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Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By babywag
getting close to scrapping... bueller?

getting close to scrapping...
bueller?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By babywag
Best option find a matched used setup. I found...

Best option find a matched used setup.
I found one sorta local iirc $250 for th400/d20/twinstick/aftermarket adapter
Bolted right in on '73 and no hunting down parts.
There are quite a few different...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-13-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By babywag
rockauto is no bargain imho. saving a few $$ got...

rockauto is no bargain imho.
saving a few $$ got me a huge hassle on wife's car!!
had lots of bad crap from them over years.
fine if able to wait around with nonop car until their replacement junk...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-13-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By babywag
just be warned aftermarket parts are NOT what...

just be warned aftermarket parts are NOT what they used to be.
Most are of poor quality some are so bad they require modifications just to be installed.
I bought all new parts thinking new is better....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By babywag
I agree to disagree...I replaced one knuckle due...

I agree to disagree...I replaced one knuckle due to indicators the knuckle was bent. It got 4 new ball joints as well.

After install I checked camber and toe...supported level on jack stands.
Camber...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By babywag
If you support the axle, make sure the axle is...

If you support the axle, make sure the axle is level, you can DIY on the shim install.
Just need an angle gauge to see what direction is needed/shim orientation for camber adjustment.

A shop is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-09-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By babywag
if headlights work normally wiring is ok. do...

if headlights work normally wiring is ok.
do headlights light up if you pull back on stalk? with key off headlights off?
they should...
if they do not maybe someone replaced the switch with incorrect...
Forum: For Sale: Complete Vehicles (Need not run, must be complete, no parting out) 07-09-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By babywag
I know of one guy that paid more even here in CA...

I know of one guy that paid more even here in CA for a similar one.
If it doesn't sell sure drop price but honestly get as much as you can.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-09-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By babywag
We used to see that a LOT on resto jobs in...

We used to see that a LOT on resto jobs in MN.
Used a handheld hopper blaster with a makeshift "skirt/hoop" kinda deal around it to keep dust and debris down.
Think dog collar type of device taped to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By babywag
Be very wary of AC parts being correct. Many many...

Be very wary of AC parts being correct.
Many many computer systems have XJ parts vs. SJ parts.
I ordered/received several that were incorrect and had to be returned.

I had my evaporator flushed,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-08-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By babywag
I swapped both because it was cheaper/easier to...

I swapped both because it was cheaper/easier to do vs. changing lug pattern on front axle, also could NOT find a matching ratio axle.
Having to regear obviously would have added to parts costs.

It...
Forum: Build Threads 07-07-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By babywag
yep fuel fill hoses are nothing special. we used...

yep fuel fill hoses are nothing special.
we used carquest & napa bulk fuel hose on my dad's 79...wasn't expensive.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-07-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By babywag
pretty sure xj used same model radio as '86-up...

pretty sure xj used same model radio as '86-up got relabeled "jeep" chrysler radios
likely cheaper to just replace it?
post up on wanted forum someone probably has one?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-07-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By babywag
just me .02 rust always reappears sometimes takes...

just me .02
rust always reappears sometimes takes years...
if you cannot grind/sand get a small media blaster.
prep is everything, if you want it to be a one time and done job get rid of rust.

if...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-07-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By babywag
Look for a sunoco distributor but E0 is way...

Look for a sunoco distributor but E0 is way beyond stupidly expensive in Socal.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By babywag
I say upgrade to a set of '75-79 6 lug axles. I...

I say upgrade to a set of '75-79 6 lug axles.
I did on my '73.
Ran both a QT and a D20 without issues.
Finding a donor rig was pretty cheap and easy.
Was basically free upgrade after selling...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-06-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By babywag
Honestly I suggest an upgrade! I redid my entire...

Honestly I suggest an upgrade!
I redid my entire system ~2005.
After everything was replaced & working new would've only been couple hundred more.
It worked flawlessly and cooled well for many many...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-02-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By babywag
Also, don't rule out the :o:o:o:oty Duraspark...

Also, don't rule out the :o:o:o:oty Duraspark wiring connectors.
Old plastic and poor design + 30yrs = problematic.
I have always converted them to the more modern weatherpak style.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By babywag
what about distributor pickup?

what about distributor pickup?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By babywag
Play nice candyman... You were previously banned...

Play nice candyman...
You were previously banned due to your attitude.
People have differing opinions and experience, you can take the advice or not.
No need to argue or start in with the attitude...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-23-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By babywag
I prefer the foil tape for big holes like...

I prefer the foil tape for big holes like that...
That and a tube and golden lmao
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By babywag
"T" series standard products are value...

"T" series standard products are value line.
lesser quality
Forum: Wanted 06-18-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By babywag
I have one from a '79 as well.

I have one from a '79 as well.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By babywag
Fixed for ya... The...

Fixed for ya...
The "?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds" in the pic link(s) was the issue.
Forum did not know what to do with that information.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-04-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By babywag
They fetch top $ on fleabay...or @ least they...

They fetch top $ on fleabay...or @ least they were before all nonsense happening these days.
I have personally sold them very easily for $150 a pop locally.
These were ones with good flares.
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