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Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By joe
I'm with the others, you're going to be hard...

I'm with the others, you're going to be hard pressed to find 8-hole 15" wheels for anything let alone some that will bolt up to a Jeep. I don't know of any auto manufacturer that ever used 15"...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By joe
Newly re-installed motor huh? While the motor was...

Newly re-installed motor huh? While the motor was out, was the dist removed and re-installed. My first guess is the dist wasn't planted correctly and it's 180* out.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By joe
X2

X2
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By joe
Cool, looks somewhat like the Studebaker...

Cool, looks somewhat like the Studebaker Wagonaire but w/o the sliding roof.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By joe
X2 One mans too much is another's just right. For...

X2
One mans too much is another's just right. For usability IMHO you're in the range you want to be. It's a 36 year old Jeep truck not your mom's Lexus. For drivability and general use be glad you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-11-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By joe
As stated they're 9/16" NF (national-fine)...

As stated they're 9/16" NF (national-fine) same thread as the spark plugs. Whether you're replacing the air injection fittings or plugging the holes w/bolts, I highly recommend putting a smear of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By joe
What's wrong with yours where you think you need...

What's wrong with yours where you think you need to do a swap or you just going my what you saw on the internet? Also, what's your intended use? That carb wouldn't be my first 4V choice for a build...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-09-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By joe
Dang just saw the pic. I'm not big on lifted rigs...

Dang just saw the pic. I'm not big on lifted rigs for those that don't need them but yours looks good. Doesn't look stupid wannabe lifted but rather looks like it's alive and fresh and paying...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-08-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By joe
If you can convince someone of the type/brand of...

If you can convince someone of the type/brand of your lift (size and if redneck homebrew or official quality lift) you might be able to do a parts swap and you both do your own work and eat your own...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By joe
Me thinks with a just a std to mild rebuild yet...

Me thinks with a just a std to mild rebuild yet pinging (withTFI swap) you're chasing shadows and your ign/carb tuning isn't quite as flawless as you think it is. Unless with an extreme build even...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By joe
I think you're on the right track looking for a...

I think you're on the right track looking for a good used carb body. I don't know anything about rock auto and who rebuilds their carb? Generally buying Mexico "dip-n-shine" rebuilt carbs from any...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-03-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By joe
Plastic/nylon screw anchor. Doubt anyone sells...

Plastic/nylon screw anchor. Doubt anyone sells new ones retail. Might try a collision/autobody repair shop. They buy/get oddball fasteners in bulk from their wholesale parts vendors. Might find lead...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By joe
Sounds like two issues. A: Your windshield gasket...

Sounds like two issues. A: Your windshield gasket is old and leaking prolly near the lower corners. B: the drain in the kickpanel fresh air vent is plugged up and over flowing. Common for the vent...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By joe
Is it worth the money???? Depends on what you've...

Is it worth the money????
Depends on what you've got now and what your expectations are? If you've got the Delco points system now and you just don't like the ultra reliable/easy points, condensor...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-31-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By joe
Sorta but not ideal compatible. In 84 with the...

Sorta but not ideal compatible. In 84 with the advent of the Grand Wag edition the openings in the rear quarter panels for the vertical taillight assemblies changed drastically from the previous...
Forum: Wanted 10-31-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By joe
If you can't find a correct used mirror check the...

If you can't find a correct used mirror check the Lighting and Mirrors catalog at you local autoparts store(not online). All mirrors are from 3rd party manufactures that offer their range of mirrors...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-31-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By joe
Since you just swapped the dizzy, first thing I'd...

Since you just swapped the dizzy, first thing I'd check is with eng/#1 cyl at TDC "on comp stroke" is the rotor pointing to the #1 plug wire of the cap? I'd guess you botched installing the plug...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-29-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By joe
83 doors fit an 89. The plastic wood panels and...

83 doors fit an 89. The plastic wood panels and plastic trim will be different and don't know if there are any door weather striping differences but the doors and hinges will fit in the hole. For a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By joe
I'm sorta 50/50 with Tony. I'd think going a GM...

I'm sorta 50/50 with Tony. I'd think going a GM eng/trans/tcase swap is not the cheapest route but only you know your budget and how much work you can do yourself. Granted a "nailhead pattern th400...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By joe
To do a better job I like the remove part. I...

To do a better job I like the remove part. I wouldn't bother with building stands. I would hang'em from the rafters.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By joe
Have you got a decent NAPA store near you that...

Have you got a decent NAPA store near you that has parts vendor books and not just the computer that only goes back to 1979 or so? FORGET NAPAONLINE nonsense!
I've replaced master brake/ clutch and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By joe
Sorry to hear that but not overly surprised...

Sorry to hear that but not overly surprised either. Here in the US pretty much most especially elec parts are outsourced junk and it's a crap shoot for win/lose for quality :(
I think now even AC...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By joe
Haven't swapped out the ultra reliable Delco...

Haven't swapped out the ultra reliable Delco points system on an AMC with a Pertronix electronic conversion but have done it on other brands even a 60's era Mercedes Benz for a friend. NOT saying...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-26-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By joe
With a 6" lift I would highly suspect the...

With a 6" lift I would highly suspect the u-joints. Whats the rear driveshaft angle? Anything of 1.5* is going to raise hell with the joints. Was the axle assembly shimmed/tilted to retain proper...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By joe
I'd still vote for either swap both matchingF/R...

I'd still vote for either swap both matchingF/R 74 axles into the 81 or swap the 81 body onto the 74 chassis. Going to be a lot of work with unexpected glitches but cheapest in the long run. You...
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