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Old 10-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #166
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I believe I found the problem, collapsed fuel hose, guess being 24 years old will do that to you. I decided to replace the fuel pump as well, ethanol is pretty bad on old rubber. The replacement pump is a poor comparison to the AC Delco it replaced. An Assembled in Mexico Airtex. :-( Decided to replace the cap and rotor and refused the Made In China one and ordered an AC Delco one, girl at the counter gave me a funny look. Tough to get anything made in the US now a days. Hopefully the parts arrive soon and I get back on the road.









New pump does not have this hardened plate for the lobe to ride on. But it's on and will probably last awhile.



When was the last time you've been able to replace a fuel pump in 15 minutes? Just look at all that access. Forgot to mention, the pump was only $21 locally. Saw it as cheap as $10 on fleabay.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #167
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I don't remember seeing it in this thread, what engine do you have?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #168
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It came with late 70's Buick 231. As far as I can tell, it's the even fire. I seem to recall something about looking at the distributor cap contacts. If they were evenly spaced, even fire, weird staggered contacts, odd fire. Anybody know for sure?
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #169
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Saturday and put the new cap and rotor on, AC Delco, "Made In Mexico" , sheesh! It was better than the paper mache one made in China though. Ok, everything buttoned up, added some gas through the air cleaner by backing off the wing nut and pooling on the recess of the air cleaner. Vroom, running! I take it out, start climbing up the hill and poof, dead again, won't barely run. Crap. I always think the worse, so I'm imagining the carb's accelerator pump is shot and thinking a nice Holley 2 bbl would be sweet. Ooops, $300 on fleabay, fergit it. Carb kits are like $14. Only a quick walk home, get the wife and the Trooper, tow strap and cable. 20 minutes later, we're home. Things to do and I'll leave it for sunday.

Sunday: Pump the gas, no fuel in bowl or the accelerator pump is gone. I pull out the factory filter in the carb inlet, clean. Crank engine, fuel has good volume. Get the truck started and turn it around and back it on some ramps. I'll change the tank to line hose first.



Got the new hose in place, apparently, the line is supposed to be solid steel, must have had a bad spot here and a hose was installed. For some reason I don't have an spare clamps, so I use the lousy spring clamps.



Of course I have a completely full tank to boot. To prevent the hose from getting cut on the edge of the tank I wrap it in heater hose, should be ok until I replace this with a section of metal line joined by two short pieces of hose or just use compression fittings. Depends on how much room I have to work with, not much at the top.








This does look like the culprit.



This was a soft spot in the hose, probably collapsed when the nearby exhaust heated it up some. As Gus Wilson once said, "Like a straw in a thick milkshake".



Well, let's see if it worked......and the results......




Running pretty sweet now! Just got to play around with the return springs for the throttle as the idle hangs at times.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #170
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #171
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I got enough confidence to take the truck out for a longer ride. Put on about 20 miles.

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #172
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Found this old Jeep growing in the weeds. Not a pretty restoration, but runs well and has been reliable.
It's a 49 CJ2A.






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Old 10-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #173
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Found this old Jeep growing in the weeds. Not a pretty restoration, but runs well and has been reliable.
It's a 49 CJ2A.







Can't see the pic for some reason??
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #174
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Can't see the pic for some reason??
Not sure what's going on here - I see the pics in your reply.

Anyone else having this issue?
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #175
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Laugh

i see the pics in both posts. I also wonder if those tires are 60 years old or repro?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #176
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I got enough confidence to take the truck out for a longer ride. Put on about 20 miles.


I pass the Alpine Inn on my way to work. Hello Local!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #177
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HA...there they are!

I was at work
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:01 PM   #178
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Not sure what's going on here - I see the pics in your reply.

Anyone else having this issue?
Thats awsome man.
Just got myself a winter project this past fall.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825579

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:34 AM   #179
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i see the pics in both posts. I also wonder if those tires are 60 years old or repro?
Many repro parts including the tires. Some body panels from Malaysia, from the presses that were sent there in the 50's. The presses were originally bought from an appliance manufacturer, and only have a 6" drop - hence the front 'flatty' mudguards are two piece, as are a bunch of panels.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:54 PM   #180
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Many repro parts including the tires. Some body panels from Malaysia, from the presses that were sent there in the 50's. The presses were originally bought from an appliance manufacturer, and only have a 6" drop - hence the front 'flatty' mudguards are two piece, as are a bunch of panels.
Interesting, used to be able to buy complete bodies in them Jeep parts catalogues from the 70's. They were coming from the Phillipines if I remember.

Nice yellow wheels....as they should be!

There is a Willys in there, been there for at least 25 years. Just that the owner is hiding it a little better with old metal roofing. Used to be able to peek at it from the road.

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