bought it, I offered $450.


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1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2194 of 2836 Old 09-05-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready for Silver Lake sand dunes at the end of the month. I thought it necessary to change to a less aggressive tire.
The tires I took off were 33/12.50/15 SS LTB's bias ply.
These are 35/12.50/15 BFG ALL TERRAIN radials.
This Jeep has 3" spring lift only. I had to cut 1.125" out of the rear wheel openings for clearance. The front fenders have already been cut .
I put the tires on at work, and didnt even balance them. At 50 mph I had no vibrations or problems .

Matt, I didn't have a chance to dial in the Q-jet. It was 95* every day, and by the time we got done wheeling for the day, I just wanted a beer or 3 and rest up for the next day.



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Also, I got my renewal notice a couple days ago. I am still getting a parse error every 4 or 5th post. And the picture issue still isn't working correctly. So I'm undecided as to if I will renew.
Wouldn't one think a Co. That owns a number of large websites could figure this stuff out.
The adds on the phone app, are small and not really annoying enough to care about.
Here's a screen shot of one of the adds, one add like this comes up before loading a new page. I don't know about you guys, but adds don't convince me to by anything. I scroll right by them and ingnore them.

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Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2195 of 2836 Old 09-05-2013, 05:29 PM
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Wish I could take my lil ol cj and join ya

86 cj7 496 powered 465/205 ton axles 38.5 boggers

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my...oject-1019388/
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post #2196 of 2836 Old 09-05-2013, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wish I could take my lil ol cj and join ya
That would be cool. The dunes are in Michigan, I'll be there on the 25 thru the 28th of this month. I hope to install a shift kit or manual valve body in the TH400 before I leave.

KW89425 just sent me this picture. This is some serious flex.

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Billy G.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2197 of 2836 Old 09-05-2013, 07:33 PM
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That would be cool. The dunes are in Michigan, I'll be there on the 25 thru the 28th of this month. I hope to install a shift kit or manual valve body in the TH400 before I leave.

KW89425 just sent me this picture. This is some serious flex.

Billy G.
Gotta love portal axles. It flexes that much just from the weight of the axle

Cheers!
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post #2198 of 2836 Old 09-05-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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I called my trusted tranny guy tonight. I'm taking the TH 400 to him on Wednesday next week for a going over, full manual valve body with 1st gear engine braking.
http://www.tciauto.com/tc/th400-full...ne-brakinghtml
Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2199 of 2836 Old 09-07-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the buggy that was with us at SMORR.

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B

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2200 of 2836 Old 09-09-2013, 11:25 AM
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Hey Billy! Open some PM space!

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
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post #2201 of 2836 Old 09-11-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Billy! Open some PM space!
Sorry Chris, I'm still trying to decide on renewing. And I can't delete PM's from my phone. Can you call me Friday night?

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2202 of 2836 Old 09-11-2013, 08:54 PM
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Sorry Chris, I'm still trying to decide on renewing...
Wha....??!?!

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But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!
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post #2203 of 2836 Old 09-11-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting Jeep work today. I took a TH400 tranny ( for a Quadratrac )to a trusted friend/ tranny guy and we installed a manual valve body. The manual valve body is just what is sounds like. It's still the same tranny, but, it must be shifted manually. Meaning move the shift lever by hand to change gears. So you just can't put it in drive and go.

One advantage of this is first gear engine brakeing on downhills. MoC would be the first to tell you, this is a huge plus on steep down hill trails.
It also functions as a shift kit to really firm up the shifts between gears ( read fast solid shifts, to the point of barking the tires when shifting on fast take off's.
Once a gear is selected or shifted into it will stay there, and not change until the shift lever is moved.
I have 3 th400's. one a friend gave me with Unknown miles or condition. one in the Jeep. And the one that came out of the black rust bucket with the snow plow and the 360 Jeep,
I chose the one from the black Jeep, based on info from the PO. And the correct choice it was. This tranny had $400 in upgraded Planetary and sun gears, the clutch discs' were like new, and a home brew shift kit that my friend said was top of the line.

The job took us 4 hours from start to finish. This included removing everything that could be removed from the tranny. I learned a metric crap ton of info. So much so I feel I could tear into one by myself.

When I asked how much I owed him for helping me, and he did most all the work, he said I didn't owe him anything!! Because I bought the parts, and he enjoyed the day. And I picked his brain all day.

I wasn't taking no for a answer, I gave him $250. I feel that still wasn't enough, for everything I learned, but he wouldn't take more.
He lost his daughter at 17 like I lost my son, so there is a special bond between us.

So in the next couple days I'll be swapping transmissions in the Jeep, and I'll think of him everytime I drive it.
Here's most of the internals on the bench in no Particular order. They didnt need to be, be knew where they all went.

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It was just a Incredible day!

He also told me all the things to watch for. And important tips when putting the tranny together. And what each part does.

I also learned about trans brakes, stall torque converters and why there important, adjusting the clutches in a top fuel funny car. ( so the tires don't break loose with 7000 horse power).

Bill

Edit, I know he won't read this post, but, thanks Charlie, your the best!

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #2204 of 2836 Old 09-11-2013, 09:12 PM
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I like this idea. May have to do this. Congrats on a great day, Bill.

Kerrdog
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But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!
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post #2205 of 2836 Old 09-11-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wha....??!?!
The owners took a good thing and screwed it up, I not happy about that.
The website won't resize pictures from my lap top, ( it didnt before either, i resized them when Paul told me how. and tells me my pictures have too many KB's from my phone, WTH its only a cell phone for crying out loud. . Not even to mention the parse errors that keep showing up.

So, did they fix anything, NOPE, only made it worse.

If you miss my avatar, I'll post this pic on every thread, ha just to use up their bandwidth ( or whatever is called)

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Care to pick your favorite?

Billy G.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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