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post #91 of 185 Old 05-02-2019, 10:56 AM
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It might be a good idea to install a prefilter. I'd look for the biggest clear filter you can find. Some people use the glass filters so they can see the fuel moving.
Looking good as usual
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post #92 of 185 Old 05-02-2019, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I got it back running today, and I think I found what my issue was. It seems that once the filler neck cap is removed, the carb looses prime and will not start unless I pour fuel in the bowls. I drove it for over an hour today, and didn't have any issues. Remove the cap when I got back, and boom, no start. So I either have a venting problem, or maybe some issue with the carb. I have to drop the tank to change the sending unit, so when I do that, I will check into it all.

Other than than, it ran flawlessly today. I still have my unhung exhaust banging around all over the place underneath, and the exhaust shop can't get to it till next week. I have almost talked myself into just removing it completely, and running open headers until I purchase some fender-well exit headers and side pipes. A slight mishap yesterday with the fuel issue, but so far everything is back on track.

I have fender flares, rearview mirror, new Dana 30 diff seal, new seat belts, and a new trans tunnel cover all arriving by mid next week so there is some work that is going to take place.

Gave it a bath after driving it today and man does it look good. Almost as good as my old 78 (ALMOST). The 78 is pictured for reference.
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post #93 of 185 Old 05-06-2019, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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So, Friday while I was off work, I drove the Jeep all over the place. Out town, all around. To the part's store to get brake rotors and pads for my girlfriend's car, back home to do said brakes, back to store, etc. (you get the jist). The jeep did very good. No temperature issues, fuel issues, started every time, etc. The only gremlin that popped up was one that I knew about, but hadn't looked into yet. My AX15 trans has the hydraulic clutch with clutch master and external slave cylinder installed. After I drove it all day, I noticed that I couldn't get it to go into reverse without grinding. My slave cylinder is mounted to the bell housing where it can push the fork, but it is very crappily mounted. The PO did tell me when I bought the jeep that I may have to adjust it every once in a while or it would get hard to shift because the clutch wasn't engaging all the way. I haven't looked too much into it yet, but it appears that cylinder is adjusted properly, but the mount is bending make it not engage all the way. Does anyone know of a good aftermarket mount to mount the slave cylinder to the bell housing, or am I going to have to make one?????
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post #94 of 185 Old 05-08-2019, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Haven't updated in a couple of days. I haven't had a chance to do much on the Jeep. Weekend was full of a friend of mine's wedding festivities. I have gotten nearly all the parts I was waiting on except the fender flares. They should roll in later this week. I did begin to install the seat belts today. Everything was going smoothly. Shoulder belts bolted right in to the roll bar, and the reels bolted to the bottom of the roll bar like I had planned. I have no clue where the other piece of the shoulder harness bolts though. To a seat bolt? through the floor? Any ideas?

Piece I am talking about is shown in the 3rd picture.
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Not sure if anyone is following this since no one seems to reply, lol, but I will keep updating it for my enjoyment.

Finished up my seat belt install today. Also got the passenger side mirror adjusted to the correct spot. Turns out the PO had drilled another hold in it to make it stick out like the driver's mirror does when in reality, it is supposed to stick up. Got that fixed, also fixed my clutch issue. It turns out that my clutch slave cylinder is actually bolted through part of the bell housing. I'm guessing that this bell housing is out of a Jeep. i was under the impression that it was a Chevy bell housing and they had just used the Novak adapter plate to mount the AX15. So all is good there. I may tinker with the clutch setup some more later on, but for now it is fine.

Fender flares showed up today, so I will be working on them tomorrow. Also still have to replace my Dana 30 diff seal, and install my rear view mirror.

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post #96 of 185 Old 05-09-2019, 08:08 PM
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Where did you wind up bolting the seatbelts to? On a 5 it bolts to the front of the wheelhouse but I didn't see it on your 7 so I didn't reply.
Don't get frustrated with the lack of replies. On my build they just seems to come in waves lol. Crickets for a few days then boom they come in. It's the spring weather and everyone is wheeling or working on there own Jeeps instead of sitting inside being bored and looking on JF.
Keep it up. Your doing great.
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post #97 of 185 Old 05-09-2019, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I actually ended up bolting the L bracket that came with the seat belts to the floor roll bar bolt. I bolted the other mounting point of the shoulder harness to the same spot. It actually worked out great. I didn't have to drill anymore holes in the tub. The female side of the seat belts are bolted to the seat bolts.

I'm not worried about the lack of replies, this thread has always been kind of record for me. I also understand that everyone is out driving their jeeps lol.

More updates tomorrow, as i have an entire day to work on the Jeep.
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post #98 of 185 Old 05-10-2019, 09:11 PM
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I follow alot of threads and builds. I usually just read the updates and post replies once in a while

its a rusty one

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post #99 of 185 Old 05-11-2019, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Fender flares installed. Best addition we have done so far. They really tied everything together.
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post #100 of 185 Old 05-14-2019, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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No updates today. Probably won't get a chance to work on the Jeep until next week. I have a beach trip this weekend, and won't be able to get anything done on it. Plan is to have every part that I have in the garage installed by the end of next week (which isn't much at this point).
Dana 30 diff seal
front bumper
new plug wires
spark plugs
general tune up

Then I'm going to drive it for a little while until I am force to fix my fuel tank vent issue.
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post #101 of 185 Old 05-15-2019, 08:29 AM
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No updates today. Probably won't get a chance to work on the Jeep until next week. I have a beach trip this weekend, and won't be able to get anything done on it. Plan is to have every part that I have in the garage installed by the end of next week (which isn't much at this point).
Dana 30 diff seal
front bumper
new plug wires
spark plugs
general tune up

Then I'm going to drive it for a little while until I am force to fix my fuel tank vent issue.
That's a short list. Mine looks like a New York phone book lol. Good to see it's about done. Enjoy your trip.
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post #102 of 185 Old 05-15-2019, 09:17 AM
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Are those the stock seat belts or did you order new? Im gonna add 3 point belts to mine and am interested in hearing real reviews.

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post #103 of 185 Old 05-15-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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They were supposedly YJ reman seat belts, but I have never seen how they would mount in a YJ. I'm fairly certain that they were just universal belts with the hard plastic pieces that make the belts stand up straight in the middle. So far, they work great and unless you look very closely, you can't tel that they aren't made for the jeep. They are better than the lap belts that I had, so I am good with them.
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That's a short list. Mine looks like a New York phone book lol. Good to see it's about done. Enjoy your trip.
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That list is just to get it on the road for the summer. There are still endless cosmetic items that need to be purchased and installed. I have pretty much revamped the entire electrical, drivetrain, and suspension though.

I still have enough loose ends to keep me busy, but at least now I can drive it to the parts store when I need parts!
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post #105 of 185 Old 05-16-2019, 06:05 AM
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Jeep looks great! I couldn't figure out the seat belts either! I've always had lap belts or harnesses.



Love the shift knobs! I had an 8 ball on mine in high school and it was the first thing I did when I got my current CJ. It's a perfect feel for the CJ shifter!
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