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EssJayNut 07-05-2022 07:53 AM

Quieted down the tap, tap, tap
 
Felt a bit embarrassed in my ‘87 Grand Wagoneer with the annoying sound of exhaust manifold leaks! Took some time out of my lazy 4 July afternoon and looked closely at the drivers side manifold and found all of the bolts to be in need of tightening! Cinched them all up and definitely better. Need to install some remflex gaskets I happen to have sitting around. At least it is mo betta for now.

rang-a-stang 07-05-2022 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by EssJayNut
Felt a bit embarrassed in my ‘87 Grand Wagoneer with the annoying sound of exhaust manifold leaks! Took some time out of my lazy 4 July afternoon and looked closely at the drivers side manifold and found all of the bolts to be in need of tightening! Cinched them all up and definitely better. Need to install some remflex gaskets I happen to have sitting around. At least it is mo betta for now.

Awesome! I love these kind of fixes! Wooo hooo!

sierrablue 07-06-2022 05:05 PM

I drove mine...it hasn't been getting much road time this summer.:drivin: :fsj: After driving other stuff I'd somehow forgotten how nice this one is...quiet, plenty of power, a feeling like you can go anywhere, and just a very solid all around driver. These Waggys are awesome :D Oh, and it was even better because with the new bushings and the steering adjusted, it drives like a normal car AND the steering wheel is straight when you're driving in a straight line...well close enough to straight now. It's not pointed 80 degrees to the left anymore:thumbsup:

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! Well, those in the US...I don't suppose people outside the US states and territories were celebrating too much. But Canada got their day on the 1st.

backroadin' 07-06-2022 07:10 PM

I drove it in a small town 4th of July parade with a big-'ol american flag sticking out the back!! :thumbsup: Me and my boy threw out candy and had a blast!

'Murica!!

Achilles 07-06-2022 07:26 PM

I dug in the shop trying to find parts I have had stored. Realized the majority is buried under 3 years worth of stuff, LOL! Will have to wait for kids to claim their property and clean shop up to get to parts.

Heep-J4000 07-09-2022 04:19 PM

Worked some more on the 73 j4000 roof section and welded up some small pin holes and gaps on the brow.
It's ready now to drop it off at the sand blaster.

I'm really hoping that there are not to much extra holes appear when it's blasted and in welding primer.

devildog80 08-01-2022 01:28 PM

Thought about working on it a lot, but weather still too hot, and Monsoon season here with increased humidity levels we are not accustomed to! Not safe to be out in it too long!

In my dreams.....I traveled the country, stopping by to meet other FSJ members, and we had a good time talking about our trucks and what it took to get them where they are :)

Heep-J4000 08-01-2022 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by devildog80
Thought about working on it a lot, but weather still too hot, and Monsoon season here with increased humidity levels we are not accustomed to! Not safe to be out in it too long!

In my dreams.....I traveled the country, stopping by to meet other FSJ members, and we had a good time talking about our trucks and what it took to get them where they are :)


Thinking about and mesmerising is also a good thing when it becomes your Jeep project!

I cleaned the inside of the new painted doors from dust and brushed them with owatrol in all nooks and crannies and some areas inside of the doors that didn't got good coverage with paint to make them durable as possible.

Also the new 13' flywheel for the 12 valve Cummins with nv4500 needed some more work on the hole for input shaft and pilot bushing ,so had that dropped off at the shop after taking measurements for dept.
The new painted frame and fresh drive train is coming together nicely!

Heep-J4000 08-14-2022 07:39 AM

Did not much on the jeep
Only bought a second hand front windshield and a electric window system for converting the right side door of the j4000

The rest of my time goes to the 99 dodge ram 2500 sadly!
Last weekend we installed a new tapped cover gasket on the 24 valve Cummins because the oil leakage went from bad to worse.
After that was tackled the automatic transmission pan started leaking.
Well we thought it was the pan , but it would not stop with leaking after installing it with a new gasket.
After closer inspection we found out the overdrive unit had a crack and also found out that the transmission mount separated from the rubber.
Looking further we found also the rear u-joint from the drive shaft was shot.
The plus side of all this is that I have a very low mileage 47re 2wd transmission in stock and also a overdrive unit with housing.
When ever the time was there the plan was to convert the low mileage 2wd into a 4x4 and replace the worn out and slipping transmission with that.
Well now is that moment!

So let's hear how your hot weekend is going!?

sierrablue 08-15-2022 09:19 AM

Well I drove it Friday, the wipers do not seem to be working properly (I finally fixed the switch, but now the wipers themselves get hung up about half way up and you have to manually help them; is this the bushings or the gearbox dying or ???)(goes halfway up and starts skipping, eventually will catch, sometimes...). Saturday I spend some time polishing two of the '76 slots I got for it, now those look really good. Yesterday I worked another slot (speaking of those, I managed to break one drill bit and bend another trying to get rid of the old busted screws in there--any ideas?)(seems to be just one per wheel that's being problematic). Then I went out and washed it, then vacuumed it, then cleaned all of the door jams and surfaces on the inside (not the headliner or the seat covers, but everything else). Nice and clean again :D


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