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 Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build! 
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Post Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
It all started with two trailers, a bunch of great friends, a late night, and a puppies birthday!

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For those that don't know, I'm one jeep richer poorer as of just before my wedding. Weird timing and I initially didn't want it but I gave into some arm twisting and now she's in my drive way.

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Happens I'm between jobs so I have decided to start working on her. I'll get into the details of the build and the little souped up engine I have for her later. Have to get back to wrenching for now!

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August 26th, 2016, 12:09 pm
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
I originally put the odds of this thing coming together as pretty minimal :goodfinger:

But I like the direction of the build so would be cool to see it actually drive!

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August 26th, 2016, 1:07 pm
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
I think a ttb front axle and a 351w would look great in that thing

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August 27th, 2016, 12:53 am
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
So here are the specs (as of today) that I'm building towards:

1964 CJ5
- 1990 Chevy 4.3L v6 TBI
- mated to Ford T98 (four speed with granny low)
- Dana 20 t case
- Warn over drive
- Dana 30 front axle, with disk brakes and new warn preimium hubs
- Dana 44 rear axles with rebuilt drums and Power Lok automatic locker
- Dual under seat selectable fuel tanks
- 6 point cage with bikini top

There's more but that's what I can think of off the top of my head.

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August 27th, 2016, 7:49 am
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
Oh that sounds like a cool build. Will make a great little driver. Good luck and keep the posts coming.

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August 27th, 2016, 2:15 pm
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Been making steady progress on this beast!! Last week, I went to PNP with my buddy Michael. We quickly pulled some small parts, then we started on a wire harness for the TBI. Hours to pull the entire engine bay harness without cutting everything! The engine has a roller cam and crane powder coated rockers. The adjustment was all over the place so I readjusted and made sure the pendulums were in the correct orientation.


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August 31st, 2016, 4:37 pm
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Next up I flipped her over and checked the bottom end, making sure all of the bolts were torqued and removing the oil pump and pickup to check it wasn't clogged (it appears to be brand new). I put the pan back on and tightened all of the bolts, before flipping it over and pouring fresh oil in tha e galley to lube the cam. I also added Lucas break in oil since the engine has supposedly been rebuilt (judging by the valves, I'd say it was a short block). Everything is shiny inside and looked great!

Note the oil pump is keyed, the dist will not just seat, even if the gear meshes. Easiest thing is to simply set the dist / rotor where you want it (TDC) and then turn the engine, the dist should just fall into place when it matches the oil pump.


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August 31st, 2016, 4:53 pm
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Nice. Are those holes in the bottom of the oil pan?

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August 31st, 2016, 5:49 pm
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
California Monkey wrote:
Nice. Are those holes in the bottom of the oil pan?

Nope, I believe those are indentations for the oil pickup to rest on.

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August 31st, 2016, 9:58 pm
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
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Been making steady progress on this beast!! Last week, I went to PNP with my buddy Michael. We quickly pulled some small parts, then we started on a wire harness for the TBI. Hours to pull the entire engine bay harness without cutting everything! The engine has a roller cam and crane powder coated rockers. The adjustment was all over the place so I readjusted and made sure the pendulums were in the correct orientation.

Looks like factory roller cam. Those are pretty fancy rockers for a 4.3 though. If you need any tbi help let me know. Those are great little motors

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August 31st, 2016, 11:24 pm
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Post Re: Blue 1964 Kaiser Jeep CJ5 build!
Next up was to hear that engine purr! I had pulled a full wire harness (took hours!), but I had my buddy Michael help me. Luckily I'm not the first to do a TBI swap so I had lots of help on the inter webs. Some of the links for future ref:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/43 ... ?_k=qjgisg
http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/en ... conversion
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyota-t ... ?_k=qjgisg
http://www.gmcmidwestclassics.org/Web%2 ... %20TBI.pdf

This site is really useful if you want to actually understand why your plugging things in: http://chevythunder.com/ecm_components_ ... t_fun1.htm

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September 11th, 2016, 11:11 pm
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After connecting lots of sensors, I had to readjust the lashing for the valves to just where the push rods stop spinning in my fingers (previously had added a half turn but this was too much as confirmed by a leak down). Then I found TDC of #1 and jerry rigged a jerry can (ha!) to a carp pressure eletric pump (TBI injectors only need like 12 PSI). With a battery, an ignition switch and a remote start button, she roared to life! I also decided then that I need a engine test stand. I think I'll build my own out of unistrut like material so I can also colapse it. Starting engines while balancing them on wood blocks is kinda a hassle. :P

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September 11th, 2016, 11:23 pm
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Once I knew the engine was usable, I decided to work on the front axle. I also bought some 2.5" rancho leafs which should change the stance nicely. The front axle required for full take apart. It was assembled, but the gear pattern was too far out and the hubs wouldn't spin. I added shimming to the pinion, installed a new pinion seal and locking nut. I removed the dust shields, wrong year or something that wasn't fitting (I don't enjoy messaging mine back after each trip anyways.) The D30 axle is an early 70's supposedly and was swapped knuckle out for a d30 from 1977 ish to gain disk brakes. It's the retro wedge slider calipers, some of you stuck running older ford junk might remember. The style with the wedge you drive in and secure with a bolt. It's also ball joint, but the lower ball joints were missing the snap rings and the upper ball joint didn't have the preload set for the ball so it was really stiff to turn. Happens I have that little crown tool so I adjusted the uppers and installed lower snap rings. I'm looking to install new brakes all the way around, so new calipers and pads coming soon. For the lock out, the jeep came with brand new warn preimium locking hubs. Some new grade 8 bolt and a bunch of black paint finish this axle off. I went to put the cover on and right away I snapped a bolt for no reason other then using it to fish the holes so I could run a 3/4 length bolts (that I already have), with having to buy 1/2" bolts.

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Put another shrimp on the barbie! How's it going from down under?

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September 12th, 2016, 1:06 pm
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Nice progress!

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