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Chalk another one up for us midwesterners. (GOT PICS!)


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Just bought my Sixth MJ. (lifetime). Just test drove and bought a 1990 LWB 4x4 4.0L AX15. Grey, solid cab corners :yes: , non-saggin headliner :clapping: , cloth bench with vinyl floor. Bed has the normal rust over the wells, but the cab looks solid with exception of D/S footwell, which I can deal with. Runs like dog sh!+.... You can feel it is a cylinder or two down. Mess of broken vacuum lines, possibly a cracked manifold, and just covered in oil from all of the vacuum lines spewing about :ack: . But, it does run, and is very workable. 4x4 works good, and it moves around great. Great interior. Very clean inside. Outside needs work.

 

But, I can't complain, as I now join the ranks of the screaming deals on the IL WI border. Picked 'er up for $200. :banana:

 

Score! Pics to come, bringing it home tomorrow. Its an addiction. :shake:

Rob L.

 

 

Not bad for two hundred bucks, eh?

 

 

'edit' Just had to add the price.

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Pics, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

 

I'm working on it. Just was too excited to wait until tomorrow. Friggen G/F's camera takes the one size memory card that doesn't work on anything at the house. :mad:

 

As for the cap... :dunno:

Rob L.

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Yeah, just have to figure out why the hell its misfiring, and if its a manifold leak or if the head gasket is bad. Found out on the way home too, that the ol' guy doesn't like uphill grades. I think all the oil spewing out of the valve cover toasted the clutch :dunno: . Slippin a bit. Cruising at 55-60 though, rides like a cloud. I hope to build it up right. This non-H.O. 4.0L is a different beast than I'm used to. There is a lot of funky crap going with all of those vacuum lines, and coolant ran to the bottle. Weird. Its got a weird shield over the intake/exhaust runners... I had a thrown rod non ho a long long time ago :ack: , and i pulled it for a HO, so this is uncharted territory. But that cab is great. I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I see solid cab corners :yes: . Think the winshield is leaking. Keep having a puddle form on the PS floor.

 

Should have offered him $100. :brows:

 

Rob L.

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Yep, the floor is through on the d/s, p/s still good. But on second look, its oil. Looks like they had something with oil on the cubby there, and its working its way down to the floor. And I found a few empty bottles of 20w-50 behind the seat... :fs1:

 

Better not be what he was putting in there.

Rob L.

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Rob, you can chuck most of that rat's nest of vaccuum spaghetti and convert the cooling system to open/conventional fairly easily......that'll clean things up quite nicely underhood.

 

Jeff

 

edit: lika 'dis.....

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Rob, you can chuck most of that rat's nest of vaccuum spaghetti and convert the cooling system to open/conventional fairly easily......that'll clean things up quite nicely underhood.

 

Jeff

 

edit: lika 'dis.....

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Jeff, have any more details on what can go/stay? I would really like to get rid of that mess. :ack:

 

Thanks

Rob L.

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