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    Unobtainium is a perfect term around here. I see...

    Unobtainium is a perfect term around here. I see it used constantly.
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    The new old stock would be iffy. The rubber...

    The new old stock would be iffy. The rubber diaphragm may be dried out and will leak on something that has been sitting on the shelf for 60 plus years. Might want to look into rebuilding what you...
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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    That will make a good read on the oil pressure...

    That will make a good read on the oil pressure gauges! Jake's getting right in there to help!
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    See if this video helps any. ...

    See if this video helps any.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPag0szK_PE
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    I did the same. There is a glass company down...

    I did the same. There is a glass company down the road, and they wanted $125 to cut and install the tempered glass. Sounded good to me. They couldn't use the rubber seal that I had purchased here,...
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    Sometimes the mallet must come out. Being that...

    Sometimes the mallet must come out. Being that these were OEM gauges, and you purchased them from a reputable dealer, then a little stiffness could be expected. Glad that you made forward progress.
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    No electricity needed here. I know he had a...

    No electricity needed here. I know he had a gauge on the engine on start up, but wasn't sure if it was the original gauge, or a new one, etc. There must be a link or restriction in the tube.
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    Often times, the harnesses would last a lifetime,...

    Often times, the harnesses would last a lifetime, unless the Jeep was subjected to salt. Sea salt or road salt from the Midwest, would deteriorate the harness. Good wire is expensive, but worth...
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    Here the 100% gas is $0.30 more a gallon. You...

    Here the 100% gas is $0.30 more a gallon. You can purchase additives that will reduces the effect of the alcohol in the fuel. Race gas does smell good, but at $5.00 a gallon, it will get expensive.
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    A ground wire would be a good idea. I ran the...

    A ground wire would be a good idea. I ran the short wire to the sending unit, but also piggy backed a ground wire to the body. Another way to calibrate your fuel sender is to plug in the sender and...
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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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    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!

    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!
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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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    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...
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    Time heals some wounds, but others last a...

    Time heals some wounds, but others last a lifetime. Thank you for sharing!
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    Pelagro, you do not owe us an apology. You have...

    Pelagro, you do not owe us an apology. You have an ear with us. We are here for you regardless of your needs. We aren't just Heep guys. We have been working on vehicles that have come back from...
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    We've been keeping a look out for you. We miss...

    We've been keeping a look out for you. We miss you when you are off the grid. We are all a bit of a family here, and when one is quiet, we are all concerned.

    Sir Mac McLintock is a great name!
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    I haven't forgot about you. I've been busier...

    I haven't forgot about you. I've been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest all week, but will meet with the owner of the M38A1 that I worked on in the morning. He is a hoarder of...
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    Alright, time for plan B. I finish breaking down...

    Alright, time for plan B. I finish breaking down the tires last night, then this morning started cleaning off the old paint and rust. The pitting and soft spots are much worse than I figured. I...
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    I'm hoping to get back to the rims this weekend. ...

    I'm hoping to get back to the rims this weekend. Work has been busy the last couple of weeks. Still planning to have them done up by Memorial day.
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    Looks like you have a guage cluster out of an...

    Looks like you have a guage cluster out of an M170 ambulance version of the A1. Surplus jeeps may be able to get you what you need. Included are some links that may be helpful as well.
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    That's about what I paid for the windshield on...

    That's about what I paid for the windshield on our 2A. A lot better than ordering glass for twice as much, the still having to buy the seal.
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    The '65 Fairlane 500 isn't too shabby. The...

    The '65 Fairlane 500 isn't too shabby. The engine was stuck, but now I've gotten it loosened up. Now the transmission has to be pulled to install a new ring gear and starter..... When I get some...
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    I started on your wheels. I don't need no...

    I started on your wheels. I don't need no stinking fancy tire machine. Now to break down the other three.
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