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Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By johnsonic
Screeching belts!

My belts have always been screechy in my FSJs - mainly when the motor gets wicked hot and sits for a minutes. On restart they will scream until I blip the throttle. Have wirebrushed the pulleys to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-24-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By johnsonic
I took my switches (4WD too) apart, lapped them...

I took my switches (4WD too) apart, lapped them on a plate of glass for a uniform surface, re-assembled with a little grease. Not worried about a leak from there anymore.
Forum: Street & Performance 06-21-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By johnsonic
I don't know if it's the best thing to do, but...

I don't know if it's the best thing to do, but it's what I did and I like it.

1) Machine to higher compression (9.5:1)
2) 260H cam
3) Performer manifold
4) Machine heads to take studs and use...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-15-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By johnsonic
All awesome tips!!! Thank you!

All awesome tips!!! Thank you!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By johnsonic
Self tapper repair?

Hey all!

One of the bolts for steel strips on my tailgate interior has stripped self-tapped threads in the tailgate sheetmetal.

Any tips on fixing it without going a screw size up?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-03-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,385
Posted By johnsonic
On a recent 2,000 mile trip, 65-70 MPH (hovering...

On a recent 2,000 mile trip, 65-70 MPH (hovering around 3,000 RPM) I was getting 14MPG.

Around town I get about 6-8MPG. I'm mostly around town driving nowadays and with an aux tank a fill-up runs...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-03-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By johnsonic
I have this thing I made a few years ago when...

I have this thing I made a few years ago when making a new harness - I remember the wire you're talking about but forget what it's for!

My harness didn't exactly line up with the published diagram...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-27-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By johnsonic
What year / model FSJ is it?

What year / model FSJ is it?
Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-28-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,976
Posted By johnsonic
Jeep is running good enough to not worry about,...

Jeep is running good enough to not worry about, so have been popping in here every few days without much to post.

Big project I'm almost done with is wiring up my recording studio. Have spent the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-20-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By johnsonic
Have you looked at the fast idle cam or choke...

Have you looked at the fast idle cam or choke mechanism? Don't know what kind of carb you're running, but if it has an electric choke, can you verify the choke is getting power?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-19-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By johnsonic
Watch the leaf springs as a buddy turns the wheel...

Watch the leaf springs as a buddy turns the wheel - sometimes the teflon spacers fall out and what you're hearing is the spring shift slightly.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-06-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By johnsonic
Whoa! I wrote a novel. Here goes! TEMPO: 1993, a...

Whoa! I wrote a novel. Here goes!

TEMPO:
1993, a white two door '84 ford tempo. Drew racing stripes on it with sharpie, I think maybe even horribly drawn 'sponsor' logos. Every inch of the interior...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-01-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By johnsonic
300 mile update here - the groan sometimes shows...

300 mile update here - the groan sometimes shows up, but is mostly A-OK. Not sure what it is, but did blast a bunch of brake cleaner around that whole assembly, might have blasted some grease out of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-01-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By johnsonic
I echo rang on not ripping all the smog stuff out...

I echo rang on not ripping all the smog stuff out just because. Would start with replacing the vac hoses (you can get kits of vac hoses in an assortment of diameters). See where you're at then. If...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-29-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By johnsonic
Thank you all!

Thank you all!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-25-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By johnsonic
Powdercoating in the Portland Area?

Hi all!

Need to get a few Jeep and non-Jeep items powdercoated. Any recommendations for a shop in the Portland, OR area?

Thanks!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-12-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By johnsonic
I'd say the internet in general, IFSJA in...

I'd say the internet in general, IFSJA in particular. I'm early 40's, so got the benefit of a few years of working on cars before having the intertubes as a resource.

Chilton's was great for the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-26-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By johnsonic
We're in luck - looks like you can build a...

We're in luck - looks like you can build a wagoneer at jeep.com.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/c6jg7q5cqxquaqe/Build.jpg
Forum: Wanted 08-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By johnsonic
WTB: Driver Side Vent Cable

If anyone has a driver side vent cable that fit's an '84 - would love to have it!

Please let me know if you have one in good shape and the cost.

The sheath on mine is on its way out and only works...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-11-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By johnsonic
Low speed groan when turning

Hi all - could use your experience in helping me look in the right spot for this noise.

Background:
- replaced brake pads last weekend, along with the calipers
- realized after assembly that I got...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-08-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By johnsonic
Everyone has someone in their family...

who has owned a Wagoneer. Don't know about the rest of you, but I get conversations at red lights, gas stations, convenience stores, offers to buy in cash because it reminds someone of a great...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-18-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,825
Posted By johnsonic
Love the science Rang!

Love the science Rang!
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By johnsonic
It's pretty easy to go overboard on these things...

It's pretty easy to go overboard on these things and make "fixes/upgrades" that cause more trouble than it's worth.

I agree with the others on this thread - make it safe, then make it go, then make...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-14-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By johnsonic
I've used this chart to help me pass a couple...

I've used this chart to help me pass a couple times:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/nf2mmgaxqdd2mzn/5gasesbasics.jpg
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-14-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By johnsonic
Proving Run

So - I built my motor about two years ago, have taken it on a few longish trips here and there. Still didn't trust it because it's my first motor build.

Decided it's high time to just go out there...
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