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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #46
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These Jeep projects seem to multiply like rabbits, don't they?

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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #47
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Well... I have a ton of stuff coming for the front end..... And my little girl asked me if this could be a daughter/daddy project. She is excited!

But, new issue...

I have oil, or oil like substance, coming from the cross member. Pretty decent amount, LOOKS like oil. Thinner than gear oil.

Could be dripping down from the valve cover, which I know I have, but I don't see it being that much. Is there a common leak on these? I don't think it is the transfer case.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #48
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Hmm - any way you can get a picture of where you mean? You could have a leaky front output shaft of your T-case. Could be your transmission leaking from a crack or something, or it could be blowback from your valve cover/RMS/oil pan gasket leak. Imagine driving down the road and that leak gets all blown back to your belly pan. Does it smell like gear oil?
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #49
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I will do my best. Interestingly, I drove it to work today, and it isn't dripping like it was at the house. The difference is, at my house it sat for days without moving, and obviously, driving to work it warmed up and/or slung all of it off.

To be honest, it is so dirty from the leak (where ever it is) that it is hard to see where it is coming from.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #50
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Time for a trip to the DIY car wash and blast that junk off.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #51
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Yep, I agree.

I plan on doing all the front end work this weekend....oh and trying to figure out where a piece of metal goes. It fell down on my shin while driving home last night from under the dash.

I would attach pics, but they arn't uploading for some reason.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #52
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Just a quick update....

Spent the weekend replacing the RMS, oil pan gasket, Valve cover Gasket, Motor mounts, Coolant temp sender, oil psi sender, belts, radiator hoses and thermo, heater core and upgraded blower, heavy duty tie rod and drag bar, H1 steering gear, P/S pump and new hoses, steering brace and HD Mount, brakes, and fuel sending unit.

I'm tired and still have more left to do...
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Unread 02-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #53
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This is the mystery bracket....Any help would be appreciated.

I'll update the results of all my work soon so that anyone doing the same work can refer to this thread just for another's experience and point of view.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #54
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Bill,

AFAIK...I don't have one on my '79. But I haven't tore my dash apart yet so maybe there's one hiding up there somewhere?

Anyhow, you sure got a lot done on your daughter's Jeep this weekend. Was she in the garage playing straw boss?

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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #55
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Bill,

AFAIK...I don't have one on my '79. But I haven't tore my dash apart yet so maybe there's one hiding up there somewhere?

Anyhow, you sure got a lot done on your daughter's Jeep this weekend. Was she in the garage playing straw boss?

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HAHA, she was a good tool girl. She asked questions...mainly "daddy, is that supposed to go there??" when I had to give the tie rod ends a few love taps to get them to drop out. And, she made me scrub the undercarriage real good. I couldn't ask for more...she always helped me on the race car when I changed tire sets, so it was good for the 2 of use to get back in there together.

I don't have another jeep to reference right now, but I sure would like to know where that mystery piece came from....
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #56
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Just an update...TeamRush upgrade done, and boy was it an improvement!!

Wednesday I will be putting Howell fuel injection on, and figuring out what parts of the nutter bypass can be done.

next up....gears and amc20 strengthening, and yj spring conversion.
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Stock gears for now.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #57
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Glad to see your project coming along
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Unread 03-10-2013, 11:53 PM   #58
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Okay, Just a quick update with some pics....if they cooperate.

Did the Howell Fuel Injection, took my time and enjoyed some decent temps, took a few days off to do it. Had a buddy help me and one of our mechanic friends stop by from time to time to check on us....I'll probably post up a link to my experience with howell, but suffice it to say, it is much better than the worn out carb. Seat of the pants feel is a much peppier engine. I am having the slightest bit of knock on 5th load situations when I give it too much pedal...I have the timing at 9 or 10 degrees.

One other thing to note....I ripped out a CRAPLOAD of wiring...turn the key for the very first time and it started right up, and quickly settled into a steady idle. Awesome.

Here's some pics......(my best friends father in law is a huge jeep fanatic....as you'll be able to tell)....

Let me know what you think!









Pics aren't working right at the moment. Feel free to go look in my gallery....
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Stock gears for now.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:26 AM   #59
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The rig is looking pretttttty sharp!!!!!!

I take it the handling and performance issues are now a thing of the past?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:02 AM   #60
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Just a quick update....

Spent the weekend replacing the RMS, oil pan gasket, Valve cover Gasket, Motor mounts, Coolant temp sender, oil psi sender, belts, radiator hoses and thermo, heater core and upgraded blower, heavy duty tie rod and drag bar, H1 steering gear, P/S pump and new hoses, steering brace and HD Mount, brakes, and fuel sending unit.

I'm tired and still have more left to do...
Hey Bill,

Sorry I missed this before and I'm sorry for your trials.

It looks like you are making a lot more progress on yours than I am on mine. We are almost neighbors with me outside Tallahassee. Maybe once I'm up and running we can get together for a ride!

Keep up the good work!
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