I'm not getting many replies to the new thread, so I'm going to just keep going with this one.
Since getting the Jeep, I have replaced the battery, sat the back seat in the back (it didn't come with brackets, PO said it's a wrangler seat), cleaned the carburetor Venturi assembly, & replaced a couple of the gaskets in there. After getting it back together, I prayed it would fire up & idle. I MADE IDLE!!!!!!!
I decided to take it for a spin around the block. My wife said, "Do you know how to drive it?" I said yes & no, haha. I've driven a stick once before for a day, and wasn't very good at it. I figured I have to learn some time. Five stalls, 2 weird looks from neighbors, and my kidneys shook loose later, I pulled back into the carport. Whew.
I'm such a noob.
Totally embarrassed that I cannot drive it well, but confident that I'm going to be able to learn to drive it since I'm already learning how to fix it.
One thing I noticed before taking it for a spin... the blinkers do not work. I guess I'll have to track down the fuse and check that... then the wiring. Any tips?
Also, I picked up the hard top today form the PO. He didn't have any of the hardware to attach the top. Anyone know what size bolts and screws I need for this?
One last thing... I found a Jeep 4x4 shop about 15 miles from my house. Almost all the guy sells is Jeep stuff. I need to replace my front shocks (one of them is locked up). I can't remember what kind he said he sells, but he said they are about $40 a piece. The guy said he's had the shop for 50 years, but with the economy he's not sure he'll make it another 6 months. I may try to do as much business with him as I can. I may end up paying a little more, but I'd hate to see them close.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!