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    101_1371.jpg101_1372.jpg101_1373.jpg101_1374.jpg101_1377.jpg101_1378.jpg101_1390.jpg101_1391.jpg101_1383.jpg101_1380.jpgBegan on Monday with pulling the engine, now there's no turning back, and the wife's not not happy already. But all in all I can't complain got it tore down to almost bare block, not pulling the pistons after what I found. Not a single ridge on the piston walls, can still see the marks from the machine work from punching it to .60 over, popped a couple caps and bearings look brand new. Barely any wear on the cam and lifters, so I'm guessing around 20,000 or less on a rebuild. Very little carbon build up on the head, more on the cylinders that the intake was leaking on.
    Got the block in primer, now for the decision on actual paint scheme for it


    On to the down side, I only had 3/4 of a clutch, hoe it made no noise or signs that it was F'ed up is beyond me. Any opinions on clutch kits?
    Luckily no scaring on the flywheel, just needs a resurface.
    Last edited by Sr. Beaver; 12-29-2010 at 17:53.
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    nice man. keep us posted

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    Well I was hoping to get the engine back together today, UPS sent my Gasket set to L.A. talk about the scenic route KY, CA, then GA. But at least I got every thing else cleaned up and most of it painted though.
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

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    Lmao. Whats the objective? A quick rebuild? Or just paint? Or both? Haha

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    Was gonna be a rebuild but piston holes, pistons, main and rod bearings looked great so just a reseal and dress up
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    Too easy. Lucky you

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    Well, since UPS still doesn't think I need the gasket set today I pulled the 3rd member out to check it out and change fluid, changed front diff fluid, installed a new windshield gasket, repacked the rear wheel bearings, and put on some ugly a$$ mirrors just so the MP's and cops will leave me alone. Oh yeah and removed the dash pad, looks so much better anyone want an CJ dash pad? It's free
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sr. Beaver View Post
    .....anyone want an CJ dash pad? It's free
    Nope! IMO, it's the worst thing they ever put in a CJ! Well, maybe the AMC 20 is close........


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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    Nope! IMO, it's the worst thing they ever put in a CJ! Well, maybe the AMC 20 is close........
    You sure, I'll even pay for shipping
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    I don't always go full retard, but when I do I take the Jeep...

    Money can't buy Happiness, But it can buy BACON, close enough!!!


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    UPS finally showed up with the gasket set yesterday. Picked up the new clutch kit, fuel pump, water pump, and all necessary fluids today. Waiting on a different carb to show up, found a MC 2100 for 17.00+shipping on ebay this morning so by the time I get everything back together and in the CJ that should be here. Hopefully will be back on the road by the 1st
    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    I don't always go full retard, but when I do I take the Jeep...

    Money can't buy Happiness, But it can buy BACON, close enough!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead1985 View Post
    i think i r druck and will rechecck in the morning





    ___/l ,[____],
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