Mechanics

JEEP WAGONEER ENGINE PROBLEM

1961 Jeep Wagoneer

I have a 1953 jeep wagon, it will not start. It sounds like its out of time or the plug wires are on wrong. Can you tell me where the number one wire is on the cap. I know the firing order. Its a 161 hurricane. Thanks.
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Tim mckenzie
March 16, 2013.



HAS THIS PUPPY BEEN-A-RUNNIN' FOR YOU?

WHAT IS IT DOING ZACKLY?

ANY MODIFICATIONS?

STILL GOT POINTS?

DO YOU HAVE SPARK AT THE PLUGS?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THE ENGINE. OR DO I NEED TO SORTA GET IN THERE WITH YOU?

TOOLS?

DWELL/ TACH AND A TIMING LIGHT?

GIMME SOME HISTORY----LIKE THE WORKS!

INTENTIONS WITH HIM?

----YOU WON'T GET A "ONE LINER ANSWER" FROM ME

I'LL STICK WITH YOU TILL WE ARE DONE

PULL IT ON UP INTO MY GARAGE

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 16, 2013.
I plan on fixen her up and drive it. It has an in line 6 I be leave its a 161 or a 226, oh did I say its a flat head. It turns over really good but back fires out the exhaust and the carb like its out of time or the wires arnt on right.


Tiny
Tim mckenzie
Mar 16, 2013.
Yes I know my way around the engine. Im a sort of a mechanic. And I have most of the tools. Not modded in any way that I know of.


Tiny
Tim mckenzie
Mar 16, 2013.
One thing I cant find out is the firing order on the cap. Got new plugs and points. Was careful on how the wires went back on but didnt do any good. Didnt remove them from the cap. I know the firing order of it but dont know location of number one on the cap.


Tiny
Tim mckenzie
Mar 16, 2013.
BOSS I JUST STUMBLED ON YOU WHILE SURFING THE FORUMS I LIKE TO ANSWER

I'M SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING NOTIFIED WHEN YOU RESPOND.I'M NOT!

IN A FEW DAYS I WILL MOST LIKELY BE COVERED UP WITH EMAILS, LIKE THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED

DID YOU GET NOTIFIED WHEN I ANSWERED?

GOTTA MAKE WIFEY HAPPY RIGHT NOW WITH THE CHORE LIST.I WILL BE BACK TO GIVE YOU A REAL ANSWER REAL SOON

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 18, 2013.
NOT ENOUGH HISTORY. LAST TIME IT WORKED?

WERE YOU THERE?

OK I RECKON THE 1ST THING WE WANNA DO IS FIND "TDC". TOP DEAD CENTER

IS THIS A FLATHEAD, OR DOES IT HAVE OVER-HEAD VALVES

I HAVE A BOOK WITH MUCH OF THE SPECS.I'LL TRY TO IDENTIFY WHAT YOU HAVE

THESE ARE VERY SIMPLE ENGINES, AND WE OUGHTTA GET GOING EZily

VERIFY IF THE ENGINE HAS TIMING MARKS SIMILAR MINE

IF, SO LET'S MARK TDC ON THE FLYWHEEL. SO YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN IT APPEARS IN THE WINDOW

I'LL THEN CONTINUE TO EXPLAIN HOW WE ARE GOING TO CHECK/// FIX THE DISTRIBUTORS POSITION//// ROTOR BUTTON POSITION

WHEN I REPLACED MY CLUTCH AFTER 20 YEARS OF "LOYAL SERVICE"----I TOOK MANY PICS OF WHAT I WAS DOING (ACTUALLY THE THROW-OUT BEARING WENT OUT, I DID THE CLUTCH, SINCE I WAS ALREADY IN THERE. OTHER STILL LOOKED GOOD)

IN THE 1ST 2 PICS HERE, I DON'T HAVE THE STUFF INSTALLED ---BUT I LAID IT OUT LIKE IT WOULD SHOW, ONCE INSTALLED----MY STARTER'S HOLE IS AT THE TOP.3RD PIC IS BEFORE I REPLACED THE CLUTCH (THIS TIME)

GIMME INFO----WE KEEP GOING!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 18, 2013.
SOMETHING WENT WRONG AT OUR SITE--I HAVE NOT RECEIVED EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS FOR ACTIVITY ON POSTS SINCE THE 13th OF MARCH

I HAVE ANSWERED MANY, THE ONLY WAY I'M SEEING EVERYONE'S ANSWERS RIGHT NOW IS BY ACCIDENTALLY STUMBLING ONTO THEN WHILE I'M SURFING MY FAVORITE FORUMS

PLEASE ATTEMPT TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS AND HOPEFULLY I WILL GET NOTIFIED

I'D LIKE TO SEE PICS OF YOUR JEEP!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 22, 2013.