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post #46 of 109 Old 09-20-2020, 07:44 PM
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Most transfercases are 2HI 4HI N 4Low. The Quadratrac may be different, I'm not sure. Twin stick will have one lever for Hi and Low range, and another lever for 2wd and 4wd.

Looking back at the photos, looks like yours is a Quadratrac, so I'm not sure,
I believe first step is AWD, next 4Loc then Neutral and finally 4Lo Loc
Do you have an owners manual? it will hold the answer, but I'm sure someone here will reply.

All of this is not quite correct.

Twin sticks don't work this way. One stick is for the front axle and the other is the rear axle, just think of factory shifter, split in two.

Someone with a Quadratrac needs to jump in here but I know that a factory Quadratrac is always in 4WD and that small shifter is an optional low range selector. Inside of the glovebox is an emergency drive vacuum switch to lock the differential in the transfercase.


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post #47 of 109 Old 09-20-2020, 08:29 PM
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Quadratracdoesnt have sticks. Its full time 4 wheel drive. Its the lever in the Drivers side floor pan. You only have 4 Lo and 4 Hi if I recall correctly.
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post #48 of 109 Old 09-20-2020, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I got more figured out today....shop and owners manuals are in the mail still...so I'm wingin' it...

Low trans fluid was the reason it wasn't going into gear. Added ATF and that fixed it right up.
Found a few loose spark plugs...pulled em and replaced with new Autolite 65's.
I started thinking maybe the reason it wouldn't keep running was I only put a 2 gallon can of gas in, maybe it spread out on the bottom of the tank and the pickup couldn't get enough. Filled up a 5 gallon gerry can, dumped it in, fires up and stays running now.
For whatever reason, the electric fuel pump is no longer hammering loud. Maybe it's the gas, sea-foam, and Marvel running through making it happy?
It's idles smooth and stays running!
I actually drove it about an hour ago down the road to the mailbox!
So stoked right now!
Shopping online for new tires and shocks!

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Thats a nice Jeep. Seems to have been well cared for. I would leave it stock looking the way it is. The rims remind me of the ones I bought from Dick Cepek, Inc. years ago. They were made by Appliance plating
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post #50 of 109 Old 09-20-2020, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thats a nice Jeep. Seems to have been well cared for. I would leave it stock looking the way it is. The rims remind me of the ones I bought from Dick Cepek, Inc. years ago. They were made by Appliance plating
Thanks man! I'm definitely leaving it stock looking the way it is. Wheels are staying put.
The plan is to change all the fluids, tires and shocks. Work out any bugs and identify anything that was neglected or decayed from sitting unused. Make it into a solid, reliable, daily driver.
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Thanks man! I'm definitely leaving it stock looking the way it is. Wheels are staying put.
The plan is to change all the fluids, tires and shocks. Work out any bugs and identify anything that was neglected or decayed from sitting unused. Make it into a solid, reliable, daily driver.
Clean stock CJ's are becoming a rarity these days as age catches up with them and people chop 'em up and turn them into hardcore off road machines.
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post #52 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Clean stock CJ's are becoming a rarity these days as age catches up with them and people chop 'em up and turn them into hardcore off road machines.
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With this Jeep, I'm approaching it with a mind towards preservation of history.
No hardcore rock crawling. I do have an endless amount of fireroads and trails around me that I plan to explore, but nothing crazy.
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post #53 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 10:46 AM
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To the best of my knowledge the only difference between the Renegade and anything else was just trim pieces, seats, and the decals that say Renegade. And at that there are not much for options. You are restoring this Jeep. Do it any way you want!

Check these folks out. I plan on repainting my Jeep again next year and I am looking at these.

www.phoenixgraphix.com/jeep.php

I WILL be having a professional body shop put this stuff on!
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post #54 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 12:19 PM
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Did the 76 Renegade have a tailgate?

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post #55 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a few questions for the knowledgable...

What does this tag on the diff tell me?
Which axles do I appear I have?(I need to order gaskets before I change the gear oil and I read that early 76's can have different axles than later 76's).
Where can I find these plug wire keepers that slide onto the valve cover tabs?
What does this tag on the valve cover tell me?

I appreciate all the help!

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post #56 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 12:53 PM
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That rear diff cover is an unmistakable dana model 20, 29 spline 2-piece axles, narrow track, and should be offset because of the QT transfer case

Front should be a dana 30, narrow track, with either 27 or 31 spline axles

According to the tag, 3.54 ring and pinion

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For your valve cover tag, check out this website. It'll walk you through the decode process. And from the tag on your front differential (which appears to be a Dana 30?), looks like your gearing is, in my opinion, a favorable 3.54. You could double check that on your rear differential - which is an AMC 20. The code is found stamped to the right of the differential cover.
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post #58 of 109 Old 09-21-2020, 01:09 PM
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And the image you have showing the white plastic spark plug wire separator - it appears to have slipped off it's mounting location. The squared end of the clip is slotted, and was designed to secure the spark plug wires in a specific location. The square tabs protruding upward on each valve cover, shown in your image is the likely spot it came from. There is another location on the coil bracket that those clips can also be anchored-

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That rear diff cover is an unmistakable dana model 20, 29 spline 2-piece axles, narrow track, and should be offset because of the QT transfer case

Front should be a dana 30, narrow track, with either 27 or 31 spline axles

According to the tag, 3.54 ring and pinion

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The rear is an AMC 20. Dana 20 is a transfer case. Dana 30 front axles never came from the factory with 31 spline axles.
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The rear is an AMC 20. Dana 20 is a transfer case. Dana 30 front axles never came from the factory with 31 spline axles.
Yep, AMC model 20...my bad. New phone, used a blackberry for the last 20 years, and now stuck using a Samsung w/ non physical keyboard. Can't get used to the on screen typing, predictive text or auto correct.

The spline count on the 30, must be a lot of bad info out there, because its all over Google that both are/were an option, but I'll defer.



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