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    Just about any rebuilt alternator is a crapshoot,...

    Just about any rebuilt alternator is a crapshoot, but we had had several Forum people have pretty good results with this one:
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  2. Thread: 61' cj5

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    I agree too

    That is a very sharp, very nice Jeep.

    I see from boat registration numbers and a license plate in the background that you are located in the great state of Tennessee. Just where?

    My Jeep and I...
  3. I did a fairly deep Mrs. Google search for a bulb...

    I did a fairly deep Mrs. Google search for a bulb that looks like that, but I didn't find anything.

    Back in the mid-80's I did a considerable amount of aircraft communications work with the Swiss...
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    "If a wheel cylinder or line is leaking, crimp...

    "If a wheel cylinder or line is leaking, crimp off that section,.."

    I'd suggest that GMwilllys means crimp off either the front or rear brakes, not just the right front or left rear....

    Or for...
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    You indeed have a different beast for us to learn...

    You indeed have a different beast for us to learn from.

    I was surprised to see that it had an unshielded ignition system (for reduction of radio interference) and the dual alternator setup was a...
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    "The amp gage should stay the same as a universal...

    "The amp gage should stay the same as a universal measurements."

    Amps is amps - unless some fizzicist wants to define the current flow as coulombs per second or some equally arcane unit.
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    A Lesson From The Past

    The power has been off here for about three and a half hours and I decided to rig the generator through the main box transfer switch before it got dark.

    But, remembering Pelago's story about...
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    "I found this picture of a different Jeep but the...

    "I found this picture of a different Jeep but the cluster is almost the same."

    That second picture looks like the panel from an M-170 - the ambulance version of the M38A1. It has the four...
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    A Lesson From The Past

    The power has been off here for about three and a half hours and I decided to rig the generator through the main box transfer switch before it got dark.

    But, remembering Pelago's story about...
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    Another Great "Life Hack"

    "Inject a few ounces of fuel into the carburetor bowl down the vent tube, prime the carb and see if it will run and fill the bowl from the pump. If it runs for a few minutes and runs out of fuel, the...
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    The closer look shows that three of the four...

    The closer look shows that three of the four gauges are of US origin; they have a MIL-SPEC number on their face (MS-XXXXX). Even the dual-scale speedometer has an MS number! The temperature gauge is...
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    Many of the MIL-SPEC gauges were put together...

    Many of the MIL-SPEC gauges were put together pretty tightly - very good near hermetic seals that can be diffficult to get open.

    Look at them closely and see if there is an entry point (screws,...
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    First Start-up

    "I'm starting to believe the carburetor is the issue and would like some input on what my next steps might be. Is it possible the float is stuck or the jets are clogged and I need to take the carb...
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    I waited, I waited and I resisted ..... but: ...

    I have a smaller size drip pan. Since the engine leak is centralized, I may bring bring that pan along. it will fit neatly under my original upholstery rear bench seat too.
    But I loved my Pampers...
  15. When you get BMorgil, TJones and GMWillys telling...

    When you get BMorgil, TJones and GMWillys telling equipment stories, there isn't much they haven't driven or broken at one time or another.....
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    "...Is it safe to assume that all (or most) F-134...

    "...Is it safe to assume that all (or most) F-134 parts are all the same, ..."

    The major internals are pretty much the same, but as the engine was used for a long time (1950 - 1971) you will find...
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    What Is It ?????

    The engine number near the water pump is 53441. Any help would be appreciated

    F 134 engines had letter prefixes stamped on the water pump boss depending on what vehicle or application they were...
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    What Is It?

    The engine is an F-134, possibly from a CJ-3B or any number of other post 1951 vehicles.

    GMWillys can probably take one look at the frame and tell you just what you have.

    The PTO and big winch...
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    We left the Owens-Corning lot, went up a block,...

    We left the Owens-Corning lot, went up a block, turned left a block and then turned right. That put us in the heart of downtown Toledo. There were literally thousands of people standing along the...
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    The lead Jeep in the parade was "Speedy"; a lady...

    The lead Jeep in the parade was "Speedy"; a lady who is a WWII reenactor. Speedy (the Jeep) was arguably the oldest Jeep in the parade, and as appropriate, she led the parade behind the sponsors and...
  21. The easiest answer to your first question about 6...

    The easiest answer to your first question about 6 vs 12-volt? Open the hood, find the battery and count the caps. If there are three caps, it is a 6-volt; if 6 caps it is 12-volt. If there is no...
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    Of course there are the last minute questions...

    Of course there are the last minute questions from the longsuffering spouse:

    "Are there going to be any other wives there?"

    "Does Mrs. bmorgil know there are going to be people there by 3:30"?...
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    "Is just standard 30 weight oil what I should...

    "Is just standard 30 weight oil what I should use? "

    For the clean out, just 30W non-detergent would be a good choice. That was the oil specified for Jeeps as original fill at normal...
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    Well , so far you have not had an "Oh - Shux"...

    Well , so far you have not had an "Oh - Shux" event.

    Kudos on waiting to get the correct tools to unscrew fittings and such. Bubba and Junior would just "get on that sucker with a pair of vise...
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    Doc Dana gave a very good answer to the additive...

    Doc Dana gave a very good answer to the additive question, but we still can't make a good guess to why you have occasional start-up problems.

    If I take the '48 out for a run and put it away, then...
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