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Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-14-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Is it typical to only have a mirror on the...

Is it typical to only have a mirror on the driver's side?

I know that was semi-common industry practice, I just don't know what Jeep's practice was.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-13-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By offthebeatenpath
60's era J-truck side mirrors?

Man, this whole photobucket fiasco really makes searching through old threads tough.... I know the info I want is there, but I can't see it.

Anyway, I've got a '65 J200, and I've got one side...
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 11-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By offthebeatenpath
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Build Threads 11-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 54,815
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I'm with KJ, you can keep those suckers. The...

I'm with KJ, you can keep those suckers.

The truck looks great! I like the bed skirts, they do give it a more finished look.
Forum: Build Threads 11-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 56,645
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I agree! What color is it? I was looking at a...

I agree! What color is it?
I was looking at a Steel Glow Gray Metallic from one of the old Jeep paint chip cards, and your truck looks pretty close...
Forum: Build Threads 09-16-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That looks like a completely different truck!...

That looks like a completely different truck! Crusty is right!

Hopefully the interior isn't quite as crusty....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-11-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I beg to differ on the cost of parts. The...

I beg to differ on the cost of parts.
The cheapest valves I've found are $10+/piece, shipped that's $150.
I haven't been able to find springs for it, so that's not even figured in.
Seats, seals,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I know it! There's just nothing cool about a...

I know it! There's just nothing cool about a Cherokee 4.0. But it would start. Every day.



That's a great question! Are you referring to what looks like a hole in the top of it? From the damage to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Like I said, the best thing about this truck is...

Like I said, the best thing about this truck is that it was close. I think I probably overpaid for it ($2500), but I thought I was buying a running driving truck, not a basketcase. The body is quite...
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 09-09-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 62,206
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Does anybody have any photos of anything besides...

Does anybody have any photos of anything besides the door panels installed? Headliner? Kick panels?

What's the current offered lineup? The photos in the first post aren't there and it hasn't been...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a heavy...

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a heavy foot too, but a thin wallet!

I had a 98 XJ for about 100k, and I was always irritated by the sluggishness of the AW4, and that was with 4.10’s...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By offthebeatenpath
230 tornado engine issues.... brings up big questions

So I've got this '65 J200 with the 230 in it, and I really haven't seen it run much. I bought a "running, driving truck" and drove it 7 miles home. Ran it for about 10 minutes in the driveway and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,428
Posted By offthebeatenpath
If I remember right, my '98 XJ had 3.55's with...

If I remember right, my '98 XJ had 3.55's with that AW4. I lost a bit of grunt when I went to 31's. That was with the 4.0 liter motor.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That's the truth! I know I'm not willing to skip...

That's the truth! I know I'm not willing to skip elk hunting this fall to get my truck done..... it'll be there later. And I promised my wife the kitchen would get done this winter, so the truck will...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-05-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,426
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I love hearing all of the background info on the...

I love hearing all of the background info on the 230, I've learned so much about my truck from this place.....

I'm gonna keep the 230 in mine until it blows up, which may happen. When I dropped the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Here's the thing- if you keep your build to...

Here's the thing- if you keep your build to yourself, it keeps all the build threads looking like the ones that keep you drooling! Post it up! Let's see another dose of reality! Yeah, I get a bit...
Forum: Build Threads 09-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,218
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Yeah, mostly small parts, though who knows! I'm...

Yeah, mostly small parts, though who knows!
I'm looking at all of the cylinder head bolts, plus the manifold bolts that are all greasy and gummed up, thinking it'd be a heck of a lot easier to throw...
Forum: Build Threads 09-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,218
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Have any of you guys utilized an ultrasonic parts...

Have any of you guys utilized an ultrasonic parts cleaner in the process of your restoration/rebuild work?

I just started looking at some this week, and the idea is super intriguing.

Amazon of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I haven't looked into a TBI set up yet, but now...

I haven't looked into a TBI set up yet, but now you've got me thinking. I've had my engine running with the 1 barrel carb, and just picked up the 2 barrel manifold, so I'd like to get that dialed in...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By offthebeatenpath
That may work fine for the 258, I know you can...

That may work fine for the 258, I know you can swap heads and all that.

I have considerably less options for my 230.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I’m just trying to figure out what my...

I’m just trying to figure out what my options are. For a guy trying to learn all of this stuff on the fly, yeah, a $300 off the shelf solution looks pretty appealing. There aren’t exactly...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-28-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By offthebeatenpath
I will be looking for a carb to swap onto my...

I will be looking for a carb to swap onto my Tornado 230, and most of what I've heard about is that Motorcraft 2100. What CFM does that 2100 pull, and is there any reason to look further than that?...
Forum: Build Threads 08-27-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,218
Posted By offthebeatenpath
As Miner_Jeepy noted in his build thread, there's...

As Miner_Jeepy noted in his build thread, there's a few double barrel intakes floating around on the market right now, and it makes me wonder what carbs could work with that intake?

Sounds like the...
Forum: Build Threads 08-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,218
Posted By offthebeatenpath
From the looks of things after I got the head...

From the looks of things after I got the head pulled, and this is no scientific evaluation, but it looks like I had leaks between cylinders 2, 3, 4, & 5. There was carbon buildup on the gasket in all...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By offthebeatenpath
Hey! That's my plan too! I do love the...

Hey! That's my plan too!
I do love the reliability of my Toyotas.....
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