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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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?

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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.

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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]

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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.

Thanks

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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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BODY and trim / Brush Guard
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:45:20 PM »
I took the brush guard off my Jeep, I like the look better without it.
I don�t know if this is an original guard or an aftermarket one. Is there any demand for these, any value? I haven�t decided if I�m going to sell it yet, just curious.
The po put a fairly heavy coat of paint on it, thought I would take it to NAPA and get it blasted and primed.[reason]Add info[/reason]

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Your CJ-3A Project / Manual windshield wiper
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:56:01 PM »
My �52 3A has a manual wiper on the passenger side. It needs a replacement. The replacements I find are for early military models and cj2a�s. The parts stores I have contacted said theirs would not work on a 3A.
Would anyone have an idea where I may find one?



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Once You've Joined / Hello frm South Carolina
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:39:18 AM »
I had been searching for a flat fender for quite a while. Hard to find one that has not been beat up or cut up with a decent body in the southeast. But I did find one this summer.

I began jeeping at an early age. My grandfather, an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener bought a new '48 CJ2A, his only vehicle. My brother and I were practically raised in that jeep. Thus began the love affair.

At fourteen dad bought us a '48 2A, we wore it out, then came a 3A. I wrecked it. Then dad got us a salvaged M38A1. He said "here it is, I bought it. That's the last penny I will spend on it". I still have that old jeep.
 
Looking forward to meeting you folks and learning how to keep my old jeep running. I will post a pic  as soon as I figure out how to do it.

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