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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-02-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Beach_Dude
Antenna plug is in, and WTF?!? How the ***K and I...

Antenna plug is in, and WTF?!? How the ***K and I supposed to get up there. Certainly not cutting a hole in the firewall.

Maybe pull the cowling off and access from there?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-01-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Beach_Dude
For this location, what's the easiest way to...

For this location, what's the easiest way to access it?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-31-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Beach_Dude
None of the gaps made any difference....

None of the gaps made any difference.

https://i.ibb.co/V2S0LVK/IMG-20200331-163446.png

I'm going to try pulling the windshield and resealing.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-31-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Beach_Dude
Air noise

I've tried to figure where this air noise is coming from. I just finished the rebuild of the driver's side door, in hopes that it was from that. But, no success.

Is anyone familiar with air noise...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-05-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Beach_Dude
This project has been going by as discovery mode....

This project has been going by as discovery mode. I'm going to do a write up on the other door since this one is more about figuring out how the whole thing works.

I tried getting the rivets...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-27-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Beach_Dude
New Seats, OMFG, I Love It!!!

Just to say, I found a local guy, pulled everything apart, rebuilt and primed the frames, etc.

From this......
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-27-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Beach_Dude
I was going to do a sound deadening spray, but...

I was going to do a sound deadening spray, but I'm worried most about rust with these things. What I'm going to do is scrub the heck out of the insides with a coarse thread steal wool then coat...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Beach_Dude
Rebuilding Door Hardware, window, seals, etc.

I'm probably going to do my best of a "rebuild your door guts" walkthrough, including seals/weatherstripping etc. However, I'm trying to find references on here...

Diverter bar instructions, I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Beach_Dude
Any new updates on these springs?

Any new updates on these springs?
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 02-17-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Beach_Dude
Still available? PM me!

Still available? PM me!
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 02-17-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,548
Posted By Beach_Dude
Looking for the parking brake light switch......

Looking for the parking brake light switch... Will take the whole unit if necessary. Link here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188310

Have one?
Forum: Wanted 02-17-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Beach_Dude
Parking Brake pedal light switch

If anyone has an old SJ they're parking out, I'm looking for the parking brake switch that has the round connector on it. That round terminal is supposed to be connect where it pays....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-06-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
I'll just drop it down to 12* to play it safe.

I'll just drop it down to 12* to play it safe.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-06-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
Still a little concerned with the lack or pre...

Still a little concerned with the lack or pre detonation though.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-05-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
Runs great... 22" vacuum, smooth idle,...

Runs great... 22" vacuum, smooth idle, again, perf is great.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-05-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
I ended up with Diagram C, and then did the 19*...

I ended up with Diagram C, and then did the 19* bushing. Runs great, but not a single knock or ping! I even pushed the baseline to 15*.

Still no knock or ping.

I've even turned the dizzy over...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-05-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Beach_Dude
I'm with babywag on this one... Loosen up the...

I'm with babywag on this one...

Loosen up the driver's side manifold to y-pipe, loosen up any connector within the y-pipe, loosen the connection to the cat, all to where they're almost completely...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
My biggest issue is that my other cars are zippy...

My biggest issue is that my other cars are zippy m series bmw and a daily driver 328i.

The torque feels great, but it almost always has... I feel like I'm missing some top end HP though.

Everyone...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-27-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
So, anyone else familiar with setting the timing...

So, anyone else familiar with setting the timing curves for the MSD distributor?

Ready-Run or not, they're all the same timing curves.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
I'd go higher than 3.73 if there weren't so many...

I'd go higher than 3.73 if there weren't so many freeways in the area.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
Thanks for that! Just got off the phone with...

Thanks for that!

Just got off the phone with support and they said the vacuum of 10* is actually crank degrees, not distributor. Seems super low, but hey, why not. With that much spark, it should be...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
Everything is stock, carb, cams, TC, etc. except...

Everything is stock, carb, cams, TC, etc. except for the fact that I'm running 33s instead of factory spec tires, which were 31.4".

I have been thinking about uping my diffs, but doing this for now....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Beach_Dude
MSD Timing Curve - questions

Getting ready to install the MSD 8519 to work in conjunction with the MSD 6AL and the TFI coil on my 1977 AMC 360.

I plan on running a little advanced, 11* since my idle seems to run best with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-24-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Beach_Dude
Decided to splurge and go with the MSD 8519....

Decided to splurge and go with the MSD 8519.

Posting another regarding advanced timing for the amc 360.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-22-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Beach_Dude
Just to update... Played around a little with the...

Just to update... Played around a little with the dizzy connector and it seems to be a bad unit... Click Here to see video (https://youtu.be/EUO0_0xyUi8)
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