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    Metal Art

    Harumph!

    At the Civic Center here in Ft. Wayne there is a "sculpture" titled "Helmholtz". It is a civic eyesore and a corporate embarrassment. Several years ago a drunk ran over the curb and hit...
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    You'll have to make a uToob video with sound so...

    You'll have to make a uToob video with sound so we can hear the twin-turbos wind up!
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    "... it would take 22 inches of rain to get us...

    "... it would take 22 inches of rain to get us back..."

    And if you got it all at once, 14 inches of it would run off and drown someone in the next state.
  4. THANK YOU! There is so much we "think" we know...

    THANK YOU!

    There is so much we "think" we know about these old vehicles ... I had never seen an internal hood latch .. and who would have thunk of a windshield washer option in '49 or '50? Now...
  5. Yep - you're in the strange world of WO. The...

    Yep - you're in the strange world of WO. The serial number says 1949, but the legend says 1950. On my truck the serial said '49, but the physical facts say '48.

    You have an alternate world dash...
  6. I'll chime in and second everything BMorgil and...

    I'll chime in and second everything BMorgil and GMWillys said. Willys-Overland did things that would get people thrown in jail now. If a dealer had unsold stock, they could send paperwork back to...
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    It is strange - and I've noticed it over several...

    It is strange - and I've noticed it over several years now - topics seem to run in cycles.

    We go deeply into the innards of engines; cooling, oiling, valves, and a lot of carburetors. Then we go...
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    Yeayyhhh!! Another Truck!

    Yayhhhh!!~ We need another truck owner around here.

    Welcome to the Forum, ask any question you have. If we haven't already found the answer, we can probably figure it out.

    And, your truck is...
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    TJones: Here is your Jeep's Big Twin Brother!

    TJones:

    Here is your Jeep's Big Twin Brother!
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    That looks nice!

    That looks nice!
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    Color Palette

    The general pattern seems to be that engines are a black (some gloss, some matte) of some shade.

    Oil filters tend to be orange, as does the top of the dip-stick.

    I strongly suggest that you do...
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    "My Bride thinks I'm nuts." Yes dear, I'm sure...

    "My Bride thinks I'm nuts."

    Yes dear, I'm sure you're right.
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    Naw - you're finally getting smart ...

    Naw - you're finally getting smart ...
  14. I wanted to keep the '48 as original as feasible....

    I wanted to keep the '48 as original as feasible. It originally only had the mirror in the center of the windshield.

    In 1948, most roads were only two-lane and you were only concerned with what...
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    I have seen Cera-Cote on several tractors that...

    I have seen Cera-Cote on several tractors that have been restored. Those exhaust manifolds are very similar to Go-Devil mainfolds. I wish I had done somethng to mine now that it has several years...
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    You guys who bend metal to do your will amaze me!

    You guys who bend metal to do your will amaze me!
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    “OH, tear it all…”.. WOW – we’re not used to such...

    “OH, tear it all…”.. WOW – we’re not used to such refined phrases of frustration here. We’re more accustomed to SHYTE – or its’ equivalent.

    You commented that the system was charging, but the...
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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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