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    "Other Stuff: Defroster needs to be tweaked, to...

    "Other Stuff:
    Defroster needs to be tweaked, to work better (it's marginal now)"

    The defroster never will be a "modern" defroster, but you should be able to improve it.

    And a double "thumbs...
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    Welcome! A locked up engine might not be all...

    Welcome!

    A locked up engine might not be all that bad as we have found out several times recently. Penetrating oil in the cylinders and patience may free it up better than you think it would.
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    M38A1 EMP Status

    The electrical system on an M38A1 was largely shielded to reduce the electrical interference with any installed radio equipment. Many of the smaller conductors were not shielded, but the high energy...
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    1950 - A Confusing Year

    1950 was a confusing year for Willys-Overland truck and station wagon models.

    In early 1950 trucks were either Model 2WD (2-wheel drive) or Model 4WD (4-wheel drive). Station wagons in early 1950...
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    I've been watching quietly from the sideline, but...

    I've been watching quietly from the sideline, but I wonder, Hmmm:

    12-volt conversion - a strong hint of Bubba here ...

    Key Start

    New Starter - maybe off of a newer Jeep - or something that...
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    .060 Oversize

    A. I would say that .060 is not getting into any thin wall problems. Standard rebuild kits for the F-134 go to .080 oversize on pistons.

    B. By the time you are done, cylinders 1,2 and 4 will be...
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    Another Bubba and Junior Moment

    [QUOTE=VTWilly;17062]when they replaced them with what is in the picture, they cut a mostly square hole in the dash that is covered by that metal plate. QUOTE]

    Let's hear it for Bubba and Junior...
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    Tires, Gears, Overdrive and Hills

    " Probably be posting some questions soon about what options are, currently steep long hills are the nemesis of my truck. "

    2200 or 2300 RPM is the sweet spot for the L/F-134 engines. It is the...
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    OUCH! That really is a gouge. But, a good...

    OUCH! That really is a gouge.

    But, a good machine shop can sleeve that bore if it won't clean up. Sleeving is a lot easier and routine to a professional than it seems to we mere mortals.

    And...
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    I second all those notions!

    I second all those notions!
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    Oh boy - a new toy to play with! Don't let it...

    Oh boy - a new toy to play with! Don't let it eat you up...
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    Interesting Terms

    We are inventing a whole dictionary of new techncal terms that Jeep owners understand ...

    "a gob of pookey"

    Definition: An unknown substance of dubious origin that someone applied to try to...
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    That looks closer to rust and pitting than just...

    That looks closer to rust and pitting than just "scale".

    It's a trip to the machine shop in my opinion ...
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    Spring Bushings

    If you are comfortable with welding and drilling, I'd try that first. If it doesn't work, you can still cut them off - but weld/drill seems to be less work (at least at first glance...).

    Here's...
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    Well, that is certainly a different top. No...

    Well, that is certainly a different top.

    No offense, but that poor thang with that top makes an FC-150 look good.

    BUT- it kept out the snow and most of the rain - which was the purpose.

    It's...
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    David: You are ready for the Rules of Jeep...

    David:

    You are ready for the Rules of Jeep with your project:

    A. What you see is what you have.

    B. Trust nothing someone tells you or what you might read until you verify it yourself.
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    "Is there one type that is better than others?...

    "Is there one type that is better than others? Source?"

    Google "Spot weld cutter". Horrible Freight has one, Amazon has a number of sets with replaceable double-ended cutter blades as well as a...
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    Do you have current pictures of the critter? I...

    Do you have current pictures of the critter? I think when we last saw it, it was down to the frame ....
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    M38A1 Tub

    Gizzard:

    We were passing this around last week in PM messages. I found these in the old International Harvester complex here in Ft. Wayne. Your tub isn't in all that bad shape. Just get a good...
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    MB, MC and MD; I didn't know that - until now ......

    MB, MC and MD; I didn't know that - until now ...

    I had a strong suspicion that the engine was an M38-series engine from the fording valve just above the fuel pump (not a civilian F-134...).

    If...
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    They're really not too hard to find, just bring...

    They're really not too hard to find, just bring money...

    Like everything Jeep!
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    Starting on the M38A1

    [QUOTE=Gizzard;16966]Did however find engine MB number and a couple serial numbers stamped on the top of drivers side front rail just aft of the front bumper. No idea for sure what year it was...
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    Yeah - that happens to me as well. When I am...

    Yeah - that happens to me as well.

    When I am going to write a dissertation, I compose it off-line, in Word, and then copy and paste it into the Forum.

    Often when I log back in and open another...
  24. "...And normally I'd chunk some soup in it to...

    "...And normally I'd chunk some soup in it to hold it tight....""

    Resist that temptation. It is a temporary fix at best and in the long run adding "soup" gunks things up so badly you end up...
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    Well, here is an epic saga about bringing an...

    Well, here is an epic saga about bringing an M38A1 back to life:

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys.com/showthread.php?1421-well-the-darn-thing-is-out
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