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Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-05-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Herk
It's the reaction spring in the box itself that...

It's the reaction spring in the box itself that controls the amount of effort at the wheel more than pressure. I actually switched to a Z-28 box to get a quicker ratio and a bit more "feel" as I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-04-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Herk
So as you have discovered the primary charge wire...

So as you have discovered the primary charge wire is/was a 10 AWG yellow wire that runs from the alternator output to the binding post on the starter where it connects to the positive battery lead...
Forum: Online Sale Links: (Ebay, Craigslist, etc.) 07-31-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Herk
Brake booster painted the incorrect color (should...

Brake booster painted the incorrect color (should have been black) clearly prevented higher bids.:D
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Herk
My plan is to just transplant a Rochester TBI off...

My plan is to just transplant a Rochester TBI off a 88-92 GM 5.7. Pretty straight forward. Info here...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-21-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Herk
Some will recommend setting the pinion 1 degree...

Some will recommend setting the pinion 1 degree down, as it will raise slightly under load with leaf springs.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-27-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,486
Posted By Herk
All A500/42RH/42RE were lockup. Some early A518...

All A500/42RH/42RE were lockup. Some early A518 units were non-lockup. 1988-1992 vintage.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 11-11-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Herk
As far as I know they all use the same basic...

As far as I know they all use the same basic Saginaw 800 series steering box. The position on the frame changed in 72 to allow for the larger slanted AMC radiator. The boxes themselves are standard...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Herk
Switch screws into bottom of master cylinder. ...

Switch screws into bottom of master cylinder. Make sure to totally blast the crud out of the wiring harness connector. These are known to develop corrosion and result in poor electrical contact. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 08-12-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By Herk
I'm a Boise native but seriously considering...

I'm a Boise native but seriously considering cashing out and going someplace more affordable.
Forum: For Sale: Parts and Pieces (To keep our rigs running) 05-11-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By Herk
Parting 72 Gladiator

Parting out 72 360/TH400 truck. No brake drums, no tailgate. Also keeping left bed side, drivers side door post and cab corner and part of drivers door skin. Doors are crap, other sheetmetal is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-29-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Herk
The modern honeycomb catalysts have basically no...

The modern honeycomb catalysts have basically no restriction and cost no power. The original pellet type catalysts that our vehicles came with were another story.


The air injection system does use...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 03-14-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 240,907
Posted By Herk
I think my 72 parts truck has most of one. ...

I think my 72 parts truck has most of one. You're welcome to it.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 01-09-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Herk
All Thriftside (stepside) tailgated are the same,...

All Thriftside (stepside) tailgated are the same, and in fact are the same from 54 to the end of production. Townside tailgates came in two widths. The 72 and earlier trucks with tailgate chains...
Forum: Fuel Injection 10-30-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,983
Posted By Herk
Not sure why you have two washer reservoirs. If...

Not sure why you have two washer reservoirs. If you want to refill twice as often, by all means get rid of one (since you have a 90, one may be for the rear window wiper which was possibly the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,650
Posted By Herk
They're pitching it at the high end full size...

They're pitching it at the high end full size wagon market (Escalade, Denali, etc). The best predictor that gas prices are about to go up is everyone up sizes their entire model range.


I'm waiting...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 07-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 240,907
Posted By Herk
I might have an original antenna base on my 72...

I might have an original antenna base on my 72 parts truck. I'll try to look this weekend.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Herk
Actually ZDDP levels went up in the early 80's in...

Actually ZDDP levels went up in the early 80's in response to GM having problems with cam failures under warranty. Had more to do with going to cheaper material on cam blanks than the oil, but it...
Forum: Fuel Injection 04-17-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,333
Posted By Herk
Is your mark on your timing damper anywhere close...

Is your mark on your timing damper anywhere close to reality regarding TDC?


Also, in the above picture it looks like the reluctor on the distributor shaft isn't aligned with the center of the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-16-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,930
Posted By Herk
I remember when IFSJA was an email list.

I remember when IFSJA was an email list.
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 04-16-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 240,907
Posted By Herk
I have a set of 72 inner fenders that should...

I have a set of 72 inner fenders that should require less welding.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-01-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By Herk
The good thing about Torqueflites is that hey...

The good thing about Torqueflites is that hey tend to be the same except for the bell housing bolt face. If your Jeep has a 727 now, you need the mainshaft and rear housing to convert a 2WD 727-B. ...
Forum: FSJ-PRIS 02-16-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,359
Posted By Herk
My 71 just has asphalt undercoating in the rear...

My 71 just has asphalt undercoating in the rear wheel wells, and not too evenly applied. I think the front legs of the rear flares were coated with the same stuff.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-10-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,958
Posted By Herk
The cheapest swap is to fix the factory engine. ...

The cheapest swap is to fix the factory engine. And, if that $800 includes 12 valves, 12 guides, 6 exhaust seats, new springs and seals plus a reground cam, you're getting a pretty good deal. Half...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,358
Posted By Herk
Watch out for trying to make it into something it...

Watch out for trying to make it into something it was never meant to be. When you start thinking about engine swaps, lifts etc. My best advice would be to start out with a later AMC (76-80) truck...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-27-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Herk
On my 71 with a closed knuckle 44 the flow bolt...

On my 71 with a closed knuckle 44 the flow bolt on the caliper would hit the shock at the limits of steering. Cut the shock mount tabs off the axle and welded back on about 3/4" inboard. Problem...
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