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Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-11-2004, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Oracle
Post a search here should pull it up. sorry but I just...

a search here should pull it up. sorry but I just can't remember. I can tell you that 3.73's will fit the stock 2.73 carrier cause that's what I put in.
try a search on my name, i.e. oracle about a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2004, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Oracle
Post Hard starting can often mean a weak coil. Easy to...

Hard starting can often mean a weak coil. Easy to check, cheap to fix.

oracle
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Oracle
Post sorry, but I'm not buying some of what this guy...

sorry, but I'm not buying some of what this guy is saying. Anyone that thinks that simply changing to Mobil 1 will take a Boss 429 from 10 to 11 mpg up to 17-18 is smoking something currently illegal...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Oracle
Post If you do a search for AMC racing i think, there...

If you do a search for AMC racing i think, there is a thread on the board that mentions and gives the contact info for a fellow somewhere round West Virginnia or thereabouts who used to race prep AMC...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By Oracle
Post I have both the lunchbox, and detroits in my...

I have both the lunchbox, and detroits in my vehicles, and have run the trac loks in others. For dual purpose driving with an emphasis on dirt my thoughts are as follows:

Best is a selectable...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Oracle
Post Get the better designed of the 3 vs 4 regardless...

Get the better designed of the 3 vs 4 regardless of weight. I use 8, 4 under the frame and 4 under the axles. I know several 'shade tree' mechanics who have lost limbs underneath trucks. It's just...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By Oracle
Post Ok, guys, let me add a few things, 1. synthetic...

Ok, guys, let me add a few things,
1. synthetic after 15 'bad' is bs.
2. Castrol full synthetic is unfortunately NOT a full synthetic. pure marketing fraud.
3. Wally Syntech oil is QuakerState so if...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-08-2004, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By Oracle
Post where r u driving? the stock 2 barrel is a pretty...

where r u driving?
the stock 2 barrel is a pretty decent carb. A rebuild will help if your powervalve is split or shot. Also, if you are driving at a different altitude, you can play with the height...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-07-2004, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Oracle
Post My understanding is that the 229 CAN wear out...

My understanding is that the 229 CAN wear out however, I've never managed to do it smile.gif I think the manual recommends that you drive 2wd and be sure and use the 4wd HI every now and then to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-12-2003, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Oracle
Post 780 is a bit much for a 360 unless you've cammed...

780 is a bit much for a 360 unless you've cammed it and made some other mods intending to up the operating rpm range imho. Most like the 650 range.
Also on holley's rebuild rebuild rebuild before you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By Oracle
Post Hmm well since it ran "fine" for awhile...

Hmm well since it ran "fine" for awhile and progressively got worse, diz gear sounds like an option, but with the vacuum advance pinched off and assuming you have fuel, sounds to me like the timing...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Oracle
Post WHAT MARVIN SAID!!! Get that thing off of there...

WHAT MARVIN SAID!!!
Get that thing off of there NOW. If it comes loose at any speed it will toast your tranny case in a hurry and scare the holy hell out of you.

Also, anyone who thinks their lube...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Oracle
Post Well, my thinking is what would be affected by...

Well, my thinking is what would be affected by your initial short? out of all of those things, which ones have you not yet checked? If you're SURE you didn't melt a wire hot enough to have an...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By Oracle
Post Do yours tick just at startup? or even when warm?

Do yours tick just at startup? or even when warm?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Oracle
Post Sounds like air to me also. Check the heater...

Sounds like air to me also. Check the heater hoses for cracks or leaks under the hood and look for drips under the housing. If dry sounds like you just need to make sure those lines are bled when you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Oracle
Post don't know which one you're working on but isn't...

don't know which one you're working on but isn't there a vacuum modulator on the side of that 727? I'd check that vac hose carefully for leaks and proper routing otherwise you can take GSMikie's word...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Oracle
Post Hiyas Rot. Ok, time to make an investment in your...

Hiyas Rot. Ok, time to make an investment in your future. You want to go purchase a decent multimeter. You will find yourself using this thing more and more often and it will make your life with a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,742
Posted By Oracle
Post I respectfully disagree. Lots of 20's laying...

I respectfully disagree. Lots of 20's laying around that could be gotten for cheap. They are actually pretty good units, one thing you want to do is have someone run a bead along the diff to tube...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Oracle
Post Nice looking case, atlas has more "wow"...

Nice looking case, atlas has more "wow" factor but don't know if you'll really notice the difference from the front seat.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Oracle
Post I can understand swapping out a disco 44 for a 60...

I can understand swapping out a disco 44 for a 60 if you need the beef (and it wouldn't hurt:) but I wouldn't swap it out for another 44. Reason is, that with warn or other locking hubs, you can toss...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Oracle
Post Sounds like a valve guide to me. Let me ask you...

Sounds like a valve guide to me. Let me ask you this, when you drive it, accellerate then let go of the throttle, now when you push on the gas again do you get a cloud of white smoke?

In all other...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Oracle
Post Sooner or later locked 4x4 on a "dry" ...

Sooner or later locked 4x4 on a "dry" highway is going to spit out some drivetrain parts. may not be your 20 but SOMETHING is going to go. 4x4 is tricky stuff at speed, even on 'loose' stuff, if you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Oracle
Post I got some good advice once (well actually more...

I got some good advice once (well actually more than once smile.gif about these jeeps from a pretty decent old time mechanic to the following effect.

"everytime you go picking round in your truck...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Oracle
Post Check the wiring where its exposed going from the...

Check the wiring where its exposed going from the body into the tailgate. I think the switch they are thinking about is the one that tells the circuit the tailgate is up and closed, i.e. a button...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-08-2003, 06:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oracle
Post Oh, and WoodyHank, welcome to the board. Gotta...

Oh, and WoodyHank, welcome to the board. Gotta wonder about that moniker tho, would not have guessed another feminine type 'snuck' in here incognito smile.gif
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