1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

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dodgerammit
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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby dodgerammit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:05 am

Bumpers are aluminum. A good scuff with some scotch brite and some aluminum wheel polish would be my first attack.

There is a thread where a guy revived his. More in depth, but excellent results: http://www.myjeepandme.com/polish-aluminum-bumpers/
84 Grand Waggy-Radio Flyer (Garnet Red/3M Ebony Metallic woodgrain, with tan interior) AMC 360/727/229 TFI conversion, MSD streetfire ignition, D44/AMC20 Serehill tailgate and headlight harnesses :fsj:

SJTD
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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby SJTD » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Problem is the anodizing was removed from those areas. They will now be more shiny than the rest or duller when they corrode.

Has to be all or nothing with the anodizing removal and if it's all removed you have to stay on top of the polishing.
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'84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.

letank
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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby letank » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm

memsiej wrote:Questions:
How important is a fan shroud? I currently don't have one- is it good to have or imperative to have?


It is important in slow moving traffic when the weather is hot, above 85ishF, otherwise at speed if your cooling system has been maintained and your fan clutch is good it will be fine.

Testing fan clutch: with engine at operating temp, have an helper turn off the engine while you watch the fan, the fan should stop spinning by 2 seconds, if it looks like it is spinning freely for over 4 seconds, it is not good. Another thing is to look at the front for the clutch or wipe with a clean rag to see if there is an excess of grease, it is the silicon that has leaked out.
Michel
74 wag (349 Kmiles... parked, next step is a rust free body)
85 Gwag (226 Kmiles... the running test lab)
See Engine bits and Fuel and brake lines, and Body work

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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby letank » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm

memsiej wrote:
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catching up on your progress, you need to address these wires, they are too close to the manifold... so either extend the wire or put a zip tie and may be wrap it with some heat resistant wire protectant , so it does not have a chance to hit the manifold and start an electric fire
Michel
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85 Gwag (226 Kmiles... the running test lab)
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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby memsiej » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 pm

I'll grab some wire protectant tomorrow- thanks!!
1984 Grand Wagoneer V8 5.9

letank
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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby letank » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:09 am

memsiej wrote:I'll grab some wire protectant tomorrow- thanks!!


Also as this is a (+) wire controlling the electric choke, make sure that the choke side is secure, the choke side wire is normally encapsulated so if it is disconnected it does close the circuit and starts a fire when the (+) end touches the intake manifold.

found this pict to illustrate what the connector should be looking like at number 3 -the carb is different , no altitude compensator.

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In fact some of the thermostats are using a more secure system with a screwed end to prevent the wire from dropping
Michel
74 wag (349 Kmiles... parked, next step is a rust free body)
85 Gwag (226 Kmiles... the running test lab)
See Engine bits and Fuel and brake lines, and Body work

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Re: 1984 Grand Wagoneer- Beginners Build!

Postby memsiej » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:17 pm

letank wrote:
memsiej wrote:
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catching up on your progress, you need to address these wires, they are too close to the manifold... so either extend the wire or put a zip tie and may be wrap it with some heat resistant wire protectant , so it does not have a chance to hit the manifold and start an electric fire


Looked today- they're just resting near the pre-heater tube stove. It's all rusty and loose.
1984 Grand Wagoneer V8 5.9


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