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    Now, a hint when you get ready to put it back...

    Now, a hint when you get ready to put it back together. Mount the new switch, push the shaft in and then, and only then, screw the knob on the shaft. If you put the knob on and then push in the...
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    "On the Floor"

    Old trucks, old guys and young dogs have been known to dribble on the floor .....

    No matter - it's our fault.

    New Subject:

    Stand by for a lot of information about Oil Pressure Gauges,...
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    Light Switch

    It is threaded onto the shaft. Lefty-loosey ....

    I would suggest replacing the switch. I kept the original switch on the '48, but the contacts turned out to have issues and I have a significant...
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    The good news is that those are some of the best...

    The good news is that those are some of the best pictures we've seen of that deep green paint job. Really a nice color!
  5. 12-volt to 6-volt Converter

    There has been a bit of discussion about converting a 6-volt system to a 12-volt system. There are two approaches to this conversion.

    In the all out, no expense spared conversion, everything...
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    Toledo Jeep Festival

    I will contact you guys by Private Message ...

    I'm looking forward to the trip.
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    Sometimes it takes a BFH (BIG FAT HAMMER) and...

    Sometimes it takes a BFH (BIG FAT HAMMER) and then at times a LFH (little fine hammer) to make things work. Gauges are an ongoing mystery because of the variablity of repro gauges and senders.

    I...
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    Oil Pressure Gauge; M38A1

    I'm going to twist Mike's arm to see if I can borrow a gauge kit to do a science project. Nobody in the M38A1 world seems to really know what does what, especially with NOS senders, repro gauges and...
  9. Brake Lines

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    If I knew then what I know now, I'd prime and paint brake lines before I put them on ...
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    Toledo Jeep Festival

    "You could ride shotgun..."

    At the risk of taking the topic all over the map, I'd ride M1, not shotgun- it's more original Jeep appropriate...

    You just keep on working young man - we old coots...
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    Toledo Jeep Festival

    Well, the big party is about a month away and I'm going!

    Who else is going?

    We need to figure out a place to meet and greet so we can put people and faces with the user names we see on the...
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    I’ve had a weekend to think about your oil gauge...

    I’ve had a weekend to think about your oil gauge problem and I wonder if you have an issue because you have a gauge for a 6-volt or 12-volt system and you are using it on the 24-volt M38A1.

    As I...
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    Oil Gauge/Sender

    Forget my suggestion about fixing an electric gauge....
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    Oil Sending Unit

    Not unusual - senders and gauges don't match very well. I replaced the sender on the truck and with engine off it read about 15# , running about 50#. I know at cold idle it was about 30# on...
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    A. By all means run a separate ground from one...

    A. By all means run a separate ground from one of the screws on the flange of the sending unit to a good frame ground. Don't depend on a mounting screw for an electrical ground.

    B. Before you...
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    As in many electrical problems, you can end up...

    As in many electrical problems, you can end up with several things that contribute to the issue. But, once you get to the last item, everything kind of works like magic all of a sudden.
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    Temperature Gauge Capillary Tube

    " ...I am unsure if you can do such a thing.. ".

    Well, like most everything, you can do it if you really, really want to - but it's a lot of trouble and usually not worth it.

    Google "Shorten...
  18. Brake Lines

    We tend to worry about getting our Jeeps to run, but getting them to stop is really more critical. Don't scrimp on brake lines. The old lines were empty and the hermeticity of the system was...
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    Leave it alone ... or, don't fix it until you break it

    While the truck was hibernating in the barn for 35 years, I got greasy and busted a lot of knuckles piddling around with this beast that lives about six miles east of me:
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    Those lights really look nice!

    Those lights really look nice!
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    Very nice setup!

    Very nice setup!
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    Residual Oil

    The actual element doesn't retain as much oil as it seems like it should a lot of the time. When you shut the engine off, most of the oil in the filter element drains back down into the engine - but...
  23. An UnJeep Color

    Rumor has it that you considered another color scheme for the CJ .....

    "For example, if I suggested we paint the 3B "Tropical Rose" with "Coral Mist" wheels just to get her to go along with it,...
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    I had another of my "Duhhh" moments. Ask the...

    I had another of my "Duhhh" moments. Ask the folks at the machine shop where you had the motor work done what they recommend for your steamin' stud. They do this for a living instead of offering...
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    Fuel Sender

    [QUOTE=Nemo von Klepper;8427] Did the originals have cork floats?

    Well, Mr. Google has a nice picture of what looks to be a CJ 3A sender (five holes) with two corks for a float. I'd have to say...
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