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About jagman

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    Claudville, southwestern va
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    riley, jags, la salle, jensen, 720's, chrysler
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    cars
  • Occupation
    REPAIR MOWERS

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  1. jagman

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    No Mike, I like the manual windows. I had to special order manual windows in my Dodge. Just fewer things to fail but at my age they go up and down more slowly along with other things 🙂
  2. jagman

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    Mike, I got all but the electric windows on the truck.
  3. jagman

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    Just curious. I was at Walmart and a fat lady went past the truck and wiped the green verdigris off the side of the truck bed and it has an ST at an angle in the back. What does that mean? I have since wiped the truck down so it looks more blue than green.
  4. If anyone has one in good condition maybe the gentleman with the 3d printer can make more. I could use one too!
  5. jagman

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    The CLR treatment seems to be slowing the temp rise and for the first time I have seen the temp drop on a long downhill coast. I will add some more CLR to the rad and keep driving the truck until the new thermostat and water pump arrive.
  6. jagman

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    The one I bought came from Advance Auto. I have no idea where made. I will check Rockauto and Lynchburg Nissan for another one. I just bought a thermostat from nissan and a new pump from Rockauto. I will see if they make any difference. I figure I might as well spend the money now before all the west coast folks try to salvage the " project truck only slightly scorched" "suffered only minor fire damage" and parts become more difficult to source.
  7. jagman

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    Mike I don't know whether it was overheating when I got the truck. I drove it for one day and the small hose under the intake blew and I overheated it. I pulled the engine and had it bored and the head redone. When reassembled everything and finally got the timing correct I drove it once and the lower rad hose became disconnected from the radiator and it overheated again. I then resurfaced the head using a glass plate and sandpaper as you suggested. The only things on the engine not new is the water pump and the distributor. I have noticed that while the temp guage goes up as I drive under power when I coast down long hills it doesn't go down as I would expect it to. I am at the point where I can only blame the water pump. I will get an infrared temp guage tho.
  8. jagman

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    Yes Mike I put a new thermostat in when I did the head the second time. I don't have an infrared gun.
  9. jagman

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    OK They spin and they stop as you describe. I run the truck at 2500 to 3000 rpm normally ( 50 to 60 MPH ) and the temp creeps up until it hits boiling. I have replaced the rad cap thinking that after 228000 miles it might be tired but that didn't change the creep.
  10. jagman

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    Mike, The truck runs hot to the point of boiling. With no load it consistently runs with the guage at the top of the thermometer sign on the guage or 3/4 up from cold. With a load it boils.
  11. jagman

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    Mike I have been using CLR to clean the radiator and it seems to be eliminating the white deposits around the tubes. When I ran the truck at idle after filling the radiator I couldn't see any disturbance of liquid at the cap opening. Could I have a bad water pump? How would I check? If the answer is yes, do you have a recommended replacement? Rockauto has a beck/arnley pump that has a decent warranty.
  12. jagman

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    Mike I used your list to check out the possible problem(s) and the only thing I find is a scale build up in the radiator. It doesn't block the tubes but does limit the flow. I put about a half of a container of CLR int the radiator today and will run it that way for a day or two and then check the scale again. The only radiator shop here is a butcher and botcher so getting it cleaned or rodded is out of the question.. I will let you know how I make out.
  13. I run SU's on my jag although they have no vacuum ctl valve I have set up a stout return spring on my throttle linkage to drop the revs quickly.
  14. jagman

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    I have been religious about staying in 4th while I have a trailer on the behind. I am running hot this week. The temp guage goes slowly higher the longer the drive. It doesn't seem to matter if I am towing or just driving. Would this be a radiator or a hose problem? How do I check to see if the water pump is properly functioning? There are no leaks in the system that I can find.
  15. Gee Wayno I had no idea that you and I have amassed and control fortunes. You may know where yours is but I will have to look far and wide for mine!
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