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Old 02-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Alright everyone I am building a full size it has the amc 360 , quadratrac, 4 inch skyjacker (i think , could be 6in ) with 36 inch swampers.
The only things that work on the instrument panel are my speedo and battery. I have found replacement oil pressure fuel and temp gauges. Should I replace with the factory gauges or add an after market cluster on the dash with aftermarket gauges? Wich would be simpler to install. Also if I go with factory replacements should I replace the "censors" (broad term)?
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nice! that thing is BA.
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Awesome.......Old school 2 door..............
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I picked it up for a grand motor is strong tranny was rebuilt about 6 months ago . I need to rebuild the carb . It makes me nervous driving without temp and oil pressure gauges.
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I picked it up for a grand motor is strong tranny was rebuilt about 6 months ago . I need to rebuild the carb . It makes me nervous driving without temp and oil pressure gauges.
I put a Aftermarket water temp gauge on every car wither the stock one "works" or not. I've had gauges that seem to work but are completely inaccurate so I don't risk it.
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YOU can pick up a full cluster for cheap .. Try IFSJA.org. That is where I got all of the parts for my FSJs.. I love it.. Makes me miss my Waggys and J-10..




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can i have your axels? lol my neighbor had a jeep yj with a 360 and d44/ ford 9inch the thing was a monster and that motor never skiped a beat
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clean the contacts that plug into the guage cluster. none of the lights or guages worked on my 78 j10 til i did that. i did get mechanical guages for peace of mind however.
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