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Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-06-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By DarkMonohue
Absolutely. This is definitely a case where you...

Absolutely. This is definitely a case where you want to fix the problems you know you have before looking elsewhere.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-03-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By DarkMonohue
How fresh is that fuel pump? Mine was getting...

How fresh is that fuel pump? Mine was getting tired (i.e. probably had a slightly leaky diaphragm) and refused to fill the carb after it sat for a week or two. Yours may be a variation on that...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-03-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By DarkMonohue
They were iconic for sure. I remember seeing...

They were iconic for sure. I remember seeing Armstrong Tru-Trac and Norseman all over the place in my childhood. Great looking tire. If Armstrong was still Armstrong, and if they still made them,...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 02-26-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By DarkMonohue
I've been wondering the same thing. Hopefully...

I've been wondering the same thing. Hopefully the current owner chimes in and catches us up.
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 02-20-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 65,727
Posted By DarkMonohue
Those look like the standard tripod mirror heads...

Those look like the standard tripod mirror heads that were used on everything for thirty years. New heads are probably on the peg at any local auto parts store.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-20-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DarkMonohue
Defroster hoses shouldn't be too tough to find....

Defroster hoses shouldn't be too tough to find. Maybe this will help:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=161400&highlight=defrost%2A+hose%2A

Let us know how you make out with the work...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-20-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By DarkMonohue
"Taped" is more accurate than...

"Taped" is more accurate than "mounted". It was originally duct taped to the underside the heater housing!
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showpost.php?p=1487305&postcount=6
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-20-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DarkMonohue
Yeah, that's really all there is to it. I have a...

Yeah, that's really all there is to it. I have a way of making things sound more complicated than they really are. Here's the quick and dirty way:

1. Disconnect all hoses from the control unit. ...
Forum: Build Threads 02-19-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 79,658
Posted By DarkMonohue
From what you're saying here and our conversation...

From what you're saying here and our conversation earlier today, it sounds like you have the vacuum hose from the engine connected to the correct port on the heater control, but the hoses to the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By DarkMonohue
Ah, yeah, that can happen too. My headlight...

Ah, yeah, that can happen too. My headlight switch was new eight years ago and never inspired confidence, and now is failing to reliably turn on the instrument panel illumination. Time to do some...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-19-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DarkMonohue
Yeah, sounds like either no vacuum to the...

Yeah, sounds like either no vacuum to the controls, or controls jammed up, or vacuum lines missing or leaking or out if place, or the vaccum motor at the air inlet door has failed, or...

Tripwire,...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-13-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By DarkMonohue
That's the smoking gun. Dome lights are...

That's the smoking gun. Dome lights are typically wired with constant hot and switched ground. Pin switches in the doorjamb are usually spring loaded so that they close and complete the circuit by...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DarkMonohue
Thanks, Phil, I hope it helps people out. The...

Thanks, Phil, I hope it helps people out.

The filter was just fine. It really only sees airflow when the controls are switched from one position to the other, and then only for the fraction of a...
Forum: Build Threads 02-13-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By DarkMonohue
The heater control issue comes up every so often,...

The heater control issue comes up every so often, so I made a dedicated thread in the General FSJ Tech section. Hopefully it helps someone!

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189621

I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-13-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By DarkMonohue
Fix your heater control. Vacuum ports explained!

Seems like heater controls come up every once in a while, so maybe this will help some people get them working right.

For reference, this is on my '85 J20. I believe this unit was used from...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-12-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By DarkMonohue
It's not a question of where he grips it!

It's not a question of where he grips it!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-12-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By DarkMonohue
I have to disagree with you here. I have European...

I have to disagree with you here. I have European market (I guess what people call E-code) Cibie H4s with serious high wattage bulbs in my J20. They are carefully and correctly aimed. My other car is...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-12-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By DarkMonohue
BJ's also lists Cibie headlights. They are...

BJ's also lists Cibie headlights. They are expensive. They are worth the extra money. The difference is not that they are "brighter". The difference is that their light distribution is superior. And...
Forum: Build Threads 02-12-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By DarkMonohue
Cool, do it! When I bought the truck my heater...

Cool, do it! When I bought the truck my heater controls were frozen solid. The disc valve was just stuck from years of sitting unused and the two halves just wouldn't rotate against each other. Easy...
Forum: Build Threads 02-11-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By DarkMonohue
Last Sunday I managed to get out in the driveway...

Last Sunday I managed to get out in the driveway and pick at a few scabs, so here are a couple of little chickenpoop updates.

First off, no pics of the new alternator belts, because I didn't bother...
Forum: Build Threads 01-31-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By DarkMonohue
I had to go get a tape measure to answer that! I...

I had to go get a tape measure to answer that! I bought these springs used, and the seller estimated about 4" of lift based on how they looked when previously installed in a GW. So we guessed 4". ...
Forum: Build Threads 01-31-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,449
Posted By DarkMonohue
Steering has been less than precise since the...

Steering has been less than precise since the lift springs went in. It just doesn't self-center the way it should, or the way it did with the stock springs, even after fiddling with steering box...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-31-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By DarkMonohue
Welcome! You might stop into the Introduce...

Welcome! You might stop into the Introduce Yourself section and (no points for guessing) introduce yourself there - you'll get a few more eyes on your post that way.

Great to see another late model...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 01-31-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By DarkMonohue
Here's the short answer: Neat idea, but I would...

Here's the short answer:
Neat idea, but I would not be interested.

And the long answer:
This is an interesting topic. In the past I had a pretty good side business going building custom exhaust...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-28-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By DarkMonohue
Welcome, Phil. What kind of FSJ are you working...

Welcome, Phil. What kind of FSJ are you working on?
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