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PO did a 12 volt conversion on my jeep and homemade his brackets. The upper is straight and contacs the alternator fan which results in a very annoying high pitch chingle (is that a good word?) noise. I'm working on fitting a better upper bracket that has some curve to the end that should clear the fan.
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I also installed an windshield latch and striker to eliminate that from rattling so bad.
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Got the block back from the machine shop.   Time to prime and paint before it rusts!  Had to remove the head studs for the machinist.  So I ordered new ones to replace them.  




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Originally posted by oldscot3 oldscot3 wrote:

PO did a 12 volt conversion on my jeep and homemade his brackets. The upper is straight and contacs the alternator fan which results in a very annoying high pitch chingle (is that a good word?) noise. I'm working on fitting a better upper bracket that has some curve to the end that should clear the fan.


Probably be better with the bracket on the back....that way no chance of contact.

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Finally got a coat of primer on the tub before the cold weather sets in.
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Originally posted by rocnroll rocnroll wrote:

Originally posted by oldscot3 oldscot3 wrote:

PO did a 12 volt conversion on my jeep and homemade his brackets. The upper is straight and contacs the alternator fan which results in a very annoying high pitch chingle (is that a good word?) noise. I'm working on fitting a better upper bracket that has some curve to the end that should clear the fan.


Probably be better with the bracket on the back....that way no chance of contact.


Good call, that's exactly what I did although it would have cleared on the front. The only downside is the upper bolt is a bit difficult to access due to the filter being mounted too low. PO also homemade the mounting bracket for it. My spare jeep has a factory filter mount which will raise it up to where it should be. I need to bead blast it, paint it and get it on asap.
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Cutting up and prepping the tub for welding some new metal in.. see how it goes. luckily most of the welded spots will be hidden.  using the old tool box for some of the replacement metal in the back rear and have a floor replacement sheet that I will use for under the old tool box. 


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Such a beautiful example of a 45! I just went through your pictures, really nice restoration Thumbs Up That's why I'm surprised to see you may be filling in the mounting holes for the ignition key-coil? 
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Thanks.. Yah originally I thought I was going to fill those holes but now I am not.. great catch.. was my grandfathers jeep. first vehicle i ever drove.(more like idled). at 13 pulling the hay wagon in the field. 
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Originally posted by Rod Rod wrote:

Thanks.. Yah originally I thought I was going to fill those holes but now I am not.. great catch.. was my grandfathers jeep. first vehicle i ever drove.(more like idled). at 13 pulling the hay wagon in the field. 


That's really great! Hopefully it will remain in the family for generations to come Smile
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Engine coming together nicely.   Stripped out one of my head stud sockets.  Thought I'd ruined the block till I found on here you can use a helicoil.   I was blown away that thing worked.   Just a flimsy little spring.  But I was able to torque to 65lbs....  Crazy  

Hope to have the engine back in it's home this weekend.   Maybe a drive on Sunday.  We will see how it goes.  

 

  
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I suspect 65 ft.lbs. is no challenge; my understanding is Heli-coils are stronger than original threads. Somebody else will have to explain the exact science but I suspect it has to do with increased surface area.

In the hot rod world many racers with aluminum heads that run high valve spring pressures put Heli-coils in for every rocker arm stud to prevent them from pulling out the original aluminum threads. 
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Finished transmission rebuild.
Resurfaced fly wheel and replaced throw out bearing.
Installed trans/transfer case.
Laying on my back.
Next one will be a tub off install.
Feel like I got pulled thru a key hole.
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[QUOTE=NealzWorld]Engine coming together nicely.   Stripped out one of my head stud sockets.  Thought I'd ruined the block till I found on here you can use a helicoil.   I was blown away that thing worked.   Just a flimsy little spring.  But I was able to torque to 65lbs....  Crazy  

Hope to have the engine back in it's home this weekend.   Maybe a drive on Sunday.  We will see how it goes.  

 

  

The studs do not need to be torqued to 65 ft.lbs. in the head. They only need to be sealed and snugged down securely. The nuts are torqued to secure and seal the head to the block.
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I got new seats from Weebee webbing, so I tore down my old passenger seat.  It had been redone 20+ years ago with foam and vinyl. 





Unfortunately, it trapped moisture causing the rear pan to be badly rusted.



So I removed the rusted out rear pan and ordered two new ones from QTM.  I'm sure the drivers side will be just as bad.




I started cleaning up the frame.  While pitted, its still solid.  More clean up is needed. I also need to weld up a few spare holes and weld the new pans on when they arrive.


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Finally got my mini starter install and rewire my jeep for a turn key start, also removed the

old style horn and when back to the smaller ones I had before. The horn was always in the
way of working on the motor. It sounded better but was a pain to work around.
 
Just wanted to say thanks or the input on the starter wiring.
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One of the last nice days here in Reno for a while. I played hooky today since I had some sick leave to burn up. After doing the yardwork, it was time to tinker. I had an air cleaner splash shield in the attic. Time to install it.
 
NOTE: Ron says the book specs a 1/4 x 28 but installs a 1/4 x 20. He did not think the nut serts were originally threaded. It seemed to me that the book spec'ed it for a reason. I cleaned out the holes with an old bore brush before running a tap through. It was already threaded for a 1/4 x 28.
 
I noticed my air cleaner was weeping oil. It was overfilled. Had a few tablespoons of water in there. I have a drip rail installed. Don't know why I had water in there.
 
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Back up and running!   Newly overhauled engine.   pistons .060 over, bearings .020 over.  Took a little time to get the timing perfect, hard headedness on my part to blame for that.    Turns out the people who wrote the service manual REALLY knew what they were talking about....  Time to put some miles on it!


P.S.   -  follow the directions for timing in the service manual.   No light needed.   After two days of fiddling with it trying to get it right, a couple visits to auto parts stores to buy timing lights,  in the end I followed what the manual says.   Worked perfect the first time.  

Thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way.  Looking forward to my next CJ project! 
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