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post #12766 of 19961 Old 05-12-2013, 02:00 PM
JeffreyCharles
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(well, yesterday and today) Rebuilt my carb, tuned 'er up (using timing light and vacuum gauge, first time playing with the vacuum gauge), changed the oil and filter - and best of all, replaced the valve cover gasket that's been leaking forever. Turns out the bolts weren't even *finger* tight. Oil was just seeping under it all the way around. Old gasket hard and crusty which is sad considering the engine only has about 13,000 miles on it. Top of the head looked great though!

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post #12767 of 19961 Old 05-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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Started the re-wiring project... replaced the fuse block and dash harness. Hoping to start on the engine harness tomorrow.
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post #12768 of 19961 Old 05-12-2013, 09:21 PM
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Finished bolting my 84 d 30 in my 76 cj5. Also finished the wagonneer spring lift. Its now 6 inches taller than a stock v8 cj with a 1" body lift. With a little finesse of the rear leaf mounts and stretching the rear wheelbase 1"(with m.o.r.e. perches) I was able to arrive at a rear driveshaft angle that will be acceptable aft i drop the transfer case 1". Still need extended brake lines (in the mail). Other wise im very happy with my 6" SUA CJ lift. I also need rear shocks(the rears fit the front with the 84 axles raised mounting point). With 33s in have 1/2 inch clearance to get it out of the garage with the top off.

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post #12769 of 19961 Old 05-13-2013, 12:30 PM
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Yesterday I rebuilt the carb and removed the un-needed vacuum lines as PO had removed the air pump and air pulse tubes. Seems to run better, but then I found that I have a small leak at the intake gasket. I will be replacing both intake and exhaust gaskets later this week.
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post #12770 of 19961 Old 05-13-2013, 06:30 PM
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Yesterday I rebuilt the carb and removed the un-needed vacuum lines as PO had removed the air pump and air pulse tubes. Seems to run better, but then I found that I have a small leak at the intake gasket. I will be replacing both intake and exhaust gaskets later this week.
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What year engine is in your 84, because they never had and air pump or exhaust gasket?

81-86 Exhaust manifolds bolt right to the head but the intake uses a gasket.

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post #12771 of 19961 Old 05-13-2013, 06:57 PM
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Not sure on the year. When I got the jeep it had one broken pulse air tube and was poorly nutter bypassed. I found out later the block had a hair line crack and was leaking. I searched Craigslist and picked up a long block that was the same for $500 bucks. The old motor had both intake and exhaust gaskets, so when I did the swap I put new gaskets in. It has been good for two years. Recently it has been hard to start and a lousy idle. If the exhaust doesn't use a gasket would it still have flat mounting surfaces? Got a pic of the difference? Got me thinking now, I remember the gaskets came as a set for $20.

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post #12772 of 19961 Old 05-13-2013, 07:11 PM
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Picked up my freshly rebuilt motor from the machine shop. Also power washed and painted all my brackets.
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post #12773 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 05:12 AM
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Picked up my freshly rebuilt motor from the machine shop. Also power washed and painted all my brackets.
nice!
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post #12774 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 06:31 PM
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Adjusted the timing without a timing light (by ear just turning the distributer). Here's a link to the JeepForum.com thread where I learned to do this.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ho...-light-627229/
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post #12775 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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I opened my wheel wells up about 1/2" in the front, and 1" in the rear. Should give me the clearance I need now. I just needed a little bit of clearance for when it flexed out. I didn't want to go with a body lift, and wanted to keep the stock CJ look.
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post #12776 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 07:35 PM
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Working on my cold air ducting. Using a 1965 chevelle dual snorkel air cleaner as a base. Spectre 4" ducts and fittings to the factory holes on the grill/ radiator mount. Looks sharp so far.



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post #12777 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 07:37 PM
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Working on my cold air ducting. Using a 1965 chevelle dual snorkel air cleaner as a base. Spectre 4" ducts and fittings to the factory holes on the grill/ radiator mount. Looks sharp so far.
Getting ducting fitted. Is going to work really well


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post #12778 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 07:44 PM
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Looks very sharp.

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post #12779 of 19961 Old 05-14-2013, 07:55 PM
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I opened my wheel wells up about 1/2" in the front, and 1" in the rear. Should give me the clearance I need now. I just needed a little bit of clearance for when it flexed out. I didn't want to go with a body lift, and wanted to keep the stock CJ look.
Looks great!
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post #12780 of 19961 Old 05-15-2013, 05:12 PM
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Stopped off along an old dirt road to check the clearance I made for the tires yesterday. This was the biggest hump I could find, but it would have to do.
No more tire rubbing.
The front brake hoses could be a few inches longer, I'll have to move the mounts to give me the extra hose, they never got tight, but were getting a little too close for comfort. I want a little breathing room.
I also need to get a new gas cap. It started to dribble a little gas out of it.
Every thing else underneath seemed to have plenty of room to flex.

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