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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-13-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Serious Johnson
When something about the sloppy tailgate hinges...

When something about the sloppy tailgate hinges or the weatherstripping makes the crank stop other than facing straight down the window creeps down on rough roads. I don't think it's the weight of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-27-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Serious Johnson
My T-18a (from an '82 J-20) shifts a little...

My T-18a (from an '82 J-20) shifts a little slowly, as you would expect, but with very little effort; you could do it with a fingertip if you wanted. I don't know its total mileage but I've put...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-12-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Serious Johnson
I bought my '83 Wagoneer in 1999 for $800 -- one...

I bought my '83 Wagoneer in 1999 for $800 -- one owner, 98k miles, nice original condition and everything worked. That was in South Carolina; as soon as I took it home to my place at 12,000' in...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By Serious Johnson
LSD can work better than pain meds, but I don't...

LSD can work better than pain meds, but I don't think I'd try them together.

My Wagoneer came with open diffs / 727 / SelecTrac full-time (NP229?). It worked pretty well in many conditions and very...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-14-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Serious Johnson
I'm a bit concerned about the IFS. Not that I...

I'm a bit concerned about the IFS. Not that I think it a bad setup, but just the number of potentially expensive components that could be worn with 237k gentle miles on them. The left rear tire...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-12-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Serious Johnson
Thanks y'all. Sis has a well-used 2000 Tundra...

Thanks y'all. Sis has a well-used 2000 Tundra with the same 4.7 iron block engine and it's a very nice piece. They are interference engines with cam belt replacement specified each 90,000 miles, so...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-11-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Serious Johnson
Thoughts on 2002 Land Cruiser?

Dear Li'l Sis is considering buying a 2002 Toyota Land Crusher from a friend. It's a beautiful beast -- looks damn near brand new but has 237,000 miles on the clock. The owner was a bit obsessive...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-04-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,052
Posted By Serious Johnson
Long ago I was doing a standard rebuild on a...

Long ago I was doing a standard rebuild on a Camaro's 327. The thing had maybe 150,000 miles on it -- rings shot, oil pressure low, etc. I was a mechanic at a Chevy dealership then but was doing...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-02-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Serious Johnson
Don't fart & sneeze at the same time. Trust...

Don't fart & sneeze at the same time. Trust me on this.

S.J.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,052
Posted By Serious Johnson
When I was a kid in the Sixties I had a VW Bug. ...

When I was a kid in the Sixties I had a VW Bug. Using wheel adapters from J.C. WhipMe I put Chevy wheels & wide tires on it -- typical stupid kid stuff. I was at the gas station and a kid on a bike...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-21-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Serious Johnson
Same here. S.J.

Same here.

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-21-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By Serious Johnson
Some of us have swapped-in a quicker ratio S-10...

Some of us have swapped-in a quicker ratio S-10 steering box for a "tighter" feel, but it doesn't sound like that's what you want. What you describe is something worn or not set up correctly as...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-21-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Serious Johnson
Way, way back in High School a guy claimed that...

Way, way back in High School a guy claimed that his Pontiac 326 had high compression because he torqued the head bolts 150% of spec. :D

Didn't someone post here years ago about taking apart a 360...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By Serious Johnson
First time that I took the completely stock...

First time that I took the completely stock Wagoneer from South Carolina to my place in Colorado at 12,000'. Altitude compensating carburetor my hairy arse! The cat-con hopelessly plugged and the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By Serious Johnson
As for the Wagoneer, I'm not sure whether...

As for the Wagoneer, I'm not sure whether converting to a manual transmission or fuel injection was the better "fix".

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Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By Serious Johnson
Oh, and I have nothing but respect for Geo...

Oh, and I have nothing but respect for Geo Metros; they fill a needed niche and I wouldn't mind having one. Dear Wife had one, of sorts: it was a brandamnew '89 Suzuki Swift GTi which was the same...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-09-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,118
Posted By Serious Johnson
OK, this might need some explaining on this board...

OK, this might need some explaining on this board :D.

A Mazda Miata is a traditional sports car in the mold of old MGBs and such. It has a longitudinally oriented inline 4-cylinder up front with...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-02-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By Serious Johnson
Dow-Jones dropped 666 points today and someone...

Dow-Jones dropped 666 points today and someone expects 90 grand for a Wagoneer -- all signs of the apocalypse.

S.J.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By Serious Johnson
It's been decades since I tried this but I...

It's been decades since I tried this but I believe that when applying for a duplicate title the paperwork is sent to the last title holder (or at least to the address on the title) and it is up to...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By Serious Johnson
One reads, "42inch -- 24 HP", another...

One reads, "42inch -- 24 HP", another "Now a major motion picture", and still another "What Would Crazy Horse Do?". On my Mazda I had one of those "ZOOM ZOOM" stickers. I installed it upside down...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-23-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By Serious Johnson
It was '04 or '05 and Dear Wife & I lived in...

It was '04 or '05 and Dear Wife & I lived in Maysville, Colorado. I don't do Christmas but she does and on Christmas Eve I finally gave in to her pleas and went out to kill a tree for Santa. In...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-11-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Serious Johnson
I'm a vet but not a combat vet (US Army,...

I'm a vet but not a combat vet (US Army, '76-'79). I was eligible for the Vietnam draft and chose not to participate, spending those years instead living like a bear in the Colorado hills until the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-29-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Serious Johnson
401 dream

Last night I dreamt that I was at a scrapyard for some reason and a rusty late-'70s Wagoneer showed up in line for the crusher. On a hunch I crawled underneath and felt along the side of the engine...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-29-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Serious Johnson
Shop recommendation, Upstate South Carolina

Hi again y'all -- been awhile. I've somehow gotten too old & decrepit to work on my Jeep much, and so am in need of a shop, ideally in the Easley / Pickens, SC area. I was hoping to get my...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-20-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By Serious Johnson
I can see paradise by the dashboard lights. S.J.

I can see paradise by the dashboard lights.

S.J.
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