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Unread 05-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #181
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Looking Good

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Told my girl I just had to forget her, Rather buy me a new cartburettor,
So she made tracks sayin' ths is the end now, Cars don't talk back they're just four wheeled friends now
"Queen"
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Unread 05-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #182
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Looks like I will be building a sub box this weekend
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Unread 05-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #183
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Today I finished installing the carpet, secured the Tuffy center console to the floor, put on a chrome grill overlay, secured the dash overlay, hooked up the wiring for the sound bar light, took Project 23 off the wheel dollies, and bought oil, oil filter, air filter, antifreeze, oil drip pan, funnel and a new air freshener.
I plan on changing the oil after a late dinner that I'm cooking on the grill. If everything goes as planned, I will turn the key tomorrow and see what happens. Fingers crossed and cell phone handy just in case it catches on fire and I need to call the fire dept.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #184
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Project 23 is alive!!!! I decided to give her a try after the oil change and topping off all the fluids. She cranked over on the second attempt. I need to get her out on the road and hopefully that will happen.
Having a couple issues with the tach, clock and oil pressure gauges plus the steering wheel is missing some parts. I might just purchase an after market steering wheel. I will have to go check some out tomorrow.
I have video of Project 23 running, but I can't figure out how to post it.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #185
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I had a heck of a time posting a video in my thread. The simplest way is to just post it as a link to the page on youtube. After that you can go to a post where someone has posted a video and hit quote to see how they did it. There are a couple videos on page 5 in my thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my...45/index5.html
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Unread 05-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #186
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Aww, I was just reminded what Jeep hair looks and feels like. I just got back from taking Project 23 out for a drive. It appears that the dash has to come back off as my clock, tach, oil pressure and turn signals don't work (they turn on, but don't cancel). I guess this will wait until I get a new steering wheel.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #187
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Remember that part we took out that was shorting the horn relay? That cancels the turn signals also.

I would hold off on removing the dash to work on those gauges. check for power to them first.

To bad we couldn't start the jeep engine when I was there.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 07:00 AM   #188
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I thought the only part we removed from the column was the copper ring from the cam? Either way I'm going to order an aftermarket steering wheel so hopefully the installation kit needed for the aftermarket will alleviate the cancel and horn issue.
As for checking the wiring with my light, without removing the dash I'm unsure how to do that (unless it's a matter of getting my hands wedged up behind the dash). I really need to get these gauges working since this was part of the overall project and a good idea to have them working.
I will probably start messing the the wiring sometime this week as its supposed to cool down a bit around here.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #189
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I wonder if that was the wrong part all the way around. It is suppose to cancel the turn signals also.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:27 AM   #190
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Replace all the dash bolts with 6" or longer bolts. This will allow you to pull the dash out and have more room to work on it. Beats taking the entire thing out. I read that on here somewere along time ago.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #191
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Found some 4.25" bolts in my misc nuts and bolt drawer. Not sure if those will be long enough so a stop at Home Depot is in order. I might crack open the dash this weekend to troubleshoot. I really don't want to drive it until these issues are corrected.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #192
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As we know, "Cracking the dash" is Removing roll bar bolts, Lower Windshield, Remove Dash Pad, remove, Steering Column Trim, Disconnect Speedo Cable. To Take a peek Behind the dash.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:50 AM   #193
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Speaking of cracking open the dash, I still need to confront my brother about dropping my dash pad. I looked at it this past weekend and had to shake my head in disbelief. I might have to break down to purchase a repop dash pad so that means you might get my old one (John).....
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Unread 05-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #194
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Purchased a new steering wheel off Ebay today. Seller is about an hour away, but delivery will probably take 5 days
Anyways, here's the wheel that I purchased. I figured that it should work out fine since I have power steering.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-1986-JE...149451&vxp=mtr
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #195
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