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    Keeping Our Cool - Revisited In the last post...

    Keeping Our Cool - Revisited

    In the last post on this I made the comment: "Now I just need to change out that dripping, pizzling cheap plastic radiator drain plug with a real brass petcock –...
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    Sitting 40-Years

    After sitting 40-years, I suspect you are going to find a lot of seals that leak. The '48 truck sat 35-years and we just replaced every seal we saw. And - even so, I've had to replace a couple that...
  3. Low Tone

    Like the "Bull of the Woods", it lows at people to let them know "You're the Boss".

    Does anyone else remember that chewing tobacco commercial?
  4. Thread: Hello All

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    Recreating an M38

    One of the biggest tasks in recreating an original M38 will be duplicating the 24-volt electrical system. The major components are available, but expensive. You will have to decide just how deeply...
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    No - I never found any replacements for those...

    No - I never found any replacements for those strange u-joints and other stuff. The joints and boots are good, so I'm holding off on any driveline projects just now.

    We discover more and more...
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    Just FYI - the Milodon packaging does say "Made...

    Just FYI - the Milodon packaging does say "Made in USA".
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    Ham's 48: Keeping Our Cool

    Rack up another win for Doc Dana!

    Keeping our Jeeps cool is always a concern, especially if we drive them in parades where the pace is slow and the temperature on the asphalt gets hot. BMorgil...
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    " My 11" brakes off a 46 Pickup do not have the...

    " My 11" brakes off a 46 Pickup do not have the bottom adjusters, maybe Larrbeard can jump in...
    Do your brakes only have adjusters on the top Larry?""

    Yes, I have 11-inch brakes. The '48 only...
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    I was reviewing the thread and I caught a note...

    I was reviewing the thread and I caught a note from back in February:

    "... installed a new fuel filter between the gas tank & fuel pump - hopefully this does the trick & will keep you posted!"
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    Nice tack and stitch technique. Are you using a...

    Nice tack and stitch technique. Are you using a heat sink backer?
  11. Horn Disassembly

    The two screws that act as contacts have shoulder wshers (insulating washers) to isolate them from the case. Make sure they are there and working. If the screw that goes directly to the battery...
  12. Just One More Thing to Do...

    As I said earlier in the week:

    "I firmly believe that no matter how good an old Jeep looks to viewers, the owner always knows that there is just “one more” thing that needs to be improved on. "
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    Gee, thanks for bringing that to my attention. ...

    Gee, thanks for bringing that to my attention.

    The FC-series trucks were similar in concept to the original Ford Econoline vans; get the most cargo space as possible for a given wheelbase. You...
  14. Fuel filters in the tank seem like a good idea...

    Fuel filters in the tank seem like a good idea until you realize that if they do their job, sooner or later, they are going to clog and need replacement.

    I'd suggest you add a new filter between...
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    Yep, same thing in airplanes... One of my...

    Yep, same thing in airplanes...

    One of my favorites is the one undersized pin that won't lock into the backshell and then backs out when you engage the connector
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    Ham's 48: A Nice Road Trip

    Yesterday turned out to be one of those early Spring Days that just makes you go out and work on the Jeep. I fixed the horn wire problem and then I turned my attention to the differential oil leak. ...
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    Intermittent electrical issues

    I know you've been there and chased that ... trying to pull crimped contacts out of a 57-pin MS Connector to get to the one wire you need to look at. Our Engineering Assembly Shop cable ladies...
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    Ham's 48: Make it go "HOOT"

    I firmly believe that no matter how good an old Jeep looks to viewers, the owner always knows that there is just “one more” thing that needs to be improved on. Ham’s ’48 is certainly in that...
  19. Sticky: Make it go "HOOT" tracing an itermittent horn

    I firmly believe that no matter how good an old Jeep looks to viewers, the owner always knows that there is just “one more” thing that needs to be improved on. Ham’s ’48 is certainly in that...
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    He really did get all of those pieces back in the...

    He really did get all of those pieces back in the housing!
  21. Fire Jeep

    [QUOTE=bmorgil;16188]Check this out. Sealed auction starting at $10,000. Bidding till April 2nd. Nice old Willys. I wonder what it will go for? I am guessing well out of my budget!


    It's nicer...
  22. Some homeowners policies have a "mysterious...

    Some homeowners policies have a "mysterious disappearance" clause, but you're probably not to your deductible to meet that...
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    Welcome to the Forum. That is a fairly common...

    Welcome to the Forum.

    That is a fairly common problem and if you decide to fix it, you will end up learning a lot about the inner workings of that transmission - as well as just replacing seals...
  24. Not at all. It is a wirewound resistor, not a...

    Not at all. It is a wirewound resistor, not a delicate semiconductor strain gauge.
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    Ira/Pelago and GMWillys have commented that the...

    Ira/Pelago and GMWillys have commented that the original metal is easier to work with than modern metal. It may be something to do with being very similar alloys from the same time frame.
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