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post #27496 of 27679 Old 06-08-2021, 01:15 PM
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Funny you should mention that.
I improved the top link connection to make the arms align better.

I'll have to look into that.

I was working on a hydraulic top link but maybe I could put in a lower relief valve that would trip it and allow the cylinder to retract.
If I'm even using the correct terms.

hmm... 3 ton harbor freight engine hoist jack for the top link, set the bleed off to allow the it to compress and kick the knife out of the ground if it catches on something solid and gives the quick ability to level the knife in the ground.


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post #27497 of 27679 Old 06-09-2021, 06:21 AM
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There is an old saying that goes "In the end the one with the most toys wins!" John just took the lead in that contest.
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R&R my ICM with Standard Blue Streak P/N:LX203 my old one is OEM and still works, since it 41yrs old I wanted to save it as a spare.

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post #27499 of 27679 Old 06-12-2021, 02:41 PM
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post #27500 of 27679 Old 06-14-2021, 10:08 AM
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Dropped exhaust, transmission and transfer case just to fix a botched clutch throwout bearing install.

Turns out the clutch fork had pried the clips completely off the TOB. A lot of work just to get a working clutch.
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post #27501 of 27679 Old 06-15-2021, 11:24 AM
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Taking a break. Removed 9 out of 12 Torx bolts from the AMC Model 20 diff cover on my ‘79 CJ5. Need to replace gasket to stop a bad leak. Going to have a go at it again maybe later today or tomorrow. Tractor is calling me to mow. Plan to cut a slot in the Torx bolt heads for a flat blade screwdriver. Easy-Out as a backup. At least the top Torx bolts came out and these 3 are easier to get at. Replacing the Torx with hex head bolts. Please send some positive thoughts my way! Thanks.

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Cleaned all of the contacts and replaced the grounds in my engine compartment. Having some intermittent electrical issues-- hoping this might help. Also grounded the starter, alternator, and distributor with cable (rather than just relying on housing to ground).

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post #27503 of 27679 Old 06-17-2021, 09:46 AM
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worked last night and got front axle shafts in and hubs on. figured out i didnt have the locking hub gaskets or even RTV, so i decided to protect the open hubs with some grocery bags..

one question though, will i be fine using RTV for the locking hub gasket? or should I get gasket material and make them?


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worked last night and got front axle shafts in and hubs on. figured out i didnt have the locking hub gaskets or even RTV, so i decided to protect the open hubs with some grocery bags..

one question though, will i be fine using RTV for the locking hub gasket? or should I get gasket material and make them?


I was with a group of guys replacing axle shafts on one of our Scramblers after breaking it on a trail. The owner is really A/R about his stuff and he used rtv on both when reassembling. I think it should be fine.
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worked last night and got front axle shafts in and hubs on. figured out i didnt have the locking hub gaskets or even RTV, so i decided to protect the open hubs with some grocery bags..

one question though, will i be fine using RTV for the locking hub gasket? or should I get gasket material and make them?


If you use a gasket while at home, you may be able to re-use it on the trail if needs be.
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Taking a break. Removed 9 out of 12 Torx bolts from the AMC Model 20 diff cover on my ‘79 CJ5. Need to replace gasket to stop a bad leak. Going to have a go at it again maybe later today or tomorrow. Tractor is calling me to mow. Plan to cut a slot in the Torx bolt heads for a flat blade screwdriver. Easy-Out as a backup. At least the top Torx bolts came out and these 3 are easier to get at. Replacing the Torx with hex head bolts. Please send some positive thoughts my way! Thanks.
We were able to remove the remaining 3 diff cover bolts this afternoon. What a job.
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Nice!

"The unbelievable we can do immediately . . . the impossible just takes a little longer."
My College Accounting Professor

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"
Winston Churchill

Jeeps I Have Owned in Year Order:
'61 CJ5, '63 CJ6, '78 CJ5, '79 CJ5 (Current), '79 CJ7 & '86 CJ7.
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post #27510 of 27679 Old 06-19-2021, 02:38 AM
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Painted my center metal console, giving it a clean look. I used wrinkle paint but doesn’t appear to look heavily wrinkled at all. Oh Well! Maybe give it a couple more coats in coming days!
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