Just fitting up the flywheel and looking at the starter ring, the teeth are a bit chewed....just a bit....
So naturally I don't wanna fit the sucker only to find the rest strip off......
Anyone that's seen a chewed starter ring will know that the ring usually gets chewed on one side......
So I'm thinking of removing the ring, flipping it and refitting it.....
But my questions are:
Is this doable?
Can I just pound it off & back on?
Or maybe a bit of heat to help?
The heat trick is the way to go Wooders. I have done this before in my trade but not on cars.
Use the oxy and mount the flywheel so the ring can be heated and tapped downwards.
Heat the ring to refit but not to much in the one spot.
Yeah was thinking oxy and slight tapping to remove.....To remount was thinking of warming the ring whilst cooling the flywheel...but wasn't sure if it should have been pressed on/off (& don't have a press ...yet )
I have seen my father do this on his trucks a few years ago. You would notice that the ring gear gets much more wear in some spots than others as this is where the engine stops on the compresion stroke. Just heat with oxy and knock off ring gear and move it around about half the distance to the next worn spot and knoch back on again before it cools down(use brass drift as gear is brittle). Next time it needs to done flip the ring gear over and get two goes at that side as well
Onto the Interior - love that shag-pile carpe held on by liquid nails.......Mental note - never use the wire brush on the grinder to remove the liquid nails without suitable breather apparatis (man that made me sick)....
Doors & seats gone
And the interior just about gutted
The boss back on the grinder.....
Well these are the old pics - will snap some fresh ones over the next few days
Wooders what the hell, is that your missus working with power tools on a jeep!
Surely this is one of the signs that the apocalypse is upon us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How the hell did you do that? ....................must be drugs, my missus would still be on the ground in hysterics laughing at me if I suggested that.
My G-d man, shes a keeper.
Wooders put the flywheel in the deep freeze over night be fore refitting the ring gear and only get it out after you have heated the ring gear ready for refitting Leaving it in over nite will give it time to fully cool down and shrink You will need to be fairly quick at getting it back in place Take note of the r/gears position ie. distance from edge of flywheel before removal then when refitting set up r/gear to same distance all round to keep it square Also put match marks on flywheel & ring gear for refiting
The first bit she asked if she could do it, and in the second pic she wanted to help....
I don't know if I'd go as far to say she enjoyed it, but when she offers to help I generally let her try - also if she decides she's had enough that's fine too.....Besides I already knew she was a keeper
Thanks, what you've described is exactly what I was thinking - but wanted a sanity check first....Although I'm still not sure that I'm sane
There was a LOT of crap up behind the guards, some rust and other stuff I just don't wanna know....but the plan is to respray the old girl too - so I'm currently painting the inner guards (there wasn't much paint left on them)....also removing the inner guards gave me more room to cut off the original motor mounts.
Similar deal with the doors etc...
love the job,, wish i could help,, I'd kill for J20 to do up..... Wooders..
am in the middle of my second CJ7,, a 1979 modle..
keep us posted mate.... are u going to do a total respray too?
hope so... will be great to see it on the road ..
please keep us posted...
Yup I've repainting - although some of it won't be sprayed - instead just think brush
Biggest issue right now is having the time to work on it......
Oh yeah whilst winching it about on the driveway on the weekend - I broke something....Not sure what yeah but something made a very loud & unhealthy crack
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