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post #1 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Lil Red CJ5 Log

Well have to start somewhere have been hanging around here long enough paid member and all anyhoo figured I would put this here like everyone else to log what I have done.

Mine may take a bit not to get running mind you but to well they never finish who am I kidding

I will get to some pics later on in the day as I am out there pulling the heads.

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post #2 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 12:07 PM
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Sweet! Was wondering if you really had a Jeep. Just kidding!

Sign me up for the ride. I have always loved the slotted 76 and earlier Renegade rims.

I noticed your missing you hood latches. I have a set of crusty hood latches that would clean up and paint if you put a little time in to them. Yours for shipping to get you started if you want them.

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post #3 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 12:37 PM
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Nice solid looking rig to get started on! I'm in, too!

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post #4 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 02:38 PM
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Let's do it! It will be fun to watch someone else skin their knuckles and mash their fingers for a while!
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post #5 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ok well have a few more mashed fingers doing things the hard way LOL as always. Gonna have to figure out a way to scale images or put them on PB half would not load because they are slightly over the forums size limit.

And lookie what I found not sure what to do here well I know what I am going to do for now. Will get the heads done and put her back together that is between the coolant ports does not compromise the cylinder at all. I guess when I get her running I will be on the look out for a 360 to build.
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post #6 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully the image sizes on PB will come out alright.

Well look what I found when I took the Intake off.



A little closer yep pushrods but they were all there.



One engine out and ready for cleaning.



Again hope these images are not to big.

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post #7 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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Wow.. Looks like all the push rods are there. I guess your PO broke them and didnt pull the intake to remove the old ones..

I guess you dont need those hood latches I offered now ;-)

You got the engine pulled quick! Whats the plans now??
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post #8 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah guess the PO just replaced them I need to get her running on the cheap now then I will go hunting for a 360. Oh I forgot I will get a pic up of the burnt valve yeah I knew about that one though.
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post #9 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Oh plans well cleaning up things in the front end first frame and paint and put the engine back in. And get her driving. Then fix things and upgrade on my weeks off the boat. Work, save, spend, wrench and repeat LOL

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When was she running last?



Edit... I remember now... You had low compression on one of the cylinders. Was trying to figure out how you got to this point:-)

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Sorry should fill everyone in yeah this engine was running great really other than the burnt valve and low compression in that cylinder idled great and revs were good but had planned on pulling the heads and so here we are figured if I was doing all this it was time to start my own thread

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post #12 of 115 Old 05-16-2013, 10:52 PM
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Let's do it! It will be fun to watch someone else skin their knuckles and mash their fingers for a while!
I'm there! Bring it on.

Should I be on the lookout for a 360? Or maybe a sbc 350? or...

Please post lots O pics.

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Yeah was looking around here found one in Dallas area a 360 unknown history wants a 100 bucks for it. Thats a candidate but my best friend is after me to put a Ford motor in her LOL

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post #14 of 115 Old 05-18-2013, 01:53 AM
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Well if you have not made up your mind, Let's ponder what we would do if we could:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SBC-383-STRO...9fe972&vxp=mtr





http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVY-TURN-K...0523dd&vxp=mtr





[http://www.ebay.com/itm/383-STROKER-...44eaa8&vxp=mtr





Just trying to sprinkle some fairy dust LOL
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post #15 of 115 Old 05-19-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fairy dust is right LOL I spent the day cleaning and getting ready for the reinstall.

All ready for the wire wheel


Looks much better


And another view


Also like I knew better, wire wheeling in shorts hurts felt some shrapnel hit my leg ouch no biggie look down wire sticking out of my leg stuck in there pretty good but I always wear eye protection no excuses.

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