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Ford Guy

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  1. Good day Moses, Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I too like to work from a known baseline, like the factory settings. I learned a long time ago those factory engineers are paid the big money for a reason. I rarely try to second guess them. I didn't get back to the Jeep until early this week. I started by identifying what I could, checking routing of wiring, vacuum and vent lines and checking the operation of the components. Starting with the original problem of the timing changing, I took a close look at the distributor and found what I thought was excessive lateral move
  2. Moses, Thanks for the comments and the additional thoughts. You touch on a number of points, that I while agree with most, I feel are best left for another thread. The LS /TJ swap was interesting, but it looks to be a bit more work than my friend is interested in. I was supposed to see the YJ back in the shop this week, but that was pushed to next week, so...The YJ's owner is concerned with getting his rig to pass the sniffer test, though his tags don't expire until November. Given that and based on your last post, I plan to give the Nutter Bypass a try, as a test. Then we can run th
  3. Moses, I appreciate you thoughts. From what I have found regarding the Nutter Bypass, it will most likely pass the visual inspection part of the smog test, providing everything appears original. Put the bypass wiring in the loom and make the vacuum lines appear untouched. Typically the visual part is nothing more than a quick glance under the hood to see if the major components are in place and appear to be functioning. As long as there is still a maze of hoses and wiring, the vehicle will usually pass the visual. The inspectors typically don't spend the time to check for every compo
  4. Moses, Thanks for the link. I'm going to have to read it over more than once, that's for sure! The owner has been talking about the Nutter Bypass. I tend to try to keep things as originally designed and am not sold on this modification, though from the positive comments it seems to be something worth looking at. I would appreciate your comments on the Nutter Bypass. I won't have the Jeep back in the shop until mid next week. I will do the checks and verifications at that time and report the results. Ford Guy
  5. Mr. Ludel, Thanks for the prompt reply and the schematics. I will check out the systems mentioned. Being unfamiliar with and not having solid information about this rig has been a large part of the problems I have encountered. The information you supplied will help me immensely. According to the owner the non stepper BBD has been on the Jeep for 4-5 years and has passed the state emission testing twice before, but not without difficulty. It was installed by a local shop because the stepper BBD was not "working properly". The owner is a long time friend and I have been aware of his pr
  6. Hello all. Newby on this forum. I'm dealing with a '89 Wrangler with the 4.2 and an auto trans. The rig has about 165,000 miles and I don't believe there has been any work done to the 4.2. The original BBD stepper carburetor has been replaced with a non-stepper BBD, but all else appears factory. The owner has not been able to get the rig through emissions testing and has asked me to help. I am not overly familiar with the 4.2 and much of the information I have seen seems contradictory, so...Here is where I ask for your help. The base timing will change by merely revving the engi
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