Wagoneer - Krista's #3 FSJ
Purchased in Ouray, CO - September, 2000 ~ 58,000
AMC 401/T400/NOS Quadratrac('07)/D44s/3.07 gears,
TA 670, Mallory HEI, Voodoo cam & double
roller TC set, Hedmans & twice pipes,
5" suspension lift, 31"
ProComp AT, custom Tadrack, factory
Custom body and paint work by Bob, Casey and Tucson FSJ friends!
6, 2014 ~ 127,150 miles
00 - purchase and bring her home on a U-Haul car trailer
01 - Replace tail shaft on tranny and hub in t-case. Install tranny
and t-case. Round up shifting linkage that was missing. Perform
general mechanical inspection. Install new heater core, spark plugs,
fuel, air and oil filters and oil. Install 1500 lb overload coils
on the back. Runs ok, but t-case keeps shifting to nuetral. Park
her for now.
01 - Discover t-case shifting to nuetral problem is the transmission
mount is not tall enough. We don't have original hardware so we
make shift something that works good from other mounting parts.
=8-) Find good deal on decent used Big O (yeah, Big O, go figure)
30x9.50x15 ATs and replace muffler with Silver Bullet glass pack
and replace last two feet of tail pipe. Make trip to Moab for Easter
Jeep Safari. First road trip! Running pretty good for $100, 24 year
old Jeep!! Flush engine and replace radiator hoses and crossover
hose. Transfer case developing some disturbing noises. Tear it apart
three times to finally get it fixed. Rebuilt differential in QT
from two units and install new BW chain. Investment so far - approximately
$950. For real... Thanks Lu for all your help!
01 - Install Rusty's 2" add-a-leaf & new shocks lift kit
and 32x11.5x15 Bridgestone Dueler AT tires on 15x8 white spoke wheels
(stock hub caps fit right on!). K&N air filter. Repair tailgate
so rear window goes all the way up. Investment so far - approximately
01 - Install new 3 row Modine radiator, water pump and fan clutch.
New parts are painted hi-temp Purple! New heater hoses and belts.
Runs nice and cool now! Investment so far - approximately $1400.
01 - Borrow front drive shaft from Cherokee project to keep Phoebe
on the road.
02 - Cherokee drive shaft not so good either, rebuild original shaft
for Phoebe. Investment now up to about $1550.
02 - New front brake pads.
02 - Install the Goodyear MTR 32x11.5x15 tires
02 - Change Quadra Trac out at Ouray Invasion for spare unit, suspecting
problems - Later in September it turns out noise is front axel bearings
- Replace left stub shaft, new axel knuckles, all new outer axel
bearings and Mile Marker locking hubs installed.
02 - Replace power steering pump and high pressure hose from Rusty
the donor (81 Wag Ltd) - install new belts - replace transfer case
in Aurora with Mile Marker 16% conversion unit after getting stuck
in nuetral on Monarch Pass. Thanks Hari for all the help! Problem
now with not shifting into 4wd. We'll get a working transfer case
in her yet!
03 - New ignition module and nuetral indicator switch
03 - Replace steering box with unit from Rusty old 81 Ltd and
build hybrid Rusty's/
Rancho 5" lift
03 - Overhaul QT with rebuilt diff and new seals - install headers
03 - Install new set of BFG 31x10.5x15 Land Terrains
03 - New glasspack mufflers for Christmas!
04 - New oil pressure sending unit, rewire fuel pump, new dimmer
04 - New Jacobs Off-Road Ignition System, new Borg Warner stock
ignition module, 8 mm HP plug wires and Champion Platinum plugs
gapped to .050", recharge K&N air filter
04 - New 22 gallon poly fuel tank from BJ's Offroad, refurbish
grille and install purple factory brush guard
04 - new water pump and fan clutch
05 - remove, reseal and replace fuel tank
06 - Install remanufactured Quadratrac and it lasted 300 miles -
replace transmission with good T400 from 75 Wagoneer because rear
output shaft was bad - remove, reseal and replace fuel tank
- install BFGs on stock 5 slot wheels
07 - Install NOS Quadratrac
07 - grease and install drive shafts
07 - repair burnt wiring harness near voltage regulator, disconnect
dead Jacobs ignition
07 - New Duralst battery and battery cables
08 - New tranny mount, replace ujoints in front drive shaft, rebuild
tailgate with new parts, new starter (twice), replace broken headliner
09 - new Mallory HEI, Taylor 8mm wires, Autolite plugs - new 4 row
radiator, hoses, thermostat
10 - Engine Work: Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley TA670 carb,
Lunati Voodoo 64502 cam & lifters, Cloyes double roller timing
set and chain.
10 - Replace original aluminum rocker bridges, rockers and push
rods. New bridges are steel.
10 - Overhaul brakes: New rear drums, wheel cylinders, calipers
and brake shoes/pads.
10 - Rolled Jeep into arroyo (twice over) coming out of Box Canyon
near Florence, AZ. OK - Let's start over - Rolled
Jeep thread on IFSJA forum
11 through May 12 - Relocated from Queen Creek to Tucson AZ. Straighten
Frame. Replace body with donor from a white 1978 Wagoneer. Many
many new and used replacement parts. Fresh white paint with Plum
Crazy accents. Drive her home Memorial Day weekend. Thank You Arizona
FSJers for the encouragement and many hours of labor!
Swap thread on IFSJA forum
work at Casey's shop on IFSJA forum
thread at Bob's on FSJ Network forum
Too unveiled at Tucson Meet & Greet
12 - Install new ACC black carpet kit with mass backing, felt and
insulated floor with water heater blanket material. Swap out the
78 tail lights for a nice shiny set saved from a 75.
rebuild parts - The $100 Jeep that is now a $5000 Jeep
12 - 107,000 miles - Get emergency brakes hooked up for the first
time since Krista has had her. Oil pump was leaking. Replace warped
BJs Offroad mid-plate with a Bull Tear mid-plate. It is thicker
12 - 108,000 miles - Install the original T400 rebuilt by Jeff Yoder
of Yellow Jacket, CO. Fresh fluids in tranny and QT. New u-joints
on rear drive shaft.
12 - 110,000 miles - Disassemble heater box, clean out rat nest
& leaves, tear down motor, clean & oil bushings, repaint,
install. Found thermostat was stuck open, new thermostat and gasket.
Got heat! Front end alignment.
12 - 111,000 miles - Swap AC compressor from Wally to Phoebe. The
original locked up and burned out the belts. Install new reusable
air filter and AC belt. Steal speedometer cable off of Luna because
this one is toast. Had been feeling some vibrations and found zero
weights on the tires. Rebalance tires.
12 - Drive Phoebe in the snow for the first time in almost 3 years!
13 - 113,000 miles - Found the 4 row radiator was leaking as well
as the thermostat gasket. Install new 3 row radiator, a fan shroud
(original was broke in rollover), alternator and power steering
belts, new soft line solution on tranny cooler and new thermostat
13 - 116,000 miles - Mallory HEI fails. Replaced with a new Mallory
13 - 119,000 miles - Flying rocks damage windshield. Replaced with
14 - 127,150 miles - Install new Ramsay test chain from BJs Offroad
in the 60K mile QuadraTrac. Install NOS low range unit also. Disassemble
oil pump because of oil leak, check condition of Bull Tear mid-plate
(ok), reseal using thin layer of copper coat spray sealant.