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mr.mindless

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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2020, 09:30:31 AM »
Mark is right.

Water pump leaking after run time and trans check.
Trans seems marginal.

Shifter wouldn’t reach low. It’s in low now with no linkage installed.
Rear brakes are gone. Front has a seized caliper and are super tight.
Was evaluating trans before patching frame.
Pretty sure I’ll be last owner on this one and it’s scrap sooner or later. Engine runs real rich or burns oil. Smoky.
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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2020, 10:34:16 PM »


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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2020, 08:55:57 AM »
Patch frame tonight. Hopefully test with tonight’s snow. If the trans seems okay, use it.
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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2020, 11:12:16 PM »
Yup, brakes are fucked.

Trans seems fine. Stalled when shifting before it warmed up. One headlight. One brake. One parking lot and one driveway.

Have 2-3” now. Fine for proof of concept, and concept seems proved-ish.

I’d throw front brakes on it if the rotors weren’t behind the hub face. I can deal with caliper bolts but not unit bearings. Maybe knuckle swap from a parts truck? Ball joints might be replaceable. Not much else is.



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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2020, 08:12:02 AM »
o my.


this hog have working defrost?

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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2020, 10:15:04 AM »
heat works wipers work and a couple lights work (plow frame lights need to be rewired)
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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2020, 10:16:55 AM »
i just hooked up my plow.  just in time for UPS guy im sure he appreciated that even though only about 2-3" fluff here maybe

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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2020, 10:47:32 AM »
i just hooked up my plow.  just in time for UPS guy im sure he appreciated that even though only about 2-3" fluff here maybe

What do you use to plow now that ford tow truck is gone?

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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2020, 11:33:46 AM »
the daily driver Grand Cherokee on 35 SCRs.
I can't believe that thing has had the staying power it has.
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Re: Plowpile for mikemike
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2020, 05:21:17 PM »
i only put about 1000 miles on the ZJ this year, really have been driving hot rods a lot.

if it had a new torqe converter and a pair of front seats it would be a 4K jeep.  i have about 1200 total cost into it after it got a full front end rebuild and windshield last year.