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post #74791 of Old 09-28-2012, 03:50 PM
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Yes! Just waiting on the 30's install kit

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post #74792 of Old 09-28-2012, 05:33 PM
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Put carpet on the trunk I made Sunday afternoon. Turned out ok

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post #74793 of Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM
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Pretty HAPPY

Well the last couple of weeks my Jeep has been sounding more and more like a Diesel... With a new Tick.... I feared Cracked Manifold even though its a 2 pc, Piston Slap, Or just getting tired and needing some major work (165000 Miles)

Well I decided to take a couple oz of seafoam and run it through the Brake Booster Vacuum Line and see if smoke would poor out the a potential crackin the manifold... And oh WOWWWWW did it. Engine compartment was full of white smoke within seconds.. That told me the it a maifold/exhaust issue... I just need to find it... Well after inspecting it the best I could I found nothing wrong... UNTIL I bumped the rear Flange.... It was So loose it almost wasn't bolted together... 10 Minutes later snug as a bug..... SWEET... Sounds like it should and took care of the ticking and Dieseling sounds.....
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post #74794 of Old 09-28-2012, 06:55 PM
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Well the last couple of weeks my Jeep has been sounding more and more like a Diesel... With a new Tick.... I feared Cracked Manifold even though its a 2 pc, Piston Slap, Or just getting tired and needing some major work (165000 Miles)

Well I decided to take a couple oz of seafoam and run it through the Brake Booster Vacuum Line and see if smoke would poor out the a potential crackin the manifold... And oh WOWWWWW did it. Engine compartment was full of white smoke within seconds.. That told me the it a maifold/exhaust issue... I just need to find it... Well after inspecting it the best I could I found nothing wrong... UNTIL I bumped the rear Flange.... It was So loose it almost wasn't bolted together... 10 Minutes later snug as a bug..... SWEET... Sounds like it should and took care of the ticking and Dieseling sounds.....
That's a great find. Mine has sounded like a diesel for years. Maybe this is my problem, rather than a piston slap or lifter.
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post #74795 of Old 09-28-2012, 07:48 PM
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Worked 3 hrs on the jeep and got 2 of the 7 u-joints changed. Rear driveshaft is done but I still have to do front driveshaft. I was also going to go ahead and change front axles joints, but they don't look bad at all and are not loose, so I'll wait on those. It took so long because we had to get skid plate off, take driveshaft off, and after using press to break the joints loose, we still had to cut with torch to get joints all the way out of driveshaft. Is there a better way to do this? Most people I've read about and the videos I watch either use torch or grin an angle on the cap then wedge it out.
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post #74796 of Old 09-28-2012, 08:22 PM
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Received my 4l60e transmission to transfercase adapter from Advance Adapters and new aluminum conversion radiator for my 5.3 Vortec swap. Now just waiting for my motor mounts from Advance Adapters ship, then the fun begins.

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post #74797 of Old 09-28-2012, 09:32 PM
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Worked 3 hrs on the jeep and got 2 of the 7 u-joints changed. Rear driveshaft is done but I still have to do front driveshaft. I was also going to go ahead and change front axles joints, but they don't look bad at all and are not loose, so I'll wait on those. It took so long because we had to get skid plate off, take driveshaft off, and after using press to break the joints loose, we still had to cut with torch to get joints all the way out of driveshaft. Is there a better way to do this? Most people I've read about and the videos I watch either use torch or grin an angle on the cap then wedge it out.
With mine I used a u joint press. I rented it from an auto parts store for $200 (then when it was returned, got my whole $200 back! ) I tried it without the press and it was next to impossible. Even with the press though, I happened to bend the ear on one of my axle shafts (I did bend it back with a spring compressor set backwards).

Why did you need the skid plate off though to take off the rear shaft? Ive done it like 3 or 4 times, and not once was the skid plate in the way.
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post #74798 of Old 09-28-2012, 09:37 PM
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Finally installed my PSC trail corners and began installation of flush mount tail lights... I hate these short days of fall >

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post #74799 of Old 09-28-2012, 09:46 PM
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With mine I used a u joint press. I rented it from an auto parts store for $200 (then when it was returned, got my whole $200 back! ) I tried it without the press and it was next to impossible. Even with the press though, I happened to bend the ear on one of my axle shafts (I did bend it back with a spring compressor set backwards).

Why did you need the skid plate off though to take off the rear shaft? Ive done it like 3 or 4 times, and not once was the skid plate in the way.
I went ahead and removed the skid plate because tomorrow I have to replace u-joints on front driveshaft, plus if I have time and can get the chain, I'm going to replace the transfer case chain, so skid plate would have been in the way. Glad I did drop the skid though, it was full of dried mud, I'm going to sand and repaint before I put it back on
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post #74800 of Old 09-28-2012, 10:40 PM
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I went ahead and removed the skid plate because tomorrow I have to replace u-joints on front driveshaft, plus if I have time and can get the chain, I'm going to replace the transfer case chain, so skid plate would have been in the way. Glad I did drop the skid though, it was full of dried mud, I'm going to sand and repaint before I put it back on
Ah, makes sense. Just so you know, though, you can take off the front shaft without removing the skid. Its kind of a pain, but easier than dropping the skid, IMO.
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post #74801 of Old 09-28-2012, 10:54 PM
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Ah, makes sense. Just so you know, though, you can take off the front shaft without removing the skid. Its kind of a pain, but easier than dropping the skid, IMO.
Nice to know, and if I wasn't working on t-case I probably wouldn't have removed the skid...broke off one of the little bolts tying the t-case into the skid plate...I hate rust
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post #74802 of Old 09-28-2012, 11:50 PM
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Got a stock air box to replace a cheapo short ram that came with it. Very glad to have a proper set up

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post #74803 of Old 09-29-2012, 12:07 AM
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Learned I twisted the rear pinion splines and bent a rim. o, yeah someone put my retaining plate on backwards for the rear shaft and I didn't pay attention to it when i installed it causeing it the spray diff fluid and toast a bearing.

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post #74804 of Old 09-29-2012, 06:08 AM
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post #74805 of Old 09-29-2012, 06:31 AM
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There's one on Fleabay right now. Any model from a '46 to a '71 should be the same I think. Walcks specializes in Willys parts and has a repop for $60.
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