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Forum: General Tech Forum 03-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By 2nd Childhood
Last year I took my 78 to a small service station...

Last year I took my 78 to a small service station on about 40th and Federal. the guy opened the hood, put a wire on #1 spark plug, placed the sniffer in the exhaust, let it idle, pushed the spring on...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By 2nd Childhood
I just asked this week when I picked up my...

I just asked this week when I picked up my plates. My 78 cannot get the collector plates. Guess I'll keep her stock. She runs good, and is fun to drive daily!!!
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-08-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
yes i did!!!! Flying colors. Thank you all

yes i did!!!! Flying colors. Thank you all
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-07-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Well, took the Cruiser back in after running...

Well, took the Cruiser back in after running "Guaranteed to Pass" in the tank for a week. The HC at idle went down to 96.1 from 454. At 2500 RPM it tested at 42.5. I don't think the stuff worked that...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-03-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
The CO level @ 2500 RPM was 1.05, Idle @ .25...

The CO level @ 2500 RPM was 1.05, Idle @ .25 Limits 1.50. That was passing.
When I timed the engine I did not plug the vacuum line. Is it both lines going to the distributor that should be plugged? I...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Looked at the timing today. I have not timed a 2F...

Looked at the timing today. I have not timed a 2F since I was about 17 in auto shop class long ago. I even looked in the front, where most domestic engines were located back in the day (Dough). Then...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-31-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
I will most likely look at the timing tomorrow. I...

I will most likely look at the timing tomorrow. I have not checked it, but the last two years I have passed with flying colors. The plug gap that I set two weeks ago was .040 per recommended...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Talking Emissions FJ40

Took my 78 FJ40 to the State Emissions Testing Station in Arvada on Tuesday. They found high HC levels at idle. Tested level was 454 limit is 400. I dumped some "Guaranteed to Pass" fluid into a full...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Does the performance of the 2F increase...

Does the performance of the 2F increase significantly with the header? I have thought about the addition of the header but I do not know how much improvement it may make. Is there any problem passing...
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Cooling Fan 40

The cooling fan near the manifolds on my 78 has not been working the last 2 summers that I have owned my 40. I have not researched it to much but have noticed the cruiser wanting to stall or...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By 2nd Childhood
I used (2) normally open pushbutton switches from...

I used (2) normally open pushbutton switches from "Checker" mounted them into a 3/4" electrical LB and used an old school Trailer harness (4-wire) that worked great for around $8.00. I had some wire...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-31-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By 2nd Childhood
I have heard Walker Transmissions in arvada...

I have heard Walker Transmissions in arvada Kipling and 50th (aprox) they are across from the Target store. A friend of mine went by and they wanted to give him options instad of costly repairs....
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By 2nd Childhood
A coil of wire is the way to do it. The 100W lamp...

A coil of wire is the way to do it. The 100W lamp in series is also a plus. I dont know that the wire (depending on the length) would have enough resistance to keep a breaker from tripping. I would...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-29-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,613
Posted By 2nd Childhood
Sometimes when I troubleshoot, I will take an in...

Sometimes when I troubleshoot, I will take an in line 10 A fuse and back feed the the troubled area, IE a long jumper going from the battery to the source of the problem. Then I check voltage at the...
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