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    I didn’t know they make a tool for u-joints. For...

    I didn’t know they make a tool for u-joints. For years my usual method involved a hammer and a fat punch or socket and extension. If I had access to a good jack I would use it and the vehicle I was...
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    If a person really needed an accurate...

    If a person really needed an accurate speedometer, they could also mount their phone where it can be seen and just use their favorite gps app. Before we had super computers in our pockets I had a CJ5...
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    Which piece gets the serial/vin number?

    Which piece gets the serial/vin number?
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    The hi/low and overdrive are either forward or...

    The hi/low and overdrive are either forward or back. One of them may not be making full travel but you should be able to feel it when they shift into position even with the engine off. Same with the...
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    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember...

    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember using anything to support the back of the motor when I pulled the transmission. It’s been sitting there untouched for quite a bit longer than my...
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    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and...

    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and transfer case together for me is they would not come out from under the Jeep while on my jack. My tires are 32 inch diameter. I am not sure how I...
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    “Designed to fit a Wrangler and/or CJ7” Would...

    “Designed to fit a Wrangler and/or CJ7”

    Would that be as inconvenient to mount to a Willys as I imagine it to be?
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    I like the Universal Service Manual as well. I...

    I like the Universal Service Manual as well. I have yet to encounter anything that wasn’t in it. I think the military manuals are even better because the Army understood that just because they called...
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    The fuel may have flushed some crud and/or some...

    The fuel may have flushed some crud and/or some bad gas out on the first start.
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    There were a lot of things on that old tractor...

    There were a lot of things on that old tractor that made me think the previous owner didn’t really know how to maintain a piece of equipment. Being an aircraft mechanic, I had never encountered a one...
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    Someone did a one wire conversion on a tractor I...

    Someone did a one wire conversion on a tractor I own.I didn’t like bringing the engine to 1800-2000 rpm to get it to start charging so I installed a field wire.
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    Double check your pulley alignment. Pulleys not...

    Double check your pulley alignment. Pulleys not on the same plane or not parallel can cause bearing failure.
  13. Thread: 61' cj5

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    Unless you have seen they are damaged or worn,...

    Unless you have seen they are damaged or worn, the syncro isn’t the only thing that can cause a transmission to pop out of gear. It could be worn out balls and/or springs along the shift rails. (My...
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    I bought my CJ2 at an estate auction. The auction...

    I bought my CJ2 at an estate auction. The auction service was kind enough to set the Jeep on my trailer with a forklift. When I got home I lined the trailer up with a tree leaving 30 feet or more for...
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    Power is better but I have used a come-along to...

    Power is better but I have used a come-along to winch vehicles onto trailers.

    I used to do a lot of rock crawling and I could drive all day and never touch the clutch and seldom use the brakes. I...
  16. I had one stick in an old Ford tractor once. It...

    I had one stick in an old Ford tractor once. It was quite the surprise when it lurched out of the barn. I found out at the same time that tractor can be shifted from neutral into gear without using...
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    Coil? Maybe a bad connection on a coil wire? Not...

    Coil? Maybe a bad connection on a coil wire? Not very much to choose from with what is already done.
  18. Many years ago, when the national speed limit was...

    Many years ago, when the national speed limit was 55, I owned a ‘66 CJ5 with the 225 and an overdrive. Ran it on the interstate around Tucson all the time with no trouble keeping up with traffic on...
  19. Thread: Southern CJ

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    I see lots of wire nuts in cars, boats, trailers...

    I see lots of wire nuts in cars, boats, trailers and even the occasional airplane. It is pretty crazy when it is so easy to just do the job right.
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    I put the biggest mini-split I could find in my...

    I put the biggest mini-split I could find in my shop last year after a run of 100+ temps. Trying to cool my shop down to the seventies is asking too much of it but it does pretty good when set for...
  21. Mine ran rough so I rebuilt the carb, changed...

    Mine ran rough so I rebuilt the carb, changed plugs and plug wires and swapped out the distributor for a new electronic one. It all helped but it still ran rough. I was listening to it run one day...
  22. If this is the correct replacement, it looks like...

    If this is the correct replacement, it looks like a standard bolt to me.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/cylinder-head-to-block-bolt-2-fits-50-71-jeep-willys-with-4-134-f-engine

    But they also...
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    Very nice album!

    Very nice album!
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    I often seal regular crimps in wet areas with a...

    I often seal regular crimps in wet areas with a dab of silicone after the wires are crimped in place. It’s not always the most attractive option but it works very well. I just replaced the taillights...
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    Solder sleeves work very well. I use them for...

    Solder sleeves work very well. I use them for smaller than 22awg wires and connecting woven shielding to a ground.
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