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EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Scoutpilot
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:32:58 PM »
Really didnt know where to post this but Scoutpilot has suffered a heart attack. You may be able  to get more information on his site old Jeep Carbs., the back room thread.i wish him well.

BODY and trim / Door hinge... broke
« on: December 22, 2020, 08:43:37 AM »
Well it didn't actually break but the metal under it did. Jeep is a '52 cj3a, the hinge is on the driver side, welded to the windshield frame. The hinge pulled out leaving two holes where it was welded to the frame. Trying to figure out what happened, the door frame may be bent and when the door is wide open it is pulling on the hinge. The passenger door does not seem to do this pulling.
Obviously the hinge will need to be welded back on. How would you approach this repair? The hinge is nearly touching the rubber gasket. I am not a welder and will have to farm-out the repair. I hope the repair can be done without removing the gasket and glass. What are your thoughts?

Electrical Systems / Amp gauge insulators
« on: June 19, 2020, 07:12:31 AM »
After installing a new wiring harness, from Walcks which went very well, I developed a 2.4 amp short circuit. Traced the problem to the amp gauge and was able to stop the drain by loosening the terminal nuts and wiggling the retainer bracket a bit and then tighten the nuts. Short went away but I know this is only temporary. Do any of you folks have a fix for replacing the insulators on the retainer bracket, or, are the parts available from vendors?

A couple of things bugging me -

1- on rebuilding an Auto-lite distributor IAD-4008 - what works to reinstall the spring that locks the cam to the shaft?

2 - torqueing the head for a L-134 engine - when to do, engine warm or cold, or does it even matter?

Thanks - Bill

Electrical Systems / Grounding straps
« on: March 08, 2020, 10:39:19 AM »
I will soon be rewiring my '52 CJ3A jeep. Plenty of diagrams for the power wiring but haven't found anything for the engine/chassis grounds and the po has added grounding wires and straps. Could someone point me toward some info for the original locations/specs. of the grounds? Thanks

Engine compartment / Vacuum line - carb to distributor - IAT 4405 10K
« on: November 08, 2019, 06:13:30 PM »
My L134 came with a vacuum advance distributor that had never been connected. Although I do not intend to keep it I would like to hook it up to see what difference it makes and could tell the new owner if it works or not.
Maybe someone can tell me the what type of fittings are required for the distributor and the throttle body. The distributor has a female 3/8- 24 fitting. Not sure what the throttle body pipe size is, maybe 1/8. The pipe size should be 1/16, is this od or id? Are the fittings inverted flare? Anyone have a picture? Lol

Buy, Sell, Trade / crankshaft pulley and timing gear cover
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:16:58 AM »
Looking for a good crankshaft pulley with the timing V notch, also the timing gear cover with the two timing indentations 5 and T.  This would be for a '52 CJ3A. Thanks

BODY and trim / repair panels
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:35:18 AM »
I visit Classic Enterprises site occasionally and recently found a new item for our jeeps. They now offer rear corner repair panels, left and right side. Looks like a good solution for those of us with ripped off spare tire carriers and without great body repair skills.

Gearboxes and axles / First post - rear axle lub
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:46:44 AM »
The rear axle on my '52 3A has zerk fittings on the axle housing ends in the bearing area. At this point should a bearing lub or chassis lub be used? I think it is a Dana 44.

Engine compartment / Cylinder not firing correctly
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
I have one cylinder not firing correctly. When I pull ignition wires, one at a time, 1,2, and 4 the engine nearly dies. When I pull wire no. 3 there is no change in engine sound, and the spark is weak. Pulled the plug, heavy carbon on it but that isn�t unusual for this engine. Installed a new plug and swapped ignition wires, still missing. Checked the distributor, everything looks good, points at .020�. No tracking or carbon in there. The PO had installed a IAT-4405 vacuum advance distributor,� but the vacuum was never connected, engine seemed to run ok.
Next I checked compression, have 117 dry and 127 wet. Engine intake manifold pressure is 19.5� at an idle of 700 rpm
The engine has an intake manifold leak, detected by carb spray, on the section of the manifold in front of cylinder #3.Could this be the problem?
The carb has been changed from a Solex to a Carter WO 636SA freshly rebuilt by Old Jeep Carbs.
The ignition wires are the new style, not copper, they will be changed. As well as a IAD-4008 distributor will be installed.
So what am I missing here? Sure could use some ideas or thoughts.
Added info- this is a 1952 CJ3A with the standard L-134 engine. I have owned since this past spring. The engine has been in the Jeep since 1955 at least, probably the original engine. I have no history of any kind on this Jeep.[reason]Add info[/reason]

Engine compartment / flywheel timing marks?
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:29:07 AM »
My engine is the style that has a partially covered timing port hole. So as you all know it's hard to see the timing marks.
Sometime in the past the oil pump was changed and the new one was not installed correctly, so the location of no.1 spark plug on the distributor has changed.
Given this situation are the timing marks on the flywheel still usable?
The manual shows drilling out the material covering the hole. Is there a better method of opening up the hole?

Engine compartment / IAD-4008 question
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:53:16 PM »
The distributor on my L134 engine is not the correct one. I have picked up a IAD-4008 but it looks like there is no mechanism to adjust the timing. Is this normal? If normal how do adjust the timing?
I have included a pic showing one distributor with the adjusting plate and the one in question. I hope the pics come thru.
Thanks guys.

Engine compartment / What is this??
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:07:49 PM »
Found this in the oil pan of a �52 CJ3A L134 engine while cleaning it today. Don�t want to put the pan back on until I can id it.
Any ideas?
Looks like there may have been a lip on one end of the oblong hole.[reason]Add info[/reason]

Electrical Systems / distributor voltage
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:59:45 AM »
Am I understanding this correctly? Do all Willys jeep cj2a and cj3a distributors operate from a 6 volt input? My understanding is that the 12 volt systems use a resistor to drop the voltage from 12 volt to 6 volt. Correct? What I am getting around to is the condenser voltage. There has been some discussion on faulty/ poorly made condensers and other brands have been suggested and I am interested in getting one. But the ones I have looked at don't tell me if they are for a 6 volt system.


BODY and trim / Rear seat?
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:37:16 AM »
I have a question here. Will a cj2a rear seat fit a CJ3A?

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