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Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:23 PM
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Posted By nograin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
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: 22
Views: 719
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: 290
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: 511
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: 5,183
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: 511
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: 276
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: 402
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: 571
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: 571
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: 808
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: 1,884
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: 477
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: 808
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: 649
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: 176
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: 313
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...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-16-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,474
Posted By nograin
That's about typical milage for mixed...

That's about typical milage for mixed driving.
Only conditions I consistantly get over 12 mpg are long drives on highways without any stop lights and signs.

EGR may help help the milage slightly. ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-03-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By nograin
I was going to answer but the OP hasn't been back...

I was going to answer but the OP hasn't been back since mid January...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By nograin
I posted a couple pictures of removal way back...

I posted a couple pictures of removal way back when on my website.
Just click on my screen name and select 'homepage'
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 03-13-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,010
Posted By nograin
If you want a slightly different version, contact...

If you want a slightly different version, contact crackedback.
He hasn't done many for our rigs, but lots for mopars.
Based on the one he sent me, may need a longer run to connect to the alternator....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By nograin
Not right!!!!!! Amps should zero....

Not right!!!!!!

Amps should zero. ZERO!!!

That's a Danger Danger Will Rogers big time.

Note which way it reads, charge or discharge, and then shut it OFF.
Turn key to run or accessory without...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By nograin
An intake manifold needs to have a bit of fuel in...

An intake manifold needs to have a bit of fuel in it before there is enough fuel air to make its way into the cylinders to fire off.
This is why there is a difference in starting a cold engine...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By nograin
No.

No.
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