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Superjeep: Three (now Ten)(now Twelve) Years Later

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Chilly, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2019
    Chilly

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    Piston-rod assemblies pulled. No copper, bearings are in nice shape. This may be the crank I put in my rebuild. The mics will decide.
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  2. Apr 27, 2019
    Chilly

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    Rod journals range from 2.0943" to 2.0948". New tol. 2.0934"-2.0955". So well centered in tolerance band. For sure I'll use this crank. Havent measured the other yet.
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  3. Apr 27, 2019
    Chilly

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    Taking parts for balance early next week. Shop of course asked for parts I expected but didnt ask for the clutch assembly. Shouldnt that be part of the rotating assembly for balance?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2019
    Chilly

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    Changed from heat tube choke to electric so need to block the hot air inlet. Capped the choke inlet but also want to block the passage from choke into carb so that wear around the choke shaft isnt a vacuum leak. Decided the base of the carb made the most sense. Tapped for a #6-32 set screw with blue loctite.

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  5. Apr 27, 2019
    Jw60

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    My engine balance took everything to neutral individually. Good thing too because we found my pressure plate from my old engine was bad.
     
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  6. Apr 28, 2019
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    This is how I like doing it.
     
  7. May 1, 2019
    Chilly

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    Fetched my block, heads, and rods. The pistons are already on the rods, which kind of gets in the way of weighing and matching rods. How do you guys recommend I proceed? Any harm in taking them all apart again? Will interference fit loosen up from repeated assembly-disassembly? I'm thinking not but figured to ask.
     
  8. May 1, 2019
    Jw60

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    I would Call the balance shop. My machine shop did the same and the balance shop had to take them apart to weigh and match the parts. Don't pull them apart unless you are equipped to do so.
     
  9. May 5, 2019
    Chilly

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    Something occurred to me today. I'm running out of stuff to do! Body is at paint, engine parts are out for balance. I'm down to painting oil pressure gauge fittings, hood latch, and cleaning undercoating off the fan shroud. Still have to assemble an engine and put it all back together though.

    How would you guys fix this missing chuck from fan shroud?

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  10. May 5, 2019
    sterlclan

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    its plastic of some sort . jb weld or fiberglass and resin.
     
  11. May 6, 2019
    Oldriginal86

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    Unless your going for the restored for the purists, make some rectangle washers from 1/8” flat stock. Do all of them so it looks like they should be there. Paint them black of course. They do make a plastic welder. Never used one so I can’t comment on success.
     
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  12. May 11, 2019
    Chilly

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    1557609230043974938990.jpg Now I am become death. Destroyer of tops.
     

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  13. May 11, 2019
    Chilly

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    Since Super Jeeps now go for a cool mil, thinking to get a quote to reskin my Whitco. Having the top as a templatr should dramatically lower the price, right? RIGHT? Yeah, right.
     
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  14. May 12, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Having the old one for a template will help but I’m guessing still pricey. This is why I taught myself to sew and bought an industrial machine to sew with.
     
  15. May 12, 2019
    Chilly

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    I’m considering it! Momma taught me to fix the torn out fronts of my jeans when I was a kid. Modified my hunting vests to suit me better. I still have her early 70’s Singer. Tough machine but not sure it can make a top. That would be a good winter project.
     
  16. May 12, 2019
    Chilly

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    This should do well enough. Good idea!
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  17. May 13, 2019
    Chilly

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    Plates are epoxied on, now filling the void on backside where the plastic was missing. Masked the sides and the hole with some clay.
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    Then filled with JB Weld.
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  18. May 13, 2019
    Chilly

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    Doesnt need to be pretty. I'll flat file the back side, then clean out the hole with a dremel once cured.
     
  19. Jun 6, 2019
    Chilly

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    Getting there...

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  20. Jun 6, 2019
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