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1964 Cj5. It Comes Back Around.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by WildCJ5, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. Feb 8, 2024
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    What is that advantage of moving it to the firewall? Did Jeep do it for more room for a larger battery or just to get the weight further back?
     
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  2. Feb 10, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    Still waiting on parts. I need to find the carb spacer . The one I ordered that was supposed to fit is about a third bigger in all direction.

    A better shot of the busted up distributor hold down hole.
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    And the goodness inside the water pump. No metal just all mineral build up. Surprisingly it still rotates smooth. I think it must have just been sitting a long time.
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  3. Mar 11, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    CJ is still in a pile of parts. Video from Calico trip a few months ago.

     
  4. Apr 21, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    The Jeep has been going through a bit of a growth spurt. With the above issues it became a if I’m going to do this I may as wall do this and this and this…..

    To recap the Jeep died and it turned out to be a crack in the timing cover at the distributor hold down let go allowing the distributor to rotate.

    New timing cover, oil pump, timing gears and chains, HEI distributor, swap the 1bbl manifold for a 2bbl, Holley Sniper efi, new fuel lines, pump, filters, and return line to support the efi.

    For the timing cover, oil pump and all new hardware I went with TA performance. Nice stuff, arp hardware. Only issue was the angle the oil filter more than original Dauntless putting the oil filter straight into the original radiator lower outlet. So add a new radiator, with all the rest probably not a bad deal.

    This was more than I wanted or felt 100% comfortable doing on my own so I had Advanced Engine Dynamix in Corona California. Jeep looked a bit odd sitting next to race cars and old 911 but these guys do awesome work on stuff well above my old Jeeps station.

    They made all new fuel lines, a bracket for the crank trigger and all the above insulation and got the Holley timed and a bunch of other stuff as they came across it . Going from a 1bbl with Chinese eBay carb to 2bll, efi and hei, WOW! It woke the 225 up!

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    Ignore the squeal. The tapping sound it the injectors firing.

     
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  5. Apr 21, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    This morning went for a shake down run to see how it all works. On the streets it was perfect. On the fire roads just going slow the temps did climb. Not surprised, I am not running a shroud. Will be adding an electric fan.

    Then the brakes have issue when a rear cylinder decides to let go.
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    Old Jeep doing old Jeep stuff.
     
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  6. Apr 22, 2024
    vtxtasy

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    It sounds really good. Still trying to figure out which Jeep is yours or both.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    Mine is the red CJ5. The Jeep salad flat fender is my buddies. It is his YouTube channel with the trips.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2024
    Norcal69

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    99.9% of the time you are better off sourcing a proper fan shroud. Add on electric fans are just a band aid that usually end up hurting you in the long run.
     
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  9. May 13, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    A few step back but here is the manifold and coating. I forgot to get a picture before I started cleaning. It looked like it was pulled off the ocean floor.

    This was after some brushing to get the crust off, a few days in vinegar and more brushing.
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    First coat.
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    After several coats and buffing with a rag.

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  10. May 30, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    Moved the coolant temp sensor for the Sniper to the upper radiator hose. It now reads the same as the mechanical gauge on the front of the manifold. Added a 14inch Spal pusher fan with it set to come in at 190 and off at 180.

    Put 300 miles on it this weekend with a mix of canyons, freeway and stop and go traffic. The temp sat at 175-180 except in stop in go fwy traffic. The Spal had no trouble dropping temp back down to 180. It looks like it gets 16mpg.
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    I also added a farmers cruise control with a TeraFlex hand throttle. Should make the long slow lane drone getting to trails much more comfortable for my right foot.
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  11. Jun 2, 2024
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  12. Jun 15, 2024
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    My buddy posted up his video of our tour of Cajon. And for clarification I’m in the red CJ, he is the one doing all the talking in mb. I think he is trying to channel Huell howser.


     
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  13. Jul 5, 2024
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  14. Jul 5, 2024
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  15. Jul 6, 2024
    WildCJ5

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    Update. Got up this morning and the jeep fired right up.

    The peak outdoor temp yesterday and about the time of the crank no start was 120 degrees.

    The Jeep coolant temp was 185-190.

    I am running the Holley sniper and an external fuel pump with fuel return line to the tank.

    is it still possible to vapor lock because of the high air temp? The computer would boot up fine and read normal?

    As a side note that most can relate to. After it started my wife asked how I got it to start and if I had just stuffed a bunch of $$$ in the fuel tank.
     
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  16. Jul 6, 2024
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    You and I (and most everyone here)pretty much have to say yes to that one.
     
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  17. Jul 6, 2024
    Dave Deyton

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    Years ago, I took my son's TJ to go to see a friend for some M38A1 parts. One of those really hot days. well over 100 in the sun. The Jeep cut off and would not crank. Called him and cancelled for another day. Called the wrecker and waited. Got it towed home and it cranked fine. Never did figure out why it wouldn't crank. We replaced the crankshaft position sensor, but I think it was some sort of vapor lock because of the heat.

    Dave
     
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