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mnkyboy, June 16, 2009 in MJ Hardcore Tech: Epic Journeys to Greatness
Got the brake lines made and hooked up,filled the differentials and transfer cases with oil and worked on some other small stuff.
Down to just a bunch of small projects now.
Today the MJ moved under its own power,feels wierd driving it again.
Button up a few more things and i will be ready to do a shake down run.
Wow! Sick flex! Can't wait for trail pics!!!
Hopefully i can get a few small things done and hit some light trails here soon.
Yesterday i was using the MJ to move some rigs around ar my brothers place,it's nice having the MJ working again.
I also finally took it out on the road,it has a little death wobble but I'm pretty sure that it's just an alingment issue so it should be an easy fix. Otherwise it drives pretty well and the 2.5l is making pretty good power,it pulls you back in the seat a little which is pretty good for any Jeep turning 37s.
I rebuilt the coilovers last week,they were in rough shape but a few minutes on poly performance's site had me all fixed up. Looks like i could build a new set just from replacement parts if i wanted to.
I put them on and charged them on Monday,i also buttoned up a few other things and set the alignment.
It drives much better now and the wobble appears to be gone.
Finally got around to building a new trans tunnel to cover everything after the tummy tuck.
I also fixed some rust areas in the floor and got all the lights working,i got tags for it Saturday so hopefully soon i can drive it around.
I mocked up the interior to check fitment with the larger tunnel,everything fits so i just need to screw it all down.
Finally decided the MJ was built enough for LEDs,maybe someday i can even get a light bar.
I also got some shift boots to help finish off the interior interior.
Might have missed it but is that a hand brake for just rear or is it a transmission brake?
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It is only tied into the rear brakes.
Drove the truck to work today. it drove very well,cruising 65mph with one hand on the wheel the whole way.
The drive home was going good up until i got stuck in traffic and the clutch quit releasing,i felt it getting worse and worse and eventually it got stuck and stayed that way.
After letting it sit awhile it was fine the rest of the way home.
Otherwise i would say it was a good test run.
Awesome... just awesome. All that work and effort for a decent daily driver. :yes:
Maybe an occasional driver,it feels like i'm driving a race truck on the road.
It is cool that it goes down the road so well,now i need to see how well it works for its intended purpose.
So yesterday day after the clutch incident the starter sounded odd,last night i tried to start it and the starter would just spin.
This morning i pulled the starter and found carnage,apparently the squirrels of fury was to much for it.
Hope your flywheel is okay.........
Flywheel and the starter gear look fine,just the clutch in the starter came apart. It just freewheels when i turn the key.
It's strange,it had been working fine up till it failed and the starter wasn't all that old,i replaced it just before i took the truck apart.
Only crappy thing is that the starter is modified to fit with the inertia ring so now i have to either move the nose cone to a new starter or modify
the new starter.
Still minor issues so it is what it is,i figured some stuff would pop up after such a big build.
Drove out to a 4x4 show today,the MJ ended up winning a few awards.
nice! I'm originally from gresham lol
I recently just moved back out this way from Washington,it's just a pit stop though till i buy a house,not sure where i will end up.
Congrats on the award and getting back to driving it...
Excited to see wheeling pics...
It's awesome being able to dtive it again,that last build took forever.
Hopefully here soon i can get it offroad and see what it can do.
A video the wife got last weekend.
I needed to drag some cars around at my brothers place so i decided to take the MJ,it's a 2hr drive round trip (about 110 miles) and the MJ performed great.
I am still having issues with the clutch slave getting sticky when it gets hot,it's better than it was and never locked up like it did before,i think i need to see if i can bleed more of the old fluid out of it.
If that doesn't take care of it I'm going to get a new clutch hydraulic set up and replace everything,currently I'm using a used set up from a YJ.
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