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Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,526
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Posted By backroadin'
Very nice ride, there!! I love the tailgate....

Very nice ride, there!! I love the tailgate.

Most of the work I do or have to do on mine isn't much to write home about! :D Certainly not worthy of pics. I just changed out the primary rods on my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By backroadin'
If you already have FI on a carbed rig, are...

If you already have FI on a carbed rig, are familiar with it and like it, then do it!

If the only reason not to is the value, I wouldn't worry about that. The appearance of these rigs and how nice...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By backroadin'
If you have access to the whole rig (the 73) then...

If you have access to the whole rig (the 73) then get everything.... the bracket, the pedals, booster, anything related to the brake pedal and booster system. Get the brake light switch too. Chances...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 10-20-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By backroadin'
(from your sig...) HIIIIIII, AAAAL. :D

(from your sig...)

HIIIIIII, AAAAL. :D
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By backroadin'
I think he'll enjoy driving the auto better than...

I think he'll enjoy driving the auto better than the 3spd anyway, although maybe without the "cool" factor.
Hope this purchase works out. And yes, things do tend to happen for a reason. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-16-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By backroadin'
Well, I'm gonna be in the minority here, but... I...

Well, I'm gonna be in the minority here, but...
I think a quadrajet is a good option. Small primaries for fuel economy and streetability, and vacuum secondaries for only as much extra oomph as your...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-16-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By backroadin'
What are you pulling there? Was there a...

What are you pulling there? Was there a breakdown? So many questions....... :D
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-16-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By backroadin'
There sould be bolts with little locking tab...

There sould be bolts with little locking tab washers along the edges, screws along the foward and maybe back edges that go thru molding if memory serves me right. the two cross beams are held in by 4...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By backroadin'
Any fan with the same bolt pattern will work. I...

Any fan with the same bolt pattern will work. I had a yj clutch fan on my 73 for awhile - the stock one was just a solid fan. I'm not sure if that 4-bolt pattern is universal or not, but it's worth a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By backroadin'
Chevies use a 62" rear spring (26x26) -...

Chevies use a 62" rear spring (26x26) - trucks and suburbans. If you go this route, make sure you're getting the 62" ones, as gm also used a longer spring during the same years. I have chevy springs...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By backroadin'
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66...

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66430

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=73856&highlight=post+mount+bushings

Some more info on springs and bushing sizes.......

If you...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-07-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By backroadin'
Nice! One of my all-time favorite cars!!

Nice! One of my all-time favorite cars!!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-06-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By backroadin'
Well, my high school ride was the bus, but at...

Well, my high school ride was the bus, but at least it was still a std shift one. Back when bus drivers had to actually know how to, well, drive.

In '93 I bought my first car outta school - an '84...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-04-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By backroadin'
Man, talk about crazy money.... square body...

Man, talk about crazy money.... square body chevies used to fetch junk prices in used-up condition - would pay a guy to haul it away. Now, you can't touch a clapped out shell with no drivetrain for...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By backroadin'
How is the rag joint? How about the u-joint on...

How is the rag joint? How about the u-joint on the upper steering shaft? Any play in either? Ball joints have any play?

Do you know what your caster angle is - have you ever had it aligned? Do you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By backroadin'
It only reads low.................... :thumbsup::p

It only reads low....................
:thumbsup::p
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-27-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By backroadin'
You ain't kiddin about that one!!

You ain't kiddin about that one!!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-26-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By backroadin'
You can have custom hoses made or swap out the...

You can have custom hoses made or swap out the fittings on the back of the pump to o-ring style. (Or, I guess you could swap out to an 80's p/s pump too.)
Also, Monza / Vega boxes will work and are...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-26-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By backroadin'
Get an electric one - it's sooooo much easier to...

Get an electric one - it's sooooo much easier to hook up and there's no oil line to plumb into the cab with the chance of it leaking or worse, coming apart and blowing hot oil all over you and your...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-26-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By backroadin'
I agree with the Scrambler name idea - definitely...

I agree with the Scrambler name idea - definitely looks more like a scrambler. I think they look bada@@ with some lift and bigger tires - nothing outlandish, but stock form they're so-so. Can't...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-19-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By backroadin'
Very nice! I love the red. Maybe add an old...

Very nice! I love the red. Maybe add an old window crank with the flip-up lock cover with the Jeep logo on it?
Very cool :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-19-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By backroadin'
Nice site Flint! I just visited for the first...

Nice site Flint! I just visited for the first time. I like the the truck (artemis) with the cheesgrater grillle - for some reason, it looks better on a truck than a wagon!
If I had a QT, that'd be...
Forum: Diesel Swaps 09-18-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By backroadin'
Yeah, I didn't mean to mount them on the roof,...

Yeah, I didn't mean to mount them on the roof, but just that I've never heard a bad sounding roof-mount horn from the factory, even on run-of-the-mill fleet box trucks. I have no idea how available...
Forum: Diesel Swaps 09-17-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By backroadin'
IMO, a good sounding air horn starts with a good...

IMO, a good sounding air horn starts with a good air system. Trucks are running 120psi systems with large air tanks, which give the horns the oomph and lasting power. I would think you'd need a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-16-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By backroadin'
Try Quadratec or 4WD.com. Maybe 4wheelparts. They...

Try Quadratec or 4WD.com. Maybe 4wheelparts. They have a section for older jeeps and original parts. There might be a cj part that crosses.
Try doing a search at earlycj5.com - site has alot of...
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