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    The civilian/M38 has the cane handle mounted in...

    The civilian/M38 has the cane handle mounted in the dash. This mechanism pulls the brake actuator at the park brake forward to set the brake. The M38A1 utilizes the actuator handle between the...
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    Not bad at all. Looks great!

    Not bad at all. Looks great!
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    These days, we send entire brigades of vehicles...

    These days, we send entire brigades of vehicles overseas, then on the return trip we bring a brigade back to be "reset" in the states. Even the battle damaged vehicles were brought back from Iraq...
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    Looking good! It is a labor of love to go back...

    Looking good! It is a labor of love to go back through time to see the many hues our Heeps have been. Our 2A had six or seven layers of different colors, to include a thick layer of house paint. ...
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    Good deal! Thank you for sharing.

    Good deal! Thank you for sharing.
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    To bore sight our remote weapons system, we would...

    To bore sight our remote weapons system, we would have to ride over to ordnance and sign out an M2. People look at you funny when you are cruising around post with a fully functional Browning...
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    It's a painfully slow process. Too many irons in...

    It's a painfully slow process. Too many irons in the fire, but hopefully by spring I will have my garage expansion well underway. Then I will have more room to work.
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    Had some time on Sunday to piddle around in the...

    Had some time on Sunday to piddle around in the garage. The steering column for the wagon has been moved around several times as things are rearranged. After looking at it setting on top of the...
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    There is a picture on line of a shipping crate of...

    There is a picture on line of a shipping crate of Mausers. The crate has a glass top so you can see Rifles nestled in their beds. The only thing better would be a crate of Garands or M14s.
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    If it were to actually of happened, Uncle Sam...

    If it were to actually of happened, Uncle Sam would have probably of just stacked them in a hole and pushed clay over the top. Even if they were in a vault, the odds are that they would look like...
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    If you listen closely, your truck will tell you...

    If you listen closely, your truck will tell you what it wants done.

    I stripped our 2A down to the bare metal, and that's the way it has stayed. There had been some vintage body work that had been...
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    Working at an Army Depot, there have been rumors...

    Working at an Army Depot, there have been rumors from the old timers that back in the fifties, the army dug big holes and placed the crated Jeeps and covered them up. Although they do have a vast...
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    It wouldn't hurt so bad if it weren't for the...

    It wouldn't hurt so bad if it weren't for the fact that the A1 uses the waterproof plugs.
  14. Thread: Canada Newby

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    Welcome ReneC! I like your wagon! A 283 is...

    Welcome ReneC!

    I like your wagon! A 283 is darned near a perfect plant for these wagons. Time for some winter projects!
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    On our 2A, the needle bounced. I just averaged...

    On our 2A, the needle bounced. I just averaged out the bounces to get a close guesstimate to the actual speed....Not that it actually matters.

    Great story to share as usual Chief.
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    Absolutely, use the American made valve cover...

    Absolutely, use the American made valve cover gasket and head gasket. Fel-pro is my choice for any engine build or reseal. The new Fel-Pro valve cover(s) gaskets can be reused when adjusting the...
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    Looks pretty good so far.

    Looks pretty good so far.
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    As far as the lug nuts/studs, that was standard...

    As far as the lug nuts/studs, that was standard practice for some brands through the mid sixties to have left hand thread on the driver's side. Some heavy trucks stayed with it until the mid...
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    The tool shown was designed for flat head Ford...

    The tool shown was designed for flat head Ford V-8 valve guides, and not valve springs.

    What you need is this;
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    The cylinder ridge doesn't look too bad. Be sure...

    The cylinder ridge doesn't look too bad. Be sure to check around the distributor for cracks in the block casting.
    We will be looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    Seeing Cheif LarrBeard in uniform, the ladies...

    Seeing Cheif LarrBeard in uniform, the ladies can't resist! He reminds them of the movie An officer and a gentleman.
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    I concur with Bmorgil. My grandfather used the...

    I concur with Bmorgil.
    My grandfather used the 2A I have around the farm up until his death. When he took possession of the Willys, it burned more oil than gas. Since Grandpa was a minimalist, he...
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    Sounds like it will come out purdy.

    Sounds like it will come out purdy.
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    That is about par for the course as far as oil...

    That is about par for the course as far as oil pressure at idle while warm. Our 2A holds between 5 and 10 psi depending on ambient temperature, with SAE 30 wt. Oil. Last weekend with the...
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    Looking great! Hopefully you'll be happy with...

    Looking great! Hopefully you'll be happy with this rendition.
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