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    Gear Failures

    "Here is a link to a Spicer failure analysis manual"

    There are some gruesome pictures in there. The ones with pictures of water damage and spalling from poor lube are typical of what will be found...
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    Coaching and Jeep Work

    Enjoy the time with the boys. The Jeep can wait - they can't. I'm very lucky - my kids and grandkids are past the coaching stage, but I've ended up as coach for a Junior High Power Shooting Team. ...
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    Now we know where to go to borrow a steering...

    Now we know where to go to borrow a steering wheel puller ... :)
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    It was a good question, honestly asked and...

    It was a good question, honestly asked and answered. Now a whole bunch of us know a little more about Jeeps. That's how we learn.
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    I've never seen any lube instructions for a...

    I've never seen any lube instructions for a carburetor....

    Places where a shaft goes through a sleeve or bushing could take a dob of grease - but there is enough gas around the carb that just...
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    Bell Housings

    "Take a look at this picture that shows what the bell housing looks like."

    When we pulled the truck out of the barn, it smelled like mouse pee. The start of the restoration was to pull out the...
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    We complain about how all of the little things we...

    We complain about how all of the little things we find make the project take longer and cost more - what we don't appreciate is how many headaches we avoided later on by fixing things right the first...
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    Yayyyy ... "Auburn Clutch Company, Auburn,...

    Yayyyy ...

    "Auburn Clutch Company, Auburn, IN".

    About 20 minutes north of Ft. Wayne.

    https://willennar.pastperfectonline.com/photo/3E0F4D15-B8F9-438B-90A6-203876836372

    Another northeast...
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    Keep the original thread - it's kind of like home...

    Keep the original thread - it's kind of like home now and we know where to find you.
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    Engine Blocking

    Kind of like this works ...
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    You know all of that good stuff - that's why "you...

    You know all of that good stuff - that's why "you da' man"
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    BMorgil: You suggested: ...

    BMorgil: You suggested:

    https://www.melling.com/parts-lookup/.

    I'm not in the market for a pump, but what sets these folks apart as a pump supplier? You seem to know where to find the good...
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    A comment from the peanut gallery: I'd let him...

    A comment from the peanut gallery:

    I'd let him have the distributor so he can set static timing. Getting the distributor drive gear on the right tooth on the camshaft driving gear can sometimes...
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    "The only bad thing (for me) is the expense,...

    "The only bad thing (for me) is the expense, which will run me about $4K."

    As a comparison, an F-134 rebuild in NE Indiana six years ago was $3,100, but that did not include balancing - just...
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    "... there are "sick" guys like you ..." ...

    "... there are "sick" guys like you ..."

    Yep, that's us - just don't leave out "and twisted" when you describe us.
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    "Checked compression last night on the engine. 90...

    "Checked compression last night on the engine. 90 psi, 5, 75, and 90 when "dry"."

    It will be interesting to see what is in the 5# hole. That looks like something broken (valve, piston), not just...
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    A. Everyone lost stuff from 28 August until...

    A. Everyone lost stuff from 28 August until about yesterday.

    B. I'll have to do a search to see if there is anyone local that specializes in Jeep engine rebuilds.

    The good news is that Jeep...
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    "If a wheel cylinder or line is leaking, crimp...

    "If a wheel cylinder or line is leaking, crimp off that section,.."

    I'd suggest that GMwilllys means crimp off either the front or rear brakes, not just the right front or left rear....

    Or for...
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    Another Great "Life Hack"

    "Inject a few ounces of fuel into the carburetor bowl down the vent tube, prime the carb and see if it will run and fill the bowl from the pump. If it runs for a few minutes and runs out of fuel, the...
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    First Start-up

    "I'm starting to believe the carburetor is the issue and would like some input on what my next steps might be. Is it possible the float is stuck or the jets are clogged and I need to take the carb...
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    "Is just standard 30 weight oil what I should...

    "Is just standard 30 weight oil what I should use? "

    For the clean out, just 30W non-detergent would be a good choice. That was the oil specified for Jeeps as original fill at normal...
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    Well , so far you have not had an "Oh - Shux"...

    Well , so far you have not had an "Oh - Shux" event.

    Kudos on waiting to get the correct tools to unscrew fittings and such. Bubba and Junior would just "get on that sucker with a pair of vise...
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    That is a good starting place. There are some...

    That is a good starting place. There are some rust throughs and several character marks from rocks, trees and bushes - but the top is a real bonus..

    There is a great deal of satisfaction in...
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