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post #12271 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 07:55 PM
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Yeah they are on the caps, the ones in the cross are weak so really don't want to go that route. I also thought of the second idea you had and may go that way instead.
I never gave any thought to it weakening them. But I don't have enough power to worry about that anyhow.
I did just buy ones with the fittings on the caps to replace the joints in my double cardan joint on my shaft. You couldn't grease them without removing the entire shaft.
I just hope there isn't a clearance problem with the fittings on the caps.

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post #12272 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 PM
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Replaced my header gaskets, no more backfiring and a nice smooth sound coming from the back.
Also decided that the reason neitherof my temp guages(previous owners handywork) work is an electrical issue.

Other than that just drove it around some and took a buddy of mine to a local hill and showed hime that you dont need granny gear to idle up steep stuff. But a torquer 360 helps.

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post #12273 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:07 PM
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How do you keep your headers sealed?? I can replace my gaskets an 3 weeks later, tick tick tick all over again!! Does doubling up the gasket help or make things worse??
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post #12274 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:12 PM
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Im hoping mine stay good. I switched to a relatively thick 1 peice gasket instead of the 3 peice. Im also planning on tighening the header bolts every few weeks. My hot rod seems to be ok with tightening them maybe twice a year. But the jeep goes through alot more abuse so I figure it will need to be done as often as beating the mud out of my air filter.

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post #12275 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:13 PM
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Doubleing would seem worse from a "right way" "wrong way" point of view.

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post #12276 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:29 PM
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Noticeable difference?
Took the jeep out today. I think the engine does run noticeably smoother. Both at idle and accelerating. Pretty sure I need to finish the nutter on the ignition module. Have a non feedback carb but I don't think the PO did the wiring.

Also took the hard top off and back to the bikini. I have to work tomorrow but at least I can drive the jeep to work with just my bikini top on, woohoo!
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post #12277 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:40 PM
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How do you keep your headers sealed?? I can replace my gaskets an 3 weeks later, tick tick tick all over again!! Does doubling up the gasket help or make things worse??
What are you using for gaskets? The aluminum gaskets seem to work pretty well but the best ones I've ever used were the fel-pros that are paper on one side and aluminum on the other. May want to look into studs though. I never had any other problems after I converted to studs.

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post #12278 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 09:53 PM
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Engine is almost fully buttoned up!


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post #12279 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 11:08 PM
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Started to put in my power steering conversion but had some issues. Also went to a JY today and got a pulley for my steering pump and found a nice 360 in a 82 Cherokee waiting to be picked.

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post #12280 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 11:25 PM
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I got antique plates for my 7 today. Basically because its 30 years old I don't need to have safety or emission inspections. I say that it will be in good mechanical condition while on public roads but no yearly requirements.

It had been running rich and I saw that the PO had bypassed the egr amongst other things and decided to go the antique route rather than try and hook thinks back up to the weber. I'm still going to lean it out but I didn't want to have to deal with temp tags while messing with everything.

Also spent $$$ on tools and parts, ripped into my PS gear box and broke two of the three bolts on the bracket at the shackle. I got lucky on my first Google search of the issue and read about the guy who went through the exact same thing last fall. At 8 my wife said I needed to stop air hammering so I picked up some new to me seats from my buddies old rig.

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post #12281 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 11:47 PM
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Started to replace my manifold/intake gasket in preparation for the weber 32/36. It became moreof a chore than i planned and now I decided to clean up the manifold and remove the emissions tubes, etc the PO just capped or crimped. Cleaned up on the block as musch as I could and decided while I was at it I'd just go ahead and nutter it at the same time. Amazing how plans change when you start peeling back the onion.

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post #12282 of 20280 Old 04-05-2013, 11:49 PM
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I put my dogs in and took a hilarious pic...



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Luv it. Emailed it to my local jeep dealership. Hope they can low it up and print it....
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post #12283 of 20280 Old 04-06-2013, 12:25 AM
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I put my dogs in and took a hilarious pic...



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Luv it. Emailed it to my local jeep dealership. Hope they can low it up and print it....


Oh man that is dangerous................

Letting them drive w/o seatbelts!



Awesome shot

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post #12284 of 20280 Old 04-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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I put my dogs in and took a hilarious pic...

Luv it. Emailed it to my local jeep dealership. Hope they can low it up and print it....
Look at the guns on the dude!

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post #12285 of 20280 Old 04-06-2013, 12:38 AM
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This one is cool too, Gunny (driver ) looks like he is talking to Yukon (passenger).... Lol
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