FNG here from Wyoming

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FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:28 pm

Howdy folks,

after waiting for 2 weeks for approval at the other FSJ site, i came over here and was Instantly approved!

I just picked up an 89 GW, that has been a dream of mine since i knew they existed. The body is a bit rough, but the interior is in great shape aside from the headliner and HVAC. It spent it whole life in South Dakota at a hunt camp. It sat for 5 years before we got it from a friend who purchased it from SD. I had to replace the alternator as soon as i got it home(went with a powermaster from BJ's) and it was clocked wrong, so i fabbed up a ground wire from the alternator case to the block. Once i get some more time ill re-clock it to use the factory brace. Gave it a tune-up and some gas treatment(full tank that sat for 5 years) and it runs decently. I drove it for about 4 or 5 hours, and my wife stole it and has been driving it all week. its got some stumbling when cold, and a bad exhaust leak, but im sure ill have to rebuild the carb and change the exhaust from manifold gasket down. pics to come. Apparently mine are to big to upload.
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89 GW all stock. Custom game carrier and 12v pass through wiring from the PO

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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by freehold » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:47 pm

Love the pics--welcome to the insanity! Glad your pups have a new backseat home.
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:55 pm

freehold wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Love the pics--welcome to the insanity! Glad your pups have a new backseat home.
More room than our Xj for sure!
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by oregonphil » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:38 pm

Welcome to the fold. We bought our Wagoneer just for our two German Shepard's and just left the back seat out permanently.


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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:59 pm

oregonphil wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Welcome to the fold. We bought our Wagoneer just for our two German Shepard's and just left the back seat out permanently.
I bet. ill probably just fold it forward when not camping and leave it setup when we go. Gives a little more cargo sepparation for their safety
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:29 pm

gave it a fresh oil change, and man it was dark. ill run it a thousand miles or so, and change it again. Funny, the penzoil window sticker from 2005, gave the mileage change number , and the odometer is within 300 miles of that. i had an oil filter from my renix era XJ with the metric threads. glad i had one of those around. eventually ill put the adapter for a FL1a on there. Went to check plug wires, and wouldnt you know they shocked me through the insulation, so i ordered new wires and plugs and new belts(hopefully i ordered the right length for the alternator/ac/fan). the cap and rotor are new. Kindof hard starting. Im thinking the power valve is leaking and allowing the fuel bowl to drain out.
89 GW all stock. Custom game carrier and 12v pass through wiring from the PO


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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:37 pm

also got some new shoes.
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by will e » Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:40 pm

Hey! Welcome to the forum. A great looking rig and your dogs will love it!
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:35 am

Man uploading pictures here is a royal pain. im trying to upload some from our maiden voyage in the bighorns. Only got hot climbing the grade in 97degree heat, but found out that evening it was low on coolant. Need to make another trip up the hill to see if she gets hot again. replaced all the plugs and wires, which seemed to smooth it out, but i definetally need to rebuild the carb. The accelerator pump nipple was stuck, once i freed that up, it helped tremendously. broke a shock on a rough trail, but i kindof expected that, the bushing was toast. Got some new ones ordered from BJ's. Still trying to figure out the AC. im sure the blower fan is toast, and im hoping thats all.
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:38 am

i think these pics will uplaod
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by Stuka » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:07 pm

wyocherokee wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:35 am
Man uploading pictures here is a royal pain. im trying to upload some from our maiden voyage in the bighorns.
Sorry, I have to limit the data size or people try uploading giant photos.

If you are uploading from a phone, Tapatalk makes that pretty easy, as they resize the images for you.

Glad your trip went mostly good. Always a few gremlins to work out.
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by wyocherokee » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:15 am

Stuka wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:07 pm
wyocherokee wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:35 am
Man uploading pictures here is a royal pain. im trying to upload some from our maiden voyage in the bighorns.
Sorry, I have to limit the data size or people try uploading giant photos.

If you are uploading from a phone, Tapatalk makes that pretty easy, as they resize the images for you.

Glad your trip went mostly good. Always a few gremlins to work out.
I wont use tapatalk, it is so glitchy and advertisement crazy. :banghead: i find its actually faster to use the web browser method. I'm having to resize all of my photos that my phone takes down to be able to upload them. i miss the days of photobucket before they sold out. it sure made forum posting worlds easier.
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Re: FNG here from Wyoming

Post by Stuka » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:43 am

wyocherokee wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:15 am
Stuka wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:07 pm
wyocherokee wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:35 am
Man uploading pictures here is a royal pain. im trying to upload some from our maiden voyage in the bighorns.
Sorry, I have to limit the data size or people try uploading giant photos.

If you are uploading from a phone, Tapatalk makes that pretty easy, as they resize the images for you.

Glad your trip went mostly good. Always a few gremlins to work out.
I wont use tapatalk, it is so glitchy and advertisement crazy. :banghead: i find its actually faster to use the web browser method. I'm having to resize all of my photos that my phone takes down to be able to upload them. i miss the days of photobucket before they sold out. it sure made forum posting worlds easier.
Flickr still works fine for sharing photos to forums. They even have an easy share button that has all the UBB code that you just paste in.
2017 JKU Rubicon Lifted and stuff
Pevious Jeeps: 1981 J10, 1975 Cherokee, 2008 JK, 2005 KJ, 1989 XJ

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