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    What you have looks very nice- it isn't showroom,...

    What you have looks very nice- it isn't showroom, but it's not badly eaten up either. And, just what is that sitting off to the right of the Jeepster? It looks like another project in progress....
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    How to Fix a Jeep in Combat

    A picture from the Ira project - a Jeep in combat.
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    Old Fashioned Radiator Shop

    Finding the right shop is the key to this. Our late friend Ira had a shop tell him the radiator on his M38A1 was too far gone to fix and he ended up buying a new radiator for about $600.

    But,...
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    That's a couple of years old - Miss Amy must have...

    That's a couple of years old - Miss Amy must have run out of things to use this week....
  5. Thread: Oil Pressure

    by LarrBeard
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    Here is our standard advice about waking up an...

    Here is our standard advice about waking up an old vehicle:

    Startup Best Practices


    It is not unusual for folks who have just found a barn Jeep or who are starting to work on Grandpa’s CJ3 to...
  6. Thread: Oil Pressure

    by LarrBeard
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    So, at 2,000 RPM, I need at least 20 PSI, but I...

    So, at 2,000 RPM, I need at least 20 PSI, but I should have about 35..?

    It might better have been called "Minimum Safe Oil Pressure at 2000 RMP"

    I think I understand better now. Thanks Doc...
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    Wood in Hat Channel

    Concur with White Oak, but being a Southern Boy too, I would not be adverse to using cypress if it was available. As you know, cypress is widely used for boats in Tennessee, Mississippi and...
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    You are in good shape! There isn't a tree...

    You are in good shape! There isn't a tree growing through a hole in the floor and coming out the passenger window! And I hope there isn't a critter in the bed.....

    We were all "the new guy" at...
  9. Thread: Oil Pressure

    by LarrBeard
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    I'll ask the question that everyone else is too...

    I'll ask the question that everyone else is too shy to ask. In the spec sheet, it says:

    Maximum Safe Oil Pressure 20 lb. @2000 rpm. (35 mph.)
    Normal Oil Pressure ...
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    Blowing Up A Jeep

    No, no, no. I was there and as a totally unbiased third party, I can attest to the fact that it wasn't even close to blowing up. Now, it did get a little warm, but it never steamed, burped or even...
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    "What in the hell was I thinking " If I had a...

    "What in the hell was I thinking "

    If I had a dollar for every time ...

    I see that you have a MediumFH in the tool set.

    Just don't let any of those dammit clips get away from you.
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    The Goat

    As we used to say in the Navy ..."This ain't no sxxt". It's all true. You can be sure.
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    Ira's Story

    ["I read through most of Ira's post and I have to say that I wish I could have been here when he was around.[/QUOTE]

    Miss Amy is working up an Ira Tribute, wait for it ...

    The "The Darned Thing...
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    Ham's 48: The Dead Goat

    OK Boys and Girls, GrandPa Beard will tell you the Goat Story just one more time Ė itís an example of what we sometimes need to do to get parts and pieces for our Jeeps.

    I had been driving Hamís...
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    "Most of the holes would make you think that the...

    "Most of the holes would make you think that the hole was created with a pick axe."

    Or Ira's BFH
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    Jeep Octane Rating

    By 1964 Jeep engines were a bit more sophisticated that the early L-134's, but the rebuild plate from the Esslingen Ordnance post-WWII Depot amazed me.

    An octane rating of 68? We can't imagine...
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    I also checked the battery itself yesterday and...

    I also checked the battery itself yesterday and at full charge, according to the charger, it read almost 13.5 volts.

    That's OK for a battery just off charge. It will settle down a few tenths...
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    The potato gun story sounds like a "Hey y'all,...

    The potato gun story sounds like a "Hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this" afternoon!
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    Just as a further comment on BMorgil's note: ...

    Just as a further comment on BMorgil's note:

    Old Jeeps stink. The simple carburetor and engines make a lot different exhaust chemistry than modern engines. Wives have been known to comment on...
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    Alive - more or less ...

    It's good to hear from you again. We all understand ... alive more or less ... . Just take it easy crawling around under things.

    I'd go with the "used, inspected" springs as well - give them a...
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    "You get tuned in to your toy and you start...

    "You get tuned in to your toy and you start listening for things that aren't there."

    You even know how it is supposed to smell; anti-freeze, motor oil, gear lube, something getting hot. Your...
  22. Thread: Howdy Y'all

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    You have a lot of Wagon left to work on. Not...

    You have a lot of Wagon left to work on. Not many rust-throughs and a lot of nice pieces left - especially the wood inserts for the back end.

    Yeah, there are challenges and opportunities (e.g....
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    Lead Or Get Out Of The Way!

    "Bringing the Kids across the tracks!"
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    The Heep would be our Tank Retriever!

    The Heep would be our Tank Retriever!
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    Tow or be towed

    In WWII times, if a Navy ship had warning that they were about to engage in a battle, one of the evolutions was; "Rig to tow or be towed". As you might expect, it involved laying out a lot of heavy...
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