77 Wagoneer

Show off your FSJ photos and videos!
User avatar
Cassidy
Posts: 181
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:59 pm
Location: louisville
Contact:

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby Cassidy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:03 pm

merrill77 wrote:While investigating my fuel filling problem, I noticed this shiny block that looks suspiciously not OEM. Is that a 1" lift block under the spring?

Image
That looks like an aluminum block get rid of it asap.

Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
Using Tapatalk

User avatar
merrill77
Posts: 204
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby merrill77 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Cassidy wrote:
merrill77 wrote:While investigating my fuel filling problem, I noticed this shiny block that looks suspiciously not OEM. Is that a 1" lift block under the spring?

Image
That looks like an aluminum block get rid of it asap.


I won't be off-roading this beyond getting to campsites, but I will put it on my TODO list. I didn't know about these until I did some research prompted by your post. Thanks!
77 Wagoneer and 97 TJ.

User avatar
merrill77
Posts: 204
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby merrill77 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:30 pm

I've come across a few posts about someone buying a Wagoneer with a 401, only to find out it had a 360. So I went looking this afternoon. 401 Confirmed :)

Image
77 Wagoneer and 97 TJ.

User avatar
merrill77
Posts: 204
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby merrill77 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:00 pm

It's been running cold - have not seen the needle move out of the cold section yet. Not that I've been driving it hard, yet, just around town. But it has certainly had a chance to warm up fully. I assumed either the wrong thermostat, a failed (open) thermostat or no thermostat. So I picked up a replacement and pulled the thermostat housing today. I am a little confused by what I found. The thermostat had two little brass clips on it that seem to have locked the thermostat open. I pried at them and it popped closed. Is this something that someone added to the thermostat to keep it open? If yes, why keep the thermostat in at all...AFAICT it would never close.

Image

While I was working on the thermostat, I noticed something else amiss. This picture is looking down into a channel between the right side of the radiator (above, silver) and the overflow tank (below, white). That is the hose from the radiator cap to the overflow tank. Looks to be kinked at the bottom before it curves back up to the bottom of the overflow tank. One more thing to add to my list...

Image
77 Wagoneer and 97 TJ.

User avatar
Cassidy
Posts: 181
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:59 pm
Location: louisville
Contact:

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby Cassidy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:49 am

merrill77 wrote:
Cassidy wrote:
merrill77 wrote:While investigating my fuel filling problem, I noticed this shiny block that looks suspiciously not OEM. Is that a 1" lift block under the spring?

Image
That looks like an aluminum block get rid of it asap.


I won't be off-roading this beyond getting to campsites, but I will put it on my TODO list. I didn't know about these until I did some research prompted by your post. Thanks!
I ran those exact blocks for about a month to decide if that is what I wanted to do. And in that time they had deformed quite a bit.

Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
Using Tapatalk

User avatar
REDONE
Posts: 2587
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:48 pm
Location: Lakewood and Bailey, CO

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby REDONE » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:11 pm

I had the 3" aluminum blocks, but similar experience. No real offroading, just driving around. Started getting a clunk in the rear and like you, the aluminum blocks we're mushrooming, which made slop in the U-bolts. I wasn't sure if it was a chicken vs egg deal, so I tightened the heck out of the U-bolts and a few weeks later, same thing. I got rid of them by making my own shackle flip using bolt-on Ford spring hangers.
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

User avatar
merrill77
Posts: 204
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby merrill77 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:51 pm

Good to know. Thanks! I may have a clunk in the rear in low-speed accelerating turns (e.g. pulling out of the driveway). This hasn't made it very high on my priority list yet, but I'll keep this in mind when I get to that problem. It sounds like replacing those with cast blocks should be a first step, even if it isn't the actual problem.
77 Wagoneer and 97 TJ.

mx71
Posts: 174
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:20 pm

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby mx71 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:37 am

Ever find out what seats those are?

Bigbadjeep
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby Bigbadjeep » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 am

Yeah! We need answers man!?!!? Haha! Jeep looks gorgeous! That Edelbrock fuelie set up is like 2k last time I checked! As you can tell, I need front seats too.
1984 J10
360, 727, Amc20, 44 Up front
Thorly tri Y, Edelbrock Manifold, Cam, and Carb
Skyjacker 4" Softride, 35×12.50 BFG Mud

User avatar
merrill77
Posts: 204
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: 77 Wagoneer

Postby merrill77 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am

No, I haven't. But I'm going to need to pull the drivers seat out - it sits crooked, but I can't see why. Seems to be mounted straight. Maybe when I have it out I'll find some part numbers that will give us a clue.
77 Wagoneer and 97 TJ.


Return to “FSJ Show and Tell”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests