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Forum: For Sale: Complete Vehicles (Need not run, must be complete, no parting out) Yesterday, 02:57 AM
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Posted By joe
Nice survivor. :thumbsup: Some rubbing compound...

Nice survivor. :thumbsup: Some rubbing compound and elbow grease and she'd sparkle.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-19-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 195
Posted By joe
If you bought a...

If you bought a "rebuilt/remanufactured" unit from a chain auto parts store the odds are fair it's junk right out of the box. If you still have an OEM unit do not turn it in to save a few bucks on...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-18-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By joe
Nice.:thumbsup:

Nice.:thumbsup:
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 11-18-2017, 12:23 PM
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Views: 63
Posted By joe
They were either a dealer installed option or...

They were either a dealer installed option or owner install. My 63 has them and had them on a later era Blazer. Also seen'm on 60's/70's era station wagons. Yeah, their intent was to help keep the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-18-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By joe
I would look up Semours web page. They should...

I would look up Semours web page. They should have a contact phone email and street addy. Call their tech dept. Intakes are pain to R&R so I'd want get it right the first time. In the marine...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-14-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By joe
Don't know about the tailgate pins but door pins...

Don't know about the tailgate pins but door pins are easy. support the weight of the door so it's not pulling on the pins, knock out pin, knock out bushings, install bushings, install pin. I'd...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-14-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By joe
Besides materials and build costs the way AMC...

Besides materials and build costs the way AMC decided what spring pack was used was likely based on GVWR and ride comfort desired. 2 bigger/thicker leafs will ride harsher than multiple stacked...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 11-13-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By joe
Curious, did you crank the spring packs down...

Curious, did you crank the spring packs down tight w/o the car weight on the springs..not a good thing. :( If so loosen the spring bolts while on the ground, then re-torque the bolts to spec. Then go...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-12-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By joe
Yeah the earlier you go the harder it's going to...

Yeah the earlier you go the harder it's going to be find OEM quality parts. The newer you go the more fluff crap there is to fail. I prefer the Kaiser/early AMC era for simplicity of working on...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-11-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By joe
The weight factor difference will make a...

The weight factor difference will make a difference to your back but not your car. There are better aftermarket manifolds that marginally perform better for normal street use but to spend the money...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 11-11-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By joe
What's the issue, sitting lower or higher than...

What's the issue, sitting lower or higher than expected? You can bet either way they'll still settle a bit more.
The factory TSM has ride height specs. It'll include overall height, rear cargo deck...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By joe
How broad is your search area? I seriously doubt...

How broad is your search area? I seriously doubt you'll find one anywhere with less than 10,000 miles, you must mean 100,000? but no rust/none zip/zero shouldn't be hard too find the W/SW states. ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By joe
The QT doesn't use a viscous coupler but rather a...

The QT doesn't use a viscous coupler but rather a clutch cones pak. Don't know if BJ's Offroad ever found a source or it was just a rumor but generally the clutch cones haven't been available for...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By joe
IMHO close enough.

IMHO close enough.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-04-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By joe
x2 to all of the above. Mr Babywag is way smarter...

x2 to all of the above.
Mr Babywag is way smarter than I am but agree that 14.99v is too high. I've always lived with: if the alt is putting out more than 14.6v the regulator is suspect(toast?)....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By joe
Searching for 63 brake parts I've had good luck...

Searching for 63 brake parts I've had good luck with my local Napa. Other than their useless for our era computer they still have actual "paper" vendors books. Brake parts I've gotten for my 63 were...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By joe
The solid and IFS D27's use the same brakes. When...

The solid and IFS D27's use the same brakes. When you search vendors for parts give them the model number of your Wag. The 4WD'a are J-164
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 11-03-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By joe
Beautiful truck. Love the tutones. :thumbsup: I...

Beautiful truck. Love the tutones. :thumbsup: I like you're keeping it mostly stock. 72 was a capable and reliable truck year straight off the showroom floor. I had a 72 J-4500 but with the T18A...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-31-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By joe
Couple thoughts. If your guts are bad find a more...

Couple thoughts. If your guts are bad find a more common Chryco TF727 and put the guts into your AMC bolt pattern case. Either way both will have a 3rd(high) gear ratio of 1:1
70 mph in a 4500 lb...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-31-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By joe
Oh "knurled" not furrowed. Cutlas is...

Oh "knurled" not furrowed. Cutlas is one of those now long defunct companies. I've seen them on early CJ Jeeps but never owned a set. No idea of quality but you can likely clean them up and lightly...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-31-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By joe
Nice truck. :thumbsup:

Nice truck. :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-30-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By joe
x2 Don't know what "furrowed" refers...

x2 Don't know what "furrowed" refers to? Unlocking hubs were generally dealer or owner installed option, not factory. Options for closed knuckle axles are obvious very large external hubs where later...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By joe
The CVR (constant voltage regulator) built into...

The CVR (constant voltage regulator) built into the temp gauge going bad can/will affect the gauges but won't dim your dash turn lights. I'm not an elect guy but I'd suspect bad body ground or...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By joe
Length of the shift handle doesn't affect...

Length of the shift handle doesn't affect anything unless you can't reach it. I would suspect the hole in the trans tunnel is out of whack. Is there room for the shifter to move full throw w/o...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By joe
Is it the gear on the dist that's failing? The...

Is it the gear on the dist that's failing? The dist and the cam gears need to be a matched set. Either both need to be brand new unused or the old used worn in together gear set should be use. The...
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