We purchased a 1973 cj5 from a friend back in the spring. We have had a ball, and thankfully he had already done quite a bit of work to it. So far all we have had to do is the following:
Valve cover gasket replaced.
Master cylinder replaced.
Tune up with plugs, distibutor cap & button.
New brakes all around.
The previous owner had already blasted & repainted the body inside & out, added six inches of lift and installed a nice stereo and speakers. All new seats too.
The motor is the 304 and the headers sound really great.
Now, we were just about to head to the beach with her next week and were wrapping up the finishing stages of the tune up. Hubby decided to check the oil before our trip. Pulled out the dipstick and the tube came along for the ride!
My question is, can this be fixed without pulling the motor? It appears to have snapped off right where it connects to the engine.......If fixing it is a really big deal, can we drive it like it is? Once we fixed the leaking valve cover, we noticed we go thru about a quart of oil every other tank of gas. We know a rebuild is in the not to distant future..... Advice for the weekend and for the long haul fix?