A previous owner had oversprayed the rear lights (and anything else that got in his way) while painting the Jeep. So it was difficult to know how well other drivers could see my ambers flashing. That is important since I will be delivering the mail to mailboxes along the road. If people can’t see my flashing amber lights, there could be an accident — especially in winter conditions. Thanks to a pair of new LED amber turn signal assemblies, that will not be a problem anymore.
My mechanic, Chuck Widemire of Motorwerks Imports, installed the lights and then had me run the Jeep’s engine today while he tinkered with the carburetor. The Jeep repair manual mentioned a vacuum solenoid which could adjust the idle. After a while, he found that the carburetor was sending too much fuel into the intake which probably means the float needs to be adjusted. With the prospect of having to replace the cam shaft this sounds much more encouraging. Hopefully, this will make the Jeep fit to drive for delivery.
The Jeep’s engine is a 2.5L AMC unit with enough vacuum lines to tie up a prisoner. It reminds me of the time I took a college class on basic car care. The mechanic had two students bring their cars in. One was an AMC and the other a Volvo. The AMC had wires and vacuum lines everywhere in the engine bay while the Volvo’s was clean and empty. This Jeep isn’t a Volvo but with all those lines I’m sure there is a vacuum leak somewhere. A couple weeks ago, I replaced 6-8 of them but there are plenty more to check. The end result is that the Jeep should be drivable for work in the near future.
As a Christian, I pray about things like this. And I thank the Lord for the good results we are having thus far. But I also appreciate a good mechanic who has the knowledge to work on anything from a Jaguar to a Jeep. Thanks, Chuck!