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Well it was out of the garage under its own power.   New radiatior, cooling hoses, and heater core hoses.  No difference in running, but it’s nice not to have a leaky radiator.   I’m still waiting on the overflow bottle from amazon, and that project should be buttoned up.

 

I actually put about 5 miles on it, on Saturday, with little to no brakes and it seemed to run well, and shift very smoothly.

 

Next up is trying to figure out the brakes.

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Very nice truck you found there. I think behind a barn would still count as a barn find. Jeeps are definitely an addiction, one is never enough. 

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Well cooling system is done.   It now has a open cooling system.   I found a overflow bottle for amazon for $10 that fit right next to the radiator.   Just had to move the fuel pump relay/resistor.    

 

After messing with with the brakes I’ve narrowed it down to the brake line the runs over the rear axle has a leak and is sucking air.   I can prove it a 100 percent, but the rest of the brake lines are new and all the fitting are tight.    So we will see if amazon wouldn’t of shipped it via snail mail I would know by now.   Not many pictures.   Here’s a pic of me running it with the new cooling system/hover Jeep.

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On 2/13/2019 at 7:29 PM, JMO413 said:

Very nice truck you found there. I think behind a barn would still count as a barn find. Jeeps are definitely an addiction, one is never enough. 

Thank you!   Yeah it’s growing on me the more I mess with it and I really want to get it on the road.   I know about the addiction.   I’ve got 4 jeeps right now, I had 6 at one point but am slowly selling them off and centering my interest on a couple instead of 4 or 5 huge project.s

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Still waiting on my brake line going on 10 days now from amazon.   So I’ve been Slowly cleaning it up.   After a couple of coats of wax, it does look halfway decent.    There is no clear coat on the hood or the roof, so it will be short lived, but it looks a lot better.     After brakes I need to get the new tail pipe installed, new windshield and plates/insurance to be on the road.   

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Well, new brake line arrived spent the night bleeding it again and no change.     I posted a question about it in tech, but I’m starting to think the master cylinder is done.     Irratic pressure to the rear, I’m fairly confident I got the air out as I’ve been thru almost a gallon on fluid now.

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1 hour ago, Pete M said:

are you using the rear prop valve?

Yes I am, and I am starting to regret it at this point.    I at about my witts end.   This was night three of bleeding brakes and no further.  

 

I also replaced the master as at 230k it seemed like a decent idea and was only $30.

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at this point I think I'd scrap the entire thing for a dual booster setup and eliminate the rear prop valve.  plus you'll gain superior braking power too. :D 

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2 minutes ago, Pete M said:

at this point I think I'd scrap the entire thing for a dual booster setup and eliminate the rear prop valve.  plus you'll gain superior braking power too. :D 

Yeah I think I’m going to start researching what all I need to do.

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