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    Drippy Rear End (The truck, not me...)

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    Hey, peeJ worked hard in his first life, he deserves to be spoiled now. The truck still wants to go out and play in the mud and snow, but I say NO - you make too big a mess!!

    That Timken...
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    GPW Engine Vintage

    AS I poked around on other sources, the general opinion of where a GPW serial number should be located is this:

    The GPW engine is stamped with the serial number in this format: GPW123456. This...
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    "I was young and dumb and full...

    "I was young and dumb and full of......................"

    "I was young, dumb and full of >>>>> and wanting to go to WestPac" was the saying from the 1960's Navy guys...
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    Take Her For a Spin

    I really thought about it, but the main reason I decided not to was that when I came back from the last spin, I was piddling from the general area of the pinion bearing shaft at the front of the...
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    Paybacks

    GrandPa Larry didn't miss anything:

    A. That wasn't "GrandMa Larry" in those pictures ... I keep telling you guys that a truck is a chick magnet - chicks of all ages!

    B. I wasn't asleep or...
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    Waking up from hibernation

    Today was as good a day as we are going to get for the next week, so I went out and coaxed the Old Beast to life. As you can see from the picture, it was deep in hibernation, but you gotta' do what...
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    6-volt Starter currents

    We looked at this putting the '48 back together and did some above and beyond things to reduce the resistances in the starting circuits including adding a braided welding cable jumper from the...
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    And, don't overlook one of the most obvious...

    And, don't overlook one of the most obvious possibilities - cold weather and thick oil. The F-134 on the '48 turns over very slowly in this weather, even with BMorgil's VX-1 oil in it. It may...
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    Uhhh, an impedance mismatch between the...

    Uhhh, an impedance mismatch between the bifurcated framistan and the bipolar flux capacitor?

    Or, in other words, "I dunno...".
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    LED Headlights

    I have a good friend who is a Project Manager at Grote down in southern Indiana. His background is mechanical, so for the first six months he was down there I had to be his tutor for a lot of things...
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    [QUOTE=BCB79;15294]My Name is Don Millar, We...

    [QUOTE=BCB79;15294]My Name is Don Millar,

    We have a 1943 Ford GPW that I have been troubleshooting. I'm looking for information regarding normal operation of the starter in the 6V configuration....
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    M38A1 Restoration

    M38A1's present more of a challenge than the civilian Jeeps. First of all, they are 24-volt electrical systems with all of the wires shielded and tied together with quick disconnect plugs and...
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    I love the wheel color. Real men can paint their...

    I love the wheel color. Real men can paint their wheels any color they dern well want and dare somebody to poke fun at them!

    A friend of mine had an old Cessna (circa 1954) that had a really...
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    LED Headlights

    I caught that - we're talking about headlights and you asked; "Enlighten me Senior Chief!" GROAN!

    WOW here we go again into a new and exciting question. Its been too long. Id never heard of...
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    Old Flat Fender Jeep

    TJones brags on old flat fenders, but his Orange Crush is anything but old once you get past the fenders!

    It is VERY nice, but I wonder if he went just a bit overboard with the eye shadow around...
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    Ham's '48; What Next?

    AARGHHHH!!!

    It's been one of those Midwest winters that drive you nuts. Not really enough snow to make it wintery and pretty, just muddy and UGLY. It looks like you could get out and do things...
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    A Warning About Old Jeep Trucks

    Just a warning.

    If you decide to look for an old Jeep truck, you need to know they are chick magnets.

    First the little kids want to sit in it and "drive".

    Next their mothers want to...
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    35 Days and a Wake-up

    Thanks to all for the great welcome!

    35 days and a wake up :)

    I rescued the square speedometer (it literally fell off the rusted dash and into my hands)"

    35 days and a wake-up, the true...
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    Brilliant Invention!!!

    It took me several days to realize that you had made a breakthrough with this technique - a Redneck Netti Pot.

    This gives a whole new meaning to "Hey ya'll - hold my beer!"

    (It's winter, we're...
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    Welcome to the group. And, Thank You for going...

    Welcome to the group.

    And, Thank You for going places I'm way to old to go to and I wouldn't have wanted to go to when I could!

    I don't know if a Jeep project would be called a de-stressing...
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    Under the Dash

    "However, for now, i am dealing w/ electrical issues: while wiring up a second (Righthand) wiper something shorted badly. So in the throes of going over every wire and replacing many wasted/worn-out...
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    Patience Grasshopper... the first requirement for...

    Patience Grasshopper... the first requirement for a Jeep Project.
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    Welcome back!

    Well, it has been really quiet around here the last month or so - I think the biggest head scratcher was about self-parking windshield wipers.

    I'm glad your wife is getting better, it's not...
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    Pictures will help us figure this critter out...
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    Here is a good description of how the alternator...

    Here is a good description of how the alternator does its thing:

    http://www.oldengine.org/unfaq/10si.htm

    I found it interesting that the writer makes this comment:

    "High output aside, don't...
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