Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
Congratulations, 30yrs is a long time to wait to take a 200yrd lap around the Yard!
I would have been so tempted to crawl over that pile of rocks.
It's been on the gravel pile since the vid front driveshaft not necessary. Lunchbox locker works great, so does the power steering. Best of all I redid the output seals and it hasn't marked it's territory. Yet....
Good deal, Rich. Happy for your success. It's been a long time coming. Can't wait to see it in person.
Thanks guys. I'm actually sleeping a little now. Best friend has a fab shop in Stevensville, 20' of 1-3/4 Dom there waiting on me. Trailering it down in a couple weeks to add the seat supports to the cage. Have a pair of Corbeau seats and 4pt retractable harness to install.
I brought the dampener to the machine shop for him to balance the oddfire. I didn't bring the pressure plate and disc, I don't want to jazz it up if I ever change the clutch again.
Finally got around to replacing the non working fuel gauge. I used my only spare, nice to have working again, was way overdue.
Finally did something I've been wanting to do since high school, converted the transfer case to twin stick.
Just need to repaint and put it back in.
Was going to throw the D25 in and found out I have no u-bolt plates.
Yesterday I went for a Sunday drive around the city line.
I didn't get near as many pics of the whole trip as I should have.
Started at the water hole.
20200301_131651 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
20200301_131854 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
Then cruised some terrible uneven roads.
Went to a friends house and played in the woods until it overheated. This pic is a while after the temp needle had gone all the way to the 100. But all is well that ends well.
20200301_144110 by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
Same situation as when it overheated at the fall reunion. Luckily said friend is a engineer...
Jeep took 1/2 gal of water and is happy as ever.
I finally put the transmission cover back on and mounted the fire extinguisher. I got really lucky that the bracket for the extinguisher happened to line up perfectly with the preexisting holes, and right where I wanted to mount it too. It's an Amerex A620T.
Fired it back up on this beautiful 65 sunny day. A few more victory laps, got through all the gears. Polished the timing up and tuned the carb via vacuum gauge. I'm impressed with how smooth it runs. Just a little Isky 256 single pattern cam. It gives you a slight rumble at idle. Changed the break in oil for Rotella 10w-30, Napa gold filter. The power steering pump still has a pesky slight drip, I'm tempted to put some stop leak in it.
Time to reappropriate the gas tank to the lawn mower and mainline it. The list dwindles...
Finished up the last part on my D44 Trac-Loc install .........
Made in china, but the only one I could find , for 2 bucks ! Anyway.......She's got Posi now. Took her to an empty parking lot & did 12 or so figure 8's. I know I've got more break in time to go but I couldn't resist in putt'n down a 4 foot or so , 2 wheel peel. On to the front Lock- Right on Monday.
Installed a Painless Performance headlight conversion harness. This harness provides direct power to the headlights through two relays as oppose to running the power through the headlight switch. They claim your headlight will be brighter but honestly I couldn’t tell the difference just parked in the garage. Maybe out on the road at night I’ll see some improvement.
Looks nice, but expensive. Where did you get it?
How To - Install Headlight Relays
It was expensive $150.00 through Amazon!
There are several different harness offered on Amazon some as inexpensive as $18.00 but only Painless offers water resistant relays.
I’ve have good success with their products in the past.
This missing feature has been bothering me for awhile . Installed a lamp socket & wired to headlight switch today.
& After. It's a lot sharper in person. I'm pleased.
I replaced the ignition coil in my HEI distributor cap. While this sounds like a simple and straight forward fix, the trouble shooting leading up to it was a PITA! After flat-towing the CJ to an off-road playground, I was greeted with a no-spark condition. It was a much colder than anticipated weekend, so we just took the truck on a few sight-seeing drives. I wasn’t about to start trouble shooting in the motel parking lot, even though I carry many extra parts.
After returning home, I checked primary & secondary resistance on the coil windings; all was good. I checked the pick up coil resistance; it was good. I had no way to check the module so I replaced it; NO luck.
I started to dig deeper on the web and this site! Folker has an excellent thread on his trouble with a similar odd-fire distributor. I re-checked continuity on EVERY wire and connection in my distributor. Everything checked good! This was so frustrating. One site indicated that even if the coil primary & secondary windings check OK, there could still be an internal short in the coil.
I finally replaced the ignition coil and presto, it ran great! I used a Summit MSD unit, and I feel it works better than the stock unit did. I will carry an extra one of these from now on!
Coils don't go bad...hahahaha...ive heard that my whole life and guess what...ive had 3 bad coils
glad you got her fixed...don't listen to my dad
I scored an onboard welder for my CJ for $100!
anyone knows how to wire this thing?
its a vintage Mobi-Weld, it uses a 90 A bosch alternator.
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