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  1. CJ-3A starter grinding. Adjusting a CJ-3A Starter Foot Switch

    I had some trouble with my starter as I was restoring the CJ. Frequently when depressing the foot pedal the starter pinion would not engage the ring gear on the flywheel. The gears would clash and...
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    TJones, I had to add to our leak down...

    TJones, I had to add to our leak down conversation. At the National Tractor Pulls yesterday, I was speaking with a a good friend of mine that I used to work with. An outstanding engineer and 12 time...
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    Awsome LarrBeard! Just saved me a lot of time....

    Awsome LarrBeard! Just saved me a lot of time. The Milodon is the way to go I think. I just got back from the ice cream shop with the misses. 160 all the way there and all the way back. The low speed...
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    I have built a few motors on the Chevy V6 Marine...

    I have built a few motors on the Chevy V6 Marine block. They will make good power. Cylinder wall preparation and attention to detail make the difference between a 1% motor and a 5% motor. The...
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    Nice grouping! Love those flat fenders!

    Nice grouping! Love those flat fenders!
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    A nice warm motor that leaks down at 3 to 4% will...

    A nice warm motor that leaks down at 3 to 4% will certainly work for me!
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    This is good news TJ. I have personally felt the...

    This is good news TJ. I have personally felt the agony of installing a motor with a bad seal on the rings. A lot of work to put the engine in, a lot of work to pull it out. They make a mess. Dirty...
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    We were within 5 deg of it (Chernobyl), right at...

    We were within 5 deg of it (Chernobyl), right at the head. The jump out and get the "LarrBeards coffee cup installed" to prop the hood, was the few degrees we needed to prevent it! A little "Air...
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    TJones, without question run a leak down right...

    TJones, without question run a leak down right now. You will want to compare the percentage after the next pull. There will be good information there. It should seal up to less than 3% that's for...
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    Wow LarrBeard, some serious work in that post!

    Wow LarrBeard, some serious work in that post!
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    Ha Ha! I had the same revelation. I just received...

    Ha Ha! I had the same revelation. I just received the new "Racing" Milodon 160 deg. Thermostat. Wow it is definitely a higher flow Thermostat. It was $24! I can see why. All brass and stainless. I...
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    First class place TJones. I agree with his...

    First class place TJones. I agree with his philosiphy 100%. When you build champion stuff, you need that dyno assurance. The Dyno is the best money I ever spent on a motor. You know exactly what will...
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    Wise choice on the dyno. Best way to guarantee a...

    Wise choice on the dyno. Best way to guarantee a good motor.
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    Service manual specs on the Themostat

    And some more on the thermostat. The service manual spells it out very clear for the 160 deg thermostat.

    "The standard thermostat on the CJ-2A and the CJ-3A is designed to start opening at 150 deg...
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    Nice ID on the personal plate! Clearly shows what...

    Nice ID on the personal plate! Clearly shows what you have.
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    Yes you are correct on the three times. The third...

    Yes you are correct on the three times. The third time can wait for a valve service interval. The second time would be very wise. I wouldnt expect the undisturbed studs to change. But if they do and...
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    I have used it also. It is the one "snake oil"...

    I have used it also. It is the one "snake oil" that might be real. I think they call it a "wetting" agent". It supposedly increases the heat conductivity of the water. I will go there if the original...
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    Why it gets hot

    Sorry for the string of posts. More info on thermostats. This is an eye opener. Significant difference with a bellows style thermostat. The Robert Shaw is a vintage part. I have one coming. It is...
  19. Thread: 1950 cj3a

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    You had me lookin' at that FJ40! I am good with...

    You had me lookin' at that FJ40! I am good with the 12 volts also. I have a 12 volt accessory and USB plug hidden up under the dash. That is a positive thing. I was able to charge my cell phone, in a...
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    scoutingranch, I love it! of course I am biased...

    scoutingranch, I love it! of course I am biased to the 3A's. I just finished a 3A original restore. It is close to original, but it does have a 12 volt system. Replica wiring but, 12 volts. There are...
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    I agree. This is similar to what we did with...

    I agree. This is similar to what we did with racing engines. We used different size restrictions instead of a thermostat. I think LarrBeard is referring to a test. I am enlightened after my...
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    The plot thickens! Just got off the phone with...

    The plot thickens! Just got off the phone with Rob at Stant. He is in agreement that a low pressure system may not work quite right with the more modern thermostat. We both do not like the T stat...
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    Definitely! Big thanks. I will get him that shot....

    Definitely! Big thanks. I will get him that shot.

    Always with the girls in your truck LarrBeard! You Casanova you.
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    Indeed awesome LarrBeard! A special thanks to...

    Indeed awesome LarrBeard! A special thanks to Heath! I hope we all do this again next year. Maybe Tjones can make it over. I fixed the idle (see my post). The temp still likes that 190 number. I do...
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    Check out this shot. All eyes on the temp gauge....

    Check out this shot. All eyes on the temp gauge. LarrBeard is saying "Well it seems to have stopped moving". Bob's reply... "That's because its pinned"! Vinny the machine gunner is in the back...
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