1958 FC 170

Discussion in 'Jeep Utility Tech' started by rejeep, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. May 5, 2017
    montanacj

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    Old gas stinks, but that jeep sure doesn't. Nice score.
     
  2. May 5, 2017
    rejeep

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    blown outer rear axle seal....

    parts delay:(
     
  3. May 21, 2017
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    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 [​IMG]
     
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  4. May 21, 2017
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    Old Bias ply tires get flat spots in them. They probably feel like they are square and might be a bit square. Either run them to temperature several times and try and make em work or get radials and forget about those issues forever.
     
  5. May 21, 2017
    rejeep

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    The tires on this guy are 20 year old retreads that sat flat in the garage since 1999. (Partially due to garage door height). They all hold air, but if I'm really going to drive this it needs new rubber.

    Just having a hard time not buying knobby tires. I mean it's a Jeep, but this guy isn't leaving the hwy. vibration and wobble in a cab over is something I forgot about and don't want to experience again...
     
  6. May 21, 2017
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    A mild all terrain tire would be perfect - give it good ride quality but still have some 4wd. I run the Hankook Dynapro ATM on my Tacoma - would be great on that truck! Lots of other similar options as well. I think Michelin makes something similar (they used to make a Dueler model). Firestone has the Destination models.

    Guess it also depends on your use - but if its got a TC with front driveshaft and front differential, might has well have tires to suit.
     
  7. May 24, 2017
    rejeep

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    went with some Goodyear DuraTracs...
    size seemed to have been the biggest issue with availability...
    need to get these swapped out before I start chasing down whatever is left in the suspension
     
  8. May 31, 2017
    rejeep

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    new tires make this a 55 mph traveling machine..

    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...
     
  9. May 31, 2017
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  10. Jun 11, 2017
    rejeep

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    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...
    Sparton will need to be addressed.. directional won't "lock" in place, needs to be held down..

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  11. Jun 12, 2017
    rejeep

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    and of course the fuel pump died the next day:whistle:
     

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