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Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By tgreese
This also applies to the 1/4" - 5/16" -...

This also applies to the 1/4" - 5/16" - 3/8" standard fuel hose you can buy today. The generic stuff they sell at Autozone and Pep Boys is c**p. Lasts a year, tops. Suggest you buy name-branded fuel...
Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By tgreese
Coolant hose (radiator hoses, heater hoses) will...

Coolant hose (radiator hoses, heater hoses) will soften and delaminate when exposed to motor oil, much less gasoline. BTDT. You need fuel rated hose.

Both Gates and Goodyear sell fuel rated hose...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By tgreese
The Warn/Saturn overdrive is a planetary...

The Warn/Saturn overdrive is a planetary overdrive transmission that only works with a Dana 18 transfer case. Not applicable to our FSJs. There were also Rancho overdrives which adapted the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-22-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By tgreese
I presume the OP means the steering gear, not the...

I presume the OP means the steering gear, not the steering pump. Jeep calls this a "steering gear assembly." Pretty sure "steering box" is a colloquial term. I expect you could use either the Eaton...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By tgreese
JMO - don't be silly - if he wants a manual, put...

JMO - don't be silly - if he wants a manual, put in a shift kit and get a hot-rod-style floor shifter. Tell him it's selectable, like the paddle shifters on exotic sports cars. However, the automatic...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-16-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By tgreese
My experience - the Holley 2300 is a great...

My experience - the Holley 2300 is a great carburetor on the street, but lousy on the trail. BTDT. The original Motorcraft works well on the trail (well known as an excellent off-road carb), and gets...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 10-13-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By tgreese
I would look it up in the factory parts book, and...

I would look it up in the factory parts book, and see if the number comes up in a PN search at RockAuto, or online (or maybe the Hayden site?)

'62-73 J-Series here -...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By tgreese
Realize I have no personal experience with these...

Realize I have no personal experience with these older trucks other than occasionally driving one back in the day - perhaps someone will correct me if I err. I believe the '67 has post-mount springs...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By tgreese
I recall the earlier trucks are spring-over front...

I recall the earlier trucks are spring-over front and the later ones spring under? I'm sure it's been made to work before. Also the earlier the truck, the deeper the axle gearing will be. This truck...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-07-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By tgreese
You are aware there is a '62-73 J-series parts...

You are aware there is a '62-73 J-series parts book here? https://oljeep.com/edge_parts_man.html This may help you in determining what steering this truck has, and whether the power brakes are the...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 10-07-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By tgreese
Check out the "J-truck paradise" thread...

Check out the "J-truck paradise" thread from Bob Barry. He goes over a well-preserved 327 J-truck thoroughly.

Suggest that parts availability for this truck will be half as good or twice as bad as...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By tgreese
Well, it's sort of an electric choke. If it's...

Well, it's sort of an electric choke. If it's like all the other Jeep 2150s I've seen, it's a thermoelectric choke. It uses both hot air from the manifold stove and electric heating to open.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-27-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By tgreese
The two top return springs are the same. I'd...

The two top return springs are the same. I'd suggest you throw away all the old springs and use new. Spring kits are cheap for the Bendix...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By tgreese
I like it from the outside. I find the Wrangler...

I like it from the outside. I find the Wrangler seating too uncomfortable for me. Expensive too. My KL gets 26 mpg at a steady 70, so 27 combined is impressive. The Wrangler's boxiness works against...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-22-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By tgreese
I have the plastic/aluminum radiator in my J20...

I have the plastic/aluminum radiator in my J20 with no issues for about 5 years. Perfect fit, cools fine. The original aluminum/plastic radiator in my VW lasted almost 20 years.

The all-aluminum...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By tgreese
A 6-lug Dana 44 centered rear axle is both scarce...

A 6-lug Dana 44 centered rear axle is both scarce and sought after. A drum brake Dana 44 front axle can only be '74-76; front disk brakes became standard in 1977. These Jeeps all had rear drums.

I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-21-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By tgreese
The coffin tank next to the drive shaft is the...

The coffin tank next to the drive shaft is the original tank. Anything else was added. I would be very skeptical of filling two tanks from the same fill hose.

If you look in the TSM, there is an...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-15-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By tgreese
I put a piece of plywood over the grille and...

I put a piece of plywood over the grille and fender and lay on it.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By tgreese
A1-Cardone is a big reman supplier. You need to...

A1-Cardone is a big reman supplier.

You need to remove the timing cover and inspect the cam gear. Year/model/equipment? It matters. At worst, I believe you can buy a matched set of gears from MSD...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By tgreese
Look at pictures on the internet. "Buick 350...

Look at pictures on the internet. "Buick 350 engine." It appears there's a grommet at the back of the intake manifold. This would be consistent with other V8s. The hose from the air cleaner to the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By tgreese
I'm not sure where it is on a Buick. If you don't...

I'm not sure where it is on a Buick. If you don't get a response here, suggest you post on one of the Buick forums.

They don't want your business. I would expect about $2000 exchange if the builder...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By tgreese
You can put together the equivalent of the old...

You can put together the equivalent of the old 2-part kit. GM published a service bulletin on flushing coolant systems that you can find online if you search. You need wood bleach (oxalic acid) and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By tgreese
To the OP, I strongly suggest you get the parts...

To the OP, I strongly suggest you get the parts book and find the right PNs for this. There are too many variants and different PNs for me to list here. The '74-80 parts book should be available on...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By tgreese
I found cables for my J20 when I worked on the...

I found cables for my J20 when I worked on the brakes. There are indeed 4 separate cables. If you look in the '74-80 parts manual it will give you part numbers, and you can try to cross to what the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-03-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By tgreese
Yes, Standard is fine. Possible there are better...

Yes, Standard is fine. Possible there are better - this gets a lot of discussion on the CJ site: https://www.bing.com/search?q=site%3Aearlycj5.com+YF+carburetor+kit The CJs use the YF both with the...
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