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  1. Jesper

    Any input on heat-shrink style hose clamps?

    I saw a thread awhile back indicating a few guys were using (or thinking about) the heat-shrink hose clamps - Gates PowerGrip, etc. I installed all new generic screw-type hose clamps this past summer and they've worked great until I drove back home to MT this month and found some freezing temps...
  2. Jesper

    Knocking from clutch/tranny area in neutral...

    So i put a new clutch/throwout bearing in about 4 months ago, followed the many write-ups and all went well..sounded good, felt good, no issues. About a week ago I started noticing a knocking sound from under the stick shift any time I would get to a red light and put it in neutral. As soon as...
  3. Jesper

    Wheel stud is jacked..advice on getting wheel off

    While attempting to rotate tires I smoked a wheel stud on the drivers side front. I was able to get all other lugs off but the last one is stuck on the stud, which has stripped or unseated from the back. The nut/stud just spins and spins. Can't tighten or loosen it. I've tried levering the...
  4. Jesper

    New to the area, is this club still active?

    Hey there, I'm new to the Fort Walton Beach area and will be here for the remainder of the year. Looking for local Cruiser junkies. This forum doesn't seem to have alot of current activity...any info on which club/thread represents this area? Thanks, James
  5. Jesper

    Oil Pressure issues...ideas please

    On the road again, New Mexico to Florida. Have never had oil pressure or indication issues - has always been stable at halfway to slightly above halfway in the normal range on the gauge. Had been on the highway today for about 7 hours with no issues, oil pressure, water temp all stable and...
  6. Jesper

    How important is a flywheel anyway?

    So I got my Aisin clutch kit, new rear main seal and what I thought was a new flywheel all collected and staged for the inaugural clutch replacement job. Was wrestling and cussing within 45 mins, which should have been a red flag. The original clutch was smoked, worn to an impressive glassy...
  7. Jesper

    Wanted  Flywheel, 1983 FJ60 4 speed manual.

    Doing a clutch replacement and mine is in bad shape, appears to have a small crack in it. Please let me know if you have one available. Shipping to NM, will pay to expedite. Thanks. James (406)581-5317
  8. Jesper

    Welded intake back on, still have problems...

    The intake manifold on my 83 FJ60 cracked on one of the mounting ears/flanges. The crack ran through one of the intake ports and was visible from the outside as well as inside once I took everything apart. I had been having some choppy idle issues and was making about 15-16" of vacuum at 4000'...
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    Wanted  2f Intake manifold 17111-61021

    Need to replace the intake on my 83 FJ60, cast# 17111-61021. Please let me know if you have one laying around. I'm in NM and in a bit of a pinch. Thanks much.
  10. Jesper

    How not to repair an intake manifold

    So I was doing my usual preflight of the Cruiser a couple weeks ago and noticed a hairline crack in one of the mounting flange/ears on the intake manifold towards the back of the assembly, like the thread posted by HemiAlex recently. Being that I removed the manifold and had it resurfaced about...
  11. Jesper

    Status of Monticello Box?

    I'm temporarily calling NM home (Alamogordo) and looking for interesting places to check out. I saw an article on the Monticello ghost town / box canyon area which looks absolutely stunning - but quickly saw lots of google returns indicating it was being/had been closed to the public. I know...
  12. Jesper

    A/C refresh. A few questions...

    I've searched threads on topic, and think I have the basics but with the costs involved I want to ensure I'm doing it right. Basically my a/c has never worked since I've owned my 60. Living in MT, it's never been an issue. Now that I'm temporarily relocated to TX/NM/FL thru the rest of the...
  13. Jesper

    Why does this happen...

    I typically pop the hood and look for leaks and check the coolant level before I jump in and drive at the beginning of the day. I've noticed that a few times, although the truck has sat overnight and is "cold" the upper radiator hose is firm and when I turn the radiator cap I get a little surge...
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    Wanted  OEM wheels

    Looking for a set of OEM wheels for FJ60. Don't have to be perfect but I am looking to blast / chrome them so a decent base is preferable. Thanks!
  15. Jesper

    So I'm stumped....

    My '83 FJ60 has been running hotter than I think it should...still in the operating range and often around halfway, but when driving highway speeds for any period of time the temp needle starts to creep up into the top third of the white zone. Anywhere in the white zone may technically be...
  16. Jesper

    Water pump gasket

    About to install a new OEM water pump. Came assembled with a paper gasket on the back plate - although it doesn't look waterproof as I'm looking at it out of the box, looks like a gap there but maybe I'm paranoid. No other gaskets provided. I've read a few things about people sealing the back...
  17. Jesper

    How to set belt tension.

    Is there a reliable way to determine the proper belt tension without the specialty tool referenced in the FSM? In the past I've spitballed it, but it always makes me wonder if it's right, especially after reading posts about people overtightening their belts and damaging stuff. I'm installing...
  18. Jesper

    Normal for temp to rise significantly while parked?

    After recently going through a head gasket rebuild/head job ordeal, I'm super-paranoid about overheating my truck. I typically run at about a needle width over halfway on the temp gauge, sometimes it seems to creep up a little higher. I'm running a nonstandard (thinner) belt on the water...
  19. Jesper

    What did I do wrong?

    Just went through a knuckle rebuild about 2500 miles ago - installed upgrade Marlin seals, new knuckle bearings, wheels bearings, moly/lithium grease, front diff oil...the whole 9. Went slow, seemed like everything went well. Set the seals with a small seal driver that fit fine, nothing made...
  20. Jesper

    Wanted  FJ60 side vents

    Looking for all 4 exterior vents, drivers and passenger sides front and back. No cracks preferable. Thanks!
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