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    The Payoff, Its a Winner!

    Wow! In the first show the little CJ3A "peeJ" is entered in, it comes home a first place winner! small show, 170+ cars. Still a nice showing for the little Jeep. Good parts and great help.

    I...
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    Awsome LarrBeard! Just saved me a lot of time....

    Awsome LarrBeard! Just saved me a lot of time. The Milodon is the way to go I think. I just got back from the ice cream shop with the misses. 160 all the way there and all the way back. The low speed...
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    We were within 5 deg of it (Chernobyl), right at...

    We were within 5 deg of it (Chernobyl), right at the head. The jump out and get the "LarrBeards coffee cup installed" to prop the hood, was the few degrees we needed to prevent it! A little "Air...
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    Ha Ha! I had the same revelation. I just received...

    Ha Ha! I had the same revelation. I just received the new "Racing" Milodon 160 deg. Thermostat. Wow it is definitely a higher flow Thermostat. It was $24! I can see why. All brass and stainless. I...
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    Service manual specs on the Themostat

    And some more on the thermostat. The service manual spells it out very clear for the 160 deg thermostat.

    "The standard thermostat on the CJ-2A and the CJ-3A is designed to start opening at 150 deg...
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    I have used it also. It is the one "snake oil"...

    I have used it also. It is the one "snake oil" that might be real. I think they call it a "wetting" agent". It supposedly increases the heat conductivity of the water. I will go there if the original...
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    Why it gets hot

    Sorry for the string of posts. More info on thermostats. This is an eye opener. Significant difference with a bellows style thermostat. The Robert Shaw is a vintage part. I have one coming. It is...
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    I agree. This is similar to what we did with...

    I agree. This is similar to what we did with racing engines. We used different size restrictions instead of a thermostat. I think LarrBeard is referring to a test. I am enlightened after my...
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    The plot thickens! Just got off the phone with...

    The plot thickens! Just got off the phone with Rob at Stant. He is in agreement that a low pressure system may not work quite right with the more modern thermostat. We both do not like the T stat...
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    A quick note: The Stant 13006 thermostat that...

    A quick note:

    The Stant 13006 thermostat that fits the Willys L134, also fits all the early Big and Small block Chevrolet's from the beginning of time until the 90's.
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    Parade Observations

    I picked up LarryBeard and we joined the Parade. We drove right by the entrance, drove back and in we went. "peeJ" the little Emerald Green CJ, ran warm all the way. Stuck in the parade it got to 220...
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    L134 water temp issues

    After a lot of searching the web forums, unhappy with running temps or, erratic temp behavior on the L134 seems to be common. After watching mine behave badly, I think the "adaptation" of a modern...
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    Well "back in the day"... This one comes from the...

    Well "back in the day"... This one comes from the 60's early 70's. Thermostats used to have a small "valve" or floating brass rivet that allowed air that might be trapped to pass through a closed...
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    Chasing Gremlins

    Put it up in the air and started at the Gremlins.

    An oil drip from the front motor plate lower stud. Pull it out, silicone, back in.

    Rear Exhaust Manifold Stud!! Brutal little #$%@*. Drain...
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    It is Parade Ready.. I think

    OK time to put in some final pics. It was a fun project without question.

    Some final thoughts on the MD Juan tub. All and all it is a good value. It is not a turn key kit. I still have a fender...
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    LarrBeard, there are 2 post there I missed some...

    LarrBeard, there are 2 post there I missed some how. You definitely have a strong search capability! The first link is a great read.

    I think the answer was in the service manual. The CJ3A's use a...
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    It works flawlessly sometimes, and sometimes it...

    It works flawlessly sometimes, and sometimes it crashes into the ring gear and does not engage. When it works its great. When it doesn't it is an awful crash of gears.

    I know very little about...
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    I must be doing something wrong with the starter

    I must have a procedure or, an adjustment wrong. I have the project just about done. Moved the jeep under its own power today. Tweaking and adjusting everything. I am having trouble with the stater....
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    Thanks LarrBeard! The paint supply did a great...

    Thanks LarrBeard! The paint supply did a great job of matching the original Emerald Green. I am trying to preserve the "original" look. I had to keep the reins on the body shop pro's. They wanted to...
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    The windshield to cowl seal is a lousy fit!

    I traveled around the WWW, and I discovered this complaint is another normal. A few things had to be done to get the windshield frame to fit.

    A recap:

    The repro windshield frame did not fit...
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    Gasket or seal at the rear of the hood

    I am getting ready to set the hood on. I think there should be something for the rear of the hood to set on against the cowl. I have the felt down at the grill but, what about the back? I think there...
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    Good stuff guy's. Thanks, I am clear now. I was...

    Good stuff guy's. Thanks, I am clear now. I was confident that the gauge was original, now I am sure it is not. By "modern" gmwillys I am thinking you might mean like maybe 60's 70's? It looks old....
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    The temperature gauge capillary tube is a mile long

    I am a bit baffled by the water temp gauge capillary tube. It is so long I could hook up a gauge in the rear tailgate. I am beginning to think someone may have replaced the capillary tube and, did...
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    Nuff said LarrBeard! Nice Locomotive! Now that is...

    Nuff said LarrBeard! Nice Locomotive! Now that is a toy.

    I will be patient.
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    The Silicone Controversy

    Get ready for some controversy...

    Called a couple of shops. The one I use and, one I used when building engines in Arizona. These are both high end machine shops. Consulting with a few of the...
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