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Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By joe
As Tony(babywag) mentioned. Not a high in demand...

As Tony(babywag) mentioned. Not a high in demand replacement item and a chore to package/ship. Plan on storing them awhile. If you're in or near a decent size city with an auto glass shop, maybe...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By joe
$800 doesn't sound outrageous for a complete pro...

$800 doesn't sound outrageous for a complete pro rebuild of an OHC I-6 head. Fix the head, it's cheaper than a "good" motor swap. The 230 OHC motor is a good motor and in good condition plenty...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 08-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By joe
Nice. And welcome. 79 was a good year for FSJ's....

Nice. And welcome. 79 was a good year for FSJ's. Pretty as-is reliable stock rigs if maintained properly as opposed to modifying/improving(?) them. FSJ floor pans rust out from the inside-out from...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By joe
Chilton and Haynes manuals are all crap. They...

Chilton and Haynes manuals are all crap. They all cover(try) too many years which means none are covered in specifics. Save your money for a factory TSM for your specific year. Yeah lot more...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-16-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By joe
An 88 came stock with a Duraspark electronic...

An 88 came stock with a Duraspark electronic ignition. Stock plugs work just fine. If some other ign has been swapped in you may want to increase the gap a bit. Cap choice is dependent on what dist...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-16-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By joe
Only AT avail in 79 was a Jeep bolt patterned...

Only AT avail in 79 was a Jeep bolt patterned TH400.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-09-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By joe
Wild guess would be the AC clutch.

Wild guess would be the AC clutch.
Forum: Diesel Swaps 08-01-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By joe
If you're going for a dsl swap "just"...

If you're going for a dsl swap "just" for mpgs to save money That's generally not a viable economic plan. By the time you figure in total: buy-in eng costs, freshening up costs, accessories/mods etc...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-01-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By joe
You need to find another mechanic. Replacing...

You need to find another mechanic. Replacing head gaskets doesn't require rebuilding the motor. Don't even need to rebuild/replace the heads if not cracked. It's not a high tech job, just physical...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By joe
Never seen any actual field test data comparing...

Never seen any actual field test data comparing carbs w/ and w/o the barometers usefulness. In theory it should help some but as you mentioned it won't perform the same as a computer controlled EFI...
Forum: Wanted 07-24-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By joe
Have you tried a local auto body/collision shop?...

Have you tried a local auto body/collision shop? They usually have a wide variety of trim clips.
Forum: Wanted 07-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By joe
Any local auto parts store will get you fixed up....

Any local auto parts store will get you fixed up. The wiper arms aren't "Jeep" specific. The twin lic plate lights are prolly the round press-in lights in 76? Also generic. They come two to a card.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-22-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By joe
"Assuming" it's the AMC 360 V8 motor?...

"Assuming" it's the AMC 360 V8 motor? The easiest and cheapest without other mods needed would be another "AMC" 360. Is the car home in MT or stranded in MT? If stranded any junkyard 360 should get...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-19-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By joe
Don't expect finding an after market bench seat...

Don't expect finding an after market bench seat for a J-truck. Also don't expect a bolt-in bench from another brand truck. Also "measure" other brand seats before buying. J-truck cabs are narrower...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 07-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By joe
You're going to have to get "official"...

You're going to have to get "official" info from the the local county/state agency requiring your smog tests. Regardless of what the internet says, "they" are the ones that will allow or kill a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-12-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By joe
Wifes DD car and she wants it lifted? Unless...

Wifes DD car and she wants it lifted? Unless you/she "needs" a lift for ground clearance, I strongly suggest forget it. Quality lifts are expensive and can be never ending grief...just to look cool...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-06-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By joe
Drivers side. Don't know about the J-20...

Drivers side. Don't know about the J-20 specifically but most common was the 208 either behind an AT or MT. In the rest of the FSJ line and possibly(?) the J-20 was the optional 219 with AT only.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By joe
Citrusmaster, sounds like you've got the right...

Citrusmaster, sounds like you've got the right attitude. I'm not putting down the M715's. Tough rigs. I ran one in Nam for 3 months as part of a downed helo recovery team. There were times I...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-30-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By joe
Gotta ask why? What's your goal? Not the cheapest...

Gotta ask why? What's your goal? Not the cheapest plan if you need a new motor. Hope it ain't just for trying to get 21st century gas mileage. Won't happen and you can buy a lot of fuel for the money...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By joe
First suspect would be vapor lock. 2nd would be...

First suspect would be vapor lock. 2nd would be ign module going south.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-30-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By joe
Welcome and phew...losta questions in one post. ...

Welcome and phew...losta questions in one post. I'm gonna counter with a couple more question.
What's your intended goal/use? What's your budget, skill level and project time allotment?
The years...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-27-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By joe
I don't have a google acct and don't intend to so...

I don't have a google acct and don't intend to so I can't see your pics of the damaged area. if the area isn't too large and you just want to hide it. I've got a couple different style stamped metal...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-25-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By joe
There's an instrument/gauge trouble shooting...

There's an instrument/gauge trouble shooting section in the TSM. I'd start there. NOTE: "I'm electron impaired" so just guessing here but since your temp gauge is also inop I'd start testing there....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-24-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By joe
I would think with the low demand OEM type...

I would think with the low demand OEM type one-piece aren't avail anymore. I'd check with a shop that does RV/trailer work or a boat yard for cut-to-fit material sold by the foot. Our steel work...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By joe
If the output sasft bearing is worn allowing the...

If the output sasft bearing is worn allowing the shaft to wobble, it'll eat a new oil seal pretty quick. If the shaft has any deep scratches, burrs where the seal rides it'll eat a new seal quick....
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