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    On the fuel leak, it looks like the male flare...

    On the fuel leak, it looks like the male flare nut has been rounded off, possibly someone used an open end wrench with a lot of torque. When the wrench rounds the nut it causes it to deform. It will...
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    Not smart, old.

    Not smart, old.
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    MJ, it is possible the coil does not need a...

    MJ, it is possible the coil does not need a ballast resistor. If so it will say so on the coil. If it needs one and you don't have one, it could burn the points in a shorter period of time.
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    Will, mark the number one spark plug terminal...

    Will, mark the number one spark plug terminal location on the distributor so you know where it is with the cap off. Take off the cap. When the points just open (light lights), the rotor MUST be...
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    Very nice WW2 Willys! Super history. That one...

    Very nice WW2 Willys! Super history. That one will bring generations together! What a great heirloom. Welcome!
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    Same concept as "the old tractor" as long as it's...

    Same concept as "the old tractor" as long as it's a gas engine! I have an IH 184 low boy in the barn.
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    Haha, yes gm you are correct! We should increase...

    Haha, yes gm you are correct! We should increase the branches on the Fault Tree. As the motor warms and the block expands valve clearance increases. As the engine wears valve clearance decreases....
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    Will, I think you have it. The rotor "sweeps"...

    Will, I think you have it. The rotor "sweeps" past the contacts on the cap. They are seldom lined up perfectly. As Larry pointed out, they do not actually touch. When the spark travels via the "Bar"...
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    I totaly love it! A perfect meld of old and new....

    I totaly love it! A perfect meld of old and new. Completely functional.

    The high ground clearance and ability to climb, is there so curbs and such no longer matter.
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    The fact "she runs really well when she warms up"...

    The fact "she runs really well when she warms up" is the big thing that makes me think electrical. Weak spark makes it difficult to ignite the rich fuel air mixture of a cold choked engine. This is...
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    It sure would have me looking at a carb rebuild.

    It sure would have me looking at a carb rebuild.
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    Check out what was going on the day Ira was born!...

    Check out what was going on the day Ira was born! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ten-Go

    Happy B-Day Ira!
  13. Awesome story Larry! I would wonder about the...

    Awesome story Larry! I would wonder about the crack. A 1940 Banana Boat? Is our Military budget really in that bad of shape?

    Is that you standing next to the Engine?
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    I am thinking to start with, a good old fashioned...

    I am thinking to start with, a good old fashioned tune up. When the fuel air mix is cold and the choke is on, it's hard to light the fire. A strong ignition is a big help. Points, plugs ,rotor,...
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    Welcome aboard Bohonkie! Post some pictures of...

    Welcome aboard Bohonkie! Post some pictures of the heirloom.
  16. Twin stick transmissions, 2 speed axles and...

    Twin stick transmissions, 2 speed axles and engines running away backwards OH MY!

    We need a KW hoedown!

    It's a darn good thing 55 Willys Wagon resurrected this October 2015 thread!
  17. We sound like the boy's around the mess deck, out...

    We sound like the boy's around the mess deck, out to sea in the the "Orca" from Jaws.
  18. OMG gm, I can't believe you know what those are!...

    OMG gm, I can't believe you know what those are! I spent a good deal of time in my young life in San Leandro California rebuilding those.The Mack trans was brutally strong, and combined with the...
  19. Hello Jake, not quite. The vacuum for the...

    Hello Jake, not quite. The vacuum for the windshield wiper is "assisted" by the fuel pump. All air throttled engines create vacuum. You test it at the port on the intake manifold, or the carb below...
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    The shift collar is the piece that slides with...

    The shift collar is the piece that slides with the fork. It is the piece that first engages the Bronze Synchronizer ring or "blocker ring". Once it engages the ring it presses forward and engages the...
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    The clutching teeth are probably worn on the...

    The clutching teeth are probably worn on the second gear and shift collar. A common thing as a tranny wears out. especially if it had an EP oil in it for a while. The first sign is it spitting it out...
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    Oh come on now. How about something with a...

    Oh come on now. How about something with a kitchenette and 1/2 bath up front with a small office area and library for the misses? You know, comfort while at the shows for her.
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    Haa! Ya gotta build em' so the fit through the...

    Haa! Ya gotta build em' so the fit through the tunnel under the track gm!

    Just a new set of sides TJ!
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    Man you are livin' it right now! There is nothing...

    Man you are livin' it right now! There is nothing better than getting to know your classic.

    You can remedy the Idle issues with power brakes with a vacuum reserve can...
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    Will, I don't know if you have seen this but...

    Will, I don't know if you have seen this but start here....
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