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  1. Thread: Starter issue

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    I would normally say a rodent but that starter is...

    I would normally say a rodent but that starter is sealed up so tight I dont think a mouse could even get in. It was a new one for sure but I tend to think there was a felt type paper tape that lined...
  2. Thread: Starter issue

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    Well, she started. Several times. Still curious...

    Well, she started. Several times. Still curious what that nesting was inside the starter.


    https://youtu.be/RiG63Wb-oCs
  3. Thread: Starter issue

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    I cleaned it up, made sure the brushes were snug...

    I cleaned it up, made sure the brushes were snug and put it back together. Note the dust cover is currently off but has been on and will be back on after this bench test.
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  4. Thread: Starter issue

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    Starter issue

    Hi All,
    I have a starter issue with a 1949 Jeepster.

    It was a weak crank and spotty turn over. I took out the starter and opened the housing. I found this pile of debris inside the case and am...
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    1949 Jeepster back on road

    After over a year on jack stands and a punch list that seemingly never ended this beauty is back on the road. Still a lot of work to do but awesome to get it out of the garage, if for no other reason...
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    Here is an update and to close out this post....

    Here is an update and to close out this post.
    Cut - grind - patched with 3/16 steel - POR inside and out.

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    What do you think about cutting back the rust and...

    What do you think about cutting back the rust and lapping the new steel to tie the two parts of the frame together? Kind of like a cast.
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    That's what I was thinking. It does appear...

    That's what I was thinking. It does appear riveted in most places.
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    Sorry. Having issues with posting pics. Here it...

    Sorry. Having issues with posting pics. Here it is a little better I hope.
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    What is this part called?

    This is on a 1949 Jeepster and is under / behind the left side control arm. I cant find a name for it anywhere. Outside of "hot rust mess".

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    Quick update. I am going to declare success. At...

    Quick update. I am going to declare success. At some point someone wired the temp guage to the (-) post on the coil. Once I connected that wire to temp sensor and fired her up the guage went back to...
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    Showing my true amatuer skills but I just...

    Showing my true amatuer skills but I just discovered that my temp sensor doesnt even have a wire nutted to it. It was obscured by the plug wires so I didnt see it at first. Doh!5498
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    That is an amazing description of these sensors....

    That is an amazing description of these sensors. Better than the shop manual. I have taken apart both the temp and fuel gauges. It amazes me how the wires for the bi-metal strips are hair thin and so...
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    Temp Sensor backwards

    Does anyone know how to calibrate the temp sensor?
    This is from a 1949 Jeepster. At rest it pins at the 212 degree and when I drop 6v across the posts it drops to 100 degress.
    I should add that...
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    Horn rebuild 1949 Jeepster

    Hi All, I am getting ready to put my steering wheel back together and had a question on the horn. In the attached picture I am wondering what the 3 items I marked with red lines are?

    I have / am...
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    jeepster seats

    1949 Willys Jeepster Overland

    Hey Guys, I took the front seats out of the Jeepster. Vinyl is in decent shape but the springs are rotted away. Is there a better way to replace the cushioning...
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    Maybe the same hit that left this 3923

    Maybe the same hit that left this 3923
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    Update 2: I removed the low and reverse linkage...

    Update 2:
    I removed the low and reverse linkage today. Put it in the bench vise, applied some heat and carefully straightened the threaded rod. Once reassembled and connected the shifter slides into...
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    3919 Following up: I removed the driver side...

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    I removed the driver side floor pan today getting ready to replace it. You can see from the attached pic that the linkage is indeed the likely culprit. When engaged in reverse...
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    Thankfully (that sounds wrong) I will be removing...

    Thankfully (that sounds wrong) I will be removing the floor pans from the drivers side soon making it easier to get at the linkage and the overdrive cable.
    Open to tips since I've never been down...
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    Abrupt stop going backwards

    1949 Willys Jeepster

    I say backwards instead of in reverse because the same thing happens when coasting backwards in nuetral.

    When I backup, in reverse or neutral coast, i get about 20 feet and...
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    Great advice. Thanks

    Great advice. Thanks
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    Lap or Butt weld

    Hey All, I am replacing my inner and outer rocker panels on this 1949 Jeepster. I have everything clamped up fairly well but now I struggle with to lap weld or butt weld the new rockers, especially...
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    Seems to be almost all original. Aftermarket...

    Seems to be almost all original. Aftermarket radio which I'll pull. It came with new floor pans and rockers from c2c. Also new aluminum radiator. I assume the heater is an add on.
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    NooB to Willys Jeepster

    Hi Everyone,
    Last year I acquired a 1949 Willys Jeepster and though I love the little car I am finding a bondo nightmare (and rebar?). I am in process of cutting and grinding and welding back steel...
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