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post #61 of 148 Old 07-22-2021, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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How do you feel about starting a new post to trouble shoot the problem.

List what bulbs you have old or new harness. etc. and what problems you have.

Mine conversion jumped from one problem to another when swapping to all LEDs,
I'll see if I can find my old posts.

I remember most of my problems went away with some funny little adapter for the fender lights.

But if you want to keep it here, that's fine also.

If you mean the flasher relay, this is the one I bought.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

had to use the supplied socket adapter to get it to work.
Mister4x4 and I have been chewing on this for over a week now. I might just open it up to the forums in general in a couple of weeks. I have some minor surgery coming up (carpal tunnel), so I'll wait until that's done, otherwise, I'll be out in the garage all hours of the day and night trying suggestions.

I put in an American Autowire harness, so it has all new wiring. Mister4x4 can tell you, I have been squawking non-stop; I don't like dealing with wiring! It's like Christmas lights ... 1 bulb can take out the whole string. Now, find the bulb. ARGH!

That flasher was the first one I tried, without, and with, the base plate.

Then I tried the AAW-recommended flashers (b/c you know, they say you need to use TWO with their harness), and got some decent functionality.

I'm not having issues with hyperflashing, but I'm wondering if a load resistor somewhere in line might be the way to go?

I have verified all grounds as solid, so it *shouldn't* be a ground issue.

I'll figure out where to put the lighting thread and start one, otherwise, I'll just keep going forever here.

Thank you, John!


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post #62 of 148 Old 07-23-2021, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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AAANNNDDD ... he's LEGAL!

Got up EARLY this morning and was at the DMV right as they opened. Had 0 wait.

Got him titled and tagged, so he's totally legal to drive on public streets now!

WOOOT!!!

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post #63 of 148 Old 07-23-2021, 08:18 PM
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aaannnddd ... He's legal!

Got up early this morning and was at the dmv right as they opened. Had 0 wait.

Got him titled and tagged, so he's totally legal to drive on public streets now!

Wooot!!!
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post #64 of 148 Old 07-26-2021, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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In addition to the LED frustrations, I've been trying to address steering "adventures." Driving at speed was like an old movie from the 1940s ... sawing away at the wheel to keep in my lane. Felt like I was playing bumper bowling! I had checked my caster angle, and it came out to ~1.5*. I added 4* shims ... which helped a lot! But, was still sawing at the wheel. Devildog80 showed me how to adjust the steering box to try to take out some of the slop (thank you!). That's helping a lot, too! Hoping I can get my boy tightened up before bottoming out on the box adjustments!

I also have a LOUD vacuum leak around/below the throttle body. Pretty sure it's at the intake/exhaust runners for 3 and 4. So, time to get new gaskets, pull the intake/exhaust apart (I'm learning to dislike Hedman's two-part design for their 99600 headers), make sure everything is spotless, and try to seal it all up. Again. This will be the 4th time I've pulled the intake/exhaust apart. If I can't get the leak sorted this time, I'm just going back to the stock exhaust. At least I KNOW that will seal up!!

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UPDATE TIME!

So, like I posted in my LED thread, the lights are working more or less as they're supposed to.

I got the horn working. I had been using the washer pump connection (no tank/pump installed, so, why not?). Finally found the relay way up by the clutch return spring (don't ask, I dunno ...) and the relay was not fully seated. It is now. Horn works through the button.

Now I just need to get the reverse switch sorted, figure out if the oil pressure sending unit is bad or if the gauge is shot (any ideas on testing? Anyone? Anyone? .... ), and decide if it's worth it to muck about with the voltmeter. It works sporadically.

Got the rear bumper in today and started welding. Got down to two tabs and 2" ... and ran out of wire. Really?

Mister 4x4 had mentioned "recurving" the distributor. I have an A-Team HEI. I have not found anything on the webs about recurving that beast. All I have been able to determine is that sticking an allen wrench in the vac adv can and turning clockwise advances timing, and counterclockwise retards timing. I have him set at 10* BTDC static, and am working on getting him to @ 35* total timing. We'll get there.

Here's the rear bumper in the box. Thank you JCR Off Road!

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Bends completed, prepping to weld.

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Stage I completed.

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Stage II completed.

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They're not stacked dimes, but my welds are improving. At least $15/hour welds. Maybe $20. :P

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Got the d-ring mounts in.

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And now, the Piece de Resistance ... video time!

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post #66 of 148 Old 08-10-2021, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well, shoot, forgot to post a pic of the mounted rear bumper ...

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Looks pretty darn good, and I have to say, the Krylon Rust Tough paint has me impressed. Holds up a fair bit better than Rustoleum.
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Hard to believe the finished product, from where it started from, and near drives like a new vehicle
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Hey man just read through this whole thing. Its CRAZY you did all this since February. Just wanted to say great job I have an 84 CJ7 and am wanting to do the same things very soon. scary to think about for me to get into the struggles of a restoration with everything it intel's. Not knowing basically anything about any of it.
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Hard to believe the finished product, from where it started from, and near drives like a new vehicle
Thank you Scott! I have a remanufactured steering box to put in; the input shaft seal sprang a leak, and the sector shaft adjustment screw/jam nut are leaking now, too. So, I guess the 41 (42? Parts were built in Nov 79!) year old gear finally said "Enough!"

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Hey man just read through this whole thing. Its CRAZY you did all this since February. Just wanted to say great job I have an 84 CJ7 and am wanting to do the same things very soon. scary to think about for me to get into the struggles of a restoration with everything it intel's. Not knowing basically anything about any of it.
ZacD94, you got this, man! I was a fairly competent mechanic when I started (been wrenching on vehicles since I was 10), but I learned SO much along the way! This forum is a great source of information, as is YouTube. I also benefited from having Mister4x4 as a best friend ... he'd done a complete restomod on his 71 Mustang Mach I. PM incoming ...

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Finally got a spare tire for the cantankerous ol' geezer! That, however, presents its own problem. The added weight drags the tailgate out of alignment when I open it up, so I have to hoist it back up to get it to close. I don't remember having this issue on my Wranglers, but I also hadn't gone up to this size tire.

Thinking of putting a horizontal loop handle in the lower left of the tailgate. I checked the hinge mounts ... they're solid as can be. Oh, well.

Put in some DIY limiter straps, too. Don't want that heavy tire getting away from me and doing bad things to the tail light.

PSA: Rivet nuts. MAGIC! Invest in them.
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Maybe look into the receiver hitch tire carrier, someone else suggested on another thread, so that nice tail gate does not get sprung. Your bumper has the knock out for it.
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Maybe look into the receiver hitch tire carrier, someone else suggested on another thread, so that nice tail gate does not get sprung. Your bumper has the knock out for it.
I actually did think about that, even have the bits for the receiver that came with the bumper; just didn't put 'em in b/c I didn't think I would need 'em. Silly me! Easy enough to weld 'em in. I'm just not a huge fan of how they look, and I'm wondering if that would actually block the use of the tailgate? The ones that swing away ... wow. Almost $1K!?! I'm also considering a bumper-mount carrier; to me, those look a lot cleaner. Mister4x4 built one for his CJ; I could probably get the steel and other sundry parts for cheap for either option, compared to buying pre-made.

Multiple options are on the table, though other projects are higher priority.

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hey man for some reason i cant figure out how to access my PMs. any advice i tried on my phone and it says login when im already logged in. my computer is telling me i have to activate my account but i already have
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hey man for some reason i cant figure out how to access my PMs. any advice i tried on my phone and it says login when im already logged in. my computer is telling me i have to activate my account but i already have
I'm at a loss on that one ... I'd ping one of the admins. I'll poke around and see if I can find anything on this.
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This is what I'm getting.

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