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  1. If the Brakes Don't Stop It ...

    I second that notion. I never knew that the '48 could stop so well until I did the restoration and redid the brakes - and I've been driving it for over 60 years.

    Folks spend a lot of time to get...
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    Loose Nut Under The Hood

    If that is the worst thing you overlook on this job - you are going to be a LOT better off than most of us.

    Hook that sucker up and let's see where the needle goes!

    How about overlooking a...
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    More Gauge Stuff

    Yeah, somebody did it dirty, but it has the makings of a very-few-of a kind vehicle.

    Here is more than you may want to know about sensors. The diagram is one of the best I've found, it shows all...
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    '49 Jeepster Temp Gauge

    The original temperature sensor for the King-Seeley gauge was a sensor that worked a lot like a furnace thermostat, not the modern thermistor sensors.

    To look at how the gauge/sensor pair...
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    Let 'er pull

    For a show like that, we'd even go look at a YouTube video! It's been a long time coming.
  6. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Dash and Instrument Lights

    Another thing that has spoiled us with our more modern vehicles is the instrument and dash lighting. It was almost an afterthought in the 'early days'.

    On the '48, the dash lighting consists of...
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    Oil Gauge Line

    At 45 PSI max I wouldn't consider that a high pressure hose by any means.

    If you want to convert the metal line from the fire wall to the gauge to something else, look at KW P/N B0631 on page 209...
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    That Light At The End Was A Train

    Dag -nab- it.. or something like that.

    Talking to the radiator like a Senior Chief or Sgt Major dressing down a stupid E6 wouldn't make it be any different, so I won't waste my breath.

    Yeah,...
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    Ham's '48: The Repaint Project

    I went up to check on progress on the repaint job on Hamís í48. Butch, the old guy whose name is on the shop and who is doing the actual work, is off for his winter vacation. But, he got some work...
  10. Ham's '48 Winter Home: Butch's Body Shop

    This guy has such a cool place, I just have to share it a bit.

    The Shell station is a replica of a 1960's station. It isn't and never was a gas station, just something Butch wanted to put up...
  11. Ah, Not So Fast Young Grasshopper

    There was a reason for the right-hand and left hand threads on wheel lugs.

    'Way back when, folks didn't have 150 PSI pneumatic wrenches to put on lug nuts, just a four headed cross wrench. Lug...
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    Pizzle

    Probably a hairline split in a sweated solder joint. We can hope.
  13. EMP Attack

    In another lifetime I had to deal with hardening military electronic systems from EMP attacks as well as other nasty stuff like "neutron fluence" and "gamma dot" effects. After the Elbonians...
  14. Doc Dana - an Explanation

    A. For a long time, Dana and Spicer were intertwined corporate entities - it was hard for we outsiders to know just who was who.

    B. BMorgil, in his humility, neglects to mention that at one time...
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    Wait for the Gotcha

    I'm glad that went well.

    In Indiana, when I finally got all my paper together to reactivate the registration on the '48, which had sat in the barn for 35 years, the gotcha was that I had to pay a...
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    Serial Number Search Results

    Here is an article that gives a lot of information on serial (not VIN) numbers:

    http://jeepwillysworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Vehicle_Indentification.pdf

    My best interpretation of 8305...
  17. Thread: 1957 cj-5

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    Farmer Tight

    Hey, I'm a farm boy - at least I started out there.

    I've seen my GrandPa put one of those old square headed adjustable wrenches that look like a pipe wrench on a square nut, then take a 2-pound...
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    Ya' gotta do a photo spread for us...!

    Ya' gotta do a photo spread for us...!
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    What Year?

    Can you post a photo of the Serial Number plate, that would help us get an idea of about when.
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    Get Well Card

    We're glad you're feeling better.
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    Jake Helping

    If you need a heater and Jake to keep warm, is that a One Dog Night?
  22. Doc Dana knows all, figures out the rest ...

    Doc Dana knows all, figures out the rest ...
  23. Thread: 1957 cj-5

    by LarrBeard
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    If the previous guy tightened the pan bolts...

    If the previous guy tightened the pan bolts "farmer tight" (as tight as they will go, then another half-turn) and overcompressed the pan gasket, you may have enough ripple and distortion to the bolt...
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    Nope ...

    "LarrBeard is a poet."

    You'd never guess it, he isn't a Longfellow .. yuk> yech
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    Pneumonia - Get Over It First!

    There had been some back channel discussion abut sending the sheriff out to check on you again.

    Take it easy - get better!
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