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Engine compartment / Re: Oil breather and intake manifold connections
« Last post by Rus Curtis on Today at 08:38:17 PM »
What's on the other side?  Do you have a draft tube hanging off the side (exhaust) cover or do you have the PCV hookup that runs forward and around the front of the engine?

That intake manifold port is where the PCV plumbing should go to.  It'll be interesting to see what's going on with the drivers' side.

The top of the valve cover may not be an issue.  There are three different types that I'm aware of.  Oldtime has the encyclopedia info in his head.  Mine keeps tidbits here and there.  The early valve cover had a 90 degree fitting with a hose that combined with the hose from the Oil Filler Tube (a "T" fitting) that connected to the Oil Bath Filter.  There was another type that had a breather cap that just sat on the top of the valve cover (don't know if this was a standard option for a 3B or if it was mostly used on maybe trucks).  The late valve cover didn't have anything on it.  There are images of these on the 3B Page where the Engine info is under "Tech"

BTW, there is also an article on the 3B Page that covers options for carbs when dropping an F-head into a low hood
Engine compartment / Oil breather and intake manifold connections
« Last post by SteveK on Today at 08:22:00 PM »
Hiya!  Can anyone tell me how these things should be plumbed?  I can't seem to find agreement in pictures/manuals where to hook these up.  As you can see:
  - the intake manifold port is plugged
  - the cap or breather on of the top valve cover is plugged (did a PCV valve go here, or a filler cap?)
   -the breather port on the oil-fill tube is wide open...

This F-Head motor is #648830, if that helps.  No idea of year of motor.  thanks for any advice!
Once You've Joined / Re: CJ3A New(-ish) Member in Montana
« Last post by SteveK on Today at 08:14:43 PM »
Hi Steve W,
Do you have any more info on the Ford Falcon carb that would work?  Make/model #? I am still struggling with the Carter YF 964, and getting this thang to run right...still major power problems.  Some folks are saying 964's are not for F-Heads, but were for Stovebolts.  ie 'too much carb'.

'tho right now i am rewiring nearly the whole critter, due to a big short while wiring in wipers, that fused a bunch of wires together.  It was a scary 70 yr old web under there!

Anyone have any tips what this was for?  a horn relay?
Thanks so much guys,

Really appreciate the help: yes it's an F Head Rus, I really hope they are resting somewhere too.

@scoutpilot: I'll let you now if the carb kit doesn't come with the screws, I'm not so hot on tapping something so small to use conventional screws. I'm just surprised the choke screws for the YF didn't fit: I figured same company and the carbs were at most made within a few years of each other for the same engine. Hope the threads aren't damaged

I'll get the head pulled and see if they are there. thanks again
Your CJ-3B Project / Re: 3B Project
« Last post by 73CJ5 on Today at 05:39:07 AM »
Nov. 10-12, 2020
Bought 2 Fheads. I have to pull the other one. Did some work on it.

Nov. 17, 2020
Cut the guides down for a PC seal.

Nov. 18, 2020
Resurfaced another flywheel.

Nov. 24, 2020
The 3B has made it 33 miles without making me walk home even with a bum engine.

Nov. 29, 2020
Used the 3B to pull this raggedy truck up the driveway the previous night. Open header.

Dec. 10, 2020
Made an aluminum top for it.

Dec. 11, 2020
Made a new accelerator pedal and capped the bumpers.

Dec. 17, 2020
Got a passenger seat.

Dec. 27-29, 2020
Started working on a new transmission cross member to gain more ground clearance.

Jan. 4, 2020
Started to work on the new gas tank. I decided on 22x14x8. 10-gallon tank

Jan. 11, 2020
Snowed last night and this morning.

Jan. 15, 2020
I made new shackles to gain more clearance between the frame and spring eyes.

Jan. 17-19, 2020
Mounted my Hi-Lift Jack, mock up of the 300zx calipers, steering column mount/brace, new spreader bar, gas tank pieces.

Your CJ-3B Project / Re: 3B Project
« Last post by 73CJ5 on Today at 05:21:36 AM »
July 10, 2020
I started to work on my homebrew front driveshaft. $30

July 11, 2020
Tacked in the shock mounts and started on the accelerator pedal swap.

July 13, 2020
Found a power steering belt and got the driveshaft made. Or so I thought. I was removing the tail lights and this corner of the tub fell off on its own.

July 14, 2020
Some advice was given to me and I made a small change to the driveshaft.

July 15, 2020
I removed the cage for welding.

July 31-August 2, 2020
I took the D44 NT Flanged axle to my buddies in Starkville, MS to work on it.

Aug. 4-5, 2020
I started to work on the tub.

Aug. 8, 2020
Painted the floor.

Aug. 26, 2020
Got the D44 in.

Aug, 28-29, 2020
I built the first transmission cross member.

Aug. 29-30, 2020
I pulled an all-nighter and wired the entire 3B and did the entire brake system. I used NiCopp for lines. I was up for 36 hours.

September 2, 2020
Got an oil bath and filled it with coarse steel wool since it had been gutted. Made the power steering pump hoses.

Sept. 4, 2020
I spent the day working on a few loose ends.

Sept. 5, 2020
I got it running by night.

Sept. 17, 2020
It needed a tune up and water pump. The radiator was pouring water.

Sept. 19, 2020
I started on the D20 twin stick using D18 shifters.

Sept. 22, 2020
Finished twin stick. $20

Sept. 24, 2020
Got some parts.

Sept. 26, 2020
Made the header.

Sept. 27, 2020
Made a steering brace and installed the tachometer.

Sept. 30, 2020
The first drive.

Oct. 1, 2020
I was having cooling problems and added the bypass hose.

Oct. 3, 2020
Got the seat belts installed.

Oct. 4, 2020
Installed tail gate.

Oct. 6, 2020
Started on the rear bumper.

Oct. 7, 2020
more on the bumper.

Oct. 8, 2020
Made the front bumper.

Oct. 9, 2020
Added some protection for the saginaw steering gear and painted the bumpers.

Oct. 10, 2020
I used the 3B to pull my brother's truck up the driveway. After action poser shot.

Oct. 12, 2020
New paint scheme

Oct. 13-14, 2020
I went to the junkyard to find calipers with a built in parking brake. This Nissan 300zx was the ticket. Came back with a tbi unit too. All for $20.

Oct. 15, 2020
Resealed the Saginaw steering box.

Oct. 27, 2020
I installed new plug wires and an electronic distributor.

Oct. 29, 2020
I have access to a full machine shop and started playing around with some Fhead parts. I milled .125 off this cylinder head. Threw the crank on the CWT balancer. New tires arrived for the 3B to go on my 1974 Jackman 16x8 wheels.

Nov. 5, 2020
I had been limited to less than 3k rpm and my first guess was the oil bath. Of course it was the oil bath so I installed a Donaldson paper filter unit under the dash.

Your CJ-3B Project / Re: 3B Project
« Last post by 73CJ5 on Today at 04:33:05 AM »
May 10, 2020 I managed to get the T98/D20 mounted but I had to modify the bellhousing for the clutch arm.

May 11, 2020
I managed to get the F134 in.

May 12, 2020
I made this fuel pump block off plate.

May 21, 2020
I started tearing down the D30.

May 27, 2020
More teardown of the D30 and the 4.88 gears and Spartan locker arrived.

May 31, 2020
I started working on the roll cage. I managed to mount the front hoop and outriggers. *I was way out of my element here.*

June 1, 2020
More cage stuff.

June 2, 2020
I managed to make the power steering pump mount. This actually came out easier than I expected.

June 8-9, 2020
I worked on the reassembly of the Narrow Track Dana 30. I used the knuckles, wheel hubs, spindles, and locking hubs from an 84 CJ7 wide track Dana 30.

June 11, 2020
I installed the steering column and started on the Saginaw 800 series power steering gear install.

June 12, 2020
More steering gear mount stuff.

June 13, 2020
More steering gear stuff and I cover up the old gas filler hole.

June 14, 2020
More cage work.

June 15, 2020
I picked up a sheet of 1/8 steel to patch some of the tub and started on the engine bay runners.

June 16, 2020
More cage work.

June 18, 2020
More on the cage.

June 20, 2020
More on the cage.

June 21, 2020
Got the driver seat mounted.

June 28-July 1, 2020
Got the front shocks mounted and some other things.

July 3, 2020
Got the cross bar done.

Your CJ-3B Project / Re: 3B Project
« Last post by 73CJ5 on Today at 03:59:28 AM »
Here are the front spring hangers. I decided on a shackle reversal and YJ springs over the axle. I cut them out on a horizontal bandsaw and angle grinder.

March 11, 2019
It was a roller and awaiting further work.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
I found a Millermatic 35 welder for $300 on marketplace. I shoehorned it into my Suzuki Samurai one day after work.

I resurfaced the old F134 flywheel.

I picked up an M37 Dodge and I pushed the 3B into the woods. A few months later I brought the 3B back home.

June 6, 2019
I went to the junkyard and pulled a steering column, gas pedal assembly, steering gear, and steering shaft off this 86 Wagoneer. The mosquitos and other bugs were an annoyance and it started pouring down rain while removing the steering gear. I think I paid $100 for all this stuff. I made the battery tray out of some free angle iron.

The column was locked (no key) so I had to take it apart to unlock it.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

I found a Wide ratio T18 and D20 from a 78 CJ5 in Rayne, Louisana 235 miles away 4 hrs. I drove my raggedy 80's Dodge pickup that I bought for $700 that had been sitting for a few years untested to pick it up. What could go wrong? Luckily nothing went wrong. My plan was to adapt that transmission to the F134. If it had a longer input shaft I could've figured out something.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Through the classifieds, a member posted a link to a T98/D18 combo somewhere around Selmer, TN. Another 5hr 300-mile drive.

I got the front hoop measurements and had a friend bend it for me.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
An ECJ5 member contacted me saying he'd donate an F134 to the cause but I had to pull it from his 3B. Done. Just a 4hr 260-mile drive to Pensacola, Florida.

Around January 2019 I pulled the D25 apart to rebuild it.

February 15, 2020
I started tinkering with the D18/D20 adapters and T98

D20 Adapter

D18 Adapter

Old Transmission mount and the one I modified from a Willys truck or wagon

April 14, 2020
I found a 74 CJ5 parts Jeep and threw some D25 hubs on the D30 drum brake axle and drug it home.

May 1, 2020
I managed to the the D30/D44 and fuel tank removed from the 74 CJ5 along with the old manual steering gear.

Your CJ-3B Project / 3B Project
« Last post by 73CJ5 on Today at 03:16:07 AM »
I have this thread on other forums so I figured I'd add it here also. Derek Redmond covered it in a small article.
This thread will have the specifics in it.

I traded a set of 700-16 NDT's for this 55 CJ3B on July 23, 2018. I was 21 yrs young back in '18. I wanted to build something to run around the woods on a budget and try to learn a few things along the way. Here it is at my friend's house.

Studebaker column, steering wheel, and gearbox.

There was plenty of Bondo on the body.

The frame condition was poor.

Before now I had never attempted something like this. I was completely out of my element. I am pretty good at fixing things mechanical wise but when it comes down to welding and fabrication I have no idea what I'm doing. I picked up this AC-225 Lincoln and 1/8 7014's and welded up the frame horns. They were built out of 2x3x1/4 tubing.

January 10, 2019
I went to a junkyard and pulled leaf springs from two different YJ's because there were bent packs on each of them. I paid $100 for them and a YJ steering shaft.

January 14, 2019
I went to my local steel supplier and bought a piece of 24x24 1/4 steel plate and another foot of 2x3x1/4 tubing.

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: 50 CJ3A "Nuthin' Fancy"
« Last post by squidtone on Yesterday at 09:51:09 PM »
She got her Jeep.
She came home for the holidays, and I took a nice drive in her new Willys! She hadn't even tried 4WD yet, so I had some fun showing her how to shift with some tricks on how to coax it in (slight roll,  wheels straight ahead, etc).
It's a Cadillac compared to my TJ Jeep. So nice. It's the gas V6, and it's pretty peppy, more HP, but not as torquey at idle as the 4.0. It's easy to stall unlike the ol' straight 6 Jeep engines.
Manual trans shifts nice, but I didn't drive it enough to figure out if the last two speeds are overdrive. (it's a 6 speed)
Anyway, I like it. It's huge, but I like it.

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