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Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tgreese
Yes, the Borg-Warner automatic was discontinued...

Yes, the Borg-Warner automatic was discontinued when the 230cid OHC six was also discontinued. The 327 Jeeps got the GM TH400, which is a durable and strong transmission, with plenty of modern parts...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By tgreese
From the day, it seemed tire clearance was the...

From the day, it seemed tire clearance was the original motivation. Made to accept the wide tires on white spoke wheels. Likely still the most important factor today.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By tgreese
Better to decide what engine speed you want whan...

Better to decide what engine speed you want whan traveling on the highway. Easy to calculate based on the tire size and gearing, using one of the many online gearing calculators.

The higher...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By tgreese
You could try to buy from a regular junkyard....

You could try to buy from a regular junkyard. www.car-part.com (http://www.car-part.com) searches for the part you enter. If you find one part of the front clip you my find the others. Look for the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-04-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By tgreese
Year, model? I'd go to the WTB forum here and buy...

Year, model? I'd go to the WTB forum here and buy used. Your local automotive machine shop can install a new seal/bearing/retainer if you want new bearings. Or try Montana Overland.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-02-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By tgreese
There is a parts book here with informative...

There is a parts book here with informative drawings of driveshafts, IIRC. https://oljeep.com/edge_parts_man.html Can't look right now ... I can help later if you have trouble.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-26-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By tgreese
Definitely a bad day. My sympathies Tony. This...

Definitely a bad day. My sympathies Tony.

This is the risk we run when we drive these Jeeps. Sometimes you cannot control the situation.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By tgreese
'74 uses a Motorola alternator. There are...

'74 uses a Motorola alternator. There are companies that sell Delco 10SI or 12SI alternators (what you want) that bolt in for the Motorolas. Search online and you should find them. There's also a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-23-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By tgreese
Suggest you ask on the paint forum of...

Suggest you ask on the paint forum of Autobody101.com Supposedly (no first hand experience) metallics are difficult in single-stage. The usual approach is to spray BC/CC with the base just covering,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-23-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By tgreese
Pretty common thing to make if you can weld and...

Pretty common thing to make if you can weld and need it. Check your local Jeep/4x4 club forums and see if someone will lend you one.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-23-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By tgreese
What do you mean? Ignition is off when the switch...

What do you mean? Ignition is off when the switch is off.

Where was the VR bypassed? List the wire numbers from the diagram.

Realize that the 6-cylinder Jeeps got the Delco alternator with the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-21-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By tgreese
I'd think you'll need to remove the upholstery to...

I'd think you'll need to remove the upholstery to repair the break. Dunno - just guessing and trying to be helpful. The upholstery goes over the padding/frame like a glove and is usually held at the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-18-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By tgreese
The factory 4-speed in that Jeep is barely...

The factory 4-speed in that Jeep is barely adequate for V8 power, IMO. There were some 360 2V FSJs from this era with a variant of this 4-speed, but those transmissions have taller gearing than the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-18-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By tgreese
Which transmission do you have? Go 4.0L HO with...

Which transmission do you have? Go 4.0L HO with MPI.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-18-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By tgreese
Nah, they are not meant to come off easily. They...

Nah, they are not meant to come off easily. They prevent emissions "tampering." In the day, techs would get new ones if the idle mixture needed adjustment. Just break them and adjust to "best lean...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By tgreese
Suggest you buy the TSM. Less than $25 on CD-ROM...

Suggest you buy the TSM. Less than $25 on CD-ROM from RockAuto. No '75 diagram online that I know of.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=417941&cc=1309474&jsn=371
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By tgreese
Which Jeep? Don't run the factory ammeter with...

Which Jeep? Don't run the factory ammeter with that alternator - could cause a fire.

Supposedly a 3-wire can be configured as a 1-wire if you connect the sense wire to the charge wire and leave the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By tgreese
The '88 diagram shows 4 fusible links: ...

The '88 diagram shows 4 fusible links: http://oljeep.com/gw/elec/88/88_FSJ_WiringDiagramPage1.jpg (http://oljeep.com/gw/elec/88/88_FSJ_WiringDiagramPage1.jpg)

They are all right at the starter...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By tgreese
Back in the day, the Carter universal rotary vane...

Back in the day, the Carter universal rotary vane pumps were popular. They are fairly quiet. The Carter mechanical pumps don't seem to be as high a quality today as they were when cars used them, but...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-04-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By tgreese
Matte or flat paints are made by adding a...

Matte or flat paints are made by adding a flattening agent (typically powdered talc) which roughens the usual gloss. Adding a flattener to any paint makes the surface softer and reduces its...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-03-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By tgreese
I used the Hirsch tank coating for my CJ-6, and...

I used the Hirsch tank coating for my CJ-6, and it has been fine for more than a decade.

https://www.hirschauto.com/Gas-Tank-Sealer-_-Repair/products/4/

NB I cleaned the tank really well, used...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By tgreese
Why are you abandoning the yellow wire? I'd...

Why are you abandoning the yellow wire?

I'd remove the red wire with the fusible link that goes to the splice at B2, and connect the yellow wire to there. This will give you one of the fusible...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-31-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By tgreese
Looking this up online, it says that a 2560001 is...

Looking this up online, it says that a 2560001 is a Mallory Dual-Point for an AMC engine. As i understand it, "dual point" means that it has two sets of points that open/close at half the speed of a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By tgreese
Just a guess, they are quite different. I know...

Just a guess, they are quite different. I know the rod ends are different sizes, with the J-truck parts 7/16" diameter and the CJ parts 3/8". So likely even the holes in the arms are different...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-31-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By tgreese
14 ga fusible link. This is the exact part that I...

14 ga fusible link. This is the exact part that I used.
https://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-BP-FL-14-Fusible-Universal/dp/B001BXR9L8/ref=sr_1_31?keywords=fusible+link&qid=1572541295&sr=8-31

These are...
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