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Engine compartment / Re: Rear main seal questions
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:38:09 PM »
Looking at metalshaper's latest video about rear main seals, it seems the issue with the 'Best" seal is the seal is too large. His fix on rebuilds it to have the seal surface welded and reground to a slightly larger size. I wonder if the same effect can be had on an in frame repair by trimming an small amount from both sides of the seal with sharp razor?

You know, this is exactly what I was thinking as I watched that video and thought I would ask him that in the comments.  Well, a couple of others beat me to it.  His reply was that you can't do that.  I fail to see why, exactly.  I mean trimming it isn't going to change the radius of the seal.  Thing is, Brian knows a hell of a lot more than I do and if he thinks it can't be done, well...

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Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:32:42 PM »
If I remember correctly, he said it was the one that is a bit harder to see.  Hope this makes sense.

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Chassis, brakes and suspension. / Re: 11" Drum Brake upgrade
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:57:14 PM »
That is very interesting, Steve!  So I suppose a guy should state just what he has when giving out information. ;D :P  My 11" brakes look like Jorge's photo and when I did a brake job about 8 years ago I got all the parts at Napa and specified that they were for a '71 CJ5.  This might indicate that Jorge and I have the "floating design" as you referenced.  Probably all of the early CJ 5's were like this???  Anyway, when I took my first 4wd trip after replacing the shoes, I broke a shoe on the trail.  I came home scratching my head as to what went wrong.  Well, what went wrong is that I had put the long shoes forward thinking that was correct.  After a bit of research here on the 3A and some valuable input from Bob W., I learned that the short shoe was to go forward on these brakes.  Switched them all around and not an issue since!  Thanks for your research!!!

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Chassis, brakes and suspension. / Re: 11" Drum Brake upgrade
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:05:07 PM »
Jorge, I have the 11" brakes too and this looks like mine.  You can adjust them 98% before putting the wheel on and then just finish the adjustment when you are all reassembled. 

Steve,  to the best of my knowledge, the primary shoe on these brakes is considered the short shoe and it goes forward.  Either that or the long shoe is the primary shoe and it goes to the rear.  A distinction without a difference, no doubt!  Long story short, the short shoe goes to the forward.

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my bad i got it mixed up i meant to use this https://www.amazon.com/Premier-Quality-Products-57-376792-Champion/dp/B071QZL5DQ for the knuckles and steering box and the other grease is for everything else that needs grease

Thanks, Mike.  That's the stuff I had in mind for both knuckles and steering box.  Sounds like we're on the same page.  I guess if it's no good, at least there will be two of us! ;)

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Your CJ-3A Project / Re: 1951 CJ3A Restomod - A Father/Son Project
« on: April 01, 2020, 06:34:38 PM »
Sweet project and very good looking work.  I like the hood scoop for the supercharger!

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Website Feedback / Re: Some Posts Not Visible
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:11:05 PM »
I too see all the posts with no issues.

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Engine compartment / Rear main seal questions
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:09:59 PM »
I need to R&R my rear main with the engine in the jeep.  The universal manual says no problem, but doesn't really go into how to do it.  I have watched what You Tube videos I can find, but I have not found any where it is done with the engine in the jeep.  Metalshaper has good videos but the engine is always on a stand.

So....my questions:  How hard a job is this for a "shade tree mechanic" at best?  Can I do it using just ramps or no ramps at all?  Does anybody know if there is a good video, manual, or thread written up about just how to do this?  And, last but not least...what seal do you all like?  I have read that the Best brand rear main seals are no good, the Fel-Pro seals are no good, and the rope seals are sometimes good.  Most of the opinions are from Metalshaper, and I see where he is coming from, but am a bit confused as to what options are out there given that he seems to hate everything. 

Any thoughts on this?

Thank you!

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Rus, does the 140 wt. leak out at all?  I'm thinking "00" grease.  It's thicker but still flows nicely.  I'm putting some Spicer axles in so really just need it to lube the king pin bearings.

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Thanks, Rus.  All I can glean from that thread is "about a half pint ea.", but I have to say that doesn't seem like enough.  It looks more like a pint to me. 
This would be nice to know, I wonder why they didn't print the capacity in the Universal manual. 
No problem, I'll buy a quart and should be covered.

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Need to buy some lube and wondering the capacity of the knuckles.  Anybody know for sure?  Searched the manual and I can't find the answer.  Thank you.

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Engine compartment / Re: No oil pressure
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:20:58 PM »
The "no oil pressure" mystery has been solved.  The engine builder did, in fact, leave out one galley plug.  Fortunately no dire consequences apparent, as she is purring like a kitten.  Supposed to warm up in a day or two so I can get it out on the road for the maiden voyage.  Thanks to everybody who helped with this.

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Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:19:36 PM »
The "no oil pressure" mystery has been solved.  The engine builder did, in fact, leave out one galley plug.  Fortunately no dire consequences apparent, as she is purring like a kitten.  Supposed to warm up in a day or two so I can get it out on the road for the maiden voyage.  Thanks to everybody who helped with this.

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Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:29:08 AM »
Thanks, BW.  Good explanation, helps a lot!  I guess I did know about that timing gear oil jet - the word "nozzle" threw me off a bit.  As for the galley plugs, I learned something new today!

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Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: March 19, 2020, 09:52:41 PM »
Good stuff, Rus.  Thank you.  I was hoping to avoid pulling the pan, but it is looking like I may have to do that next. 

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