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Old 03-11-2012, 12:52 AM
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Put in NOS license mount.


1966 Super Wagoneer
5.7L 2BBl. Th700R4. NP-208. Opens. 3.31s. 4core. 4Discs. PS,PB,AC,CC,Cassette.
(Soon to be TBI)
"If it aint leaking, it's empty!"
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:19 AM
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350 Buick
Join Date: Apr 23, 2011
Location: Payette, ID
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Found out the vacuum advance wasn't getting any vacuum, so i moved it to the ported line right off of the carb, changed the oil, did a compression test and came up with 140 PSI at all cylinders on the original engine with around 140K, gave it some E3 diamond fire spark plugs, and repainted the air cleaner. pics in my build thread linked in my sig.
'81 Cherokee Laredo W/T 258/Weber 32/36 DGEV/HEI/176/208 AMC 20/Dana 44 3.31 gears
Status: Work in progress Miles: Less than 140K (as of the talk with the original/previous owner) "The Jeffrey"

Build Thread: New pics: 5/18/12
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:24 AM
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Installed TFI. Replaced steering stabilizer. Swapped fan out of the '84 hoping to kill annoying rattle. No dice. The search for the noise continues.
Jack: '89 G-W. Rusty's 4" Lift, TFI
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:37 AM
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Re wired the beast. New neutral safety, starter solenoid, and ignition module, Dakota digital dash. Painted the dash and doors with SEM. New head unit is on the way.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:59 AM
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Got the fresh tranny back, torque converter will be here in a few days. Ordered parts to refresh the QT. (We'll see for how long) Ordered almost a complete weather stripping set so we can complete the rejuvination of the interior. Pulled all of the old seal out of the QT and cleaned up the surfaces.
Its only money............
82" J10 Honcho
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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Drove across town helped with a 727 for removal,painted a heater box for (Martin's rig) 84' I think. Then changed the oil in the Cherokee.Then finished by taking the inner fenders off the outers from the J-truck.
77 Cherokee 401/400 trans,Holley on edelbrock performer,PT 1339
d44s,detriot rear ,diff guards front and rear
Fabbed front and rear bumpers,Tire carrier
33"BFG KM2's on black spokes
Interior upgraded,Durango console, custom gauge panel,bucket seats
Soa,with 1" shackle up front
Hood vents
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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Location: Las Cruces, NM
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A late snow storm crimped my style yesterday, but by this afternoon it was nice enough to go outside. Tried to remove the reduction unit from the quadratrac so I can get rid of whatever improper fluid I think the PO put in and put some TCL-1 in, found out you get what you pay for with harbor freight tools, gave up and ordered some better ones. Wished (again) that my good tools hadn't gotten lost when I moved. Cleaned up the engine compartment, the inside of the tailgate, and the area around the transfer case that had about 1/2" or so of grime built up.

I can also report that the trick where you rub aluminum foil on light surface rust to get rid of it works. The inside of the tailgate is almost ready to rustproof and replace the ancient decayed sliding channels and broken lifter bar so I can have a rear window again.. which is especially necessary when your tail pipe ends just about directly under the rear of the back seats (thing #20420 on my todo list).
1977 Wagoneer
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Rebuilt front and rear brakes also new rear brake lines, installed new distributor, rotated tires. Finaly getting it driveing worthy, now its time to get plates and insurance for it!

Also ordered CJ light set, and polished my Rhino Grill.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:43 PM
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Pulled 2 trees and 3 stumps out.

...oh... and....

Got 'er dirty in the process.

1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief Sport 4 door N/T.
-AMC 360 with RV cam
-T-15A, Dana 20
-Dana 44's, 3.54's,
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:27 PM
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got rid of some errant wiring from under the hood, cleaned up the wiring to the speakers in the front door, made some new panels for the cargo area and installed new speakers in them...

1988 Grand Wagoneer -Stock-Dark Baltic Blue
1989 Grand Wagoneer -Stock-White-
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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Location: Concord, NC
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Not all happened this weekend but all this past week. Freshly rebuilt 360, in. Transmission (with new torque converter) and Qtrac, in. Removed and cleaned up some of the wire nuts that Goomis or whoever thought was a good idea to go under the hood. Fenders and front valance, on. New radiator, in. Mounted a set of new-to-me Goodyear Wrangler's in the 31x10.50 flavor. Looks like I need a new starter solenoid, all I get it a click when I turn the key. Can't wait to fire it up.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:59 PM
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Join Date: May 18, 2011
Location: The Show Me State
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Had a TON of help from some of the best guys around! Can't thank you enough Woodchomper, Del, Blazer3664 and SluKev!!! You guys were AWESOME!!!

Swapped in a CS130 Alternator, Del hooked me up with a TFI upgrade and Voltmeter swap, Got her timed right, fixed some fried wires and had an absolute blast.

Then today I got my passenger side seat and center console out so I could get most of the carpet out. Took the hatch deal off the tailgate and cleaned all the gunk out of the bottom. And imagined a lot of this and

Next up, new fan clutch and fixing rust!
1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Keep Calm and Jeep On!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:26 PM
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Billy club as carb adjuster.

We cleaned up the "Hotwire" switch, used a KC switch since it had a indicator diode. Also found a clear fuel filter cartridge with a sediment bowl arrangement put an inline before pump. It should keep things clean until new sending unit arrives around Wednesday. It was great having another DD.
Filled the 'Ole Mule' and 5 gallon can, camping gear and took off to Trucks Gone Wild in Perry, FL. 122 miles. My sons friends tagged their "new" deuce & 1/2 "Club Mud" and set out Friday morning. We caught a draft from a bus and almost ran out of spedometer a few times. Beating the original est. time and mileage(?), went out and flled up Saturday morning, (12.5mpg) and running strong. I was driving between a few of the pits and catch a glimpse of some guy with a big grin on his face jogging to my door.
"Are You Will?" It was Trickc who came down from Atlanta, He had PMed me after a thread about Soggy Bottoms. That was cool. said something about a water hose and then I had to move with the Conga line. I saw him walking again and he Detoothed a ring gear and was loading up. I didnt find his camp, a few thousand there
'TOM' started to act up, not dropping to idle, vapor locking and idleing at idle. !@#$%!!!, ends up that the carb linkage sticking and float hanging. Just a light tap and I could hear the floats drop and rattle, good to go again.

The "Awe" some looks that I got from people looking down on me from their loader tired Party Barge's as I popped the hood, and Frammed on the front of the carb a few times with that "Billie Club" closed it up, fire it up and drove away was inspiring, most older ones shaking their heads and laughing in disbelief of what they saw.
HIGHLIGHTS: I Pull started Deuce&1/2 twice, in sand, after they sank it over the battery box.
11.4 mpg on 2 days in park and ride home. ODO: 00117.4 .....I Got A New Truck.
'OLE MULE' 81 J-10, 258 (.040), T-177, NP208, amc20, 33's,Warn 8072 w\ Warn bumper & JSO pushbar, w/ Porsche Deflector, Camowrap MAX 4D.
83 J-20, 360, 4spd w/ Granny low, NP208, "Mudder in Law"
'GERTRUDE' 90 GW 360 turbo400
03 Mustang conv. "The Gingermobile"
68 Mustang 302 Hink's high speed parking problem

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:01 PM
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I went to the swap meet today and got an AX-15 external slave bell (now I need a clutch arm, throwout bearing and slave for it to go on the 290 into my '82 Honcho when I pull the 360/T18A/NP208 that might be sold next week) and a steering box for my non-AMC '68 IH Travelall (Currently last IH made gas 6 cyl BG 241, soon to be AMC 4.0L and the trans is yet to be decided. Thinking 2wd AW4 or 5 speed and EFI. (it has a remote transfercase) I think all I would need is IH AMC 6 cyl mounts to do it.

My '87 Comanche will be done by next week and the '81 Eagle wagon done (727/NP229 swap) before the end of the month (can't afford another month's storage since I'm not working) This is IF I don't have to have surgery on my mouth again soon. I'll find out tomorrow.
Jeep gauges are for amusement only. Any correlation between them and reality is purely coincidental.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:21 PM
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Finished stripping down the old J20. Not sure who won this battle but I know who is going to the scrap yard ASAP.
Big thanks to Mike aka78J20 and his wrecking crew, and Kim..aka..Retro93, for the help over the last couple of weekends.

I'll spend the rest of the week finding homes for the parts I kept as well as the 2 trailer loads of stuff, and the arrival of the J10 this week.
Tom Gibson
1980 J20 Utility bed truck. Factory cab and chassis truck. Many new mods for it but it will look all stock.
1985 J10 nothing special just a nice clean stock truck.
1977 Honcho "Blue" 401/400/quad. Under going major upgrades.."This is Not Your Fathers Honcho", it may not even be a Honcho anymore when done.
2017 Challenger. Very jealous of the Jeeps.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:16 PM
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Finished the interior 69 J2000

Installed the 4WD lights under glove box, interior is now finished! Exterior will be done in a month or so I hope. Looking forward to taking truck to some car shows this spring and summer, truck will have an all original 1973 125 Honda Elsinore in very good condition in the bed as well for the shows.

1969 J2000
1967 Jeepster
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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Nothing special, just a new starter and alt. Good to go for another few miles...
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1987 Grand Wagoneer
AMC 360/TF727/NP229
1999 Wrangler Sport

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” by Ronald Reagan.

Formerly of DFW/Gun Barrel City, TX - eventually to return...
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:03 AM
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Took out my instruments (again), figured out I had dropped the earth out of one of the plugs last time which explains exactly why the lights had gone crazy. Disconnected the ammeter and joined the wires.

Replaced some bulbs (now I can see my turn signal tell-tales in daylight!) Knocked the centre lens off (again) and bonded it back in, painted the chrome edging in, then reassembled.

Tested it and still none of the gauges work and the sodding centre lens fell out AGAIN. Is it possible the gauges get 12v from one of the ammeter pins? I don't think so, but that would be an easy fix.

Oh, and it looks like I sold my XJ, which wasn't meant to happen as I only advertised it to keep my wife happy and thought I had priced it high enough nobody would buy it. Turns out I priced it just right and I could sell it 4 or 5 times over. It might be time to buy another TJ...

Most southerly member?

1965 Wagoneer
1979 J20, 350 Chev, TH400/D20, flat bed
2012 FJ Cruiser
1996 Cherokee XJ, 3" lift and 30x9.5s. SOLD
1997 Wrangler TJ Sport, 4" lift, 33s
2007 Can Am Outlander 800
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:15 AM
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This weekend I put in a new headliner, put fatmat on my ceiling, (before th headliner) I installed a new to me passenger seat and seatbelts, tightened up th exhaust and fixedvth e brake cable. Still gotta adjust it tho!.
Member FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
88 Grand Wagoneer
360/727/NP208/dana 3.31s
Edelbrock 2131
Holley 600
Hedman headers
Dual exhaust
Digital Gauges
Rusty's 2" Lift
31x10.5 15LT15s
Quote From Friend's Mom:
"You don't rely on that vehicle do you?"
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:29 AM
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Scoured a local yard and picked a few small parts like lenses and new (in plastic) tranny mount and torque mounts , (perfect timing) and a handful of dash lights. Got the TH400 shoved back the hole between the seats. Got confirmation of shipping status from BJ's . Looks like the QT will be back in next weekend. Wanting to be on the road by the 6th for a long weekend to the country with friends.
Its only money............
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79" Chief W/T 'TANK'

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