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    Brake Upgrade

    No one is going to second guess a decision to upgrade brakes. Getting it to stop is just as critical as getting it to run.

    Just remember the phone commercial:

    "If the brakes don't stop it,...
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    Wheel Shimmy: When I took the '48 over after...

    Wheel Shimmy:

    When I took the '48 over after my Dad passed away in '64, the front end was a disaster. I replaced several parts, but I never totally eliminated the death wobble. If it happens in...
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    After all the time you have spent putting Magoo...

    After all the time you have spent putting Magoo back to USMC condition, ripping out the stock ignition for a Pertronix would be non-reg. That would deserve Office Hours. For a stock F-134 living...
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    Thanksgiving 2019

    Gentlemen:

    Between ball games, stuffing our faces and dealing with our families, let’s take a moment tomorrow to reflect on how many things we have to be Thankful for. Our forum here is an...
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    Even Dirty Harry admitted that a man has to know...

    Even Dirty Harry admitted that a man has to know his limitations ....

    With the classy bed, new panel and AIR - you're going to have a primo ride when you get done. It will turn heads and get...
  6. Gotta Have a Jeep

    There are good candidates out there - and sometimes you will have to make some choices. If you are good at sheet metal work; cutting, welding and forming - the rusty tub with the pretty good...
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    It's looking good. A dot here, a dot there and...

    It's looking good. A dot here, a dot there and it doesn't warp.

    Yeah, its a PITA, but its amazing how much more comforable the truck will be with no wind blowing through the floor boards!
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    You and your little welder and hammer do nice...

    You and your little welder and hammer do nice work!
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    Looks good, sounds like a Jeep engine ehould!

    Looks good, sounds like a Jeep engine ehould!
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    Stuck Filter

    As you will find out - lots of things that come apart will have to be "persuaded" - start with the smallest hammer and work up...
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    Six Volt or Twelve Volt; Probably More Than You Wanted to Know

    OK – let’s try to figure this out …

    You have a 1956 Jeep Truck with an L 226 engine. By the best Jeep sources, a 1956 truck was originally a 6-volt truck – the change to 12-volts was in 1957. It...
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    It looks like a bunch of posts have disappeared. ...

    It looks like a bunch of posts have disappeared. That happens, rarely. When I get back to the computer at home I'll start over.
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    24 volt bulb

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    Check midwes t military
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    It doesn't take a lot of foot-pounds of torque to...

    It doesn't take a lot of foot-pounds of torque to turn it over, remember that engine "could" be hand cranked - but not many were. Total amp-hour capacity isn't all that critical as long as the...
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    You are at the decision point where just about...

    You are at the decision point where just about every one of us has been.

    Now that I have it apart, should I fix something that doesn't really scream for attention - or wait and see if it breaks...
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    We're going to start calling you Dr. Dana!

    We're going to start calling you Dr. Dana!
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    The way you have that jigged and clamped, I think...

    The way you have that jigged and clamped, I think you've done that before.
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    We Shall See ...

    [QUOTE=pelago;9820]we shall see said the blindman QUOTE]

    You are into the second stage of a restoration. You got Magoo to run, but it still needed a little tweaking and you are finding that some...
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    Dana 25 Rebuild

    BMorgil is the expert on all things Dana/Spicer. He will give you more info that you thought you needed about setting up shim packs and all of the ins and outs or rotational torque.
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    Cold Morning Starts

    On a cold morning, a well balanced and trued up set of original equipment bias ply tires feel like you have four flat tires for the first mile or so until the flat spots round out.

    Ya' gotta love...
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    If you are in the market for an L-134 that could...

    If you are in the market for an L-134 that could be rebuilt, I say go for it, use your best bargaining skills. Starter, carburetor all are good add-ons to a bare block. It might have been a pull out...
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    Put it over a piece of cardboard. Its easier to...

    Put it over a piece of cardboard. Its easier to throw away the cardboard than clean the floor. Ask me how I know ...
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    Yeah - I Was There

    The "scoop" on the line was that some guy in the pits got shot, he was bleeding all over the place and he had to be MedEvaced out by helicopter.

    If I recall, it was just some meanness or old...
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    Sniper Match Sea Stories - "Once Upon a Time ..."

    My introduction to the Sniper Match was in 2015 (I think). I had shot the Hearst Doubles that morning and my partner in that match was shooting with another guy from our group in the Sniper that...
  25. Mystery Component

    Whatever it is, nobody else has one, so it probably isn't critical to make things run. It can't be helping air/fuel mixture flow into the intake manifold.

    I'd take it out and see if it runs...
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