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Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-03-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By nograin
I was going to answer but the OP hasn't been back...

I was going to answer but the OP hasn't been back since mid January...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By nograin
I posted a couple pictures of removal way back...

I posted a couple pictures of removal way back when on my website.
Just click on my screen name and select 'homepage'
Forum: Homegrown Vendors: (Members who produce FSJ related items) 03-13-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By nograin
If you want a slightly different version, contact...

If you want a slightly different version, contact crackedback.
He hasn't done many for our rigs, but lots for mopars.
Based on the one he sent me, may need a longer run to connect to the alternator....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By nograin
Not right!!!!!! Amps should zero....

Not right!!!!!!

Amps should zero. ZERO!!!

That's a Danger Danger Will Rogers big time.

Note which way it reads, charge or discharge, and then shut it OFF.
Turn key to run or accessory without...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By nograin
An intake manifold needs to have a bit of fuel in...

An intake manifold needs to have a bit of fuel in it before there is enough fuel air to make its way into the cylinders to fire off.
This is why there is a difference in starting a cold engine...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-13-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By nograin
No.

No.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-13-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By nograin
Looking at the years of your rigs, mostly likely...

Looking at the years of your rigs, mostly likely a single port fitting in the intake manifold, just behid the carb.
See the first photo in post 16. Ignore the text on that photo - that's how the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-13-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By nograin
My suggestions is if its in good shape, keep it,...

My suggestions is if its in good shape, keep it, its useful.
And between bad info posted and so-so wiring work and materials many people get themselves in trouble when making a bypass.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-13-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By nograin
Ya. Agree with Babywag. It's probably fine but...

Ya. Agree with Babywag. It's probably fine but definately check it out first.
Since you have the gage out you can look at it and see.

It's just a big metal plate with a stud pressed in each...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By nograin
Most mullti-meters can't measure resistance...

Most mullti-meters can't measure resistance accurately enough to identify poor connections in an automotive circuit.


10 amps through a 1/2 ohm worth of resistance will see a 5 Volt drop.
We'ld like...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By nograin
Maybe these illustrations of voltage differences...

Maybe these illustrations of voltage differences will help.
https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/threads/no-spark-help.438351/#post-1972559825
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By nograin
Sounds like the alternator isn't working. When...

Sounds like the alternator isn't working.

When you check voltage of the battery and everything is off, that's only a general indication the charge state.

When the electric fuel pumps or other...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By nograin
:lol: Chrysler probably couldn't care less about...

:lol:
Chrysler probably couldn't care less about the AMC engines in '98.

Seriously, I thought I had a couple web links about the history and reasons AMC went this route for those bolts.
Can't...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-10-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By nograin
See if you can find a set of original bolts....

See if you can find a set of original bolts. Might be the same as used on other AMC engines. The tip of the bolts is hollow. That detail apparently was worth the expense to insure the bolts...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-10-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By nograin
Thanks for posting. I think he was a part of...

Thanks for posting.

I think he was a part of the email list that evolved into this forum.
Someone will know if that's correct.

:fsj:
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By nograin
Hang in there Tony. As long as your insurance...

Hang in there Tony.
As long as your insurance company has an incentive to get the other person and their insurance to pay up, they are on your side.
That will change if they decide its more money...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 12-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By nograin
Prob best to avoid craigs list. CL is good for...

Prob best to avoid craigs list. CL is good for stuff you want to get rid of.
I think for vehicle with some heritage and special interest, need a site where you can leave it posted until the word...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
Just saw there is a power curve for the Motorola...

Just saw there is a power curve for the Motorola alternator in the FSM.
:cool:
See page 74 of the electrical chapter!
https://oljeep.com/edge_74_tsm.html
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-01-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
You're welcome! Whatever it adds up to, it will...

You're welcome!

Whatever it adds up to, it will be best if the alternator wasn't being maxed out all the time.

I noticed in the '74 shop manual that 4 barrel equiped engines got a higher output,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-28-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,724
Posted By nograin
No. Especially at this point in the learning...

No. Especially at this point in the learning curve.
Return it to stock.
If there is an electric fuel pump, get rid of it. Install a factory mechanical fuel pump instead.

The improvements you can...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-26-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
A couple more things worth...

A couple more things worth mentioning.

Alternator ratings are kindof like small arms calibers. They are approximations and may or may not be useful for comparison.

Generally the current rating is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-26-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
I can be patient. After all, I still own the SJ...

I can be patient. After all, I still own the SJ after how many years? :)



Good!
Let's see if what you thought lines up my explanation.
Pretty much all car/truck ammeters are used to monitor...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
How much more current will your modifications...

How much more current will your modifications draw?
This is the starting point.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-25-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By nograin
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on the MAD...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on the MAD bypass.
It's a poor wiring strategy.
Since all of the equipment is still getting power from the main splice, that design increases the wire length and...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-20-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By nograin
Previous set was Bridgestone Duellers A/T Current...

Previous set was Bridgestone Duellers A/T
Current set is Firestone Destination A/T. I've bene pretty satisfied for both pavement and gravel/dirt.
235/75R15

One thing that's worth mentioning...
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