CJ750 toolbox
Lucky Stephen Gaulin. He not only gets to wrench on his own bikes, but he gets to help out with his buddys' Changs as well. Here's Geoff Keyes installing a deep sump oil pan on his M1 Super. Stephen's bike served as the guinea pig.
The new pan brings the oil capacity to almost four quarts, double that of the original pan. Where's the diving board?
These pans are available from several sources including Ural-Dnepr dealers. This one came from Dong Tian Enterprises in China.
Here's the new pan next to the old one for comparison. That's some difference!
The oil pump.
Geoff buttons up the easy side.
There she is. Looks like a belly turret on a B-29.
Stephen replaced the cheesy Chinese cotter pin on "the Chairman" (his M1 Super) with this clip. As you can see, it only takes a second to install or remove, and you'd certainly notice if it was gone.
The fuses that come with CJs are also pretty cheesy, something many of us have learned the hard way. This is a BUSS model BH/HMM mini fuse holder he installed. It accepts 2-30 amp fuses.
Here's a look at the installation. Stephen picked up many of his technical skills restoring BMWs over the years.
This magnetic drain plug came from Shuck's Auto Supply. It's a perfect fit. The size is 14mm x 1.5 thread. Evey CJ should have one, especially if the standard pan is used. There's only two quarts of oil to disperse debris. You can also buy these at Checkers and other auto parts stores.
We thought you'd appreciate seeing these great looking bullet turn signals.
This is the packing Stephen uses around the headers. You can buy it at any wood or gas stove store. It's the gasket seal used around the doors and front covers. It comes by the foot and in different sizes and shapes.
This one is sticky-backed so it stays in place when you apply it around the exhaust pipe. Stephen used it at the headers and also the silencer joints to seal them. It's better than the Chinese asbestos strips.