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    Thought I'd post something relevant to the topic...

    Thought I'd post something relevant to the topic I started!
    Since the jeep is "running" now, I'm back to dealing with my bucking bronco Rancho suspension that I hate now. Funny, when I was 17 it...
  2. My F134 is definitely the quietest it's ever...

    My F134 is definitely the quietest it's ever been, well other than when it didn't run for 25 years.
    Now I hear all the other clicks, whirrs, and squeaks coming from the other parts, but that's...
  3. I never have either. I wish I'd recorded that...

    I never have either. I wish I'd recorded that sound thought. But I did have two neighbors verify that I wasn't hearing things!
  4. Well the whirring is gone. Maybe "Remanufactured...

    Well the whirring is gone. Maybe "Remanufactured in China" alternators need some break in time, for bearings?
    Fan belt squeak is gone. The bar soap worked better since the belt dressing didn't....
  5. Losing mind. Installed NEW belt and my...

    Losing mind.
    Installed NEW belt and my "whirring" sound is STILL THERE. There's nothing left! Can a new alternator have a bad bearing? Even my mechanically inclined neighbors agree it sounds,...
  6. Another shoe dropped!!! So... I was "FOR SURE"...

    Another shoe dropped!!!
    So... I was "FOR SURE" it was now the water pump. I had removed the belt and the noise stopped. It originally sounded like the alternator but when It wasn't - it had to have...
  7. And more to my last post... So it wasn't my...

    And more to my last post...
    So it wasn't my alternator! But I have a new one anyway. The old one was 40 years old so it was bound to go out, right? (Everyone say yes please)
    I also learned that an...
  8. First... we did put the timing light on the coil...

    First... we did put the timing light on the coil and it was definitely whacky!
    Second and MOST important: IT'S WORKING! :D
    I installed the new distributor with the new type of adjustment collar...
  9. Hello I'm sorry I may have mis-wrote something:...

    Hello
    I'm sorry I may have mis-wrote something: the ballast resistor was only in the rocket scientist's (Greg) set up, which was for me to observe how the coil should strongly spark, even if...
  10. Wiggled, pulled, danced, did hokey pokey, etc......

    Wiggled, pulled, danced, did hokey pokey, etc... oh and I did that on the wire too. Sadly, the wire is good and full of continuity. :)
  11. I did already test for that voltage. Today just...

    I did already test for that voltage.
    Today just for kicks, I added a few drops to the distributor oil port. I don't think I've ever added oil, at least since 1977. I double checked my points. The...
  12. This has been challenging! My plug wires are in...

    This has been challenging!
    My plug wires are in the correct order. I wish that was the issue, darn it.

    I'm sure there is something wrong in my distributor now.
    With help from a friend (he...
  13. Thank you LarrBeard! Right after I posted...

    Thank you LarrBeard!
    Right after I posted today, I went to the garage, stared at the coil and realized that I've only tested it assuming all was well in my distributor. I had that issue with the...
  14. I'm lost, again. 1. The jeep runs very rough....

    I'm lost, again.
    1. The jeep runs very rough. I've changed/moved nothing, in terms of timing since it ran before, with the exhaust valve issue. If I shut it down after running it awhile, it won't...
  15. Well hell it wasn't the coil. It was the...

    Well hell it wasn't the coil. It was the condenser wire contact, making contact where it should not have! The connector was touching the metal protective cap on the distributor. This happened before...
  16. Yes!! Exactly. And that was a big gap! Ok...

    Yes!! Exactly. And that was a big gap!

    Ok here's my still-slow progress report. First, see the photo. I did a compression test just so I know for sure, and was pleased to see the results. The #1...
  17. Update on my still slow progress...I'll...

    Update on my still slow progress...I'll abbreviated it for time sake.
    Everything is on. The engine started, warmed up a little - sputtered and stalled.
    I re-torqued the following morning, but the...
  18. Thank you! I feel better... I got the new...

    Thank you! I feel better...
    I got the new radiator hoses, fuel lines, oil line, carburetor on. Saturday I'll get the carb linkage on and ??? - I think that's it? I should probably place the rocker...
  19. My slow slow slow progress update: After waiting...

    My slow slow slow progress update:
    After waiting two weeks the head bolts arrived. They were specifically for the F head, but the bolt head size was smaller.
    I stared at everything for a week (well...
  20. Thanks bmorgil! Yes did read up on the L head...

    Thanks bmorgil!
    Yes did read up on the L head using studs. Glad I have an F head although I'm jealous the L has the "WILLYS" on it and mine doesn't. :(
    And... yes - when I started trying to lift...
  21. Yes I knew KW sold these but I've found a local...

    Yes I knew KW sold these but I've found a local place that carries something very close, just not with the wide part of the shank just below the head, which was my concern.
    The other thing with...
  22. Ok, my F134 head wants to go back on. However I...

    Ok, my F134 head wants to go back on. However I don't like the head bolts. Plus I don't think you're really supposed to re-use them. I'm sure these were at one time. And, since they're nearly 70...
  23. Regular work, house and yard work keeps getting...

    Regular work, house and yard work keeps getting in the way of my jeep, but... the valve is out. It wasn't too hard. I'd rather have a spring compressor that fits in more like a "needle nose" style...
  24. Thank you! I'm going to stick with exhaust...

    Thank you!
    I'm going to stick with exhaust valves for now. I'm willing to remove the head again later if need be.
    For the future, I'd actually just like to have the entire engine rebuilt...
  25. Love that story!!! Thank you. Soooooo, believe...

    Love that story!!! Thank you.

    Soooooo, believe it or not, I did rebuild an F head about 40 years ago. It lasted a year, then did that major "blow up" I discussed earlier.
    I do remember what is...
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