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    Life Hapens

    Life happens. Sometimes it is a four letter word, kind of like "work" and "snow". It took me 35-years to get started on the '48 - and then once it got started it took an extra year while the guy...
  2. That is one freeakin' gnarly power plant!

    That is one freeakin' gnarly power plant!
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    Very good pictures - you make having an opinion...

    Very good pictures - you make having an opinion easy.

    First - I don't think there are any residual pools of water in the block that haven't been reached with your flush and fill technique. But,...
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    Kaiser-Willys and Walck's are two major suppliers...

    Kaiser-Willys and Walck's are two major suppliers of Jeep parts.

    At times you can find what you need at the local NAPA or box auto stores, but if you're looking for specific Jeep parts (like a...
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    Good eye and good video. That would have been a...

    Good eye and good video. That would have been a pizzler if you ran the Jeep and got some pressure in the system.

    And, we have proven they are not worth trying to rebuild ....
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    Putting Down a Jeep

    "Put mine down last week."

    That makes it sound like it broke a leg and you had to shoot it.
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    "I'll splash some paint on and make it pretty," ...

    "I'll splash some paint on and make it pretty,"

    No! NO! NOOOOOOO!

    The Heep is what it is .....
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    Ham's 48: "Say Good Night Gracie"

    As was said in a TV series a couple of years ago: “Winter’s Comin’”.

    Late the week before last, we had a 60-degree day, no wind and overcast – a perfect day to give the truck a bath before I put...
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    Chrome and the new website hosting system don't...

    Chrome and the new website hosting system don't get along well. At times I log in, get told I'm not logged in when in fact I am. It just takes me being as stubborn as the derned system.

    Welcome...
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    The ammo box is a touch of class ...

    The ammo box is a touch of class ...
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    "Well folks there you have it. Another instance...

    "Well folks there you have it. Another instance where a "new" pump was no good. "

    The good news is that you got your early Christmas present. It runs now.

    One of the Rules of Jeep is:
    ...
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    "I got a new pump and tried it as well but no...

    "I got a new pump and tried it as well but no luck."

    If my memory hasn't totally left me, we have recently had another incident of a "new" pump that didn't work.
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    "So I tested to see if I had fuel coming through...

    "So I tested to see if I had fuel coming through the line...yes I did it the hard way. And no, I would not recommend it"

    Yeah, we've all had to resort to that at one time or another. You get a...
  14. Color

    Asking a bunch of guys about paint isn't a great idea; ask your wife, daughter of girlfriend...

    But, TJones would like that color - it's close to "The Orange Crate", but a bit more subdued.
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    "Does that look like a Solex remake to y'all or...

    "Does that look like a Solex remake to y'all or an original. "

    Although Solex carburetors are OK, there are also many, many accounts of Solex carbs that just never work "right" (vs. yours that...
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    "I have an inline filter, just a normal...

    "I have an inline filter, just a normal aftermarket WIX like was on it when I got it."

    The filter should be between the pump and the carburetor. Fuel pumps "push" much harder that they "suck" and...
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    Check Out Generator and Starter

    Checking out the starter is not hard.

    The terminal stud on top is power and if you put 24-volts to it, it should spin up. Now, how old and gummy is all of the lube in it and if it is used, how...
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    24-Volt Rotary Machines

    Other than the 24-volt rating, they aren't much different than their 6 or 12 volt cousins, but the real issue is getting to the connections because of the MIL plugs.

    They may not need to be...
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    "My media blaster/painter only has flat or gloss...

    "My media blaster/painter only has flat or gloss black paint and I can't decide which to go for. Any thoughts?"

    I did the frame on the truck in a gloss black and I've not regretted it. I do keep...
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    Veterans Day 2021

    On Veterans Day 2021, a remembrance to Ira Jones, USMC and his M38, Magoo.

    RIP, Ira.
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    A. By every reference I can find, 4-T (4WD...

    A. By every reference I can find, 4-T (4WD Truck) # 10087 would have indeed been the 87th truck to come down the line (if they didn't get the serial plates juggled in the box ...). We saw one...
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    That is the "heavy duty Timken differential",...

    That is the "heavy duty Timken differential", commonly called the clamshell rear end, same as on the '48 2WD.

    Different parts books show that there might have been two different differentials...
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    Drive Thru Order

    Wise Apple..

    The only thing more rare than Jeepsters in their original state are early trucks, and I could make a case that the old trucks are even more rare because they got beaten to death or...
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    I have some requests before you tear into things:...

    I have some requests before you tear into things:

    A. What is your VIN?

    B. Would you post a picture of your instrument cluster? There a number of different cluster styles and I am looking for...
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    WOW! That is nice - it looks a lot better than...

    WOW!

    That is nice - it looks a lot better than where I started with the '48. It's a 4WD, so you will have a few more things to look at than I did on the 2WD '48, but it will be great to have...
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