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Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By nograin
Tony - So you've seen that steel spacer on your...

Tony - So you've seen that steel spacer on your late model and/or others?
Wasn't on my '85 when I got it, but that doesn't mean a lot.
Nor was there a rubber washer onthe torque restraining stud -...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-05-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By nograin
if no elecronics place locally, Mouser, Newark...

if no elecronics place locally, Mouser, Newark Electronics, and Digikey are three big mail order places.

The hard part may be finding the schematic so you'll know what to order.
There's a slim...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By nograin
Fully intact Fan shroud. H'm. I'd probably take...

Fully intact Fan shroud.

H'm. I'd probably take the radiator too.

But as far as 'most wanted/needed" I'd say fan shroud way up there.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,823
Posted By nograin
Unfortunately that widely reprinted article was...

Unfortunately that widely reprinted article was not actually written by a GM engineer who worked on anything related to tuning or emissions.

Evidence of this is most easily seen in this...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By nograin
727 Mounting and Torque arm differences

While replacing the transmission mount on my '85, I noticed a couple differences in mounting with the mount on a spare trans.

I'm not finding any references in the service manuals '82-83 or '84-87. ...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By nograin
First simple test will be to determine if any...

First simple test will be to determine if any circuits are getting power.
First check the non-keyed circuits.
ie Does the dome light turn on ? Parking & headlights?
Then check the keyed...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-01-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By nograin
Where's the shunt?

Where's the shunt?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-25-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By nograin
Well I've had good experience with Hella's...

Well I've had good experience with Hella's "Vision Plus" 7" round headlights which are SAE automotive version of the H4 lamps. So far my experience with the 5.6" x 7.6" rectangular version is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-25-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By nograin
I just took a look at the webarchived diagram. I...

I just took a look at the webarchived diagram. I agree with Tim.
Honestly I don't see what that accomplishes.

If the goal is a more direct power route to the headlights, then Rick's harness will...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-31-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By nograin
That's not an ammeter. That's a voltmeter. It...

That's not an ammeter. That's a voltmeter.
It should zero when the key is off.
When the key if off, and nothing is on, voltage across the battery should be around 12.7.
With the engine running,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,752
Posted By nograin
If you're going to do ^that ^ make sure the...

If you're going to do ^that ^ make sure the wire's ring terminal does not touch any ground.

Another thing you (Triumph) can do is reconnect the ammeter. (Disconnect the battery when doing this). ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By nograin
With a '77, connect to the alternator output...

With a '77, connect to the alternator output (unless you plan to run the headlights mostly with the engine off).
This shortens the distance the current has to flow going to the headlights.
It also...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By nograin
In case someone comes along and reads this...

In case someone comes along and reads this thread, I'll give you my answers.

You are reading it correctly. The breaker is between the B1 terminal and the H terminal for the headlights.

The...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By nograin
This thread should help you figure out which...

This thread should help you figure out which filter mount is on your engine.
Change from metric oil filter to American
(http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=182161)...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By nograin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 01-08-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By nograin
Forum tips: If using a recent browser - and I'll...

Forum tips:
If using a recent browser - and I'll assume most phones - some key combinations cause the rest of the message to get cut off. I usually just use an old browser, but there are other work...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-02-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,752
Posted By nograin
tgreese's advice is really sound. I'll add...

tgreese's advice is really sound.

I'll add this.
These automotive electrical systems were not laid out like a house or building with all power going to a fuse box for distribution.

First, there are...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-02-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By nograin
There were changes over the years in how the...

There were changes over the years in how the wiring diagrams wires and circuits were labled. That said its always some variation on what was posted above.


Wire gage indicates the nominal diameter...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-27-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By nograin
I might have the grill off again at some point in...

I might have the grill off again at some point in the next month or two. If I do I'll be sure to take some photos.
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 12-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,816
Posted By nograin
best I can tell these are ABS. The JB weld...

best I can tell these are ABS.
The JB weld plastic epoxy and putty doesn't work well on ABS.
Yea I tried it too.
The best with ABS is chemically disolving and joining the cracks. Acetone works OK. ...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-27-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By nograin
Think my '85 has them and I think what was posted...

Think my '85 has them and I think what was posted above is about being like thin split hose is correct.
edit But it has a bigger flat section.

If I have pics I'll post 'em. edit Nothing but one...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-23-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By nograin
Viewing from the front, its on the right side. ...

Viewing from the front, its on the right side.

Black rubber cover over the front end (closest to us)
Black wire is about 4" and has a bullet...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By nograin
Yes, If he's still doing them. He was doing only...

Yes, If he's still doing them. He was doing only late model FSJ/XJ radios.

But Jan 2019 he sent me a note he had aquired info to fix the 1985 AM/FM digital. Mine works OK so haven't got 'round to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-19-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By nograin
In theory yes. In reality. Check how much...

In theory yes.
In reality. Check how much voltage can it resist, how much current it can flow, and whether it can operate and survive at engine compartment temperatures.



I'd first find out...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By nograin
Just saw this. GM 'SI' alternators internally...

Just saw this.


GM 'SI' alternators internally redirect power to create the electromagnetic field. When the alternator is just starting or turning too slowly power for the field comes from the...
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