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Old 07-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default My 85 Cherokee w/motor rebuild & budget lift

Hello.

I just got my new 85 jeep Cherokee, well new to me. It was in good shape as you can see. But i still towed it home for 600 bucks. After I got it home i took a long look over everything and made a couple of choices. First was to pull up the auto and add a manual transmission. Then to rebuild the motor and carb.
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so after i got it home and a couple of shots i pulled the hood to see what i was working with.
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So after that i want to check ride height before i got into it. I know some where down the line i will lift her.Click the image to open in full size.
so i start to tear the transmission and the engine out. It was all easy going til we ran out of beer. here a shot with the motor in and the motor out. If you look at the transmission it has a manual now and no auto think god.
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So after i pulled it out and got it on the stand i started with the cleaning of the motor and parts and writing down what i needed and what it needs to have done. Don't mind the Hammer it was just to get some parts off. LOLClick the image to open in full size.
This thing was dirty as hell. Took me 3 can of oven cleaner. lolClick the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.
So after a day of cleaning everything and buying all kinds of new goodies for the motor new ring, bearings and seals and a couple more things i started getting it back together.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.
well, i did more just need to find the right camera with pictures. So keep coming by and i will so u the cheap 5 inch lift and the still have ton more fun in store for this one. MAYBE. no just kidding

Got anything You need to know ask I maybe able to help you out!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
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^Forgot to post.
Are you going to have the cylinders over-bored? Or at least checked for out of round and taper, and honed if within limits? Are you going for a stock rebuild or more performance? Just curious.
Nice looking Jeep and a good deal.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #5
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Welcome to Cf from Buck in western Washington state. Nice looking Jeep.

Anything else you wish to post about you XJ feel free to post it in the Cherokee Chat section. If you ever have any questins post them in the XJ/MJ Tech. section.
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My 85 is a 2.5L as well, runs good for having over 130k on the ticker. Kind of a dog in 4H, but 4L it's a little peppy. Although, the 33's probably don't help at all!
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Welcome dude from waaaay over here in the UK!!!
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