Originally Posted by Bummer
Very lucky wife!
What does she have planned for her CJ-5?
At this point the plan is to get it running right, then to drive it for awhile & decide where to go after she's gotten a feel for it. The way she talks right now, it may never touch dirt again.
Hopefully she'll get over that thought. We're keeping an eye out for a top. It has a frame for a soft top, but I don't know which one would fit it.
It's a 76 that originally had a V8. Someone swapped in a 79 6cyl. The wiring was for the V8 alternator & it didn't charge. At this point we've rewired under the hood (Following one of jeephammer's alternator diagrams
). It's starting & charging on it's own now. The carb has been rebuilt too.
Still ahead is cleaning up more interior & lighting wiring. It looks like psychedelic spaghetti under the dash.
And the distributor has points, but from what i can gather that generation should have electronic ignition. It's not running quite right yet, & I suspect a mismatch of ignition parts may be part of the problem.