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  1. Thanks for that! I thought it a bit much, but that is why I asked.
  2. I picked up one of those plug into the cigarette type voltmeters for my 86 Comanche. I was surprised to see that the voltage seems to be averaging over 14.5 volts, with an observed high of 15.1 volts. Is this unusual? Is it a sign of an impending problem that I should address? I know the battery is good, and fully charged.....
  3. I'm not actually sure I WANT the door chime to work, mind you. But at least now I have a working ignition lock. Now I guess I am going to have to consider whether to upgrade the horn, which seems to bleat rather than honk. Not sure I want my badass truck to sound like a lamb..... :)
  4. Success! I got it in place, put the rest together, and everything works! (miracle of miracles!) T He hardest part was to get the turn signal mechanism into proper place, so that the switch worked in both directions. Thanks for the help!
  5. That is the one! Exactly the info I need. Thank you very much! It may not be essential, but since I'm in there anyway, I might as well try to get as much correct as I can. (and I apologize for the incorrect terminology)
  6. 86 comanche... Can anyone tell me EXACTLY how the accessory relay at the ignition and the metal spring clip go together? I have replaced my ignition switch, and I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the spring clip and relay back in. I know they have to go in together, but I am uncertain of the spring clip orientation. Does it go above, below or beside the plastic relay? My best guess is above (away from) the lock cylinder, with the small bend at the bottom towards and below the plastic, but I can't get it in. Can anyone clarify this? (A drawing or sketch would be WONDERFUL....)
  7. I use the software to crop and change the brightness. Sometimes to reduce the file size... And yes - it IS easy to get at the gas tank.
  8. This is what it looks like with the box up. ( I apologize for the picture quality. My regular photo editor no longer works for some strange reason, and I am making do with a bit of freeware software, which I have not quite figured out yet.) These views show the frames. The lower one attaches to the bed mounting points on the frame. The upper one mounts to the bed itself. I should also have mentioned that the gas inlet does not exactly line up, and my bed is back a bit further than it would be for a static mount, as there has to be clearance for the bottom front of the bed to clear the back of the cab when it raises. I agree it would have been better if the bed was level, but since I have no plans to sell it (ever) I'm not overly concerned about it. And given the NAME of the truck..........
  9. As promised, here is my work-in-progress. The box dumps hydraulically. The Ranger box is a good fit as far as width goes. Some cutting around the wheel wells are required. The slight angle it is on is due to a manufacturing error with the dump mechanism. Colour is Canadian military olive drab
  10. Thanks for all of the responses. IT is the AX4, due to the serial number placement.
  11. After checking every manual I own, and on line, I managed to find a serial number on the bottom, so I think it is the AX4. (it had ATF in it, though, which seems to be the wrong stuff)
  12. i have an 86 with the 2.5l four. The tranny is a 4 speed manual. Jeepforums indicate that it could be either an Aislin AX4 or a Borg Warner T4. Since they use different fluids, and I want to change it, the difference may be important. One uses 90 wt gear oil , and one uses Dextron II....
  13. You miss my point(s). You might, as a skilled mechanic, be able to replace the bearing in my diff. You still have to deconstruct half the car to do it. And even you cannot mess with the diff beyond that, as the parts are WELDED together. Sealed wheel bearings which supposedly last a long time, fail at 150000 km. You can't grease them. And have a look at wiki's definition of "quadra-drive". Just a TAD more complicated than a T90 tranny and a Dana 18 transfer case - which has always suited my needs... So I may be dreaming to find a decent daily driver that can be at least partly worked on by a person of my skill level, but I can hope, can't I?
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