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"Modifications"-- Technical Questions, Answers, Incites / Re: Dauntless
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:25:02 PM »
Since you don't really NEED the new engine, I'd keep your 3B stock assuming your F head is running fine.  Go camping in the YJ.  Now if you are just looking for an engine project, then dive into that Dauntless and have a good time.  You can always sell it when you get it all sorted.

Engine compartment / Re: Aluminum Side Mount Radiator
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:28:36 PM »
It sure is shiny.
I painted mine with VHT satin black and it came out very nice.  Over a year now and no paint chips.  I will add that these new "modern" rads do, in fact, cool much better that the OE two row rads.  I get that they look a bit different, but they work!  And no shroud necessary.

Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:20:33 PM »
Thanks, Tom.  I hadn't planned on learning anything kind of threw a wrench into my plans!

Engine compartment / Re: Pre oiling engine
« on: February 13, 2020, 02:52:34 PM »
did any of you pack the oil pump with vasiline ? i'm in the middle of doing mine now. going to take the pump cover off and fill it, tryed hand cranking, and hit the starter. but no pressure :(

Man, I never heard of anything like that.  What would be the point...wouldn't the vaseline inhibit the flow of oil quickly which is what we want? 

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Progress
« on: January 23, 2020, 03:35:43 PM »
I think those are both great colors!  I wonder though if you might prefer a bit less gloss?  Like maybe a satin or eggshell.  I only mention it because in a 70 year old jeep, well, they didn't have much sheen to them even new.  Either way, those are some great colors.  Good call!

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Progress
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:14:32 PM »
The grill looks brown but the tailgate looks like maybe a deep maroon.  Is my computer fooling me?  What color do you have going on there?

Non-Jeep Projects / Re: If the Jeeps Dissapeared
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:49:08 PM »

@Old Time: there's quite a few of those Land Rovers over here in England, the pick up version is my favourite

I love the Land Rover Discovery pickup like Penhale drives on "Doc Martin".  Nice little navy blue truck with a white roof.  Yea, I'd take one of those!    (and throw in a TR6 for good measure!)

Chuck, I bought the Crown wheel several years ago and came up against the same "warnings" that there is no groove.  I rolled the dice and bought one anyway.  While true that there is no groove, it doesn't affect the horn at all.  The rubber horn button cover fits just fine inside the wheel and it is a nice snug fit.  There is no need for the groove and it has been a few years and never an issue with it shifting out of position.

On a related note, I just love the new wheel.  My old one would turn my hands black after a day on the trails, and the new one is just perfect and good quality.

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Hawk...1949 CJ3A
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:50:05 PM »
  Do you happen to know Bruce Lís serial #?  Dave R (Realdeal) has a very late CJ2-A too. BW

I don't know the #, BW.  He did tell me once but, well...
As I recall, it even had some original equipment that you would normally see on a 3A.  In fact, if my memory serves, it is on a 3A frame.  I'm not 100% on that, but something like that.  It has to be one of the last 2A's and may have come off the line just before mine (14768).  He restored it about 25 years ago and it was an "all original" jeep at that time.  And he's tried to keep it that way.  He rebuilds everything!  But I know he did have to break down and put on a new volts reg. this fall.  Tried to fix the OE unit but just couldn't get it to run right.

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Hawk...1949 CJ3A
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:16:30 PM »
Got it!  I always thought OD was the early 3A but see now that Whitey is the early 3A.  As I recall, we found that you, me, and Tumbleweed all have early 3A's that were likely mfg. the same month - maybe Jan. '49 as I recall.  Bruce L. (Calnderman?) has one of the last 2A's built - maybe Dec. '48 or Jan. '49.  Pretty cool!

Once You've Joined / Re: New Member
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:11:13 PM »
David, that is one sweet looking 3B!  I think even the color could grow on me over time.  ;D ;)  Those tires look pretty nice too.  Can you share what they are and the size?  That top looks perfect on there too.  Good score!

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Hawk...1949 CJ3A
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:05:35 PM »
That's a good price for a runner.  But now I'm confused, are we still talking about OD?  'Cause OD has a lower ser. #.  This must be the 3A that became Rachel's jeep (the yellow one).  Am I right?  Smokey is the 2A, right?  Have you made any progress on the motor rebuild for Smokey?  Or are you still up to your elbows in home remodeling? 

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: Hawk...1949 CJ3A
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:39:29 PM »
So I guess we have Rachel to thank for OD.  Very nice!  Will we ever see her yellow jeep on the trails?  And how about Blackie?  Still waiting, Tim...

BODY and trim / Re: Floor Mats?
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:34:34 PM »
Hi Steve,  Not sure just what kind of mat you are looking for.  But about 10 years ago I bought a pair of rear "universal" rubber mats from O'Reilly's or somewhere like that and they fit in the front floors perfectly.  They even came in tan to match my seats.  Rear "waterhog" mats would probably fit well too.

:(  NICE pan gasket! What'd they do, wad it up and stuff it in the box? I'd look that over closely, especially where it was folded. Any sign of cracking, I wouldn't use it. Tell them you want another, shaken, not stirred.  BW

Yea, but he got a free calendar! ;D

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