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Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By joe
The material is just conventional vinyl. Don't...

The material is just conventional vinyl. Don't know what specific pattern is embossed on it but you might be able to match it up at an auto upholstery shop. You looking to do a full dash pad recover...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By joe
I'd start with you local Napa. "Call"...

I'd start with you local Napa. "Call" them, napaonline is a joke so call or walk-in. That old won't be in their computers. Have the parts guy look in the paper vendors books.
Another possible source...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By joe
What's inside, points or electronic module? I...

What's inside, points or electronic module? I haven't even seen a Mallory since the 70's. At that time I think they were all points dizzies and were good equip in the day. Which wires you missing,...
Forum: Street & Performance 03-15-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By joe
Yeah an OD trans w/ 4.10's will work nicely for...

Yeah an OD trans w/ 4.10's will work nicely for hwy rpms.
Forum: Street & Performance 03-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By joe
Sunbeam, just a thought before you go to a bunch...

Sunbeam, just a thought before you go to a bunch of work and expense.
I'm guessing you're going with a 4 spd AT swap for the OD gear prolly in hopes of better gas mileage???
If your 1980 has stock...
Forum: Street & Performance 03-14-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By joe
Doh! Wasn't thinking AT's. If that's the case...

Doh! Wasn't thinking AT's. If that's the case just get a GM column from the years your trans was used.
Forum: Street & Performance 03-13-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By joe
Never heard of a US car/truck with a column mount...

Never heard of a US car/truck with a column mount 4 spd. Not saying they didn't exist but I'm 71 and never even heard of one. To get column linkage on a 4 spd it'll need to be a side loader trans not...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By joe
I'm an old GM fan...but....There are rules for...

I'm an old GM fan...but....There are rules for swapping an old Chev 350 into a FSJ, Ford or even a Chryco truck. You must paint a large generic bar code on the doors. :(
I like GM350's, good motors...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-09-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By joe
Freshen up your th400. It's plenty tough.

Freshen up your th400. It's plenty tough.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By joe
If you go with a rebuilder. I strongly advise a...

If you go with a rebuilder. I strongly advise a "local" shop. The rebuilds from autozone, pepboys etc are assembled with crap parts. Not really rebuilt, more like re-assembled. :( Also don't buy a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-07-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By joe
Probably. Don't know if it's a WA state or King...

Probably. Don't know if it's a WA state or King county (Seattle) thing but they're already talking a $100 yearly tab increase on elec/hybrid cars.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-07-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By joe
You'll have to make your own or have a shop build...

You'll have to make your own or have a shop build them. "Inlinetube" will make them but you may have to send them your old lines for a pattern and insure correct fittings.
Buy quality flaring and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-06-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By joe
Eat the $11 and keep your orig box.

Eat the $11 and keep your orig box.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-04-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By joe
I've never seen the colored replacements for sale...

I've never seen the colored replacements for sale anywhere. Just match up the ID's and run regular black rubber vac lines.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By joe
Probably have to go with a universal from an auto...

Probably have to go with a universal from an auto parts store.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-04-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By joe
Assuming you're using a th400 from a FSJ you'll...

Assuming you're using a th400 from a FSJ you'll need the factory or aftermarket adapter for the D20 and if the D20 came from behind a manual trans you'll need to swap on the correct bull gear (input...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-03-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By joe
Shouldn't need to increase gap unless they're...

Shouldn't need to increase gap unless they're loading up and fouling. I any case I can't see going more than .040
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-03-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By joe
Remind me... 75 still run the Delco points dizzy?...

Remind me... 75 still run the Delco points dizzy? Point being do you "need" a new dist or just want one? The Delco unit is ultra reliable if easily maintained. If in 75 AMC already ran the...
Forum: Online Sale Links: (Ebay, Craigslist, etc.) 03-03-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By joe
Nicely set up original unmolested J-4000. Love...

Nicely set up original unmolested J-4000. Love the salvageable tutone paint!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By joe
Actually the above applies to pre 86 units not...

Actually the above applies to pre 86 units not just pre 73.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-27-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By joe
Pre-73 sending unit 73E and 10F

Pre-73 sending unit 73E and 10F
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-27-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By joe
Chains ended in 72 and went with the latch gate...

Chains ended in 72 and went with the latch gate in 73 with the double walled box. All the center latch gates from 73 up should be the same size and fit dimensionally in the box but don't know if if...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-26-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By joe
What year FSJ? Column or dash mount ign switch?...

What year FSJ? Column or dash mount ign switch? My first suspect would be the the starter relay mounted on the fender well.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-24-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By joe
I didn't remove the cluster. Just used a kids...

I didn't remove the cluster. Just used a kids suction cup dart rom a play gun. Stuck it on the clean lens, pulled it in place and used one drop of regular plastic model building glue at 12, 3, 6 and...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 02-24-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By joe
I've replaced them on Chev's, Ford's, FSJ's and...

I've replaced them on Chev's, Ford's, FSJ's and XJ's and never had a problem finding replacements at my local Napa. They'll have a large assortment.
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