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Unread 03-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #76
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Just peeked at my CJ as I left for work while I was remember that yesterday it was in the 70s and I drove it to work. After work, the wife and I took the Jeep and went out to dinner. ....thinking all along, "This thing is running great. What don't I know is about to happen?" ....and... thinking that I need to pull the engine but it's sure running good.

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Unread 03-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #77
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Still sitting in the garage waiting on the UPS guy to deliver my parts....Not that I really mind driving the New Dodge CTD to work...heheh
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Unread 03-01-2007, 06:50 PM   #78
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I drove it into the woods in my yard to rescue my son and my tractor. He managed to sink the tractor in a swampy creek. I even got to use the winch to pull it out .
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Unread 03-02-2007, 01:53 AM   #79
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For the first time since last June I drove it to the gas station.
The last time it went it had a 258 under the bonnet, now it's got a 360.
Man what a difference, can't wait to get it tuned up but at the minute it really flies
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Unread 03-02-2007, 06:11 AM   #80
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Drove it to work for the first time in two weeks. much like griswold though this is the best this thing has ran since i got it, also thinking, ok whats about to break. Took a deep breath and rationalized to myself that much like humans, jeeps just need some time off to rest and heal themselves, everything will be ok.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:29 AM   #81
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replaced my valve cover gasket....again. But, temp is supposed to be in the 70's today so will do some crusin to check out my latest fix.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:42 AM   #82
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Installed my crank, rods, cam, timing components, oil pump, oil pan, timing cover on my 350 rebuild - Top end comes next
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:59 AM   #83
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Today: Drove it !
Yesterday: Replaced front and rear seal on the engine and replaced all main bearings.

Ready to destory !!!!
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Unread 03-02-2007, 08:07 AM   #84
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Looked out the window,watching the rain leak down the inside glass thinking to myself ''oh,youll get yours'' next time on the trail...
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Unread 03-02-2007, 08:12 AM   #85
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threw in some 4.56 gears and one peice axles in the back; and gear, locker,and chromo shafts on the front. it pulls great in the mud now.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 08:18 AM   #86
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Turned the garage light on, looked at it sitting there half torn down, on jacks. Sighed, turned the light off. Went back to figuring out how to buy "must need" parts as cheap as possible.
I do that every paycheck..............except I got no garage. She sites outside.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:12 PM   #87
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Finally got my hard top put on that I bought 4 months ago, now the weather is in the 70's and 80's and I really dont feel like taking it off.

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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:54 PM   #88
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Drove it to work. Wondered what gaskets and seals I'm all going to need to replace to keep water out of the cab during a rainstorm (3.5 inches of rain last night). Ordered a YJ brake cylinder and booster to perform the swap.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:58 PM   #89
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Picked up a 12 bolt and a 44 . ARB's 5.38 gears already installed for 850 dollars... I leave for Korea on wednessday so they are going to sit in the garage for a year
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Unread 03-02-2007, 01:06 PM   #90
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drove it back to my hometown from my college.bought full tank of gas.and changed air filter.
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