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toothofwar
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby toothofwar » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:28 pm

If my assumptions is correct, the little black box is a spair key hiding spot.

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:30 pm

My phone didnt want to upload pics before, but yeah, spare key makes sense now.ImageImageImage

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:07 am

I like the golf tee. You are always ready to hit the links in your Wagoneer. I found a screw in one of mine, don't think it would work as well as a golf tee though! I have since just capped that port off at the carb.

How's the battery situation?


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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:52 am

1979bettywhite wrote:

How's the battery situation?


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The battery was dead as dead can be, so I pulled it and charged it over night, it's showing about 11 point something volts now. I'm going to try to get it started this afternoon because an old barn by me is getting torn down so I want to get a picture of the wag in front of it, and steal a couple boards for a coffee table. I'm going to take a look at the starter while the battery is out, as well as replace the relay. As long as I can get it to start to get to the mechanic next week it's good for now, then I've got all winter to go through the entire electrical system.
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm

Got it back on the road and drove my an old farm down the road that's being torn down for a new development.
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:03 pm

So I found this under my rear carpet. Nice to see not too much moisture got in there over the years. It will be interesting to do a little research to translate some of the less obvious info. I was wondering about axle ratio, looks like the 3.07.

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:22 am

Yep, 3.07 ratio, which was pretty common. Cool find. Maybe frame that one, throw in the glove box and take to any shows?

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:46 am

1979bettywhite wrote:Yep, 3.07 ratio, which was pretty common. Cool find. Maybe frame that one, throw in the glove box and take to any shows?

That's a good idea. I was nervous to pull the carpet, so it was nice finding this gem instead of a hole I could crawl through. I know 3.07 isn't the most desirable, but for a daily driver with no overdrive it'll be good.
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby 1979bettywhite » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:15 am

Still a perfectly fine ratio if you continue to leave things virtually stock-ish. There are a lot of things I have been nervous about in doing to my Chief, but the more I do, the more my confidence builds. Just need to keep increasing the complexity to continue learning.

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DustinLangston
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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby DustinLangston » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:09 am

Those are great pictures with the barn!
1982 Wagoneer Limited 5.3L Vortec 4L60E swap - finished/restored - sold - bought back - sold again
1979 Wagoneer 360 TH400 1339 QT - built into perfect daily driver - sold
1981 J10 Sportside Honcho - finished/restored - sold
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 5.3L Vortec 6L80E swap - finished/restored - sold
1967 Super Wagoneer - sold, too much work
1978 J10 Golden Eagle - finished/restored - sold
1962 Rambler Classic Cross Country Wagon - current project, wife's daily driver - she'll never let me sell it

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Re: 77 wagoneer dd

Postby superdave » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:25 am

DustinLangston wrote:Those are great pictures with the barn!


Thanks, I got lucky with good lighting and the Jeep and bard did the rest.
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