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Re: FC 170
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
That's awesome!

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2017, 11:32:00 PM »
I need to come see this.


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Re: FC 170
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2017, 09:49:03 PM »
Old MC out.... The master cylinder placement on this is just plain moronic...

Factory remote reservoir not present, going to see what I can come up with...
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2017, 03:40:38 PM »
new lines and wheel ends... this machine goes and stops...

rebuilt carb waiting for a tank of fuel to burn through..
current problem is tires are like driving on lumpy matzaballs..
horrible shaking and vibration at anything over 30 mph.

Opinions on tires..

current size is 215/85R16
not looking to lift of modify the suspension so i think I'm sticking with the size..
I have seen some nice commercial tread tires.. or even ribbed tires...
don't see the need for an all terrain.. am I making a mistake?

I think this truck needs a set of Michelins ;)
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2017, 08:04:34 PM »
Highway tires would ruin the look. I think it needs some aggressive all seasons at the very, very least. Or do I misunderstand?

Some commercial all position drive tires would seem right. Something almost like a military ND or a turf tire.


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Re: FC 170
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »
It's an interesting size for availability....

Original was 7.00 x 16
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2017, 09:39:54 AM »
A radial tire with the proper weight rating would give you a better ride than a commercial tire, or a bias-ply tire.

I am old and hate hard riding things.

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »
Wrangler duraTrac ordered..

odd size to get picky if not going back to Bias Ply...
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2017, 10:20:42 AM »
I wanted to recommend Interco's new "Cobalt M/T" as they're similar to the old gumbo's thread pattern. They don't have them in 16" :(

http://www.intercotire.com/tire/450


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Re: FC 170
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2017, 11:16:48 AM »
Wrangler duraTrac ordered..

odd size to get picky if not going back to Bias Ply...


that was the first tire I thought of - I didn't mention it because it's such a modern look.
I don't think I've heard a bad word spoken about them, and i see a LOT of them.
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2017, 02:00:07 PM »
new tires make this a 55 mph traveling machine..
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Re: FC 170
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2017, 06:48:42 PM »
Ready to sell this thing yet. My grandfather is looking for one.

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2017, 10:35:07 PM »
It's fun...

Need to spend an hour or so on the directionals..
Once I burn through a tank of gas I'll put the rebuilt carb on and dial in the motor.

If I got serious it would need an overdrive...

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Re: FC 170
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2017, 11:12:09 AM »
4-5 neighborhood spins
2 Home depot trips
1 restaurant / committee meeting later.....

First drivability issue...
accelerator pedal rotted out.. quick afternoon fix as a precursor to new floor pans...
with the exception of an 1157 bulb, all lights functioning...
Sparton will need to be addressed.. directional won't "lock" in place, needs to be held down..





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Re: FC 170
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
rebuilt carb make this machine commute worthy...

drove through highland park and the Hood..
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o