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Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-16-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Mikel
I'm a big believer in "divide and...

I'm a big believer in "divide and conquer". I would test the main components individually, starting with the sending unit.

When the tank is full, using a multimeter measure the resistance of the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-15-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By Mikel
Congratulations :thumbsup:

Congratulations :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-14-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 37,097
Posted By Mikel
XJ boxes are fast ratio too.

XJ boxes are fast ratio too.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By Mikel
This is what I use. The truck has a Holley...

This is what I use. The truck has a Holley Sniper. Voltage at idle drops to about 13V with the headlights and heater on, but I have the idle at 630 RPM. At 750RPM it's at...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Mikel
I removed the covers and found that the area...

I removed the covers and found that the area where the bottom frame meets the back rest was cracked. I rewelded it and welded an steel reinforcement, so it's all good.


Very easy fix. Dealing with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-22-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mikel
For those with AW4s, other than having an...

For those with AW4s, other than having an overdrive, how do you like it compared to the 3 speed auto it replaced? (in terms of gear ratios, gear spacing, shift patterns, lock-up in the lower...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Mikel
Thank you guys. Rang-a-stang, congrats on your...

Thank you guys.


Rang-a-stang, congrats on your daughter! :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-20-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Mikel
Broken Cherokee bucket seat

Hello,
My friend's '75 Cherokee has bucket seats. The driver's one has something broken in one side of the backrest, so that it flexes under load. Is this a common problem? Can the frame be...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-08-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Mikel
Someone more knowledgeable than me will correct...

Someone more knowledgeable than me will correct me, but I think it's the thermostatic switch (the temp knob in the controller) that does that.
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 10-24-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 20,543
Posted By Mikel
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Mikel
Front D44 binding

Hello,
Been working on a friend's '75 Cherokee. Ever since I brought the jeep back from its long sleep, I had a bit of binding when making tight turns. First it was the E-drive that was activated...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-09-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Mikel
I just oil them during assembly and prior to...

I just oil them during assembly and prior to start-up, I spin the pump with a drill to pre-lube the whole system.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-03-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Mikel
Getting a reading of cranking compression would...

Getting a reading of cranking compression would be easy. I suppose one could pour water through the plug hole with a pipette to measure combustion chamber volume as well. Not sure if the plug hole...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-16-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mikel
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-10-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
Very interesting! Thanks.

Very interesting! Thanks.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-10-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
Can you please explain? I thought the divided...

Can you please explain? I thought the divided plenum automatically made it dual plane.
Thanks.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
Photos: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNo...

Photos:


https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNowk6oZvE_2vu02_aauUausF4d2qdzVGk4oyPKG4yrStQiFoopQwRjoT4xl-LD6w/photo/AF1QipOuV87_-IBBwgmQRPdX_wUafgwEwG3xHHpiritV?key=Q2Y5UFJlQUlrMm85eFhPSGh5OW1xMTli...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mikel
Temp sensor/switch working OK? Maybe the...

Temp sensor/switch working OK? Maybe the computer thinks the engine is cold at all times and makes it run very rich when it gets warm.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Mikel
A good option would be a 4.0/AW4/NP231. ...

A good option would be a 4.0/AW4/NP231. Relatively easy swap and with the gearing you have, OD would be nice. There are hundreds of thousands of XJs out there with this powertrain, and can be...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mikel
You should be in good shape. Please keep us...

You should be in good shape. Please keep us updated.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mikel
Is your gearing going to work well with OD?

Is your gearing going to work well with OD?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-05-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mikel
Are you able to get data from your EFI...

Are you able to get data from your EFI computer?


Am I right to assume that backfiring would only happen if:


a) There are momentary ignition lapses


b) Engine is running super rich and...
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-03-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
No worries. I will confirm this weekend.

No worries. I will confirm this weekend.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-03-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
It's a dual plane. Holley still makes that...

It's a dual plane. Holley still makes that family, but I'm not sure they still offer the AMC version.


I don't know much about it either. It uses smaller runners to increase the speed of the air...
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 09-02-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Mikel
Holley Street Dominator intake

Selling a bare AMC Street Dominator aluminum 4bbl intake manifold, in excellent condition. $150 plus shipping.
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