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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   06-02-2021, 08:16 AM
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Views: 959
Posted By CrustySprings
Charleston, I followed JeepHammer's advice...

Charleston,

I followed JeepHammer's advice to the letter when doing the upgrade. I can't say I noticed a large performance improvement, but to me JeepHammer's logic was impeccable. If a Jeep with...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-31-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By CrustySprings
Bagus, I'm still using the original...

Bagus,

I'm still using the original distributor with the original advance weights.

I understand I could get a better advance curve by using different weights, but the Jeep runs so good now I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-30-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By CrustySprings
I'm at 12 degrees btdc on my '85 CJ 7 with the...

I'm at 12 degrees btdc on my '85 CJ 7 with the 258. But I'm at 9,000 -12,500 feet elevation so you might want to stay around 10 at lower elevations.

Jeep has been neutered with the larger...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   05-26-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By CrustySprings
Test? What test?

Test? What test?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-16-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By CrustySprings
See if this helps... ...

See if this helps...


https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/modern-wiper-arms-3957642/

I did this mod and really like the wipers now. The only thing I changed is that I did not use pop rivets. I...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-13-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By CrustySprings
Torkman, I have the factory fan and fan...

Torkman,

I have the factory fan and fan shroud.

I also have a factory style of water pump. There are two different pumps. If you have a serpentine belt, it needs a backwards impeller due to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-13-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By CrustySprings
I have used a 180 degree thermostat in my '85 CJ...

I have used a 180 degree thermostat in my '85 CJ 7 with the 258 for a very long time. I have the standard fan, fan clutch and shroud. Knock on wood, but I have never had an overheating situation.
...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   04-11-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,228
Posted By CrustySprings
I agree, those tires are shot. It's time for new...

I agree, those tires are shot. It's time for new tires.

Please remember, you are not the only one on the road. If you were to suffer a high speed blow out, other drivers could seriously be...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-28-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,025
Posted By CrustySprings
Dear CJ7t18a, If you will be installing a...

Dear CJ7t18a,

If you will be installing a super heavy monster V8 capable of extreme horsepower and extreme speeds in a short wheelbase Jeep with a squirelly suspension and below average brakes,...
Jeep Forums: Tires & Wheels   01-14-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By CrustySprings
Anotherusername, For safety reasons, you do...

Anotherusername,

For safety reasons, you do not want to use old tires for your trailer.

You must match the load rating of the tires to the load rating of your trailer. Many people use truck...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-12-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By CrustySprings
Is it possible that when you poured straight gas...

Is it possible that when you poured straight gas down the carb, you may have fouled a spark plug or two? After a fuel pressure check, take it out and drive it. It might clear up. If not and if it...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By CrustySprings
My '85 CJ 7 now has a Raptor muffler going...

My '85 CJ 7 now has a Raptor muffler going through a 2 1/2" pipe to the exit. It sounds a lot like the Flowmaster 40.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   12-04-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,368
Posted By CrustySprings
While I have a Kenwood 2 meter Ham radio mounted...

While I have a Kenwood 2 meter Ham radio mounted in the Jeep, I also have a Uniden 520 XL Pro Cb. I use the CB much more often on trail rides.

KI5JCQ
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By CrustySprings
I'm still mad at Quadratec for discontinuing the...

I'm still mad at Quadratec for discontinuing the CJ catalog.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   11-28-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By CrustySprings
I'm on a 4 1/2" lift on my '85 CJ 7. I have no...

I'm on a 4 1/2" lift on my '85 CJ 7. I have no rubbing issues running 33x12.50x15 Cooper STT's. (American Racing AR 23 alloy wheels with 3.75 back spacing) I could most likely go to 35's, but I have...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   11-20-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By CrustySprings
No such thing as too much money or too much power.

No such thing as too much money or too much power.
Jeep Forums: JL Wrangler Technical Forum   11-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By CrustySprings
For communications when running trails in...

For communications when running trails in southwest Colorado, I have a Uniden 520 XL Pro CB and a 2 meter Kenwood 281 Ham radio. I've heard that many club runs are moving to Ham but having a CB is...
Jeep Forums: JL Wrangler Technical Forum   11-06-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By CrustySprings
I've been giving some thought about buying a new...

I've been giving some thought about buying a new Jeep. After all, my old CJ 7 is 35 years old. But if I can't get an V6/automatic without ETorque, then I'm out. Surely this can't be right, can it?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-11-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By CrustySprings
Do yourself a big favor. Bite the bullet and...

Do yourself a big favor. Bite the bullet and install a MSD 6A ignition system. It has double sparks below 3000 rpm and will fire just about any spark plug gap.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   09-01-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By CrustySprings
The brake light switch is very difficult to get...

The brake light switch is very difficult to get to. Taking the front seat out of the vehicle might help.
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