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    Decommissioning YOUR Ship

    Ira: We Hijack your threads so often, but they make starting points for so many good stories. Thanks.


    There is a special pain associated with seeing a ship in which you have served being...
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    If that wasthe biggest mistake you made that day...

    If that wasthe biggest mistake you made that day you are waaaaaaayyyy out ahead of me!
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    1960 Truck

    Nice. The edges of the bed have issues and although the stake pockets are very rough, they can be replaced. There is a project under there for sure.
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    Ask Me About My Ship!

    The USS Gosper was a Haskell Class Attack Transport.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haskell-class_attack_transport




    I served in a number of ships, but there is always one that is your...
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    [QUOTE=Bradhoffmeister;12550]. A little rich, /QUOTE]

    One of the things folks have forgotten with modern cars is that if you let a vehicle with a point ignition system sit with the points closed...
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    Normal Oil Pressure

    30 PSI would be great, but if you show constant 20, that's probably pretty good for an older engine. I'd just keep an ear open for strange noises.

    I do wonder why it never changes?
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    M38A1 Doors

    Well, since I'm giving out free advice and it's not my money - here is an opinion:

    A. Buy the passenger door. It's usable and shipping is free.

    B. Pass on the driver door. It's unusable and...
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    M38A1 Doors

    I found the page where they are listed.

    I doubt if the plastic in the driver's door will clean up - it is probably aged and yellowed to the point that it is gone. The other seller's offer for a...
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    Memorial Day 2020

    It is a strange time we find ourselves in this year.

    The whole concept of Memorial Day seems to have joined the strangeness when Boy Scouts, The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars...
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    After deciding to stay very original with the...

    After deciding to stay very original with the seats in the '48 truck, I would reconsider if I were doing it all over again. Like most things, seat technology has really improved in the last...
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    We usually have an answer to just about any...

    We usually have an answer to just about any question - but there are very few people in the group who can talk about unique Jeepster features with any sort of authority.

    You could well be in a...
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    Funky Temp Gauge, too!

    I'm working with too many Jeeps here. I had you with a CJ-2A yesterday. Your temp gauge is indeed an electrical gauge.

    Ask Mike if your cluster needs a voltage reducer to work on a 12-volt...
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    Carter WO Rebuild - Once you find a kit

    KWAS has it ... but just not instantly

    How-to's:


    http://www.cj-2a.com/documentation/manuals/carter/Carter_W0_service.pdf

    https://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/21938/?galleryImageId=9567841
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    CJ-2A Temp Gauge

    Here is more than you want to know about that gauge.

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/water-temp-gauges_topic3337.html

    It appears to have originally been a mechanical instead of electrical...
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    More Carburetor Stuff

    All of our Memorial Day Parades were canceled, CV-19.

    Here is a good set of info on the Carter WO:

    https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/carburetors-carter-w0_topic6161.html

    Resist the...
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    "I think the carb needs a rebuild? Temp is good ,...

    "I think the carb needs a rebuild? Temp is good , not overheating."

    If you have it idling well, not smoking, not leaking or dripping too badly and not overheating - you are well into the game. ...
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    Post an Image

    1. Take your picture and store it on your device or computer

    2. Log into the Forum. Select a topic.

    3. Write your story.

    4. Roll down the page past the end of the message box, past the...
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    The voltage drop across a ballast resistor will...

    The voltage drop across a ballast resistor will vary as the current drawn by the load changes. In the case of just the gas gauge, the current through the gauge and sender will vary from about an amp...
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    Driveshaft Project Closeout

    Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveshaft finished up the balancing job on the two pieces of the driveshaft. When I talked to the tech he said; “That was a really interesting job”. I told him; “That’s the...
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    Drive SHaft Rebuild

    I needed 12 Grade 8, 1-inch, 24-thread pitch bolts to finish up the driveshaft project. So, knowing me, I ordered an extra one so when I lost one I would have enough to finish up the job. Before I...
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    "Depending on your serial number, or the...

    "Depending on your serial number, or the inventory on hand at Willys, you could have some 2A and even truck parts in there."

    That ties back to the discussion yesterday; "Willys never threw...
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    Just bring some Band-Aids, send the wife shopping...

    Just bring some Band-Aids, send the wife shopping and run the grandkids out of the garage. It ain't gonna be fun!
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    Instrument Voltage Reducer

    There is a lot of information out there about fuel sender resistance; some of it is suspect – as in where the writer says there are X-amount of ohms flowing through the meter. But, here is a quick...
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    A. I don't remember what you are restoring....

    A. I don't remember what you are restoring. CJ-??. Has it been converted to 12-volt from 6 volt?

    Let me do some poking, but it sounds like a gauge/sender mismatch.
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    "Or worse, if you are only injured and are...

    "Or worse, if you are only injured and are married." Yep, you will hear about it for a long time ...

    By the way - beautiful work on those wheels!

    And, in the middle picture - two shop...
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