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Hello, I’m Thomas from Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cheftao, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:34 AM.

  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    Cheftao

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    Hello,
    I recently purchased a 1966 CJ 5 with the V6 Dauntless engine. I have owned several jeeps before, but not one this old. “Duke” has 62K miles on him and is in pretty decent shape. I am in desperate need of information and advice about electrical system, suspension/steering and braking options.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Bob

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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome @Cheftao
    Post a pic or 2 of that Dauntless powered jeep
     
  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    I would suggest getting some of the aftermarket repair manuals like Haynes and Chilton. I see on pages 10-11 and 10-12 wiring diagrams for the early and later V6s in the Haynes. It is very simple anyway. The CJ did suffer from using the frame and body as grounding locations which steel is a poor conductor of electricity and from the wires being on the small side.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    aggrex

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    Always thought the frame would be a good ground. @Cheftao consider upgrading the gauge of the grounding wire from the frame to engine block as well to the battery.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    You could get a multimeter to check continuity from one end of the frame to another to confirm.
     
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