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Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-04-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Got the rear springs installed yesterday, bolted...

Got the rear springs installed yesterday, bolted in without much fuss. Getting the 40+ year old bushings off of the posts back there was another issue however. Measuring from the lower body line, the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-29-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Opposite, the pads on the Dana 44 out of a 75...

Opposite, the pads on the Dana 44 out of a 75 Wagoneer are 3/4" narrower than the pads on the Dana 30 that I pulled out of my 73 Wagoneer. With the springs anchored at the rear mount and connected...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Offset shackles welded up and installed. I made...

Offset shackles welded up and installed. I made them 1" longer than the factory shackles, but with the reduced side tension and binding on the springs I still ended up at the same ride height as...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-23-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Springs and axle are in without any major issues....

Springs and axle are in without any major issues. The perches on the D44 are slightly narrower than the stock D30, By about 3/4" which ends up being around 1.5" off at the shackle end when the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-14-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By FMJBT
I'd look at the oil pressure sending unit if it...

I'd look at the oil pressure sending unit if it suddenly developed a condition of zero pressure. An oil pump going bad is typically a long drawn out process as it wears down. A sudden failure would...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Minor update: Hubs, rotors and brakes are...

Minor update: Hubs, rotors and brakes are installed. I went with Bronco 5 lug hubs and rotors, these bolted right up to the spindles from the 75 Wagoneer Dana 44 with no issues. I opted for some...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-22-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By FMJBT
Could be misaligned. Does it have a lot of...

Could be misaligned. Does it have a lot of vibration prior to breaking loose? The angle on the pinion should be more or less the same as the angle of the yoke coming out of the rear of the transfer...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-22-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By FMJBT
Early Wagoneer lift: Cracking the code

My 73 Waggy that I bought last year on Craigslist came with some form of 3-4" lift kit installed. The rear seems to be just stock springs with 4" blocks under them. The front is a mystery though,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-22-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By FMJBT
Throwing the driveshaft how? Sounds like you...

Throwing the driveshaft how? Sounds like you might need a longer driveshaft after the lift.
Forum: Fuel Injection 06-18-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,859
Posted By FMJBT
I went from around 8 mpg with an Edelbrock 4bbl...

I went from around 8 mpg with an Edelbrock 4bbl card to around 11 with the Fitech. Temp sensor this winter was registering 170-ish when warmed up, now I'm seeing 180-190 range with summer temps. ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-13-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By FMJBT
I ran mine off of the roof crossmember behind the...

I ran mine off of the roof crossmember behind the rear seats. Mounted with 1/2" fine thread bolts and nylock nuts using large 1-1/2" fender washers on the backside. The retractor is mounted to an...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-02-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,634
Posted By FMJBT
Looks good! I did the 4 barrel Fitech conversion...

Looks good! I did the 4 barrel Fitech conversion on my 73 Wagoneer a few months ago. It has also developed that issue where it needs to crank a long time before starting. When I first put it on,...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-28-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 230,219
Posted By FMJBT
Not sure if this counts, but there's a lifted...

Not sure if this counts, but there's a lifted Wagoneer in the background of the picture for this article. Which one of you Negative Nancies was this? :D...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-30-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By FMJBT
Older Chevy Blazers have the same spring lengths...

Older Chevy Blazers have the same spring lengths as the early Wagoneers, 22X22 in front and 26X26 in the rear. I've been thinking about using Skyjacker Softride springs designed for Blazers. The...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 03-19-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By FMJBT
Thanks for the info Backroadin! I'm going to run...

Thanks for the info Backroadin! I'm going to run the Bronco hubs and rotors in the front to get back to a 5x5.5 bolt pattern, I have all the parts and they look like everything should fit, but I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 03-19-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By FMJBT
Thanks! Next, or in conjunction with the springs...

Thanks! Next, or in conjunction with the springs will be the axles and diffs. I recently scored a Dana 44 out of a 75 Wagoneer to put up front in place of the closed knuckle Dana 30 it currently...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 03-18-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By FMJBT
Quad guage (not compatible with factory senders,...

Quad guage (not compatible with factory senders, but includes its own for fuel, water temp, and oil):...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 03-18-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By FMJBT
No issues with the speedo so far. It's a true...

No issues with the speedo so far. It's a true GPS so it uses satellites rather than triangulating from phone towers. It takes about 15-20 seconds to find all the available satellites when you turn...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-17-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By FMJBT
Cant speak to the Holley setup, but I just put...

Cant speak to the Holley setup, but I just put Fitech on mine and have been pretty happy with it for the 600 or so miles I've put on it. I ended up going with an in-tank pump running through a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 03-17-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By FMJBT
1973 Wagoneer from New Mexico

Greetings all, recently purchased a Wagoneer off of Craigslist that was too cheap to pass up. Needed some work to get back on the road, but after a few weeks of work into it I've been DD'ing it to...
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