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post #1636 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 12:51 PM
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I secured all of my new SS brake lines to the frame yesterday.


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post #1637 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 12:59 PM
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I finally got my temp. sensor guage working.
After taking apart the dash to get ahold of the speedo cluster and cleaning everyground I saw, it was the sensing unit on the block that was fried. Originally I gad cleaned it all pu when testing the connections and voltage. There were no moving parts on that little bugger, so I figured it only needed to be cleaned up.
If I just spent the $7 originally I would have cheated myself from hours of tinkering.

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post #1638 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 04:09 PM
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After removing the steering column to get to that d@-n brake pedal return spring, I cut 1/2 an inch off it, rebent it and put it back in. TaDah! pedal stays up and brake lights go off!! Pulled the headlight switch out, looked okay, so I put it back in until I could get around to ordering a new one. But after I put her back in, the headlights work! Great one less thing to replace. Also finished up the patch panel below the taillight on the driver's side. Had a nice bit of cancer back there that had to be removed. I pulled out the sway bar and soaked all the spring to axle u-bolts down with liquid wrench, getting ready to put in a 4" superlift. Since the drop pitman arm finally arrived, I'm ready to get started!

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post #1639 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 05:40 PM
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Drove mine to work today, needed to get some mileage on her, she's been sitting too long due to what I eventually figgered out was an electrical problem.

After a rebuilt carb and new coil, I figured out that it was the magnetic pickup coil in the distributor.

The Iron Mistress runs a lot better now.

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post #1640 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 06:06 PM
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I ground off the rest of the bolts holding the roll cage in. I hate torx bolts. But now I can get to doing floor repairs.

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post #1641 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 07:22 PM
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Drilled mounting holes in my fiberglass cowl induction hood. Now I just need to get some new rubber spacers for the front of the hood so I can measure and drill for the front latches. Then pull it off and paint!!
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post #1642 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 07:28 PM
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Today nothing but this summer will be a busy one. I have accumulated a ton of parts for my baby. I have rocker guards, tires, seats, speedo, tach, tuffy overhead as well as center console, a Hurst shifter and a few other gadgets I haven't picked up yet.
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post #1643 of 22975 Old 02-23-2009, 07:29 PM
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Took 3 YF Carbs and combined them all into one working YF carb that runs my jeep like a champ now. Replaced my door hinges as well.
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post #1644 of 22975 Old 02-28-2009, 05:50 PM
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Finally got my fuel gauge working. There was a comedy of little things wrong that I have corrected over the last several weeks, but I dropped the tank today, tightened the power connector on the sending unit and made sure the gound was good and viola! A working gauge.
I've only had the thing for what...7yrs.

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post #1645 of 22975 Old 02-28-2009, 06:49 PM
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Spent 1 hour getting steering gear box off and 4 hours getting the &*%^ pitman arm off. Then got ready to mount the new box and the %#@!& steel return line fitting froze to pipe and I bent the pipe trying to get it loose. Cant get another one till monday.
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post #1646 of 22975 Old 02-28-2009, 07:10 PM
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Went on a poker run and pulled the p-side brake hose out of the fitting and the d-side almost out. Did a trail repair on the d-side with new spare hose and put a plug in the p-side. Rode home on 3 brakes.

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post #1647 of 22975 Old 02-28-2009, 08:56 PM
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Finished the twin shifters on the D300 and started back on the rear disk brake conversion. Now if I could just find some wheel studs that have a slightly longer shoulder to fit through the rotor.
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post #1648 of 22975 Old 03-01-2009, 06:39 AM
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well mine is trivial....i put new winshield wiper arms and blades. now i can see when it rains...i never knew i could get so excited to see the UPS man at the door!

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post #1649 of 22975 Old 03-01-2009, 06:41 AM
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I took it to the car wash when it was raining out, so I could spend some time degreasing the engine. It's a bit cleaner now.
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post #1650 of 22975 Old 03-01-2009, 06:57 AM
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I just finished repainting my jeep in 'midnight metallic blue'. I painted it white back in 1987. It was originally black.

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All Done

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