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Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By FSJunkie
They were just wax pellet switches. They work the...

They were just wax pellet switches. They work the same way your thermostat works. They reach a certain temperature then open or close vacuum ports to control various engine...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By FSJunkie
I can give you 1972 specifications. Standard...

I can give you 1972 specifications.

Standard front springs are 160 pounds per inch.
Standard rear springs are dual rate 140 / 250 pounds per inch.

Heavy duty springs were 230 pounds per inch...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By FSJunkie
Larger wire is always a good thing. More current...

Larger wire is always a good thing. More current can flow through it with less heat generated and less drop in voltage. The downsides are larger wire is more expensive and harder to work with.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-03-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By FSJunkie
They are very tight when the clutch packs are...

They are very tight when the clutch packs are new. Dana published a bulletin saying that it should take between 75 and 250 foot pounds to rotate one wheel with the other wheel fixed and the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By FSJunkie
Yes you can just plug in the ignition module...

Yes you can just plug in the ignition module without mounting it. It will function just fine without being mounted.

The module is easily the most common cause for no spark or weak spark. Typically...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By FSJunkie
The best advice I can give you is to lay the...

The best advice I can give you is to lay the carpet out starting at the drivetrain tunnel down the middle of the floor and work your way out towards the sides where the door sill plates are.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-21-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By FSJunkie
First of all, I just have to say that white plugs...

First of all, I just have to say that white plugs don't necessarily mean it's running lean. It could just mean it needs colder spark plugs. Lean engines run poorly. A carburetor that is lean at part...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-11-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By FSJunkie
Rule #1 of FSJ ownership: the factory oil...

Rule #1 of FSJ ownership: the factory oil pressure gauge is never to be trusted. Verify with a known good and accurate gauge before you decide that something is wrong with your engine.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-11-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By FSJunkie
Likely all of the remanufactured boosters that...

Likely all of the remanufactured boosters that you see listed online and in the catalogs of auto parts stores are by A1 Cardone.

A1 Cardone and their distributors will show you photos and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-11-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By FSJunkie
The 1.21 venturi Motorcraft 2150 is rated at 351...

The 1.21 venturi Motorcraft 2150 is rated at 351 cfm. Ristow was within 1 cfm.

I have a 360 with that carburetor and I have another 360 with a 600 cfm four barrel. The extra flow of the four barrel...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-04-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By FSJunkie
You can send them off to A1 Cardone to be rebuilt...

You can send them off to A1 Cardone to be rebuilt an returned to you. Most good Napa Auto Parts stores have the forms available and can handle the payment and shipping for you. I do it for my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-04-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By FSJunkie
The blue Wagoneer in the second post is on it's...

The blue Wagoneer in the second post is on it's original tires. That's hot.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-10-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By FSJunkie
Dump some limited slip axle differential additive...

Dump some limited slip axle differential additive into it. That should loosen it up.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,624
Posted By FSJunkie
I am pleased to see so little chatter on this...

I am pleased to see so little chatter on this forum about the new GW. Proof that nobody here really cares after being gaslighted for so long.

I think it's a rather ugly design. It's just not...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By FSJunkie
I mean...you have a Dana 20, which is a cast iron...

I mean...you have a Dana 20, which is a cast iron gear drive transfer case. Strong, simple, hard to kill, does it's job and doesn't complain.

Why you'd want to replace it with some aluminum chain...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By FSJunkie
NO!!!! Don't do it, don't try it. Any sustained...

NO!!!!

Don't do it, don't try it. Any sustained great difference in speed between the front and rear driveshafts, especially driving with one driveshaft removed, runs a very high risk of ruining the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,774
Posted By FSJunkie
The evaporation of fuel from the float bowl...

The evaporation of fuel from the float bowl varies greatly with ambient temperature and the volatility of the fuel.

It's possible that the fuel you are buying has a high volatility rate that makes...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-31-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By FSJunkie
I ran 30 psi back when I had that tire size.

I ran 30 psi back when I had that tire size.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-25-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By FSJunkie
I suppose this means stale French fries that fell...

I suppose this means stale French fries that fell down between the cracks of the seats never to be seen again no longer count as air fresheners.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-25-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By FSJunkie
The rear band doesn't take much stress in normal...

The rear band doesn't take much stress in normal use. It only grabs for reverse and to give engine braking in manual 1st. Lots of downshifting to manual 1st where the vehicle has to rev up the engine...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-25-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By FSJunkie
That is so crazy. I can tell you that every 1972...

That is so crazy. I can tell you that every 1972 Jeep, even down to the CJ5, had a vapor recovery system. Some used canisters and some just vented the gas tank into the engine crankcase, but they all...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-19-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By FSJunkie
A clutch probably isn't lined up. You have to...

A clutch probably isn't lined up. You have to really wiggle the front clutch assembly around as you slide it into engaging with the sun driving shell to get the clutch plates lined up so the assembly...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-19-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By FSJunkie
A Dana 20 should be absolutely silent in 2wd,...

A Dana 20 should be absolutely silent in 2wd, produce some light whine in 4hi, and whine pretty loudly in 4lo. The shift from 2wd to 4hi can be made at any speed driving forward, but I've personally...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-14-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By FSJunkie
Sometimes a bad module will leak tarry goo, but...

Sometimes a bad module will leak tarry goo, but it's not 100% conclusive. Usually the modules fail in one of these ways:

1. The engine starts and runs perfectly for a while then shuts off dead as a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-11-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By FSJunkie
No. The voltage regulator supplies power to the...

No. The voltage regulator supplies power to the fuel gauge and temperature gauge only. Any problem with the regulator causes equal fluctuation of both gauges together. The oil light and amp light are...
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