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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorgil View Post
    Jags as always I am getting this confused with another post on a similar issue. I thought you were getting no fuel at all. It seems you are fine once you get it started, and it runs fine once it starts. One change, before you try to fill the bowl through the vent, pump the throttle and see if the accelerator pump squirts fuel down the throat of the carb. If it does there is already fuel in the bowl. It should have enough for 3 or 4 pumps and it should squirt every time (if it doesn't have enough fuel in the bowl to squirt 3 or 4 times, fill it through the vent till it does). That should be plenty of fuel to at least get it to fire. If it fires but wont keep running give it 1/2 choke and try again.

    I am wondering on your starting technique Jags. It sounds like it just wants a little extra fuel when you start it. Once we are sure the fuel isn't leaking out of the carb, I think a look at how its starting might help. I am not sure how familiar you are with starting these classics. It isn't like a modern vehicle, the onboard computer is no help! You have to feed it just what it wants. A little air with the throttle, a little extra fuel maybe depending on how warm it is, with the choke or accelerator pump, and give it a try.

    Will it start right away if you choke it nearly full? It starts when you dump fuel right in it, so we know it isn't getting fuel on its own to help it start. It could be an Idle circuit that needs tuning or the motor may just need a little more fuel to start. I am assuming you give it a few pumps and a little throttle when you try to start it after it sits for an hour. What is your technique for starting it after it sits for a while?
    The previous owner told me it wouldn't start without sitting on the starter for a very long time. I "assumed" he was correct. He wasn't. The Jeep hasn't been started in over a month. I followed your procedure yesterday and it started right up. Apparently, there is no fuel problem. I changed transmission and transfer case fluids(short term fix because I know both are leaking) and it looks like chocolate milk. Who knows the age of that fluid. Could not locate a oil filter so I did not change the oil yet. Replaced the plugs and it runs better just from that one change. It needs plug wires. When pushing them back on the plugs, I can feel them "crunch". My buddy played with the carb a bit messing with the idle and couldn't quite get it where we wanted. Aftermarket inline fuel filter was nasty and replaced. I removed the hose to the air filter and found that most likely, the air filter needs a thorough cleaning, ran much better with the air filter disconnected. It already ran pretty good. Runs better now but not quite perfect.

    Took some pictures. A few questions. I want to know what the plate is for on the front bottom right of the grill. It says "nachprufungen controles subsequents esami success"(not sure if success is the last word). I know the chrome bezel around the headlights isn't right, need to find green bezels but I also don't see how to remove them and I need to replace a headlight. Can the Sparton turn signal be rebuilt? I think it works but it "feels" terrible. Some suspect wiring in the engine bay. Horn is there, not sure if it works. Heater is there, want to get it operational. Small rust spot to the right of the differential lever. Connector to the left of the drivers seat? Connector for radio equipment? Engine needs a good cleaning. I have a thousand questions.
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    Super Moderator LarrBeard's Avatar
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    You indeed have a different beast for us to learn from.

    I was surprised to see that it had an unshielded ignition system (for reduction of radio interference) and the dual alternator setup was a surprise as well.

    One of our German speakers should be able to translate the data plate...

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    I haven't gotten into the alternator set up. The owner told me the ignition was converted to 12 volt. There is a key switch and a toggle switch to start it. Just at a glance, I assumed I had an alternator and a generator? I think I am going to find that this Jeep doesn't fit any category....not a plain CJ5, not a M38 but maybe has some components of each?

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    It looks and sound great. Good to hear it starts right up! You may want to find a service manual and Operators manual or use these links below from our Tech Area. A lot of your questions will be in there. The turn signal looks to be an add on from somewhere. I don't recognize the wording on the plate.

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...lity-Truck-M38

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...ty-Truck-M38A1

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...ty-Truck-M38A1

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...Ambulance-M170

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorgil View Post
    It looks and sound great. Good to hear it starts right up! You may want to find a service manual and Operators manual or use these links below from our Tech Area. A lot of your questions will be in there. The turn signal looks to be an add on from somewhere. I don't recognize the wording on the plate.

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...lity-Truck-M38

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...ty-Truck-M38A1

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...ty-Truck-M38A1

    https://willysjeepforum.kaiserwillys...Ambulance-M170

    Agree. I already bought a service manual which has already helped.

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    The expert in BS of the forum has succesfully determined. Sompum. LIKE.

    This is a fine early late example in buerocrat label. Roughly translated, it appears to indicate thusly:

    after test another test success!

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    The expert in BS of the forum has succesfully determined. Sompum. LIKE.


    What the heck does this have to do with anything that has been talked about on this post, asking for a Friend???
    Last edited by TJones; 08-24-2021 at 04:22 AM.

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    He asked what the label said. I translated it from early berocrat to complete nonsense... my bad!

    "Took some pictures. A few questions. I want to know what the plate is for on the front bottom right of the grill. It says "nachprufungen controles subsequents esami success"(not sure if success is the last word). "

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5JeepsAz View Post
    The expert in BS of the forum has succesfully determined. Sompum. LIKE.

    This is a fine early late example in buerocrat label. Roughly translated, it appears to indicate thusly:

    after test another test success!


    Any thoughts on what that actually means?

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