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Unread 02-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #46
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Well its been cold, so not much done but I did drive it to work the other day.
Its still there.
Not sure its the points or coil, or condensor.
I filed the points still no fire.
So I left it there and today I I ordered an HEI unit and wires
from Skip White Performance $50 for the Distributor.
So maybe in a couple days I'll get it home again.
I am actually hoping this cures a run issue I have,
Slight miss at idle and at light steady throttle.
On the plus side it removes so of the water crossing issues
that the points can have.....

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Unread 03-05-2013, 12:07 AM   #47
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Well, the CJ is sitting at work, where it quit.
So I went in last week on a cold day and sswapped in the HEI, but I got it out of time.
I didn't bring enough tools to make it work again.
So today.....
I grabbed the right tools and headed back to work,
pulled #1 plug and bumped it with a screw driver will I hit compression and then turned it
by hand till the timing mark hit TDC and verified it with the screw driver in the hole.
All was well, I thought, pulled the HEi back out and got it pointed at #1.
So a few cranks no start... Repeat still right, crank no start again.
so I hooked the timing light up and turned it over and I could see it was actualy about 5 degrees retarded..
Hmm, it should pop or something, so I adjusted till the timing light showed exactly 8* BTDC.
Still nothing, now dang it. I was getting pissed.
So I pushed the dist way past knowing it will grunt or should.
Nothing....
WTF the gauge shows 3/4 tank of gas.
So pull the air filter and pumped the carb, no gas What now.
So I happen to have a can i nthe back of the XJ and it had about a tea cup
of gas, so pour it in the carb and bump the start and it lives.
I look at the filter and see its blowing bubbles like its sucking air...
But its running.
So with it idling I notice 3 drops on the gravel lot.
I get to looking and the 40 year old plastic line had cracked right by the
motor mount, where it was clamped to the frame.
BINGO there is where its sucking air.
So that fixed it sat there idling better than it had since I got it.
The HEI cured two things.
One was a random miss at idle.
Second was a run issue at constant throttle.
Power feels up by 10% at least and runs like a new Engine.

So In my opinion the best upgrade anyone could make on a 258 is a nice new HEI
Distributor and good 8mm wires.
Total cost with shipping was $83....
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Unread 03-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #48
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Nothing like firing on all cylinders to make an engine run right.

I had a hole in my fuel line once. Would not idle past 2 min but ran fine. The hole was small enough not to be noticeable driving but at idle the fuel flow was so slow it sucked in more air than fuel.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #49
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Caish,

Great work so far.

A set of factory fender flares would really help finish the appearance, IMO.

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Unread 03-16-2013, 03:15 AM   #50
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Caish,

Great work so far.

A set of factory fender flares would really help finish the appearance, IMO.

Matt
Thanks, I actually like it without the flairs, but there a wet knee issue if its been raining,
. LoL.



Just a tidbit since I've had a chance to drive it to work a few days.
There is a hill that the XJ can not climb and maintain speed in 5th. I know its more cause of the 3.07 gears and overdrive. But I can say my 258 has more power and torque than the 4.0 renix in the XJ.
The XJ on the dirt and gravel accelerates smoothly without much concern for wheel spin.
The CJ 258 has so much more torque you better feather the throttle or else it wants to do little more than wheel spin.

Today a fellow I work with pulled up beside the CJ on the way to work in his Honda/Acura Civic I think it is, so I waved and pointed and floored it at about 60mph the CJ pulled away till I backed out because it started to wander....

I can say the same hill before it might have accelerated up it but not without any authority...
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:55 AM   #51
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With the short wheelbase of the CJ5 you need a way to carry essential items with you.
I do not care for bumper mount carriers and they are expensive to say the least.
So I drew this up. Carry two Jerry Cans (maybe one is faux to carry chains and such)
Then a Highlift jack between the cans and tire, and the lug wrench is held on
with a skull and bones.

I plan on adding aluminum diamond plate body armor on, and its 1/8" thick.
Then if I add a doubler on the inside, the body would be strong enough for this.

So what do you think?
its a very rough drawing, but its enough I can work from it in my head.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #52
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With the short wheelbase of the CJ5 you need a way to carry essential items with you.
I do not care for bumper mount carriers and they are expensive to say the least.
So I drew this up. Carry two Jerry Cans (maybe one is faux to carry chains and such)
Then a Highlift jack between the cans and tire, and the lug wrench is held on
with a skull and bones.

I plan on adding aluminum diamond plate body armor on, and its 1/8" thick.
Then if I add a doubler on the inside, the body would be strong enough for this.

So what do you think?
its a very rough drawing, but its enough I can work from it in my head.
Yeah, I think that'll rock! Especially if you reinforce it like you say.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #53
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Awesome build Caish. Keep up the great work Thinking about doing an HEI myself. Not much funds right now. retiring out of the AF in a year.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #54
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shackles

As the proud owner of a 1975 cj 5 that the previous owner had a 3 to four inch shackle lift on!
go back to stock shackles!!!!

I was scared to drive this thing at first and I am fearless.
Stock length shackles made it incredible on the road.
I went heavy duty on front and stock on back and I am happy.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #55
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that would be 1979 not 1975
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Unread 03-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #56
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As the proud owner of a 1975 cj 5 that the previous owner had a 3 to four inch shackle lift on!
go back to stock shackles!!!!

I was scared to drive this thing at first and I am fearless.
Stock length shackles made it incredible on the road.
I went heavy duty on front and stock on back and I am happy.
I actually cut those shackles down to near stock length and drilled new holes.
So all is good there, look at the latter pictures you will not see them.
I took these a few weeks ago.
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I do not like the new google+ albums but its where I've been puting pictures for a few years.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #57
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When I went to the old Bridge a couple weeks ago, I had to cross a downed Tree, no big deal right.
It was maybe 10 to 12" in diameter. But when I did I thought I felt the clutch go limp.
So I got to checking and sure enough there is a broke motor mount.
so I called O'Reillys and ordered a mount, when I priced it, I thought I heard them
wrong $3.xx each so I just assumed they looked at the wrong part, but I told them to order both
a Left and Right, just in case they're different.
We picked them up today, Sure enough it was under $8.
Got to be the cheapest parts I ever bought for the CJ.
So if you CJ has a 258, I would suggest calling O'Reillys and order a pair.
If you don't need them today toss them on the shelf in the garage one day you will.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #58
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Actually worked on Allis today,
Changed one motor mount that turned out to not be bad, but since I had a new one.
Someone previous to me chose to install the engine stand on drivers side with only one bolt.
So that let the engine rock up and down.
Well once I scrounged up some more bolts I found that the engine stand bottom bolts
did not line up on the holes.
So out came the drill and a 3/8" bit and drilled new holes for the bottom two.
All is happy now and the engine is solid to the frame on its mounts again.

Pictures from this eve.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #59
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Time for a spring-ectomey.
I've had enough of the rough country bone crushing back braking Springs.
So with a little time I fixed that.

Tell me why a 1/4 ton vehicle needs so many springs?

Count them 8 leafs!!!
So with reading a few other threads a month ago, I figured there was better things I could do with several hundred dollars than a YJ conversion.

So off came the u-Bolts.
and the center bolt nut.

Knowing that the shorter the spring the stiffer it is, so I removed three leaves. The short ones.
You have to take the shackle loose too, because you have to change the center bolt on the springs.

Not the best picture.

Its quite a bit thinner now.
You will need 5/16" 3" grade 8 bolts to replace the center pins.

So all finished, it feels good in the shop, I can stand on the bumper feel a little give now. Took it for a test drive around the field to find the back is 1000% better no bone jarring bumps, even hit a few rocks that was about 4" tall around and it was nice bump not a slam up and down.

I was trying to make them flex a little, they will droop now and that was not possible before.



The front is next, I'm thinking just two leafs on the front, but it wasn't as terrible as the back.

The parts left over.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #60
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just finished the front of the soft country conversion.
I removed three short leafs from the front packs like the rear.
this actually dropped the front 1/2" but it is worth it to get the
better ride.
Just a little test around the field tonight once everything checks out,
I'll cut the U bolts off sticking down.
So far its a net win for a nearly cost free improvement.



Here is the iron I removed from the spring packs.

Not the best picture in the not to bright shop but here is how it sits.

Lastly I was so late working on it today, I replaced all 4 u-bolts and the place that makes them didn't have any 1/2" in stock so had to wait for it to be delivered from Little Rock.
Then I found a set of YJ seats on Craigslist. All I really wanted as the back but it was a package deal.
If you have a back seat those things are like gold around here. $120 for the set with new sliders and all the belts. Doubt I will use the fronts.
I do plan on doing a color change on this back to Black.
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