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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-07-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By hp_lovecraft
My drivers side door hits the drivers side...

My drivers side door hits the drivers side mirror.... so I always keep it folded forward, making it also completely useless.

And when my steel top is on, the rear window is so low that the rear...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Having owned CJs for the last 30 years, parts...

Having owned CJs for the last 30 years, parts have gradually been getting fewer and fewer.
The CJ sections in Quaratec and 4wd have been slowly shrinking, parts are not as plentiful... and good luck...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-21-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By hp_lovecraft
On mine, I replaced that one problematic bolt...

On mine, I replaced that one problematic bolt with an allen head bolt, so I can get to it without all that stupid hassle.

Its a terrible design but maybe there used to be a special tool to remove...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-20-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I always keep track of which has stations have...

I always keep track of which has stations have "jeep friendly pumps". Out of the 10 or so local, about 2 of them dont piss me off.

For a funny story- I was away at an unfamiliar gas station, and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-20-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,107
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Ceased friggen bolts. Every jeep I've owned...

Ceased friggen bolts.

Every jeep I've owned has been a work of love. I love working on it, good and bad. Parts are still pretty common and jeep. And there is still a huge user base for CJs. Heck,...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-13-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,789
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Just so we are clear, if you pour some gas...

Just so we are clear, if you pour some gas directly into the carb inlet (not much), the engine does not start?

I might go and look back at the ignition. On 1980+ CJs, you not not supposed to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-03-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By hp_lovecraft
My jeep would die for all sorts of reasons, but...

My jeep would die for all sorts of reasons, but one of them was the bowl would sometimes get stuck closed.

That was tough to diagnose because I would still have fuel coming out of the hose when...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-29-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Guide pins are also super useful when installing...

Guide pins are also super useful when installing a head on the block by hand.
Though, measure well. The first ones I made were slightly too short.. lol. That was no fun.

And also when installing...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   03-27-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By hp_lovecraft
It looks like they overwelded it, then had to hit...

It looks like they overwelded it, then had to hit it with a grinder to get the shape, and made a big mess of it.

When I first broke mine, I tried welding, but it didn't work right. I had to grind...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Its weird that it would not start with all the...

Its weird that it would not start with all the aftermarket modules.
Maybe the harness connector got buggered over the years, and only makes a good connection with the factory module (ie bent,...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I wish those hub nut sockets were more common. I...

I wish those hub nut sockets were more common. I can't count the number of jeeps I've run across where the owner obviously couldnt find one, and simply used an air chisel.

grrrrr.

Otherwise, I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-21-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I use whatever 15w-40 diesel oil is on sale, and...

I use whatever 15w-40 diesel oil is on sale, and have for 15 years or so.
Its thicker, has more additives, and... oddly.. tends to be cheaper then normal engine oils.
I'll change it usually after...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-06-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By hp_lovecraft
THis is my experience. People see a small leak,...

THis is my experience. People see a small leak, so they overtighten the valve cover... but it makes the leak worse since all that does it warp the cover.

But they are very easy to straighen using...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-06-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Google says both motors are 3.375". But the PM102...

Google says both motors are 3.375". But the PM102 is the factory blower for the 87+ wrangler. IDK, maybe someone was using a wrangler tub, on a CJ frame?

I put off putting in the PM102 for years...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-31-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By hp_lovecraft
The main thing that prevented me from getting the...

The main thing that prevented me from getting the oil pressure switch is my current jeep, and most every that I've owned would show -0- pressure at warm idle. When I use a mechanical guage, its...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-30-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I know this is the popular opinion, but I dont...

I know this is the popular opinion, but I dont really agree with it.

The SR4 was used throughout the 70s, in most of the AMC I6 car engines, as well as Mustang V8s and AMC AMX muscle cars. It was...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-29-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I just put a switch on the dashboard. I already...

I just put a switch on the dashboard. I already have a bunch of random buttons, so whats another?
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/gallery/data/500/jeepbutton.jpg

For me, it was meant as a safety...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-31-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By hp_lovecraft
Its not that hard to remove the tank, as long as...

Its not that hard to remove the tank, as long as you don't have any stripped nuts. and hopefully the PO left plenty of slack on the fuel lines, vapor lines and sender wires so it can drop down...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By hp_lovecraft
AMC did a redesign on the 258 in 1980, to make it...

AMC did a redesign on the 258 in 1980, to make it lighter and more efficient.
Engine swaps are so common, but most people don't give it a second thought until they go to replace a part and realize...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   09-23-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,332
Posted By hp_lovecraft
I have six kids, so when they were younger, I'd...

I have six kids, so when they were younger, I'd have to play favorites to decide who got to ride in the jeep.

I actually did look into buying longitudinal seats to bump up capacity to 6. They made...
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