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    Probably need something like this to hoist the...

    Probably need something like this to hoist the engine out:
    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/nos-engine-lift-plate-kit-fits-50-71-jeep-willys-with-4-134-f-engine
  2. Thread: I'm the new guy

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    Don’t look at the Jeep as one big project, think...

    Don’t look at the Jeep as one big project, think of it as several small projects and focus on one project at a time. That’s where I screw up. I removed my transmission and transfer case to overhaul....
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    Ever since the big data loss, Safari sometimes...

    Ever since the big data loss, Safari sometimes won’t show me logged in even though I am. It kind of threw me the first time because I didn’t get an error message about a bad password or user name....
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    I don’t believe I ever heard it said the vaccine...

    I don’t believe I ever heard it said the vaccine will prevent infection or the spread of covid. Only that it might keep the vaccinated from having to go to the hospital. Not much different than the...
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    I didn’t know this. Someone told me I would have...

    I didn’t know this. Someone told me I would have to change the manifold to install the Carter so I assumed it was luck of the draw from Willys.
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    Bmorgil is correct. If fuel is coming out of the...

    Bmorgil is correct. If fuel is coming out of the tank then the hose must be plugged somehow. Alcohol will cause rubber to swell and can swell some hoses shut if they are made of the wrong compound....
  7. Thread: Wheel Questions

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    What is driving the decision to go to 16”? When...

    What is driving the decision to go to 16”? When I was shopping I chose 15” because I could not find any 16” wheels I liked for a price I was willing to pay. If I did stumble across something they...
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    It can be made to work if you want to swap tubs....

    It can be made to work if you want to swap tubs. I chose to make mine match a CJ3A since that is what the frame is. I could keep it a CJ2A or make it military but prefer to return it to it’s original...
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    There is a difference with the left front, around...

    There is a difference with the left front, around the fuel pump. Engine mount horn. It is how I determined I have a CJ2A body on a CJ3A frame.

    https://cj3a.info/cj3a/cj2acj3a.html
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    Mine was terrible to look at. A kid had been...

    Mine was terrible to look at. A kid had been river running with it. Everything was full of sand. Even had a little in the float bowl. Plus it wasn’t on the base gasket right so it had a big air leak...
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    I need to have a look a how mine is set up on the...

    I need to have a look a how mine is set up on the 3A. When I bought it it would barely run for several reasons, one of which was the carb. I had the local parts store order me a kit for the Solex....
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    I don’t know if it was right but I didn’t change...

    I don’t know if it was right but I didn’t change shocks on my CJ5 when I had the springs re-arched to give me an extra inch.

    I didn’t know the term “softer ride” could be used in reference to an...
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    I like it. It is giving me some ideas for my 3A.

    I like it. It is giving me some ideas for my 3A.
  14. Thread: Wheel Questions

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    I would bet on the wheel lock. Might not been...

    I would bet on the wheel lock. Might not been able buy the correct size nut and swapped lugs to make it work. That would account for all eight wheels. When did they quit using left handed lugs? They...
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    It is strange all 8 would be that way. The only...

    It is strange all 8 would be that way. The only thing I can think of to cause it is running with a loose or no lug nut.
  16. You are doing okay. My CJ3A hasn’t progressed...

    You are doing okay. My CJ3A hasn’t progressed much since I pulled the transmission and transfer case in March 2018. Earlier this year I managed to finish disassembling the transfer case.
  17. Thread: 51 Truck

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    I just went down to NAPA and bought a master...

    I just went down to NAPA and bought a master cylinder when mine failed (piston seized and the rod broke through it). Seems like it was about $50 ready to install.
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    I have a Ford 3400 in my barn that needs a little...

    I have a Ford 3400 in my barn that needs a little love before I sell it. I bought it at an auction to use but it took about 2 years before I had a usable tractor. Auctioneer started it, raised and...
  19. Thread: 51 Truck

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    It’s a good idea to check the brakes before...

    It’s a good idea to check the brakes before hitting the road after any maintenance to the wheels. I pulled the rotors on mine one day without opening any lines. I always had good brakes before and,...
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    I didn’t know they make a tool for u-joints. For...

    I didn’t know they make a tool for u-joints. For years my usual method involved a hammer and a fat punch or socket and extension. If I had access to a good jack I would use it and the vehicle I was...
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    If a person really needed an accurate...

    If a person really needed an accurate speedometer, they could also mount their phone where it can be seen and just use their favorite gps app. Before we had super computers in our pockets I had a CJ5...
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    Which piece gets the serial/vin number?

    Which piece gets the serial/vin number?
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    The hi/low and overdrive are either forward or...

    The hi/low and overdrive are either forward or back. One of them may not be making full travel but you should be able to feel it when they shift into position even with the engine off. Same with the...
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    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember...

    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember using anything to support the back of the motor when I pulled the transmission. It’s been sitting there untouched for quite a bit longer than my...
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    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and...

    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and transfer case together for me is they would not come out from under the Jeep while on my jack. My tires are 32 inch diameter. I am not sure how I...
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