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    Thanks fellas - I think I'm running into the same...

    Thanks fellas - I think I'm running into the same "operating issues" that LarrBeard has + I'm not operating the vehicle as often as I'd like to; thanks everyone for the intel!

    Chris
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    Lead Additive to non-ethanol fuel

    Lads-

    Still having the occasional startup problems with my 1944 MB; have only been running non-ethanol fuel in it since replacing the gas tank [corrosion] - should I be adding a lead Additive to...
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    Gents- What do you all recommend for a good 6V...

    Gents-

    What do you all recommend for a good 6V replacement battery?
  4. Our Nation's newest Medal of Honor Recipient - COL(R) Ralph Puckett

    For quite some time I've been posting on another thread about fixing up / troubleshooting the 1944 Willys MB that I help maintain for the National Infantry Association here at Fort Benning - really...
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    Thanks man!

    Thanks man!
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    Thanks to @gmwillys for the intel above; we have...

    Thanks to @gmwillys for the intel above; we have the Jeep at the Auto Skills center on-post & stopped by today to check on progress; one of the mechanics stated that there's a special tool used to...
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    So, as I'm been seeing for the past year, when...

    So, as I'm been seeing for the past year, when you have a success with your Willys, something else pops up......

    Brought the jeep to the National Infantry Museum last Saturday to show her off &...
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    Thanks for the intel @bmorgil!

    Thanks for the intel @bmorgil!
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    Well we've finally got success! Replaced the...

    Well we've finally got success! Replaced the fuel tank & complete distributor assembly, and now runs no problem! Will use only non-ethanol fuel for it as well. Had a slight issue not wanting to...
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    Here’s the Jeep with the fuel tank removed -...

    Here’s the Jeep with the fuel tank removed - needs a smidge of epoxy work for two small holes in the hull

    7616
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    So - the next phase continues.... Ordered a...

    So - the next phase continues....

    Ordered a complete new distributor and fuel tank & will be mounting them this weekend; the fellas at the Fort Benning MWR Auto Skills center have tested...
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    Lads thanks so much for everyone’s advice; were...

    Lads thanks so much for everyone’s advice; were are going forward with cleaning out the fuel tank w/ the recommended techniques & “line” the inside of the tank; also have a source of another fuel...
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    latest update - was at the Auto Skills Center on...

    latest update - was at the Auto Skills Center on Saturday here at Fort Benning for about 1/2 the day [had to leave to watch Army "schwak" Navy 15-0 in the Army/Navy Game!] Got some great help from...
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    Latest update - verified that the spark plugs had...

    Latest update - verified that the spark plugs had correct gap, checked points & timing & looks like the culprit is a failing ignition coil - tested each one of the spark plugs with an inline spark...
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    I'm going to take it back to the Auto Skills...

    I'm going to take it back to the Auto Skills center tomm & see if I can get some help w/ the timing, etc.

    Looking at my earlier post, just wanted to be clear that the Jeep does not start unless I...
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    Replaced the plugs & ensured the right # wires...

    Replaced the plugs & ensured the right # wires were connected from the distributor cap to plugs; engine turns over but still won’t catch - sprayed some carburetor cleaner into the carburetor & got it...
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    Thanks lads - will definitely try the spark plug...

    Thanks lads - will definitely try the spark plug test tomm
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    So, replaced the points & condenser cap, she...

    So, replaced the points & condenser cap, she turns over, but still won’t start; can see clear fuel inside the fuel pump globe & screen is clean; mechanics said that since it’s a new battery, the Jeep...
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    Thanks for all the intel lads - heading to the...

    Thanks for all the intel lads - heading to the Auto Skills Center tomm & see what we can do - will keep you posted
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    I was thinking the same for the points, condenser...

    I was thinking the same for the points, condenser & cap

    There is an inline fuel filter between the fuel tank & the gas pump - should I look at an additional one between the carburetor & fuel...
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    Willys MB of the National Infantry Museum

    Greetings from Fort Benning & the National Infantry Association, headquartered at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

    About 6 months ago, we here at the National Infantry Association...
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    Newbie with a MB

    Lads-

    Iíll be the first to admit that my maintenance skills/experience are somewhat limited, but trying to learn as I go; the engine on my 1944-Willys MB was running AOK - god rpms, smooth running...
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    Greetings from Fort Benning

    Greetings from Fort Benning & the National Infantry Association, headquartered at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

    About 6 months ago the National Infantry Association was gifted a...
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