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Unread 06-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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I bought a 71' Ford one time, just to get the engine (someone had swapped a 351C 4V engine into it back in the day) it had the same 2 barrel adapter on it that u bought with a 2150 on it, and the PO said it had sat in the middle of the field it was sitting in for the better part of the past 15 yrs, and all it had was a couple old rotted plastic bags covering the carb. Ran a make shift fuel line from a bottle of gas to the pump, threw a battery in and it fired right up to my surprise. I sold the engine, scrapped the truck, but i kept the little 2 barrel. Its sitting on the shelf in my shop. lol. Just thought i'd share.

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Unread 06-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #17
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The Saga Continues.....

I found a roll bar for $75 I thought it was a fair price.
I finished the brakes up this morning and bled them out.
it now STOPs great.
Driving not so much, its got some slop in the steering I think.
Could be the old tires too.
I couldn't stand the ratty look of the paint.
So I had to say it with kylon.
Primered it this morning till I ran out of paint.
4 Cans down and its nearly primered on the outside.
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Unread 06-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #18
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I drove it to work last night, its running better all the time.
Just needed some throttle time to limber it back up I think.
Driving is another story............................................. .
it is squirrely wanders and darts here and there.
I've got to get under it when time allows and examine all
the front end parts. I looked at it for a bit today.
Seems there is a little looseness in the drag link.
I'm sure the dry rotted tires don't help much either.
I put another 5 gallons of gas in it today and the
gas gauge started working. So thats a plus.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #19
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Well I got over being pissed off at the thing and decided to work on it today.
I actually got somewhere.
Yesterday I was digging around in the shop looking for an air chisel for dad and guess what I found.
Most of a Motorcraft 2100 in the welding cart. I'm a pack rat and rarely toss anything parts related.
So for giggles I decided to give the CJ some love.
I pulled it into the shop and pulled the 2150 I rebuilt, it has never ran just perfect but it ran.
So I took the parts I needed off the 2150 and added them to the 2100.
Cranked it over and it fired right up and settled into a nice idle, hmm, maybe I'm onto something.....
Well a quick ride down the road and it was actually running quite well, actually very well.
Something was just not right in the 2150, it ran but it had drive issues at steady throttle.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #20
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Looks like a fun/frustrating project so far. I'm glad things are getting better and better with it as you drive it.

As for the steering, my CJ5 was super squirrley, and it was all in the steering shaft, so I bought a borgeson steering shaft and it made my CJ steer like a bullet! They are pricey, but if you plan to wheel it, it'll be worth it.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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Looks like a fun/frustrating project so far. I'm glad things are getting better and better with it as you drive it.

As for the steering, my CJ5 was super squirrley, and it was all in the steering shaft, so I bought a borgeson steering shaft and it made my CJ steer like a bullet! They are pricey, but if you plan to wheel it, it'll be worth it.
The front end isn't bad now, I did change one worn out tie rod end, and adjusted the slack out of the steering box, now its drivable and not to bad.
Not sure I want to try it at 70 mph on the freeway though.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #22
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I don't believe the screen is factory. Toss it and rebuild the Carter.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 02:14 AM   #23
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The screen was a popular device suppose to increase gas mileage.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #24
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The screen was a popular device suppose to increase gas mileage.
I don't remember the screens, but during the 70s gas crunch, taping cow magnets to your fuel line was supposed to give you an extra hundred miles per gallon.

Nice write up Caish! Keep up the good work.
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Unread 07-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #25
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I'm trying to decide how I want to install mechanical gauges.
Mount them below the dash or drill holes on the dash for it.
I like the utilitarian look of simple single gauge in the middle,
but I really like to know WTF is going on with the engine and
not leave stuff to chance.
I'm going to put a tach on the column since I have it already.

I had an intermittent miss and trying to find it. I went back to
the basics.
Pull the plugs and re-gap to .035 for the sake of argument.
All six are burning perfect, a nice light tan color.
On to the points. Found an issue, the points screw was stripped
out. It would snug down but not tighten down. So off the bolt
bucket.....
Screw that, with 4 tool boxes on the shop there has to be a
screw here someplace. Bingo, found one that was actually
a JIS phillips screw.

Those that don't know, there is two different types of Phillips screw drivers. American and JIS.
Japanese Industrial Standard. You have to be careful you don't strip the screw head if you find one.
they are typically identifiable by the dimples on the head.
Sorry about that.....

So I ground it off cause it was twice as long as needed and got the points set to .017 (new points set to
.019, old points they say .016 ) and hooked up the vacuum gauge. Nice steady vacuum a little adjustment
on the dist to increase the vacuum and its good.
Off for the test drive again. Running quite good actually now, but there is a little miss at upper rpm still.
I haven't checked for a flat cam yet, but its got a little lifter tick. Torque is good it will move easily at idle
and easing out on the clutch.

I have no idea how much money I have thrown into this thing since I bought it. But I am sure glad to
have it where it seems I can drive it now.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #26
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I have no idea how much money I have thrown into this thing since I bought it. But I am sure glad to
have it where it seems I can drive it now.
I know how you feel. I drove mine for the first time in a month today. It almost kills me to have it down and off the road, but today is a good day!

Days like today seem to justify the money spent.
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Unread 08-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #27
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Money is tight right now just started new job and all that stuff.
I've been running around the place (14 acres) a little with Allis.
It fires up instantly without touching the throttle and I have the idle a little low too. Its not idling rich at all.
It will move easily with just feathering the clutch out. Then just
idle around without issue....

I used the CJ to rescue a 95 Chevy last week too.
Friend called and he was about a mile from the house with a tranny isssue.
The XJ was nearly out of gas so what to use to rescue him.....
Why the CJ is sitting there with1/4 tank, so I grabbed the chain and off I went.
We hooked the chain up and Allis without complaint started pulling. We went a bit up the road to get him turned around.
Then we took off for my place, he left the truck in Drive and
it was pulling like the brakes was on. I shifted into second
and Allis kept on pulling. It really pulled down on the hill....
But I didn't have to drop a gear.

With that in mind I've been thinking of a power upgrade.
Either 4.0 stroked to 4.5 or a Super bore to 4.8.
But I still have ruled out a head/cam swap on the 258?
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Unread 08-17-2012, 01:11 PM   #28
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Ever feel like you made a mistake?
I'm thinking I did with the lift that the PO gave me with it.
I was riding around the trail on my place and ran over a large square rock,
man was it rough, it compressed my back and hurt like heck it was so rough.
Its a rough country lift and I think you could stick 5000 lbs in the bed and
still not flex the springs........
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Unread 08-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #29
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Ever feel like you made a mistake?
I'm thinking I did with the lift that the PO gave me with it.
I was riding around the trail on my place and ran over a large square rock,
man was it rough, it compressed my back and hurt like heck it was so rough.
Its a rough country lift and I think you could stick 5000 lbs in the bed and
still not flex the springs........
I've heard those rough country springs are exactly what they say they are.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #30
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you never said how much you paid, I hope it wasnt over $800 or at least I didnt see where you said how much it was
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