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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-09-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Ralph
Same here. I stopped by on August 23, 2005, and...

Same here. I stopped by on August 23, 2005, and this is what it looked like:
http://www.fullsizejeeps.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10086/Wagonmaster.JPG

I drove the white Waggy towing the trailered...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-06-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ralph
The air bladders give a far superior ride...

The air bladders give a far superior ride compared to air shocks. I've installed them in a couple of trucks (Firestone RideRite brand), including a setup with the compressor and dual guages. Very...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ralph
D. Other plumbing and adjustments 1. Remove...

D. Other plumbing and adjustments

1. Remove from the intake manifold, the fitting that sends vacuum to both the brake booster and the PCV valve. Insert 3/8” threaded hex-plug into intake...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ralph
C. Bleeding brake system 1. To bleed the MC,...

C. Bleeding brake system

1. To bleed the MC, remove the reservoir cover(s) and fill to “full” mark with brake fluid.

2. Starting with the rear port, remove the plug and have a dry...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ralph
B. Plumbing the HB / PS pump / steering gearbox ...

B. Plumbing the HB / PS pump / steering gearbox

1. Place a container under the vehicle, generally under the PS pump and steering gearbox, because PS fluid will be oozing everywhere in the next...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ralph
A. Swapping the HB in place of the vacuum...

A. Swapping the HB in place of the vacuum booster

1. Follow instructions on disconnecting the MC and removal of the vacuum brake booster, found in Carl Farley’s write-up here:...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By Ralph
Write-up: Hydroboost Installation with 258/4.2

The 6-cylinder in this 1982 Wagoneer Limited has a Weber carburetor, and all of the non-essential vacuum and emissions controls (e.g., smog pump) have been removed.

Of the parts purchased from...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Ralph
As Elliott notes, the MC with the Astro...

As Elliott notes, the MC with the Astro hydroboost (or "heavy duty brake system) is the correct one, and there is a difference.

I'll submit a write-up tomorrow regarding installation in an FSJ with...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-20-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph
Not at all, cincyjeeper. If I'm deliberate in...

Not at all, cincyjeeper. If I'm deliberate in putting them out there, I should be able to handle anyone tryin' to bust 'em!

BTW, the weekend before I went to Jacksonville, I went to Lakeland and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-19-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Ralph
I hope the master cylinder is all I will need,...

I hope the master cylinder is all I will need, also that the brake lines will bolt right up.

I don't have the facilities and tools now to bend brake lines or anything else. The vehicle needs to be...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-19-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Ralph
Gonna try a master cylinder from a 92 Astro. Let...

Gonna try a master cylinder from a 92 Astro. Let you know how it works.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-19-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Ralph
Need hydroboost guidance

I'm in the middle of this job, on a 1982 Wag with a 258. The master cylinder won't fit into the hydroboost unit (from a 1992 Astro and sent to me by Elliott). Has anyone encountered this problem...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-18-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph
Honestly, there's a very slow drip from the rear...

Honestly, there's a very slow drip from the rear main area. I'm pretty sure it's the oil pan and not the rear main seal itself, however, because the pan didn't quite fit up after installing the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-18-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ralph
The cute gal who lives inside my head just said...

The cute gal who lives inside my head just said she had to change her panties. :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-18-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,369
Posted By Ralph
Something else you might want to have on hand is...

Something else you might want to have on hand is a repair sleeve for the crank snout. There's probably a groove that's been worn into the crankshaft by the hardening rubber seal. I've had to do...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-18-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,876
Posted By Ralph
Super Wags are so beautiful. You really have your...

Super Wags are so beautiful. You really have your work cut out for you, but it will be a very rewarding restoration if you do it.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-18-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph
Took it outside this morning and got some more...

Took it outside this morning and got some more photos. The painter added a nice, continous double gold pinstripe. I received the other parking lamp from Team Grand Wag and installed that, too. ...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-15-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph
I have a lot of faith in the goodness of American...

I have a lot of faith in the goodness of American people. It was an adventure, and I'm sure to write about it soon on my blog at myspace.com/oralph
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Ralph
DUI, where to buy?

What's the best deal going on a DUI distributor for an I6? Quadratec has it for $379. Seems they're always expensive when I go to looking up parts.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-13-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ralph
Yeah, looking like we're going to do the same...

Yeah, looking like we're going to do the same thing and take the glovebox door and tailgate lock to a locksmith. Hate it when I have to go above my paygrade!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ralph
BTT, c'mon...anyone know how to do this?

BTT, c'mon...anyone know how to do this?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-12-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Ralph
The best method would be to scuff the metal a...

The best method would be to scuff the metal a bit, tape it off carefully and trim the tape with an exacto knife, then use a self-etching primer (zinc chromate) before spraying your colors.

That...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-12-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ralph
Replacing locks: glovebox & tailgate

I bought a complete set of locks from Team Grand Wagoneer, pictured on their website like this:

http://www.teamgrandwagoneer.com/partsSQL/images/298-gwlocks.jpg

Okay, so the door locks and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-12-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph
etjeep, you are very observant. You busted me...

etjeep, you are very observant. You busted me (no pun intended).

BTW, I'm Member #34.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-11-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,305
Posted By Ralph
Righteous! Folks never know how much work it is...

Righteous!

Folks never know how much work it is to do something like this, the commitment of time and money and mental energy. I really enjoy watching your progress.
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