Driven for the first time today

manicman1

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Murfreesboro
State
TN
#1
My Fellow Scrambler Owners

It's been a little over a month since I bought my Scrambler that had sat since 2002

I just wanted to give you all an update...in between road trips for work I have managed to replace the fuel pump., the starter and the solenoid ,battery, fuel lines the fuel sending unit as well as cleaned out the gas tank...replaced the front brake caliper rotors and brake lines turned the rear brake drums and cleaned the carburetor and have driven the Jeep Scrambler for the first time today WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!! The biggest grin you could ever see on my face :D

It feels so good to have her running and on the road again and to have my butt sitting behind the wheel of a Jeep Scrambler again...

I still have a few things to work the kinks out of ...for instance when I use the starter switch on the column it does not want to disengage the starter...again starter and solenoid have been replaced and the solenoid twice to make sure so any suggestion would greatly be appreciated on if it’s the key switch or something other than that I should check first..

I have a popping noise in the front...I noticed the engine mounts needs to be replaced could be some of the noise as well as I am guessing some grease if I can find grease fittings and or replacement of a few joints are in my near future

I have vacuum lines that need to be replaced and or figure out where some of them went since they are hanging loose as I replace the rubber air lines

I am searching for some tires...keep in mind this is all original so suggestions on tires and tire sizes would greatly be appreciated..it has dry rotted 31's on it now should I stay with those or go to something different and if anyone is close to me (NC that I can drive to) that has a set of tires for sell please IM me
 

4miles

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
#2
Congratulations:thumbsup:.....Nothing like that first drive. I'll bet you are still smiling.
 

Randyzzz

Blown Budget
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Redmond
State
OR
#4
Congrats! Must be a great feeling...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

(I've pretty much forgotten what driving a Scrambler feels like:()
 

MrBeep

CJ-8 Vendor Supporter
CJ-8.com Vendor
City
Dillsboro
State
IN
#5
Congradulations

Looks to be a very nice Scrambler. They are still out there.

I'll add my Congradulations. :thumbsup:

:wave:
 

4miles

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
#6
My Fellow Scrambler Owners

I still have a few things to work the kinks out of ...for instance when I use the starter switch on the column it does not want to disengage the starter...again starter and solenoid have been replaced and the solenoid twice to make sure so any suggestion would greatly be appreciated on if it’s the key switch or something other than that I should check first..
In the FSM the cause for a sticking start is a bent/deformed remote rod or the mounting bracket bent. I would start checking for proper ignition switch operation first. If it turns out to be the switch it can be purchased for about $15.

 

bobbysjeep

Legacy Registered User
City
Charlotte
State
NC
#8
Awesome, looks like a trip to Advance may not be to far away. I was showing my wife your new Jeep and her reply was "that pot by the mailbox is a really cute idea". She just doesn't understand how big of an event this is. Looks like you found a good Jeep at a great price.
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#9
Congratulations

That's the best SEG (sh-t eating grin) I've seen in a picture in a while. One question, though, it doesn't look like anybody is pushing her up and down the street- you sure it's a Scrambler? ;)

I had my first ride last week, it's been in the garage getting a makeover since, and we had to jump start it and push it the last bit just to get it back in there!
-N
 

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
Staff member
SOA Member
City
Dexter
State
MI
#11
Big time congrats! :thumbsup: I remember that grin!! :D Fun part is finding excuses to drive places. I ended up "needing" to go to the hardware store a ton after my rebuild.



BTW, is that a Beazer neighborhood? Looks just like where we were in Durham.
 

manicman1

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Murfreesboro
State
TN
#12
Hey Guy's

thank you all for the nice comments...and for the information on the starter issue that I need to resolve soon

The pot by the mailbox...man was that all she could see LOL

Big W- this is an M.I. and Eastwood neighborhood
 

Joe West

Arizona Virtual Jeep Club
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Laurinburg
State
NC
#13
Most Excellent!!!

I remember my first drive; it was wonderful! I'm still grinning after 18 months :)
 

SCWorm

hillbilly born-n-bred
City
Fort Mill
State
sc
#14
congrats!

congratulations, it's a good feeling for sure. maybe one saturday soon I can hop in mine and make my way up to your part of town and meet ya. :cheers:

Jay
 

mr.moparman

Registered Jeep Nut
City
Bastrop
State
LA
#17
Hey Manicman

As far as tires go, I looked at WalMart tonight and they had stacks of 235 75R15 Goodyear All Terrains, I can't think of what the name of the tire is, but it is the closest I have seen to the original Goodyear wrangler that came on Scramblers and CJs in the late 70s and early 80s. These tires are selling for $70.00 each!
 

Polarfire

Jeep Aficionado
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Columbia
State
MO
#19
I think the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tire is the closest thing I can find that is similar to the original tires.
 
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