Looking to get a crash course in FSJ ('75 J10) knowledge

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GoMopar440
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Re: Looking to get a crash course in FSJ ('75 J10) knowledge

Post by GoMopar440 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:23 pm

More pics after a quick trip past my house today.

Fuel line bends to fit FST carb.
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Fuel line blocking access to coil bracket mounting point.
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I plan on moving the bracket to this front intake bolt.
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A couple pics showing the carb and intake installed and the valve covers repainted.
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'75 J10 Thriftside, 360, TH400, BW1339


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Re: Looking to get a crash course in FSJ ('75 J10) knowledge

Post by letank » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:06 pm

GoMopar440 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:23 pm
More pics after a quick trip past my house today.

I plan on moving the bracket to this front intake bolt.
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prettttty... as for the coil bracket, I would not loosen the intake manifold bolt, especially as there is a water passage next to it.

You can make an extension bracket... such as a flat bar intermediate, as it seems that you have enough space for the bolt fit in... may be not... for my first TFI I did a series of brackets... lets see if I find the ugly contraption

a bit of fail, as I used the oil coil bracket for the second mounting point.... it is on the 74

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Re: Looking to get a crash course in FSJ ('75 J10) knowledge

Post by GoMopar440 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am

The intake bolts are only on finger tight right now, so the valley pan gasket hasn't been compressed yet. I ran out of time to torque it down due to weather last time I was home. Also there isn't any coolant up that high in the engine at the moment either. Shouldn't be an issue to fit that bracket under the bolt right there.

BTW, it looks like we have identical alternator top bolt brackets. Is that S shaped strap of metal with the holes in it factory? I thought it was a homebrew fix from the look of it.
'75 J10 Thriftside, 360, TH400, BW1339


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Re: Looking to get a crash course in FSJ ('75 J10) knowledge

Post by GoMopar440 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:04 pm

Looking at your coil mount pic again just gave me an idea. I think in addition to using that front intake bolt, I'm going to add a metal strap (or two) going from the original coil mount location and then over to the other bolts on the bracket. That should make it less prone to vibration cracking the bracket near the 90* bend or the intake bolt.
'75 J10 Thriftside, 360, TH400, BW1339

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