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My first TJ


 
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Tardis
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Joined: 07 Aug 2004
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: My first TJ Reply with quote

I bought a 98 TJ yesterday for $1500 with a bad 2.5 motor, and bad brake and tranny lines from sitting. It has 55,000 original miles, 3 Tops, Hood Bra, CD, Foglights, Headlight/Tailight blackouts, etc. I've wanted a TJ for a while now, and I got it! It's a very nice Jeep...I plan on rebuilding one of the three 2.5L cores I have laying around. The only thing I don't like about it is the auto trans. I wanted a 5spd, but I couldn't pass up this deal.

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TJgirl
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Joined: 15 Jan 2004
Location: California

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! looks pretty clean. Cool
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Tardis
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Joined: 07 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. It's rust free, which is surprising for an Ohio Jeep. It probably helped that it sat out a few Ohio winters. I can't wait to drive it.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Location: East Springfield, Massachusetts - U.S.A.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Deal!
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Tardis
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Joined: 07 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled the engine today. It took longer to clean up the garage good enough to start working than it did to take the engine out. My friend took some pics. He's going to email them to me tonite. I'll post them when I get them.
This TJ is very clean underneath. It needs brake, fuel, and tranny lines, but everything else looks great. I'm going to take advantage of the engine being out and rustproof everything.
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Tardis
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:19 am    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote







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Tardis
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my engine back from the machine shop Friday and spent the weekend assembling it.



I used a 95' YJ short block punched .020 over,and the 98' TJ's head.
I installed Keith Black pistons, a Mellings oil pump, cam, lifters, timing set.
It should have a little more pep now Laugh

I have enough spare parts to build another engine too...



Tomorrow it gets paint and accessories...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a jeep with a bra?!?!

ur not gona keep that on there are u?
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Tardis
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the TJ running last weekend, and so far I've put over 200 miles on it. Decking the block, and installing the Kieth Black .020 over pistons made a big difference powerwise. The little 4 banger has a lot more pep now. I still have a few odds and ends to tie up, but otherwise she runs better than new. The hardest part of the job was the timing. I kept dropping the distributor in 1-3 teeth off Laugh I'll post more pic's after I get the TJ cleaned up...
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