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Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By babywag
I say upgrade to a set of '75-79 6 lug axles. I...

I say upgrade to a set of '75-79 6 lug axles.
I did on my '73.
Ran both a QT and a D20 without issues.
Finding a donor rig was pretty cheap and easy.
Was basically free upgrade after selling...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By babywag
Honestly I suggest an upgrade! I redid my entire...

Honestly I suggest an upgrade!
I redid my entire system ~2005.
After everything was replaced & working new would've only been couple hundred more.
It worked flawlessly and cooled well for many many...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-02-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By babywag
Also, don't rule out the :o:o:o:oty Duraspark...

Also, don't rule out the :o:o:o:oty Duraspark wiring connectors.
Old plastic and poor design + 30yrs = problematic.
I have always converted them to the more modern weatherpak style.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-01-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By babywag
what about distributor pickup?

what about distributor pickup?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By babywag
Play nice candyman... You were previously banned...

Play nice candyman...
You were previously banned due to your attitude.
People have differing opinions and experience, you can take the advice or not.
No need to argue or start in with the attitude...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-23-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By babywag
I prefer the foil tape for big holes like...

I prefer the foil tape for big holes like that...
That and a tube and golden lmao
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By babywag
"T" series standard products are value...

"T" series standard products are value line.
lesser quality
Forum: Wanted 06-18-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By babywag
I have one from a '79 as well.

I have one from a '79 as well.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By babywag
Fixed for ya... The...

Fixed for ya...
The "?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds" in the pic link(s) was the issue.
Forum did not know what to do with that information.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-04-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By babywag
They fetch top $ on fleabay...or @ least they...

They fetch top $ on fleabay...or @ least they were before all nonsense happening these days.
I have personally sold them very easily for $150 a pop locally.
These were ones with good flares.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-29-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By babywag
Don't ignore rule out rear axle bearings...

Don't ignore rule out rear axle bearings either.
Losing a shaft @ speed is no fun!
They don't always exhibit typical bearing growl and bearing noise can travel/be deceiving.
I lost one once and...
Forum: Wanted 05-27-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By babywag
I have one in a block in garage I can pull and...

I have one in a block in garage I can pull and drop in mail if ya want/need one still?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By babywag
I would suggest just installing whatever is...

I would suggest just installing whatever is needed to make it look the part.

I know folks in CO that have passed with inoperable smog pump air systems.
Even in CA they don't test the smog pump is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By babywag
Yep behind shock top of rail...however, with that...

Yep behind shock top of rail...however, with that coating it is unlikely you will find/see it?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By babywag
I prefer to use burritos :thumbsup:

I prefer to use burritos :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By babywag
lol... a cat definitely reduces stank. my...

lol...
a cat definitely reduces stank.
my youngest HATES exhaust smell.
She noticed reduced stank immediately after a new CAT was required on my 90 to pass smog.
I didn't notice difference but she...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-26-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By babywag
Yep...that spring pic says it all. Get some new...

Yep...that spring pic says it all.
Get some new ones.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-26-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By babywag
I've had ~5 or 6 down to just frames early &...

I've had ~5 or 6 down to just frames early & late models.
Front by shock towers and rear above axle tube is the only place I have found/seen them.
Left or right side but never both sides..
Some had...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-26-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By babywag
It won't be the full VIN, just last sequential...

It won't be the full VIN, just last sequential number set of VIN.

It is hard to find and see them.
Usually front one is right behind the shock tower on top of rail.
You will not be able to view them...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By babywag
iirc I used a long 4x4 across top leaf. spring...

iirc I used a long 4x4 across top leaf.
spring installed on front post and left shackle/spring eye bolt out on rear eye but shackle installed on rear post
support rear spring close to where it would...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By babywag
For rear lift springs I have always used a jack...

For rear lift springs I have always used a jack and blocks wood.
This "flattens" them a bit and allows you to get bolts in.
They are shorter due to the added arch.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-23-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By babywag
Nice... The belt situation would bother me though.

Nice...
The belt situation would bother me though.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-23-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By babywag
Yes! A CAT will reduce both stink and noise. If...

Yes! A CAT will reduce both stink and noise.
If you don't weld or have access to one exhaust band clamps are the way to go for installing one. Save the labor $$ vs. a shop doing it for you.

The...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By babywag
There was only one color woodgrain on late models...

There was only one color woodgrain on late models 89-ish to 1991.
Aftermarket has several different colors/patterns.

Unless you stumble on NOS you won't find anything that is exact OEM stuff.
Pick a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-15-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,654
Posted By babywag
Indeed very strange times. The whole lockdown and...

Indeed very strange times.
The whole lockdown and especially mask thing sux.

Neither of them will prevent the virus or keep people "safe".
It is only to reduce strain on unprepared health care...
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