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  1. carnuck

    Roll + Light Bar Aluminum Large Tube Birmingham Alabama

    The pieces over the wheel well are rotated if that’s a OEM rollbar. Mine mounted on the forward side of the well.
  2. carnuck

    Second Louey

    Second Louey is no more. 🤬[emoji22][emoji30]🤬 I had just figured out it’s running issues (cv instead of PCV with TBI made it run awesome, but it all went suddenly dead. It started running fine. Then I got run off the road by a drug dealer. He came around a blind corner (tall brush, narrow gravel downhill road with a sharp right) in my lane, against the edge of the road on my side to hit me head on, but I went in the ditch and passed him and his cronies in an ‘80s diesel E350 van that was loaded. I caught a rock before the culvert, got airborne and landed back on the road. I saw them stop just up the hill and thought it was an accident at first, but when I backed up to ask WTF was happening, my throttle went wide open and it was stuck in reverse. I shut the key off and stopped when I was on the edge of the other side, and I felt a BUMP, and next I knew I was rolling end over and landed on my roof and they drove away. 1/2 an hour later, my honking ran the battery down. Tried calling out on my phone and got “You are not authorized to make calls from this area” and the same message in multiple languages. (My cell phone company denies any such message exists) Somehow I got my fat butt through the driver’s side window and perched on the rock and stump (while the truck was upside down and caught on them) A couple renting a site for the weekend just down from my place happened by and I hollered “Call 911!” They stopped and threw me a tow strap but it took two tied together to reach me! I pulled my laundry basket out and climbed up the hill. They (and I) were amazed I wasn’t seriously hurt (pain didn’t start to set in till 24 hours later when the adrenaline wore off) I was able to reach 911 with their phone no problem (same service as mine and same iPhone!) I tried to find my new mirror mounted dashcam but couldn’t and the fire department rescue and police didn’t either. No uplink because of no service there. I found my mirror about 25 feet from where my truck landed after the tow truck hauled 2nd Louie out. 4.5 hours later. (Tow rig got there at @ 9pm and accident was 4:20) I went home, caught a nap after getting what I could from the cab (rear window blew out during the recovery. New Windshield was shattered in the fall. New ceiling panel was ruined. New tires still held air but had chunks of wood and dirt stuck into the bead. Except for the crushed cab roof and broken Right tail light, it still looked pretty good. Even the new battery and radiator seemed okay. (Nothing left in clutch master and gear oil all over the interior from the 4 speed but no gas smell from the just filled fuel tank) They towed it to inspection by police since I passed the intoxication test to see if any paint was traded. (I saw the van with banned for life driver but it’s a private road. Luckily I had cooled down by then or I might have gone Walking Tall on them. He didn’t admit fault but said he’d help me any way he can as a neighbor. I went back there after my nap in the Barbie car ($700 ‘02 Malibu that had a blown headgasket right after arriving in WA state and getting stuck in traffic less than 100 miles from home) I tied my tree climbing rope through the holes in the wheel and rappelled down to get my coat (my other keys were in it) and I found my army bag so I stuffed it with everything I could find in the blackberry and sticker bushes. Jack handle. Portable Air compressor. Clothes. Tools, etc. Now I’m waiting for my truck to come back from the tow yard storage and use parts from it to fix original Louie. I’m going to need a RH tail light. (All three are broken.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. carnuck

    Temp. Registration and a neighbor.

    I had some mental defects steal my registrations for both Comanches while I was moving and I haven’t found out what they do with them yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. carnuck

    6.5” coil springs in SE-PA. $60

    Right now I’m trying to decide whether to keep my Comanche and keep one or sell both with the spare parts. Third time now that my place has been broken into and all my tools and new parts taken. They tried for my truck too but left the battery on by not knowing the alarm code so they triggered it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. carnuck

    6.5” coil springs in SE-PA. $60

    I could have picked them up while passing through to Seattle to clean out my storage! Shoot!
  6. Still have your bed liner?

  7. carnuck

    Second Louey

    I found an old photo of Sarge (my first ‘88 shortbox 4.0L converted to auto 4x4, SOA D35 3.73 gears and 33” tires) The other photo is the ‘00 XJ doors from a 2dr that I plan to use on an as yet not purchased longbed MJ with my shortbed and rear of the ‘88 shortbox cab grafted on. (No floors and possibly compromised frame but it’s 4.0L)
  8. carnuck

    J10 Truck info

    The full size didn’t come with full time 4x4 with stick transmissions from the factory. Dana 20 with 6 lug wheels and std trans until ‘80 Model year. They switched from RH drop front axle to LH in ‘80 and the NP219 was available for 2 years with std trans and 4.2L but rarely. The viscous coupler didn’t like the shock loads. Most standard trans after ‘79 came with NP208AM as a combo. The 727 and 999 Auto ones ‘80+ came with NP219 (80-early ‘82) and was called Quadratrac but was more like a Quasi trac and not to be confused with the Borg Warner 1339 used before ‘80 and only with TH400 automatic ‘73-‘79. Better than full time 4x4 NV249 but not by much other than being able to lock 4 hi when needed. NP208 was part time Commandtrac with no internal coupler or differential and often came with locking hubs. And there was NP229 Selectrac used in 90% of the ‘83+ FSJs till the end in Sept ‘91 except ‘86ish which got NP228 (same Selectrac as NP229 but no viscous coupler, like a non-posi axle)
  9. carnuck

    Fun game... Name that diff

    ‘76 Honda Civic
  10. carnuck

    Tapatalk login error

    The pull down tab with the error at the top of the page is missing the closing html arrow.
  11. carnuck

    Need Quick Trans Feedback

    The integral slave gives me pause and AX-15 second gear won’t like the 302 if you’re rough on it, but T-5WC doesn’t have a 4x4 version and the lighter duty non-WC ones were wrecked easily with a 2.8 V6. Don’t know about a NV3550 adapter for low cost but the Mazda 5 speed with 31 spline NP208F would be fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. carnuck

    89 Renix 4.0 Automatic engine wiring harness

    I started swapping mine out from a ‘90 before I moved to VA in Jan. I need to get back to it next week but the trans and tcase harness are on a separate plug. I’m bypassing the C101 connector in my ‘88. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. carnuck

    J10 Truck info

    If the oddball 3 speed std then it’s T15 or T86. 4 speed should be T18 (4:1 or 6:1 first gear if T18a) with Dana 20 tcase. D20 was used until ‘80 with std trans then NP208 and Other 23 spline shallow input NP tcases with 727 or 999 Mopar automatics. 6 lug wheels mean ‘74+ with disc front and power brakes. D44 open knuckle front and RH offset rear in J10 until ‘80. D60 rear in J20 with 8 lug and rare-ish rear duallies were available. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. carnuck

    Should I buy it?

    The 230 doesn’t have a MPEFI setup here but until 2004? They were used in IKA Torino’s in Argentina and Chile. It should be D44 closed knuckle front and rear can be 2 piece axle D44 or D53 (hard to get upgrades and axle bearings but precursor to D60-2 and super low geared) The early front frame needs beefed up for power steering to mount. The ohc motor is still popular-ish with the M715 crowd but many died because oils pre-zinc were too weak to save the cams. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. carnuck

    Reusing a Comanche "frame"

    The ‘90 longbox I was going to graft 12” of my ‘88 MJ cab’s rear onto so I could use the short box and 2dr XJ doors on it turned out to be too rusty for me to do that. Someone wants the back portion of the bed to chop down for practice shortening his but it has the rear X-section up to the driver’s seat that I considered making a trailer from but again, lack of lifetime left to do it all means stuff is going away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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