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    That looks closer to rust and pitting than just...

    That looks closer to rust and pitting than just "scale".

    It's a trip to the machine shop in my opinion ...
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    Spring Bushings

    If you are comfortable with welding and drilling, I'd try that first. If it doesn't work, you can still cut them off - but weld/drill seems to be less work (at least at first glance...).

    Here's...
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    Well, that is certainly a different top. No...

    Well, that is certainly a different top.

    No offense, but that poor thang with that top makes an FC-150 look good.

    BUT- it kept out the snow and most of the rain - which was the purpose.

    It's...
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    David: You are ready for the Rules of Jeep...

    David:

    You are ready for the Rules of Jeep with your project:

    A. What you see is what you have.

    B. Trust nothing someone tells you or what you might read until you verify it yourself.
    ...
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    "Is there one type that is better than others?...

    "Is there one type that is better than others? Source?"

    Google "Spot weld cutter". Horrible Freight has one, Amazon has a number of sets with replaceable double-ended cutter blades as well as a...
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    Do you have current pictures of the critter? I...

    Do you have current pictures of the critter? I think when we last saw it, it was down to the frame ....
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    M38A1 Tub

    Gizzard:

    We were passing this around last week in PM messages. I found these in the old International Harvester complex here in Ft. Wayne. Your tub isn't in all that bad shape. Just get a good...
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    MB, MC and MD; I didn't know that - until now ......

    MB, MC and MD; I didn't know that - until now ...

    I had a strong suspicion that the engine was an M38-series engine from the fording valve just above the fuel pump (not a civilian F-134...).

    If...
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    They're really not too hard to find, just bring...

    They're really not too hard to find, just bring money...

    Like everything Jeep!
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    Starting on the M38A1

    [QUOTE=Gizzard;16966]Did however find engine MB number and a couple serial numbers stamped on the top of drivers side front rail just aft of the front bumper. No idea for sure what year it was...
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    Yeah - that happens to me as well. When I am...

    Yeah - that happens to me as well.

    When I am going to write a dissertation, I compose it off-line, in Word, and then copy and paste it into the Forum.

    Often when I log back in and open another...
  12. "...And normally I'd chunk some soup in it to...

    "...And normally I'd chunk some soup in it to hold it tight....""

    Resist that temptation. It is a temporary fix at best and in the long run adding "soup" gunks things up so badly you end up...
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    Well, here is an epic saga about bringing an...

    Well, here is an epic saga about bringing an M38A1 back to life:

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys.com/showthread.php?1421-well-the-darn-thing-is-out
  14. I am still reveling (that's a 25-cent word for...

    I am still reveling (that's a 25-cent word for happy as a pig in slop) in the new thermostat for Ham's '48. We went out for a show and tell last week on an 88-degree afternoon and the needle eased...
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    A New Project?

    I ran across these in the old International Harvester complex in Fort Wayne yesterday.

    Anybody feel like a project?
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    Sticky: Tribute to Ira

    The thanks also go to you guys who egged me on, supported me, made suggestions and proof read some of the early versions that were dead-end starts.
  17. Short bolt under carburetor

    The first link is for that short bolt that hides under the throat of the carburetor - the engine will almost run (for a while) if the engine rebuilder leaves it out.

    The full set has 14 long and...
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    " Although on a stop on the first trip it did...

    " Although on a stop on the first trip it did spit out a little puddle of coolant through the overflow;.."

    That is not unusual. When you stop, the internal parts of the engine will heat up the...
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    Watch the Willys of the Week for Memorial Day ...

    Watch the Willys of the Week for Memorial Day ...
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    A. Yes, you can melt 60/40 rosin core solder...

    A. Yes, you can melt 60/40 rosin core solder with a heat gun - at least my heat gun will.

    B. I suspect that they use a low temperature eutectic solder (it goes directly from a solid ring to a...
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    The good news is that it is pretty hard to go...

    The good news is that it is pretty hard to go wrong picking out a battery.

    The basic choice is a Group 1 lead-acid battery - the original equipment battery. A typical battery is this one:
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    Memorial Day 2021

    As we get close to another Memorial Day, I saw a very good note somewhere that I think should be shared:

    Armed Forces Day is for the members of the military who are still in uniform.

    Veterans...
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    "I don't think they teach that stuff anymore!" ...

    "I don't think they teach that stuff anymore!" They do, but not many people want to learn it.

    Once upon a time - I ended up being an Engineering Manager at Raytheon Fort Wayne (I can say the name...
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    Proper Crimps

    The key word is “proper”. Many times a crimp connection has problems because Bubba and Junior just squeezed it together without appreciating how to do it right,

    A. Start with a good sharp wire...
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    One constant about old Jeeps and old airplanes is...

    One constant about old Jeeps and old airplanes is that they will regularly disappoint you - until you get things sort of under control.

    Electrical intermittents can drive you crazy, especially if...
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