SheepnJeep's CJ-3A Thread

SheepnJeep

Active member
Another update from this fall. Added a second hand long tube header and had one heck of a time getting it in there. There are now plenty of dents in the header to clear everything. I figured it to be a drop in at first... boy was I wrong! Also took the opportunity to adjust the valves at this time.







My apologies for the poor photos, couldn't bear to get my greasy mitts all over a nicer camera.

The good news is that power is definitely up! Much better acceleration. The bad news is that now I'm flowing much more air through and I'm starving for fuel on the top end. Not much adjustability on an older Carter carb so I may have to switch to something with changeable jets. It also has vapor lock issues with such a close proximity to the fuel system. I wish I had taken the time to heat wrap the header before installing it, will be a fussy job to do now. May also create a heat shield for the fuel pump.

-Jesse
 

Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
Have you considered an electric fuel pump? I used to be plagued by vapor lock problems, the electric pump helped big time. You could either do one in line with your mech pump and just switch it on when necessary to provide additional pressure, or you could delete the mech pump completely and rely solely on the electric.
 

SheepnJeep

Active member
Have you considered an electric fuel pump? I used to be plagued by vapor lock problems, the electric pump helped big time. You could either do one in line with your mech pump and just switch it on when necessary to provide additional pressure, or you could delete the mech pump completely and rely solely on the electric.
I have been thinking about it but haven't found a good low pressure regulator to match the stock carburetor. I am seeing in a summit catalog that a company called Quickfuel Technology makes a pretty good looking 1 to 4 PSI regulator that I might try. Or Holley makes one at a little more cost that works from 1-4 PSI as well.

Maybe what I will do is swap to a Weber carb for more adjust-ability and go with an electric fuel pump at that time. I suppose I could put a mechanical pump in my tool box for emergencies. I would like to build a throttle body efi system, but I worry about it breaking down. If I couldn't figure out what was wrong it would be dead in the water. At least if a carb isn't working correctly it still tends to work.

I'm also passively looking for a good cylinder head to have milled down for a little higher compression. And aluminum one would be amazing but so is the price. I'm not looking to turn my jeep into a hot rod, just bump up the numbers a little so that I can run down the road comfortably in overdrive.


And yes Redline, felt like it was finally time to update my own thread!
 
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Dr. Marneaus

Station Wagoneer
I have been thinking about it but haven't found a good low pressure regulator to match the stock carburetor. I am seeing in a summit catalog that a company called Quickfuel Technology makes a pretty good looking 1 to 4 PSI regulator that I might try. Or Holley makes one at a little more cost that works from 1-4 PSI as well.

Maybe what I will do is swap to a Weber carb for more adjust-ability and go with an electric fuel pump at that time. I suppose I could put a mechanical pump in my tool box for emergencies. I would like to build a throttle body efi system, but I worry about it breaking down. If I couldn't figure out what was wrong it would be dead in the water. At least if a carb isn't working correctly it still tends to work.

I'm also passively looking for a good cylinder head to have milled down for a little higher compression. And aluminum one would be amazing but so is the price. I'm not looking to turn my jeep into a hot rod, just bump up the numbers a little so that I can run down the road comfortably in overdrive.


And yes Redline, felt like it was finally time to update my own thread!
I felt the same way about EFI, that it would be a weak link.

After my carb caused either severe drivability issues or stopped me dead in my tracks numerous times over the years, an opportunity for EFI came along and I jumped on it. While it does still have hiccups from time to time, it doesnt exhibit any of the issues my carb did in various situations.
 

SheepnJeep

Active member
I'm not ruling out the possibility, I'm just remaining a skeptic for now!

Did you use a kit or build your own system?
 

SheepnJeep

Active member
Got a PM asking for more details on how the winch in the front is tucked into the bumper, so I'll just post the photos here for all to see.





Here is a clear shot of how the winch is tucked in. There is a big hole in the back of the bumper for the worm drive part of the winch to fit into, and the bottom has been cut as well.



The whole bumper is actually moved back about 1-1/2 to 2 inches from the stock location
 

blauvelt

Observer
Out of curiousity, where did you find the winch...any secrets? or just dogged perseverance. I am on the hunt for one for my '61 Landy. Found a couple of early Warn "Belviews" winches, but as I am in Houston, kinda want a bit of local history.

It is a Koenig King 100 A frame model with an electric gearbox. The one in the rear is the same King 100 but a C model which is more low profile.

Koenig is actually still in business in Texas under the name RKI http://www.rki-us.com/products.aspx?sec=c&cat=5


 

SheepnJeep

Active member
Out of curiousity, where did you find the winch...any secrets? or just dogged perseverance. I am on the hunt for one for my '61 Landy. Found a couple of early Warn "Belviews" winches, but as I am in Houston, kinda want a bit of local history.

Keep an eye out for stuff like this :

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/5987543350.html


My dad bought a Willys for $400, took off the PTO fittings, and sold the rest at a profit. Free PTO. I later found the Koenig C model winch in the back there by searching craigslist for PTO winches. It was pretty affordable since it looked greasy and terrible and had a weird frame on it. I think then my dad also found the front electrically powered winch by surfing craigslist. I guess I don't remember who found that one...
Point is, be open to taking what you can get to find all the parts and pieces. I didn't just buy the whole setup in one fell swoop. That is not impossible mind you, just might take forever to become available. Once I knew what model # parts I wanted it became fairly easy to pick them out in photos and such.

You could even post a WTB on any of these sites:


http://www.cj3b.info/


http://www.thecj2apage.com/


http://www.cj3apage.com/cgi-bin/3Ayabb26/YaBB.pl


http://www.ewillys.com/


Who knows, maybe a jeep guy has bought up land rover stuff and would be willing to part with it? The winches are all the same but the vehicle fittings are specific.

Hope that gives you some ideas!
 

blauvelt

Observer
That is what I had been doing!! the long dedicated hunt.

I was unaware that Koenig had made winches, not just PTO's. There is a mate to yours outside Dallas, it appears to be missing all the motor and drive bits. Going to search around and see if anyone carries the bits and pieces.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/5991391743.html

Keep an eye out for stuff like this :

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/5987543350.html


My dad bought a Willys for $400, took off the PTO fittings, and sold the rest at a profit. Free PTO. I later found the Koenig C model winch in the back there by searching craigslist for PTO winches. It was pretty affordable since it looked greasy and terrible and had a weird frame on it. I think then my dad also found the front electrically powered winch by surfing craigslist. I guess I don't remember who found that one...
Point is, be open to taking what you can get to find all the parts and pieces. I didn't just buy the whole setup in one fell swoop. That is not impossible mind you, just might take forever to become available. Once I knew what model # parts I wanted it became fairly easy to pick them out in photos and such.

You could even post a WTB on any of these sites:


http://www.cj3b.info/


http://www.thecj2apage.com/


http://www.cj3apage.com/cgi-bin/3Ayabb26/YaBB.pl


http://www.ewillys.com/


Who knows, maybe a jeep guy has bought up land rover stuff and would be willing to part with it? The winches are all the same but the vehicle fittings are specific.

Hope that gives you some ideas!
 
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SheepnJeep

Active member
That is what I had been doing!! the long dedicated hunt.

I was unaware that Koenig had made winches, not just PTO's. There is a mate to yours outside Dallas, it appears to be missing all the motor and drive bits. Going to search around and see if anyone carries the bits and pieces.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/5991391743.html

That winch is complete, it could be run from a PTO that way. You could either find the crankshaft driven gearbox for that, or use a PTO and find/make a driveshaft to the stub shaft on the winch.








The crankshaft driven setup is very cool, yet insanely complicated. Here is an example of how it works on a Willys jeep:
https://cj3b.info/Tech/KoenigCrankshaftWinch.html



You could attempt buying the gearbox from this winch and seeing if it still fits the old winch case:
http://www.rki-us.com/products.aspx?sec=t&cat=5&type=14

Looks about the same as the gearbox on mine. You would in that case remove the collar around the stub shaft and that shaft pokes through into the box, with a big gear getting put on it.

Or you could just cut out the middle and buy a whole RKI winch brand new ha ha. :elkgrin:
 
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