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The $150 Comanche

Old 02-11-2017, 12:31 PM
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i just wanted to share some of my findings after I got my Comanche home and first start Loaded on the car dolly
Pulled nicely behind my 98 xj
As soo as I got it started I noticed right away something was wrong (not surprised at all) after letting it idle for a while and the sound still persisting I decided to take the valve cover and see what was going on.... well.... it didn't take long to figure out why it was making so much noise lol
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:33 PM
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Now I'm waiting on some new push rods lol they are supposed to come in tonight though!!!
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Dang that's crazy! You might want to heck the lifters though too could have been a failed lifter that cause that rod to jar around and bend
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:54 PM
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You are correct!!! turns out the lifter and the cam wiped, the lifter wore all the way through the bottom and had a little hole in it causing the lifter to loose pressure. PLANNING ON BUYING A COMP CAM THIS WEEK!!


Pulled the head to change the lifter found out the cam and lifter wiped



The bad lifter
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Give us some details on this, backstory and such. Was it a state vehicle? How did you come by a $150 MJ man!?
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Give us some details on this, backstory and such. Was it a state vehicle? How did you come by a $150 MJ man!?
It was a city owned vehicle about 2 hours north of me (wapakoneta Ohio) it has about 146 thousand miles its two wheel drive (unfortunately) it has the Dana 35 rear axle. A friend of a friend works for the city of wapakoneta and sold it to my friend for $150 because it had supposedly jumped time (it did not jump time). Long story short my buddy decided he didn't want to take on the project so he passed it on to me for the same price he paid for it. It now has a comp extreme 4x4 cam lifter and double timing chain in it and seems to run really well now !!!!







The new cam



After I sanded the deck flat











Waiting on a new transmission range sensor (I broke the old one trying to clean it lol now it's dead in the water) and a picture of my daily

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Nice Score! Some body work and routine maintenance, and thatl be a good little rig!
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Very nice!
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Neat pickup!
im over on the other side of Columbus (South of Zanesville) and i know where there is one MJ in a junkyard if you need MJ-specific parts.

What year is it?
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Thanks guys!!!!!! It's a 1989 by the way
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Excited to see where this goes!
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Wow, great deal for 150.00. It was nice of your friend to pass the deal on to you.
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