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post #26341 of 26528 Old 08-09-2020, 12:50 PM
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Redid the wiring behind the dash.
There really is a method to that madness that make sense once you start laying it out.

Looking good in there. Hope you get another 25 + years out of it when you get done.

I got away removing about a 1/10 mile of what is this for? And was able to patch up the original harness after the inherited mess from the fire. The things people do with wire and why, amaze me.

Can't wait to get my dash down again, gauges went nuts, Parking brake bulb must have burnt out and one of the knobs for the vent keeps slipping off, got a new set of cables for that some place, maybe inside the glove box.

Drove mine yesterday what a hoot.

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post #26342 of 26528 Old 08-09-2020, 12:58 PM
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Been a while since I've been in here. Did knock sensors in my CJ yesterday. 5.3 swap a few years ago.

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post #26343 of 26528 Old 08-09-2020, 01:39 PM
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Changed the fluid in my transmission... yikes. When my uncle rebuilt the tranny, he accidentally put the 3rd gear synchro in backwards he says. Think I found it, in pieces. I’ll run this new fluid for a brief time then change it again & see what happens.



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post #26344 of 26528 Old 08-09-2020, 02:23 PM
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Anybody but me think he has moisture in his fluid?

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post #26345 of 26528 Old 08-09-2020, 02:38 PM
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Yep that ones been doing some swimming . I do lots of diff oil changes from the guys launching boats , looks just like that .. the gear lube is actually designed to mix with water so you don't fully loose lubrication. Pretty sure you could not actually put a Syncro in backwards as they are a cone that sit on a taper ?? Think he is messing with you ....
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post #26346 of 26528 Old 08-10-2020, 04:03 AM
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Yes, I don't think you can physically put the tranny back together if the syncro is on backwards.


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post #26347 of 26528 Old 08-10-2020, 04:09 AM
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Added some more grounds to various parts on the dash.

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And found a few design errors

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Restoring a CJ dash is much easier than designing a dash

Found a mystery connector

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Might be the 4cyl tach plug.


and found I have a bad dimmer switch

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Which means I have to drop the column again to replace the switch.


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post #26348 of 26528 Old 08-10-2020, 08:17 AM
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Finally got a chance to take the '6 wheeling on some good terrain at the Badlands in Attica IN yesterday, first trip out with the new fuel injection. Spent the ride home kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Ran amazing, didn't load up going down steep hills. Only mild complaint is it is slow to return to idle, need to look into that and see if something is up with me running a 175 degree thermostat and it thinking it is still in warmup mode.

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post #26349 of 26528 Old 08-10-2020, 09:40 PM
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Anybody but me think he has moisture in his fluid?
Wile running service trucks in the business here on the Oregon Coast water like this was common just from the atmosphere. In the winter we breath water on the coast nine months of the year.
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post #26350 of 26528 Old 08-11-2020, 01:54 PM
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Completed the rebuild of the motor this last weekend. After oil & fuel prime, proper setting of timing, the motor runs like new. If the rebuild didn't start with a water pump replacement, I would have cleaned the engine compartment before starting... More cosmetics are in the future.
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post #26351 of 26528 Old 08-14-2020, 04:50 PM
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I took out some t5 extension housing to transfer case bolts, cleaned with brake cleaner and, put permatex super 300 on the washer face and on the threads and reassembled. It also appears that my flywheel is flinging oil from rear main seal in the bellhousing , leaking between the tranny front bearing retainer and bell housing down between the tranny to bellhousing joint at the bottom. How can I tell it's not gear oil. Because one thing I like about royal purple synchromax is its purple. It sucks these 258 rear main seals leak.

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post #26352 of 26528 Old 08-14-2020, 08:42 PM
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I finished my aesthetic improvement of the gauge. So shiny you can see my reflection! I used HiPo Parts Fluorescent Speedo Paint on the needles. Clear coated the face and needles and painted and clear coated the bezel. The rubber gasket behind the glass is a little cracked but whatever. If the speedo and odometer work that'll be awesome. Before and After:
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post #26353 of 26528 Old 08-14-2020, 10:16 PM
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Wow! Great work on the speedometer and gauges!!!
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post #26354 of 26528 Old 08-14-2020, 10:31 PM
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Junkyard seats from a 98 Pontiac Sunfire (don’t have enough posts to send pics yet but will place in Junkyard Seats thread when I can)
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post #26355 of 26528 Old 08-14-2020, 10:40 PM
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What did you do to your CJ today?

New tail lights. Everything functions again.
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