JohnF

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  1. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    The stickers came from ebay,  just search "dauntless decals " the overhaul kits for the motor I had the machine shop get for me. It was $550.00 for the kit, cam and gasket set.
    Here is my build on earlycj5 
    http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/my-67-cj5-build.106728/
  2. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    thanks Moses,  I will post more soon. 
  3. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   


    I found an original motorola alternator that was factory on my year and had it restored




    The oil bath air cleaner decal I had made


    The original decal

     
  4. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   




    Air cleaner ready for paint




    Frame out of storage and washed off. ready for motor


    Flywheel resurfaced

    Motor mount and ground strap



    This wasnt easy doing it alone but a few rachet straps and she popped right in



    Back together again



  5. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   




    Applying the manifold coating






    rebuilt carb on

    Distributor cleaned up and painted

    Tune up kit and clutch





     
  6. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Its all about the details. My spark plug wire holder and some plastic dip


    couldnt find the oil bath decal repro anywhere so I went on a bumper sticker site and had a bunch made. Selling them on ebay
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-CJ-v6-oil-bath-air-cleaner-decal-buick-225-dauntless-/252232375849?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
    starting to look good



    starting to put stuff together

     
  7. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    I took the carb apart and glass beaded it then got a rebuild kit and rebuilt it







     
  8. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Sorry or the lack of updates, I'll try to get updated here. The block was just honed not bored and this was a low mile engine so I had the machine shop check the pistons and  connecting rods and I reused them. I got a re ring kit, cam kit and gasket set  http://www.northernautoparts.com/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductId=3021 I also had the machine shop rebuild the heads. I also got new rocker arm shafts and push rods

    New intake manifold gasket


    Engine paint I used

    Water pump on right is original color. Pretty good match.



     
     
     
  9. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Also, waiting for new dampers from napa for timing chain. I didnt forget them
  10. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Thanks for the info Mose's to the best of my knowledge the timing cover was never off until I disassembled it. Here are the photos.
     
    Cam bolt

     
    Inside of timing cover


     
    Cam/distributor gear



     
    Distributor

  11. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   


     
    Pistons are in







     
    Waiting for the new dampers from Napa to come in

     
    A couple of questions. There was no cam thrust button on this engine when I took the timing cover off, I dont believe there ever was due to no marks or wear on the inside of the case. Where they discontinued at some point around my yr ? (67)
    Also your thoughts on soaking the lifters in oil vs not ? factory service manual says not to soak them.
     
    Thanks
  12. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    I decided on sticking with a new rope seal, Some progress photos



     
    All the clearances were right on the money


     
    Purchased the right tools on ebay



  13. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    I like staying original so this is the rope seal i ordered. If you notice the side seals have 2 different length pins. Do both pins go into each side ? The directions show one pin each seal but both edges of each seal has the groove for the pins.


  14. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Hey Mose's,

    finally back at it, wondering what your thoughts are on the rear main seal. I really frayed the ends of the rope seal trying to cut it so I went and ordered a new one. Now I'm thinking I should have gone with the Neoprene one. Thoughts?


  15. JohnF added an answer to a question Jeep CJ 'Dauntless' Buick 225 V-6 Rebuild   

    Finally talked to machine shop, they said that repair was under all the grease so apparently it was done in the factory