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post #12661 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 05:18 PM
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I replaced my failed strap style pinion yoke for a u-bolt style. Ready to hit the trails again!

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post #12662 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 05:27 PM
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Found the source of the clunking in the front that has been getting louder and louder. The sleeves in the bushings at the bottoms of my new shocks were very sloppy already. The split seam had started to open up and allowed them to bounce around. Don't know why it only happened at the bottom of both front shocks. Two new solid 1/2" sleeves from Tractor supply and all is quiet again.

Also found a lot of play in my front pinion bearing. I hate to put any money into it as I have wanted to go to wide tracks. Didn't plan on doing it this soon though.
Going to look at A Dana 44/30 combo from a CJ. 3.73 gears, rear is complete the front is missing the brake hardware. He's going to open up the rear, said it could possible be welded.

Might be a good buy, as mine have six bolt calipers and six bolt hubs to use on them.
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post #12663 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 06:44 PM
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Turned my tires black wall out, looks so much better. Also put in a new air filter and I was going to align it but couldn't...probably tomorrow. I'll snap some pics of the tires in their new configuration.

1978 CJ7: 304, 3Spd, AMC 20 Rear, Thrush Welded Mufflers W/ Turndowns, Unknown Front, Worn out Dana 20 case
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post #12664 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 09:07 PM
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Turned my tires black wall out, looks so much better.
I'd have to disagree...white letters out adds like 15 HP
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post #12665 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 09:58 PM
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I'd have to disagree...white letters out adds like 15 HP
Tested and proven, don't forget that it raises the value also
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post #12666 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 11:02 PM
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Upgraded the ignition to a D.U.I. distributor from Performance Distributors and added a set of Nology Hotwires for my 304ci as well. Platinum spark plugs to handle all that voltage. I went form a weak Motorcraft ignition to a serious powerhouse. Big difference. I like Performance Distributors cause they asked me a bunch of questions regarding how I drive the Jeep, what I want to get from engine performance, and where in the RPM range I want to have the most torque. I mostly crawl and asked for the power to be at or near idle and they sent me a custom tuned distributor that really delivered. It barely fits but it does fit. After two stock distributors from the LPS that failed within weeks of the warranty expiration, Woohoo!!. The Nology wires are another story altogether. They just rock. The engine sounds better, runs better, and handles the BFG 33's much better than before. And the engine timing doesn't drift anymore. I'm expecting to see better gas mileage around town and on the trails but haven't started a new baseline yet. Hwy mileage may be similar or a little less due to the timing curve that favors lower RPMs.
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post #12667 of 20263 Old 04-29-2013, 11:05 PM
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Hay, is that lake Isabella/sequoia area?
Yes it is off of Hwy 178.
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post #12668 of 20263 Old 04-30-2013, 12:24 AM
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Yes it is off of Hwy 178.
Beautiful! I spent an immense amount of time around Bodfish as a kid with my Grandfather. I have not been up there for at least 10yrs.

Looks like it was a fun trip!

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post #12669 of 20263 Old 04-30-2013, 12:49 AM
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Spent most of the day with my Dad, wrenching on his "new" CJ5

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #12670 of 20263 Old 04-30-2013, 06:31 PM
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I'd have to disagree...white letters out adds like 15 HP
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Tested and proven, don't forget that it raises the value also
White wall out on a flat black Jeep looks like hell. lol

Put new brake pads on, put on a new driver's caliper, have to get a passenger caliper and new soft lines.

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Upgraded the ignition to a D.U.I. distributor from Performance Distributors and added a set of Nology Hotwires for my 304ci as well. Platinum spark plugs to handle all that voltage. I went form a weak Motorcraft ignition to a serious powerhouse. Big difference. I like Performance Distributors cause they asked me a bunch of questions regarding how I drive the Jeep, what I want to get from engine performance, and where in the RPM range I want to have the most torque. I mostly crawl and asked for the power to be at or near idle and they sent me a custom tuned distributor that really delivered. It barely fits but it does fit. After two stock distributors from the LPS that failed within weeks of the warranty expiration, Woohoo!!. The Nology wires are another story altogether. They just rock. The engine sounds better, runs better, and handles the BFG 33's much better than before. And the engine timing doesn't drift anymore. I'm expecting to see better gas mileage around town and on the trails but haven't started a new baseline yet. Hwy mileage may be similar or a little less due to the timing curve that favors lower RPMs.
If you don't mind, about what did that set you back all said and done?

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post #12672 of 20263 Old 04-30-2013, 06:35 PM
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Got a good start on our dash. Posted lots of pics and details on my build thread.

Cheers!
That looks Awesome!!! Nice work!
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That looks Awesome!!! Nice work!
Thanks, I did some more work today..............

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Thanks, I did some more work today..............

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Did you make those gauge bezels? Those are awesome... just like the rest of the work you are doing on the dash.

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post #12675 of 20263 Old 04-30-2013, 10:32 PM
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Did you make those gauge bezels? Those are awesome... just like the rest of the work you are doing on the dash.
I bought them from this guy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gauge-Panel-...item35c208d0a9

I bought a bunch of the dash parts from him. The bezels were top quality, Would cost me more to make them and probably not look as good LOL. I did thread then 8-32 to fit some ss bchs instead of the copper rivets (which look cool too) and ground them to fit flush, so the bezel is not screwed on, just held by back tension bar, screws are for looks.

He has lots of types and sizes but nothing to fit the speedo, I may make that one out of 1/8' If it does not look right when its all done.

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