Over the course of the last week I got my homeowner Snowbear plow mounted using a front receiver hitch type mount. Had to change the very nice brand new front bumper unfortunately
Plowed my 200' steep driveway with it, fussing with the plow over and over, which I expected to do. Took about 45 minutes total.
This Jeep is very recent to me and I had only driven it a couple of miles until now, so plowing with it was a real trial by fire.
I found that the oil pressure settled out at 10psi idle and only 20psi at anything above idle
on the happy side the temp on my new mechanical gauge was steady at 200 degrees so I was pleased with that. The radiator was obviously old, so I was wondering how it would be.
Also on the downside the clutch was gradually disengaging less and less, by the time I was done I just about couldn't get in to reverse, so I was glad to be finished when I was. I suspect the clutch linkage was bending or seating in to what is probably warn out grooves and oval holes.
The Jeep was a frame off rebuild by the PO who is a very nice guy and a member here. He had only put about 350 miles on it after the rebuild, and he warned me that I would need to go over the entire thing to make sure all bolts are tight, nothing was missed, and so on, so having the clutch linkage issue isn't really a surprise. The clutch was not replaced, so I really doubt the disengagement problem is anything other than the linkage.
The low oil pressure was a very disappointing surprise, but no promises were made about the condition of the engine, so it's just bad luck. I need to contact the PO and see what he knows about the engine, like what it came out of, a guess at mileage if known, if anything that was done to it during the frame off rebuild other than a nice paint job on the engine and the obvious new carb and parts like that. If he reads this, and he probably will, maybe he will PM me with that info
Also the used homeowner plow needs some modifications to work properly both because of some hacks that were done to it sometime in its history, and because it was never designed to be mounted on a vehicle that sits so high up.
It's cool that this thread hit 1000 pages, it's a nice place to post things like this without starting a build thread