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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #31
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2.5 foot breaker + 6 foot extension. I can dead lift 300 or so pounds. Do the math. The engine is toast. No longer live at home where I keep it. All my tools are at work. have bills to pay, and not much time anymore to tinker with it. Appreciate the encouragement, but I know when its time to move on.

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Unread 10-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #32
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R.I.P Hammer.

Good luck, Jake. I hope your next project is more rewarding.

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Unread 10-15-2013, 05:55 AM   #33
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2.5 foot breaker + 6 foot extension. I can dead lift 300 or so pounds. Do the math. The engine is toast. No longer live at home where I keep it. All my tools are at work. have bills to pay, and not much time anymore to tinker with it. Appreciate the encouragement, but I know when its time to move on.

My little l head was the same. tried kerosene/ATF, PB Blaster. using heat nothing worked.
Then my girl's ex told me to try something called Corrosion Block. Boaters use it. I thought what the hell I'll give it a try.
Lets just say I am happy with a running Jeep now.

If you are 100% set on getting rid of it/ parting it out by all means good luck.
But if you have a small percent of you thinking you could try and get her running again, if not only for the fact someone will pay more for a running jeep, then I say try it.

All I did was spray some on the piston's and since I had the oil pan off I spray the crank and camshaft.


For the record I have no affiliation with the company or the product. Just a very happy customer.

http://www.corrosionblock.com

Just go to where to buy to find the closet or buy on line.

Just a thought, good luck with whatever you do.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #34
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Man hate to hear that. I do iknow where you're coming from though. My tan Jeep sat at my parents' house for 10 years while I lived 5 hours away. I thought about selling it several times, but looked at all I had in it, and realized that any money I got for it wouldn't be enough to do anything real exciting with, so I held on to it. In 2009 I went through a nasty divorce and moved back home (actually next door in my grandparents' old house). Been here 4 years, still have the tan Jeep, and now realize that the money I would have gotten for it would have been spent or the ex would have gotten half of it, so really glad I held onto it.

Depending on what you think you can get out of it, you could always throw a cover over it, put it up on blocks, and come back to it later. Watch CL for a cheap engine (I got an extra running 258 for $150 not too long ago, sold the carb and accessories for $140, have running long block for $10!)
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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #35
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My parents have told me they are considering getting it towed and junked after the new year...not sure if they are serious or trying to motivate me. I know they are tired of having it be an eyesore on their property.

Berettajeep - the product sounds good. However after doing some research on it, its about the same as transmission oil and mineral sprits mix. Thanks anyway.

WM69 - different situation, but its good you kept yours.
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