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Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-25-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By nograin
Well I've had good experience with Hella's...

Well I've had good experience with Hella's "Vision Plus" 7" round headlights which are SAE automotive version of the H4 lamps. So far my experience with the 5.6" x 7.6" rectangular version is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-25-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By nograin
I just took a look at the webarchived diagram. I...

I just took a look at the webarchived diagram. I agree with Tim.
Honestly I don't see what that accomplishes.

If the goal is a more direct power route to the headlights, then Rick's harness will...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-31-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By nograin
That's not an ammeter. That's a voltmeter. It...

That's not an ammeter. That's a voltmeter.
It should zero when the key is off.
When the key if off, and nothing is on, voltage across the battery should be around 12.7.
With the engine running,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By nograin
If you're going to do ^that ^ make sure the...

If you're going to do ^that ^ make sure the wire's ring terminal does not touch any ground.

Another thing you (Triumph) can do is reconnect the ammeter. (Disconnect the battery when doing this). ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nograin
With a '77, connect to the alternator output...

With a '77, connect to the alternator output (unless you plan to run the headlights mostly with the engine off).
This shortens the distance the current has to flow going to the headlights.
It also...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nograin
In case someone comes along and reads this...

In case someone comes along and reads this thread, I'll give you my answers.

You are reading it correctly. The breaker is between the B1 terminal and the H terminal for the headlights.

The...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By nograin
This thread should help you figure out which...

This thread should help you figure out which filter mount is on your engine.
Change from metric oil filter to American
(http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=182161)...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By nograin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By nograin
Forum tips: If using a recent browser - and I'll...

Forum tips:
If using a recent browser - and I'll assume most phones - some key combinations cause the rest of the message to get cut off. I usually just use an old browser, but there are other work...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-02-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By nograin
tgreese's advice is really sound. I'll add...

tgreese's advice is really sound.

I'll add this.
These automotive electrical systems were not laid out like a house or building with all power going to a fuse box for distribution.

First, there are...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-02-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By nograin
There were changes over the years in how the...

There were changes over the years in how the wiring diagrams wires and circuits were labled. That said its always some variation on what was posted above.


Wire gage indicates the nominal diameter...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-27-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By nograin
I might have the grill off again at some point in...

I might have the grill off again at some point in the next month or two. If I do I'll be sure to take some photos.
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 12-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,729
Posted By nograin
best I can tell these are ABS. The JB weld...

best I can tell these are ABS.
The JB weld plastic epoxy and putty doesn't work well on ABS.
Yea I tried it too.
The best with ABS is chemically disolving and joining the cracks. Acetone works OK. ...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By nograin
Think my '85 has them and I think what was posted...

Think my '85 has them and I think what was posted above is about being like thin split hose is correct.
edit But it has a bigger flat section.

If I have pics I'll post 'em. edit Nothing but one...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-23-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By nograin
Viewing from the front, its on the right side. ...

Viewing from the front, its on the right side.

Black rubber cover over the front end (closest to us)
Black wire is about 4" and has a bullet...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By nograin
Yes, If he's still doing them. He was doing only...

Yes, If he's still doing them. He was doing only late model FSJ/XJ radios.

But Jan 2019 he sent me a note he had aquired info to fix the 1985 AM/FM digital. Mine works OK so haven't got 'round to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-19-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By nograin
In theory yes. In reality. Check how much...

In theory yes.
In reality. Check how much voltage can it resist, how much current it can flow, and whether it can operate and survive at engine compartment temperatures.



I'd first find out...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By nograin
Just saw this. GM 'SI' alternators internally...

Just saw this.


GM 'SI' alternators internally redirect power to create the electromagnetic field. When the alternator is just starting or turning too slowly power for the field comes from the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-18-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By nograin
Here you...

Here you go.
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=178320
Also some dimensions on my website.
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 12-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By nograin
Parts book for 81-86 lists both metal and...

Parts book for 81-86 lists both metal and plastic.


I'm not following what the 3M adhesive would be for. Didn't the metal ones slip on like the plastic ones?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-17-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By nograin
I don't think so - wrong shape. One good thing...

I don't think so - wrong shape.
One good thing about the factory wiring diagram is most of the connectors are illustrated on their own table.


The 84-85 diagram is one of the more difficult wiring...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-17-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By nograin
On most hex headed cap screws (what everyone...

On most hex headed cap screws (what everyone calls bolts) there will be markings indicating the SAE grade. There also will aften be some manufacturer marks for those into that level of detail. ...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-17-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By nograin
That does suck. Hope your feeling better soon.

That does suck. Hope your feeling better soon.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By nograin
$100 http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.p...

$100


http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=186547
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By nograin
If you want a premade one, plug and chug, message...

If you want a premade one, plug and chug, message member crackedback.


If you want a kit with good relays etc, look up Daniel Stern Lighting with your favorite search engine. He also has wiring...
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