Picked up a t176 and bell housing for $100 from one of my friends. Everything works on it and it's in great shape. The only thing is there seems to be a little but of lateral "slop" in the input shaft. It only wiggles up and down. Not side to side or diagonally. Is that most likely a bad input bearing or is that how it's supposed to be? It's not like loose slop. You actually have to make it move and wiggle it ill post a video in a little bit but Here's some pics.
So I was finishing my transfercase drop, had to fab up a nut for inside the frame rail, when I decided to look around underneath.
Never trust your PO!!! So I was fixing a known issue with the feul line routing under the oil pan. When I noticed I was missing one of 3 block bolts for the motor mount, Ok no big deal. Then I happened to look at the otherside and noticed it was missing BOTH nuts on the bushing to frame mount. Basically my big torquy 360 was held in by it own hulking mass and 2 1"x3/8" bolts.
Well I remedied that situation. Peeked at the front porch and realized my extended brake lines werent in yet and closed up the garage. Not a big day but i feel better about something I didnt know i should worry about.
The Last Great American Hero... the demi-god... to which speed means freedom of the soul.
I spray painted my recently new brake drums black and tried adjusting the brakes.
1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.