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    Seems the new set of plug wires did the trick.

    Truck starts every time, and first time now, so finally can get to looking at finer details under the hood.

    Need to figure out the high idle solenoid, to see why it will not come off, after truck is up to temp.

    Suspect that switch is bad, so needs opened up and cleaned, or replaced.

    Also time to start getting wiring cleaned up and re-loomed, now that engine is running.

    Brakes - reservoirs - rear (front brakes) empty and front (rear brakes) low, so filled up master to see if there are any immediate leaks anywhere. No leaks!

    All lines need flushed - each wheel function needs checked - frame to wheel lines need replaced - pads & shoes need checked/replaced.

    Initial function - booster works, all wheels come up even on pedal pressure, but there is air in the front lines as bubbles are found in master when pumping the pedal.

    Radiator hoses and belts all here now, so can replace and get those out of the way.

    Just a bit of hard start when at operating temp. "Timing by ear" was off by just 2*, so Mongo228 brought his timing light over and we set it right.

    Ripped out old OEM headliner, and found the cargo light & switch works. Old was so dry it mostly fell apart just trying to handle it to the trash can.

    Want to replace full headliner & cargo area with T&G pine. Shag carpet will be replaced in passenger floor area. Some time before getting to those details.

    Gauge cluster still on the bench, pending salvage operation to save it.

    So in a nutshell making progress, and encouraged to keep moving forward
    '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

    '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

    Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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    • Awesome! Its nice hearing about progress. These are the really fun fixes IMHO. The no start was so frustrating to follow along but to look back from no-start to
      Originally posted by devildog80
      Truck starts every time, and first time now...
      is super encouraging!
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      • So, last weekend worked on the waggy, and normally I disconnect the battery neg cable when done, but this time left it connected to see if electrical was good.

        Found out this past weekend, the battery was stone dead.

        Seems there is a parasitic draw somewhere.....UGH!

        Now to find it.​
        '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

        '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

        Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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