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    Hand Brake Retainer Clip

    Hi Everybody, I'm currently replacing the rear hand brake cables on my 53 Willys Pickup and the end of the cable that goes through the hole in the backing plate needs a clip to hold it in place. ...
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    bmorgil, thank you for the great explanation. ...

    bmorgil, thank you for the great explanation. I'm new to all of this and your explanation really helps my over-all understanding. I had already surmised that I needed to shim for limited end-play...
  3. OK, I checked and my brake lever was also about...

    OK, I checked and my brake lever was also about 1/4" too wide. I ground the lever down until it was flush and the drum fit right on and everything seems to work perfectly. Tomorrow I'm going to...
  4. This sounds much like the problem I'm having with...

    This sounds much like the problem I'm having with the rear brakes on my 53 Pickup. I'm using the original backing plate, parking brake levers and strut. When I try to put the new drum over the new...
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    Glad to help. Let me know if you need anything...

    Glad to help. Let me know if you need anything else.
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    Sure Bob, sorry it took so long, I don't check...

    Sure Bob, sorry it took so long, I don't check the thread often enough. I took pictures of the front and a couple more of the rear. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.5108
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    Timken rear axle bearing cup issue

    I just got the outer axle bearing cones pressed onto the rear axles for the Timken assembly and I've noticed something that could be a problem. When I put the outer bearing cup into the axle housing...
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    I found a company in AZ that had the Timken shim...

    I found a company in AZ that had the Timken shim pack and used Grease Shields (also called Grease Protector). They also had a used passengers side axle for the Timken. I cleaned up the axle and...
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    Photo's of differential

    Bmorgil, no I'm not sure it's a Timken, I'm new to this. I just used diagrams to match the differential. Timken is the best guess I could come up with based on the year of my truck. I've attached...
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    53 Pickup Axel Bearing Problem

    When I took my Willys pickup to the Threshing Bee and Car Show the back right hub was smoking and very hot to the touch. When I pulled the wheel and hub off I could see why. The last person to put...
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    Thanks Larr I'm actually looking forward to...

    Thanks Larr I'm actually looking forward to getting it figured out. Sick huh? I did fix the brake lights (brake light switch), fixed the horn (spring on the wrong side of the button), and located...
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    Brake issue

    I took my 53 pickup to the local Threshing Bee (about 8 miles) and when I got there the rear passengers side hub was smoking and very hot. I'm thinking it could be the emergency brake was not...
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    53 Willys PU

    Thanks for the helpful advise.

    I've fixed the horn, the spring was on the wrong side of the horn button.

    I've located the brake light switch on the master cylinder and will test with a probe....
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    Finally Home!

    We got back from Idaho last Friday with the Willys. I'll try to post a few pictures. We're taking him to the Cowlitz Threshing Bee next Sunday if all goes well. Great truck, just adjusting a few...
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    53 Willys PU

    Thank you for all the info. I'll scout around western Washington for the right gas and I'll make sure to get some lead additive at the parts store.
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    New to Willys

    I am getting a 53 Pickup with the original F-134. I plan to drive it all around, enter parades, car shows and anything else I can. It's a beautiful truck!

    Picking it up on Thursday. I'll take...
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    Re: 51 Willys PU

    Just buying a 53 Willys PU. It has the original 4 cyc F-134 engine. What grade of gas should I be putting in this thing?
    Pretty basic huh?
    Thanks
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    New to Willy's

    Hi I'm John from Onalaska Washington. I'm new to Willys ownership. I'll have some really basic questions at first so please be patient.
    I look forward to being part of this group.
    Thanks
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