Alaska 4x4 Network

Go Back   Alaska 4x4 Network > Alaska 4x4 Network Forums > 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
AMC4ME
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5
AMC4ME has disabled reputation
Default '81 Jeep Cherokee

Hey gang! I just scored a *FREE* FSJ '81 Jeep Cherokee a few weeks ago! I even got the title to boot !

The body is decent but needs mechanical work. I'm currently just trying to get her road worthy without spending so much money to see what I have.

A 360 V8 5.9L engine is under the hood. I've replaced a bad coil, distibuter cap, rotor, spark plugs, cables, steering pump hoses, battery, and battery cables. The Jeep has been sitting for a few years and I was quite suprised that she cranked over. However, I have to pour a few shots of gas into the carb for initial start. It might be a bad fuel pump and or clogged fuel filter. Perhaps I have a vacuum leak? I can only reach about 25mph .

I live in Palmer and hope to get this thing moving soon. Any FSJ owners out there?

Last edited by AMC4ME; 11-08-2008 at 10:31 AM.
AMC4ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
AMC4ME
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5
AMC4ME has disabled reputation
Default Re: '81 Jeep Cherokee

Bump...............
AMC4ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 12:43 AM   #3
RWC
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,827
RWC will become famous soon enough
Default Re: '81 Jeep Cherokee

Accelerator pump? Make sure you trace through that rats next of vacuum lines too.
__________________
With a shorter middle finger, I have less to say to Brentt now.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbeefy
Electromatic Tamper. I want one of those. Does it smash stuff? I don't even care. It can just sit there and menace at other tools that are near it. . . . I've now decided that alot more of the powered devices in my house should be titled 'Electromatic'.

- Show trucks are like being married to a supermodel with a chastity belt: great to look at, but you can't do a d@mn thing with 'em.
RWC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 02:08 AM   #4
ODDBALL
GRIND MASTER!
 
ODDBALL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 6,943
ODDBALL is on a distinguished road
Default Re: '81 Jeep Cherokee

The carb sounds to be the prob for you. Ummm, I stared with a full size just like that.. Good rig as long as you take care of it.
__________________
It's Easy to Play,but Hard to Learn!
ODDBALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 07:46 PM   #5
AMC4ME
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5
AMC4ME has disabled reputation
Default Re: '81 Jeep Cherokee

I'm missing driver side exhaust down pipe from manifold. Would this cause a lag from no back pressure ? And yes, I would agree upon either rebuilding and or replacing my existing carb.. I did replace the fuel pump and filter this last weekend that seems to help on the initial starting. Idles fine too.
AMC4ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -9. The time now is 02:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Alaska 4x4 Network