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Unread 07-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #16
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Atta Boy, Jake. Stay with it. Glad to see you back.

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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #17
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Unread 07-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #18
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Glad to hear that you're thinking about finishing her up. Thought that you may have left the jeeping community after you wanted to sell a bunch of stuff off some years back. Be nice to have you at the forum too!
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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #19
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Got my rebuild kit! Nice day so I wrenched on it some today.

Gummed up and build up everywhere, soaking and putting it back together next weekend. Going to flush the fuel lines and electric fuel pump I installed too. This is a start.























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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #20
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Glad to hear that you're thinking about finishing her up. Thought that you may have left the jeeping community after you wanted to sell a bunch of stuff off some years back. Be nice to have you at the forum too!
No I was just busy trying to figure things out. Found my happy place

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Unread 08-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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welcome back Jake! Haven't seen you since the Snow-In a few years ago.... looking forward into seeing you around again!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #22
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Tag. Welcome back. Glad to see you're gonna finish her!
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Unread 08-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #23
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Its a Jeep Thing.

Got the carburetor rebuilt. Easy job. Installed it and got to trying to start it....long story short the engines locked up.

Got the cylinders soaking. Till next weekend. Video bellow explains what happened today...
















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Unread 08-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #24
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Due to the nasty weather, not breaking the engine free this weekend. There's always next weekend though!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #25
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Sorry to say I tired my best and failed.

After rebuilding the Solex and then trying to start it, the engine was locked.

How locked? 2.5 foot breaker and a 6 foot cheater bar. Snapped my tool.

Tried dragging it, all 4 wheels just locked.

Soaked the cylinders, did everything right.

Fear that the engine may have been cracked since day 1. Only thing that would explain the running issues I had had over the years with it.

Firmly decided over the last couple months to part it out. Have a set price for the entire project as is. Almost everything is new or rebuilt on it.

Learning experience is what it was. My informal college education which lead me to the career path I am on now. Professional mechanic and proud of everyone I met along the way to teach me and learn new things every day.

Knowing this project is going to waste everyday hurts, and I kick myself around for the mistakes I made during the last 7+ years working on it. Then remember you don't learn anything unless you make mistakes. This project was not a mistake, rather the start for more to come.

Last picture of the Hammer I will be posting. Cheers, and thank you all for everything.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #26
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Sorry to say I tired my best and failed.

After rebuilding the Solex and then trying to start it, the engine was locked.

How locked? 2.5 foot breaker and a 6 foot cheater bar. Snapped my tool.

Tried dragging it, all 4 wheels just locked.

Soaked the cylinders, did everything right.

Fear that the engine may have been cracked since day 1. Only thing that would explain the running issues I had had over the years with it.

Firmly decided over the last couple months to part it out. Have a set price for the entire project as is. Almost everything is new or rebuilt on it.

Learning experience is what it was. My informal college education which lead me to the career path I am on now. Professional mechanic and proud of everyone I met along the way to teach me and learn new things every day.

Knowing this project is going to waste everyday hurts, and I kick myself around for the mistakes I made during the last 7+ years working on it. Then remember you don't learn anything unless you make mistakes. This project was not a mistake, rather the start for more to come.

Last picture of the Hammer I will be posting. Cheers, and thank you all for everything.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #27
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Whoa whoa, once a jeeper always a jeeper, no? Pull that pig out and tear it apart! If its really ****, too bad time to drop a 4bt diesel in! Don't give up man!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #28
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New Jeep project coming soon. This one no longer have time, money or facility for.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #29
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Fill those cylinders up with atf and leave it for a few days
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #30
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got my cj7 with a seized engine, now my but is seized to driver seat because its too fun to stop
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