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Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by wellsnmj, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009
    wellsnmj

    wellsnmj New Member

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    this has been bothering me since I bought the jeep can anyone tell me what this is/was ( since it's no longer attached to anything and if it's stock?

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  2. Sep 7, 2009
    uncamonkey

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    Gas tank selector switch (?), any signs of extra tank?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2009
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    I'd bet money that's EXACTLY what that is . Selects from one tank to another.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2009
    wellsnmj

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    ahh that is very possible...

    as far as gas tanks know there was one under the seat but opening has been covered and pop riveted over. as far as a second who knows... Currently it has a 9.3 gallon homemade aluminum job sitting on 1X6 blocks in the back.... yeah I know the PO didn't do me any favors...
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009
    jasonjp62

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    I have seen a secondary tank up in the rear finder well of an old 5 once. Could have been for that.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009
    uncamonkey

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    Hard to guess what any PO was thinking...
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009
    alex211

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    The best part is the copper fuel lines. R)
     
  8. Sep 7, 2009
    wellsnmj

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    yeah have a few of those sticking out of the old mechanical fuel pump too, has a firewall mounted electrical pump now..
     
  9. Sep 8, 2009
    iagmc

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    interesting that the PO had it on the dash? most units I have seen are under the seat or along the floor. I would think it would lose prime often.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2009
    Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Sure, I'll try it

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    So....take out all the copper lines and sell for scrap $??? I guess if they are in good shape it would be ok.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2009
    wellsnmj

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    yeah there's only 9 or 10 and all about 6" long or less... not sure it would cover gas money to get to the scrap yard..
     
  12. Sep 9, 2009
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    Depending on the Jeeps past, I suppose it COULD have been a keg selector.......
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009
    wellsnmj

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    A truly useful idea! :beer:
     
  14. Sep 11, 2009
    Rusty1cox

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    It's is a vacuum selector switch, they were installed to be used when a second vacuum windshild wiper motor was installed instead of the passager manual one, the drive could select which wiper to run. with out haveing to reach over and turn one on and other off, might say it was the first wiper delay system.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2009
    wellsnmj

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    hmm interesting.. that it should have a selector but has a manual passenger wiper... But who knows what is original and what has been "fixed" jury rigged etc over the last 48 years
     

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