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    "..I have some good stories about this jeep ..."...

    "..I have some good stories about this jeep ..."

    When work gets slow, we're all about stories, especially the ones that start out "There was this one time when..."
  2. Nordberg Engine

    That is a photo from a Nordberg photo archive and it was probably taken in the early 1940's. That is an Officer - not to be confused with a Senior Chief.

    In the 1930's it was common for the US...
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    Kind of like taking my wife to a Camp Perry Rifle...

    Kind of like taking my wife to a Camp Perry Rifle Match.

    Been there, seen it, knows I'm too busy to get in trouble - go home now.
  4. Diesel Engines Running Backwards

    The only story I can come close to in this group starts out “One day as the old ship was pulling into Naples … .”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shasta_(AE-6)

    The USS Shasta (AE-6) was built...
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    Maybe some help ..

    The high voltage spark from the coil (the contacts in the center) get carried from those center contacts to the rotor by a bar in the distributor cap. With the cap off, there is no connection from...
  6. All Those Levers

    You're almost up to running a backhoe with all those levers.....
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    Ira: Check the new photo ... You know exactly...

    Ira:

    Check the new photo ... You know exactly where that was taken, that's the low end of Viale
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    tailgate

    Us rednecks know the secrets
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    "Steering wanders like it should and like I want...

    "Steering wanders like it should and like I want it to, like an old truck, but it is not modern in anyway."

    Then it is probably just right. The '48 wanders as it goes down the road. If there is...
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    Timing Gear Lube

    Both the F-134 and L-134 engines have a “Timing Gear Oil Jet” buried down in the illustrated parts breakdown of the engines. That indicates that there was some provision to have oil from the...
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    You said; " I put my boot right on the softest...

    You said; " I put my boot right on the softest pedal you ever saw. "

    Then you drove through a fence?

    Do you still have brake issues?
  12. That Old Jeep is out in the pasture, not "out to...

    That Old Jeep is out in the pasture, not "out to pasture". A classic picture!

    BMorgil is right about brakes. You don't want to go spinning, because right after that comes rolling over and over. ...
  13. Thread: 17 months in

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    A couple was riding down the road in their Jeep...

    A couple was riding down the road in their Jeep truck (with a bench seat). Wife says "Honey, when we were young we didn't sit this far part in the truck." Husband says "Well, I haven't moved."
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    OOOh;sand Ahhh's

    There will be enough people who want to stop and talk to you about your Jeep that you will find yourself on your feet all day long telling people the stories about what it looked like when you got...
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    Do you have a drop-in harness or are you (or your...

    Do you have a drop-in harness or are you (or your buddy) going to do point-to-point wiring?
  16. Thread: PTO controls

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    Getting those 56 needle bearings to stay in place...

    Getting those 56 needle bearings to stay in place is a lot of fun.

    Doc Dana has figured out how to replace it with a "real Dana shaft" if we ever need to.

    But, I found the rebuild kits that the...
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    Very nice looking vehicle. It's not "just a...

    Very nice looking vehicle.

    It's not "just a ranch Jeep". How many 73 year old vehicles are still working for a living?

    A. At one time I was a Senior Chief Electronics Technician in the...
  18. Thread: Lost Title

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    Master Chief: Before I went into a DMV with a...

    Master Chief:

    Before I went into a DMV with a "purchased" title, I'd just go in and throw myself on their mercy. There is something like Grand Theft Auto lurking there.
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    "I am a aircraft mechanic by trade" Just way...

    "I am a aircraft mechanic by trade"

    Just way too simple - you overthought it.

    And that hub looks a LOT better - the other one had been chain whupped.

    Glan to have been a little help. Show...
  20. Thread: PTO controls

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    [QUOTE=gmwillys;11771]Welcome 55 Willys Wagon! ...

    [QUOTE=gmwillys;11771]Welcome 55 Willys Wagon!

    I will have to fact check my thoughts before confirming the process to operate the winch, but you are correct, there should be detents to hold the...
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    Welcome Aboard Master Chief

    [QUOTE=Seabee Willys;11766]Hello everyone. I am a career Navy Seabee Master Chief and recently bought a 1946 Willys CJ2a. In the process of doing a resto on it and would appreciate any advice and or...
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    Adjusting Brakes an CJ-2A

    I strongly suggest that you get a Service Manual for the 'lil critter.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/category/literature/mechanics-manuals/mechanics-service-manual-fits-46-65-cj-2a-3a-3b-5

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    There are locking nuts and eccentrics on the back...

    There are locking nuts and eccentrics on the back of the backer plate.

    You can loosen them to get some slack in the shoes and then readjust them. It looks like the shoes might have been adjusted...
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    Heaters

    Heaters were a dealer option in may of the early trucks, wagons, sedan deliveries, etc.

    The '48 truck originally came from Mississippi and had a heater about the size of a coffee can. It wasn't...
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    24-volt bulb source ...

    24-volt bulb source

    https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/1151/IND-1820-10PK.html
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