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Unread 06-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #721
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Scott won't mind, and his power is probably out anyway. I'm years from buying her project- I just obsessively look every night. We do a couple weekends a year at a friend's house up in Bat Cave.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:03 PM   #722
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I grew up in Folkston, Ga (right in the Okefenokee Swamp), and I can tell you that August in Charleston is like the Mekong Delta. I can walk out my front door and start sweating! Best time to visit is November-May!
Cool... I'm in Alma right now, but my wife and I are going to be moving to Blackshear in the next couple of years.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #723
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Hey Fellers! We are soaking wet but in great shape down here. Gobs of rain, moderate winds, but nothing serious. Flood forecasts for the surrounding area, but the Suwannee was on the decline from the last big rain event, so maybe there won't be significant flooding. Just have to wait and see. My house is high so no chance of flooding for us. Subs completed trimming the power lines over the past month, so we have had no power issues... only some flickering. Just freakin' wet!

Do you have any idea, truly, just how many people buy windshield wipers when it's raining? And then ask you to install them because they are freakin lazy, don't want to get wet, cry-babies.... ohh, wait. Did I say those things? I mean... because we offer such fabulous customer service we don't mind changing your wiper blades in the rain, or kneeling in the wet parking lot to read the codes your 'puter is throwing. Nope. It's all good.

Wifey let me drive my old truck (now her NEW truck) today! She is so good to me!

Sleeping late in the morning.

Gotta get me a Waggy!
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #724
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You're a good soldier Scotty. Glad ya'll are (relatively) dry. You better not get a Wag before I do!
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Unread 06-07-2013, 08:00 AM   #725
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You're a good soldier Scotty. Glad ya'll are (relatively) dry. You better not get a Wag before I do!
Not much chance of that happening. I would have to "add-on" to the shop, house, or somewhere, because, unlike someone I know, I can't stand to have my Jeeps sitting out in the weather!
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Unread 06-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #726
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Not much chance of that happening. I would have to "add-on" to the shop, house, or somewhere, because, unlike someone I know, I can't stand to have my Jeeps sitting out in the weather!
Hey, don't you have work to do on some Jeeps, what are you doing on the Internet at 10 am. Your burnin daylight buddy.

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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #727
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I told ya'll I was gonna sleep late, then drink coffee late. But... since that I have weeded the garden, strung the maters, planted more okra, trimmed the hog plums and Dogwoods, picked up limbs and moss, cleaned up the cook shack, AND test-fitted the water pump.





So what do you guys think? I need some guidance here...

Auto Zone has a different part number for the water pumps between 1979 and 1985 258s. Vuisually, I can't tell a difference. The vanes on the '79 water pump hit the cylinder sleeve when it was installed. The orginal pump did not. The '85 pump I brought home last night does the same thing, but not as bad. Should I grind down the tips of the vanes for clearance? Do you think it would change the dynamics of the pump? Part of the beauty of the 4.0 swap is keeping the 258 cooling system. I don't want to go to an offset fan, radiator, and electric fan...
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #728
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Do you have any idea, truly, just how many people buy windshield wipers when it's raining? And then ask you to install them because they are freakin lazy, don't want to get wet, cry-babies.... ohh, wait. Did I say those things? I mean... because we offer such fabulous customer service we don't mind changing your wiper blades in the rain, or kneeling in the wet parking lot to read the codes your 'puter is throwing. Nope. It's all good.

Gotta get me a Waggy!
When i go to Darwin in the north at the beginning of the wet I always see this guy on the side of the road in a temporary canopy like in your yard Scott, he changes wiper blades on the spot, drive thru style and there's always a queue a mile long. Good earner for a enterprising student or some kid looking for some pocket money.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 09:20 PM   #729
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Scotty said it would happen, he was right!

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Pizza, Kerr pepper sauce, and 4 Shinner Bock's.

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1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #730
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I got the brake lights working. I found where the PO hacked the harness for a trailer hitch. The connections were groady! I stripped the wire and made new contacts, and now my brake lights work. I'll be going to LED flush-mounts, so it is a temporary fix.

I have to lift up on the brake pedal to turn the brake lights off! When I do that, it makes a distinct "click" sound. It's a new master cylinder... I'm wondering if the pushrod is defective??

I got my turn signals to work today. I started last night and ran out of time. I couldn't get the lock spring back in place. So Beth picked up a rental lock spring tool this afternoon. I pulled the turn signal switch out of the upper column, pulled it apart, cleaned all the contacts, and stuck it all back together. Now I have turn signals. COOL! I also found that the column bearings are gone, gone, and the only thing holding the steering shaft in place is the lock ring. So I'll be doing a column build for this Jeep too. That's fine with me... I want a tilt column.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #731
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Sounds like the brake light switch needs adjusting. Was the master cyl. A stock one or a upgraded one? Any change in the operation of the brakes?
My 85 tilted as a '83 has a return spring on the brake pedal, does yours?
And a productive day to boot.
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1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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That click is probably the pushrod almost being pulled out from when you lift up on the pedal. Mine does it too. You just need to tweak the switch adjustment some. I had to bend the metal tab on the pedal assembly after adjusting the switch, since it was bent too far to push the plunger of the switch squarely. There was a bunch of washers duct taped to that tab when I bought the CJ.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #733
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Are you sure about this 327? On every one of my jeeps the pedal coming back pushes the plunger in.
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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:01 AM   #734
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Sounds like the brake light switch needs adjusting. Was the master cyl. A stock one or a upgraded one? Any change in the operation of the brakes?
My 85 tilted as a '83 has a return spring on the brake pedal, does yours?
And a productive day to boot.
Stock replacement. I have a booster to install, but that will wait until tear-down time.

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That click is probably the pushrod almost being pulled out from when you lift up on the pedal. Mine does it too. You just need to tweak the switch adjustment some. I had to bend the metal tab on the pedal assembly after adjusting the switch, since it was bent too far to push the plunger of the switch squarely. There was a bunch of washers duct taped to that tab when I bought the CJ.
Yikes! Almost pulled out?? So just need to screw the plunger/switch in some...

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Are you sure about this 327? On every one of my jeeps the pedal coming back pushes the plunger in.
I think that's what he is saying Bill-O.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #735
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Well, the plunger pushes into the booster/master cylinder for assembly. I know on the manual MC the pushrod is held in place with a rubber grommet type thing, and if you pull back on the pedal with your hand, it is pulling out enough that the rubber part is holding the rod back from the seat. Then when you push on it, the rubber let's of go back onto place, and it makes a noise when the rod seats in place. Normally you never notice this because the springs move it for you, and they don't pull the plunger out of place because the pedal stops before it pulls out. The pedal travel seems to be limited by the brake light switch, so once you have that adjusted properly, it won't do this anymore.
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