New CJ3a build - Page 3 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Jeep - Willys
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
Skip44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Member # 195073
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 191
Thanks Chris, let me know if you come across the list.

Skip
Skip44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 09:11 PM   #52 (permalink)
Rock God
 
csutton7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 4962
Location: san francisco
Posts: 1,460
this is where I saw it--

http://farmjeep.com/
__________________
'48 cj2a --my '48 build: /forum/jeep-willys/1004065-not-build-thread-but-kind-just-tryin-help-others.html
'99 Dodge CTD 4x4
csutton7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-30-2011, 05:32 AM   #53 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 177176
Location: WRJ, VT
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by VermontCJ3a View Post
Really I had no idea there was a off road club any wheres around here. Sounds like fun. Yeah I'm just shooting for some 33 to 35 inch tires and something that I can cruse the streets and then go offroading also.
did ya survive the flood? i know it was nuts down in your area. our club is organizing this afternoon with the State police to wheel through the washed out roads to get supplies into the towns that are completely cut off. hope you made it ok down in Wilmington.
__________________
[URL="www.countryfabrications.com"]countryfabrications.com[/URL]
imack606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 05:41 PM   #54 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Yeah its really bad down this way alot of roads are gone so you have to use alot of trails to get around. So the jeep project has been put on hold for a bit, until things get better.
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #55 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
alright well I finally got some time off today to tear into my jeep and start the rebuild on my tranny. Well lets just say whoever owned this jeep before me was a serious hacker. First off the dogs in the syncros were hand made or something so they completely destroyed the brass syncro rings then the front main barring was completely shredded apart. Then the needle barring that are for the cluster shaft half were missing. So my question is on the front of the tranny case(t-90) the face where the brass shim rides had been chewed up a bit and I was wondering if that would ruin the entire case, or if it was salvageable. Oh and also the case was filled with a wonderful 50/50 mix of water and oil. Ill try to get some pics up asap.
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 01:16 PM   #56 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
I dont know why i cant post pictures on here
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #57 (permalink)
Rock God
 
csutton7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 4962
Location: san francisco
Posts: 1,460
you need to buy a red star for $20---chris
__________________
'48 cj2a --my '48 build: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1004065
'99 Dodge CTD 4x4
csutton7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 08:58 AM   #58 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
And how do I go about doing this????
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #59 (permalink)
Rock God
 
csutton7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 4962
Location: san francisco
Posts: 1,460
go to "User CP"---then click on paid subscriptions(this is to the left at the bottom)---chris
__________________
'48 cj2a --my '48 build: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1004065
'99 Dodge CTD 4x4
csutton7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #60 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Alright here are some pics of the tranny case and I'm wondering if its junk or still ok for a rebuild sorry the pictures aren't the best
Attached Images
    
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #61 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
One picture of my 2.3 pinto on the stand while im doing some minor work on it
Attached Images
 
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 08:54 AM   #62 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
So does anyone have any suggestions is this case junk or still usable???
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:24 PM   #63 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 177176
Location: WRJ, VT
Posts: 30
feel like i'd really have to see it to confirm that answer.

other option is put the bearings into it and put her all back together and see? those are pretty simple to pull in and out trannies if you do have any issues...
__________________
[URL="www.countryfabrications.com"]countryfabrications.com[/URL]
imack606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #64 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Well its been a while since I've gave an update on my jeeps status. So far my lift frame extension has all been done I used a 4" lift out of a cj7 and extended my frame to give me an 86" wheelbase and about 19" of clearance at the bottom of the transfer with 31's currently. I've rebuilt my T-90a so now its a T-90c with lower gear ratios. Got my adapter for my pinto swap but still working on a clutch fork issue. My next thing is to see what axle ratios I should go with, the 4.88 or 5.38s any ideas???
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #65 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
I really want this jeep to be a good all round rig I dont do to my hardcore wheeling but enough where i want the low gears, but I also want it to be drivable on the streets seeing i've only got 3 gears to work with. Thats why I'm leaning towards 4.88 but I like the idea of have an good crawl ratio in the woods with the 5.38
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #66 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Heres what she looked like when I started and started to tare it apart
Attached Images
     
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 07:27 AM   #67 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Member # 171057
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 665
since your using a 2.3 motor, why not use the 2.3t from a turbocoupe, svo or xr4ti? everything would be exactly the same, except for more power and coolness factor goes up?

those are great little engines.
__________________
1950 CJ3A Wilma FJ60 axle build in progress
1999 Ford F350 PSD Betty tow pig/adventurmobile
euroford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #68 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Well trust me I've thought of it the problem is that anyone i've looked at the want a ridiculous amount of money for just the motor and computer no harness or anything else so it would cost me alot more to convert and i dont know how well the t-90 would handle the 250hp
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #69 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
The turbo motor is what I'd like but still looking for a deal on one
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #70 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14570
Location: Gray-antsville, Yoo-TAH
Posts: 924
Quote:
Originally Posted by VermontCJ3a View Post
I really want this jeep to be a good all round rig I dont do to my hardcore wheeling but enough where i want the low gears, but I also want it to be drivable on the streets seeing i've only got 3 gears to work with. Thats why I'm leaning towards 4.88 but I like the idea of have an good crawl ratio in the woods with the 5.38
I can tell you I had 4.88's in my CJ5 with 35" tires and NP435 (1:1 4th gear) and my RPM were about 3200-3300 at about 65 mph. Don't know what RPM your 2.3 is happy with, mine had a 289 v8 so it sounded a bit pissed off at 70 mph.
Hickeyjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #71 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 177176
Location: WRJ, VT
Posts: 30
wow, youre CJ was in amazing shape when you started!!! nice progress!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hickeyjones View Post
I can tell you I had 4.88's in my CJ5 with 35" tires and NP435 (1:1 4th gear) and my RPM were about 3200-3300 at about 65 mph. Don't know what RPM your 2.3 is happy with, mine had a 289 v8 so it sounded a bit pissed off at 70 mph.
if youre building your CJ to go 70+ on 35"s you really need some different parts and pieces. major props on the 289 v8. was it the HiPo? thats the one ford engine i'd build a sleeper CJ with...
__________________
[URL="www.countryfabrications.com"]countryfabrications.com[/URL]
imack606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #72 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
Among the other problems I've been trying to resolve what has some people used for a some what cheap alternative for a radiator in these jeeps, I'd like to find something that is pretty common to find and will cool this little jeep easily
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #73 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Peow130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Member # 123919
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 945
Some people use the stock rad. It'd keep your 2.3 cool i'm sure.
You could try and use a 60's mustang radiator..
Peow130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #74 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 177176
Location: WRJ, VT
Posts: 30
what i've done and will end up doing with mine is just measure up what size radiator you think you'll want then do a search on summit and limit radiator options by heights or widths you want and then check what applications they have remaining as available...
__________________
[URL="www.countryfabrications.com"]countryfabrications.com[/URL]
imack606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #75 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 196310
Location: Readsvegas, Vermont
Posts: 73
As you can see some progress now for making the motor mounts so they dont interfere with my steering
Attached Images
    
VermontCJ3a is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.