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Buy, Sell, Trade / A1674 Distributor bracket
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:37:04 PM »
For a IAD4008 distributor, I need the clamp style bracket  that has one bolt into the motor block and a second bolt that clamps the bracket around the distributor body where it slides into the block. Willys part # A1674. Willy called it an 'advance arm' (used to lock the distributor rotation after setting the dwell). I have also heard it referred to as the distributor mounting bracket. It apparently was used on other auto-lite Wllys distributors too.  Anyone have one needing a CJ3A to call home?  Thank you

Engine compartment / Initial distributor installation 'clocking'
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:18:58 AM »
When installing a rebuilt distributor in a rebuilt engine, what is the proper 'clocking' of the distributor before start-up prior to being able to use a dwell meter?  Thank you

Gearboxes and axles / Prop shaft flange u bolts mismatch
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:24:49 PM »
The Spicer 25 front axle in my CJ3A has been replaced with a 27A from a 1969 CJ5. Unfortunately the U bolt holes spacing on the prop shaft used with the 25 of 1-3/8" & 2-7/8" is not compatible with the U bolt spacing on the 27A pinion flange of 1-3/8" & 2-1/4"
Has anyone ever solved this mismatch, and How?  Part # and source(s)?  Thank you

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Emergency Brake & Speedometer cables routing
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:25:28 AM »
On a 3A, what is the correct routing and clip attaching points for the emergency brake and speedometer cables?  Any tips from experience or precautions concerning these also appreciated  Thank you

Does the output shaft rotate clockwise or counterclockwise when view from the rear of the vehicle? Thank you

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Owners Manual
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:36:55 AM »
Is there a place, either on the 3A site or elsewhere where I can read the 3A Owners Manual? Thank you

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Body mount frame extensions
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:15:12 PM »
What is the proper name & part # for the bolt-on side frame brackets, 2 each on each side of the frame extending outward. They are a stamped u chanel 15" long, 4" high where they bolt onto the side of the main frame rail tapering to 2" high at the outside end. I don't find the listed or shown in the parts manual in either the frame or body section. Where can I find them listed/shown?  Thank you

Engine compartment / Oil Filter inlet hose
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:44:47 PM »
Where on the block is the oil filter inlet hose supposed to be connected? Thank you

Engine compartment / Distributor Bushings replacement
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:37:20 PM »
What method has proven acceptable for removing worn distributor shaft bushings and installing new ones? The service manual just says to replace them if worn but without any clue as to how to get them out and in. Any 'been there,done that' suggestions will be appreciated. Distributor is the standard AutoLite IAD-4008A. Thank you

Chassis, brakes and suspension. / "Ambidextrous" bellhouse
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:45:12 PM »
My 3A has a 641020 1 bellhouse with clutch fork holes on each side for LHD or RHD.  Is there any source for the rubber clutch fork boot?  Part #?  This same bellhouse was apparently also used on some wagons & trucks in the go-devil L Head years.  Thanks

Your Modified 3A Project / 67-70 CJ5 Axles
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:54:32 AM »
Has anyone replaced 3A axles with 67-70 CJ5 axles? Both are Dana 27 front and Dana 44 rear. What adaptations were required or might be necessary? Ratio would be 4.27. Any obstacles,tips or suggestions would be very much appreciated. 814-226-6956 eves. or Thank you

Once You've Joined / Introduction
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:40:33 AM »
I am currently restoring a 3A which was converted to a 3 tank fire engine first response pumper circa 1970. I learned Willys mechanics on a 1936 model 77 in the late 1950's which I then drove to university classes for a year (it still exists) and I currently also have an FC170 pumper in show condition. Although at the time I certainly didn't realize the connection, one of my elementary schoolmates was Barney Roos's daughter, and Norton Young's mother-in-law was one of my Mother's friends. Now located in Western Pennsylvania.

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