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Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-11-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By MysticRob
You might also raise the base timing to 18* since...

You might also raise the base timing to 18* since you're a mile high. I agree with Tony, 14.7 is stoichiometrically correct at any altitude from what I understand, though might differ slightly for...
Forum: Build Threads 06-06-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,072
Posted By MysticRob
Same here. I thought someone had just butchered...

Same here. I thought someone had just butchered my harness till I realized the crimps were heavy-duty and that the silver duct tape was factory stuff. Turned out most of my engine bay harness, save...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-30-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By MysticRob
I love mine already. Cold start and idle are so...

I love mine already. Cold start and idle are so much better. Haven't been able to drive it much yet to check MPG but gotta figure it's going to be quite an improvement.
Doing a build thread on it,...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-22-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By MysticRob
Someone's definition of "Comprehensive...

Someone's definition of "Comprehensive restoration" is far different than mine. Rust on the brake booster, crud all over the dizzy cap, radio stuck in all crooked, shift knob boogers, etc.
It's...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-20-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By MysticRob
Well if you're sure both valve covers are nice...

Well if you're sure both valve covers are nice and straight, it must be the gasket or head.
Is it leaking consistently in the same spot?
If not it could be cursed. Maybe a...
Forum: Build Threads 05-20-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By MysticRob
Mmm, engine pr0n. :thumbsup:

Mmm, engine pr0n. :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-20-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By MysticRob
My Dad the 40+ year mechanic always told me to...

My Dad the 40+ year mechanic always told me to hammer the entire sealing surface of the valve cover, tranny/oil pans, etc, on an edge of some sort to ensure the entire lip of the cover is flat.
What...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-20-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By MysticRob
Sounds like Paula is looking for work. LOL More...

Sounds like Paula is looking for work. LOL
More important than Paula, give us the process and email addresses you used to get your build sheet!
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-19-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By MysticRob
I would've killed for a Magnum with a Hellcat in...

I would've killed for a Magnum with a Hellcat in it, but this goofy country just isn't into wagons for some dumb reason, and they killed the Magnum off before that combo could ever be built. Love me...
Forum: Build Threads 05-18-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
Did some detail work on the fuel injection system...

Did some detail work on the fuel injection system by sticking a couple of thick rubber vacuum hoses in that little guide to keep the flap inside the air cleaner wedged open. Seems to have done the...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-18-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By MysticRob
Alright, so I stuck a couple of thick rubber...

Alright, so I stuck a couple of thick rubber vacuum hoses in that little guide to keep the flap inside the air cleaner wedged open. Seems to have done the...
Forum: Build Threads 05-18-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
Repeating this post from my Howell TBI...

Repeating this post from my Howell TBI thread...

Did the work up inside the dash today to run the harness and mount the ECM. I'd mocked up how I wanted to run the harness before, but I'll describe...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-18-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By MysticRob
Did the work up inside the dash today to run the...

Did the work up inside the dash today to run the harness and mount the ECM. I'd mocked up how I wanted to run the harness before, but I'll describe it better here. Since I chose to drill the 1.5"...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-18-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By MysticRob
No idea on the miles, but odo shows 246k, and the...

No idea on the miles, but odo shows 246k, and the carfax mileage and maintenance history agrees with that. Lack of interior sure looked like those miles were hard ones. LOL

Previous owner didn't...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-17-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By MysticRob
I took a 30sec video of her running very well...

I took a 30sec video of her running very well now, but it's 80MB and I'll have to manually offload it from my phone to my laptop before posting.

I still have to button a few things up, and figure...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
I updated my 'bad lifter' thread with good news...

I updated my 'bad lifter' thread with good news (for now anyway). Once I did a twice-over on everything I started the beast and it now runs great. No misfires, no lifter ticks, no exhaust leaks, and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-17-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By MysticRob
Alright, so I buttoned things up, double-checked...

Alright, so I buttoned things up, double-checked a few things, then started her up. Happy to say it purrs like a damn kitten now. We'll see how long it takes to either eat the cam, eat another...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
Prior to starting the beast I wanted to install...

Prior to starting the beast I wanted to install the donor power steering pump, which required just a bit of painting, then buying a new low pressure hose & clamps. Pretty sure the pump on it was all...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
Just one more thing to scratch my head about!...

Just one more thing to scratch my head about! With 246k miles on the odo I figure that engine had to have been out at least once. I have tons of mismatched accessory drive bolts for the alternator...
Forum: Salvage & Parts Yards 05-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By MysticRob
1989 Grand Wagoneer at the Boise Jalopy Jungle on State Street

There's a totally smashed 89 GW at the Boise Jalopy Jungle on State Street if anyone is interested. Not a good panel on it if I remember correctly, due to major accident damage, but it does have a...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
My original charcoal canister had a broken nipple...

My original charcoal canister had a broken nipple on the far left raised cap so I bought a good donor from the salvage yard recently and installed it...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
More work done this weekend in effort to get the...

More work done this weekend in effort to get the Howell system installed and dialed in. Had to replace the old coil wiring. It had a broken positive-side bracket with 2 separate yellow wires being...
Forum: Fuel Injection 05-17-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By MysticRob
Hadn't been able to update this thread due to a...

Hadn't been able to update this thread due to a misfire caused by a dished lifter. I replaced that bad lifter and did some other valvetrain work to hopefully fix that problem.
As part of the Howell...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-17-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By MysticRob
Yeah but general rules are for pussies. :D I'm...

Yeah but general rules are for pussies. :D
I'm assuming nothing is good on this tired old thing but I'm short on time and need to get to a point where I can get it running well enough to get it...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 16,414
Posted By MysticRob
As mentioned in my other thread about the valve...

As mentioned in my other thread about the valve ticking here...:

https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189937

I took the intake off and inspected that suspect lifter, and found it dished. I...
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