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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...
  7. 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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    You will pay more from WillysOverland, but you...

    You will pay more from WillysOverland, but you will have a lot fewer frustrations, skinned knuckles, slag burns and cuss words!
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    I think a Texas phrase is ; "All hat, no cows".

    I think a Texas phrase is ; "All hat, no cows".
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    After the paint job you did on "The Orange...

    After the paint job you did on "The Orange Crush", I want to see what you come up with this time. The '51 stock colors of Emerald Green (peeJ), Tunisian Red and Manila Red really pop in modern...
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    Stinky Old Goat, eh?

    [QUOTE=bmorgil;15660]Something about LarrBeard being a stinky old goat? "

    I represent that remark.

    I am not stinky. Well, unless I've been in a shooting coat on a hot day or I've been under...
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    Are you trying to get me to tell the goat story...

    Are you trying to get me to tell the goat story again?
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    Commonality

    The Instrument cluster, radio, and glove box doors were also the same, although the face was different for different years (46 - early 50). I think the heaters were different, but I'm not sure. I...
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    You could become out Jeepster subject matter...

    You could become out Jeepster subject matter expert if you stick around too long!
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    Rotated pictures

    We don't know why the website tool does that to pictures on occasion.

    Go ahead, post them - we'll figure it out!

    (I copied it, rotated it CCW, reposted it)

    It looks like a good starting...
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    That is probably as close as you are going to get...

    That is probably as close as you are going to get for an answer and it makes sense given what was going on with the company at the time.

    It is a very nice example. Enjoy it - flaunt it and wave...
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    Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of Jeeps!...

    Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of Jeeps!

    Willys-Overland was, to say the least, not the best organized company when it came to keeping configuration records - or even being consistent...
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    DOT 3 vs, DOT 5 and 5.1 rake Fluid

    The main advantage of DOT 5 fluid is its higher boiling point - something you might have concerns about in your German Mercedes or other really high performance car, but probably not in a CJ.

    Here...
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    I wish I had painted my brake and fuel lines, the...

    I wish I had painted my brake and fuel lines, the new spring sets as well.
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    2021 Jeep Fest

    As the old boy down home used to say; "If Jesus don't come back and the river don't flood, I'm gonna be all over that".

    I have my Parade Ticket from last year safely put away where I know where...
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    Here may be an idea. The oil you drained was...

    Here may be an idea. The oil you drained was really nasty stuff, but we don’t know its’ viscosity. It could have been 10W30 or even 5W30. You refilled it with 30W non-detergent oil, a good choice...
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    Wow, not bad at all.

    Wow, not bad at all.
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