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Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 07:32 AM
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Posted By tgreese
The early CJ guys are in the same situation as...

The early CJ guys are in the same situation as you - early tapered (two-piece) axles in a Dana 44. My understanding is the only reasonable conversion for these axles (other than replacing the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-03-2020, 09:29 AM
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Posted By tgreese
Wrong coast ...

Wrong coast ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2020, 06:17 AM
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Views: 165
Posted By tgreese
Sounds like you have it figured out - forgive me...

Sounds like you have it figured out - forgive me it I go on here and you don't need the input.

You understand the difference between manifold and ported vacuum? Ported may be called distributor or...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2020, 06:05 AM
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Views: 144
Posted By tgreese
I presume the F is a filter, to vent that port to...

I presume the F is a filter, to vent that port to the atmosphere. You have 5 ports, not 4.

A "dual" CTO is two valves in a single body: one valve with two ports, and another valve with 3 ports. The...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-19-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By tgreese
Clean and tighten the battery terminals. Clean...

Clean and tighten the battery terminals. Clean the connections to the solenoid and the starter. Try a different battery.

Still not good, use a jumper cable between the battery (+) post and the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-18-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By tgreese
Fairly sure this is the issue. Regard the offset...

Fairly sure this is the issue. Regard the offset plane in reference to the u-joint cross. The speed of the driveshaft changes slightly with the orientation of the u-joint crosses. There is a single...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-11-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By tgreese
Offset in a single plane seems to work well, but...

Offset in a single plane seems to work well, but when the offset is in two planes, that can be trouble... apparently.

Coming from the CJ world, that's a looong driveshaft. I would try some...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-11-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By tgreese
Do not assume that Jeep sealed all the panels....

Do not assume that Jeep sealed all the panels. This is from my J20, looking up above the AC unit at the area above the passenger floor vent:


http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/%7Ereese/J20SealantGap.jpg
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By tgreese
If you are no longer interested in this vehicle,...

If you are no longer interested in this vehicle, I would encourage you to pass it along to someone that is.

Agency vehicles can have a wide range of different option and special equipment...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-10-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By tgreese
I expect that a carb shop would bead blast the...

I expect that a carb shop would bead blast the carb body. They can also reapply a factory-style chromate coating. These carb bodies are typically a zinc alloy die casting (some variant of zamac)....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-09-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By tgreese
This antiquated site will not host your pictures...

This antiquated site will not host your pictures unless they are too small to matter. Host your picture on another site and post a link to it. Make sure the site allows public viewing, and that you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-04-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By tgreese
http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/r...

http://www.earlycj5.com/xf_cj5/index.php?threads/restored-yf.121719/
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By tgreese
They seem to come up rather easily on car-part.com

They seem to come up rather easily on car-part.com
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-03-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By tgreese
Carb shop? Maybe not local to you, but these...

Carb shop? Maybe not local to you, but these places that specialize in carburetors seem to do a good job. They would rebuild your core.

The big remanufacturers break down all the cores they get...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-03-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By tgreese
Jeep never offered the BOP TH400 transmission....

Jeep never offered the BOP TH400 transmission. They either adapted the nailhead transmission to their engines with a ring adapter, or they used a TH400 with a direct-to-AMC-engines case. Nailhead is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-21-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tgreese
Me or the OP? I don't know. I think it's implicit...

Me or the OP? I don't know. I think it's implicit in the OP's question that he thinks there is a choice. if I had to guess, I'd say there's one type only, that does not change for years.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tgreese
I don't have the '90 TSM, but looking at the '89...

I don't have the '90 TSM, but looking at the '89 TSM, there is some information about "packages" in the VIN. There is also an identification plate under the hood with bunch of equipment codes,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-19-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By tgreese
All the Jeeps I've seen come with a heavy cover...

All the Jeeps I've seen come with a heavy cover for the front axle, almost 1/8" thick. It's vulnerable to rock hits. The rear cover is thin, like 16-18 ga I'd guess. The lightweight rear covers with...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-19-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By tgreese
As I recall, many places are selling the wrong...

As I recall, many places are selling the wrong pump as compatible with 1972. If you look at the pump from the side, the later pump has a thicker tower (larger front bearing) and reinforcing ribs...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-17-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By tgreese
I would try torquing the oil filter adapter to...

I would try torquing the oil filter adapter to factory specs before I took it apart. There's not a lot you can do - check the surfaces for flatness, replace the gasket. Possible you could use some...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-15-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By tgreese
Wear around the throttle shaft is a common source...

Wear around the throttle shaft is a common source of vacuum leak. Then idle will change as you push the linkage around. BTDT. A carb shop can bush the carb body to tighten up the shaft. Get in there...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-08-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By tgreese
The widgets I bought only have one nozzle per...

The widgets I bought only have one nozzle per housing. I have not noticed them traveling over the roof, but I have not put in a lot of highway driving with my J20. Probably these -...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By tgreese
I believe at some point around 1980 they went...

I believe at some point around 1980 they went from nice-to-have to required-by-law. Dumping ethylene glycol on the street where it runs into storm drains pollutes the storm water runoff. Modern...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By tgreese
Oh, that's cool! I ordered one too.

Oh, that's cool! I ordered one too.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By tgreese
Not present in '76, AFAIK. My '77 had none. ...

Not present in '76, AFAIK. My '77 had none.

Looking at the parts book, 1977 was the first year, and only with HD cooling. Different radiator for HDC has the overflow on the driver's side too.

I...
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