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Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By nograin
Most mullti-meters can't measure resistance...

Most mullti-meters can't measure resistance accurately enough to identify poor connections in an automotive circuit.


10 amps through a 1/2 ohm worth of resistance will see a 5 Volt drop.
We'ld like...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By nograin
Maybe these illustrations of voltage differences...

Maybe these illustrations of voltage differences will help.
https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/threads/no-spark-help.438351/#post-1972559825
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By nograin
Sounds like the alternator isn't working. When...

Sounds like the alternator isn't working.

When you check voltage of the battery and everything is off, that's only a general indication the charge state.

When the electric fuel pumps or other...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By nograin
:lol: Chrysler probably couldn't care less about...

:lol:
Chrysler probably couldn't care less about the AMC engines in '98.

Seriously, I thought I had a couple web links about the history and reasons AMC went this route for those bolts.
Can't...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By nograin
See if you can find a set of original bolts....

See if you can find a set of original bolts. Might be the same as used on other AMC engines. The tip of the bolts is hollow. That detail apparently was worth the expense to insure the bolts...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-10-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By nograin
Thanks for posting. I think he was a part of...

Thanks for posting.

I think he was a part of the email list that evolved into this forum.
Someone will know if that's correct.

:fsj:
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,174
Posted By nograin
Hang in there Tony. As long as your insurance...

Hang in there Tony.
As long as your insurance company has an incentive to get the other person and their insurance to pay up, they are on your side.
That will change if they decide its more money...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By nograin
Prob best to avoid craigs list. CL is good for...

Prob best to avoid craigs list. CL is good for stuff you want to get rid of.
I think for vehicle with some heritage and special interest, need a site where you can leave it posted until the word...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
Just saw there is a power curve for the Motorola...

Just saw there is a power curve for the Motorola alternator in the FSM.
:cool:
See page 74 of the electrical chapter!
https://oljeep.com/edge_74_tsm.html
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
You're welcome! Whatever it adds up to, it will...

You're welcome!

Whatever it adds up to, it will be best if the alternator wasn't being maxed out all the time.

I noticed in the '74 shop manual that 4 barrel equiped engines got a higher output,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-28-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,540
Posted By nograin
No. Especially at this point in the learning...

No. Especially at this point in the learning curve.
Return it to stock.
If there is an electric fuel pump, get rid of it. Install a factory mechanical fuel pump instead.

The improvements you can...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-26-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
A couple more things worth...

A couple more things worth mentioning.

Alternator ratings are kindof like small arms calibers. They are approximations and may or may not be useful for comparison.

Generally the current rating is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-26-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
I can be patient. After all, I still own the SJ...

I can be patient. After all, I still own the SJ after how many years? :)



Good!
Let's see if what you thought lines up my explanation.
Pretty much all car/truck ammeters are used to monitor...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
How much more current will your modifications...

How much more current will your modifications draw?
This is the starting point.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By nograin
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on the MAD...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on the MAD bypass.
It's a poor wiring strategy.
Since all of the equipment is still getting power from the main splice, that design increases the wire length and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By nograin
Previous set was Bridgestone Duellers A/T Current...

Previous set was Bridgestone Duellers A/T
Current set is Firestone Destination A/T. I've bene pretty satisfied for both pavement and gravel/dirt.
235/75R15

One thing that's worth mentioning...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-13-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By nograin
The ammeter, the fusible link, or really even the...

The ammeter, the fusible link, or really even the connections for those has little to do with the alternators output.
Decisions should be based on the load a wire will see. In plain english, how...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By nograin
Funny. I don't think it matterswhich 'hot' you...

Funny.

I don't think it matterswhich 'hot' you connect to the dash voltmeter. Either one is always hot. Which as you know is not a good long term plan for voltmeter.


But I'd put the fusible...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By nograin
If they are the same as '85, as best I can tell...

If they are the same as '85, as best I can tell they are #9 thread, probably with #9 oval head. And 9 is an odd ball size so the best source is old dealer inventory and used.
Need a set myself. its...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-03-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By nograin
I agree. Another AMC Jeep 2150 is a cheap, easy...

I agree. Another AMC Jeep 2150 is a cheap, easy and effective replacement.
Of course a bit depends what is broken and what caused the damage.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,655
Posted By nograin
Yes better to have a helper. Although you can...

Yes better to have a helper. Although you can use the idle speed screw for the first few hundred rpm above idle.
What's the timing at 600 or 650 rpm?
I assume you have a tachometer??
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By nograin
Kennedy American had some of the seperators. But...

Kennedy American had some of the seperators. But there's really nothing to them internally so if you flush it out, it will be fine.

Two vents:
Most factory carbs from early 70s up have a second...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-27-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By nograin
heh. You managd to attach a photo. The...

heh. You managd to attach a photo. The capability to attach photos is very limited.
I have 3 or 4.
The main way to show photos is host them elsewhere and then link to the photo. Flickr is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By nograin
Track is the metal which 'flex track' rides on. ...

Track is the metal which 'flex track' rides on.
If that has kink or a break in it, the flex-track will break sooner or later. Put a want ad out for the metal track if thats what you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By nograin
There's only three ways that stuff can get into...

There's only three ways that stuff can get into the bowl.
The fuel feed which must go through the inlet valve. Anything under 30 microns or smaller will be picked up in the filter. Go ahead, cut it...
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