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    It's good to hear from you. We worried that you...

    It's good to hear from you. We worried that you had caught CVD or had been shot by a jealous boyfriend!
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    "son college grad school" Is that the Big D or...

    "son college grad school"

    Is that the Big D or is there another one still hanging around?
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    Hope I did that right

    If you want to attach a picture, go to the bottom of the screen and in the "Additional Options" section, select "Manage Attachments". That will take you to a screen that says to "Upload Files from...
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    It gets worse than this. It's still too early...

    It gets worse than this. It's still too early for yardwork and we're restricted to quarters!
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    What will the Millennials do when we're all dead?

    If we correspond in cursive they will never break the code.

    Last week I was at my buddy's shop and he had a 4x4 F-150 that had a failed rear wheel bearing. It finally froze up and cut the rear...
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    Ugh - but she just keeps clawing along! Very...

    Ugh - but she just keeps clawing along!

    Very nice wagon.

    Dr. Dana (BMorgil, the axle Doctor) will probably chime in here pretty quickly and give a real expert opinion and diagnosis.
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    Well, another thing you have become the authority...

    Well, another thing you have become the authority on.
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    Welt Color

    The orange choices I've googled don't come close to matching the tub color. You don't want us to choose.

    Ask the Longsuffering, she will have much better color judgement than we do.
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    Look at what I found! ...

    Look at what I found!

    https://www.cj3b.info/SerialNos/SerialNosEngine.html

    "Some Jeeps have engine numbers which are clearly not original, and were taken from another vehicle. Numbers beginning...
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    What color?

    What color?
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    Serial Number Mystery

    Here is a pretty good discussion of numbers on CJ3B's, but as you will find from the article, there was no consistency or reason to the serial number marking on anything other than the actual vehicle...
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    Rough Engine - maybe some good tips

    After you check the cap and make sure there is no moisture or carbon tracks, start it up again. If it runs OK, you're done. If it still runs rough, try the down home redneck approach; pull one...
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    It's like watching Larry from Midway USA work on...

    It's like watching Larry from Midway USA work on guns. Everything goes together the first time, he never strips a screw, breaks a tap and only needs one or two strokes of a file to get it just right.
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    Oil Pan Bolts

    Those bolts don't have to be "farmer tight". The metal on the lip of the pan is fairly thin and if you overtighten the bolts, you distort the lip and make it very hard to seal properly.
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    Do you remember the cartoon where Bugs Bunny was...

    Do you remember the cartoon where Bugs Bunny was a test pilot and the airplane was infested by a "Gremlin".

    Well, it looks like the Jeep Gremlin has moved out of Pelago's shop and taken up...
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    Ham's '48: Rear Axle Update

    As usual with Old Jeep Projects, what you “know” often turns out to be something you really didn’t know. I’ve griped about rear axle vents leaking oil for a bit, so today while we’re in...
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    Ham's 48: Timken Rear Axle Question

    For an axle that was offered as an option for a number of years, the Timken axle still is a mystery.

    On the driver side of the clamshell differential, there is a vent. I suspect the vent is...
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    Serial Number on Frame

    I don't know when Willys-Overland started stamping the serial number there. When I had the '48 torn down to nothing, we looked at that area for the serial number and there was nothing there. The...
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    It looks like you found a winner there! And,...

    It looks like you found a winner there!

    And, that is a pretty nice truck on the trailer.

    When you count grill bars, you count the ones at top and bottom, as well as the ones in the middle. ...
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    If the instructions say to put Tab B through slot...

    If the instructions say to put Tab B through slot G, I will usually put it through Slot F.

    Pelago is fighting an E-brake issue on his M38A1 - but a different brake altogether.
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    Bride in Garage

    I had noted the picture earlier, but in the interest of decorum I had decided not to comment on it (yeah, sure).

    I thought it interesting that the bride finally realized that the only way she was...
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    I strongly suggest that you get a Mechanic's...

    I strongly suggest that you get a Mechanic's Manual (or military TM) as well as a Parts Manual for your Jeep.

    By the way guys, this would be my other brother Larry.
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    Have you run the engine on the frame yet? This...

    Have you run the engine on the frame yet? This would be a good time to find the last little issue before you get all of her good clothes on.
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    Solex Carburetors on F-134 engine

    There have been a lot of comments from folks who had Solex carbs on the F-134 engines concerning fuel economy, mixture and overall performance issues. After a lot of fooling around, the best fix in...
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    Gear Adrift

    The Navy had (or had..) a term for things not put in their right place, "Gear Adrift". Each shop had an area that they were responsible for keeping clean and shipshape. But, as in the cases noted,...
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