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Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By FSJunkie
Bad things happen when carburetors that were...

Bad things happen when carburetors that were originally automatic choke are converted to manual choke. "Converted" isn't even an accurate term. "Molested" is more accurate.


I've bought many cars...
Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By FSJunkie
Absolutely the lever type of spring compressor...

Absolutely the lever type of spring compressor would be easier but the trick is finding one or making one.

Rings tend to last a really long time on these engines. Most of the time they burn oil...
Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By FSJunkie
A properly installed plastic valve cover is...

A properly installed plastic valve cover is better than an poorly installed aluminum valve cover.


My Eagle came to me with an aluminum valve cover poorly installed. Several of the bolts were not...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-07-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By FSJunkie
The hard part about changing the valve stem seals...

The hard part about changing the valve stem seals is using the valve spring compressor. The crank-down type of compressors are a massive pain in the butt to operate. It can be done, but it's not much...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-05-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By FSJunkie
Depends on the year. Early gauges use a...

Depends on the year.

Early gauges use a mechanical voltage regulator that gets flakey with age and use.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-03-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By FSJunkie
Holy smokes. No, that doesn't look misaligned....

Holy smokes. No, that doesn't look misaligned.

I think the belt is slipping on the alternator pully. The alternator is too hard for the belt to turn it and the question is why. Lots of possible...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
I found a 2017 oil analysis of the new CK-4...

I found a 2017 oil analysis of the new CK-4 formula of Rotella T4 10W30 that is currently on shelves. It shows 1079 PPM Zinc and 923 PPM Phosphorus. Good to know because that is the oil I have...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-01-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By FSJunkie
At least your Jeep has improved later rust...

At least your Jeep has improved later rust preventative coatings. My Jeep has none of that. They didn't even prime the metal on mine before painting it. The metal may be galvanized but there is no...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
I tested fresh from the bottle Quaker State high...

I tested fresh from the bottle Quaker State high mileage 10W30 in 2016. It came out to 915 PPM Zinc and 667 PPM Phosphorus. I ran it in all my engines for thousands of miles. I rebuilt one engine of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-01-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By FSJunkie
HA! You're in Illinois. That is where cars go to...

HA! You're in Illinois. That is where cars go to die.

Avoid driving it. That's the best thing. Only drive on clear days when the roads are dry. There will be salt on the roads but it's not so bad...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-30-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By FSJunkie
All vintage trucks are exploding in value....

All vintage trucks are exploding in value.

People are getting tired of muscle cars, praise the Lord.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-30-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
My concern with Diesel oil is that that it is...

My concern with Diesel oil is that that it is very strong in detergents that may work against the ZDDP. I also don't like my engines to be too clean inside. A thin layer of varnishy gunk helps to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-29-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
Measured ZDDP levels do not change much over the...

Measured ZDDP levels do not change much over the usable life of the oil in my experience. Besides, I like knowing the ZDDP level at the end of the oil change anyway because it tells me the oil was...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-29-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
Most modern Diesel oils are API SN approved and...

Most modern Diesel oils are API SN approved and limited to 900 PPM of ZDDP, which is considered boarderline for old flat tappet engines.

I have been researching Rotella a lot. It is unclear if the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-29-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By FSJunkie
I cannot recomend an equalizer hitch with sway...

I cannot recomend an equalizer hitch with sway control and electric trailer brakes with an automatic inertial controller enough. That goes for towing with any vehicle.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-28-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By FSJunkie
I think about how many Jeeps are driving on the...

I think about how many Jeeps are driving on the roads still with 100,000+ mile 4.0L sixes that the owners are running plain old API SN 10W30 in without flattening their cam. Most 4.0L's are owned by...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-28-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By FSJunkie
The topic of Wagoneer brakes makes me laugh. At...

The topic of Wagoneer brakes makes me laugh. At least most of you guys have power front disk brakes. My Wagoneer has manual 11"x2" drums at all four wheels.

Let's just say I rely heavily on my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-27-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By FSJunkie
3.31 was the standard axle ratio in 1972. 3.73...

3.31 was the standard axle ratio in 1972. 3.73 was the optional ratio highly recomended for towing.

Gearing is all the difference in the world. Let me put it this way:

Low gearing (2.73) with a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-26-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By FSJunkie
Can I please have your mechanical cruise control...

Can I please have your mechanical cruise control setup so I can install it on my AMC Ambassador? Control box, speedometer cables, bellows and brackets for the bellows, wiring harness, and switch.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By FSJunkie
Generally if you stick a layer of Dynamat or...

Generally if you stick a layer of Dynamat or similar product to the metal then cover it with a thick padded material like jute carpet padding it results in a pretty quiet and cool interior.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-21-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By FSJunkie
Wait, you found someone who built a Buick V8 that...

Wait, you found someone who built a Buick V8 that doesn't burn oil, leak oil, have terrible oil pressure, or otherwise systematically destroy itself? That's amazing.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-17-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By FSJunkie
Green antifreeze should be drained, flushed, and...

Green antifreeze should be drained, flushed, and refilled every fall. That is what our owners and service manuals say. Every third fall at the bare minimum or corrosion will set in. The additives...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-16-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By FSJunkie
Motorweek back in the day tested the interior...

Motorweek back in the day tested the interior sound level of a new Wagoneer Limited at 55 MPH to be approximately 70 decibels, which was well within average for all cars of the time. 70 decibels...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-16-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By FSJunkie
Most of the new pumps are made by Gates or GMB...

Most of the new pumps are made by Gates or GMB and most of the remanufactured ones are done by A1 Cardone. Doesn't matter who you buy the pump from, it's likely one of those companies.

Buy whichever...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By FSJunkie
Engines can be quiet at 3000 RPM.... But not...

Engines can be quiet at 3000 RPM....

But not when people put big exhaust pipes on them with loud mufflers.

Not when people put open element air cleaners on them that don't muffle carburetor...
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