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3A, 3B, DJ Technical Knowledge Base => "Original"-- Technical Questions, Answers, Observations => Topic started by: Mark W. on April 06, 2015, 07:05:00 PM

Title: Well I thought I should show off some progress
Post by: Mark W. on April 06, 2015, 07:05:00 PM
I have a huge blog like post on the CJ2A page but I thought my 3A  friends might like to see how my Hot Rod Willys engine is coming along.

After much frustration I think I have it put together right. (had trouble with dimples in the tappet bores, Trying to get my crank end play correct, And a half dozen other things including the back of the pulley rubbing on the timing cover "lips"

Anyway after all the frustrations assembling the long block I thought I should do something to get me inspired so I bolted on some of my DIY Bling and made up me wires.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/UJ78/Willys%20project/Spark%20Plug%20Wires%20Web_zps3i25kbbh.jpg)

And the timing cover and its new timing marks I put on with my dial indicator and a little file.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/UJ78/Willys%20project/Timing%20pointer%20and%20marks_zps0bi8yfrk.jpg)

I am currently whittling away on a couple pieces of aluminum making the intake manifold. had to redsign it in the middle of making it when I went to order the two 1.25" sch 40 aluminum pipe elbows that will become the runners and found out on the order page the place that makes them has a little $100.00 min order!!! they cost like $16.00 each. SO I had to find a different source and they have a slightly different radius. Which actually worked out well as it helped gain me some room I needed.

I'll show some photo's of that when I get it done. And then its on to the fancy header I am scratch building.


Title: Re: Well I thought I should show off some progress
Post by: Tucker on April 08, 2015, 01:19:11 AM
Looks great!

(I went through a similar phase when I just wanted my engine to look done.)

But I wasn't building engine parts from scratch.  Holy cow.

Title: Re: Well I thought I should show off some progress
Post by: J Metz on April 09, 2015, 09:58:39 AM
Wow. That looks nice!
Title: Re: Well I thought I should show off some progress
Post by: corpsman on April 10, 2015, 01:32:24 AM
looks great!
Title: Re: Well I thought I should show off some progress
Post by: Mark W. on April 11, 2015, 01:43:25 AM
Thanks guys very frustrated right now waiting on a guy who said he would do the welding I need on my frame.

I been working on my intake manifold which has turned into its own frustration LOL