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MAIDEN VOYAGE

 

Before the jeep would run, I had to address the electrical issues.  I replaced the spark plugs, wires, coil, points, condenser, and battery.  I also took the carburetor apart and cleaned it out with carb cleaner.  After all the new parts, I was getting spark and delivering fuel again.  I also took this time to change the fluids in the engine, radiator, transmission, transfer case, and axles.

         

The original fuel tank was trashed due to rotten old fuel.  I bypassed it and ran new fuel lines into a fuel can for the first run.

 

 
The seats were trash as well.  I removed them at the auction and put them in the garbage.  For the first run I sat on a small stool with the tank between my legs

 
The starter was not in good shape and would not turn over the engine.  So, I hooked up the jeeps tow bar to a friends truck.  We then towed the jeep in gear until the fuel pump started delivering fuel and the jeep was running on its own
 

 
Once the jeep fired up I was on my own.  Here is a shot of my first trip down the road under my own power.  Unbelievably, the jeep ran great!  I originally purchased this jeep for parts and it turns out it runs better than my 1967.  Amazing.


 
On the first day I ran the jeep for about an hour without issues.  Here is a picture right before we put it in the barn for the night.
 




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