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Unread 09-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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NoVA CJ7 mechanic

Hey guys, I am a new member looking for some help. I recently bought a 78 Golden Eagle with what I was told was a completely rebuilt and fully operational motor. Turns out that wasn't exactly the case. Long story short, the seller is trying to make it right and is sending me a new motor. The problem is I am not capable of installing it myself and need someone in the northern VA area that is an experienced CJ7 mechanic so I don't have a repeat of this issue. Any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Unread 09-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Why would you need a CJ mechanic, they are really simple setups even more so for a 78. Any good mechanic should be able to r&r on one of these motors.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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Fair enough. Hope about a reputable mechanic in NoVA then? I haven't lived here long enough to find one.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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Might try posting this on the NOVA Jeepers or Beltway4WD club forums.. lots of good/knowledgeable people on both sites.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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Check out NOVA Jeepers website (as BESRK recommends). There's a guy that is well known among the Jeep community and supposedly does good work (I haven't used his services). I believe it's Brad at the Van Dorn Exxon in Alexandria.
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