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 Jeep CJ2A project 
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Boooo......

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May 26th, 2015, 6:42 pm
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So if you missed the last update with pictures of the crack, go back a page.

I called Clay again yesterday and he told me yeah I talked to Joe, hang on. A minute late came back and said yeah he said we can do it, but it's hard. It's hard? It's hard me me in my garage, that's why I brought it to you! He didn't have any numbers, so I told him I would need to think about it because I didn't have a good feeling in my stomach.

Camilo went over to give it a second opinion and said to keep searching for a new block. They really want to see the crank for some reason, but they don't turn cranks in shop? Clay told me the block normally doesn't get machined for bigged bearing unless you spin a bearing.

Camilo has offered me his jeep as an emergency backup (I'm mildly concerned the Jamboree wouldn't extend my trip a for a third year if I miss this). I'm pretty torn what to do, but my gut wants me to get my bucket a working motor. I've already rebuilt allot on it last year, would be a shame to have to do it again on another jeep this year.

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May 28th, 2015, 1:32 pm
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How rare are these motors? Seems like there's enough people swapping them out of for other stuff that it wouldn't be too hard to find one? Or is the problem that you're just to :jewish: to buy one?

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May 29th, 2015, 6:37 am
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It's hard to drop 7-8 hundo into a 1600 vehicle just to make it run

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California Monkey wrote:
It's hard to drop 7-8 hundo into a 1600 vehicle just to make it run

Close, it's hard to drop 3299 in $~1500 vehicle. I'm looking at other rigs for a loaner / donor rig.

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May 29th, 2015, 4:54 pm
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Bummer man. Any luck finding another block?


May 30th, 2015, 10:21 am
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chexmix wrote:
California Monkey wrote:
It's hard to drop 7-8 hundo into a 1600 vehicle just to make it run

Close, it's hard to drop 3299 in $~1500 vehicle. I'm looking at other rigs for a loaner / donor rig.



What motor is it in there? 4cy ford flathead?

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May 30th, 2015, 3:38 pm
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Did you see the willys frame with a running l134 engine? Its in Auburn I think. Ill try to find the cl add...


May 30th, 2015, 10:00 pm
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I found another block! Just need the scrap the jeep off it!

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So I learned some jeep math from Alex W: 1 jeep + 1 jeep = 1 jeep!

Knowing that, I decided to pick up another jeep! The goal is to get this engine running (that hasn't ran since a long time according to the owner or 1978 according to the reg) and then drop it into Patina (our existing jeep) for the short term / jamboree trip. After I get back then, I'll spend more time doing a full rebuild for a nice engine in in Patina, swap this '48's engine back into the orange jeep, get it roadable and flip it. Andrea thinks she can persuade me to keep both... :lol:

Andrea and I drove down to Gustine CA and picked up this beauty:
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(75,76,77 Jamborees)
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Believe it or not, the oil actually flowed out when I opened it!

I used ATF to break the spark plugs free, they were heavily rusted in place. Two came out with minimal force, one fought me but gave in after soaking longer and the #1 spark plug snapped off. I bought a square stripped bolt remover based on a quick google search where it was federal mogul recommend them.
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Lots of junk fell in when I removed the spark plugs even though I vacuumed, it was just allot of rust. I used a magnet on a stick to pull most of it (and the shrapnel from drilling her spark plug that the greased bit didn't catch) out of the engine and then dumped in atf to loosen / lube the insides.
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After I got the spark plugs out and the oil drained, dumped a few shots of ATF in each spark plug hole to break / lube the insides. Then last night, after it soaked all day, I put a wrench on the crank and tried rotating. I sounded a little dry but moved freely. So I put my battery in... and nothing came to life, not even headlights. So I jumped the starter relay and the engine cranked freely! I picked up new spark plugs and some cheap oil for it so today I'm going to put my carb on and try to fire it up. Wish me luck!

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June 3rd, 2015, 10:06 am
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nice


im digging the orange.



what did this one end up costing you?

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I like the new one. I'd just get it going and then put an r22e in the other one

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i think this would be better

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The old jamboree badges are super cool.

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June 3rd, 2015, 3:52 pm
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IT LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

So to start with, a full tune up: cheap oil change (with marvel added), removed internal oil filter (these are order only), and new AC delco plugs. Borrow from my jeep: carb, cables, coil, solenoid and distributor. I finished most of that on tuesday evening, but it didn't want to start. Fuel source was a plastic water bottle taped to the inside fender (safety first!). But it just coughed out scale and awesome blue flames out the carb.

Yesterday I found an awesome post here that goes into depth in the PDF about timing. So timing marks are on the fly wheel visible only from a little view hole under the freaking starter... so you have to crawl under the engine or try your luck with a mirror! Alline it to IGN, rotate the the distributor till the points just start to open, install the cap with cables 1-3-4-2... I could do this in my sleep now I did it so many times last night and nothing. Then this morning I re-read the whole dock (which flows like a choose your own adventure boot) and one of the very last lines on like page 17 was about the oil pump being install in a potion that the service manual didn't call for. This got me thinking. I took a look at the pic I had of the engine before I tore it down (see above) and you can clearly see #4 cable is coming off the very bottom, it supposed to be at the top! I moved my cables again, tried with a little ether and it roared to life very quickly! Blue smoke everywhere as it burn off that ATF I had dumped in. :yes: :angel:

Gapped to .030, just a dab of antiseize or spark plugs will back out.
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Old dist, notice the external oiler hole!
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My dist from the '46 installed, with rotor at TC (TDC):
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The final cable order, also had to really advance the dist to get it to line up right:
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I'm going to leave work in a few hours and head straight home to wrench on this again! Going to pull the engine, need to remove a broken bolt that holds down the dist, put the hose in to flush the block and then hook everything up again in the '46!

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