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Unread 01-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #1396
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MoC,

I feel your pain on burn out. Started my project in Nov '11. Worked steadily thru Oct '12. During that time I tore the CJ down to bare frame, rebuilt to a rolling chassis to stock specs, mounted replacement YJ tub, modified tub to near CJ spec and sanded tub, ready to paint. Then, I hit the wall!

In the last 2 months all I have done is finish the wiring loom rebuild and some minor parts refinishing.

I just lost all motivation after the election. I keep trying to go back to the shop but always find something else to do instead. It doesn't help that my Mother has had health issues during that time. I hope to get back to it this weekend, but...

I am so close to being finished. Maybe I really don't WANT to finish!

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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:34 PM   #1397
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Thanks for the words of encouragement guys. Finally got my dip stick tube in today as well as my replacement replacement fender so I am now back in the motivated state of mind.

I am lucky to have such a tolerant wife. Somehow at 8pm I managed to talk my wife off the sofa, out in to the cold and rain, and to the shop to test fit my replacement replacement fender. Happy to say that it was undamaged out the box and fits good. I have one little gap to work out where a fender hits the tub but should be able to get it though adjustment. Overall happy with the Crown replacement fenders now that I have 2 good ones.

Next step is to fit the fender flares and drill the holes so that I can get the fenders, hood, and grill to the painter. Hoping to have that done by Saturday. Although everything is here still going to be a short while to I get it all done. Jenn's working the next two weekends and we have 60% and greater chance of rain and cold everyday for the next two weeks. Basically means I am going to have a few hours hear and there for a while....

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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:23 PM   #1398
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I hear you on the frustration, I have been there more times than I care to count with my build, it has been slow because I have been trying to push my way past having a broken back, been relying on friends quite a bit, it just never seems fast enough.

It just takes time though and slowly but surely you get there. It looks like you are getting close, I suspect it won't be too long now and you will be driving it.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #1399
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Hey MoC,

Sheesh, talk about making a career out of a simple project....

Quit with the whining and get that damn CJ put back together, will ya?

I haven't read your entire thread, so my apologies if this has been covered, but have you fired your 360, yet?

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Unread 01-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #1400
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Tell me about it Matt. I got the engine back about a year and 7 months ago. After it was painted I managed to let it sit on a stand forever while I rebuilt the shop, did a backyard makeover, painted the back half of the house, and took apart 5 parts jeeps. Wow.. Tired just thinking about all that. Luck for me the 258 keep running strong all that time.

As far as the engine being fired. I got it out of a 80 waggy. It had less than 5000 miles on it off a rebuild with papers and was running great. Ran some fresh oil and about 5 gallons of gas through it before pulling it from the waggy I pulled all the sheet metal, timing chain cover, and intake just to see and everything looked great. Painted it up, replaced all the bolts, and here were are.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #1401
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Start that sucker already!!!! Glad the fenders will work for you, their tailgate was a real disappointment.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #1402
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Got my carb back from National Carb today. Looks great & top notch rebuild.

Completely worth paying them to rebuild it. Easy rebuild but I would have spend countless hours trying to make it look this good.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #1403
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Hey MoC,

Sheesh, talk about making a career out of a simple project....

Quit with the whining and get that damn CJ put back together, will ya?

I haven't read your entire thread, so my apologies if this has been covered, but have you fired your 360, yet?

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Start that sucker already!!!! Glad the fenders will work for you, their tailgate was a real disappointment.
Pipe down you two... Dont forget I now know yalls addresses!!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #1404
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A good company, that National Carbs. Bulltear should take notes.

Like yours, you could eat off of the Q-jet I got from them. They also nailed the re-jetting of the primaries for my elevation. Secondaries still need a tweak, though.

You should have enough to keep you motivated, now.

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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #1405
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Got my carb back from National Carb today. Looks great & top notch rebuild.

Completely worth paying them to rebuild it. Easy rebuild but I would have spend countless hours trying to make it look this good.
Very nice, who is National Carb?
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #1406
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Glad to see you're back in the saddle Buddy. I am looking forward to a video of the 360 running, and maybe a burn out!!! errr... maybe not. The carb is outstanding! VERY nice.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #1407
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Very nice, who is National Carb?
---> This is them Glenn <---

I sent them the carb and for $149.95 they cleaned, polished, rebuilt, cleared, and ran it on a test engine.

Form their site "We recalibrated the carburetors for today's gas and remove the inherent problems like hesitations, flat-spots and hard hot starting. Every carburetor goes through a 3 step testing process, first a float bench and pump test, second a dyno flow bench test, and then a live engine test. All the adjustments are set for a bolt on and go carburetor."


Comes with a warranty as well. Could have done the work myself, but for the price and how well they cleaned it up it was money well spent.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #1408
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A new, tested carb for $150. A good deal if you ask me.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:47 PM   #1409
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Carb looks great MoC. Thanks for posting up the link.

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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:00 AM   #1410
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Very nice rebuild. I went with GuaranteedCarbs to rebuild my 2100. There was a questionable amount of play in the throttle shaft. When mine was returned in a week it looked just as good as yours. My only problem is that after it sits for a few weeks I need to fill the float bowl to start the Jeep. Not sure why the bowl is draining out.
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