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08-11-2020 01:54 PM
Nor Cal CJ5 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.
08-10-2020 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by DougE View Post
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.
08-10-2020 08:17 AM
Fourtrail 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.
08-10-2020 04:09 AM
John Strenk 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.
08-10-2020 04:03 AM
John Strenk Yes, I don't think you can physically put the tranny back together if the syncro is on backwards.
08-09-2020 02:38 PM
RAMMJETT 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 ....
08-09-2020 02:23 PM
DougE Anybody but me think he has moisture in his fluid?
08-09-2020 01:39 PM
seth13_1984 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. Iíll run this new fluid for a brief time then change it again & see what happens.

Also... missed the drain bucket.

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08-09-2020 12:58 PM
cjjohn Been a while since I've been in here. Did knock sensors in my CJ yesterday. 5.3 swap a few years ago.
08-09-2020 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by John Strenk View Post
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.
08-09-2020 12:31 PM
Hurricane4 JEEPFELLER - Much appreciated! A bit premature . . . I hope!
08-09-2020 10:50 AM
JEEPFELLER Hurricane4,

Please use my profile when locking in the beneficiary for your Jeep.

I will assemble/ organize a "missing man" formation with Jeeps at your funeral.

Please list any other last requests you might desire!

PS We will miss you buddy!

08-08-2020 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Hurricane4 View Post
1979 - 304 V8 - T150 3-Speed. No computer. 16,000 original miles. I have a ton of documentation for the Jeep including the order sheet and window sticker.
Holy crap
08-08-2020 08:16 PM
Hurricane4 1979 - 304 V8 - T150 3-Speed. No computer. 16,000 original miles. I have a ton of documentation for the Jeep including the order sheet and window sticker.
08-08-2020 07:40 PM
agear What year is yours ? Have a computer ?
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