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Unread 05-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #12721
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put new top on, looks slick. getting close to finishing a total rebuild.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #12722
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also got pulled over because I didnt have a shoulder harness on my seatbelt. Police did not believe my cj was a 73. Best compliment all day
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Unread 05-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #12723
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also got pulled over because I didnt have a shoulder harness on my seatbelt. Police did not believe my cj was a 73. Best compliment all day
No ticket right?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #12724
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Hooked up a 5 gallon removable saddle tank to my on board air so I can run air tools if I ever want to.

Finally got around to installing the new parking brake cables that I have had laying around for a month or so. I even used my new air system.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #12725
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Pulled the siezed 258 out and opened it up. Good news theres not and metal peices or bent rod any where to be found only found the engine bearings to be damaged, not sure if that the correct terminology for it (metal sleves that go in between the connectiong rod and crank. ) found them to be practiclly welded to crank on #5 and #6. My only guess was oil starvation. Any ony else have any clue what might have cause it?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:10 PM   #12726
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Installed a locking truck bed tool box.




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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #12727
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Pulled the siezed 258 out and opened it up. Good news theres not and metal peices or bent rod any where to be found only found the engine bearings to be damaged, not sure if that the correct terminology for it (metal sleves that go in between the connectiong rod and crank. ) found them to be practiclly welded to crank on #5 and #6. My only guess was oil starvation. Any ony else have any clue what might have cause it?
Connecting rod bearings...probably an oil problem. If you intend to rebuild it then you need to send it off to have the block flushed and you need a new oil pump and pickup tube. BTW, I've seen FAR worse.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #12728
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Connecting rod bearings...probably an oil problem. If you intend to rebuild it then you need to send it off to have the block flushed and you need a new oil pump and pickup tube. BTW, I've seen FAR worse.

thanks for the info. Is that what can cause a motor to seize?

Im going to take it for a complete rebuild. Called around and its between two shops. they are about $200 diff btwn the two. One is $1900 and the other $2100. Both 30 years+ in the buisness.


I thought it was something catostrophic that it was going to be a cmplt loss on the block
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #12729
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There are some different variables and alot of times the just plain wear out. Whichever machine shop you use, take your crank to them also. They may be able to polish it, it may have to be reground or you may need to track down a new one.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #12730
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I freakin drove it. No top, no doors, beautiful weather for the Jeep and the boat today.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #12731
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thanks for the info. Is that what can cause a motor to seize?

Im going to take it for a complete rebuild. Called around and its between two shops. they are about $200 diff btwn the two. One is $1900 and the other $2100. Both 30 years+ in the buisness.


I thought it was something catostrophic that it was going to be a cmplt loss on the block
Take the crank to the machine shop first. It may be cheaper to find a used engine ir just trade your engine as a core on a rebuilt long block.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #12732
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Placed my 4.3L Vortec with TH350.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #12733
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After a week of pulling my hair out with the brakes, new calipers, new rotors, pads, lines, rear cylinders, small parts kit, proportioning valve and 2L of fluids pumped through i was ready to call it quits and bring in an expert. I couldnt get a hard pedal or effective brakes whatever i did. I did suspect the booster was stuffed BUT i should have brakes regardless and it should have been hard to press if the booster/master was stuffed.

Started to remove the booster and found the pin holding shaft that goes into the booster wasnt connected and was pushing the booster rod a little then sliding under it. God knows how the PO drove this thing like that. The booster shaft was actually worn on the underside so it had been like that for a while.

I now have BRAKES!

Booster is stuffed as with the engine running when i press the brake the engine stalls indicating a vac leak inside the booster but thats an easy fix.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #12734
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Pulled the tub off so I can weld it up and rerun new lines.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #12735
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changing oil of drivelines; driveline dana 30 is out: the pignon has forgot 3 teeth and I have found 2 rolls of bearing in oil
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