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  1. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Its only been a month and I've done a couple things. First the drum brakes got replaced, learned that it helps to have the right spring for the emergency break. Second I finally found the full gauge cluster that I have always wanted that has been labeled as the "rare one". Yep, that's an 87 full gauge cluster. Not an 86 with the old speedo cable, but an 87+ speedo setup. The tachometer was set up for a six cylinder and since I did not have another tachometer or a scan tool, I just adjusted it to my best interpterion of the RPM's to my four cyl. That's all for now. Hopefully soon my R.E.M. tool will come in by January so I can properly adjust the tachometer.
  2. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    A few weekends ago I installed the driving lights to the factory harness, sure enough they work as intended. I have been replacing steering components over the course of time since the last post. One more piece to replace and that's it, just had to buy a MoPar steering dampener with hardware to replace the hardware I damaged. I also did a little detailing to the air box and I'm surprised it turned out well. All I did was repaint the silver stripes. As she sits now, I like the look of these lights, but the backs of them sit too close to the grille but that's fine. I also got a new to me tailgate and the color matches but is less aged than my old one. This new one closes all the way as opposed to one side latching and the other bulging outward. currently working on restoring the handle. I replaced the handle on this one with my old one and I think this tailgate is bowed on the inside as the handle scrapes the top of where it moves. Lastly I went and bought a factory radio from AMC salvage....and of course the one I pick is a RX-141 after returning to work and looking up what the model is. I have not decided if I want to make an adapter or something to swap my new radio and this factory radio around yet. But I get bored and I know ill come up with something
  3. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Now that all the goodies have arrived, new passenger side taillight, cargo light, jeep mud flaps, front wiring harness and driving lights. Cleaned up and polished the taillight and replaced it. next is to do the cargo light when I get the chance. The mud flaps will be a later install as well as the driving lights. Now on to what I actually did this weekend. I just replaced the old bumper on Little Red and gave her a new old stock bumper with bumper guards and new end caps. Prior to the install I prepped the bumper with some clear coat just to protect the paint. Now removing the old bumper was not terribly hard, it was mostly pretty straight forward. I learned that I need to replace a mounting bracket as it is somehow warped yet held on to the old bumper just fine. So installing the new bumper was more of a challenge then what it should have been. So now I need to replace the bracket and work on installing the lights. Now my idea was to find some terminals that matched the ones to the headlight harness, my search came up with nothing so far, I was going to buy new terminals and just add the wire to the harness to use the factory switch. I then just gave up and bought a harness and am going to use the terminals from the other harness to install the lights. Now for the pictures I ended up welding some weak points on this bracket until I replace it, that was fun to do. But they came out pretty good once they cleaned up. I am really loving what I have done over this weekend. I did forget to mention I found and new old stock vacuum ball and replaced my old one as the mounting screws and holes were gone. Also used new old stock end cap brackets I found on ebay due to only having one end cap having a bracket and the other side not having it. Mud flaps are right there by the cargo light, they just say Jeep on them and are for the Comanche. Here are the pins incase if any one was curious as to what they look like without the connector Next up: The driving lights
  4. eaglescout526

    Replacing ALL Hoses/lines

    I believe not much has changed from 86-88 for the vacuum lines on the 2.5L. I actually bought one of those hose harness for the 4.0 before but that was to make some causal repairs to my vacuum lines. It’s a great source to have if you need to connect two rubber hose ends together. As far as using that part as a replacement for the 2.5, don't. It won’t work, I don’t think anyone makes such a harness for us 2.5L owners. Odd seeing how the YJ used this engine and TBI set up until 91
  5. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Two weekends ago I had ordered a new leaf spring for the drivers side, one of the leafs on the spring was broke and I was driving her around like that for three years. It was time to replace. I wanted to do the metric ton leafs but that would have cost a fortune, so I just replaced the broken one. got that leaf installed, while I was there I replaced the old poly bushing on the other leaf and boy the rear is smooth to drive with. When I was replacing the leaf, I had learned that the alignment pin for the new leaf was just too big for the hole. So I removed the old leaf pin and replaced it. Course this was discovered after fighting with aligning the axle for thirty minutes. I also managed to snag a drivers side tail light off of ebay and its more complete and in better shape than the original one despite the crack in the reverse lens. Lastly I replaced the last original dome light I had for another euramtec light as the original just finally gave up and broke. I would post a pic but we know what the euramtec light looks like installed. I feel the new lamp is more complete with less chips and is more red than the old one. I'll sacrifice the crack for the look In the mean time, I've got a few goodies coming and an idea.
  6. eaglescout526

    1987 Comanche Restore

    Oops. Thought he said T-case. Nonetheless the info is here
  7. eaglescout526

    1987 Comanche Restore

    Since your truck is an 86, I have an 86 factory manual I use and I took a picture of all fluids to use for various moving pieces. It looks as if AMC called for dexron II, if it’s even available but most guys here who have 4 wheel drive will tell you what can be used with no issue.
  8. eaglescout526

    1987 Comanche Restore

    Check and or replace hard vacuum lines
  9. eaglescout526

    1987 Comanche Restore

    Any AX-5 with 4x4 will fit behind the 2.5L ‘84-‘01 Cherokee XJ’s and ‘86-‘92 MJ’s. As for upgrading to the AX-15 behind the 2.5L, you will need to find a Dakota with the 2.5L for the 2.5L to AX-15 bellhousing.
  10. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Thanks Pete Have not done much to little red. She's been running great and will be getting an oil change tomorrow. Recently I replaced the front marker lenses with new ones from Chrysler, the old ones weren't reflecting light very well and showed age. Also managed to snag a few other vintage parts as well, mostly steering linkage parts. Also pulled timing cover and replaced the gasket that failed after replacing the gasket the first time. While there I replaced the timing guide and painted the cover.
  11. I run the valvoline 10w30 full synth as well all year round here in Phoenix. Usually change my oil about every six months with a MoPar oil filter. Haven’t had any issues using said oil.
  12. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Well its been a bit since I've updated my project. I have not done much up until a couple weekends ago. I replaced the old fender liners with new stock parts, only took about an hour to do. The following weekend I replaced my alternator with a new one with the correct pulley to line up the belt drive, that was a battle and a half with napa. Once installed I went through and wire loomed any wires that were not already protected. Also changed out the clutch and brake pedal pads with new stock pads. Next is to do the headlight harness upgrade this weekend. Some of the new parts used. Craptastic photos of installed liners thanks to the AZ sun. Found shiny new paint underneath the fender flares
  13. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    I didn't feel comfortable strapping the spare under the bed so just strapped it down in the bed until I can make a replacement spare tire winch to mount under the bed
  14. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Got a factory spare tire cover today, now the spare won't bake and get destroyed by the Arizona sun. Also got some factory front fender liners to install, hopefully someday. Also took a picture of under the bed
  15. eaglescout526

    Little Red Wagon

    Thanks! The 2.5L is a great little engine, been through a lot too. About once a week I spend a few minutes looking over the engine bay keeping her clean and happy
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