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Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Thatch
Thanks for all the suggestions. I played with it...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I played with it a bit this weekend, but as I'm in coastal Georgia I had to give it up to start hurricane prepping. I hope to get back to it this weekend.

I did...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 09-03-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Thatch
Thanks for the welcome. I'm in Coastal Georgia...

Thanks for the welcome. I'm in Coastal Georgia and prepping for the hurricane has taken away my time for trying to get her started, but hopefully I can get back on that this weekend.

We're a bit...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Thatch
Thanks for the suggestions. The water incident...

Thanks for the suggestions. The water incident happened about a year and a half ago. I plan on spending tomorrow trying to fire it up. I did find out one additional and probably inconsequential...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-30-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Thatch
Blind troubleshooting

I just purchased an 86 GW in a generally good, but non-running state. The story (assuming it is true) is that the truck ran fine with no significant issues before the owner, trying to splash his wife...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 08-30-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Thatch
New Grand Wagoneer owner

I've posted here a few times before to assist my son who has a 79 J-10 that he has been (and still is) working on. I've now bought a 86 Grand Wagoneer for my wife who has wanted one for some time....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-19-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Thatch
Is the egr something that he would need to keep...

Is the egr something that he would need to keep or could that safely be dropped if he's not having to worry about emission inspection?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-28-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By Thatch
(OP is my son) So what would be a good location...

(OP is my son)
So what would be a good location / part num to get a stock replacement for the intake manifold? The carb was recently replaced and we'd rather not have to replace that as well, but...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-20-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Thatch
where would the best place to start looking for...

where would the best place to start looking for vacuum leaks??
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-20-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Thatch
5.9L V8 AMC 360. remanufactured Double barrel...

5.9L V8 AMC 360. remanufactured Double barrel motocraft carb. i believe it is the stock carb
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-19-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Thatch
1979 J10 Will not start / idle

I own a 1979 J10. It has been converted from a mechanical pump to electrical. Brand new fuel system I have a brand new fuel line, fuel filters, fuel pump, and carburetor. I had the vehicle running a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Thatch
tgreese, I'm assuming you're at stock height on...

tgreese, I'm assuming you're at stock height on your truck? ... My son has a bit of a lift with larger tires, not way up in the air, but it's got a few inches of vertical which seems to be part of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Thatch
Transmission jack solution for j10

My son is trying to drop the transmission in his 78 j10 in order to do a full Clutch/Plate/Bearing job, but we're kind of stuck on the transmission removal part of the job. None of the transmission...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-09-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By Thatch
diagnostic help - engine (360)

So, my son has a J10 and has been going through the truck replacing and renewing things as needed (and a lot has been needed). He recently rebuilt the carb and all was well... for a day or so. Then...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thatch
Again, thank you much folks. We've got the carb...

Again, thank you much folks.

We've got the carb back on and roughly tuned at this point. All fuel line has been replaced with the exception of the return line which is mostly metal being fed by old...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thatch
Yes I believe the tapered portion is still in the...

Yes I believe the tapered portion is still in the hole. I don't see any way of fishing that piece out and brazing it back together. The whole thing looks a bit rust welded together. The new base...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-17-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thatch
I'm in Georgia, no emissions testing on vehicles...

I'm in Georgia, no emissions testing on vehicles this old (or in my county).

As for the rest of your questions, most of the answers are going to be variations of "I don't know". We just picked up...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thatch
First off, thanks for the info. Once you've got...

First off, thanks for the info. Once you've got the name for a part it gets a lot easier to figure out what's going on.

Interesting that it still needs something both with an electric choke.... that...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thatch
Broken 'Thingie'

First post here, sorry for diving right into the issues, I'll get to the intro board as soon as this thing is back together...

My son has bought, and I am helping him fix, a 79 j10 w/ 360. He has...
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