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Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
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: 689
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: 552
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: 987
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: 519
Views: 71,305
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: 770
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: 1,869
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: 11,422
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: 519
Views: 71,305
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: 1,011
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: 8,271
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: 5,701
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: 519
Views: 71,305
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: 1,170
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: 3,757
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: 2,822
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: 3,455
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: 747
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...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Herk
Dana axles generally aren't c-clip, so the...

Dana axles generally aren't c-clip, so the bearings and shafts are held in by a retainer plate. This plate is loaded onto the shaft between the bearing and flange with the seal. The original...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Herk
I was in the process of working out just such a...

I was in the process of working out just such a swap when my truck was hit. I hope to have it back on the road this summer (or at least license plates). The two options I was looking at both...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-22-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By Herk
It's looked like that since the mid 80's, the...

It's looked like that since the mid 80's, the tree was well established then. I asked if it was for sale and was told NO in terms so strong that 30+ years later I'll be d**ned if I'll ever ask again.
Forum: Build Threads 03-22-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 75,133
Posted By Herk
I know of two (2) 350 Buick engines in a...

I know of two (2) 350 Buick engines in a pick-and-pull in Boise right now. They won't be there long.
Forum: Build Threads 03-17-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 75,133
Posted By Herk
Both of my heads were cracked above the heat...

Both of my heads were cracked above the heat riser area between the center two exhaust valves. The heads were in otherwise good shape so I had the machine shop do a threaded taper pin repair. Cost...
Forum: Introduce Yourself. 02-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By Herk
Welcome. I converted my 71 to front disks before...

Welcome. I converted my 71 to front disks before the "kits" were widely available in the 90's. Even then the only junkyard parts I used were the backing plates. I used my original hubs but needed...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 02-04-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Herk
The output shafts will be quite different, but...

The output shafts will be quite different, but either will bolt to the engine just fine.
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