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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2009, 02:46:04 pm »


  I still think it looks like Woody Woodpecker after a Heavy Metal concert....  :-\
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2009, 03:08:50 pm »


  I still think it looks like Woody Woodpecker after a Heavy Metal concert....  :-\

It's a neat looking tribal design, anyway.  I bet we see you with it next month.  I thought I saw a blank space somewhere up on your left arm...  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2009, 03:17:48 pm »
Got a text message from home... Willys Jeep parts have arrived! ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2009, 04:13:18 pm »
Angie, that's funny, we know Jack doesn't have any blanks spots on either arm!!! ;D Maybe on his legs?

Mike and Jack, we will have no mention of Woody's or Willy's here. 8)




Back on topic, I helped Matthew put front brakes on his buddies XJ today.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2009, 04:58:46 pm »

 I bet we see you with it next month. ;D

   I do have a little Tribal work. Hmmm... now where is that blank spot  ???

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2009, 06:05:52 pm »
I got some front tow hooks and brackets from Hillbilly yesterday.  I'll deal with them when I get back home.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #96 on: June 18, 2009, 06:57:49 pm »
Are you about ready for the trails Angie??
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #97 on: June 18, 2009, 10:50:44 pm »
My new front leaf springs, U-shackles and pivot bolts came today! Also got a heavy duty bumper, 2x the thickness of the one I boogered up. Straightened my frame horns and got the new bumper to line up nicely. Replaced the right front leaf spring and all of the associated hardware tonight! I'll post more pics down in the "work in progress" section. ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #98 on: June 21, 2009, 05:52:24 pm »
I added an underhood trouble light.  Similar to this one:  http://starparts.chrysler.com/info/default/k6869492.pdf

but one I got off of ebay.  My old one failed and this seemed like a handy replacement.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #99 on: June 21, 2009, 09:13:11 pm »
Swapped my 33's with Matthew for his 32's.......only for a few days! 8) He wanted to see 33's on his XJ, I will be getting them back shortly. >:(
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #100 on: June 21, 2009, 10:58:52 pm »
Installed Browndog's ultra flex rubber motor mounts, Bosch 19# injectors from a mustang 5.0, and got rid of the Tcase drop. The motor mounts are great. I'm still waiting to see if the injectors did anything.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #101 on: June 22, 2009, 01:59:36 pm »
Swapped my 33's with Matthew for his 32's....... I will be getting them back shortly. >:(

   Hee Hee Hee Hee... Now that thar is some funny stuff :D


   It would look like this



If they were 12.50 wide  8)



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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #102 on: June 22, 2009, 04:25:16 pm »
Yup, it looks about that nice Jack.  :-\

I swear I'll get them back. :(
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #103 on: June 22, 2009, 04:29:27 pm »
I swear I'll get them back.

   Hee Hee Hee

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #104 on: June 23, 2009, 11:58:03 am »
Installed another new thermostat in the Willys.

Some stats come with a solid disc and some have a tiny vent hole with a loose rivet in it. The L-head motor, by design, needs the vented thermostat. Did a little more research with some of the old school guys! ;) There is no overflow on the radiator for the L-head engines. If you fill the radiator, it will dump the excess coolant on the pavement, as it was designed to have expansion space in the top of the radiator. The thermostat housing is above the head and even with the expansion space at the top of the radiator. If no coolant touches the stat, it doesn't open right away when it gets up to temp, causing a heat spike up to 210 degrees or so until the coolant expands enough to touch the stat. The tiny vent hole in my new stat allows some of the coolant / air to pass and causes the thermostat to open close to 180 degrees, as it should. 210 is not super hot for a modern engine and cooling system, but the L-head was designed to run in the 180 degree range with 100% ethylene glycol coolant. If you run H2O or a mix, you need to use a 160-165 degree thermostat.

I'm getting real good at cutting gaskets with an exacto knife! ;D (Jenn, you need to add this to your list of things to check with your CJ2A. Don't know if your temp gauge works, but it wouldn't hurt to be sure you have the correct stat!)
Mike Hardesty aka: "chasm"
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'83 CJ8 Scrambler: To Do List...
'93 YJ: 2.5" R.E. lift, 31" Swamper SSR's, Olympic Rock bumper, smashed Stainless exhaust, U-bolt skids, Warn M-8000 winch.
'08 Liberty: (wife's DD)