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  1. AK-RWC

    Passenger mirror

    As shown above, you position it forward and look through the windshield.
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    Sealed vs Grease-able U-joints - the Low Down

    From a force analysis standpoint, the tiny holes drilled in the center of the cross-shaft are in locations where they impact the integrity the least. Yes, they have some impact, but it's minimal. You also need to consider the benefits to having fresh grease to the needles. The Alloy USA...
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    Sealed vs Grease-able U-joints - the Low Down

    I have to admit my confusion; it's been so long since I've worked on a stock CJ axle shaft, I thought Scout axle used the same size u-joint as my CJs do/did. (It is definitely the same as my wife's ZJ, which is the 760X.) CJs used the 260, which is still a 1310WJ joint, with smaller caps...
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    Sealed vs Grease-able U-joints - the Low Down

    The u-joints shown in the video are driveshaft joints, not axle shaft. I'm not aware of a Spicer product that is a greaseable 5-760X (a/k/a 1310WJ a/k/a 5-260). On my wife's ZJ, I run the non-greaseable 5-760X, but on the Scrambler, I run the Alloy USA version, which not only uses a hardened...
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    Sealed vs Grease-able U-joints - the Low Down

    He oversimplified this. You can get the 5-1310-1X that is the SPL hardened cross-shaft, greaseable, with the thrust-washer in the cap and the high-quality caps, with the zerk placed in one of the caps. Yeah, it has the greasable-style seal, but there's something to be said about being able to...
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    AMC 401 cam recommendation

    I can't remember part numbers, so I'm probably not much help. I ran a Crower for my first build that was definitely a low-end cam. It ran the engine like a sewing machine, but absolutely fell on its face above 4000 RPM. It had low-end torque for days, but with the 35"s and 4.10 gears, I...
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    1983 Driver seat fix, passenger tilts forward?

    CJ-7s also came with driver-side tilting brackets. Both my base-model '85 CJ-7 and my Renegade '84 CJ-7 had tilt brackets on both front seats.
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    The charcoal canister WILL do something without any other I/M equipment present. It just takes three vacuum lines (plus the line from the tank). Presumably, you have a PCV valve (this barely counts as emissions equipment). You need to install a T-fitting and run one line down to the canister...
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    Current Scrambler pics

    Following my friend driving her BF’s postal.
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    Current Scrambler pics

    This is already posted in my build thread, but it’s still the latest photo; right after cleaning and installed the 401 and V8 emblems. Lately, all my pics are of the ZJ. I have been daily-driving the Scrambler though, so that’s nice!
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    Alaskan Postal Scrambler/World Cab - count/registry - help build the list

    Two more VINs from my buddy Pete; one runs, the other is a parts-postal: 1JCCE88F5ET019654 (runs; drives on the street) 1JCCE88F5ET019685 (parts)
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    AMC 304

    The Edelbrock Performer package (cam/carb/intake) is well designed to wake up the 304. I had a buddy that could pop his clutch and lift a front tire in his CJ-7 with this set-up, running 33"s.
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    231HD. I put a 6-pinion planetary, 1.25” chain, and 32-spline SYE in it. Look at posts 32 and 33 for pics.
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    AMC 304

    It’s a good engine, and there is aftermarket support because of the strong AMC drag-racing crowd. You just have to search a little more than a Ford or Chevy, and expect the parts to cost more.
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    Dual Battery

    Nothing special for me. Just a Tomken tray and I wired the batteries together. Maybe one day I’ll set up an isolator.
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    Futzed with the upper rear control arm slots today to figure out how high I could get them and still have clearance with the body. Installed the springs and shocks at all four corners, cut off (most) of the OEM rear upper control arm bracket from the axle, welded on a bolt to retain the brake...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    As I lowered the lift down for the night (in case there's an earthquake or something) and cycled the rear suspension without springs, the upper control arms made contact with the body before the bump stops or the truss. So, these will need to come down at least one or maybe two slots. Parting...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    Wednesday was control arm day. I had to finish cutting out the front lower control arm mounts for clearance, as well as removing move of the header-pipe. I was hoping to just do a "light" modification to it for clearance, but I didn't see a realistic way to accomplish what Ironman4x4fab...
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    Budget Iceland Offroad ZJ build

    I had to put in a few hours at my real job on Tuesday, and then go back to work yesterday and today. Progress from Monday: Crossmember/skid painted, prepped for welding, and laid out. All control arm ends reassembled with liberal anti-seize. Stiffeners in process of being fully welded...
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