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wincher 01-01-2020 01:03 PM

To Do List for my 1979 Chief
 
Happy new year to all of you!


Is it allowed to ask my questions to different themes in one Thread?
It would be simplier for me to follow your answers or links to former contributions.



regards.

wincher.

babywag 01-02-2020 12:51 PM

You can do whatever is easiest for you. We're not horribly strict around here.

FleetFox 01-03-2020 12:27 AM

Fire away.

Fleet Fox

wincher 01-03-2020 10:29 AM

Thank you !


and excuse my poor englisch.


I make use of the 1979 Technical Service Manual



Axle: renew the lower and upper ball stud. Got the parts from the previous owner


The snipping pics from the TSM doesnt work here..:confused:

wincher 01-03-2020 10:31 AM

Carburetor: bought a nearly new 1406 edelbrock. but I am a victim of a ebay scammer:mad:
paid for it but no shipping of the carb.!! Happy new year!:banghead:
visited the police station yesterday...
have to check my carter AFB 625cfm carb

Ignition Timing:
have to check the timing. Strobe lamp is availlable.
(My grandpa, father and now my brother have a garage since the 1960 years...)
Timing 10 degrees at idle with the barrel number 1?
Change to a MSD Ignition??
Vacuum Unit?? Distributor ??

No Kickdown
No wire from the Detent Switch to the transmission existing.
And adjustment availlable: Pedal - detent switch


Adustment of the gear linkage.
gearshift lever doesnt fit to quadrant dial. with lever max to right transmission is in 2 and not in 1 gear.


Fuse panel
looks awful and not original.
with wore patched fuses...

mine looks different to this in the manual



Exhaust Manifold
probably broken an the right bank over the heat valve.
prabably the screws get over tighten ..
A friend has maybe a intact manifold an knows a good welder

Fresh Air
No Bowden cable existing. and no duct control switch.

FleetFox 01-06-2020 11:22 PM

Tschuss!

\F

rang-a-stang 01-07-2020 04:38 PM

Here is my opinion.

I have a general rule when I buying a project:
1) make it run.
2) make it drive.
3) make things work.
4) make it reliable.
5) make it look good.

With that in mind and looking at your list:

1) Carburetor: have to check my carter AFB 625cfm carb. Rebuild this. There should be a number stamped on the horn that will tell you exactly what it is. There is a TOOOOooooooon of information on AFBs on the interwebz. It's a good carb and can run well on a 360. Rebuild it, put fresh gas in it, stick it on top, and try to get the truck to start.
http://www.carburetor-blog.com/carter-afb-carburetor/


2)Ignition Timing: Timing 10 degrees at idle with the barrel number 1? Yes, set it at 10 degrees with the engine idling and no vacuum signal to the distributor. Take the vacuum line off the distributor and plug the vacuum line (DO NOT FORGET TO PLUG THE VACUUM LINE). Set it to 10.

Change to a MSD Ignition??No, leave it a factory setup if it works
Vacuum Unit?? Distributor ?? Are you asking what these are of if you should change them? Don't change from factory parts if you can. Stay stock.

3) No Kickdown
No wire from the Detent Switch to the transmission existing.=I assume the switch is there, though? if so, you can make your own harness. But get it running first (carb and timing first).
And adjustment availlable: Pedal - detent switch
Get the wire first

4) Adustment of the gear linkage. gearshift lever doesnt fit to quadrant dial. with lever max to right transmission is in 2 and not in 1 gear.
=this sound more like loose/sloppy parts. Put it in park and wiggle the shifter. Find the slop and try to fix that.

5) Fuse panel looks awful and not original. with wore patched fuses...
mine looks different to this in the manual
=Post pictures. This may be a killer. This may end up being the first job after you rebuild the carb and try to start it.


6) Exhaust Manifold probably broken an the right bank over the heat valve.
probably the screws get over tighten .. A friend has maybe a intact manifold an knows a good welder
=Ignore this for now. Get it running/driving first. A broken manifold is highly annoying and fixable but get to the other stuff first.

7) Fresh Air No Bowden cable existing. and no duct control switch.
=Ignore this for now. You can get to this later.

8) Axle: renew the lower and upper ball stud. Got the parts from the previous owner
=Do this after it runs and drives. This is important but make sure it runs and drives, first. This is a long (but not hard) job.

The snipping pics from the TSM doesnt work here
=nope. the TSM is scanned in a way that makes it hard to post pics of it. If I need to post a picture, I take a screen shot on my laptop, paste it into Microsoft paint, save it as a .jpg then post that.

SJTD 01-07-2020 04:44 PM

You're missing a step:

0.5) Make it past the wife.

rang-a-stang 01-07-2020 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SJTD
You're missing a step:

0.5) Make it past the wife.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! PAINFULLY TRUE!!!! LOL!!!

FleetFox 01-07-2020 10:49 PM

Post some pictures of the transmission linkage. I just did mine and probably can tell what's missing or warn out.

other than that I believe Rang has given some good advice.

Fleet Fox

wincher 01-08-2020 04:23 PM

I have a general rule when I buying a project:
1) make it run.

It runs. Have done a testdrive before selling the jeep



2) make it drive.
It runs. Have done a testdrive before selling the jeep


3) make things work.
kickdown ist the first.

The linkage looks worn out or only a loose nut. unfortunately i cant visit the jeep since Christmas..



4) make it reliable.
correct ignition and carb setting.



5) make it look good.

maybe the 33" tires, the car roor lining, ..





Carb is a 9637SA 0205. see the separat thread
Thanks for the link to Carter.


trying to fit so small jps for uploading.

wincher 01-10-2020 01:01 PM

What on earth is my mistake?
Open a jpg with irvanView, change the size to 365kb (by percent from original)and save the pic.
In Windows explorer the size is now 365 kb ..

The max size for jpg attachement is 488,3kb.(Attachment key)

try to upload the file and become a upload error :
exceeds forum qouta by 365kb...
:banghead:

rang-a-stang 01-10-2020 01:10 PM

Yeah, It's kind of a pain to post pictures. Here are 2 threads with different ways of doing it:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=185569
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=170876

wincher 01-10-2020 01:40 PM

thanks ,
that means no direct upload from hard disc to the forum.

wincher 01-10-2020 01:41 PM

linkage
 

wincher 01-10-2020 01:45 PM


wincher 01-10-2020 01:54 PM

sorry for the big file size....

wincher 01-10-2020 01:59 PM


wincher 01-11-2020 02:10 AM

Mine has no bushing between seletor lever bracket and the lever.
or the lever bracket is wrong mounted . Frontside with bushing to backside..

Maybe to much clearance without guidance here...

wiley-moeracing 01-11-2020 07:17 AM

Love the modified fuses! at least its better than the .22 bullets I have seen used!

wincher 01-11-2020 01:44 PM

Yes awful.

but is it the right fusepanel for the chief?

looks different as the picture from the TSM
and what is the green round part withe the red wire??

wiley-moeracing 01-12-2020 07:01 AM

That is the correct fuse panel for the truck, as far as the green part, not factory( looks real scary) but is some sort of resistor? What do the wires go to? You need to repair or replace the set up from a generic wiring harness or a specific replacement, both are available. Still thats not the worst I have seen....

babywag 01-12-2020 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wincher
Yes awful.

but is it the right fusepanel for the chief?

looks different as the picture from the TSM
and what is the green round part withe the red wire??


79 "should" have blade style fuses but Jeep changed a bunch of minor things that year. yours may have been a very early build?
or someone could have swapped/replaced it?

wincher 01-12-2020 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babywag
79 "should" have blade style fuses but Jeep changed a bunch of minor things that year. yours may have been a very early build?
or someone could have swapped/replaced it?





registration date is February 1979..

wincher 01-12-2020 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wiley-moeracing
Still thats not the worst I have seen....





What do you think? :confused:

babywag 01-12-2020 01:55 PM

square headlights?
does it have 3 piece bumpers or 1 piece?
are the latches on the doors weird flat "u" shape?

joe 01-12-2020 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wincher
registration date is February 1979..


That's the date sold, not the build date.
For US built vehicles model year changeover on the assembly line is generally in July so yours could have been built anywhere between xxJUL78-FEB79 and often previous model year parts were installed in the early days depending on parts inventory.

wincher 01-13-2020 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babywag
square headlights?
does it have 3 piece bumpers or 1 piece?
are the latches on the doors weird flat "u" shape?


Bumper Looks like 3 Pieces
VIN Starts J9A17

wiley-moeracing 01-13-2020 10:19 AM

That will be a 78' most likely and the fuse panel would be correct. you can clean up the fuse block and purchase the correct fuses for it and it will be good or change out to the later style with the ato/blade fuses which will make it easier to find replacements, its up to you. ( fix the wiring no matter what!)

wincher 01-13-2020 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wiley-moeracing
That will be a 78' most likely and the fuse panel would be correct. you can clean up the fuse block and purchase the correct fuses for it and it will be good or change out to the later style with the ato/blade fuses which will make it easier to find replacements, its up to you. ( fix the wiring no matter what!)


Yes i will clean it up.
And look for new fuses

Thanks to all of you

wincher 01-13-2020 02:26 PM

OK,
so we can say it is more a 78 than a 79 model.
The razor grill and the 3 piece bumber is original although it is a J9 VIN Number.
right?



I will use the 1977 TSM from oljeep for electrical
Where to find a better picture from the fuse panel as in the 1977 wiring diagram ?


Have found the fusepanel at page 128 of the 1977 owners manual...
just looking for the green "hulk" :-)

babywag 01-13-2020 02:54 PM

78 is different than 77 for some of the wiring.
In 1978 Jeep changed charging system and ignition system.

That green thing was added it is not stock and not gonna find a pic of it.

wincher 01-13-2020 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rang-a-stang
1) Carburetor: have to check my carter AFB 625cfm carb. Rebuild this. There should be a number stamped on the horn that will tell you exactly what it is. There is a TOOOOooooooon of information on AFBs on the interwebz. It's a good carb and can run well on a 360. Rebuild it, put fresh gas in it, stick it on top, and try to get the truck to start.
http://www.carburetor-blog.com/carter-afb-carburetor/







https://www.carburetor-parts.com/Car...CFM_p_730.html


this is the kit for the carter... will buy them.

Spec sizes for the 9637 carburetor are:
FORD
625 CFM UNIVERSAL
12094
9637S, 9637SA
AFB
Primary: .098
Secondary: .095
Rods: 70x47

for comparison only:
Edelbrock 1406: Metering Rod Size .075 x .047 in
Primary Jet Diameter 0.98
Secondary Jet Diameter 0.095Main Venturi Diameter 1.19


the jets are equal, but the rod size might be different to the 1406
(In case it got not changed )



it is a aftermarket carburetor for Ford..
It is not easy for me to order parts because the shipping to germany
But I have a opportunity for shipping in a few weeks.

wincher 01-13-2020 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babywag
78 is different than 77 for some of the wiring.
In 1978 Jeep changed charging system and ignition system.

That green thing was added it is not stock and not gonna find a pic of it.





Thanks Tony,


for the 78 model is no manual availlable, or?

rang-a-stang 01-13-2020 03:17 PM

Yeah, you're probably going to have to follow the wires and see where they lead. I also notice 2 of your fuses are bypassed (wires wrapped around the fuses). Pay special attention to those circuits. A previous owner probably kept blowing those fuses and instead of finding out why/fixing it, they put wires around the fuses.

If you have a 3 piece bumper, round headlights, I would work on your truck like its a 78. Maybe, because it was shipped over seas, the timing of it all, made a late 78 title/VIN'ed/Registered as a 79.

As far as the shifter linkage, I think the best way to find the slop is to start either at the shift handle in the truck or the U-shaped bracket at the trans and start looking for slop. I agree, the bracket looks loose. Mine does not have a bushing between the U-shaped bracket on the trans and the shifter either.

babywag 01-13-2020 03:32 PM

for wiring oljeep.com has 78 diagrams

https://oljeep.com/gw/elec/GW_wiring.html

wincher 01-14-2020 02:09 PM

https://imgur.com/fkDIQIo
https://imgur.com/yuBJVqy

wincher 01-14-2020 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wincher
https://imgur.com/fkDIQIo
https://imgur.com/yuBJVqy





sorry the imgur works not like yesterday or i am confused..:banghead:

wincher 01-14-2020 02:18 PM

What is the "56 orange 16 " under the "54 yellow 16"
I think the 54 yellow 16 is the switch for kickdown in the transmission?
The other end is the kickdown switch near the pedal.
But the 56 orange16?
Goes to a cluster connection and with wire 9B black 18 to the seat belt buzzer..

babywag 01-14-2020 03:40 PM

Cluster light bulb for QT e-drive iirc for 56


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