In all likelihood most of your problems could have been avoided had you checked your fluid levels regularly. Bummer!
You going to adapt your pressurized distributor setup to the gear cases? Want links to my schemes for putting zerks in the front hubs and rear axle bearings? I just had the back apart to replace the locker, and the grease in the bearings was good as new, over a year later.
Links would be great Jim!
I put grease zerks in the rear (D-44) and packed them full of grease before I bolted them the last little bit in place...
I didn't cut the flange like you did to install the 'IN' Zerk,
I just put a Zerk between bearing and inside seal, so now I have to pop the outside seal out a little so the grease has somewhere to go when I'm flushing bearings...
As for checking fluids, I did check them pretty regularly until this last back problem,
And I lent my little Jeep out several times,
Looks like it was used MUCH harder than was reported.
Kerry has both diffs serviced, fresh gear lube in both,
Fresh pinion seals in tomorow,
Fresh U joint in front drive shaft,
Used, but good 20 Gal fuel tank and skid plate,
Fresh sending unit (Checked before install!)
Stand alone ignition featuring Motorcraft distributor and HEI module, E-core coil and we did our best to seal out some water in this coil!
I have freshly rebuilt front diff, everything new besides housing, carrier and ring/pinion,
New disc brakes in the front,
New springs with 3" lift
(I wanted smaller lift, but it was stock or 3"... Should have stayed stock after I've seen this thing on 31" tires!)
New rubber all the way around (Purchased before new springs or I would have gone 33" with this much lift)
New exhaust all the way back,
Serviced transmission, transfer case, rear differential with new pinion seal and new axle bearings & Seals...
And I'm adding a sway bar with disconnects I had laying around here (off of Kerry's Jeep) to improve the highway/side road manners of this little dude...)
Mine is also getting new fuel tank, skid plate, all new rear brakes (Except drums, never seemed to have been touched since the last brake job back in '73!
So I'm FINALLY going to have decent brakes, tires, ect. on the little jeep for the first time since I've owned it!
(And if it wasn't for Kerry, I wouldn't be getting this much done! Us two crippled bastards about make ONE 'Normal' person!)
Anyway, I'll be back on the road with the little jeep by the weekend,
And then we can start on the dedicated 'Off Roader'...
Which HAS been serviced since we drove though the floods last year!
Deep water = mandatory maintinance!
Maybe I'll even remember to put in my new speedometer cable this time around!