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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.
  2. Thread: 61' cj5

    by 51 CJ3
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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...
  5. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  15. Thread: Make It Stop!!

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    My Jeep was doing something similar. Pedal very...

    My Jeep was doing something similar. Pedal very had to push but not much braking action. One day I was pulling into the barn and as I got to peak pressure on the pedal it let go, slamming to the...
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    The best crimp on connectors crimp onto the...

    The best crimp on connectors crimp onto the insulation as well at the conductor making a built in strain relief in the process. I was introduced to those and a ratcheting crimper when I started...
  17. Lubes and metallurgy have come a long way. I...

    Lubes and metallurgy have come a long way. I remember when it was time to get rid of a vehicle or overhaul the engine when it hit 100,000 miles. It was a sin to drive one more than 3500 miles without...
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    Soldered joints are a terrible pain when they go...

    Soldered joints are a terrible pain when they go bad. I have had 2 cars and one airplane with bad electrical issues that went away when I replaced all of the soldered joints with proper crimps.
  19. No need to hit the boiling point for water to...

    No need to hit the boiling point for water to evaporate. Generally speaking, 180F is plenty high enough to evaporate the water out of the oil. The rule of thumb in aviation is operating temp for 30...
  20. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Thanks for the info. It got me off the fence and...

    Thanks for the info. It got me off the fence and I have ordered both axles from Kaiser. Unfortunately, the right side is back ordered. It wasn’t a surprise because every website I checked that shows...
  21. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    Here is a picture of both. I hate taking pictures...

    Here is a picture of both. I hate taking pictures and posting them with the phone. They never post oriented the way they were taken.
  22. Thread: The Frankenjeep

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    I finally disassembled the axles. It was a bit of...

    I finally disassembled the axles. It was a bit of a puzzle having to twist and turn them just right to take apart. The one I was worried about with the corroded area where the differential seal rides...
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    Thanks for posting the parts you used.

    Thanks for posting the parts you used.
  24. Thread: Axle condition

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    Thanks guys. I had seen posts about sleeving the...

    Thanks guys. I had seen posts about sleeving the yokes but I hadn’t thought to use one on an axle.
  25. Thread: Axle condition

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    I saw your post on the Spicer u-joints somewhere...

    I saw your post on the Spicer u-joints somewhere else (maybe in a thread about what to use for knuckle grease) and if I need an axle that is the way I will go.

    I need to be more specific about...
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