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12-03-2019 09:17 PM
RARECJ8 Couple months ago noticed a distinct but random tap tap sound from new ish engine. 8k miles. Got progressively worse. Yanked it apart and yikes. Cyl 6 piston is literally toast. Time for GP hard decisions. Was a Spendy 4.6 stroker build. Builder retired and moved away... no wheeling for a while. Bummed.

Bewildered... sent oil for testing and full of aluminum and babbit...
12-03-2019 04:43 PM
MetalMountainGoat Finally got the heater box installed. What a pain it was. PO did some cobbled work that made it much more difficult than it should have been. Everything is working now though. Awaiting my defroster duct and then I can reassemble the dash.
12-03-2019 12:38 PM
Mud Machine
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After he messaged me a few times and dropped the price to $50 i figured id get it just to have. Sat down and loaded up a cart with all new parts, and will come in under $600 with new motor, new clutch, new lower housing, and complete rebuild.
Awesome!!
12-03-2019 10:15 AM
cJAY904 Took my son out for a little off road. Wasn't planning on getting muddy, but got in a place where I had little choice. It was fun and has been cleaned almost back to where it was before.
12-02-2019 08:54 PM
skizriz
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Started rebuilding this pile of broken and missing parts I picked up a few weeks ago.
Looks great Skiz! I love my 8274. When I bought mine it needed an overhaul. Great winch.
Jon In Tucson.

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Something I have been wanting, and searching for years to find. Around here they seem to bring top dollar. With all of the missing and broken parts, I was going to pass on this one. After he messaged me a few times and dropped the price to $50 i figured id get it just to have. Sat down and loaded up a cart with all new parts, and will come in under $600 with new motor, new clutch, new lower housing, and complete rebuild.

Just can't have a real CJ without a 8274.
12-02-2019 08:28 PM
Jon In Tucson
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Started rebuilding this pile of broken and missing parts I picked up a few weeks ago.
Looks great Skiz! I love my 8274. When I bought mine it needed an overhaul. Great winch.
Jon In Tucson.

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12-02-2019 07:32 PM
skizriz Started rebuilding this pile of broken and missing parts I picked up a few weeks ago.
12-02-2019 05:12 PM
caseypotts I mounted my dimmer knob on the underside lip of my dash so that I wouldn't have another hole in my dash. I mounted my tac knob right next to it as well.
One would have to look pretty had to see them from the seated position.
I would tend to agree with you on having numbers on the temp scale. (Mine is the CJ style so I never really know the true degrees.
When I did my LS swap though I picked up an OBDII WiFi reader which links to my phone and it gives me real time read outs on Temp, RPM's Horsepower, intake temp, Timing, gas mileage.... and reads codes.

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Here's my thread on marrying Speedhut and Painless. The gauges have a dimmer knob that requires a small hole in the dash to mount. The CJ version has a temp gauge without numbers to look like the original, but you might want to get a version with a numbered scale.
12-02-2019 03:54 PM
agear Checked spark plugs running slightly rich . I wonder if it's because I bumped my idle because I added a/c to my jeep ?
12-02-2019 10:43 AM
cpadget Installed a hoist for my hard top. Game changer for space savings
12-02-2019 10:39 AM
DougE Here's my thread on marrying Speedhut and Painless. The gauges have a dimmer knob that requires a small hole in the dash to mount. The CJ version has a temp gauge without numbers to look like the original, but you might want to get a version with a numbered scale.
12-01-2019 09:31 PM
Alabamacj71981
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Colt44,

Let us know how the Speed Hut gauges work out.

JS
I installed the Speedhut CJ gauge the year they came out. No issues since then. In my opinion, the Speedhut CJ speedo is the best CJ specific aftermarket part to be made in recent history. They survived a 3 hour summer thunderstorm with the top off and windshield down while being towed back from the Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree near Amarillo to Missouri in 2018. Besides the speedo, clock, and tach, the other gauges in their CJ line up do not match the originals even remotely, so I used the oil and volts gauges from their Legacy line.
Hey,

I’ve only been a CJ owner for about a year and a half. Never seen the SpeedHut gauges before. I went online to check it out and wow! I’ll definitely get a set when I get to that point. A few questions.

(1) I see that you bought the tach and clock as well. Did you get the stainless steel dash with precut holes? What do you feel is the best option for dash (as mine is needing replacement)?
(2) Do you have an opinion on the chrome vs silver outer ring option?
(3) Do you know if the Painless Wiring
Harness meets the needs for easy fit with these gauges?
(4) How do you tune their brightness?

Thanks!
12-01-2019 06:50 PM
Dadamsnv Took it out on a trail run with the boys.





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11-30-2019 10:00 PM
Alabamacj71981 Did the rear drums. Found hornets nests in both drums. Bought all the springs, shoes, and drums from Autozone for $100. The assembly is extremely easy. One of the adjusters was frozen solid. $5 for a replacement.

Also when I took off the leaf springs for a refurb job and new bushings... well, they fell into pieces at removal. Ordered new ones for $105 bucks each. Will do that next weekend.

Also painted my rear wheels! Woohoo!
11-30-2019 04:36 PM
Jim1611
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I installed the Speedhut CJ gauge the year they came out. No issues since then. In my opinion, the Speedhut CJ speedo is the best CJ specific aftermarket part to be made in recent history. They survived a 3 hour summer thunderstorm with the top off and windshield down while being towed back from the Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree near Amarillo to Missouri in 2018. Besides the speedo, clock, and tach, the other gauges in their CJ line up do not match the originals even remotely, so I used the oil and volts gauges from their Legacy line.
Those ought to outlast you! I do like their gauges.
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