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Old 05-10-2020, 02:41 PM
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I haven't been doing much other than cleaning and painting parts.


I have a bj's timing cover I was going to use, but it seems that the stock one is a better choice.



I hope to get it and the water pump installed later, If all goes well the intake also.



















I was able to get the 35's mounted on the Centerlines.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:38 AM
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Not much to report. I pulled the oil pan so I could check out the bottom end.


I found a new oil pump gear set in my extra parts,


I just need to get an oil pan gasket on order so I can get it back together.



I spent a good portion of the last few weeks cleaning up the 79 chief and putting things back together.



I reinstalled the radiator and few other bits to get it running using the factory gas tank, I also removed the extra rear gas tank from the spare tire area. Next I started getting the exhaust pipes sealed up to the bottom of the manifolds and mounted the factory pipe back up to the t/case so everything will tuck up where it's suppose to go. I will put on a new cat and new muffler because they were busted and blown out.



My neighbors like a normal sounding jeep when they are as close as we are.



I really need to start a different thread on the 79. Maybe after it's a little closer to being a driver.







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Old 06-01-2020, 08:40 AM
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All good progress, and the neighbors will appreciate it, I'm sure!

Need to replace the passenger exhaust manifold on mine (one of the ears to the exhaust/collector has cracked). My neighbor's wife said she "was wondering who had a motorcycle in the courtyard" and when she "went out to the driveway she realized it was my wagoneer warming up".
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Old 06-07-2020, 07:58 PM
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I finally got the last parts I've been waiting on. I hope to begin reassembly this week after work, provided we have good dry weather. I'd like to fire it up this weekend.
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Old 06-09-2020, 07:22 PM
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WOOOoooo hooooo!!! Love updates on this thread!!!

If you start a thread for your 79, post a link here, too.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:13 PM
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Still chipping away at it. I installed a different Alt mounting system. I wanted to simplify it. I'm not going to run A/C so I don't need all of the brackets, spacers etc...









I removed all of the greasy power steering stuff so I could clean it all up. Both hoses were cracked from age. They will get replaced.



I power washed a lot of the grease off of the underside today also.



I was able to move the wheel back to center into the wheel well.



I added some cheap 35's on 18" wheels and polished the paint some.















I still have about 50 items to do and or finish before I can drive it.


I'm also working on the 79 Chief too. So it takes my attention from the 81.
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:33 AM
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dang, looks great.

tuff looking Cherokee !

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Old 07-06-2020, 09:45 AM
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no kidding! That paint came screaming back!!!
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:55 AM
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Finally got caught up on this thread!

You've made some serious progress makes me so jealous! Then I see you got another Cherokee! So Jealous of that too!

Doing some awesome stuff here, your dash is looking amazing and engine work is great!

Keep at it.
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no kidding! That paint came screaming back!!!




It will look pretty good when it's all washed and has a proper buff job.
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Finally got caught up on this thread!

You've made some serious progress makes me so jealous! Then I see you got another Cherokee! So Jealous of that too!

Doing some awesome stuff here, your dash is looking amazing and engine work is great!

Keep at it.




Thanks! I was hoping to have it running by now, but working on Two fuel systems that have sat for years takes time. I didn't want to remove the tank until it was higher off of the ground.



I'm re-sanding the dash, and something was living behind the gauges so they need some attention!


The 79 was just around the corner from home depot on Spicer rd in albany.
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dang, looks great.

tuff looking Cherokee !

dave in NC




Thank you Dave!
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