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    Just comments: 50 -60 pounds of compression is...

    Just comments:

    50 -60 pounds of compression is way too low - is it consistent across all four cylinders? It could be worn rings, valves or a combination of both.

    Timing gear stuff is available...
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    CW Spook ...

    1967 - 1968 ETN2 USS Shasta (AE-6). No CT on board so I fumbled thru 1 KW-7 and 1 KWR-37 repair. When they break, somebody's gotta try to fix them. Retired ETCS
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    Interesting pen name, CW Spook. Were you one of...

    Interesting pen name, CW Spook. Were you one of those intercept operators who rode around in the RB-47's off the Korean peninsula or were you an AGTR operator?
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    "It now runs and moves but needs to stop too I...

    "It now runs and moves but needs to stop too I assume."

    Our best answer about brakes came from one of the phone commercials:

    "Well, if the brakes don't stop it, something else will."

    Yeah,...
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    That was a good idea - a lot easier than pulling...

    That was a good idea - a lot easier than pulling the carburetor.

    We'll add that trick to the list of "good ideas" to try.

    Now - the next thing to work on is ....... ?
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    ??"Any thoughts.?" Yeah, but I have a question...

    ??"Any thoughts.?"

    Yeah, but I have a question first. What carburetor does the Jeepster use. Carter YF? Is there a tag on it with as a series number, such as YF Carter, 738, 768, 832, 924, 938,...
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    " Once my dad (Korea MASH unit 1950) showed me...

    " Once my dad (Korea MASH unit 1950) showed me how the 'fuzzy" end of a ripped off match could be used to gently and effortlessly pluck a foreign object right out of your eye. :

    Another great...
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    GMWillys uses a matchbook cover to set the point...

    GMWillys uses a matchbook cover to set the point gap. Do they still make paper matchbooks?

    0.020" seems to be the universal point setting.
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    "I have no idea how to replace a tailpipe, but...

    "I have no idea how to replace a tailpipe, but look forward to learning.

    Well, you look at the places it's bolted to the next piece, spray the bolt and nut with penetrating oil, wait a day or two...
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    Welcome... The truck sounds like a really nice...

    Welcome...

    The truck sounds like a really nice restomod. Wherever it sat, the years were kind to it - nice patina.

    You will get just about as many "Oohs and Aahs" from the truck as you get...
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    Look at those cabinets. You fell down in the...

    Look at those cabinets. You fell down in the barnyard and came up smelling like a Gardenia!

    Now, how are you going to remember what cabinet you put which item into?
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    Why not put on two plates. One plate could be...

    Why not put on two plates. One plate could be engraved "Chassis/Title M38 70999" and one that says "Body CJ 3A 452 GB100XX".

    I have both the original SN as well as the MVIN number on the '48...
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    Choices, Choices ...

    I would not worry too much about the Ford Pinto engine itself, but I would take a hard look at the way it was installed. Is it a good retrofit or is it a Bubba, Junior and a case of beer job?
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    ????$$$$$???

    If the FC-150 is a Mugly Other, the FC-170 is a Big Mugly Other.
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    Did you have it stuck back in a box that you...

    Did you have it stuck back in a box that you hadn't searched through, or did you find a source for it somewhere?
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    That lil' D12 is so freakin' cute. It looks like...

    That lil' D12 is so freakin' cute. It looks like a tractor only a lot smaller.
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    Keeping Our Cool - Revisited In the last post...

    Keeping Our Cool - Revisited

    In the last post on this I made the comment: "Now I just need to change out that dripping, pizzling cheap plastic radiator drain plug with a real brass petcock –...
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    Sitting 40-Years

    After sitting 40-years, I suspect you are going to find a lot of seals that leak. The '48 truck sat 35-years and we just replaced every seal we saw. And - even so, I've had to replace a couple that...
  19. Low Tone

    Like the "Bull of the Woods", it lows at people to let them know "You're the Boss".

    Does anyone else remember that chewing tobacco commercial?
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    Recreating an M38

    One of the biggest tasks in recreating an original M38 will be duplicating the 24-volt electrical system. The major components are available, but expensive. You will have to decide just how deeply...
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    No - I never found any replacements for those...

    No - I never found any replacements for those strange u-joints and other stuff. The joints and boots are good, so I'm holding off on any driveline projects just now.

    We discover more and more...
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    Just FYI - the Milodon packaging does say "Made...

    Just FYI - the Milodon packaging does say "Made in USA".
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    Ham's 48: Keeping Our Cool

    Rack up another win for Doc Dana!

    Keeping our Jeeps cool is always a concern, especially if we drive them in parades where the pace is slow and the temperature on the asphalt gets hot. BMorgil...
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    " My 11" brakes off a 46 Pickup do not have the...

    " My 11" brakes off a 46 Pickup do not have the bottom adjusters, maybe Larrbeard can jump in...
    Do your brakes only have adjusters on the top Larry?""

    Yes, I have 11-inch brakes. The '48 only...
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    I was reviewing the thread and I caught a note...

    I was reviewing the thread and I caught a note from back in February:

    "... installed a new fuel filter between the gas tank & fuel pump - hopefully this does the trick & will keep you posted!"
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