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09-15-2021 01:09 PM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep87 View Post
the 4:1 case would definitely be nice.

The shop sounds good too. High enough for a lift. I know my lift requires 12 1/2' so you might want to be sure it is tall enough if a lift is in your future. It is easier to address now.
A lift is definitely is on my list of items. the 12' is where the short walls will be. The peak is close to 14' so it should be good for a lift. Ill price out 13' walls but to make sure I have enough room.

Yes a 4:1 would be very nice.
09-15-2021 01:03 PM
daddyjeep87
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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
Well as usual life gets busy and I have a half-finished project in the garage. I did pick up the heater hose fitting I needed for the water pump as I ordered the hoses I needed. I should be able to pick them up this afternoon. I will probably be Sunday evening before I can do anything since I am camping with the family this weekend.

I did some recent Junkyard shopping and I found a couple of NP241OR (RockTrac) transfer cases in Rubicon Jeeps. I want to put eyes on them to make sure they are the rock trac t-cases but if they are I think I am going to pick one up. I also need to decide If I am going to swap to an automatic transmission or stick with the manual. More than likely, at least for now I am going to stick with the manual, just an old school feel for me.

Also I am in the works on designing and building a dedicated shop for me to work in. 40' wide by 25' deep with 12'ft walls (on the short sides).

Regardless more to come in the near future.
the 4:1 case would definitely be nice.

The shop sounds good too. High enough for a lift. I know my lift requires 12 1/2' so you might want to be sure it is tall enough if a lift is in your future. It is easier to address now.
09-15-2021 10:43 AM
cpia84 Well as usual life gets busy and I have a half-finished project in the garage. I did pick up the heater hose fitting I needed for the water pump as I ordered the hoses I needed. I should be able to pick them up this afternoon. I will probably be Sunday evening before I can do anything since I am camping with the family this weekend.

I did some recent Junkyard shopping and I found a couple of NP241OR (RockTrac) transfer cases in Rubicon Jeeps. I want to put eyes on them to make sure they are the rock trac t-cases but if they are I think I am going to pick one up. I also need to decide If I am going to swap to an automatic transmission or stick with the manual. More than likely, at least for now I am going to stick with the manual, just an old school feel for me.

Also I am in the works on designing and building a dedicated shop for me to work in. 40' wide by 25' deep with 12'ft walls (on the short sides).

Regardless more to come in the near future.
09-08-2021 10:32 AM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by YJ94SBC View Post
Let the fun begin!

One thing I did differently when working on my cooling system, was actually giving the rtv enough time to cure. Sounds stupid, but I donít think I used to give the rtv enough time to fully cure before filling it up putting the system under pressure. Doubt youíre making that mistake, I just know I was always so anxious to get the project done, that I wouldnít wait. Now I give rtvs a full day to cure, if I canÖ
I agree 100%. I used to rush to get projects done as well but that was usually when it was my primary or only vehicle and I needed the vehicle quickly. This Jeep is at the bottom on the list of daily driving duties. It is strictly my toy/project vehicle so I can wait for letting it cure. I am eager to get it rolling but I know the importance of getting things done correctly.
09-08-2021 07:38 AM
YJ94SBC Let the fun begin!

One thing I did differently when working on my cooling system, was actually giving the rtv enough time to cure. Sounds stupid, but I don’t think I used to give the rtv enough time to fully cure before filling it up putting the system under pressure. Doubt you’re making that mistake, I just know I was always so anxious to get the project done, that I wouldn’t wait. Now I give rtvs a full day to cure, if I can…
09-07-2021 09:22 PM
cpia84 I didnít do much of anything on the Jeep this past weekend. But tonight however I did start on the cooling system refresh. I did notice I need to get a hose attachment for the top of the new water pump. Iíll have to take a picture later to show what Iím talking about. Also I still need to get the hoses.

I do plan on cleaning up the front of the engine before reassembly.






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09-03-2021 09:22 PM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
What's the hasp for?

Lol that for my toolbox on my trailer. I lost the keys to the toolbox and I had the hasp laying around.


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09-03-2021 09:21 PM
Awesome What's the hasp for?
09-03-2021 08:29 PM
cpia84 I got some goodies in the mail today!




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09-02-2021 04:02 PM
fishadventure
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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
I drove to remove the rest of the AC components especially the condenser in front of the radiator. Sent from my iPhone using IcrapN’talk
Why remove it? Run fluid through that! Use higher pressure hose and efi hose clamps. Why buy when you can borrow?!! Excellent cooler already in place
08-31-2021 12:20 PM
Louie4 Beats going 3 years without a fix, haha.


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08-30-2021 11:46 AM
cpia84
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Let me know if you find a fix. I plan to pull my motor and pop the freeze plugs to see if they reveal anything.


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Will do. Probably wonít be until this weekend but who knows maybe things will show up early.


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08-30-2021 11:37 AM
Louie4 Let me know if you find a fix. I plan to pull my motor and pop the freeze plugs to see if they reveal anything.


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08-30-2021 07:32 AM
cpia84 Parts ordered from Summit Racing. Ill source hoses locally at the auto shops. The ordered parts should be here by the weekend so I can knock out the cooling system.
08-29-2021 06:22 PM
cpia84 I drove the Jeep a bit today and actually went to the golf course. The Jeep definitely gets to 205-210 (based on the gauge) every time I drive it now. Iím not worried about that temp but I also want to do a cooling system refresh.

I read over @Louie4 Ďs post about his cooking issues. Iím going to take a page from his book and Iím going to be ordering a few things to help the cooling system.



Iím going to get the following:
-thermostat, plus a new housing and gasket
-flow looker water pump (for the 4.2L)
-new coolant hoses
-possibly new fan clutch

I will hold off on the Radiator for the moment but if I still have issues then Iíll go ahead and swap in a new one.

As for the fan I run the mechanical fan, which is what I prefer but I was inserting if anyone has any recommendations on other fans to possibly swap on that might have more fan blades?

Any other things I should be doing and look for as I do the cooling system refresh? What are the issues or concerns with having the AC compressor still installed but nothing is connected to it anymore? I basically still have it installed because I donít have a new belt yet and havenít determined how it will need to be ran before I pull it out of the Jeep.


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