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Old 11-26-2011, 04:06 AM   #21
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I sure did have a great Thanksgiving. I hope all others had a good one as well!


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Old 11-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #22
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A man can't have too many toys or tool chests.

I have five now and have my eyes on a new one. Hey Santa!

Let' see her filled up there.:thumbsup:


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Old 11-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #23
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and had to tear into the motor on the CJ

Wait just a minute....That is a V-8....!
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #24
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Yeah this is the CJ my dad currently has and is doing the body restore on. When the body was pulled we power washed the chassis pretty good and then let it sit against our better judgement. Put the body back on a few weeks ago with the major integrity issues repaired and tried to turn the motor over. It was locked up tight. We pulled all the plugs and filled the cylinders with ATF and let it sit to no avail. Pulled the heads and the pan on Thanksgiving to find one cylinder that had gotten water in it. Figured the exhaust valves were open on that cylinder and with a leaky exhaust gasket on that side it allowed water in the cylinder. We were able to free it up with the heads off yesterday afternoon. Put it all back together last night and it runs as good as a 304 with 230,000 miles on it should. Take note, as fire them up after a good wash to burn off any water.


On a side note, when I pulled the pan this is part of what I found in there, along with a lot of bearing material. So at some point in this motors past it lost a bearing and a pushrod somewhere, how or why they didn't clean the pan or even pull the pan to do the repair is still a riddle to me.

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #25
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Also got to do some wheeling yesterday morning. My buddy is in the 94. I'm in the 98 Pretty disappointed I didn't make this climb, but neither did he in his solid axle rig so I can't feel too bad! lol.





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Old 11-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #26
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Did you air down the tires at all? I know it is tricky with the rocky surface, but a few pounds may have given you the necessary traction.
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I run them at 7 on the trail. I'd go lower but it's hard to keep them on the bead at that point.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:35 PM   #28
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Oh ok. They looked really aired up from the pic. Must just be some hard sidewalls.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:11 PM   #29
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Yeah, BFG's have a stiff but tough sidewall which is why I run them. That's a tough climb.
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I also really like BFG's but dammit, they are really expensive!


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