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It starts now what?
An 87 YJ Loerado with 184K. I-6 5 spd A/C HardTop
Im picking it up with a salvage title, the insurance adjuster went way over board with the repairs and totaled the jeep. The paper work isnt finished so I cant take it home yet.
The previous owner has had it since new, its in pretty good shape never wheeled hard lots of highway miles. The motor was rebuilt about 75k ago, oil was changed fairly regular but NOTHING else was done unless it broke.
The engine trys to continue to run after shuting it off, Im thinking timing adjustment and tune up.
The motor seems to be in good shape after it warms up but this is a very frigid motor, the RPM start out at 500 and then seem to rise and fall as if the choke isnt working properly, I tried to adjust a throttle adjustment screw and it seems to have helped slighly, but Im told that the carb has always had problems, previous recall for rebuilding??
Any thoughts on rebuilt replacements or new carbs?
The tranny seems to shift really smooth, though there seems to be some noise when you let off the throttle, bearing problems?
The vaccum lines dont engage the front axle, are these worth replacing or go to some sort of manual control, what about the shift on the fly?
Is the 207 case worth keeping?
I know the rear axle will have to go, is the front up to handling 33 possibly 36 with light wheeling?
Since this is a drive around town/project jeep I want to know if these componets are worth saving or should I look to donor trucks?
88-92 1500 Chevy trucks with V8 700R 241?
Thanks for the help, this is a great board.