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  1. If the compression test comes back within...

    If the compression test comes back within tolerance when warm, then we may need to revisit the firing order. The way I'm reading the steps taken to this point is that the backfire happened after the...
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    How did the ride go? I should have taken the...

    How did the ride go? I should have taken the heep out this weekend, but was doing other things. It won't be long before it will be time to pack wheel bearings on the car hauler and shoot north.
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    Welcome Peter Latallo, Those are some...

    Welcome Peter Latallo,

    Those are some interesting factory holes. I have not seen that configuration before myself, but I have never had an MB in the inventory. My best guess would be for commo...
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    Great condition! We look forward to learning...

    Great condition! We look forward to learning more about your new ride!
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    We have you covered. If you would like to be...

    We have you covered.

    If you would like to be period correct, the driver's side calls out for left handed threads. The links are for the left handed thread studs and lug nuts;
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    Gas Axe is my favorite term.

    Gas Axe is my favorite term.
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    I would look to replace the studs if you are...

    I would look to replace the studs if you are going as far as to removing them. Over time they have stretched from being torqued multiple times.

    With that being said, if you do chose to reuse...
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    Welcome Mark Schoening, Great looking '51! I...

    Welcome Mark Schoening,

    Great looking '51! I like your plan for a dependable driver. We look forward to watching and helping out your progress. Please feel free to ask any questions that you...
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    No problem! The new frame steel isn't a bad...

    No problem!

    The new frame steel isn't a bad plan at all. I just so happened to have a spare frame that was rotten in the middle. I like to salvage all that I can from the too far gone Heeps to...
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    Welcome oldjeepguy! I would use a Dremel tool...

    Welcome oldjeepguy!

    I would use a Dremel tool to clean up the displaced metal around the stud. If the studs have ever been changed in the past, they may not be too pinched in. A press will...
  11. Thread: New Guy Here

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    Welcome Jeep45! As LarrBeard said, we love...

    Welcome Jeep45!

    As LarrBeard said, we love seeing all of your interests. Tractors, gas pumps, hit and miss engines, and airplanes are all checks in the cool column around here. Please let us...
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    I understand your plight with the front...

    I understand your plight with the front bumper/frame hack. On our 2A, it had a 4" piece of well casing for a front bumper, and the front frame rails were scabbed over with scrap metal for...
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    Well done on the broken bolt removal. Your...

    Well done on the broken bolt removal. Your pictures are great as well!
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    Until the next upgrade.

    Until the next upgrade.
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    Good topic! To answer the question, in a round...

    Good topic!

    To answer the question, in a round about way, no. Willys didn't typically paint the embossed lettering until the '50s. That doesn't mean that the dealer didn't spruce up the details...
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    Joey, if you have a plumber's torch, (hand held...

    Joey, if you have a plumber's torch, (hand held propane or Map gas torch) use it to warm up the hub nut enough for it to get hot. Spray some penetrating oil at the threads while hot then repeat the...
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    CW, Thank you for your service! We look...

    CW,

    Thank you for your service!

    We look forward to seeing your purchase when it becomes available. There is no better time machine than an Willys.
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    Welcome CW! Since you have experience with...

    Welcome CW!

    Since you have experience with just about every generation of Jeep that has been produced, the question is what would you like for a tool around rig? Depending on your location, the...
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    Welcome DWMcLain! Thank you For your service!...

    Welcome DWMcLain!

    Thank you For your service!

    I too have both of my first Willys, and completely understand your commitment to your Truck.
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    Sweet! One an never have enough cabinet space. ...

    Sweet! One an never have enough cabinet space. In my case, I need more wall space to put up more cabinets.
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    Tail pipes are not that bad. As LarrBeard said,...

    Tail pipes are not that bad. As LarrBeard said, good penetrating oil prior to disassembly will help, but use of a heat will bring you even more help. A plumbers torch, ( propane or MAP gas hand held...
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    Cripes. I should have held on to all the Heeps...

    Cripes. I should have held on to all the Heeps that I have sold for a reasonable price to fund my retirement.
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    When I had my "real" shop, I had pallet racking...

    When I had my "real" shop, I had pallet racking as tall as the side walls filled with engines by make, transmissions the same, radiators, rear diffs, and all the Chrysler Imperial double CV joint...
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    Know the feeling. I've got two walls of...

    Know the feeling. I've got two walls of containers of hardware and components for the wagon. All are marked with the contents, but it still took an hour to find the tub with door hing screws.
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    Just like Bmorgil said, Speedy sleeves have...

    Just like Bmorgil said, Speedy sleeves have saved the day on a lot of worn seal surfaces. Now a bearing surface a sleeve will not work, because the sleeve would not withstand the press fit of a...
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