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post #1 of 10 Old 09-17-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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How to start...

I should probably know how to do this but I dont... How can I start a engine without the wiring harness and steering column installed. It is in the frame still. Want to see if it runs before I pull it out.



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post #2 of 10 Old 09-17-2011, 09:24 PM
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Ground cable to the block, power to the positive side of the coil, ground to the negative side of the coil. If you still have a solinode or can wire a solinode (I would for safety) then cross the start terminal to spin the engine for start up. Prime the carb by filling the bowl if needed. If you don't have a solinode you can touch the positive cable directly to the start momentarily but be careful. AND of course have it where you can snatch the wire of the coil quickly if needed (a remote starter button works well for this, only runs if you hold the button). I don't think I forgot anything.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 12:54 AM
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What he said X2

Just beware, despite popular opinion, de-chroming your Jeep will not make it climb Everest, ford the Pacific, out run John Force, crawl up the side of the Grand Canyon, tow D-11 dozers out of the mud or even start every time for that matter. You need hi-steer for all that...
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 06:00 AM
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Moc, points or electronic ignition.
A new project?
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Kind of forgot the ignition... Didn't you?
Hammer, can I just connect the dizzy and ignition module and then power the module with 12V?
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Moc, points or electronic ignition.
A new project?
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Bill I guess you could say this is a new project of sorts. I found a nicely priced 5 early this week online. Talked to the wifey about it and got permission to buy it as long as she could go spend the same amount of money I was spending on something for herself. My initial intention was that it would make a good future project for my son and daughter so I negotiated a price and set up a meet. After doing so I started having some second thoughts about taking on another project when my current one has a long way to go still. Decided it was still worth buying and if I did not rehab it then I could part it out. Over the last month I have been toying with the idea of parting a jeep out as a test run to see if there was any money to be made doing it (both short/quick term and long/slow term) to fund my jeep problem.

Picked up the jeep and brought it home. After going though it yesterday I decided that it just was not a really good choice as a rehab future project for the kids.

So here I am.. Going to get it processed and cataloged over the next week. I have a friend with a 4 bay storage unit that I can use some space in for free to store big parts like frame, tub, axles, etc. Planning on having some parts for sale by next weekend.

After a month I am going to evaluate the cash & part flow and decide if I want to get in to parting or sell what I have and call it quits. I can never make as much parting as my company makes so this is just a hobby for jeep money. Wife said I can keep whatever I make so doing it and put it towards the jeep.

The engine was said to run. Was asking about starting it so if it did was going to sell it whole and if not going to pull the sell-able parts and scrap the rest.

This is what I got.. 1978 CJ5 258/t150/d20

Good points:
-Its all there
-Has hard top and doors. Going to clean and paint them before I sell. They are in decent shape.
-Has factory narrow trac's with factory 4.10's
-Tub has a clear title. The rear paz corner has been cut out but it came with a new patch panel. Other that the corner the tub is very solid. Going to weld the corner in, clean it up a little before I sell it.
-Windshield and one fender are bad but the rest of the body is in good shape.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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hot wire to coil, hot wire to starter, that all you need.
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Where are you located? Always looking for more places for parts for my 5.
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Is the hardtop glass or steel?
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Where are you located? Always looking for more places for parts for my 5.
I am in Shreveport. Will ship stuff.

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Is the hardtop glass or steel?
Hard top is a glass Classic top.

Thinking about paying to be a vendor for a month or so and posting and maintaining a list of everything I have for sale.

Will have some stuff for sale starting next week.

Thanks for the help on the engine guys. Going to try to fire it over next weekend.

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