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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-19-2020, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Spieg8
Did I say anything about drilling anything? You...

Did I say anything about drilling anything? You just need to touch the wire to the housing for a second... This would be a quick TEST, to see if the ground is an issue... should only take a couple...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-19-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spieg8
I think that would depend on the wire gauge being...

I think that would depend on the wire gauge being used and the duration of the connection. Neither of which have been stated.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Spieg8
It would confirm the issue is ground or a bad...

It would confirm the issue is ground or a bad motor... Hope you didn't cook the motor by direct wiring to the battery (+) post.

Why do you insist on jumping to the difficult tasks right off the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2020, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Spieg8
The battery (+) is probably pushing 500-600 Amps...

The battery (+) is probably pushing 500-600 Amps or more, that may be enough to overcome a questionable ground where the 5-15 amps going thru the regular circuit may not.

If you measure the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spieg8
If you have 12V at the motor, it's likely the...

If you have 12V at the motor, it's likely the motor is not grounded properly (or bad). Put a ground wire between the motor housing and the battery (-) post and see what happens. Can you measure the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-12-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Spieg8
Or what other vehicles used the same part. Old...

Or what other vehicles used the same part. Old Jeeps don't get the same love as old Chevys and Fords from the parts dealers.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-11-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Spieg8
Maybe its just the perspective of the photos, but...

Maybe its just the perspective of the photos, but it looks to me like you could just hang the hose from the grill support bar and it wouldn't touch fender paint at all.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,326
Posted By Spieg8
I would be VERY interested to know what LED bulbs...

I would be VERY interested to know what LED bulbs are being used for the front side marker lights that work "perfectly". I'ts my understanding that the polarity changes when driving/parking lights...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Spieg8
Never had a blown head gasket leak fluid on the...

Never had a blown head gasket leak fluid on the floor board...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-06-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Spieg8
Assuming it's an '86 CJ D44, the cables should be...

Assuming it's an '86 CJ D44, the cables should be the same as a CJ AMC20.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-06-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Spieg8
Stuck thermostat is a common problem and would be...

Stuck thermostat is a common problem and would be worth replacing if suspect. However there must be more going on as well... an overheating engine should blow steam out the radiator cap well before...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-06-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Spieg8
By overheating do you mean the engine gets hot? ...

By overheating do you mean the engine gets hot? You can bypass the heater core by linking the heater hoses together to see if that helps.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-05-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Spieg8
BD-CO is my go-to as they are local. Haartz is a...

BD-CO is my go-to as they are local. Haartz is a pretty major manufacturer but they don't sell small volumes (you'd have to buy a huge roll if you bought direct). Most upholstery shops should be...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-05-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,310
Posted By Spieg8
Futile? I see them quite often... here is one...

Futile? I see them quite often... here is one for sale right now $125
https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/englewood-reducedjeep-cj-gas-tank-and/7027968816.html
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-02-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By Spieg8
You gotta post a pic of that.

You gotta post a pic of that.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-01-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Spieg8
The grill and fender lights are on the same weird...

The grill and fender lights are on the same weird circuit (kinda wired in series). You aren't using LED bulbs by chance are you? Do they behave any differently with the parking lights on/off? I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-29-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Spieg8
If the price doesn't scare you, I'm partial to...

If the price doesn't scare you, I'm partial to Mean Green (https://mean-green.com/CJ-YJ-TJ-JK-WRANGLER-SCRAMBLER_c33.htm) brand.

Pulleys (serpentine/V-belt) are usually interchangeable (just use a...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-25-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,864
Posted By Spieg8
I put some YJ half doors on the Jeep and...

I put some YJ half doors on the Jeep and installed all new seals. Had the same issue with the Quadratec seals making the doors very difficult to shut. After about 2-3 years they compressed enough...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-16-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Spieg8
I used Grade8 manifold studs from the LHS with...

I used Grade8 manifold studs from the LHS with red lock-tite. I got them long enough to bottom out in the holes (more thread engagement is good) and trimmed the ends to proper length for the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-14-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Spieg8
Yep, all the same thread pattern. I like...

Yep, all the same thread pattern.

I like to use studs rather than bolts.
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