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    AS many of you know, I have the NP242 T-case under my 99XJ,


    ....And as lifts generally require, I had to do a Slip Yoke Elimination.....
    Unfortunately, for anything under 800 the only kit out there for the 242 is a Hack-n-Tap.
    Which is all fine and dandy.....I had done my research, prepared with all the necessary tools, and had plenty of time to take care of the task at hand.
    I measured twice and proceeded to my one cut....


    Everything was going great.... my cut was clean, square, and accurate.
    My drill was good, at the proper depth, and where it was supposed to be.
    The tapping of the output shaft was going as well as can be expected...."slow & steady wins the race..."
    I was about 95% done....I was thinking to myself...."OK...all I need is a few more threads and I should be good."
    I had plenty of cutting oil, and the threads were getting cut nice and clean.
    "1/4 turn in....back it almost all the way out....oil, go a 1/4 turn deeper...back it almost all the way out......oil....go a 1/4 turn deeper, repeat...."


    I was doing well, and almost at the end when good 'ol Murphy's Law deiced to plop its fat ass down next to me and piss on my parade.....
    "oh....I see you are doing a vital modification to your Jeep...."

    "and it appears as if you are at a critical moment...."

    "and I also see you are almost done......."

    "WELL......WE CANT HAVE THAT, NOW CAN WE?!?!?!?!?!"

    *S N A P*


    ....YUP....broke clean off.....


    That was fun!
    Finally tracked down a replacement shaft, and did it right the next time around, by putting the whole dam thing on a lathe....
    THANK YOU MURPHY!!!!!
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    While my 89 xj has ran great since I bought it, can't say the same for the wifes zj. It started skipping and sputtering as if the plugs were shot, so easy enough, changed them out, stopped for a few days, then back to skipping. Gradually getting to the point of cutting off in traffic, like it was loosing fuel, still in the back of my head thinking its in the ignition system. Well with the help of bad advice, on went a new coil, still skipped, new wires, still skipped. All the while i think CPS but the bad advice ppl kept saying fuel, dropped the tank, new pump and filter assembly, did good for a day. Finaly, the thing I thought of but was told no way, CPS. Hey fixed it, talk about an expensive and time consuming whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Here is another one from the life and times of Steve

    I used to have this CJ5.



    This is the only digital pic I have of it. The little guy got the hammer in the forehead in a previous post. It had a double tubed D44 front I made from scratch with a Powerlock in it, built V6, full float D44 rear with beefed up Powerlock and D18 tcase with special linkage. And last but not least, a custom set of springs I designed and Gabriel racing shocks, same shocks they were using on the Baja stuff.

    It was built for air, and as tough as you could make a Jeep. I was in a race, running last and needed to make some spectacular move coming up on the finish. Right before the finish line in front of the stands, there were two berms about two feet tall spaced about 35 feet apart. Everyone slowed way down for the berms and was grouped together. I saw my chance. I could hit the first one and get enough air to clear the second, shift out the front, saw the wheel to the left and hit the gas, drift through the last corner and finish first. So, pedal to the metal. I hit the first and up I went. The crowd was going wild .............. until I hit the top of the second berm. Missed clearing it by a foot. I hit hard enough it bent the front double tubed D44, but not to worry, still functional. But I managed to break the rotor inside the distributor. It started backfiring, slowed to a crawl, they all passed me again and I finished last.
    So that explains what ya said bout askin you about the D44 from the other thread
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    LOL, I always end up with left over parts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4Dalton View Post
    So that explains what ya said bout askin you about the D44 from the other thread
    Yup, ended up eating a little humble pie on that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Yup, ended up eating a little humble pie on that one
    Lol hey coulda been worse. Coulda been eatin the steering wheel by the sounds of the landing.
    Shot of Whiskey and a camp fire. Perfect night time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4Dalton View Post
    Lol hey coulda been worse. Coulda been eatin the steering wheel by the sounds of the landing.
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    About 10 years ago I replaced the starter on my dad's Ranger. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why it wasn't engaging and was just sitting there spinning... Took it to a shop and they charged a labor hour to swap the cables back onto the right posts. DUH!

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    I had basically done a top end rebuild to my Bronco II with one new to me head. I got everything buttoned up, double checked, filled with oil, tighten the belts, blah, blah, blah. Go to start it after a LONG process of this rebuild, and it turns over. Yay, one good thing down. It continues to turn over, but not start. Okay, well now I've screwed up. It doesn't run. Hopefully its something simple. I spent TWO DAYS adjusting timing, checking connectors, checking for spark... Oh wait, DOES IT HAVE FUEL IN IT?!?! Turns out it had a leak by the tank. DOH!!!

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    Well, onward. I used to have this pickup. It wasn't just any pickup, it was a Dodge civilian one ton. Taller than the ford high boys, and massive for a pickup. Straight C channel frame, NP205 tcase, front and rear D70s, Bud wheels, 13' brakes and a big block 383 with headers to push it down the road. It was long, 22 feet including a Braden PTO winch and a 9 foot bed on the back. It rode good considering, but I did a little suspension work on it so it would carry a 5K load comfortably in the corners and accelerate with that on any grade. It was big, black and people got out of the way for it.

    It was time to go get some wood, and just happened to be winter. I headed out in the snow to a clear cut in NW Oregon and headed for the landing where there were some nice green alder logs pulled up. Stuff cuts and splits easy. But there was this Nissan pickup in the way. I was very indignant. He finally quit hogging the road so I could get by. He was using his toy chain saw and cutting up little stuff while I got my Stihl saw out and went to work. An hour and a half later, it was time to go. And what was in my way, that puny little Nissan again. He was creeping ever so slowly. Didn't want to hurt that baby, it was squatting with a little wood in the back and doing a good prerunner imitation. By the time we got to the highway I was frustrated. He wouldn't let me pass him. We were at the bottom of a four lane grade. So when we pulled out, I opened it up and let it roar. Left him at the bottom wondering what happened. I hit 60 mph at the top and all of the sudden, huge cloud of steam. Pulled over at the crest and watched that darn little toy pickup go by. I blew a hole in a softplug and it squirted on the hot headers. So I coasted down to the bottom and stopped at a loggers place, borrowed a #12 sheet metal screw, filled it up and drove home. Humble pie again.

    But all was not a loss. He had an extensive collection of Ford Edsels
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    Went wheeling one day with my lady at the time. (No longer called a lady) So my compass. With the suction cup keeps falling off the windshield. She says" piece of !&% wont stick to anything. So of course I had to prove her wrong and stuck it to my forhead. Stayed there just fine. Pulled it off and had a perfectly round 1.5" hicky that stayed for about a week. Try. Explaining that to the guys on the job site.

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    LOL, hard hat time
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    One day I decided to gave my boat a tune up, new plugs wires cap rotor and points (remember those?)
    After I finished I turned the key, crank, crank, crank no start. So I did a few checks . No Spark. I pulled of the distro cap. The points gap looks good. Tested the coil It all looked good. Scratching my head I gave up for the day.
    After a few days I got the itch to go out on the boat. I decided to pony up and take it to the marina. I hooked the trailer checked the lights all looked good. I went in the house to grab my wallet. Where I was met by an angry wife. Scolding me
    “How many times have I told you to empty your pockets before you put your pants n the hamper, I found this in the dryer ?”
    She was holding the distro rotor. All 4 times I had the cap off I never noticed it was missing. I popped it in and it fired right up. And since it was all trailered up…. Off to lake I went.

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    under the dash doing something to do with cb ...flicked screw driver up outta me way ....nice shot...




    after i fitted first set of muddies ..could do skids on the grass with me old a/t...not this time , she gripped up and put me mates 33s through the rear window............i thought it funny.......


    keeping it red........

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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

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    Geezzzz you blokes ...

    All this fuss and bother .... over stuff that Ive just come to expect as daily occurrences ..


    I hate watching simplicity and reliability being ruined by bureaucracy and technology.

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    If my jeep is going to be a grocery getter it's at least going to be a friggin awesome one.

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