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  1. What are you doing for an intake Manifold? How are you planning to handle fuell delivery? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I agree with Dain. If you enjoy it & it gets you into the hobby, then go for it! Welcome aboard! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I love the nod to the old AMC blue! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Started mockup of the DIY rear bumper tonight. Should wrap up the welding by this weekend & get it in herculiner before installing.
  5. Had an eventful last few weeks. The XJ developed an intermittent hesitation & while taking it to my shop for a once over, the clutch slave cylinder failed. Luckily I was within 600ft of pulling into my shop, so I was able to speed match the shifts to pull it in. The previous own had done a 5spd swap using a pre 94 internal slave cylinder AX15... Since repairs required removal of the trans I opted to pickup an external slave cylinder AX15 from a 97 XJ. Up front costs were more, but ease of future repairs to the clutch hydraulics was worth it. I opted for LuK clutch kit & hydraulics assembly. I had to replace the cracked input bearing retainer housing & resurface the flywheel. I also installed this missing block/trans dust shield/spacer plate, sourced from Ebay & new Spicer ujoints in the rear driveshaft. In the course of reassembly I dropped the NP231 tcase on my finger & ended up with 3 stitches. Luckily I had on my mechanix gloves or things would have been worse!
  6. Looks like the 35s are on either a 10 or 12” wide wheel vs 8” for your 33s? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Finally got around to ordering a steel steering box spacer, as not point in installing bumper with unibody tie-ins & reusing the weak factory aluminum spacer. Surprisingly the factory spacer was intact & all bolts came out without incident. I bought a steel spacer from EBay, from The Midgard Workshop, it is of good quality & power coated. Only cost me $30 shipped, plus cost of 3 new 7/16-14x4.5” bolts & washers. I installed the new steering spacer & the DIY bumper’s unibody tie-in plate, then mocked-up the bumper to start finish welding. Even better is my almost 8yo wanted to help in removal of the factory steering box bolts!
  8. Sadly, we got the call the other week from our venue, that the show had to be Cancelled, or postponed until 2021. They did not have any other available dates for this year that we could work with. We held out hope til the very end, but unfortunately due to all the gov't mandated shut downs from COVID-19, it had to be pushed aside.
  9. Well, I ran into some interesting issues over the last few weeks. 2wks ago I pulled the air intake tube off, so I could change the busted Driver's motor Mount. and found a real gem and head-scratcher... There was blue painter's tape over the Idle Air Control Valve port in the throttle body... Now I had planned to pull the IAC while I was doing the Motor Mount job, as the jeep had a tendency to idle-pulse from 750 up to 1000 while sitting at stops. After pulling the IAC and TB to be cleaned, I found the IAC was fairly new, and clean, as was the TB. After reinstalling I started getting IAC fault codes. So I bought a new IAC, installed, and all was good w/ the codes, but the Idle was awful. I started the old-school method of vacuum leak testing, w/ carb cleaner, and found #5 and #6 injectors to be leaking at the intake. I bought new O-rings, installed them, and immediately started getting IAC Fault codes, that couldn't immediately be traced. I ran continuity/ohm test from the IAC connector to the PCM connector, and it came back perfect, I swapped a diff TB on, and eventually another new IAC. None resolved my issues. So out of sheer curiosity, I started shaking around the harness going by the valve cover and firewall. the jeep shut off, but when I restarted it there was no IAC code. Thinking I was in luck, and it was a ground issue, I drove home, where the IAC fault popped back up. The next day I hosed down the motor to degrease it, and clean up the grounds to the PCM on the block. This did not resolve the issue, so I started stripping apart the harness from the PCM to the IAC/Injectors, etc... That's when I found a small short in one of the IAC wires right by the valve cover and firewall, hidden inside the split-loom. It must have been touching just right when I first ran the continuity test since there was no resistance, when checking before I cut and soldered the short I was getting around 5-6ohms resistance. Since I cut and soldered the short, then sealed with heat-shrink I've had no issues with the IAC faults. Also during this time I finally pulled the front bumper and cut off the 2" receivers that someone had welded to the unibody rails. I've got a steel steering box spacer on order, and will be mocking up the front bumper soon, so I can finish weld it. I still need to run a double-check for vacuum leaks, but it runs much better than before, though I'm still within the 50 start cycles for the PCM to relearn it's parameters. I bought a smoke-machine to aid in the subsequent vacuum leak detection and for future needs.
  10. Lookin good Dain! I've always loved AMC Blue, then again, I've been playing with AMC's since I was 11...
  11. I was having some problems with my radio intermittently cutting off and on while driving, the trip odometer clearing itself, and my volt meter spiking/fluctuating, so I decided it was well past time to replace the battery cables. I decided to use the Big 7 Complete kit from http://www.jeepcables.com due to their reviews on NAXJA and the fact they're a veteran owned/operated business. I decided to upgrade to 2ga. cables since I will be adding a winch, additional lighting, and possibly more later on. Very happy with the cables and end result. Now to upgrade from the econo battery that doesn't fit in the battery tray anyways...
  12. Awesome. Thanks for your service. I hate the whole "approved import list" mostly due to US emissions. I can't imagine it's that far off from the existing 00' XJ's in the states. I've got a 98 XJ I picked up in March for a daily ride, and a family camping/fishing rig. They're perfect for that bill. But like you, the CJ's are still one of my favorites. Again, welcome to the site! Things have been slow for awhile, but we're trying to grow!
  13. YJeXtreme

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    Awesome pic!
  14. Welcome to the site Chris! That's awesome you've still got your dad's CJ5. I've driven a RHD XJ once, my buddy and I did some maintenance on it for a local postal worker. What has you in Japan?

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