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Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-08-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks to all for advice. Ballast wire was...

Thanks to all for advice.

Ballast wire was present with DuraSpark II system (which was undependable), was removed when Pertronix was installed (which was not dependable, either); now has been...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-07-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By 88sunroof
Plug Wires: Which Work Best w/Breaker Points?

I have converted my '88 GW to a Delco breaker point distributor from Pertronix (never worked right) and just changed the plugs to Bosch WR10LC, but have not (yet) replaced the Pertronix Flamethorwer...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks, hookedup and Tony; now I know how to go...

Thanks, hookedup and Tony; now I know how to go about removing them. I have Kroiled them and used the 3 lb. hammer already, to no avail --- I just wanted to be sure that impact/pressure was the way...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-25-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By 88sunroof
How Do I Disassemble an '88 GW Sway Bar?!?

Perhaps I didn't title this question correctly (or describe the problem clearly) before, since surely someone has done this.

I want to rebuild my sway bar completely with a new polyurethane bushing...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-24-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By 88sunroof
Removing Studs from Sway Bar Dog Bones to Replace Bushings

I am replacing all of the bushings in the sway bar system, but I can't seem to separate the "dog bones" (which attach to the front axle) from the sway bar itself. Are these joining...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks to all; I'll check with SMS. Jeff

Thanks to all; I'll check with SMS.

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks to all; I'll check with SMS. Jeff

Thanks to all; I'll check with SMS.

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-26-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By 88sunroof
Headliner Kit Needed for Sunroof GW

Does anyone make a headliner kit for Grand Wagoneers with the "factory" ASC sunroof? I would like to buy one which has all the components, including the rolled molding around the sunroof...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-30-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By 88sunroof
When I had this problem years ago, it wasn't very...

When I had this problem years ago, it wasn't very long before the window came loose from the steel carrier into which it mounts with thick adhesive tape. The steel carrier was mangled in the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-30-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By 88sunroof
The only reason an engine can run away is that...

The only reason an engine can run away is that the carb's throttle plates are being held 'way too far open or that it has a serious vacuum leak in the carb base or somewhere below.

First, check your...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By 88sunroof
Okay, Ristow and NewToJeeps; will check. ...

Okay, Ristow and NewToJeeps; will check. Thanks.

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-29-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks to all for the input. Ristow, With the...

Thanks to all for the input.

Ristow,
With the symptoms that I have described, where am I most likely to find those melted wires?

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-27-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By 88sunroof
Tripwire, I wondered about those diodes...

Tripwire,

I wondered about those diodes regarding the discharge condition; if it's true that it keeps the ignition from shutting off as well, then that could explain both problems, I...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 06-27-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By 88sunroof
'88 GW Won't Charge or Shut Off

My '88 GW simultaneously developed a no-charge condition and a no-shut-off condition. I have already ordered a good-quality ignition switch from RockAuto (Standard, non-T-series . . . it has not...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-20-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By 88sunroof
The original DuraSpark II control box failed,...

The original DuraSpark II control box failed, then I installed two NORS boxes by GP-Sorensen which each promptly failed, then I found a good used original module on IFSJA which seemed to work right ....
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By 88sunroof
@ FSJunkie: Thanks so much; forgive my...

@ FSJunkie: Thanks so much; forgive my ignorance, but from what stock application was your Delco breaker point distributor sourced?

@ PlasticBoob: where did you source your Prestolite system? ...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-18-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By 88sunroof
Believe me, I have no desire to mess with...

Believe me, I have no desire to mess with anything that is working right.

The stock system delivered about 12 MPG . . . BUT when the second new DuraSpark II module (the design using the GM...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-18-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By 88sunroof
Best Ignition for '88 GW 360 Fuel Economy/Dependability?

I suppose that this subject has been beat to death, but a search turned up nothing (believe it or not).

I am not looking for go-fast characteristics, but rather an ignition system which offers...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-14-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By 88sunroof
Okay; thanks to all for your suggestions. I'm...

Okay; thanks to all for your suggestions. I'm trying to do this as cheaply as I can, so I think I will first post a "WTB" ad on this site.

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By 88sunroof
@Tony, Thanks for the lead! @Kevin, Is that cost...

@Tony,
Thanks for the lead!

@Kevin,
Is that cost $60 per buckle? Sure, go ahead and send me the contact info; it can't hurt to have such a resource. Thanks.

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-11-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By 88sunroof
Tony, Do you happen to have a clean, decent tan...

Tony,

Do you happen to have a clean, decent tan one which would be correct for an '88?

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-11-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By 88sunroof
Anybody . . ? Jeff

Anybody . . ?

Jeff
Forum: General FSJ Tech 04-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By 88sunroof
How Do I Disassemble an '88 Seat Belt Buckle?

The seat belt buckle in question is the "post-AMC" all-steel-type buckle without the AMC logo on the button -- and yes, I realize that they were intended never to be disassembled.

I need to...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,799
Posted By 88sunroof
Thanks to all who replied. Since the cupping...

Thanks to all who replied.

Since the cupping extends all the way around the inside tread area of both front tires, I will indeed check shocks, wheel bearings, ball joints and tie rod ends.

And...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-09-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,799
Posted By 88sunroof
What Causes Scalloped Front Tire Wear?

I have never been able to fully distinguish between "scalloped" and "cupped" wear patterns, so perhaps it is the latter. Anyway, it has occurred to the inside tread on both front tires of my...
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