1983 CJ8 Restoration Begins

USMCMutt

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Beverly
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OH
#23
The frame is painted. I had to replace 3 rivet nuts that were stripped out. I have replaced all the brackets that bolt onto the frame. I got the engine from the machine shop today so now I get to start rebuilding it myself. I also started to rebuild the T176 Transmission yesterday.
 

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USMCMutt

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Beverly
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OH
#25
I need some help. As I am currently rebuilding the motor and was ready to install the oil pump I realized that I'm missing a bushing. It is pictured in the parts book and service manual. There was not one on the pump when I removed it during the tear down. I've watched a couple of You Tube videos and there are no signs of a bushing in the installation process. I have a Melling pump but cant find a bushing on the Melling site or by using the original part number J400-5149. If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.
 

FLCJ8

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Palm Bay
State
FL
#26
I need some help. As I am currently rebuilding the motor and was ready to install the oil pump I realized that I'm missing a bushing. It is pictured in the parts book and service manual. There was not one on the pump when I removed it during the tear down. I've watched a couple of You Tube videos and there are no signs of a bushing in the installation process. I have a Melling pump but cant find a bushing on the Melling site or by using the original part number J400-5149. If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.
This is for the 4.2, correct?
I'm simply going by memory, (but more importantly the FSM parts breakdown and R&R instructions)
I don't see the bushing that you mention. The parts list does show an alignment dowel that is in the block to position the pump.
Can you provide pics of the bushing location.
 

USMCMutt

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Beverly
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OH
#27
One book calls it a dowel pin and another a bushing. Funny since they are both Jeep manuals. It is the dowel that I'm referring too. Nothing protrudes from my block to help line up the pump.
 

FLCJ8

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Palm Bay
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FL
#28

USMCMutt

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Beverly
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OH
#30
A break in the cold weather let me get the engine on the frame yesterday. Todays high is 24 and tomorrow is 10. Now I can install all the brackets and accessories I have sitting in my storage closet. I'm installing a DUI distributor and a Weber carb to simplify the engine compartment. I will try to get my new plastic gas tank installed so I can run the fuel lines. The rear axle is the next big step.
 

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USMCMutt

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Beverly
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#31
Ran into my first real hassle today. The rear axle had one axle shaft and wheel hub that had stripped splines. The worst was that the axle was full of water. I got oil on me when was lifting the axle up on the work bench and when I went inside and washed my clothes I washed my cell phone. All in all a crappy day. I'm adding some pictures of the finished engine. I replaced the gas tank and am getting ready to run the fuel lines both supply and return. I'm thinking about upgrading my leaf springs to some stock heavy duty springs with extra leafs. Any thoughts on that. The jeep is just going to be a summer fun driver.
 

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jammer1

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Maple Hts.
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Oh
#32
That had to stink on 2 counts. Time for a serious up grade with the one piece axles. You're already over half way there, and well worth it. I hate the smell of gear oil and water. Not easy to get the smell off.
 
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