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Forum: FSJ-PRIS 07-04-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 31,668
Posted By DarkMonohue
Sorry to hear about the cat. We had to put one...

Sorry to hear about the cat. We had to put one down a few weeks back, and even though I have never been a cat person, it was still hard.

Keep making progress where you can. If the rest of us are...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-03-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By DarkMonohue
^What he said. Fan is installed corectly, and...

^What he said. Fan is installed corectly, and these things just don't put the fan very far inside the shroud to begin with. I looked at my J20, which has an OEM-style radiator from BJ's, and only...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 07-03-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 31,668
Posted By DarkMonohue
Gotta admit, I would never have chosen that...

Gotta admit, I would never have chosen that color, although it sounds like you didn't exactly choose it, either. Having said that, it actually looks really good. It contrasts perfectly with the...
Forum: Street & Performance 06-19-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By DarkMonohue
Yep, just a short box, or two pipes side by side...

Yep, just a short box, or two pipes side by side with an open chamber between them.

I don't believe that there would be a significant difference in performance or sound between a small box-shaped...
Forum: Street & Performance 06-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By DarkMonohue
Thanks for the extra information. That all makes...

Thanks for the extra information. That all makes sense.

If you want to reuse your existing 3" mufflers but don't have room for a dual 3" system, you can still have the 2.5" pipe swedged up to 3" for...
Forum: Street & Performance 06-16-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By DarkMonohue
Ehh...well, maybe. Maybe you don't gotta. We...

Ehh...well, maybe. Maybe you don't gotta. We can come back to that.


A good exhaust shop is invaluable. Really skilled and experienced exhaust guys can work miracles (conversely, hacks can ruin...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By DarkMonohue
Ha! So much for that theory. I must have had...

Ha! So much for that theory. I must have had yours confused with someone else's older FSJ.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-14-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By DarkMonohue
That may have something to do with the fact that...

That may have something to do with the fact that your vehicle was built as RHD and the diagram probably assumes LHD.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DarkMonohue
This is a tricky one. Not only do you have to...

This is a tricky one. Not only do you have to like the paint color, but the paint color and type (i.e. soft metallic, pearlescent, etc.) has to compliment the wallpaper, and vice versa. And on top of...
Forum: Build Threads 06-14-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 74,482
Posted By DarkMonohue
Since the root of the problem is that the valve...

Since the root of the problem is that the valve cover is too big, what about having the valve cover modified? Seems like that would correct the issue without having to re-engineer anything. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 06-09-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By DarkMonohue
Agreed. And it's always good to see more pickups...

Agreed. And it's always good to see more pickups around here.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 06-08-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,523
Posted By DarkMonohue
I know this is going way back, but on the off...

I know this is going way back, but on the off chance you still have them and they're M75E, I'm interested.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By DarkMonohue
Agreed, a part time setup from that era should...

Agreed, a part time setup from that era should have an NP208 behind a 727. My '85 J20 does and the parts catalog indicates the same thing for your '81 J10.

Jeep part numbers for output shaft seals...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,282
Posted By DarkMonohue
Thanks for following up. I kind of suspected...

Thanks for following up. I kind of suspected that the one you mentioned in your thread was the one in this thread. Glad to see this is still making progress.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By DarkMonohue
Thanks for 'splaining. Sounds kind of fun. The...

Thanks for 'splaining. Sounds kind of fun.

The only eggs on my J20 are spider eggs. Not quite as much fun, somehow.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-04-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By DarkMonohue
You may to explain this to a few of us slow kids...

You may to explain this to a few of us slow kids at the back of the class. Are you putting a sticker on the windshield or something?
Forum: Build Threads 05-31-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 41,734
Posted By DarkMonohue
That's looking really good. Rust-Oleum has a...

That's looking really good. Rust-Oleum has a dizzying variety of finishes in the Painter's Touch line, including a matte finish. They appear to be ordered on the website from glossiest to least...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-28-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,192
Posted By DarkMonohue
I'm going to splice and rearrange quoted pieces...

I'm going to splice and rearrange quoted pieces so that we can discuss springs and dampers separately. Let's do springs first.


I'm not sure whether springs become softer when they sag, or simply...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-28-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By DarkMonohue
I've owned at least a few sets of Korean tires...

I've owned at least a few sets of Korean tires and never had an issue, nor have I ever heard of any problems with them. Korean products in general seem to be very well made. My biggest complaint is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By DarkMonohue
Yep. Pro tip: for heavy towing, shove a few...

Yep. Pro tip: for heavy towing, shove a few pounds of russet potatoes into your tailpipe. Torque production will go through the roof! Plus, when you arrive at your destination, you'll have a tasty...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-27-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By DarkMonohue
That's fair enough, though in considering...

That's fair enough, though in considering correctitude, one has to wonder how much consideration the factory stylists gave it at all. I'm trying to imagine a tense, pitched argument in some smokey,...
Forum: Online Sale Links: (Ebay, Craigslist, etc.) 05-26-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By DarkMonohue
That one went really quickly. The ad has been...

That one went really quickly. The ad has been deleted already. I hope someone here picked it up and will give it the care it deserves. Hate to see something like this end up in the hands of a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-26-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By DarkMonohue
Book says line it up at TDC. Yes, that's...

Book says line it up at TDC.


Yes, that's exactly right. The book suggests turning the distributor rotor about 1/8 turn counterclockwise before inserting the distributor so that it is pointing at...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-26-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By DarkMonohue
Are you asking about the width of the tire itself...

Are you asking about the width of the tire itself or of the white stripe? If the latter, choosing tires based on the width of a white stripe may be sort of like choosing a puppy based on the width...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By DarkMonohue
Thankfully, that hasn't really been true for a...

Thankfully, that hasn't really been true for a long time now. It's one of those persistent old rumors that gets repeated until everybody "knows" it must be true, despite being entirely bogus.

Old...
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