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Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-30-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Simo
I found the mats helped dampen that reverberating...

I found the mats helped dampen that reverberating tin can effect after stripping out the interior and applying a similar 80 mil peel and stick brand to the roof and side panels. I could tell the...
Forum: Build Threads 06-25-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
:( I like their cushion and bolstering alot....

:(

I like their cushion and bolstering alot. They're pretty adjustable reclining, flipping forward, and up/down. Maybe one day I'll wire in their built in seat heaters. While it's slides work great...
Forum: Build Threads 06-24-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
A simple spit shine

Since it didnt have that full on sun-faded desert patina, i mean rust, that some love and I have to admit can look good sometimes to just let it fester or preserve with clear coat... a few nice days...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-19-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Simo
On my 79 Cherokee the original tank had a...

On my 79 Cherokee the original tank had a 1-1/4" ID fill hose and 3/4" ID return vent hose. Now on the body side, the fill hose was necked down to 1" at the body's filler neck port and I'm not sure...
Forum: Fuel Injection 06-04-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Simo
The Novak site has a helpful tech vault and they...

The Novak site has a helpful tech vault and they offer a bunch of adapters for different transmission options should you choose to go that route (select the 5 speed drop down to view half a dozen...
Forum: Fuel Injection 06-04-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Simo
x2 on the GM NV4500 ideally. feasibly an AX-15...

x2 on the GM NV4500 ideally. feasibly an AX-15 & NV3550 5 spds or NSG370 (6 spd) found in later model XJ/TJ jeeps could be adapted. Novak and Advance adapters cite they can hold up to V8 power but...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 06-03-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Simo
I would have voted for a winch first personally...

I would have voted for a winch first personally but you should see immediate traction gains with the lockers and depending upon your purposes that might be just right for ya to enjoy some harder...
Forum: Build Threads 06-01-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Towing Considerations

The door jamb sticker on this FSJ is worn away so it doesnt show the GVWR and GAWR front and rear. It an S model Cherokee with a 360, TH400 auto trans, and quadratrac tcase having the MM part time...
Forum: Build Threads 06-01-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Brake Controller

I'd been wanting the option of using the FSJ for local light duty towing and started wondering where to mount a brake controller. The few options I considered were (1) on the lower dash just below...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Simo
when i saw the title of this thread i thought I...

when i saw the title of this thread i thought I was going to find a montage of rapid windshield removals from the movies like this :D
https://www.youtube.com/embed/wI7ZBw8E_ms?start=1&end=17&mute=1
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-30-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Simo
i just took these off a 79 cherokee, the driver...

i just took these off a 79 cherokee, the driver side had the two bar linkage while the passenger side was a one piece design. I do not know if either one was original and I did not try to interchange...
Forum: Build Threads 04-29-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 8,927
Posted By Simo
I like the dedicated dana 300 marriage and feel...

I like the dedicated dana 300 marriage and feel ya on the 'measure twice cut once' challenge - second guessing modifying such an important/expensive shaft with no advertised indication from the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-28-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Simo
I have a miller elite (~$260) and like it, it had...

I have a miller elite (~$260) and like it, it had one of the biggest viewing areas at the time i got it several years ago but there are a lot of others now with even larger windows. The elite has...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Ok thanks again for the comment DarkMonohue....

Ok thanks again for the comment DarkMonohue. Here's the sensor installed in a new hole upstream of the converter with its wiring wrapped away from the driveshaft. The first downstream hole is...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
There's no ECU making adjustments here but you're...

There's no ECU making adjustments here but you're right. i should have read the directions better before installing it. This was where it fit best with clearance to driveshaft. Ill have to order...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Glove Box Gauges

Despite the walking billboard of gauges I wanted to hold a common theme – black back, white lettering, and red needles but just couldn’t bring myself to spend 2-3x on a VDO or Autometer...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Glove Box Gauges

I had been thinking of where to mount some more gauges, I wanted a fuel level for the second tank, trans temp, vacuum, and AFR in addition to actually mounting the 4wd selector (it has the part time...
Forum: Build Threads 04-21-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Update on Interior Paneling

The interior wood paneling I made was already starting to get dirty and show evidence of moisture getting through in some spots. So I pulled it out to apply some staining & polyurethane to see if it...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-01-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Simo
While I don't have an '80-up to speak from...

While I don't have an '80-up to speak from experience, it looks like your fuel sender features a big plastic hex retainer like this....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-30-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Simo
If you're not reusing it, it comes out very easy,...

If you're not reusing it, it comes out very easy, just pull down :)

Otherwise take off the retaing trim, lights, etc and slide the headliner out through the back tailgate window opening.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-30-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Simo
there are a few crossmembers in the roof I...

there are a few crossmembers in the roof I suppose you could run some very short self tapping screws into without actually going through the roof in order to secure the sagging headliner substrate...
Forum: Build Threads 03-28-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Tank Selecting Switch

For the selector switch, I stuck with the same C10 application. I didn’t see a great spot to mount the switch vertically as best intended. So I removed one of the manual choke pull knobs...
Forum: Build Threads 03-28-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Tank Selection

Some GM trucks have these ‘Pollak’ fuel tank selection valves; with the flip of a momentary DPDT switch the valve shuttles position from (in my case) the Rear spare tire located XJ tank...
Forum: Build Threads 03-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Fuel Filling

I was really trying hard to figure out a selectable fuel fill valve to fill each tank independently through the same exterior body fill port because I did not want to graft another fuel fill port...
Forum: Build Threads 03-28-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,858
Posted By Simo
Dual Tank System Concept

I debated between several concepts, the assembled system can better be described with an illustration:

https://i.imgur.com/iLrsQlHl.jpg
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