So I've had my 64 wagoneer for 2 weeks now, and I mostly love it. It had a runaway idle problem which seems to be fixed with the help of the gracious members here.
I took it on it's first long-ish drive yesterday; 3 hours to my cottage. All went well, but I couldn't help but feel like it was still running just a little bit rough.
I happened to have some seafoam top-end cleaner laying around, and I'd had good success with it on my '99 TJ, so I thought I would give it a try.
Warmed up the engine, revved it up a little with the help of a stick from the woods, blasted the whole can in there, let it hot soak for 15 minutes and then took it for a spirited drive as recommended on the can.
Made a noticeable difference immediately. Throttle response seemed noticeably improved, and it seemed to have just a little more pep than before.
I stopped to grab some quick supplies, came out of the store, and the wagoneer.... is on fire.
Smoke pouring out from under the hood.
I pop it open and the battery straps are gone, and the battery has jumped off it's moorings and landed directly on the exhaust manifold, which of course melted a hole in the bottom of the battery.
I had a bottle of water in the back so I extinguished the situation, but man what a smell.
I was stuck, so I did what any rational jeep redneck would do, and put the battery in a plastic bag, duct taped it on, and drove it home.
So... any suggestions on a new battery??