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Offline SlaterDoc

Engine serial number, identifying
« on: March 10, 2020, 07:45:28 PM »
Being new to these forums and having an old 3A that will be restored, I need a little help! I am diving into a complete restoration as part of a project related to out US Navy historical ship in NY. Even though we will be using a 2A tub in the restoration, I am trying to discern any and all info that I can on this chassis. It's in pretty tough shape (tub-wise) but it is a "runner"!
The engine number has me wondering! Should the second stamp be a "J"?
There is a date plate on the head of 11/17/52
There are no other numbers left on it like frame tags and such.
So, any help is appreciated!
 

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Re: Engine serial number, identifying
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 11:25:27 PM »
Hello SlaterDoc,
Thanks for sharing the photos, and welcome to the forum. 

Other than the windshield, I'm seeing a whole-lotta-2A in your first photo.  What leads you to believe it's a 3A?
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Re: Engine serial number, identifying
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 08:29:44 AM »
Forgot to mention...

Your engine serial looks like a Kaiser Henry J version of the L-134.  I don't know much about them.
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Re: Engine serial number, identifying
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 07:40:54 AM »
Forgot to mention...

Your engine serial looks like a Kaiser Henry J version of the L-134.  I don't know much about them.

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Re: Engine serial number, identifying
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 05:38:36 PM »
Thanks Hawk.
  You are correct in that there is a lot of 2A on this! The tub is as well! Better seen from this vantage point.
  It was advertised as a 52 CJ3A. But, the only 3A I can see or find is the windshield. Then the only thing that says "52" is the engine tag. Since the last year for the 2A's was 49, I would love for this frame to be a 2A and be more properly attached to the 47, 2A tub i bought! That engine may be a replacement and not original to the chassis. I still have to pick up the tub and I am hoping the 'tub number" is on the toe support! It is going to be a task figuring out this jeeps pedigree!
  Me thinks, I may have to pack up my bags (and pics) and move over to the 2A page! :(
 
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Re: Engine serial number, identifying
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 08:47:45 PM »
From what I can see, this has a 2A frame.

It's okay if you move over to the 2A Page.  Lots of us are over there too. ;)
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