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#7062085 - 02/01/18 04:11 PM New project
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Loc: Katy, TX
So this weekend I am going to pick up this Jeep. As far as I know it hasn't been started in 20 years. Wish me luck.


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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7062579 - 02/01/18 09:43 PM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Good luck.

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#7062592 - 02/01/18 09:59 PM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Will the motor turn over?

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#7062604 - 02/01/18 10:14 PM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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I like it, don't see an A/C compressor.... what about the other project?
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#7062790 - 02/02/18 07:22 AM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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I used to redo old jeeps. If it is not froze up it should be good. Take off the carburator and throw it away. Get a Solex carb. Check the points gap. Make sure the mud dobbers or mice haven't stopped up the exhaust. And look over the wiring for mice chewing. Take out the gas tank and clean it out. Put in a fuel filter between it and the fuel pump. Good luck old jeeps are bullet proof and easy to work on.

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#7062817 - 02/02/18 07:46 AM Re: New project [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
I like it, don't see an A/C compressor.... what about the other project?


Other project got it put back together and sold it. Time for a new one....
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7062821 - 02/02/18 07:48 AM Re: New project [Re: don k]
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goatboy

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Originally Posted By: don k
I used to redo old jeeps. If it is not froze up it should be good. Take off the carburator and throw it away. Get a Solex carb. Check the points gap. Make sure the mud dobbers or mice haven't stopped up the exhaust. And look over the wiring for mice chewing. Take out the gas tank and clean it out. Put in a fuel filter between it and the fuel pump. Good luck old jeeps are bullet proof and easy to work on.


Thanks for the advice Don. I haven't tried to turn it over. I wanted to get some MMO down the spark plug holes and let it sit for a few days first, then try to hand crank it. Have to believe there is a reason that it has been sitting for 20 years.
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7062861 - 02/02/18 08:16 AM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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I would try it now. If you have to put stuff in it to free it up then you will probably have to overhaul it. Squirt some wd 40 in the spark plug holes and try turning it. Just don't get crazy and put a long cheater pipe on it to try to turn it. The only reason it should be froze is if water got into the cylinders. If it was either drained or had anti freeze in it and was out of the weather it should be good.

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#7062906 - 02/02/18 08:43 AM Re: New project [Re: don k]
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goatboy

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Thanks Don, I will try to turn it when I get there. I appreciate the help.
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7063721 - 02/02/18 06:20 PM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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I'd use the flywheel if possible. You will turn the engine very slow that way and be more likely to cause less damage.
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#7064046 - 02/03/18 07:02 AM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Look at the spark plug tips when you remove them. If they have moisture on them or are rusted you probably have problems.

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#7064050 - 02/03/18 07:10 AM Re: New project [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
I'd use the flywheel if possible. You will turn the engine very slow that way and be more likely to cause less damage.


Thanks Lefty. I am sure I will be asking for lots of your knowledge. grin up
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7064051 - 02/03/18 07:11 AM Re: New project [Re: don k]
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goatboy

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Originally Posted By: don k
Look at the spark plug tips when you remove them. If they have moisture on them or are rusted you probably have problems.


Excellent tip Don, will do, thanks! up
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7065855 - 02/04/18 06:27 PM Re: New project [Re: don k]
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goatboy

Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: don k
Look at the spark plug tips when you remove them. If they have moisture on them or are rusted you probably have problems.


Removed spark plugs today, no rust or moisture, just carbon. Crank turns easily without hardly any effort! grin
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Originally Posted By: KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I was hoping Kentucky would pull that out for personal reasons but they screwed it up...

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#7065955 - 02/04/18 07:37 PM Re: New project [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Great. What I would do is put a fuel filter between the gas tank and the fuel pump. Put some foel in the tank. Suck on it an get fuel through the filter. Hook it up to the pump. Take the line off at the carb. Turn the engine over until fuel comes out the line before the carb. But before all this check the oil. If everything so far is good hook up the line to the carb and pour a little gas in the carb and try to start it. If it acts like it wants to start check the oil pressure and make sure it has at least a little. If after a couple times of pouring gas in the carb. and it still won't keep running you probably have to clean the carb. Good luck and don't catch it on fire or yourself.

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