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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-12-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By FSJunkie
Wives daily drove these Jeeps when they were new,...

Wives daily drove these Jeeps when they were new, so what changed? These were the go-to vehicle of rural soccer moms for decades. Wagoneers were arguably the first four wheel drive utility vehicle...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-12-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By FSJunkie
Don't do it.

Don't do it.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-29-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By FSJunkie
I wouldn't spread that information around if I...

I wouldn't spread that information around if I were you.

The EPA on a federal level is really cracking down on DIY air condition service. It's now illegal to buy more than a couple cans of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-21-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By FSJunkie
Yeah, that would do it. Having the Schrader valve...

Yeah, that would do it. Having the Schrader valve in there wouldn't be a problem if the equalization tube had a depressor inside it to open the valve, but it doesn't.

The new evaporators probably...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-16-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By FSJunkie
Keep in mind Jeep changed filters in 1988....

Keep in mind Jeep changed filters in 1988. Post-1988 engines use the Wix 51058, also called the NAPA Gold 1085.

I've bought and sold dozens if not hundreds of 1085's over the years and not one has...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-16-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By FSJunkie
Not if it was plugged off and bypassed, which is...

Not if it was plugged off and bypassed, which is a seriously common theme on old cars. "I don't understand this, so I'm going to bypass it."

Not that you'd do that, of course. I make no accusation...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-14-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By FSJunkie
Thank you. I'll just add a few things to that....

Thank you. I'll just add a few things to that.

There is this radical idea that engines that run better produce fewer emissions too. It doesn't have to be one at the cost of the other. They happen...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By FSJunkie
Does your expansion valve have two capillary...

Does your expansion valve have two capillary tubes coming off it? One is a temperature sensing tube and the other is a pressure sensing tube. Both connect to the evaporator outlet line. The...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-11-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By FSJunkie
The expansion valve is flowing far too much...

The expansion valve is flowing far too much refrigerant. It thinks the evaporator outlet line is hot so it's metering lots of refrigerant into the evaporator. This often happens when the thermal...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-31-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By FSJunkie
Ported vacuum for the distributor advance has the...

Ported vacuum for the distributor advance has the added benefit of the ignition timing remaining steady regardless of how the engine is loaded at idle. So long as the throttle is shut, the ignition...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-18-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,908
Posted By FSJunkie
Some Dana 44's use an inner wheel bearing seal....

Some Dana 44's use an inner wheel bearing seal. Mine did. Early production, I suppose. The outer seal is a different style too. It's interesting that the original D44 and M20 bearings were tapered...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-17-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By FSJunkie
Worry about overall trailer weight, not tongue...

Worry about overall trailer weight, not tongue weight. The Jeep can handle tongue weight, especially with a weight distributing hitch. Trailer weight is what you have to watch.

Wagoneers were...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-05-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By FSJunkie
Get some Q-Bond. It glues most any kind of...

Get some Q-Bond. It glues most any kind of plastic and fills in cracks very well.

It's a powder that you sprinkle into the crack, break, or space between parts that you want to glue then drip a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-05-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By FSJunkie
The power to engage the compressor clutch passes...

The power to engage the compressor clutch passes through both the thermostat and the fan switch, so the compressor will never engage unless the fan is turned on....except in the PC position. That...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-05-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By FSJunkie
Any timing cover should be checked for oil pump...

Any timing cover should be checked for oil pump shaft and distributor gear alignment along with oil pump gear clearance checks.

I use gear marking compound on the distributor gear to see the mesh...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-03-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By FSJunkie
I buy Bulltear. I trust my eyes and my...

I buy Bulltear.

I trust my eyes and my measurements
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-02-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By FSJunkie
I get so tired of machinists building AMC engines...

I get so tired of machinists building AMC engines to Chevy clearances.

Nearly all of the problems people experience on AMC V8's is not the fault of the lubrication system. It's the fault of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-31-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By FSJunkie
Verify that pressure is accurate before you freak...

Verify that pressure is accurate before you freak out.

I ignore stock electric oil pressure gauges so much that it actually got me in trouble.

I didn't believe the gauge when it slowly worked it's...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-26-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By FSJunkie
If there is no ridge at the top of the cylinder...

If there is no ridge at the top of the cylinder that you can catch a finger nail on, then you can flex hone the cylinders and put new rings on the original (cleaned) pistons. Still run a ridge reamer...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-21-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By FSJunkie
Vacuum gauge is the hard way to adjust the idle...

Vacuum gauge is the hard way to adjust the idle fuel mixture.

Just put a tachometer on it and adjust the mixture screws with the transmission in drive, parking brake set, and wheels blocked. Adjust...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-20-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By FSJunkie
Fel-Pro does not make valve cover gaskets for the...

Fel-Pro does not make valve cover gaskets for the 250, 287, and 327 engine or include them in any kind of gasket set. It's been that way for at least the last decade because the 2009 Fel-Po catalog...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-20-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By FSJunkie
Working on it.

Working on it.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-18-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,760
Posted By FSJunkie
A bad AMC 360 still makes more oil pressure than...

A bad AMC 360 still makes more oil pressure than a good Buick 350.

Buick oil pumps are like AMC oil pumps but even stupider. Imagine the AMC pump but 2/3 the size. You have to build a Buick pump...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-18-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By FSJunkie
Well I am a sales associate at one of the largest...

Well I am a sales associate at one of the largest NAPA stores in the country and I own two 327's, so...

I will check this out on my first day back at work, which is Tuesday, and I will report back...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-05-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By FSJunkie
1/8" truck air brake line. It's same as OE...

1/8" truck air brake line. It's same as OE just all black. Color code with paint as needed.
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