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  1. Thread: Howdy

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    Paul, First of all, thank you for your...

    Paul,

    First of all, thank you for your service! We are sure glad to have you home, and on here with us Jeep folks. Please post some pictures of your 2A. I for one would like to see more 2As on...
  2. Dave, Good looking M38. The head is an MB...

    Dave,

    Good looking M38.

    The head is an MB Willys engine, being that the head is smooth with no ribs going front to rear.

    The data plate is either a Army Depot overhaul tag, or an afiliated...
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    He's a fine looking Mr. Jake. He's a smart one...

    He's a fine looking Mr. Jake. He's a smart one already!
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    There is a lubrication chart that goes under the...

    There is a lubrication chart that goes under the hood. The chart would have been waxed paper or something to that effect. The picture enclosed would have been perfect if it was panned a little to...
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    The service manual is a must have for working on...

    The service manual is a must have for working on your Jeep.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/category/literature/mechanics-manuals
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    I thought I had the market cornered on the...

    I thought I had the market cornered on the snowball effect. Look on the bright side, the moving blanket helped to point out the thread sealant didn't adhere. Everything happens for a reason.
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    I get the coupons from the promotional free...

    I get the coupons from the promotional free newspapers.
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    I might be able to compete with you Senior Chief,...

    I might be able to compete with you Senior Chief, in the cheap department. At least the long suffering Misses says I am. She asks where do I want to go out to eat? I respond, where do we have...
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    I worked down the road from an outfit called...

    I worked down the road from an outfit called Morton Metal Craft. They handle a lot of sheet metal work for Caterpillar, John Deere, and various other Midwest manufacturing companies. They had vats...
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    True, cheap stoves are easy to come by. My...

    True, cheap stoves are easy to come by. My problem is garage floor space. I might have just enough room left for a toaster oven. One of these days, I'll be able to put up another shop like I had in...
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    It sounded like a great idea. Is he using...

    It sounded like a great idea. Is he using different batches of orange, or where they done all at once? It sounds to me that it is operator error. Manufactures have been using powder coating for...
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    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46...

    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46 we have, with the original rusted out windshield is tighter than that, at about 2 to 4/32". It's a pain to try and balance the windshield while trying...
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    Enclosed are a couple of options, basically the...

    Enclosed are a couple of options, basically the same kit. Our wagon has this style of motor barnyard engineered to work, i.e. stacks of washers for spacers etc. I'm going to retain the motor, and...
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    It's complicated by design as far as the rigging....

    It's complicated by design as far as the rigging. Our wagon was converted to an electric motor that ties into the original wiper drive hub. I know it all worked well 27 years ago, but now the...
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    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore...

    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore spot for many restorations. Not just in the Heep world but in others. Several years back I was working on my Chevelle project, and was following an...
  16. My mother's family lived in a small Illinois...

    My mother's family lived in a small Illinois town. Every July 4th they set up a park walk that is lined with flags and plaques with everybody's names and service dates. A lot of the residents have...
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    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!

    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!
  18. Looking good Chief!

    Looking good Chief!
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    Jake is a great name, along with a great movie.

    Jake is a great name, along with a great movie.
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    Welcome rcrawn! The windshield looks to be...

    Welcome rcrawn!

    The windshield looks to be from an M38 Arctic hard top.
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    I'm sure glad Pelagro is on our side. He is...

    I'm sure glad Pelagro is on our side. He is right up there with Carlos Hathcock in ability , and I bet if he would write the book he was talking about, it would be a best seller. The shitter story...
  22. Thread: Overdrive

    by gmwillys
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    Overdrives are nice, but they are a slippery...

    Overdrives are nice, but they are a slippery slope to emptying your wallet. Not just the price of the unit, but the upgrades that you'll will likely want after driving a while with the O.D. Brakes...
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    Thank you Cheif for the reminder! Thank you to...

    Thank you Cheif for the reminder! Thank you to all our Veterans for keeping our flag flying proud above us.
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    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a...

    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a much steeper angle then the original. I have caught myself putting them on bass ackward because of the slight angle. The end of the arms are more...
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    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was...

    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was an early MD Juan bodied M38/3A clone. The windshield fit alright, but nothing else was right.
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