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I'm sure it's going to be a 100X better after you wash it.

I like the winch on the front. PTO?
Auxiliary heater is nice.
Aluminum hard top!!!

Do what these guys are telling you and you will have it up and running in no time.

My 65 had a seized piston so hard I had to chisel it out. Honed the cylinders and put in a new piston and all was fine.
These things are a cake to work on.

I second recommending earlycj5.com as a great place for information for those years.
 

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BTW, If you have the coil connected directly to the battery, you might have trouble shutting it off after it starts.
Someone may of done that just to try starting it some years ago.

I would have to check the schematic but it's likely you will also need a ballast resistor so you don't burn out your ignition coil.

and this would be more useful than the other one.
 

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So I was looking into the omix springs like you suggested, and it looks like you can order either 5 or 9 spring versions. Is that something to do with the light vs heavy duty package? Because it seems either will work.

Just for reference, here's what I'm working with. View attachment 4018577

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Yes, you have to decide what you are going to put on the jeep.
I don't know what an aluminum top weighs. Probably less than another passenger.
I don't think you'll be adding a 3 point hitch to it either.

If it's just for fun and driving around a little, I'd go with the 5 spring pack.
Count the number of leaves on the spring pack now. Don't forget to count the broken ones.

I remember on my '65 I put 12 pack springs on it because I had a snow plow on it.
Nice ride when the plow was on it but without, it was a rough ride.
 
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