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    Phone? Or will the truth ever be known?

    Phone? Or will the truth ever be known?
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    I am generally not a fan of tearing up an old...

    I am generally not a fan of tearing up an old Jeep to make it something it wasn't - mainly because most times it looks like Bubba, Junior and LeRoy started a job under the shade tree and after a case...
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    You got your money's worth out of that one. ...

    You got your money's worth out of that one. Clutch pedals having left-right wobble are not that unusual. Two surfaces wear; the hanger on which the clutch and brake pedals swivel and the hole...
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    Yeah, it is not glamorous, but when you are done...

    Yeah, it is not glamorous, but when you are done it will look like something off of the front of a FW-190 or a Corsair - it will look like it grew there.
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    Nameplate - Tennessee Native

    That is the way they did it back then - none of these fancy "no tamper" fasteners to hold on VIN plates, just four screws.

    Where in Tennessee are you? The '48 and I started out in Jackson, over...
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    Fixing fenders

    I would stay with the original fenders. They are not that hard to rework - on the '48 we did a fair amount of splicing and piecing to add back the parts that had broken off. Getting a good fit on...
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    And the sand blasting cabinet keeps all of the...

    And the sand blasting cabinet keeps all of the mess inside and keeps the shop cleaner; a selling point for the bride!.
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    CaptB: Welcome to the group. I concur with...

    CaptB:

    Welcome to the group. I concur with the 1960 CJ-5 identification. 57548 identifies it as a CJ-5 and the 119396 puts it in the middle of the 1960 serial number block.

    The engine is...
  9. Thread: New Here

    by LarrBeard
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    Yep - Welcome Aboard here from someone else. ...

    Yep - Welcome Aboard here from someone else.

    Don't hesitate to ask questions, share pictures or to tell about your Jeep.
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    Compound Turbo Syndrome

    " in a Mad Max sort of way![/QUOTE]

    Now, do we get to see the spiked hair, leather vest, multi-piercings and tattoos?

    (I'm joking...). Jeep guys would never do something like that, would we?
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    Several years ago,Pelago - one of our late forum...

    Several years ago,Pelago - one of our late forum contributors who was restoring Magoo (his M38) had radiator issues and the shop he took it to told him;"It's clogged and split internally - get a new...
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    OK - I'll ask the question... Just what are...

    OK - I'll ask the question... Just what are compound turbos"

    Turbo 1 feeding turbo 2?
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    I think you have a pretty fair chance of making...

    I think you have a pretty fair chance of making that fix work. It is not "by the book", but a lot better than most Bubba fixes. The crack is on the exterior of the block and it is not somewhere that...
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    "It sounds like it might have a 180 thermostat in...

    "It sounds like it might have a 180 thermostat in it."

    BMorgil - I can never remember the vendor and part number for the best thermostat in the world for old Jeeps - the one you recommended to me....
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    What’s wrong with my generator?

    Herr von Klepper:

    We “Old Guys” don’t mind answering the “Why isn’t my battery charging; what’s wrong with my generator?” questions. It makes us feel like we’re still important! Here is more than...
  16. Keep in mind that my truck is a '48 and the...

    Keep in mind that my truck is a '48 and the headliners changed in late '49 or '50 to a cardboard liner vs. the fabric liner I have.

    If I remember correctly, and that is a matter for debate, the...
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    And a quart of ice cream to cool everything off....

    And a quart of ice cream to cool everything off. "Come on ice cream".

    Getting the body panels straight isn't glamorous work, but those are the first things people notice and they set the stage for...
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    We're good at watching someone else work.

    We're good at watching someone else work.
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    I hope you are not planning on needing that!...

    I hope you are not planning on needing that! (Like a parachute or pistol - if you do need it, you want it to be there, just in case.)
  20. Type A vs. Type B Generators

    "Then there was some discussion I read when polarizing this gen to see if I could get it to charge as to whether it was an "A" or "B" generator. It had something to do with the internal wiring and...
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    BMorgil: When I go to: ...

    BMorgil:

    When I go to:

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...archid=1875607

    FYI - your link may be broken:

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    '...Where is the best place to get pistons if I...

    '...Where is the best place to get pistons if I need a different size?.."

    I suspect you will need a different size, just to clean up the bores and to make sure that you are going to get good ring...
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    "... but what is the point of no return? Meaning...

    "... but what is the point of no return? Meaning how much damage is too much?"

    For the 4-134 engines, you can get piston/ring sets out to 0.080 oversize. If an 0.080 won't clean it up, there is...
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    A. Are those pictures of the old engine? B. ...

    A. Are those pictures of the old engine?

    B. Is it just the light, or is there something going on on the wall of #3?
  25. Thread: Kill switch

    by LarrBeard
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    In England during the early days of WWII, the...

    In England during the early days of WWII, the common practice was to pop the distributor cap and put the rotor in your pocket. The Jeep never starts that way. With the fuel pump cut off and such,...
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