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74 Cj6 Aussie Rebuild.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by browncoat, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Jan 5, 2020
    browncoat

    browncoat Member

    Maitland Australia
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    I reckon that's why it's so easy to use.
    The mix ratio is very forgiving, too strong and it just does the job faster without damaging anything along the way.

    I am using one of those 1000 litre chemical transport pods with the top chopped off.
    Half filled with water and about 50 litres of molasses mixed in.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2020
    browncoat

    browncoat Member

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    Rebuilt the rear diff today.
    New bearings all through and new seals.
    A job I don't enjoy is working on the diffs, it always leaves me wondering if I have done everything correctly.

    Pinion, is it too tight or too loose, did I measure the rotation force required correctly.
    Backlash measures OK.
    Is the tooth contact good enough????
    Will it blow up once I get up to highway speed??
    What if it has a whining noise??
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2020
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  4. Jan 12, 2020
    browncoat

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    I actually watched that one before I did mine as well. :beer:
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2020
    fhoehle

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    I know that exact feeling. It's an art form, and my hat's off to guys who set them up every day. I've done probably 10 sets of truck/Jeep axles in my lifetime, as well as a number of farm tractors and they've all been quiet and no issues. I never really know it's going to be quiet until it's completely finished and driven on the road though.
     
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  6. Jan 19, 2020
    browncoat

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    I hope the diff will be OK.
    I've continued on and assembled the axles back into the chassis and completed the brakes.

    All new brake parts that matter are going in like the wheel cylinders and lines.
    I'll also be installing a boosted type of brake master cylinder mostly for convenience (already have one in mind to use) and I did it in the first CJ5 I did and it would stop brilliantly.


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    Missed a couple of hub seals in the order I did earlier so off to see the local bearing place tomorrow.
    I picked the spindle seals instead of the hub seals.

    Decided to fit power steering in this as well.
    Will make it easier for the bride to drive it and it is a bit more of an enjoyable experience off road as well.
    Got a jeep steer box lined up out of a xj cherokee, and a refurbished toyota pump in the random parts box so I will see what I can do to make that work.

    Not sure if the original steering column will work with a smaller aftermarket steering wheel though?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    If you get an entire second build completed before I finish my first one, I’m gonna be upset. :D
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2020
    browncoat

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    Someone better get their finger out if they don't want to be left behind....:p

    Have had a little break from the jeep due to excessive heatwave conditions but now the weather has started to settle down.
    We have even had some good rain that has knocked a lot of the bush fires out so that is a good thing.


    Finalised the brake setup and ran some new brake lines to be ready for when the body comes on.

    But the main news is that the engine is back together and installed onto the chassis.



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    Tomorrow I will set up some temporary fuel supply and run the motor just to make sure everything is back together OK.

    Primed the oil to the top of the engine before setting the dizzy up so it should be set to jet.
     
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