I fired up my CJ5 for the first time in about 3 years today . Runs good BUT there are a few things concerning me . First issue , I had the distributor out one notch , fixed that . Runs great ! In fact with the 270 Comp Cam on that fresh 304 , man that thing screams !!! I took it down the road a ways and am just barking the tires everywhere . I just love it !!!
Ok , back to reality , it`s not
charging ! If I take the + cable off the battery it dies . It`s a 79 with the big Delco alt. There are 2 wires that plug into the alt. , one heavy red and a lighter guage one . I tried them in both postions but it didnt seem to make the guage come to life . If I add another battery ( with jumper cables) the volt guage in the Jeep jumps to 12 volts . I know it should be at about 14 when running . What is a good way to test the alt. in the vehicle ? Any ideas on this one ?
Question 2 : The carb is a 2100 MC , I dont seem to be getting any vacuum on the 2 small vac. ports on the carb base . My distributor draws vacuum from this source so I don`t think my vacuum advance is working right . Should carb vacuum ( on this carb ) be present at idle ? I have lots of manifold vacuum , which I tried on the distributor but the Jeep seems to run rough when I rev it up then .
I know this is long winded but am looking for any ideas and would appreciate any help guys . Thanks
Jeff 79 CJ5 304
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