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I just traded the XJ tonight... Went oldschool & smaller...

 

1984 Jeep CJ7 Renegade

-112k orig miles

-Orig paint & interior

-Rebuilt 258, T176, Dana 300

-1pc rear shaft upgrade

-3.5" lift

-33s

-Factory hardtop & doors

 

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With the mini heat wave this weekend, will be doing the bearing R&R!!

New Alloy USA bearing kits enroute...

Been working on a custom width Ford 9”. The base was a Full-width 9” from my 78 F150, it had axle bearing seat damage from being ran dry, warped the housing end... cut down to CJ wide-track width...

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You definitely traded up! In fact, I think you just made some of us "green" with envy!:harhar: I agree, don't do much to it......more than tasteful as is! Congrats! Can't tell by the picts, but if it needs carpet, I think I know someone who can help!:thumb:

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I'm keeping the carpet out, i don't believe all CJs came with them, I'm pricing tires, the spare is a brandnew Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac... so will get 4 to match... Jeep does have some issues that need addressed

 

-Timing is slightly off, causing mild misfire...

-Carb choke linkage disconnected due to lost/missing connector during rebuild

-Needs rear seatbelts purchased/installed

-Fuel guage reads Full at any level (likely a broken signal wire being grounded out)

-Valve cover leaks (typical 258 problem)

-Repair Quarter-Half Dollar sized hole in the Driver's side front seatbelt support @ the floor

-Replace the few hoses that weren't replaced, and are cracking

-Order windshield channel for the Bestop Bikini top it has (matches nutmeg interior old school product w/ carrying case)

 

I could probably go on and on with what I plan to do, which will be a minor cosmetic resto, and run through the axles bearings/seals, etc... make sure everything is in working order & cleaned up.

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nope stay carb. This thing rocks keep it originalish. Don't over complicate it, it's hammer simple keep it that way.

 

I've seen carb'd rigs climb the ledge etc. A properly tuned carb designed for off road would be fine in this thing for pretty much anywhere around here.

 

I'd put a weber carb on with one of these and rock it.

 

http://www.detoursusa.com/incline_eq.php

 

You'd have very few if ever stalling issues. Most carb issues off road are with the wrong carb or people that don't know how to adjust them.

 

I didn't even know that Mark made that! Sweet! Stay with the carb and get that!

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I agree, it's staying carbureted, I will not be using it for crawling, again it's too nice to screw up... I'll use it for some mild trail riding, The T-case drop is going to be removed, it needs new motor mounts, as with the drop and worn mounts the rear of the valve cover is almost sitting against the firewall. The carb is a weber, but again needs the choke assembly fixed, and timing reset. Right now it's running really rich. But so far, everything I've checked over in more detail is operational, all the lights work (including 4x4 indicator) Plan is to get it inspected friday. Transferred Tags & Insurance on it this morning.

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Got the choke linkage hooked up to the electric choke mechanism today, was missing the small hairpin... Also after research and talking to Sean, learned with the Weber carb conversion that was installed, there should have been a Fuel pressure regulator installed also... Bought one, turned it down to 3.5psi and runs 10x better now. Still needs a fresh tuneup, fuel filter, oil change...

 

Also upon trying out the 4WD through my parent's field, learned will need to replace the locking hubs, as the driver's side won't engage, it just spins...

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So, i finally have the jeep legal & on the road. Installed new Genuine Weber 32/36 Progressive & 4 new Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs in 33x12.50 thanks to Sean!

 

Plan is to do tie rod flip this weekend to help the horrible steering... Order new motor & trans mounts...

 

Still looking for XJ front driveshaft too!

 

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Mike, I sent you a text bro...

 

Updates... Was driving the jeep this evening with the wife and kids loaded up... Damn thing skipped time... Going to have it hauled to my shop tomorrow, and start tearing it apart... Will try to work on a detailed write up as well for Timing Overhaul.

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Thanks Matt, it can be yours for the right offer :2thumbsup:

Going to start diagnostics testing this afternoon to make sure it wasn't the Ignition Module that crapped out on me... But i'm still pretty certain it skipped timing. I already have the parts sitting on the hold shelf for the repair if that's the case... Plus my motor mounts are in, so will be riding smooth again soon.

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Very nice! If you are replacing the hubs, I would recommend going with the upgrade. The externals will eventually break.

 

http://www.swva4w.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=853&highlight=internal

 

Also, I have the perfect winch for the front of your prized CJ, a Belleview 5687. It works, and looks great, just needs two cable controls. Jon rebuilt it a few years ago. It has been sitting in my garage for 3 years. I have 5 winches and one Jeep. :rolleyes-1:

 

http://nc4x4.com/forum/index.php?threads/rebuilt-belleview-winch.131596/

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Thanks Josh! I'm going to stick with the outboard hubs, as i will not be wheeling this jeep often or hard... With 112k miles, 99% rust free tub & frame, original paint & visible Factory spotwelds in tub, its too niceto risk destroying.

 

I do wish my Jeep Fund wasn't depleted for the time being, as i'd love to have that winch!!

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Thanks Josh! I'm going to stick with the outboard hubs, as i will not be wheeling this jeep often or hard... With 112k miles, 99% rust free tub & frame, original paint & visible Factory spotwelds in tub, its too niceto risk destroying.

 

No worries, just offering advice. Mine broke on the beach in Ocracoke, of course they were 35 years old.

 

I do wish my Jeep Fund wasn't depleted for the time being, as i'd love to have that winch!!

 

It's yours if you want it. I want it out of my garage. We can work out a deal. I am will be in the Roanoke area Saturday afternoon.

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I'm doing the Ford TFI, aka "Team Rush" upgrade on the CJ tomorrow... the cap/rotor and wires need to be replaced, it's still running a bit rough and I can tell i'm getting a lot of cross-fire inside the cap. I will post more details including a couple sets of part #s for anyone else who may be interested with a CJ running the Motorcraft distributor setup... It's been covered ad-naseum on other forums, but I'd prefer to have it here as well!

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So a good bit of bad news. When it skipped timing it bent atleast 4 of my exhaust valves... Cylinders 3-4 won't hold any compression. #2 leaks down also just not as quick as the others and #1 holds steady at 120psi...

 

Willbe pulling the head from my 79 until i can spare for a full head-job or a 4.0L head conversion...

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