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  1. Congrats on your new Jeep. You have come to the...

    Congrats on your new Jeep. You have come to the right place. I got lots of help with my project as there are several who have restored old jeeps.
  2. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    The spring that is supposed to hold it was off,...

    The spring that is supposed to hold it was off, and that would have been my fault. I may have just failed to get it on right when I put the thing together. Now it will run better, but now as well as...
  3. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    I have to take a hard look at it this afternoon. ...

    I have to take a hard look at it this afternoon. When I got the kit there were no instructions or any type of exploded view. I could have gotten something in the wrong place or position.
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    Pretty darn slick

    Pretty darn slick
  5. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    The metering rod was lying in the bottom of the...

    The metering rod was lying in the bottom of the bowl. I've got to figure out how to keep that from happening again.
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    I like the looks of that truck. I even like the...

    I like the looks of that truck. I even like the color. That will be a great project for you and your son!
  7. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    That sounds about right to me. I figure since it...

    That sounds about right to me. I figure since it happened while it was running it might have been a particle of something very small. I get this on small engines that sit for a year or so that I...
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    Those U-joints could almost be called "cute".

    Those U-joints could almost be called "cute".
  9. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Yeah, pulling the choke will speed it up and keep...

    Yeah, pulling the choke will speed it up and keep it running, but it just won't stay running at a slower idle. This thing used to run perfectly smooth and idle really slow. Seems to me something is...
  10. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Well, I went to the tag agency today. They had...

    Well, I went to the tag agency today. They had to verify the ID plate in order get the title released. They are also an insurance agency so I got the insurance which was pretty cheap and then my...
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    I was told once that the best welders have the...

    I was told once that the best welders have the best grinders.
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    I did a 57 CJ5 starting about a year ago. A...

    I did a 57 CJ5 starting about a year ago. A little fixing up turned into a whole going through. I ended up using the abrasive wheels. They do work great, especially on the outside of the frame...
  13. Thread: Hi New Here

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    My vehicles usually go to the salvage yard when I...

    My vehicles usually go to the salvage yard when I am through with them.
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    This is fascinating to follow!

    This is fascinating to follow!
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    If we just had something like that when we were...

    If we just had something like that when we were kids.
  16. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    No, never came across anything like that. In my...

    No, never came across anything like that. In my earlier days I did work for a pipeline company and they used some Waukesha motors on compressors. Most were straight line motors. Engines I have come...
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    That is a beauty!

    That is a beauty!
  18. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Thanks, that was actually my first experience at...

    Thanks, that was actually my first experience at a total restore, but I've spent most of my life working on pickups, farm equipment, and oilfield engines so that made it easy, just a lot of work.
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    Good looking Jeep. You'll have a lot less work...

    Good looking Jeep. You'll have a lot less work than I did on mine. It was left out to rust and destroyed the body.
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    Hey, dust that thing off and I bet it will look...

    Hey, dust that thing off and I bet it will look pretty good!
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    The nice thing to know is that once you get it...

    The nice thing to know is that once you get it right you can save it.
  22. I don't know if you guys have "Threshing Bees" or...

    I don't know if you guys have "Threshing Bees" or even antique engine shows where you are but there are some very interesting old engines that guys fix up.
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    I wondered about that. Maybe the ones on mine...

    I wondered about that. Maybe the ones on mine had been on fairly "recently".
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    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing this...

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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    I got about a 3 foot 2X4 and used a 4 lb. hammer...

    I got about a 3 foot 2X4 and used a 4 lb. hammer to whack it. One end practically fell off and the other took a few whacks.
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