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Unread 09-10-2010, 05:47 PM   #76
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You are flying!!!!!

Looks like you hit the local Harbor Freight

Those side plates on the puller are the pieces that I kept breaking, the mild steel plate you used should be about 25X stronger

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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #77
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I wish I had a local HF. Closest one to me is hour and half away in Dothan. Of course, wifey doesn't mind the trip up when I make a HF run. She corrals me into the antique shops.

I've been through 3 HF pullers, usually stripping the cheap threads. This puller is OEM Brand and stout. Just needed some extra length. I cut the steel long enough to still be able to cut down for my shackles once I'm done needing them on the puller.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #78
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Productive day. Got the transmission 80% rebuilt. Still need to clean the tailhousing and replace the 2 oil seals, but the heat index got up to 105, so I called it quits a little early.

Special thanks to Yellow85CJ who PM'd me tips. Really made the difference in this thing going together without too much trouble.

The Crown kit I ordered had plastic thrust washers. Now I'm not a engineer, but it goes against my grain to use plastic. My original washers showed little wear and measured the exact thickness as the plastic ones.


I bought some 5/8 and 3/4 wooden dowels to use as the arbor tool. Cut to fit in the reverse and counter shafts, soaked in oil and chamferred the edges. Worked like a charm holding the needle bearings in place.


Reverse and counter shaft installed to verify end play. Both were dead on and the dowel was punched back through to let the counter shaft sit at the bottom of the case to allow for main shaft installation. The string was used to help lift the counter shaft back up once the main shaft was in place.


Main shaft almost ready to go back in. Took some time to get it in, but after some cussing, it dropped right in.


Bearings pressed on smooth with no popping or creaking. Snap rings were a huge PIA. Shaft springs I was able to get without snap ring pliers, but the bearing snap rings, no way. Stopped by sears and picked up these pliers and installed the rings in 10 sec. Ran through the gears and everything worked like it should. Tomorrow, install the oil seals, clean the tail housing and go through the and clean/inspect the shifter.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:15 PM   #79
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Bet it felt good when the bearings slid on and everything tightened up and spun nicely.

I HATE SNAP RINGS!
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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:30 PM   #80
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Gosh you made that look easy! Makes me want to do it too... NOT!
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Unread 09-12-2010, 10:47 AM   #81
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Well, ran into a roadblock on the shifter. Once I cleaned all the gunk off, found a crack at the shifter fulcrum. Thought about going with JB weld, but with the soft aluminum and the location, doubt it would hold very long. Besides the crack, the shift rail seats had a good wear grove starting. At least the shifter cover is easy to find on line.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 12:16 PM   #82
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Well, ran into a roadblock on the shifter. Once I cleaned all the gunk off, found a crack at the shifter fulcrum. Thought about going with JB weld, but with the soft aluminum and the location, doubt it would hold very long. Besides the crack, the shift rail seats had a good wear grove starting. At least the shifter cover is easy to find on line.
The PO must have been speed shifting! At least it isn't your adaptor plate. We have that problem... it's been brazed. Hopefully it will hold. I have no doubt that you won't have any problem fixing it.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #83
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After the problem with the shifter, spent the rest of the day painting parts. Lesson learned. Paint more frequently instead of letting everything pile up. It was crazy hot and thought I'd never get done. Time for a cold Corona
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Unread 09-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #84
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After the problem with the shifter, spent the rest of the day painting parts. Lesson learned. Paint more frequently instead of letting everything pile up. It was crazy hot and thought I'd never get done. Time for a cold Corona
I would have thought it would be better to have several parts to paint. We've been painting one or two pieces every couple of days, and to me, that's aggravating. Makes you want to rattle-can everything. You have joined the same club that Dave and Mike are in... the "Painted Jeep Parts Hanging All Over the Garage Club"!
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Unread 09-12-2010, 07:33 PM   #85
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I would have thought it would be better to have several parts to paint. We've been painting one or two pieces every couple of days, and to me, that's aggravating. Makes you want to rattle-can everything. You have joined the same club that Dave and Mike are in... the "Painted Jeep Parts Hanging All Over the Garage Club"!
"Painted Jeep Parts Hanging All Over the Garage Club".

I know what you mean about painting parts. There's no best way to get it done, just a way. Problem I have I would wire wheel and get everything nice and clean, but as you know in Florida, you can almost watch the rust start to grow from the humidity. The longer the parts are left for paint, the more work it takes to get them ready again. If I break out the 2 part primer, may as well put the top coats on at the same time.

After I got my paint guns and garage cleaned up, had to listen to wifey fuss at me about paint fumes in the house because I forgot to turn off the AC while painting. Not sure how yet, but I know I'll be making up for it.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 07:38 PM   #86
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After I got my paint guns and garage cleaned up, had to listen to wifey fuss at me about paint fumes in the house because I forgot to turn off the AC while painting. Not sure how yet, but I know I'll be making up for it.
I had a similar experience painting my tub yesterday... one of the neighbors called the fire department and reported a strange smell and a ladder truck and a team of firemen came to the house to see the project.

Ahh the fun of restoring in the city...
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Unread 09-12-2010, 07:51 PM   #87
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I had a similar experience painting my tub yesterday... one of the neighbors called the fire department and reported a strange smell and a ladder truck and a team of firemen came to the house to see the project.

Ahh the fun of restoring in the city...
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Unread 09-13-2010, 10:29 AM   #88
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When I bought my jeep the shifter was cracked like that. The PO tried to weld it but it didn't work.
I found the shifter cover at Collins bros for like $200 but then found a whole t176 on ebay for $175 shipped. Collins bros was out of stock anyway.
The other day the tailshaft broke on the trans and I had a backup.
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Unread 09-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #89
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I had a similar experience painting my tub yesterday... one of the neighbors called the fire department and reported a strange smell and a ladder truck and a team of firemen came to the house to see the project.

Ahh the fun of restoring in the city...
I bet the firemen had a great time looking at your project . Neighbors probably thought they had a meth lab in the area.

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When I bought my jeep the shifter was cracked like that. The PO tried to weld it but it didn't work.
I found the shifter cover at Collins bros for like $200 but then found a whole t176 on ebay for $175 shipped. Collins bros was out of stock anyway.
The other day the tailshaft broke on the trans and I had a backup.
Tried EBay, but nothing worthwhile. Ordered shifter housing plus some additional small parts from Rompalicious.com. I've used thier site a few times before and it's becomming my first place to look for parts. Cheaper on most parts plus free shipping and no taxes.
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Unread 09-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #90
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Shifter and parts came in Tuesday. Pretty quick considering I placed the order on Sunday Evening. Fit perfect and installed without any major issues. The rebuild made a huge difference as the shifts are smooth and the shifter is nice and tight.

Began piece milling the parts for a power steering upgrade. Found the pump, steering box and mounts on e-bay and picked them up for a fraction of new parts. Still need to order a double pulley and a few other parts.

Spent most of this afternoon and evening wire wheeling the gas tank plate. What a PIA. Finally got most of the rust and rubber coating off and still need to remove the paint, hit is with Ospro and it'll be ready for paint and prime.

Wire wheeled half way through. Even though the rust pits are big, the metal is still strong.


One side wheeled and a little wet from washing all the gunk off.


Outside of the plate. No pitting and mostly cleaned up.
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