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Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-17-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,693
Posted By hcm
Do you have a plan for the rod bolts that doesn't...

Do you have a plan for the rod bolts that doesn't involve removing the rods from the engine? Removing and replacing these bolts changes the shape of the big end bore enough to require resizing on a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-09-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By hcm
I used a small piece of shim stock .005"x...

I used a small piece of shim stock .005"x .25" x 2.00". Put it between the block edge and the seal to keep from shaving any material off of the seal. No leaks.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-18-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By hcm
I just replaced the gaskets in my york. I bought...

I just replaced the gaskets in my york. I bought the gasket kit from a nearby Freightliner dealer. The part # is ABP N83 325037T. This an Alliance part number and it cost me around $12.00 and is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-08-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,981
Posted By hcm
The one wrecking yard that never has the parts i...

The one wrecking yard that never has the parts i need, phoned to say they have one for $65. Quite a shock. By the way, there are collectors that value Canadian Tire money like vintage stamps. The...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-08-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,981
Posted By hcm
I had read the wiring was much more involved than...

I had read the wiring was much more involved than your write-up explained and was not going to do the 144 because of that. If a simple plug-in harness can make the job go easy, i'll do it. I've done...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,981
Posted By hcm
alternator upgrade from National Quick Start

CS 130's run around $200-$300 so i'd like to replace the guts in my 60amp SI-10. An upgrade to 105 amps is only $50 and is a bolt in change. Should take a 1/2 hour to do. The company known as...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-19-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,937
Posted By hcm
I bought the Detroit Iron FSM for a 1980 Jeep on...

I bought the Detroit Iron FSM for a 1980 Jeep on C.D. from Eastwood. When looking in the engine section, i found that two pages were not scanned. I called Eastwood and they refunded my money. The...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-30-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By hcm
Cam gear disaster (Averted)

Just thought i would clean up the gears for the new motor. A quick pass through the glass bead cabinet and a crack i could not see before becomes quite easy to see. I now have a nice clean paper...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-29-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,744
Posted By hcm
cold start primer

The cold start primer in the picture is a low pressure primer. This is installed on the low pressure side of the regulator. When the primer is activated, it allows propane vapor to be drawn into the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 01-26-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,205
Posted By hcm
Also on Vancouver island, '80 Cherokee. Much less...

Also on Vancouver island, '80 Cherokee. Much less rust here than the east coast. Warmer and drier too.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-10-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,387
Posted By hcm
wiper speed adjustment

I have intermittent wipers and they work well except the fastest intermittent speed is too slow. It wipes about every five seconds, not often enough depending on the rain.( We have that here once in...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-05-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By hcm
Just got in from work so i'll answer the last...

Just got in from work so i'll answer the last first. His name is Larry Hauser and he lives in Duncan on Vancouver Island. His number is 250- 746-8403. He doesn't have an answering machine so let it...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 11-05-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By hcm
amazing what you find without looking

A guy follows me across town yesterday to talk to me about my Jeep, and tells me what he's got for sale. After 25 years of renting an acre of land, he's getting booted off by the children of the...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 11-03-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,312
Posted By hcm
I got a used Holley for the base plate and ran it...

I got a used Holley for the base plate and ran it for a week or two. The air leaks around the throttle shafts gave me too much grief when i tried to set the idle mixture. I gave up and bought a new...
Forum: Off-Road FSJ Tech 10-28-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By hcm
I've done a couple of used ones and got my parts...

I've done a couple of used ones and got my parts from Roy at www.propaneguy.com (http://www.propaneguy.com). Dave
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-19-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,637
Posted By hcm
I haven't done it yet on my Cherokee, but on many...

I haven't done it yet on my Cherokee, but on many other cars and trucks i've owned, i wrap an extra 5 feet of washer hose around the heater hose. I use ty-wraps to anchor the ends. Splice this...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-15-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,365
Posted By hcm
You can expect up to 30% less mileage from...

You can expect up to 30% less mileage from propane.On another propane vehicle i owned, it went from 20 on gas to 18 on propane. It depends on the application and how you drive it. When i drove this...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-13-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,365
Posted By hcm
My tanks are from National Energy Equipment and...

My tanks are from National Energy Equipment and are 33 gallons. At 80% full, i get 150-200 miles. 150 when i drive like i stole it (most of the time), and 200 once this summer with my wife and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-02-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,840
Posted By hcm
Technocarb

Another option for your 500 Caddy is a mixer/carb from a company called Technocarb. These flow around 750 CFM and would work well on a larger motor. There are a few propane mechanics around my area...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-08-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,109
Posted By hcm
I found a 33 gallon tank set-up with a used fuel...

I found a 33 gallon tank set-up with a used fuel lock, regulator and mixer. The hoses were used but I needed a new fill hose, and a new auto-stop for the tank. A fuel level sender was available that...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-08-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,500
Posted By hcm
Temp guage with half tank

My temp guage won't move untill i have less than a half full fuel tank. I have a mechanical temp guage that is correct and is the one i count on. Could the resistance from the fuel guage (100 ohms...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-01-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,970
Posted By hcm
http://www.nee.ca/gas/catalogue/multiplepage/NEE%2...

http://www.nee.ca/gas/catalogue/multiplepage/NEE%2048-50.pdf
This site is a Canadian Wholesale company and they don't sell to the public. You should be able to get any HVAC or gas fitting business...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-31-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,970
Posted By hcm
It is called an excess flow valve and in...

It is called an excess flow valve and in Canada,any new conversions are required to have one in the tank. My tank has two of them. The first one is on the remote fill hose into the tank. If the hose...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,970
Posted By hcm
Just talked to my machine shop guy today about my...

Just talked to my machine shop guy today about my new motor. I am building it specifically for propane unlike my current 360. More compression(10 to 1), ported heads, 1-3/4" headers and a mild cam....
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-24-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,970
Posted By hcm
I've been running mine for about 2500 miles and...

I've been running mine for about 2500 miles and would never switch back to gas. Here on Vancouver Island, propane is 64.9 cents per litre and gas is @1.25 per litre. My mpg is lower but it still...
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