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    I've never seen any lube instructions for a...

    I've never seen any lube instructions for a carburetor....

    Places where a shaft goes through a sleeve or bushing could take a dob of grease - but there is enough gas around the carb that just...
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    Mine just says B&S...

    Mine just says B&S...
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    I doubt it was an OEM item, but since you already...

    I doubt it was an OEM item, but since you already have a bracket, getting a freshly charged one would not be a bad idea. Pistols, parachutes and fire extinguishers have a lot in common - you may...
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    As you have already seen it doesn't take much to...

    As you have already seen it doesn't take much to keep us entertained....

    By the way - the old key for the truck (my '48) is a Briggs and Stratton key. I know it was not the original key from '48....
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    Dude: You've got just about all of the pieces...

    Dude:

    You've got just about all of the pieces there - that's a lot more than most of us started out with!

    But, I wonder - in the second picture - how fast was that bird going when he left those...
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    Around here just about every Jeep is collectable...

    Around here just about every Jeep is collectable to some extent - even if for donor parts.

    The top is a plus - it probably kept a lot more water out of the transmission than an open tub would have...
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    Well, at least someone hasn't been sitting in the...

    Well, at least someone hasn't been sitting in the house all winter.

    There is a certain satisfaction to having an old tool or item that just keeps on doing the job it was built to do 50, 60 or 70...
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    Is the bung a slip fit into the tubing or does it...

    Is the bung a slip fit into the tubing or does it take some persuading to get it into the tube?
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    We're learning. Keep on teaching!

    We're learning.

    Keep on teaching!
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    Wait - this doesn't belong at the Rust Ranch. ...

    Wait - this doesn't belong at the Rust Ranch.

    It doesn't have enough holes rusted through it!
    Nice.....
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    Did you use PVC for the mockup?

    Did you use PVC for the mockup?
  12. It may have started out as an M38A1, but it has...

    It may have started out as an M38A1, but it has had a LOT of modifications. The shielded ignition is a strong indicator that it had some M38A1 connection at some time, but:

    I would suggest that...
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    I didn't rebuild my own transmission on the '48...

    I didn't rebuild my own transmission on the '48 truck (it is basically a three-on-the-tree version of the same transmission) and I regret not doing it.

    After three passes through it, it still has...
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    OK. Take a deep breath. You can do this. ...

    OK.

    Take a deep breath.

    You can do this. There are a lot of people around to help you and to point you in the right direction. Take a lot of pictures. Ask questions. Don't hit things with...
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    Real Art

    Here's what a real metal sculpture looks like ...
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    Uhhh.... I think you got all of the good out...

    Uhhh....

    I think you got all of the good out of that box.
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    Several years ago a drunk driver ran up in the...

    Several years ago a drunk driver ran up in the Art Museum park and "damaged" the sculpture.

    It was taken down and was under repair for some time (maybe a year?) and it took over a $100K, if I...
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    A Work of Art

    That bracket/mount is more like a sculpture than a mere chunk of metal. The local art museum has a pile of scrap iron that is considered to be an objet d'art - I suggested that it would be a good...
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    Very impressive truss work there.

    Very impressive truss work there.
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    Grinders

    Naw - we never change anything until it's just too late, we run most tools 'til death;

    Here's what happened to Ira Jones when a grinder got away from him:
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    Here is a note from August 2017 when we all were...

    Here is a note from August 2017 when we all were curious about the Donaldson air cleaner. It is a surprisingly sophisticated device:

    It is funny how a lot of us end up talking about the same...
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    Heaters and Defrosters

    One of the major changes that happened between 1948 when my truck was built and 1955 when your wagon was built was the improvement in heaters and defrosters.

    In 1948, Willys-Overland offered a...
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    Very nice. It could well be an M38A1 from the...

    Very nice. It could well be an M38A1 from the first look at the exterior. Very nice, indeed.
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    Bell Housings

    "Take a look at this picture that shows what the bell housing looks like."

    When we pulled the truck out of the barn, it smelled like mouse pee. The start of the restoration was to pull out the...
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    We complain about how all of the little things we...

    We complain about how all of the little things we find make the project take longer and cost more - what we don't appreciate is how many headaches we avoided later on by fixing things right the first...
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