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We're starting a new section of useful links that are widely applicable. You may make nominations to the moderators. The article need not be in this forum, or even on the ORC site, but it must address a common problem. Here's the first:
RRich's Propane Trick write up; a very handy method of diagnosing fuel mixture problems.
John Strenk's CJ gauge troubleshooting guide. Everything you ever wanted to know about instrument problems.
CJ Speedometer Gauge Quick Test
To use a stock tachometer for an engine with more cylinders, here's a link to jeeperjohn's modification: UPDATE>>>YJ tach and engine swap
If you're looking for a place to go off road, check the Google map here:
Cool wheeling map
There is also a member's map SWBBS Frapper
at Frapper.com. Check it out to see who's near you, and add yourself under your board name.
If you'd like some early history of the Jeep, go here for a short movie:
Jeep - Steel Soldier
We also have stickers for the board. If you are interested you can find details at the link below:
Die cut vinyl stickers
A good place for information on shops and garages:
The Garage Journal
An on-line source for vehicle wiring diagrams:
Factory Wiring Diagrams @ The Automotive Research Desk
A very good on-line parts catalog for the popular Motorcraft 2100 & 2150 carburetors:
Motor Craft 2 BBL
A very handy driveshaft reference is here: http://www2.dana.com/pdf/J321-CV.PDF
If you need assistance or see something that should come to the attention of the moderators, send a Private Message or direct e-mail to Dirt Dog AND Jim_Lou.