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Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-10-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By SD_RED
I'd start by taking a peek inside the tailgate to...

I'd start by taking a peek inside the tailgate to see if there's any sort of junk stuck in the track that's stopping the window from going all of the way up. Even if you don't see anything while...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,121
Posted By SD_RED
There's very few engines where you actually need...

There's very few engines where you actually need to pack the pump with grease to get suction, and when you do it's a situation where you can't pull the distributor and hook a priming tool up to the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,434
Posted By SD_RED
Derale and loving it

When I rebuilt my engine last summer I put in a 4000 CFM Derale dual electric fan and aluminum shroud setup and control it with a Derale dual fan controller. The controller has an adjustable...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-12-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,121
Posted By SD_RED
Stick a bit of stiff rubber hose on the end of...

Stick a bit of stiff rubber hose on the end of your homemade priming tool to help keep it centered on the oil pump drive shaft. Otherwise you may find it a very frustrating task. I actually used...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By SD_RED
I'm in the same boat. Mine have assumed the...

I'm in the same boat. Mine have assumed the shape of stepped-on marshmallows. I'd like to see some folks chime in who've bought the ones from BJ's as to their quality. Anybody?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By SD_RED
X2! Battery cables are not too pricey. Another...

X2! Battery cables are not too pricey. Another thing that I didn't see mentioned is that too much ignition timing advance can make these engines hard to crank over, especially with hot starts. I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By SD_RED
If you're oil pressure is dropping when you...

If you're oil pressure is dropping when you takeoff, barring a low oil level in the pan, I'd bet that the sump screen is obstructed by little bits of what used to be the plastic valve stem seals from...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By SD_RED
X2. I had a left tail light that the signal side...

X2. I had a left tail light that the signal side got only 8 volts most of the time. I followed the wiring all the way back to the connector on the side of the column and that's where I found a bad...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By SD_RED
There's a little spring bugger in the ignition...

There's a little spring bugger in the ignition switch that can break when it's 30 years old or so. It will jam up the ignition switch where you can't turn it to the start end. For what it's worth,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By SD_RED
I am in the middle of installing the full set of...

I am in the middle of installing the full set of Team GrandWagoneer weather stripping on my Wagoneer. No issues with it at all really. It's pretty good quality. I suppose if you're set on using...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-04-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By SD_RED
Yeah that little guy behind the alt bracket is...

Yeah that little guy behind the alt bracket is tricky. I can't remember how I managed to tighten a hose clamp onto it after having forgot to do it before I put the alternator and AC compressor on. ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By SD_RED
That's outstanding! I have had so much fun...

That's outstanding! I have had so much fun sorting out all the wiring 'fixes' behind my dash so far. It's still a mess but at some point last week I just started taping off and tucking away things...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-29-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Fuel injected systems seem to take a very...

Fuel injected systems seem to take a very elaborate approach to modulating A/F ratio, by sensing throttle position, volume/mass air flow, air temperature, residual O2 in the exhaust, etc. A...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
I agree with the statement that it's hard to...

I agree with the statement that it's hard to change your oil to much. Quality oil is equally important. I don't pay much attention to sales hype about 'sludge fighting particles' or other...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
I was going to post this earlier today but...

I was going to post this earlier today but haven't had time until now. I thought this was a compelling visual arguement for changing the oil right after the initial camshaft break in:

On the left...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
I cleaned up the factory rockers and pushrods put...

I cleaned up the factory rockers and pushrods put them to use. Sent the heads to the machine shop to have the valve seats and valves redone. Howard's cams springs and retainers. The cam is a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
It holds at 10-12 psi idling at 550 rpm at that...

It holds at 10-12 psi idling at 550 rpm at that temp. I added a filter bypass to an oil cooler in front of the radiator hoping it would keep the viscosity up a bit. We'll see what it does when I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
You mentioned on another thread that the Rhoads...

You mentioned on another thread that the Rhoads superlube lifters would drop the pressure a bit too.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Yeah the mains were full groove. I only had the...

Yeah the mains were full groove. I only had the crank polished.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Sealed power. The crank clearances ended up a...

Sealed power. The crank clearances ended up a little on theloose end of the factory prescribed tolerance range if I remember correctly. Why do you ask?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
This photo was taken @ 28 minutes of 2000 rpm...

This photo was taken @ 28 minutes of 2000 rpm runtime:

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd416/BabyRhodes2012/forum%20posting/IMAG0383.jpg
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Thumbs up Well thanks for all the help guys. See you on...

Well thanks for all the help guys. See you on the road someday! :drivin: :fsj:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Well gentlemen...

Having already dialed in the timing last night, I went ahead and hooked up the vacuum advance. Also topped off the coolant since it was a little low when I re-checked it today. That, along with 55...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Well better safe than sorry I suppose. I'll give...

Well better safe than sorry I suppose. I'll give her a goon run this afternoon when I'm done cleaning up the wiring behind the dash.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By SD_RED
Yeah it sounded like a scary idea to me. I think...

Yeah it sounded like a scary idea to me. I think the cam is pretty well broken,in by now. I just need to get the heat under control so I can drive it to the inspection station and then start...
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