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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 05:57:18 PM »
I built the strobe light stand today. It folds down for easy storage. Still have to paint and wire it, but it sure fits nice!





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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2015, 11:01:20 AM »
IMHO that's the best looking universal jeep color ever.
Absolutely love the dark green look with black accessories.
 
This old 3B of mine is still my personal top favorite over the years:
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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2016, 07:00:07 PM »
Haven't done too much to ted for the past few months with the holidays and I was away for work. Yesterday I got the ambition, with the help from a friend, to pull the engine out. And today I pulled it all apart. I was amazed to see nothing destroyed inside there. All the rings were intact. Only had two broken valve springs. The bottom coil broke off. Cylinder walls look good with no major gouges and the crank had no big scraps. I was surprised too to see that all the studs came out. Cam is in good shape too. There wasn't too much sludge in the bottom of the oil pan either. Maybe an 1/8" or so.





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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2016, 07:01:17 PM »


Also got the new axles all rebuilt painted and ready to go in!

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2016, 09:24:13 PM »
What's you plan with the block? Just clean it up and bolt everything back together or will there be some machining in order?

I ask because once I pull the motor out of my red 3A I'm not exactly sure how to proceed with it if everything appears to be in as reasonably decent shape as Ted's is.
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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2016, 10:44:03 PM »
Oh it will definitely be going to the machine shop. I know the compression was very low and oil was being blown up the dipstick tune into the air tube, so the the cylinder bores are worn for sure. Ive gone this far so might as well go all the way!
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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2016, 08:23:58 AM »
I ported and polis the block last night and now its off to the machine shop!





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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 02:52:30 PM »
Great project. Good to see you back, hacking on your old Willys.
So the Jalopy is going to sacrifice itself for its friends, huh?
Kind of sad, but also a better fate than abandonment.
1946 2A - - - 1949 me - older than most of my Jeeps
1954 3B - - - 1957 Wagon - - - 2010 4-door JK
past Jeeps ---> '54 3B - no tub --- '59 3B - no engine
past addiction - VW ---> '69 bus --- '70 camper

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2016, 10:27:17 AM »
Looks like a 1970 or 1971 offset flanged rear assembly.
Looks like a 1976 D30 with strange, non standard knuckle arms.
What's the ratio in the axles ?

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 07:31:07 PM »
Yeah, I got sick of fixing the Jalopy.

The rear is from a 1970 CJ5 ad the front is from 76-83. It was disc, I converted it to drums. I put 5.38s in them.
Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2016, 08:21:11 PM »
Got the D30 in the front of Ted today. It bolted right up and I was able to keep it looking all original. I ended up having to swap out the knuckles with unmodified ones because they interfered with the shocks.

Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2016, 10:19:08 AM »
Finally got the transmission and transfer case done. Got the engine back from the machine shop yesterday too. This project is full steam ahead!

Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2016, 08:53:59 PM »
Started putting the engine back together today.



Oil pump all apart, cleaned and reassembled.



Packed with petroleum Jelly

Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted

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Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2016, 08:54:10 PM »
The machine shop ground both ends of the tappets.





Got the crank, cam and valves back in. Also got the pistons back on the connecting rods and the rings on the pistons.

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Nate in Western MA 1953 3A #3268, The Jalopy, '47 2A Wheelin' rig, '49 3A, #37071, unmolested, bone stock named Ted

Offline Ryan_M

Re: Building super Ted
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2016, 06:50:15 AM »
That was a quick turnaround on the block. What did they end up having to do to it?
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