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Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-03-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By FSJunkie
What you describe is 100% normal. A fully warmed...

What you describe is 100% normal.

A fully warmed up engine will start immediately if it is started within a minute or so of being shut off.

Longer than that allows the lack of air movement around...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-28-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By FSJunkie
The torsion bar inside the steering gear valve...

The torsion bar inside the steering gear valve assembly controls the steering effort. You can either do major surgery on the steering box to switch out the torsion bar, which runs a high risk of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-28-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By FSJunkie
My guess is there is no spec for them. Typical...

My guess is there is no spec for them.

Typical torque for a 5/16 or 3/8 bolt is 15 to 25 foot-pounds.

Basically one hand on a typical 3/8 drive ratchet without hurting your hand.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-28-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,071
Posted By FSJunkie
You will need an arbor press of at least 20 tons...

You will need an arbor press of at least 20 tons capacity, a pinion flange holding fixture, bearing and seal drivers, and a dial indicator. Those are non-negotiable.

A torque wrench of at least 250...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-24-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By FSJunkie
Thin cylinder walls causing overheating is a...

Thin cylinder walls causing overheating is a common thing that one hears in chat circles at car shows, but the laws of thermodynamics and materials science don't support it, nor does my own...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By FSJunkie
A 195 thermostat doesn't even start to open until...

A 195 thermostat doesn't even start to open until 195. It's not fully open until 218. Meaning the cooling system isn't at full capacity until the engine warms up to at least 218.

The design dictates...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-18-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By FSJunkie
Late ignition timing usually doesn't cause a...

Late ignition timing usually doesn't cause a stumble, it just makes them sluggish. The best initial ignition timing setting depends on the year and model of distributor because the mechanical advance...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-23-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By FSJunkie
Jeep began offering Eaton mechanical cruise...

Jeep began offering Eaton mechanical cruise control around 1976. Going that route requires finding an intact system that can be reconditioned and put back into service since nearly all the parts are...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-23-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By FSJunkie
It hugely depends on the type of paint and it's...

It hugely depends on the type of paint and it's condition.

Most modern clear coat urethane and acrylic paints respond well to a synthetic polymer wax such as Meguiar's Ultimate or Turtle Wax Ice....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-11-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By FSJunkie
I suspect it's too much. 10* initial timing at...

I suspect it's too much.

10* initial timing at idle, no vac. advance.

The mechanical advance should start around 900 RPM and gradually build up to a maximum total timing (initial + mechanical) of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By FSJunkie
They were just wax pellet switches. They work the...

They were just wax pellet switches. They work the same way your thermostat works. They reach a certain temperature then open or close vacuum ports to control various engine...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By FSJunkie
I can give you 1972 specifications. Standard...

I can give you 1972 specifications.

Standard front springs are 160 pounds per inch.
Standard rear springs are dual rate 140 / 250 pounds per inch.

Heavy duty springs were 230 pounds per inch...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-15-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By FSJunkie
Larger wire is always a good thing. More current...

Larger wire is always a good thing. More current can flow through it with less heat generated and less drop in voltage. The downsides are larger wire is more expensive and harder to work with.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-03-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By FSJunkie
They are very tight when the clutch packs are...

They are very tight when the clutch packs are new. Dana published a bulletin saying that it should take between 75 and 250 foot pounds to rotate one wheel with the other wheel fixed and the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By FSJunkie
Yes you can just plug in the ignition module...

Yes you can just plug in the ignition module without mounting it. It will function just fine without being mounted.

The module is easily the most common cause for no spark or weak spark. Typically...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By FSJunkie
The best advice I can give you is to lay the...

The best advice I can give you is to lay the carpet out starting at the drivetrain tunnel down the middle of the floor and work your way out towards the sides where the door sill plates are.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-21-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By FSJunkie
First of all, I just have to say that white plugs...

First of all, I just have to say that white plugs don't necessarily mean it's running lean. It could just mean it needs colder spark plugs. Lean engines run poorly. A carburetor that is lean at part...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-11-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By FSJunkie
Rule #1 of FSJ ownership: the factory oil...

Rule #1 of FSJ ownership: the factory oil pressure gauge is never to be trusted. Verify with a known good and accurate gauge before you decide that something is wrong with your engine.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-11-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By FSJunkie
Likely all of the remanufactured boosters that...

Likely all of the remanufactured boosters that you see listed online and in the catalogs of auto parts stores are by A1 Cardone.

A1 Cardone and their distributors will show you photos and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-11-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By FSJunkie
The 1.21 venturi Motorcraft 2150 is rated at 351...

The 1.21 venturi Motorcraft 2150 is rated at 351 cfm. Ristow was within 1 cfm.

I have a 360 with that carburetor and I have another 360 with a 600 cfm four barrel. The extra flow of the four barrel...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-04-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By FSJunkie
You can send them off to A1 Cardone to be rebuilt...

You can send them off to A1 Cardone to be rebuilt an returned to you. Most good Napa Auto Parts stores have the forms available and can handle the payment and shipping for you. I do it for my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-04-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By FSJunkie
The blue Wagoneer in the second post is on it's...

The blue Wagoneer in the second post is on it's original tires. That's hot.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-10-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By FSJunkie
Dump some limited slip axle differential additive...

Dump some limited slip axle differential additive into it. That should loosen it up.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,918
Posted By FSJunkie
I am pleased to see so little chatter on this...

I am pleased to see so little chatter on this forum about the new GW. Proof that nobody here really cares after being gaslighted for so long.

I think it's a rather ugly design. It's just not...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By FSJunkie
I mean...you have a Dana 20, which is a cast iron...

I mean...you have a Dana 20, which is a cast iron gear drive transfer case. Strong, simple, hard to kill, does it's job and doesn't complain.

Why you'd want to replace it with some aluminum chain...
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