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    In anticipation of getting all of my goodies for...

    In anticipation of getting all of my goodies for the front end, I am trying to understand the test procedure for the kingpin bearing load test. There were shims in both upper bearing caps and I have...
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    Thanks Bob. Clever, efficient and inexpensive. ...

    Thanks Bob. Clever, efficient and inexpensive.

    FYI, the front axle u-joints went together nicely last year. Thanks for your insight on that too.
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    Well, Winter is over and I'm back to working on...

    Well, Winter is over and I'm back to working on the CJ again without my hands going numb in fifteen minutes. I have everything striped and clean on the front axle and am ready to order all new...
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    You have valid points Bob. I don't have a shop...

    You have valid points Bob. I don't have a shop or a press (yet). I have to use the resources available to me and be smart with their use. The good news is that the replacement u-joints looked much...
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    Replacement u-joints ordered! I put down a...

    Replacement u-joints ordered!

    I put down a refundable deposit of $150 at my local O'Reilly's. It is nothing more than a C-clamp on steroids. A large end to let the cap pass though and the...
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    I removed the left axle u-joint the old school...

    I removed the left axle u-joint the old school way. Big socket, little socket and a vice. Not much fun, but it worked. This morning I went to my local auto store and got a loaner u-joint tool. ...
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    OK, got it. I appreciate all of this feedback...

    OK, got it. I appreciate all of this feedback and will focus on a matched set.

    I ordered the sealed 5-260X u-joints for the front axles today. They should be here tomorrow and hoping I can get...
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    Thanks guys for those links. Seems I spent way...

    Thanks guys for those links. Seems I spent way too much time researching the Super 18 and the drive/driven gear combinations today.

    To refresh on the driven gear I bought (448162), it is for...
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    Bob, does your SW chart mention the 3.73 ratio? ...

    Bob, does your SW chart mention the 3.73 ratio? I am not looking for perfect speed accuracy. Just something that gets me close.

    I understand what you have said regarding what you think my...
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    Thanks Bob. Assuming this is what you are...

    Thanks Bob. Assuming this is what you are looking for, the axle ratio is 3.73. Let me know if you are looking for something different.

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    I apologize for the inverted image and have tried...
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    Bob, I've edited yesterdays post as it looks like...

    Bob, I've edited yesterdays post as it looks like the first picture of the transfer case showing the casting numbers was too large. Let me know if this helps or if more detail is needed, thanks.
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    Hello All, I am back at it again. Some life...

    Hello All, I am back at it again. Some life events had me away for a few months, but I am back at it.

    Bob, thanks for the info on the king bearing races. They did pop out easily as you said they...
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    Oops, forgot to ask about this too. On the king...

    Oops, forgot to ask about this too. On the king pins themselves, part of the casting below the bearing is discolored. A purple-ish hue that looks like the metal was very, very hot. Is this normal?...
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    Thanks Bob, that's a great idea. I saw a little...

    Thanks Bob, that's a great idea. I saw a little rust on the outside bottom of the tank, cleaned and painted it too. It's drying now and I will put the welts on tomorrow and reinstall.

    I got back...
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    Thought I might give a little update on things. ...

    Thought I might give a little update on things. I've been in the Tahoe region the past 10 days, most of it on the Rubicon Trail. No shortage of Jeeps there.

    BTW, Happy Birthday Willys/Jeep!! 80...
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    Sometimes I kick myself for not RTFM first. The...

    Sometimes I kick myself for not RTFM first. The Universal Series service manual says this about the fuel pump return line, "...Dauntless has a special fuel pump which has a metering outlet for a...
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    The Dauntless is definitely equip with CA...

    The Dauntless is definitely equip with CA emission. I called KW.com and talked with Mile about the availability of this tank (with evap return on top) and he said no. He wanted me to just plug off...
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    I'm back from the family vacation. Spent some...

    I'm back from the family vacation. Spent some time in SC and GA. The humidity was mighty fierce, but we had a great trip.

    TJ/Bob/LB, to pick up on your TC and tranny comments, I know the tranny...
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    Thanks Bob. I didn't realize that I needed to...

    Thanks Bob. I didn't realize that I needed to set the avatar in order to display.

    I will most likely start an album that I can keep everything in and let folks see progress as it goes along.
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    I have noticed that my profile pic does not show...

    I have noticed that my profile pic does not show on any of my posts (at least from my view), yet it exists when I look at "my profile" settings. Is this normal?

    I also have 3 pics from my initial...
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    I've been thinking about the speedo drive gear...

    I've been thinking about the speedo drive gear some more and think that it may be installed backwards. The more I look at the the way the splines would align, it appears incorrect. It looks fairly...
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    Hello, my end goal is to get her running as...

    Hello, my end goal is to get her running as Washington has a fairly short Summer and I want to have some wheeling. I am not going to get her all dolled up as I would be too paranoid to to get a...
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    I picked up a 15 tooth speedo gear and threaded...

    I picked up a 15 tooth speedo gear and threaded bushing as it was missing in my Dana 18, single shifter t-case. I can get the gear in the transfer case and hand tighten the retainer bushing all the...
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    Thanks for that input Bob (please let me know if...

    Thanks for that input Bob (please let me know if you prefer bmorgil, I don't want to offend anyone).

    Everything you said is correct about the u-joint not having a zerk. I was only hesitant...
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    Hot mess, a 1967 CJ-5 restoration

    Here begins my journey to getting Dad's 1967 CJ-5 back to her glory days...

    This saga started nearly 35 years ago, when my Dad bought the CJ. As the story has it, the owner before my Dad owned 2...
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