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03-21-2013, 05:16 PM
I got this 79 CJ5 from a friend. (I'll call him that for now). Since I picked it up I have done the following:

New Optima battery
New Distributer cap,rotor, wires and plugs
Changed the oil
air filter
removed the fuel tank and trashed it-been sitting out for over a year with no cap on it
changed all of the vacuum lines
rebuilt the carb
new timing chain
new radiator and hoses
new performance water pump-waiting on it
new performance alternator-waiting on it
new headlight plugs and lights


New timing chain


Cover back on


03-21-2013, 06:59 PM
Lookin good, keep it all coming!

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03-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Okay the new timing chain, gears and gasket are on. The new FlowKooler high output water pump and new thermostat are in. The new Powermaster 140/80A alternator and new belt are on. New double core radiator, heater hoses and the lower hose are on. I can't seem to find the correct upper. As soon as I do I'll try to fire it up again.


03-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Found a hose I could modify to make it work. Fired it up and I'm getting way to much fuel. I guess since I re-built the carb I got everything out of adjustment. I need to get someone over here that knows more about carbs than I do. I got a buddy who is coming over to check the timing etc. I'll see what he can do.

04-05-2013, 10:46 AM
I broke down and bought a rebuilt carb from Guaranteed Carburetors. Got it within a week, put it on and the thing runs like a champ. Now to get busy on all of the rotted out lines.