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Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-11-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
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, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
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, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Serious Johnson
I can see paradise by the dashboard lights. S.J.

I can see paradise by the dashboard lights.

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-18-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By Serious Johnson
There have been a few, but the one that still...

There have been a few, but the one that still bothers me is my '69 Camaro. I bought it in 1974 ($1,600, as I recall). When I was in the Army in '77 I didn't need a daily driver (had keys to...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-06-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Serious Johnson
I run a 20-gallon S-10 Blazer tank in the spare...

I run a 20-gallon S-10 Blazer tank in the spare tire location on my Wagoneer as its only tank (coffin tank wouldn't fit with the current drivetrain, and the in-tank pump works with my GM fuel...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-06-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Serious Johnson
Saw a post yesterday (8/5/2017) about new snow on...

Saw a post yesterday (8/5/2017) about new snow on Monarch Pass, Colorado. I used to live in Maysville, just below Monarch, and we once got 18 " of snow from 3 separate August storms that didn't each...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-06-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Serious Johnson
My first brandamnew car was a '79 FJ40 Land...

My first brandamnew car was a '79 FJ40 Land Crusher -- $6,669, desert beige, grey interior, no options -- not even power steering. It had its first big stuck and first big dent with 40 miles on the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-17-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Serious Johnson
'85 GW speedometer

Asking for someone looking at an '85 Grand Wag. Did the US '85 come with a round 100 MPH speedometer? Thanks.

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-17-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By Serious Johnson
I fill them most of the way then sling them...

I fill them most of the way then sling them around in a few circles with my arm until the oil sinks into the medium -- not perfect and probably unnecessary, but satisfying to do.

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-31-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Serious Johnson
Well, mine are narrow 33x9.5s on stock 12-spoke...

Well, mine are narrow 33x9.5s on stock 12-spoke aluminum wheels -- no spacers, stock shackles. If I put chains on, those are going to eventually hit something, but the tires clear the unmodified...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-31-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Serious Johnson
Well, mine are narrow 33x9.5s on stock 12-spoke...

Well, mine are narrow 33x9.5s on stock 12-spoke aluminum wheels. If I put chains on, those are going to eventually hit something, but the tires clear the unmodified bodywork & other bits just fine...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-26-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Serious Johnson
I have BDS 4400 springs (I forget the rate, but...

I have BDS 4400 springs (I forget the rate, but they're soft, and about 4" lift), poly bushings, stock front sway bar, dropped Pittman, 9.5x33 BGF ATs & Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks on my '83...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-22-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Serious Johnson
I had an opportunity to drive a rental 2004...

I had an opportunity to drive a rental 2004 Toyota Sequoia while Dear Wife's RX8 was again in the shop. I'm sure that the Sequoia is considerably heavier than the Wagoneer, but other comparisons are...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-22-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By Serious Johnson
When I was a kid an uncle had a WWII Jeep for...

When I was a kid an uncle had a WWII Jeep for running around on his mountain, and he let me drive it. It was a lot newer then than my Wagoneer is now.

Then in the Army in the '70s I was motor...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-19-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 18,195
Posted By Serious Johnson
Some here in the South say that this election is...

Some here in the South say that this election is a correction of the one in 1860. That's a joke son, I say, a joke. I voted for Bernie in the primary then held my nose and voted for Clinton in the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Serious Johnson
Well, if you're hearing a compressed air hiss...

Well, if you're hearing a compressed air hiss from one cylinder through the intake, assuming that you've rotated the engine appropriately, you do have a leaking intake valve. That has nothing to do...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-30-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Serious Johnson
For a stock 360 with an "RV cam", the...

For a stock 360 with an "RV cam", the factory 2-bbl intake is not bad, and a Holley 500 is pretty close to the sweet spot of what those engines need. An Edelbrock Performer manifold and a 600 Holley...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-30-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By Serious Johnson
Any vehicle with 1960s-1980s American technology...

Any vehicle with 1960s-1980s American technology is going to take more fiddling upkeep than say a 15 year old Japanese car. The bare bones of an SJ are pretty simple & reliable, but tack on geejaws...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-11-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Serious Johnson
I've used low-pressure KYBs on a few cars when I...

I've used low-pressure KYBs on a few cars when I wanted to mimic stock performance at less than OEM cost. I just bought a set for Dear Li'l Sis's '68 Pontiac from Rock Auto for $80 shipped. On my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-03-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Serious Johnson
My Wag runs a T-18a 4-speed w/ 3.73s on 33s. The...

My Wag runs a T-18a 4-speed w/ 3.73s on 33s. The speedometer driven gear is whatever came in the '81 J-20 drivetrain donor, and I've timed the speedo at about 7.5% low. I always just did the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-03-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Serious Johnson
I'll trade you a Wagoneer for that Westie....

I'll trade you a Wagoneer for that Westie. :)

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-30-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Serious Johnson
3.73 gears? 31" tires? Making wine? Nice...

3.73 gears? 31" tires? Making wine?
Nice truck!

S.J.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-25-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Serious Johnson
Nothing really special: More or less stock bottom...

Nothing really special: More or less stock bottom end (now worn out, for obvious reasons, but not bent or busted), hypereutectic 9.5:1 pistons (.030 over), aforementioned K8600 cam (a mistake --...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-24-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Serious Johnson
7,640 according to one datalog, and over 7 grand...

7,640 according to one datalog, and over 7 grand on the tach several times. Not stock.

S.J.
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