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    Yes, this guy did good work. The time involved...

    Yes, this guy did good work. The time involved was extended, but I think it was all due to the Covid19 hype. His supply chain is all effected by the issue. The wait was worth it, however, and the...
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    Engine rebuilder search

    Does anyone know of a reliable engine/transmission rebuilder for L134, T90 and D18? Part of the process will involve inspection/repair of a cracked cylinder head. Comes out of a '47 CJ2A. Engine...
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    Nice ride there TJ!

    Nice ride there TJ!
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    Speedometer

    [QUOTE=LarrBeard;12423]Are we talking about a whole cluster (speedometer, fuel and temp gauges, or just the speedometer).
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    Thank you. Yes, odd set up for that socket.

    Thank you. Yes, odd set up for that socket.
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    $450 apiece. That was after I repaired, painted...

    $450 apiece. That was after I repaired, painted and replaced parts on the frames/springs. I think it was worth it though. Photo attached

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    Speedometer lights

    Just received new speedometer with 5 cluster light sockets and bulbs. ( for '59 CJ5 ) One socket has two wires. Help appreciated regarding what hooks up to that. Thanks all!
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    Whining from '59 CJ5

    A lot of whining noise when cruising in 3rd and after shifting to overdrive. Thoughts?
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    Coolant sending unit

    What is the connector that's used from sending unit to guage? Wire, cable? I'll be using the combination speedometer/guage cluster with indicator/idiot light.
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    Thank you. The electric unit has its own switch,...

    Thank you. The electric unit has its own switch, so I might shut it off after starting. For some reason the mechanical unit works again.
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    Two fuel pumps

    I bought a mechanical fuel pump for my '59 CJ5 through Ebay. I think it failed already. That was confirmed when I hooked up an electric model. The mechanical unit is still on the motor with the...
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    Thanks again for your time. Good stuff!

    Thanks again for your time. Good stuff!
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    I'm assuming that the shift collars are the same...

    I'm assuming that the shift collars are the same thing as "blocking rings". They're the yellow metal material. They are new on each side of the syncro. Clutching teeth looked fine on the gear...
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    Slipping out of 2nd

    After reinstalling the T90 with new blocking rings and small parts repair kit, trans still slips out of 2nd gear. This occurs when coasting to a stop after downshift, etc. It doesn't happen when...
  15. I just installed an overdrive on my '59 CJ5. ...

    I just installed an overdrive on my '59 CJ5. This gives me a 4th lever plus the trans, front axle drive in/out and low/high FWD range lever.
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    HaHa, good point regarding extinguisher. I'm...

    HaHa, good point regarding extinguisher. I'm retired FD too! I'll try and post some video later.
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    Here she is... 5816

    Here she is...

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    Steering knuckle oil

    What type/weight oil/lube is used with the steering knuckles and how much? I noticed there is a filler plug, and I can't seem to find any info on that. Thanks in advance!
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    Bendix drive broke

    The Bendix starter gear on my '59 CJ5 broke. The rebuilt starter was under warranty, but the outfit that did the work won't cover it. They said that maybe a backfire caused the break. I agreed to...
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    Yes, I'm willing to accept the "nature of the...

    Yes, I'm willing to accept the "nature of the beast"! It's running great. I'm actually driving the rolling chassis right now complete with wooden seat that I built. I just wanted to make sure the...
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    Yes, just making sure all around. 9-14 lb

    Yes, just making sure all around. 9-14 lb
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    I just re-viewed the video from KW on e-brake...

    I just re-viewed the video from KW on e-brake assembly. It confirmed with me the set-up was wrong. When the person installed the spring, it was set in front of the tab. It's on KW. I've finally...
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    Still leaking

    After removing all drivetrain related equipment including engine on the '59 CJ5, I replaced the old rope rear main oil seal with the neoprene unit. I thought I followed all the instructions;...
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    The problem was the left shoe spring. I had it...

    The problem was the left shoe spring. I had it in front of the tab instead of the back. Problem solved. Companion flange nut torqued to 220 and spinning freely. Thanks all for your time!
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    Emergency Brake

    Just completed the emergency brake setup on D18 transfer case. The drum turns very hard even though the adjustment stars are bottomed out. All parts including shoes are new. Will there be some...
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