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    L 148 Distributor Position

    I just pick up an early 1950 Willys Jeepster with the L 148 six cylinder engine. I have one already and I was comparing the two. The new one does not run as yet. It is full of oil and coolant and...
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    One more. I think this was the standard not the...

    One more. I think this was the standard not the exception?

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    Yet another one. Seams like they are everywhere,...

    Yet another one. Seams like they are everywhere, see attached below:

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    Guys: (notice no sir), I found another Willys...

    Guys: (notice no sir), I found another Willys Wagon with the same configuration. The add says this one is a 1949, see below:

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    I found it on Craigslist in San Diego, see the...

    I found it on Craigslist in San Diego, see the link below: It has the expected early 50 front clip, 2WD with a six.

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    I found another 1950 Willys, this one a wagon...

    I found another 1950 Willys, this one a wagon with the same configuration. I was thinking of my Jeepsters, they have the high beam indicator in the middle of the dash just above the instrument...
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    Tommy P. Thinking more about the original...

    Tommy P. Thinking more about the original problem you requested help on. I think all the basics have been covered by the real experts. My only additional thought is if your father cleaned and...
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    Lets be sure we are clear what we are talking...

    Lets be sure we are clear what we are talking about. 1950 was a split year for the trucks, wagons, and Jeepsters. In the case of the Jeepsters, the 1949 body style VJ-3 (L134) or VJ3-6 (L148) had...
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    It looks very nice. I notice that the body tub...

    It looks very nice. I notice that the body tub is a 48/49 (rectangular instrument cluster), but the grill, front fenders, and hood are from a 1950/51. I cannot tell what year the body tub is from,...
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    Sir: I'm no expert on the Willys tranformation...

    Sir: I'm no expert on the Willys tranformation during 1950, but because this vehicle was restored, I think it is more likely that the unique features are the mind child of the restorer. For...
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    I took the Jeepster for a ride today and she...

    I took the Jeepster for a ride today and she drove very nicely. Starts easy, runs nice, steers, shifts, and stops very nicely. She had more power than I thought and she drove up the hills well. ...
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    I'm sure the L134 four produces just as much heat...

    I'm sure the L134 four produces just as much heat as this one, the L148 six.
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    The early 1950 48/49 body style Jeepster is done,...

    The early 1950 48/49 body style Jeepster is done, except for the top. Not sure if I will install a top, they are expensive, the vehicle looks better without it, and they start to deteriorate as soon...
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    The car now stops. I replaced the brake and...

    The car now stops. I replaced the brake and master cylinders and flushed out the brake lines. Blead the brake system today and all is good. With a vehicle that has been sitting for 40 years and...
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    The next thing is brakes. I already replaced...

    The next thing is brakes. I already replaced three of the wheel cylinders but I am having trouble removing the passenger side rear hub. I need to replace that one and the master as well. Hopefully...
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    The cough is gone. I removed the idle mixture...

    The cough is gone. I removed the idle mixture screw and sprayed some seafoam into the hole and ran compressed air into the opening. Returned the screw and the cough is now gone. Thanks for all the...
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    Thanks. It has the Zenith PN 647572. It runs at...

    Thanks. It has the Zenith PN 647572. It runs at idle but misses sometimes (coughs) but there is no backfire. I tried to adjust the idle mixture screw and it will only cause the engine to falter...
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    I double checked the points gape and it was .020...

    I double checked the points gape and it was .020 and I noticed that the points would not spark all the time with the ignition on and the points open when I inserted a small screw driver between the...
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    The water pump and thermostat came yesterday and...

    The water pump and thermostat came yesterday and I installed them this morning. Started it up and it runs nice and cool. Ran it for about 1 hour and runs better and better as time goes on. There is...
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    I'm glad you found the parts. Chromed they...

    I'm glad you found the parts. Chromed they should look great.
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    The water pump started to leak more and it still...

    The water pump started to leak more and it still runs hot, so I bit the bullet and ordered a new water pump and thermostat yesterday. I removed both today and the thermostat is very rusted, I'm sure...
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    I started her up again this morning and I can now...

    I started her up again this morning and I can now run it at ideal, and it accelerates nicely, but sometimes after acceleration it wants to stop. Getting better, but not there yet. Also, I tried to...
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    Well the fuel pump was back ordered and took a...

    Well the fuel pump was back ordered and took a couple of week to get here. It arrived today and I installed it a fired her up. She ran pretty good, smoked some from both the exhaust and engine...
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    I took the channel off and I now see that there...

    I took the channel off and I now see that there is a slight bend in that portion that is over the vent window. The portion over the window side curtain is straight. It is 22 1/4 inches long, 1 inch...
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    Rereading your post and looking more closely at...

    Rereading your post and looking more closely at the top frames I have, I think you are looking for the channel that attaches to the top frame and receive the weatherstrip for the top of the vent...
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