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Forum: Introduce Yourself. 11-16-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By backroadin'
Welcome! Look foward to seeing those pics. That'd...

Welcome! Look foward to seeing those pics. That'd be a pretty neat deal if you had one of the last J trucks!
The forum isn't as busy as it once was, so sometimes a question can take a few days to...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-11-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,928
Posted By backroadin'
Hasn't 30,000 people on average lost their lives...

Hasn't 30,000 people on average lost their lives to the influenza virus each year in th US? 30,000 a year for years. And only now we're upset about people not getting a shot? Were all those flu...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-10-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By backroadin'
Hows the window channel felt? Is the front...

Hows the window channel felt? Is the front channel post loose when you try to wiggle it? Are the windows loose in the channel? Are the wiper felts loose?
Taking off the door panel isn't too hard, and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 11-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By backroadin'
Welcome back - I love the color of that, and...

Welcome back - I love the color of that, and those valve covers are pretty cool.
Looks like it's going to be one helluva fun ride!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-07-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By backroadin'
They are the same as alot of GM vehicles. I took...

They are the same as alot of GM vehicles. I took one from an early 80's chevy pickup, and I had also given a spare one to my friend for his '71 monte carlo. I would imagine the blowers are the same...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-26-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By backroadin'
A 3-on-the-tree I see. Something a little funky...

A 3-on-the-tree I see. Something a little funky going on with that 4wd lever..... that wasn't how they were stock, were they?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-25-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 346,684
Posted By backroadin'
I used these, but there are many other...

I used these, but there are many other options.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4391226&cc=3296881&pt=8838&jsn=443

Older dodge trucks, and many GM cars and trucks used this style, along...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 346,684
Posted By backroadin'
Very nice ride, there!! I love the tailgate....

Very nice ride, there!! I love the tailgate.

Most of the work I do or have to do on mine isn't much to write home about! :D Certainly not worthy of pics. I just changed out the primary rods on my...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By backroadin'
If you already have FI on a carbed rig, are...

If you already have FI on a carbed rig, are familiar with it and like it, then do it!

If the only reason not to is the value, I wouldn't worry about that. The appearance of these rigs and how nice...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-20-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By backroadin'
If you have access to the whole rig (the 73) then...

If you have access to the whole rig (the 73) then get everything.... the bracket, the pedals, booster, anything related to the brake pedal and booster system. Get the brake light switch too. Chances...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 10-20-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By backroadin'
(from your sig...) HIIIIIII, AAAAL. :D

(from your sig...)

HIIIIIII, AAAAL. :D
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By backroadin'
I think he'll enjoy driving the auto better than...

I think he'll enjoy driving the auto better than the 3spd anyway, although maybe without the "cool" factor.
Hope this purchase works out. And yes, things do tend to happen for a reason. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-16-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By backroadin'
Well, I'm gonna be in the minority here, but... I...

Well, I'm gonna be in the minority here, but...
I think a quadrajet is a good option. Small primaries for fuel economy and streetability, and vacuum secondaries for only as much extra oomph as your...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-16-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By backroadin'
What are you pulling there? Was there a...

What are you pulling there? Was there a breakdown? So many questions....... :D
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-16-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By backroadin'
There sould be bolts with little locking tab...

There sould be bolts with little locking tab washers along the edges, screws along the foward and maybe back edges that go thru molding if memory serves me right. the two cross beams are held in by 4...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By backroadin'
Any fan with the same bolt pattern will work. I...

Any fan with the same bolt pattern will work. I had a yj clutch fan on my 73 for awhile - the stock one was just a solid fan. I'm not sure if that 4-bolt pattern is universal or not, but it's worth a...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By backroadin'
Chevies use a 62" rear spring (26x26) -...

Chevies use a 62" rear spring (26x26) - trucks and suburbans. If you go this route, make sure you're getting the 62" ones, as gm also used a longer spring during the same years. I have chevy springs...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By backroadin'
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66...

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=66430

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=73856&highlight=post+mount+bushings

Some more info on springs and bushing sizes.......

If you...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-07-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By backroadin'
Nice! One of my all-time favorite cars!!

Nice! One of my all-time favorite cars!!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-06-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By backroadin'
Well, my high school ride was the bus, but at...

Well, my high school ride was the bus, but at least it was still a std shift one. Back when bus drivers had to actually know how to, well, drive.

In '93 I bought my first car outta school - an '84...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-04-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By backroadin'
Man, talk about crazy money.... square body...

Man, talk about crazy money.... square body chevies used to fetch junk prices in used-up condition - would pay a guy to haul it away. Now, you can't touch a clapped out shell with no drivetrain for...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By backroadin'
How is the rag joint? How about the u-joint on...

How is the rag joint? How about the u-joint on the upper steering shaft? Any play in either? Ball joints have any play?

Do you know what your caster angle is - have you ever had it aligned? Do you...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By backroadin'
It only reads low.................... :thumbsup::p

It only reads low....................
:thumbsup::p
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-27-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By backroadin'
You ain't kiddin about that one!!

You ain't kiddin about that one!!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-26-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By backroadin'
You can have custom hoses made or swap out the...

You can have custom hoses made or swap out the fittings on the back of the pump to o-ring style. (Or, I guess you could swap out to an 80's p/s pump too.)
Also, Monza / Vega boxes will work and are...
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