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    You're doing good AJ! The white board list is a good idea but would just annoy me, so I just keep plugging along as best I can. I don't mention the costs of all the orders I make with KW to my wife. She'd probably flip her lid if she knew. She takes care of the finances, so she knows, but she just chalks it up to "car stuff" so I don't think she realizes just how much $ is going towards the Jeep. I wish I could spend more time working on my CJ, but summer time seems to be devoted to baseball and taking care of my yard, painting the shop, etc. With two boys playing college baseball, it seems all of my free time is spent at the baseball field. Of course, if I was retired, I'd have more time to play, but I've still got another ten years or so (hopefully). PS. Glad your wife likes the smell of Liquid Wrench!

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    "Glad your wife likes the smell of Liquid Wrench!"

    Liquid Wrench, Kroil and Hoppes No.9 - real man colognes

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    I think your on to something Larry.....

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    Yep, Larrbeard has it about summed up.

    The best smelling penetration juice was sold by our local MAC tool dealers. I haven't found it on the market since anywhere. The name of was Howie's, and it was soy bean based. It smelled good, and didn't even taste half bad too. I would rate it up real close to Kroil. It worked fantastic on salt truck mechanisms and hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
    The name of was Howie's, and it was soy bean based. It smelled good, and didn't even taste half bad too
    Get confused on the labels gm? Howe's... Jim Beam... Billy's bottle... ya close enough!

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    Yep, it could be a conglomeration of possibilities.... I did find it on MAC Tool's website under Howe's Multi-purpose lubrication. I knew I wasn't too crazy. It is out of stock and may be no longer made.

    https://www.mactools.com/products/ac...7f24af41&_ss=r

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarrBeard View Post
    "Glad your wife likes the smell of Liquid Wrench!"

    Liquid Wrench, Kroil and Hoppes No.9 - real man colognes
    I'm right there with you, Larry. Hoppes No. 9 is what I grew up on. Too bad it doesn't smell like it used to in the old days. It still has a smell to it, but not quite like it used to be. That's the other thing that the CJ takes me away from, and that is shooting/reloading. But, that is the one thing that keeps me motivated on the CJ: I want to take the ol' girl hunting just one more time before I'm too old to go. Unfortunately, there are just too many things to do and not enough time to do them all.

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    A couple weeks ago, I carried the 3B’s radiator to a local radiator repair shop. Matt has over 50 years’ experience and has no plans to retire because he loves what he’s doing. He said the radiator had been repaired before and not very well. Based on the severity of the damage, he isn’t going to mess with it because he can’t guarantee it. This isn’t the news I was hoping for but that’s life. So what are my options? Is there any affordable NOS available? Are there any radiator suppliers/dealers I should avoid?

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    I have a Champion in mine. It is not a direct fit but, it goes in with a little work. The Aluminum ones are the way to go if you are not looking for an original. Whatever you do make sure the fan shroud is fitted in and functional. You have to pull sufficient air through the radiator at low or no speed. The low idle speed and "marginal" original fan need a little help by making sure the intake air from the fan is drawn through the radiator when the vehicle is not moving. The Champion radiator I have is small in capacity compared to the large original brass/copper core radiator. It needs the shroud for sure.

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