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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
The way I look at it: it's the jobs / sunshine /...

The way I look at it: it's the jobs / sunshine / ocean tax.

Anywhere else, you aren't surfing on Saturday and snowboarding on Sunday like I can do in the Bay Area. 365 days a year for motorcycling...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-08-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
We were told by a counter staff agent (I refuse...

We were told by a counter staff agent (I refuse to call them customer service representatives) that DMV had recently tightened up on their procedures for waiving fees. Among other things, counter...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 09-08-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
I did a little deeper dive on the subject, and...

I did a little deeper dive on the subject, and found that the standard motors were a pale yellow color, and the motors for a Grand Wagoneer were pale yellow with gold valve colors.

The pale yellow...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 09-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
AMC 327 factory engine colors?

Hello folks -

Talking about a 67 Gladiator with the AMC 327 Vigilante motor.

I've decided that since I have to send out the TH400 for a rebuild, I have the parts to rebuild the t-case, the radiator...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-07-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Yep. Pretty much. I really hate CA DMV. ...

Yep. Pretty much.

I really hate CA DMV. They're incredibly expensive and incredibly inefficient at everything except separating you from your money.

My wife and I each go *very* sick (I was...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-03-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Great references, thanks!

Great references, thanks!
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 09-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
I'd look in your local yellow pages, Craig's...

I'd look in your local yellow pages, Craig's List, or what have you to find someone who does sand blasting. It might be a PITA to get it there and back, and it might cost some dough, but the results...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
FSJunkie -- you're absolutely right about giving...

FSJunkie -- you're absolutely right about giving up too quick.

As I mentioned, I'm mostly a motorcyclist. There are only a handful of vendors for performance parts, and only ONE vendor for...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-26-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
The more output the alternator makes, the harder...

The more output the alternator makes, the harder it is to drive it.

You need to replace the dual belt drive!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-26-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Ugh. This is my first Jeep, but not my first...

Ugh.

This is my first Jeep, but not my first vintage American truck.

Seems like Jeep made choices which that make things harder today than the Big Three.

I'm new to automotive motor swaps, but I'm...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-25-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Direct-fit engines?

Hello again.

I've been working too hard with paying gigs to do much on the '67 Gladiator, and haven't even gotten the heads off to see what's wrong with the AMC 327.

But, I have had some time to...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-15-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
67 Gladiator with a 327, TH400, Dana 20 transfer...

67 Gladiator with a 327, TH400, Dana 20 transfer cases.

First challenge is getting the trans rebuilt. It died after a few days of city driving. :(
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
If it's on eBay, message the seller with an...

If it's on eBay, message the seller with an offer.

I've done that several times with good results.

Even on new stuff!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-05-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
I was going to open negotiations @ $800. It's a...

I was going to open negotiations @ $800. It's a nice ride out there, and as long as he didn't punch me in the face, "no" was the worst he could do.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Back when I had a 63 Power Wagon, I discovered...

Back when I had a 63 Power Wagon, I discovered the guy's 63 Fargo (Dodge's Canadian brand) videos. Pretty amazing model building. Pretty amazing videography, too.
Forum: Street & Performance 08-02-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Thanks for the input! I'm not looking to spend a...

Thanks for the input! I'm not looking to spend a TON of money, but I'm not afraid to spend some if the results are good.

There's a well-known cam grinding place less than 30 miles from my house, so...
Forum: Street & Performance 07-29-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
AMC 327 Head Porting?

Hey there - new '67 Gladiator owner.

It's looking like I have to rebuild the cylinder head with hardened valve seats.

I've been looking at performance options for the 327, and they are...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
I have a 67 Gladiator and the lights on that are...

I have a 67 Gladiator and the lights on that are abysmal.

My thought is to buy what is referred to as a "H4 Conversion" -- it's a non-sealed glass lens & back reflector, but with a modern H4 bulb...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Those must have been **extensively** restored. ...

Those must have been **extensively** restored. There's no way the Honcho has 147k miles and looks like that.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Here's the text of the ad, if you're into...

Here's the text of the ad, if you're into it:

Jeep Project, no pink slip, project only, has rebuilt engine that runs V8, T18 Manual Trans w/ model 20 transfer case, call Steve at 408-234-0030

and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-24-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
I'm leaning towards not getting it. I live in...

I'm leaning towards not getting it.

I live in Oakland, and have a **really** small yard, and a truck won't fit in my garage unless I roll it in on the brake drums.

I am, at heart, a modifier of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-24-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Yeah, this thing is that pale yellow -- I think...

Yeah, this thing is that pale yellow -- I think it's "Prairie Gold" -- that's faded to this butter cream color. Very '60s.

I can't say it's growing on me, but I'm disliking it less.

If I were...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-24-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
OK, great -- I'm real glad to hear that there is...

OK, great -- I'm real glad to hear that there is a market for used parts.

I could try to get a title for it, and sell it that way, but if it's impossible, the cab and chassis might just "rust away"...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-23-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Cool. All good news. I've only seen the...

Cool. All good news. I've only seen the :o:o:o:oty Craig's List photos. (Seriously. If you want fighting over who gets to give you their money... take good pictures!)

I'm not looking for "the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By RoadRacer_Al
Thanks for the input. I think, in light of the...

Thanks for the input.

I think, in light of the mechanical repairs, that I'm just going to buff it out nice, and wax it up.
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