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post #1 of 112 Old 10-02-2019, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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1981 Kentucky CJ7 build

Well, I guess here it starts. A lot of you guys have been helping me identify my jeep, and what I am working with on another thread. I plan to use this thread throughout my build to help document what I am doing as well as get advice from the members of this forum.

Be Warned.....I am very new to working on automobiles. I build machinery on a daily basis, but havent ever worked on cars.

The basics:
1981 CJ7
AMC 304 V8
Edelbrock performer 600 CFM carb (newly installed, and not yet tuned)
3 speed manual t150 transmission

Here are some pictures of where I am starting out.

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post #2 of 112 Old 10-02-2019, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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I put all new belts on today..one ran around the crank, fan, and alternator. The other ran around the crank, fan, and power steering. The one around the power steering looks like it should have two belts but only one was there when I got the jeep. I put two on, but they didnt tension evenly, so now I'm wondering if it should only be one belt. So which is it. One belt or two around the crank, fan, and power steering pump.

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Pulling up a virtual barstool in the corner of your shop...

Carry on my good man!



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There's beer in the fridge grab one hoss..thanks for the help so far

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post #5 of 112 Old 10-02-2019, 08:14 PM
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Move over a spot, Hoss. And pass me one of those beers.

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This thing doesn't look all that bad considering you just got it. It doesn't appear to be plagued with PO issues other than those terrible TSL ThornTurds. A good cleaning would really make this thing look a lot better and uncover some issues that you may possibly need to address first. Good luck with build. These CJs are fun and cheap to rebuild. This forum and the people on it will be all the help you will ever need during this process.
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Hey before you guys empty my fridge will one of you answer my belt question hahah you know.... before 2 belts becomes 4 hah

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You should only need one belt. The second groove was likely for an additional accessory belt, and went to (for example) an AC compressor or smog pump

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post #10 of 112 Old 10-03-2019, 08:57 AM
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I put all new belts on today..one ran around the crank, fan, and alternator. The other ran around the crank, fan, and power steering. The one around the power steering looks like it should have two belts but only one was there when I got the jeep. I put two on, but they didnt tension evenly, so now I'm wondering if it should only be one belt. So which is it. One belt or two around the crank, fan, and power steering pump.

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Have an image? I haven't seen a set up with two belts going around the PS, but have seen two belts run the alternator and the AC compressor (when present). One belt should be fine-

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I'll get a pic in a few

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post #12 of 112 Old 10-03-2019, 09:10 AM
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Looks like a good base to start with. I'm an ex mechanic with no real body experience, so anything with a solid tub is with me.


Be sure to slant you build to your proposed use. A lot of guys sit with an offroad mag between there thighs and stare at the glossy pictures while ordering a bunch of totally useless crap. Put together a build sheet to chart what you need and to keep you on track.
I like to group my work so I don't have to go back two or three times.
IE rear axle complete. This includes all brakes, springs, and bushings.
Front axle complete. Includes all above and any steering components.
Engine, transmission, t case complete.
ETC.



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You should only need one belt. The second groove was likely for an additional accessory belt, and went to (for example) an AC condenser or such.

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Many times the second groove ran an AIR pump.
That being said, you should be able to run two belts. This was not an uncommon set up on older luxury cars, usually on the AC. If the belts are the same size and from the same manufacture, they should be able to be tightened without any issues.
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post #13 of 112 Old 10-03-2019, 09:21 AM
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Yep, had forgotten about the smog pump running off the PS pump. Haven't seen one of those for a long time.


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Pretty sure I saw this one on the marketplace while searching for parts lol looking forward to seeing your build!

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That's where I got it....4 hours from home...got it on a trade

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