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Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By nograin
Yes better to have a helper. Although you can...

Yes better to have a helper. Although you can use the idle speed screw for the first few hundred rpm above idle.
What's the timing at 600 or 650 rpm?
I assume you have a tachometer??
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nograin
Kennedy American had some of the seperators. But...

Kennedy American had some of the seperators. But there's really nothing to them internally so if you flush it out, it will be fine.

Two vents:
Most factory carbs from early 70s up have a second...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nograin
heh. You managd to attach a photo. The...

heh. You managd to attach a photo. The capability to attach photos is very limited.
I have 3 or 4.
The main way to show photos is host them elsewhere and then link to the photo. Flickr is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By nograin
Track is the metal which 'flex track' rides on. ...

Track is the metal which 'flex track' rides on.
If that has kink or a break in it, the flex-track will break sooner or later. Put a want ad out for the metal track if thats what you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nograin
There's only three ways that stuff can get into...

There's only three ways that stuff can get into the bowl.
The fuel feed which must go through the inlet valve. Anything under 30 microns or smaller will be picked up in the filter. Go ahead, cut it...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By nograin
looks like the support bracket on yours is...

looks like the support bracket on yours is missing or modified.
Should be easy to find a used one and send it over on a boat or plane.
In the meantime - bailing wire!

That bracket also has a bolt...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nograin
The fuel saturated charcoal bits will squish into...

The fuel saturated charcoal bits will squish into nothing.
When the fuel hose fails, the pump can't pull the fuel from the tank. That's the usual one to fail - the one to the pump.
Sounds like...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-23-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By nograin
So that's all normal. I'd be looking for clues...

So that's all normal.

I'd be looking for clues as to whether its fueling or ignition.

Backfire in the exhaust is due excess fuel (misfires)
Backfire in the carb is timing - either distributor or...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By nograin
I agree. When it comes to bleeding the rest, I...

I agree.
When it comes to bleeding the rest, I don't find it neccessary to open the meter valve. Nor does the shop manual say to. Its only when pressure bleeding that it helps.

'Metering valve'...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-10-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By nograin
This thread and links should get you started:...

This thread and links should get you started: Body Mounts
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=178320&highlight=bolts+body+mounts
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By nograin
I basically agree with Tony. This sure sounds...

I basically agree with Tony.


This sure sounds like a short (cross wire) or miswiring..
It even could be in the relay.
Safe way to check. Bring aligator clips for your meter leads.
Disconnect the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By nograin
Service manuals for '79 and for '84-86 show that...

Service manuals for '79 and for '84-86 show that it should start moving around 3 to 4" Hg and be fully advanced by 12" Hg.
Of course its possible a major change was done after '86.


Again not sure...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By nograin
Its possible the vacuum advance is coming in...

Its possible the vacuum advance is coming in sooner. Easy enough to dial it back.
I had to do that with my original engine to eliminate part throttle uphill pinging at 50 mph and up.


Having two...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By nograin
It will ping under load. When it does, then the...

It will ping under load.
When it does, then the spark is being lit too early for that condition.
It rarely happens at low rpm because its difficult to heavily load the engine at low rpm, especially...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By nograin
Lots of ideas. But what I would so is try to...

Lots of ideas.
But what I would so is try to isolate why it won't run.
Get one of those see through in-line spark testers. Then you'll know if its ignition related.
If it is, look for loose...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By nograin
I agree Dave - even though the wagon has a 2 bbl...

I agree Dave - even though the wagon has a 2 bbl - its super responsive when all is well.

Yes, maybe, no.
LOL.
If the gravel bits compress in your fingers then probably charcoal.
Unlikely the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By nograin
I found a lot of confusion on the 1985 lower...

I found a lot of confusion on the 1985 lower cable with cruise control. The one I bought (Rockauto ?) was too long. I used it for a while but had a new cable custom made. Look up speedometer cable...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By nograin
Some possible helpful threads. Ristows 2150...

Some possible helpful threads.
Ristows 2150 rebuild thread
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=101921

A lot of photos identifying vacuum lines and devices on a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By nograin
The fact that it needs choke after warmed up is...

The fact that it needs choke after warmed up is the big clue.

There's two possibilities
- huge air leak
- lack of fuel

The first is less likely but one place it can come from is the PCV Valve...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By nograin
If you can't find a '71 FSM, look for guys with a...

If you can't find a '71 FSM, look for guys with a distributor tester and the tune up cards.
You can try Halifaxhops in Halifax Pa. He only rebuilds Chrysler distributors but may have and be willing...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-10-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By nograin
the service manual has some OK drawings. I've...

the service manual has some OK drawings.
I've made some of my own and have some pics - although I'm not sure if the wiring is the same from '85 to an '87.

But first, I dont' fully understand your...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-30-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By nograin
Ah ha. This is a hot rodders type mistake. ...

Ah ha. This is a hot rodders type mistake. Because the engine only has to overcome friction, we can add a ton of initial and lean the heck out of it too. It just seems to run great. But its...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-29-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By nograin
OK. I'll give it shot. and no need to apologize. ...

OK. I'll give it shot. and no need to apologize. There's tons of conjecture and not many that have a way to get to the science and engineering.


Manifold vacuum is useful indicator of load when in...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By nograin
Igniting before the intake valve closed is...

Igniting before the intake valve closed is generally too much initial timing. rotate the distr.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-06-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By nograin
Also be aware there was a change in the manifolds...

Also be aware there was a change in the manifolds related to the driveshafts moving to the driver side. '76 has air tubes?
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