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Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Frank
The rear dome light and the switch do assist in...

The rear dome light and the switch do assist in supporting the panel. I've not seen one completely flat - they are 25+ years old and can't last forever. If you try to correct the sag, you may crack...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Frank
Been there, done that...

...twice. Rip/cut all the loose fabric away from the boards. Remove all the screws at the top of the tailgate window and safe all the trim parts and ribbing. Lift one side of the panel to release it...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Frank
Many thanks for the encouraging words! Strode,...

Many thanks for the encouraging words! Strode, the one I'm looking at is a twin of yours, only wearing brown; same trim level and features, mudflaps and running boards, too. I like your original...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Frank
Cherokee! Time For Soul Searching...

I think I've found my dream FSJ, a 1982 four-speed, 360, two-door Cherokee Laredo. Original, unrestored (to my knowledge so far). Now, the questions begin... What color would an original 1982 AMC...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-28-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,024
Posted By Frank
My set of VentShades is on its third Wagoneer....

My set of VentShades is on its third Wagoneer. Yes, they are troublesome to install (re drill bits) but they work as advertised. I like them.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-22-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,245
Posted By Frank
Found my first one on eBay, about 20 miles away...

Found my first one on eBay, about 20 miles away from me. Second was also on eBay, about 120 miles away. Third time was the charm - in VA about seven hours away. Rust free (thank you VADOT and VA...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-21-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Frank
Carb Adjustment Help

Looking for some help to get my MC 2150 settled down a bit. When very cold (below 20F), the high idle stays on quite a while. If I stop somewhere on the way to work for an OJ or drink, the carb will...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
:) I'll give it another try tonight as my son...

:) I'll give it another try tonight as my son will be home to assist.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
Okay, then!

I got everything warmed up, regular (low) idle engaged and all seems well with the world. With no accessories on, 14.35V was the readout at the battery terminals. With everything on (A/C on full...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Frank
Thanks for the info on this - unfortunately, the...

Thanks for the info on this - unfortunately, the hard lines are either rusted thru at the connection to the plate that bolts to the intake or have come apart at the same point. The good one I have,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
I'll Check...

...for loose connections. Belt is good and taut. Battery cables are new from PO but will check connections.

I've seen my previous gauges fluctuate but never to the degree this one does. I'll also...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
Mdcptman, I would presume if there's a voltage...

Mdcptman, I would presume if there's a voltage drop at the battery in the check you describe, it would indicate an alternator or charging problem. If that checks out okay, would the problem then be...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
Thank you - like I said, I hate diagnosing...

Thank you - like I said, I hate diagnosing electrical, so I'm ignorant to the terms. ;-)
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Frank
Carb Part Question

Yesterday, I swapped carbs on my Wag. There are two hard lines connected to the choke and the intake. One broke off where it goes into the intake. A little digging rewarded me with a replacement off...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-28-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Frank
Charging Question

While working on Sluggo III yesterday, I swapped out the carb with the one from Sluggo II. I swear, I could've removed three of the four nuts by hand. Anyway, the thing starts right up and idles...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By Frank
Mufflers....

Not wanting to start yet another thread on sounds, quality, etc... But, looking for a suitable muffler seems a bit more daunting to me this time around. A couple sites I've visited don't even list...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-29-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Frank
I can see that happening but the PO had the...

I can see that happening but the PO had the radiator stolen out of the Wag, damaging one hardline. He did his best to jury-rig the hoses to move the Wag to get it to me, after replacing the radiator...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Frank
That's what I was thinking - in series - but I...

That's what I was thinking - in series - but I couldn't find a supporting pic in the Haynes manual. I started taking parts off the old Wag and forgot the setup. I'll check into who has what hoses...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Frank
Transmission Cooling Hoses

I've got an issue: I replaced the hard lines but I don't recall the hose routing to the auxiliary tranny cooler. The PO has both hoses from the hard lines running to the aux cooler. My previous Wag...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 04-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By Frank
Welcome, David! As for pics, you'll need to use a...

Welcome, David! As for pics, you'll need to use a photo upload site like Photobucket. Once uploaded there, you can link them to the IFSJA site.

I've currently upgraded to a 1989 Wag but my first...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-07-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank
My Favoite Trim Style...

I wish I could retrofit that slim woodgrain onto a later vehicle. Nice wheels, too! Best of luck with a very good deal!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Frank
How's the body flex now?

How's the body flex now?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 259,170
Posted By Frank
I cleaned out my garage to actually fit a car...

I cleaned out my garage to actually fit a car into it. And, that car is the latest Sluggo! Now, I can do some work out of the elements - a true miracle for me!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Frank
Well, my doubt remains (a little) but I've...

Well, my doubt remains (a little) but I've decided to press on in getting my next Grand Wagoneer. The wealth of parts I have from my donor, more parts available from a local junk yard and my...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Frank
I Have A Doubt...

... about continuing my FSJ hobby. I'm in the process of obtaining a replacement Grand Wagoneer but have had my eye on several 1998-2001 Cherokee Sports/Classics.

My struggle lies with my need for...
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