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EVENT SCHEDULE / 2020 Great Willys Picnic, Show and Swap
« on: January 02, 2020, 06:02:50 PM »
The Great Willys Picnic, Show and Swap Meet
Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
located in Kempton, Pennsylvania

It's time to plan for the 21st annual Great Willys Picnic, Car Show and Swap Meet, the largest Willys event in the Northeast. All vehicles are welcome: stock, modified, projects, CJs, Wagons, Trucks, Jeepsters, Military, Cars and even GPWs! Pre-1970 Willys vehicles are eligible to win door prizes and great Raffles are available for everyone. The Jeep Field is open for showing all more modern Jeeps. There is plenty of space for selling your spare parts in the swap meet area. Bring your Willys memorabilia and interesting parts for show and tell. Be sure to arrive early to have enough time to see all the Jeeps before the door prize winners are announced at 3:00 PM. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food at the refreshment stand. This event goes on Rain or Shine.

The Picnic will be held on the grounds of the Wanamaker, Kempton Southern Railroad
located in the scenic village of Kempton, Pennsylvania. This is a great setting to display our classic Willys vehicles, as well as entertainment for the entire family. Also on-site is the Schuykill & Lehigh Model Railroad Club's HO model train display.

As always The Willys Picnic, Show and Swap is free. Plan to take the optional train ride for a very reasonable fee. Click here for directions to the RR

See the website for any updates

Check out The Willys Picnic on Facebook.

Your CJ-3B Project / Re: CJ-3B
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:53:58 PM »
Currently I have Lock Rights in the front and rear 5.38 geared differentials. It is a T90C with RockEater gears in the model 18 transfer case.

Your CJ-3B Project / Re: CJ-3B
« on: November 30, 2019, 09:26:26 PM »
We had a lot of fun wheeling the Catskills when Jpet and Bam Bam stopped by!!!

Engine compartment / Re: Fuel Pump Leaking
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:06:11 PM »
Be sure to check for fuel in the engine oil.


What is the engine serial number?

The mounting brackets look original, as does the arm. I'm not sure what I was seeing before. I don't think the mirror head is original. All these items would have been black originally.

I think not original on the mirror and arm, they don't look right and they would have been black originally.

There was a short period of time when the hood blocks were narrow spacing but symmetrical from the center.

I'm not positive but I think they had Willys on the tailgate.

The starter linkage looks like Wagon/Truck style.

6.48 on the cylinder head is the compression ratio.

I feel like the tailgate is a reproduction.

Often times Government contract CJ-3As (and other Jeeps) received "options" that were not available to the general public. Bottom mounted radiators came in two styles, standard and heavy duty cooling. The bottom mounted heavy duty cooling radiator had a thicker core than the side mounted radiator so that is what was probably original to a Navy CJ-3A, even when CJ-3As were being produced with side mounted radiators. The Navy CJ-3As also had rear bumperettes.

Good info! Thanks.

Gearboxes and axles / Re: Flat Towing
« on: September 24, 2019, 08:57:41 PM »
When flat towing it is important to put the transfer case in neutral. In neutral the output shaft and gears are spinning and providing lubrication for the transfer case. With the transfer case in neutral the transmission gears are not turning. This is important since transmission lubrication is supplied by the cluster gear turning and slinging up the oil. When the engine is not running the cluster gear won't be moving.

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