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post #81 of 131 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:02 PM
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I agree. And, with how nasty it was in there, the possibility of something going wrong with the sender was a lot higher. Have you had a chance to check the diff fluids and the t-case? Pull the wheels, inspect the brakes?

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I agree. And, with how nasty it was in there, the possibility of something going wrong with the sender was a lot higher. Have you had a chance to check the diff fluids and the t-case? Pull the wheels, inspect the brakes?
Yup, Access Hole on this one makes a lot of good sense. Thanks for the heads up.

No I have not gotten to the fluids yet. Want to know the engine condition before I spend too much more. I should not have ordered the glass and lenses in all honesty. I just can't help myself sometimes.

Oh well, I only have around $750 invested so far. Worth rebuilding the engine if I have to. I do all my own valve jobs, and I have a hot tank washer in my shop so I could easily freshen it up for a couple hundred.

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Even with all those miles, if the frame and body are not overstressed and rusted, it's worth it. You can do pretty much what you want.

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[Silver70] In 100 years, when astronauts visit the landing site, they'll stumble upon the little FSB rover with a busted driveshaft, twisted up on a moon-rock flexing the SAS, and think, "Man... those things can go anywhere. Screw Jeep."
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Made some nice progress today. My replacement front light set came in so I decided to tackle that bit of tedious work first. If you have been unlucky enough to have to replace the headlight lenses, you know what I went through trying to get those little clips off the adjusting screws. I ended up taking off the front nose piece completely and working with lots of room to spare finally. I got them installed and then I went on to reinstalling the gas tank.

I put in a new Airtec pump and a brass float. Installed the sender that I had previously overhauled and since it tested good ohms, I went with it. After the tank was in, I poured five gallons of fresh gas in. I hooked up my fuel pressure gauge and set in the battery. I cranked on the engine and sure enough I got pressure. Wasn't even a full second later she coughed. I knew then that she was going to run, and sure enough she finally caught on and ran. A bit rough at first, but that's to be expected with all that bad gas that was in the lines and injectors.

I had good oil pressure so I let the engine warm up. Wasn't long and she was purring. No smoke, but lots of moisture out of the tail pipe. After the temp came on up, I put her in gear, and that's when my heart sank. The truck wouldn't move in 2H. It would make a ratcheting noise that first made me think the tranny was shot, but then I shifted to 4H and she rolls and shifts. Still can't get her to move in 2H. Only 4H and 4L work. The truck rolls with the hubs unlocked in 4H so I'm on here looking for some help. What say you guru's?

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I noticed that the two hard plastic vacuum lines that run to the coffee can looking vacuum storage tank are both broken. I will be repairing them today, don't suppose that would have anything to do with the transfer case not shifting properly?

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Does the rear driveshaft spin? If it does it sounds like you have a blown rear. If it doesn't it sounds like a T-case issue.

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The t-case has no vacuum operation I know of. Electric or manual shift?

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Does the rear driveshaft spin? If it does it sounds like you have a blown rear. If it doesn't it sounds like a T-case issue.
Yes it does spin.

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The t-case has no vacuum operation I know of. Electric or manual shift?
Manual Shift.


Thanks for the suggestions, but I think I found the problem.

The truck had been sitting so long, it was just really really very hard for me to get the transfer case into 2H. It was sticking in neutral and would go half way into 2H but not all the way.
I finally got her to loosen up and now she shifts and I went for a drive. The truck runs very well and she shifts nicely too. I feel confident enough now I can put some more money into things like fluid changes and interior parts. I need a new dash pad for one. A center console would be nice to have.

I may remove the hard top and install a soft one, but will have to price them out and see first.
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That's good to hear. When I had Eddie, every 2 weeks, I'd go find a dirt patch, and exercise the t-case. At first, it had problems, but after the second run, it was much better. However, that didn't help protect it when I hit bare pavement while driving on compact snow and lost 4HI. 2HI worked, just not 4HI.

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Ran into a snag. Could use your help.
I went to install the new grill, and it seems that the lower portion rests in some sort of a clip. There are two of them and they are missing. The grille reinforcement support has two square holes that must contain clips that allow the grill to set in and hold in place.
Please tell me where to get these clips. I don't see them listed anywhere.

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Heya BioTex!

I'm having a problem remembering what they look like but I've used this site in the past to figure out what fasteners I needed for a particular application.

If you happen to have any clips left, a pic might help.

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Heya BioTex!

I'm having a problem remembering what they look like but I've used this site in the past to figure out what fasteners I needed for a particular application.

If you happen to have any clips left, a pic might help.
Unfortunately the clips are completely missing so I have nothing to go by.
In my looking online, I ran across that website you linked and I did not find them on there.
If no one on here knows of a source, then I will try my friend who has a salvage truck.

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Go that route, even if for no other reason than to get a pic so you can hit up that website or others (I use Fastenal simply because they have a brick-and-mortar store nearby) to source new clips. How's the other work coming along?

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Andy, the other work is coming along. I now have all the glass and plastic pieces that were vandalized installed onto the truck. I still need to put the inside door panel back on. The holdup is I need to purchase new fasteners. Easy to get from AZ locally, just haven't been there yet.

The tailgate weather trim for the back window has not arrived yet. Hope I can install it with the glass in. I plan to get her inspected within a week or two. Then road trip!

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Shee-yit, get it inspected with the top off, and you caterwauling "I've Been Workin' On The Railroad" at the top of your lungs!

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That thing is way cool! You have to drive it past the station when complete!

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Or at least out to a rail siding with a parked train and snap some pics. Be a good idea to contact one of the shortlines, set something up; they're always looking for good PR.

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Hell yeah! I've come close to buying two high rail trucks now, but both fell through. Actually finally got around to owning the predecessor to high rail trucks, and what my internet monicker is derived from.

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The offset rims are to place the tire over the rail.

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