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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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    In 2019 when we came to Toledo for the Arena...

    In 2019 when we came to Toledo for the Arena Exhibit, the ladies who parked us came around with the disposable aluminum baking pans to protect the arena floor and asked us how many we needed. The...
  3. Thread: Iowa Jeep

    by LarrBeard
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    A close look shows a mounting hole just at the...

    A close look shows a mounting hole just at the "knee" of the fender where a curved windshield could have tied in, but that windshield looks like it started out somewhere else ...

    Another of many...
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    All old Jeeps drip, but you are right - three...

    All old Jeeps drip, but you are right - three pints definitely qualifies as a leak.

    '"...First... The oil pan gasket is 40 years old at least so I bought a new one to put in." Typically (I won't...
  5. "...I apologize if these are stupid questions!" ...

    "...I apologize if these are stupid questions!"

    I admit to knowing zilch-point-nothing about engine swaps, (well, I did swap an F-134 into an L-134 about 50-years ago), but there are no stupid...
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    Very, very nice! A. "In the link provided, it...

    Very, very nice!

    A. "In the link provided, it says the top mount vacuum wipers ended in 68 but mine has them and is a 70." Even with this vehicle built for export, the First Rule of Jeep...
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    That is a good starting place. There are some...

    That is a good starting place. There are some rust throughs and several character marks from rocks, trees and bushes - but the top is a real bonus..

    There is a great deal of satisfaction in...
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    Fuel Sender/gauge wiring; # 28 all the way...

    For a change, there isn't much to this wiring diagram. Wire # 28 has a connector that mates to the connector on the fuel sender. That wire wanders through the harness and reappears at the instrument...
  9. In a small, single engine plane - about dusk -...

    In a small, single engine plane - about dusk - over water - you hear all kinds of things you never noticed before.....
  10. Squeal Like a Pig ...

    Yes, Please.

    You've gotten your money's worth out of a 40-year old alternator, replacing it is a pre-emptive strike against a brown out at an inconvenient time.

    All of us know the hesitancy...
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    It sure looks like it was. It shows up in '49...

    It sure looks like it was. It shows up in '49 and '50 vehicles with the square instrument cluster.
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    The 49 wagon with the odd-knob dash has a genuine...

    The 49 wagon with the odd-knob dash has a genuine "Willys-Overland" heater - not seen that often.
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    The Octane 6-volt lights became available after I...

    The Octane 6-volt lights became available after I started the LED light project on the '48. I was not sure if the black box with the DC-DC converter would fit in the existing headlight pan from just...
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    M38 or FranKenJeep?"

    The "M38" looks suspiciously like a FrankenJeep with an OD paint job - or a lot of rework done under the hood.

    The other little Jeeps look like the starting place for two or three projects, buy...
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    Awhhhh ..... she's so cute. Nice starting...

    Awhhhh ..... she's so cute.

    Nice starting place.
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    " Sorry for the incorrect information. " No...

    " Sorry for the incorrect information. "

    No need to apologize - what we have here is a previously undocumented feature (at least to us). Now we can say; "On a few examples of early 1950...
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    Posting Photos

    I see people who manage to just embed photos in their message, but my web browser - or something- has a problem with that approach in that if you click on a photo like that, it uses the photo viewing...
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    Wow - that is shiny clean ....

    Wow - that is shiny clean ....
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    Post a photo

    Take the photo with a camera, phone or whatever.

    Working from a computer is easiest. Download the photo to your computer.

    When you post a message, go down to the bottom of the box and click...
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    WOW! Two beautiful new Jeeps on the same day! ...

    WOW! Two beautiful new Jeeps on the same day!

    This is a lucky day.
  21. Thread: Southern CJ

    by LarrBeard
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    Beautiful CJ

    That's just about too pretty for a starting place for this bunch. We generally start with a pile of rust and work up from there!
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    It looks very nice - you have nothing to...

    It looks very nice - you have nothing to apologize for.

    I looked at battery cables. The big red positive cable looks like a really good cable for 6-volt systems, but the camera angle makes the...
  23. You are welcome. The idea of taking a spark...

    You are welcome.

    The idea of taking a spark plug cable, plugging it into the tower on the coil and using a spark plug to check for spark as you make and break the points is a good idea.

    That...
  24. Wimpy little spark

    A. You should be getting a fat blue spark that should jump a lot more than the 3mm you mention. It should "POP" and be big enough to make you want to be careful.

    B. The case of the coil is not...
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    Well, it looks like the correct muffler - or...

    Well, it looks like the correct muffler - or close to it;

    But, there is something weird about how things are routed. GMWillys is our wagon master - he'll have some insight of cable routing and...
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