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Old Red Maintenace Thread

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Fireball, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Jul 28, 2020
    Fireball

    Fireball Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    We bought this truck with 200,000 miles on it and it lunched a lifter at 236,000. Didn't strand us though, was just making a funny noise. Put in a reman engine. Then the Turbo needed to be replaced. It's just shy of 300,000 miles now. We spent more on repairs in the first year than we did on the truck, but it's been great for many years now. We need to run it into the ground to get our money out of it at this point. Other than the traumatic 1st year, I sure love the thing.

    Finding a V10 manual is going to take some patience but it will be a nice truck. The ZF 6-speed is a really nice transmission. I sure love ours.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2020
    Fireball

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    Nothing really to report on updates. Put over 100 miles on the Jeep since it's been back together and it's running well. Went for another family drive and filled the tank one last time before the trip:

    [​IMG]


    Didn't get to making the Jack mount, so the high-lift stays home. I've got a small jack in the toolbox I can change a tire with and I know buildflycrash has a high-lift with him.

    Cleaning the filthy truck and packing now:

    [​IMG]

    Here's my basic tool kit. Tire pump and plug kit will stay at the rental during the day trips since I have a spare. Some of the fluids will stay at the rental too.

    Am I missing anything important?
    • 12V Tire pump
    • Tire plug kit
    • Kotter pins
    • Extra wire
    • Wire splices
    • Wire crimpers
    • Fuses
    • Blue lock-tite
    • From-a-gasket
    • Black tape
    • Gorilla tape
    • Pliers
    • Needle nose pliers
    • Dikes
    • Vise grips
    • Lug wrench
    • US sockets 3/8" & 1/4"
    • Ratchets 3/8" & 1/4"
    • Extensions 3" & 6"
    • Spark plug socket
    • Combination wrenches
    • Combination screw driver
    • Crescent wrench
    • Zip ties
    • Front spindle nut socket
    • Brake adjusting spoon
    • Spare U-joints
    • Hose clamps
    • Hammer
    • Punch
    • Carb jets/bowl gasket
    • Timing light
    • Jack
    • Coolant
    • Gear oil
    • Engine oil
    • Brake fluid
    • Paper towels
    • TP
    • Shovel
    • Jumper cables
    • Flashlight
    • Ratchet straps
    • Come-along
    • Jeep cover
    • Trailer spare
    • Spare Warn hub
    • Tarp
    • Wheel bearings
    • Fuel Hose
    • Funnel
    • Flash light
    • Spare fuel pump
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  3. Jul 31, 2020
    Fireball

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    This is kind of a cool thing for keeping the rain out of the Jeep when it's parked:
    [​IMG]

    It came with the '71 and I hadn't pulled it out of the bag until today. I like it!
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2020
    neohic

    neohic Gentleman Jeepist

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    I need one of those! Does it have any labels? I’ve found a couple brands but none that are specifically for an early/intermediate CJ5.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2020
    Fireball

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    I does have a label on the windshield area. It's all packed up now, but I'll get a picture of it this week and update the thread.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2020
    neohic

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    Swell! :beer:
     
  7. Aug 1, 2020
    Fireball

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  8. Aug 1, 2020
    Muzikp

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    That’s pretty cool
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2020 at 12:27 AM
    Fireball

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    Did some triage tonight after the Colorado trip tonight. I already know I need a fuel pump and have it ordered.

    Put the old jets back in and set the idle timing back to 6 degrees. Pumped the tires back up to 20psi.

    The master cylinder has stopped leaking. I think the issue is the lid can interfere with the frame and steering gear and you need to be really careful putting it on.

    Cleaned the duct tape residue (from my redneck fuel pump fix in Colorado) off the gas filler neck:
    [​IMG]

    Inspected the motor mounts. All the transfer case mounts look good. The left motor mount looks like it's delaminated from engine side of the mount:
    [​IMG]

    This might be the cause of my worsening clutch shudder in reverse. I've ordered a new set.

    I also ordered some Nickel-Copper tubing to bend up some new fuel lines when I install the new fuel pump.

    When I took the hardtop filler panels off the windshield, the hinge bolt threads weren't great but I didn't have time to do anything about it. Tonight, I ran a thread chaser through the holes and installed some new bolts with anti-sieze:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM
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  10. Aug 12, 2020 at 9:34 AM
    ITLKSEZ

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    I know it’s redneck, but my go-to mod for those motor mounts has always been a few links of chain bolted between the block and frame on each side. It still allows the mounts to move, but keeps them under control. IMO, those mounts were designed to try to keep the potato-potato from transferring to the driver, but that made them too soft to be useful.
     
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  11. Aug 12, 2020 at 11:10 AM
    Fireball

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    Redneck enough for Chevy to have their dealers do it in the early 70's: Motor Mount Mishap: How GM Pissed Off Nader (A Second Time)

    That really is a good idea. I'll have to see if I can rig something up.
     
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  12. Aug 12, 2020 at 11:18 AM
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Every time I’ve done it, I was amazed at how it changed the entire feel of the Jeep. It just firms everything up.
     
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  13. Aug 12, 2020 at 9:20 PM
    sterlclan

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    Fwiw cables are quiet.
     
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