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1968 Cj5 Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeepstar, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. Oct 23, 2023
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Looked this morning:
    1 small leak from behind the front driveshaft yoke.
    1 small leak from somewhere else, 1 small oil leak. It was 5am, didn't look too close but will inspect more tonight
     
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  2. Nov 9, 2023
    jeepstar

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    Removed the transmission and I'm taking it to a shop for a rebuild. Leaks too much yet, and not really interested in taking it apart, resealing it for a 4th time to have it leak again. Told the guy no rush, its a winter project for him.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2023
    jeepstar

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    Taking it to the shop today. Been dragging my feet.

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  4. Dec 11, 2023
    jeepstar

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    Tranny is dropped off. I started to show him what I thought were the leak points, he said we will smoke test it, find out for sure where it's leaking from, and take it from there. Sounds good to me. Hopefully it's done and I can get it installed this year yet.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2023
    jeepstar

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    waiting on the transmission to come back, i made some replacement squares from aluminum to replace the 4pack of shims for spacers between the crossmember and frame.

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  6. Dec 22, 2023
    jeepstar

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    Heater block off. This thing threw some engine heat through the hole!

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  7. Jan 3, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Transmission guy called it is ready to pick up. 150 bucks, so money well spent.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Seriously considering putting this engine and transmission in my orange jeep. Replace the 134/t98. Am I crazy?
     
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  9. Jan 4, 2024
    Buildflycrash

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    Crazy? You own like 4 Jeeps. :whistle::shrug:
     
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  10. Jan 4, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Just finished installing the transmission. Got it down to 2.5 hours this go-round. Had my father in-law helping.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2024
    jeepstar

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    It's back on the road....err...field...

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  12. Jan 29, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Out with old, in with the new old.
    @oldtime sold me a setup for getting rid of the engine oil air bath, and I love it.

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  13. Jan 29, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Next task is to replace all the cooling lines that are dry rotted and leaking.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2024
    compostwerks

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    I'm diggin' that art work on the old air cleaner. I'm sure there's an interesting story behind that....
     
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  15. Jan 30, 2024
    jeepstar

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    so for this hole in the valve cover, should i order a breather, or a plug?

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  16. Jan 30, 2024
    Fireball

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    You will need a breather. That's where the PCV system sucks clean air into the engine.
     
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  17. Jan 30, 2024
    givemethewillys

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    If I may, why do you like the paper filter so much more? I've always wanted an oil bath filter for my dauntless, which I had on my f-head and didn't have any problems with.

    I've heard they spill out at severe angles, is that the case? What are your plans for your old air cleaner?
     
  18. Jan 31, 2024
    colojeepguy

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    They're a PITA to service, they don't flow nearly as well, and yes, they can spill over at extreme angles.
     
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    jeepstar

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    Put it on a shelf and let it collect dust.
    Just Not a fan of oil air baths.
     
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    Edlebrock breather. 15 bucks. Could have got a plain Jane no name unit for 7 bucks, but I like to think she's worth it. Next question, I'm assuming the hose on the air cleaner goes into the little 90degree elbow thing? It wasn't hooked up to anything with the oil air bath

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