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    A while back a wiseaxx asked me if I could haul...

    A while back a wiseaxx asked me if I could haul some pea gravel for him in the Jeep.

    "How much do you need? About half a yard. No problem - here is how we can do it. I'll put blue tarps in the...
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    "I would expect Larry there was noise when you...

    "I would expect Larry there was noise when you lost that bearing."

    Oh yeah - and my chin bounced off the steering wheel when the back wheels locked up...
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    "Am I getting off track thinking possible rear...

    "Am I getting off track thinking possible rear end?"

    I've just been watching and keeping quiet because I am by no means a transmission/differential guy - I'm a sparktrician - so take the...
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    "..proving that the elder Jeep was keeping up,...

    "..proving that the elder Jeep was keeping up, and sometimes passing it's grandkids on the trail..."

    I was privileged to lead the Jeep contingent in the parade this morning. I told them; "Luke, I...
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    Yes - excellent pictures. Those make it a lot...

    Yes - excellent pictures. Those make it a lot easier to troubleshoot things.
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    Ham's '48 - Reflections

    I was primping up the truck for the 4th of July parade yesterday and as I worked around the truck I began to get a bit flustered as I found little dings, scuffs and marks in various places.

    Then,...
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    Leading the Kids

    The '48 had been sitting for about 35 years. Once I got the title boondoggle settled, I finally had enough papers to try to register it. Since I was late in renewing the last set of plates I had...
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    "One time registration of $30 for the rest of the...

    "One time registration of $30 for the rest of the vehicles life in Ohio."

    Just over the line here in Indiana, you have to renew the tags every year. It takes a trip to the local DMV since you...
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    Check your rear end - so to speak.....

    You always want to take the differentials apart - there are surprises that might be in there if you "assume" things are going to be OK.

    All that was between me and a disaster was a thin eroded...
  10. Run Felipe - run like the wind. Even though I am...

    Run Felipe - run like the wind. Even though I am a Hoosier, I am scared by the Jasper reviews. There is someone a lot closer to home who can rebuild that engine for you - you just haven't found...
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    Well, from that view it looks like a Willys...

    Well, from that view it looks like a Willys Wagon....
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    Is the pretty green Jeep a new resident in your...

    Is the pretty green Jeep a new resident in your garage - or did the order of the pictures get reversed?
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    A box-o-goodies; Christmas in June!

    A box-o-goodies; Christmas in June!
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    Dern that's plumb. Most of us are at least a...

    Dern that's plumb. Most of us are at least a half-bubble off plumb.
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    Coaching and Jeep Work

    Enjoy the time with the boys. The Jeep can wait - they can't. I'm very lucky - my kids and grandkids are past the coaching stage, but I've ended up as coach for a Junior High Power Shooting Team. ...
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    Ummmm Kemo Sabe. Water in transmission and...

    Ummmm Kemo Sabe. Water in transmission and transfer case not good news.

    Seriously, you will probably find issues with both on them if there has been water standing in them very long.
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    Radiator Rebuild

    When I restored the '48, I replaced the radiator. My Dad had it repaired in the late 50's or early 60's and I remember watching the guy at the radiator shop pull off the tank and solder the leaking...
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    You are doing the right things. Getting it to...

    You are doing the right things. Getting it to run is important and that is where a lot of guys put their emphasis, but making sure it stops is just as important.

    After those two things get done...
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    Spring is sprung

    "Also a question about these springs in pic , are they usable or should be replaced ? They are pretty rust in between each spring ."

    I'm cheap. so take this advice with that in mind. If you don't...
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    Yep - did that on the '48 - fenders all break at...

    Yep - did that on the '48 - fenders all break at about the same place.
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    Yeah, you find little "oh-by-the-ways" as you get...

    Yeah, you find little "oh-by-the-ways" as you get the top layer of crud off.

    It looks like those should be an easy fix (note I said "should"). With my luck, the whole area blows out and it takes...
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    ...and its a rush when it happens! It's like...

    ...and its a rush when it happens!

    It's like opening the throttle on a turbine aircraft and getting an unexpected BANG from a compressor stall. You'll never forget the first time and after that,...
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    "That bad boy is an sleeper..." Sleepers were...

    "That bad boy is an sleeper..."

    Sleepers were little old Grannies in a nondescript gray or green Plymouth that had a Hemi buried in it...

    That Bad Boy is not a sleeper - with all of the goodies...
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    " "Death Rattle" can shake the vehicle right off...

    " "Death Rattle" can shake the vehicle right off the road."

    Been there, had it happen. It didn't shake me of the road, but it did make me have to come to a complete stop in the middle of a busy...
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    Phone? Or will the truth ever be known?

    Phone? Or will the truth ever be known?
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