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Engine compartment / Re: Cleaning gas tank
« on: July 04, 2019, 06:42:00 PM »
For that much work and the risk of more holes showing up I would have just bought a repop tank. Oh wait I did. but then my tank had almost 8 gallons of gas in it for over 28 years.

Engine compartment / Re: L134 head
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:43:27 PM »
Thanks RUS I will go ahead and order up one.

Engine compartment / Re: L134 head
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:21:48 PM »
That would be awesome Thanks

Engine compartment / Re: L134 head
« on: December 04, 2018, 05:20:57 PM »
I'm curious I went to the Dispatch back issue page and there is no article listed in any of the magazines for 2017 or 2018 with that title. Are there more articles then the list of contents on the page shows I would be very interested in having that article.


Engine compartment / Re: Starter info
« on: December 26, 2014, 11:39:02 AM »
MY jeep (model number is irrelevant) Has a 1948 engine with the later bell housing (long bolt bosses enclosed starter cone made to fit the 9.25" clutch) and plate. The flywheel has 129 teeth. The starter is a key on/off dash mounted button with a fenderwell mounted solenoid. I am quite certain this was all done about 1963 when the engine was being rebuilt by my dad. 

Engine compartment / Re: Gas tanks
« on: December 26, 2014, 11:31:31 AM »
Neat trick Mark, are you going to seal or coat the tank now?

Nope replacing the tank the process showed where the tank was to damaged to be reused. Once some of the rust was removed it was clear parts of the tank were very very thin.

My younger brother also uses a variation of this method to clean Harley tanks at his bike custom shop. There he is cleaning smaller tanks so he opened up the mouth of the drum and removed the paddles inside. he then uses dense foam blocks to hold the tank in place inside the drum. It is my understanding he does coat the inside of the tank once cleaned.

Engine compartment / Re: Gas tanks
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
For a cheap way to "shake" gravel or chain in a fuel tank. Use a small cement mixer. I made a couple L shaped brackets that are attached to the front edge of the drum on my little 3 cu ft mixer I got from one of the Home stores. I then placed a couple pieces of old heavy material like Blue jeans around the opening of the drum. Placed the Tank against this and using heavy bungie cords attached the tank to the drum. I put about a shovel full of crushed 3/8" open rock (no fines all rock is about 3/8") if you can't find this easy to make some from 3/4 minus just screen the rock with a 3/8" mess screen for the first step then do it again with a 1/2" screen you will end up with rock all about 3/8" with sharp edges.

Turn the mixer on and let it run for a hour. (remember to lube the mixer. I then turn the tank 90 degrees and let it run another hour.

Came out looking almost sand blasted but shinier.

Electrical Systems / Re: DIY Modern starter
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:19:35 AM »
I went a different way. I went with a Toyota 4.2L starter.

If you have the late 3A bellhousing (with the enclosed starter and then 6) 5/16" bolt holes as used on the M-38) and you use a 129 tooth ring gear. The only modification needed to use the Toyota Starter is to open up the upper Bolt hole a little with either a rt tail file or like I did to just drill it out larger.

Cost for the Starter was $74.00 adapting it took less then 15 min.

As I was going with the optional 9.25" clutch and the Flywheels that work with that clutch all have 129 teeth that part was easy.

BODY and trim / Re: Governor control hole in dash.
« on: June 09, 2019, 11:22:21 AM »
My 48 Willys made tub has that feature. Well it did. Dad smashed it flat when he wanted that area to mount his Spartan push button turn signal switch. SO when I did my body work that got plugged and smoothed over. My Wiper switch is now going in that area.

Rambling, Malarky, Rants, Etc... / Re: What's up with Walcks 4wd site
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:07:00 AM »
I cruise their site and buy stuff directly off the site all the time with no trouble

Rambling, Malarky, Rants, Etc... / Re: Who would have thunk it
« on: April 11, 2015, 01:48:54 AM »
Sometimes its easy to find reasons to love Oregon.

NO ROAD SALT being one of them

Rambling, Malarky, Rants, Etc... / Re: Winter Public Service Announcement
« on: January 01, 2015, 07:28:45 PM »
Not a problem I seriously doubt there is a snow blower in town and if there is it hasn't been used since it moved here.

Your Modified 3A Project / Re: Wiper motor modification
« on: March 10, 2016, 01:18:23 PM »
Someone has taken an under dash wiper motor from a newer rig and adapted it. I'm sure its been done many times in the past.

I plan on using two Marine Wiper motors 2 speed adjustable sweep and park. Not real cheap but I live in the Wet part of Oregon and we like good working wipers.

Announcements / Re: CJ3B and DJ-3A forum ask us to be part of us.
« on: April 09, 2019, 12:14:09 AM »
I would see the move as a positive thing. As the increased traffic can only help both groups of owners.

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