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  1. I almost made a tactical error. I found out...

    I almost made a tactical error.

    I found out that the living room tree (7-feet tall, all kinds of flashing light options) operates at 12-volts and needs two amps. I have plenty of spare capacity...
  2. Ham's '48: Twinkle Twinkle Little Truck ...

    Well, it started out kind of low key; “Honey, they are going to have a Parade of Lights the Friday after Thanksgiving. Wouldn’t it be neat to light up the Old Truck”. I think you see where this is...
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    Did you use to be a used car salesman? (Joke - I...

    Did you use to be a used car salesman? (Joke - I love the comment!)

    Happy Thanksgiving.
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    "granted they're not correct for a 1965 CJ5A" ...

    "granted they're not correct for a 1965 CJ5A"

    Just keep in mind The Rules of Jeep:

    1. What you see is what you have.

    2. Trust nothing you read or what you are told until you verify it with...
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    "Does it matter which gauge post is connected to...

    "Does it matter which gauge post is connected to the ignition and which post is connected to the tank sender?"

    I believe the gauges on the early trucks were thermal gauges - they were not polarity...
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    Veteran's Day 2022

    Veteran's Day is the day on which we honor all those who served in the Armed Forces. It is not the day on which we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, that is Memorial...
  7. Thread: Horn Rebuild

    by LarrBeard
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    Horn Hookup

    You made this an easy answer with the good pictures of the relay - no guessing here.

    The horn runs off of a 12-volt source that is always "hot". (If you need to blow the horn to warn someone -...
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    From the catalog description for the trucks...

    From the catalog description for the trucks through 64 - it appears that the cloth covered wire was still in use - but sometimes catalog descriptions are not entirely accurate...

    "COMPLETE WIRING...
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    I’m always a bit leery about 12-volt conversions...

    I’m always a bit leery about 12-volt conversions because you never know just who did what with wiring.

    A. You comment you have 18-volts on your voltmeter. That’s wayyyyyy too high - you are...
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    I had the same debate with myself when I redid...

    I had the same debate with myself when I redid the '48 truck. After all, I had been making aircraft harnesses for 25+ years, so how hard could it be I asked myself?

    Then I looked at how much wire...
  11. Thread: 1945 mb

    by LarrBeard
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    Old Motor Pool Sergeants and Company Armorers had...

    Old Motor Pool Sergeants and Company Armorers had ways to get things they wanted. You just had to plan ahead and be patient.
  12. Thread: Crank

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    Every so often, something comes along that is...

    Every so often, something comes along that is useful to a discussion that is ongoing:

    This week's KWAS Tip ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-p6fYMXMaY

    I never realized that there should...
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    Answers

    All of our advice and answers are free and worth everything you pay for them! Bring them on!
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    Yayyyyyy ... success! If you need to resize...

    Yayyyyyy ... success!

    If you need to resize photos, this is one of the best I have found:

    https://www.simpleimageresizer.com/

    And BMorgil has found that if you resize to 924K x 696K format,...
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    I'll chime in and guess bad switch as well. Check...

    I'll chime in and guess bad switch as well. Check the switch with the OHMS function of the meter to look for things connecting together when they shouldn't. Continuity checks tend to be a bit easier...
  16. Thread: First Willys

    by LarrBeard
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    A Great '46 CJ-2A

    It looks like you have found a diamond - and it's not still a dirty rock!

    You may find surprises as you take it apart - but it looks like you have a lot more to work with than many of us started...
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    " It is a ‘44 GPW body on a ‘45 MB chassis." ...

    " It is a ‘44 GPW body on a ‘45 MB chassis."

    That could well have been the result of post WW II Depot rebuild. Whatever fit went back onto the frame - kind of like running M1 rifles through Depot...
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    I would lay a straight edge across that head just...

    I would lay a straight edge across that head just to see if there is any warp to it. If there is, while it's off is the easiest time to plane it back flat.
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    Alternator Won't Alternate!

    The alternator is a "one-wire" alternator. It requires only one wire to make it work, the BAT terminal you can see in the picture. Originally that wire was usually a Blue/white tracer wire. At the...
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    Wasn't there a John Wayne movie. "The War Wagon?"

    Wasn't there a John Wayne movie. "The War Wagon?"
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    We're not from the guvmint - we're really here to...

    We're not from the guvmint - we're really here to hep' you.

    Just pure blind luck overcoming skill, cunning and forethought once again.

    I'm hoping he has a "one wire" alternator like BigFishDave...
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    "Is That A Willys Wagon??" Nope, it's starting...

    "Is That A Willys Wagon??"

    Nope, it's starting to look like a Freightliner up front! I'm in awe - no shyte.
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    " When I try to test it with a DMM it something...

    " When I try to test it with a DMM it something interferes with my multimeter"

    Old Jeep trucks are electrically very noisy - think about the noise you hear in an AM radio. Modern digital...
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    "Bi-Flow.." Another new word we've learned. ...

    "Bi-Flow.."

    Another new word we've learned. Sounds like the medicine the Doc just gave me
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    " ... then have it suck it back into the radiator...

    " ... then have it suck it back into the radiator when it cools .."

    A nickel's worth of comment here:

    On the '48, the pressure cap seals against a lip at the bottom of the fill well. When...
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