Ignition problem, no spark to the distributor cap?

Tiny
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Well I went to the junkyard today, only had 1 jeep (yj wrangler) so most of what I was hoping for was a bust. But as I searched the junkyard I found plenty of mid 90's cherokees with the 242 I6 motor so I had looked at their distributor pickup connectors and VOILA! There it was. Not identical, but 3 wires and a good connector piece. So I snapped it off gave the guy a buck and was on my way. Came home, installed it, and it started up alot faster than how it was wired before this. Not much accomplished, but it was an important fix. Got to call the day early, such a shame since its absolutely beautiful out. But time to go to work. And I have off all day tomorrow, so maybe ill stop and get a can of that truck bed liner tonight after work and start with that tomorrow since it should be nice enough out for it to dry. Thats all for now!

And thanks for your help with my other jeep. I never even thought of that. It makes sense that it would run fine for a few minutes before the float had emptied enough for it to start acting like that.
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
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Well I surely made a mess today. Went out and got the herculiner kit last night and tackled that today, its some rough stuff on the hands. Nearly impossible to get off. But it came out real nice. That was all for today. Nothing tomorrow, have to work all day. But maybe this weekend ill get those wheel locks off. Going to try to use the craftsman warranty to get them off. Ill be back again to update over the weekend.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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I HATE WEARING THEM RUBBER GLOVES TOO! I HATE MY HANDS TO GET SWEATY INSIDE OF THEM.

SOON I WILL HAVE THE NEED TO WEAR THEM WHEN I FIBERGLASS THE BACK SIDES OF WHERE THE RUST EAT (ATE) OUT UNDER MY DRIVER'S DOOR. IN MY PIC (FURTHER BACK), I JUST HAD GROUND IT OUT, IT DID NOT APPEAR AS BAD AS IT REALLY WAS, THE RUST AND PAINT SORTA HID THE ACTUAL EXTENT OF THE RUST DAMAGE. AFTER I GOT IT TO "BARE METAL" I SPRAYED IT WELL WITH "RUST TRANSFORMER" TO HOPEFULLY KILL THE RUST ACTION TILL I CAN GET IT GLASSED AND BONDO-ED. MAYBE MY NEXT DAY OFF.

IT IS LOOKIN' REALLY NICE!

SO. THE WRANGLER IS NOT STARVING FOR FUEL NOW? THE REGULATOR NUMBERS DON'T NECESSARILY "JIVE" WITH THE ACTUAL PRESSURE THAT MAKES IT THRU THEM (HENCE THE LITTLE FUEL GAUGE I INSTALLED BETWEEN IT AND MY CARB, I TRUST THE GAUGE MORE THAN THE REG SETTINGS)

JUST SOME INFO THAT MIGHT BE GOOD TO KNOW----IMMA A PLUMBER (SERVICE IS MY THING, STARTED IN 1989) I CANNOT FIND A LOCAL PLUMBER TO HIRE ME, IN THE 'BAMA ECONOMIC SYSTEM WE HAVE NOW.I WAS OUT WITH A BROKEN FOOT (DONE AT WORK) WITH COMPLICATIONS, MY EMPLOYER LAID ME OFF, SOON AS I GOT OFF OF THE 1.5 YEARS OF WORKERS COMP (RELEASED BY DOC) I WENT ON UNEMPLOYMENT TILL IT WAS ALMOST EXHAUSTED. I HAVE SINCE GOTTEN A PART-TIME JOB WITH "ADVANCE AUTO", EVEN THOUGH PAY IS ABOUT 1/3 WHAT I GOT PLUMBING, IT IS A "CLEAN, SORTA EZ JOB", I LIKE DEALING WITH PEOPLE, THE CASH REGISTER IS A TRIP TO ATTEMPT TO LEARN ALL THE PROCEDURES.

THE "UPS" OF THIS IS I CAN LEARN SOME STUFF ABOUT NEWER VEHICLES, I GET A 20% DISCOUNT---FOUND OUT A FEW THINGS THAT WILL HELP ANYONE. THEY WILL TAKE IN "USED MOTOR OIL" (SAVES TIME DUMPING IT AT THE LANDFILL COLLECTION POINT) AND FOR US "CHEAPSKATES" THEY SELL "GOOD" USED BATTERIES FOR ABOUT $34 (COUPLED WITH MY 20%, IT WILL HELP WHEN IN A BIND) THEY ALSO SELL "OLD-NEW BATTERIES" (ON SHELF OVER A YEAR) AT DISCOUNT PRICES (WARRANTY UNKNOWN AT THIS POINT). INFO THAT IS NOT REALLY ADVERTISED, THOUGHT IT MIGHT HELP

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok so I found a way to get those lock nuts off without ordering anything. Took my 4 way lug wrench and found one of those that fit snug over them, gave it a whack or 2 with a hammer and turned em loose. Just enough to free them than I shimmied the wrench back and forth to work its way off the lug nut. Went all the way around and broke them all loose. Now that ive got that done I jacked up the rear, and removed my rear pass. Side tire. Not that it makes a significant difference on which side, but im having trouble removing this black cover. Looks like a dust cover of some type. My haynes manual isnt any help with it, only says to remove it. Is there a special trick to this that im oblivious to? It looks like that has to come off first before the drum can come off. So until I get this off im stuck where I am. Any ideas?
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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Scratch that. Got it done. Rear brakes were in like new condition, so ill leave them be. Wheel cylinders are still good. Bled the brakes and now theyre good to go! So much better looking than I had expected. Gonna check out the front brakes probably tomorrow and bleed them just to be safe.

Next steps: put seats back in, fix exhaust, than register/insure/ and inspect. Should be fun!
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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BEEN LOOKIN' TO SEE IF EVERYTHING'S GOOD TO GO

YOU GOT IT GOING SO WELL, I SORTA FEEL LEFT OUT, I DIDN'T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO ANSWER ABOUT THE BRAKE DRUM!

KEEP IT GOING, I'M SORTA IMPRESSED BY YOUR FORTITUDE

ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH THE O2 SENSOR JETTING/ TUNING METHOD?

THE PICS ARE MY M-416 AND MY GRANDSON, ALTHOUGH IT IS NEWER THAN THE WW II BANTAM TRAILER (ROUND FENDERS), THE "HALF HEXAGON" M-416 FENDERS SORTA GO ALONG WITH "WILLY'S" FRONT FENDERS.I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS TO BE PLEASED ANYWAY!

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 3:55 AM
Tiny
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Well shes almost ready. Keyword being almost. I got the exhaust done over the weekend. Sounds nice. Took it for another drive the other day. Drove like a champ. Definately have to fine tune the carb, idle speed sand figure out the issue with the choke.

As I was giving it a lookover the other day I noticed how terrible the condition of the windshield frame is. Its almost rotted through around the entire bottom, just abover where it mounts to the body. So I spent about 20 minutes on the trusty craigslist and found a windshield frame 10 minuted from home. Went and picked it up today. The frame is in PERFECT condition but the glass it shattered. But thats alright cuz the glass thats on the jeep is good so ill just swap them. And while ill have the glass out of the frame ill give it some fresh paint and do some rust preventative work. Ive heard that if you put paint such as rustoleum in the inside than turn the frame every which way itll coat the inside pretty nice. I might give that a shot. And I found some good directions for switching the glass. Any pointers on this step?
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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Something else I thought of after I posted the last one. The guy I bought the windshield frame off of also has hard doors for sale. Theyre rough tho. He says the track is messed up and they only go down a few inches before it wont turn anymore. Any idea what causes that, and how hard/expensive it would be to fix or replace?
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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YES--I HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES---IT WOULD BE BEST IF I DID SOME PHONE COMMO TO EXPLAIN. STILL GOT MY NUMBER? OR WANT ME TO EMAIL IT AGAIN.I DO NOT HAVE TO WORK TOMORROW

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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All of the glass removal was done while we were on the phone. In the one pic you can see what I meant by prying in the top corners, and than adding screwdrivers and pry bars all across the top. As simple as one small push on each corner and the center one it just dropped right down out of the frame. Well of course with plenty of window cleaner I used as a lubricant between the frame and the seal. That was the first thing I found in a spray bottle and figured it would work. Ill have to try that method on getting the other glass out. Although I might just get a new windshield because of the chips in it shown in the last 2 pics. One on each side of the glass.
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
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It just wouldnt go through with all the pictures attached so heres the rest of them
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 2:31 AM
Tiny
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THAT SURE DOES LOOK A LOT EZer THAN THE WAY I HAVE BEEN DOING IT!

KEEP THE UPDATES COMING---I KNOW I WAS PROBABLY BORING ON THE PHONE, BUT I DO ENJOY TALKING TO SOMEONE WHO IS NOT "JEEP IGNORANT"

I'LL BE HAPPY TO SEE IT WHEN IT'S ROAD TRIP READY!

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 2:36 AM
Tiny
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Yeah it was really simple. Starting at the top on the corners, putting 2 pry points on each side than one in the center and working each way so that none of the seal was still pushing tight on the frame, plus plenty of the window cleaner sprays between the seal and frame. Than once they were all in there I gave the corners and center pry points all a small push down and it fell right out. Than did the same on the bottom of it, of course that was alot easier. The bottom was more of just breaking the seal off the frame for how long its been on there.
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 2:40 AM
Tiny
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IF I REMEMBER WELL ENOUGH--THIS ARE PICS OF THE CONSOLE (20MM AMMO CAN W/ LOCK AND CUSHION) MY CONVEX MIRROR (AFTERMARKET STAINLESS) REMOVABLE CANOE/ LUMBER/ PIPE RACK/ STEERING GEAR BRACE (MODIFIED ANGLE IRON) THIS REMOVES PLAY FROM THE FRAME TWISTING---STORAGE BOX MY REAR SEAT SITS ON TOP OF (ABOUT A 4" SEAT LIFT)
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 3:55 AM
Tiny
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THEY ALL WOULDN'T FIT THE 1ST TIME

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 4:20 AM
Tiny
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Well I started looking at that windshield frame and realized its gonna need some parts swapping. The wiper linkage is broken for the pass. Side wiper blade, and the wiper motor doesnt work. So ill be pulling that out of the old frame and swapping that over before I install it. Plus paint and installation of new glass. But im unsure of how the wiper linkage comes off, have you done this before? Ill attach pics to show you where I need to disconnect the linkage.

Pic 1: broken pass side linkage
pic 2: screwdriver is pointing to the piece that holds the linkage to go through to the outside to control the wiper blade. Any idea how this disconnects?
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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SORTA LOOKS LIKE THE CLIP IS MISSING----WILL IT PULL APART?

MINE ARE SORTA FOLDED OVER SPRING STEEL---YOU PULL IT OPEN LIKE A TACO--THEN SLIDE IT OFF

IT'S 22:30 HERE--I'VE BEEN REALLY BUSY TODAY--CHORES/ WORK/ REPLACE VALVE STEM ON MR. JEEP (HAD FLAT BEFORE I GOT IN HIM TO GO TO WORK, VALVE STEM SORTA BROKE IN HALF)

I'D ALMOST BET YOU JUST "WENT FOR IT" AND THE WIPER TASK IS DONE!

THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU ON INSTALLATION IS---MAKE SURE NOTHING IS BENT (EVEN SLIGHTLY) WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS WHERE THE "PIVOT SHAFT" GOES THRU THE SHEET METAL FRAME. THE PIVOT SHAFT ASSEMBLY WILL SORTA "TWIST OR ROCK" IN THE THIN METAL OF THE WINDSHIELD FRAME----THE METAL WILL FATIGUE---IT WILL EVENTUALLY "TEAR" AROUND THE PIVOT----OR THE LINKAGES WILL SUDDENLY BEND OR CRIMP OVER, WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE PIVOTS WILL BIND THEN BEND FRAME AROUND IT. THIS WILL KINDA MAKE THE FRAME LOOK LIKE A CHAMELEON EYE BALL----THE METAL WILL BE SO FATIGUED, TAPPING IT BACK IN PLACE WILL ONLY RESULT IN A FEW MINUTES OF OPERATION---THEN ANOTHER CHAMELEON EYE BALL!

YES YOU WILL BE WAY OFF---AND IT WILL POUR RAIN 24 HOURS STRAIGHT

I ALWAYS USE "RAIN-X"---KEEP THE WIPING TO A MINIMUM

I SORTA KNOW THIS 1ST HAND, AND FROM OTHER PEOPLES JEEPS

WHEN I DEVELOPED THE LIZARD EYE BALLS AND TEARS---I LOCATED ANOTHER RUSTY WORTHLESS FRAME. RUSTED TERRIBLY AROUND THE HINGES

USING THE DONOR FRAME, I CUT OUT THE PIVOT HOLES IN A "DECORATIVE FASHION", THEN ENLARGED MY OLD HOLES, AND I RIVETED THEM OVER THE SCREWED UP HOLES (YOU MIGHT WANNA SAVE YOUR OLD ONES, FOR FUTURE USE. IF NEED BE!

LOOK AT HOW I DID MINE IN ORDER TO NOT BUY THE WHOLE WINDSHIELD FRAME! MAY BE HARD TO SEE, I PAINTED THEM THE SAME COLOR, I INSTALLED BOTH TO KEEP IT SYMMETRICAL. THE DRIVERS SIDE WAS MY PROBLEM CHILD

ONE LAST BIT OF ADVICE. NEVER STICK YOUR FINGERS IN THE OVAL HOLES. WHILE THE WIPERS ARE RUNNING OR MESSING UP. DON'T EVEN ASK ABOUT THE STITCHES OR HOW LONG I SCREAMED LIKE A LITTLE GIRL, BEFORE AND AFTER I GOT 'EM OUT OF THE HOLE.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 3:06 AM
Tiny
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Wow, first time actually looking thru that link with an intended purpose and that thing surely is nice. Any idea what this is based off of and if I can order a paper version of it? If your unsure dont worry about researching it, ill do it another night. Definately busts my idea of just pulling and ripping. Thats the natural mindset of a teenager, but for some odd reason my brain tells me not to do that. So instead I go inside and look through my book and check the time and realize that ive got 20 minutes to get to work. Lol. So I hadnt gotten very far today, I did pull down the windshield frame off the jeep to compare to. But didnt do much with it. All visual work today. And work all day tomorrow, than road trip tomorrow night and saturday. Ill come back with tons of pictures, going to hit a junkyard with TONS of jeeps in there. Mostly older cj5's & 7's. Even about a dozen of the old mail style cj's. You'd be in heaven!

Since you mention it, I do recall one lizard eye ball, might reinforce both though since I have it off and am already doing some work to it. But opposite yours, where the pass. Side is the problem. I could use any scrap metal layin around to cover them with, I doubt ill have enough good metal from the old frame to even scrap it! Its REALLY bad. Will take pics to show you as I work it off of there.

Had a slight issue with one of those torx head bolts that held the windshield to the inside of the truck. So I went at it with my drill and drilled the head off so it would let go. But the soonest any more work will get done is saturday evening, or sunday.
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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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THAT LINK IS ACTUALLY SCANNED COPIES OF THE AMC JEEP SERVICE MANUALS AND OTHER MANUALS TOO

I HAVE THE 1979 PAPER MANUAL--IT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PHONE-BOOK, AND 2+ INCHES THICK....IT IS BY FAR THE BEST MANUAL I OWN, I WISH I HAD TAKEN CARE OF IT SINCE 1983. IT SHOWS HOW TO TEST EVERYTHING... UNFORTUNATELY THE LINK'S SCANS BLURS THE DIAGRAMS, BUT BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS!!! IF YOU NEED SOMETHING BETTER QUALITY, IF IT'S IN MY MANUAL, I CAN MAYBE EMAIL YOU A BETTER PAGE FROM MINE

I DON'T KNOW IF I SENT THIS--TOO LAZY TO GO BACK AND LOOK--EZer TO SEND IT AGAIN...SEE OCTOBER 16TH IN THIS POST---THIS IS "POOR MAN'S IMPACT WRENCHING"...A REAL IMPACT WILL STRIP OR BREAK STUFF!!

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/2008-saturn-outlook-remove-rr-brake-rotor-outlook-necessary-torx-retainer-same-o

As I remove these EVIL fasteners, I replace them with "REAL" hex headed bolts.....Even the stainless ones on my windshield hinges, etc. Before I install aftermarket stuff that comes with these pathetic fasteners, THE Torx stuff, gets thrown across the woods, real hex is installed instead!

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 3:13 AM
Tiny
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I do remember you posting that link before, good thing you reposted it because I was trying to remember how you had it set up, but couldnt find the link again. Drilling it out works too, when in desperate situations.

Hit the junkyard today, and got some more stuff. Got some really neat pics, think youll be impressed with my findings. Theres a ROUGH loooking cj5 that im falling in love with more and more each time I go there. But its getting worse and worse.

Pic 1&2: how many postal jeeps can you spot?
Pic 3, 4, 5: OLD willys overland
pic 6, 7: OLDDDD willys, im sure your more familiar with the style than I am. Im thinking that its a CJ3A? Im not sure, havent done squat with them before
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