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    What are these knobs?

    [QUOTE=WetWillysCJ5;13148]In the mean time does anyone know what all of the knobs on the dash do? /QUOTE]

    I thought that was a pretty simple question until I asked Mr/Mrs Google - and just about...
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    Is that an oil gauge by the passenger's left...

    Is that an oil gauge by the passenger's left knee?

    And the tool box actually has a bottom in it! Unheard of....
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    " ...and scratched my head trying to figure out...

    " ...and scratched my head trying to figure out what the different knobs were for."

    Left knob was ON/OFF -Volume. Right knob is tuning (or maybe vice-versa).

    The buttons in a row are your...
  4. Box o' Clips

    If you ever only need one or two it was worth the price.

    We need a dog picture ...
  5. Thread: Fuel gauge.

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    The flex tubing is a good idea. the tubing...

    The flex tubing is a good idea. the tubing protects from pinches and too tight turns around sharp corners. It sounds like you've done all the right things.
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    Well, we finally did get something right! Your...

    Well, we finally did get something right!

    Your new cluster appears to have the three terminal fuel gauge (right?). If it does, that takes the voltage regulator out of the picture unless we are...
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    Start-up Best Practices

    Startup Best Practices


    It is not unusual for folks who have just found a barn Jeep or who are starting to work on Grandpa’s CJ3 to ask what to do to get the engine running. While coaxing an old...
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    Yep - welcome to where all of us old coots hang...

    Yep - welcome to where all of us old coots hang out. We're glad to see you join the group.

    We're all still learning. All we can commit to is that we will keep on looking for answers to...
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    Explain the Name

    My Jarhead friends I shoot with keep telling me there is only one Xmarine (lee harvey oswald) - all the rest are Former Marines. Boreal Forest sounds like a lot of mosquitoes just now - those are...
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    by LarrBeard
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    @@#%%!! Gauges

    Here is a sketch of some things I found this morning.

    If you can't read it, drop me a PM with your email address and I can attach a much better picture than I can post here.

    14 volts is great -...
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    Arrrghhh.... Troubleshooting over the internet...

    Arrrghhh....

    Troubleshooting over the internet is a pain in the tasssk.

    Your CJ 5 is a 1957 if I trace things back properly. It would have been an early 12-volt vehicle so at least originally...
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    Welcome to the Group

    After all of the introduction of characters. GMWillys left off his area of expertise; former dirt track racer, demo derby driver, welder, sheet metal and frame rebuilding craftsman, overall expert on...
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    Mark - People started combining wheat today. The...

    Mark - People started combining wheat today. The last week with 90-degree weather and almost no wind made it dry down well and no thunderstorms to lay it down.
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    You've waited a long time; Welcome

    Ah heck, you're still a kid in this bunch.

    I have been driving my Dad's truck since I was 12-years old, about 63 years. But - it sat in a barn for 35-years and it came time to either sell it for...
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    Mark, didn't you have temperature gauge problems...

    Mark, didn't you have temperature gauge problems as well? I think you replaced the original temp gauge with a mechanical gauge - but I could be getting my Jeeps confused.

    If you are having gauge...
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    Independence Day Parade

    Sharp eyes!

    I had stopped for gas on the way and someone had asked me about the truck as I was putting $5/gas in. I was running a little late and I just forgot to put it back on - it was in my...
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    Jumpy Speedometer

    A. Agreed. The jumpy needle is an indication of the flex shaft binding in the housing.

    If you want to check out the speedometer, pull it out and drive the square socket in the back of the...
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    Ham's '48: Independence Day 2020

    The little town of New Haven, Indiana decided that it was time to have a celebration instead of just hunkering down to try to outsmart the Corona virus. Indiana had decided that by Independence Day,...
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    "Born on the third of July"

    "Born on the third of July"
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    It was a good drive home. It had been a hot day,...

    It was a good drive home. It had been a hot day, but about ten minutes into the trip home, a big black cloud came up - I thought I was going to get a soft water rain wash - but only about a dozen...
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    Well, as they say in the Navy - don't just tell...

    Well, as they say in the Navy - don't just tell us - show us!

    Post us some pictures. From your note, I gather you are in Europe... .
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    Fans and Thermostats

    "Got it all back together and the thermostat opened at 162 it went to 185"

    If you have ever had a thermostat stick, gauge pinned at max hot and then dump half the coolant all over the engine bay -...
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    Look at the cowl. I have the factory A/C running...

    Look at the cowl. I have the factory A/C running full blast.
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    True Happiness

    You guys understand gauges at mid-scale!

    To top it all off; once I got home; no drips, drops, dribbles or leaks!

    We are having a July 4th Parade Saturday and I'm making some frames to go in...
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    Ham's '48: Happy, Happy, Happy

    I brought the truck home from the body shop today.

    This is what Happy looks like to a Jeeper ...
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