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Offline JohnK

My 58 CJ3B Rebuild
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:44:16 PM »
 This rebuild has been going on for quite a while and I haven't had the time to transfer it over.  I  haven't tracked down all the photos on my computer and Photobucket is currently holding them hostage on their site.  So for the time being - Here is the link to my prior rebuild thread on our old forum. 

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/cj3b_bulletin_board/my-58-rebuild-t4655.html

However, I will add all new updates and photos here.  All bearings, Crank, Cam, pistons, timing gears, oil pump, dist, oil pickup, and pan all installed.  Putting the head on over the next couple of days.  Once the rockers are in, it will be time to wait for a warm day to paint the engine.  Just broke 32 degrees here in Northeast Ohio for the first time in 3 weeks.  My goal is to get the Willys back up and running before the end of April - but I'm going to need a 50+ day for painting the engine.   

Finished project before cracked block.

https://www.mywillyspics.com/image/juBKD
https://www.mywillyspics.com/image/ju08A
https://www.mywillyspics.com/image/ju318
https://www.mywillyspics.com/image/juztM
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 02:08:32 PM by JohnK »
1958 CJ3B stock
In restoration

Online Rus Curtis

Re: My 58 CJ3B Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 05:26:52 PM »
Glad you posted the link!   I'd forgotten some of the details.  It was a good read to go back through it all. 
'54 CJ-3B "Green Gruntt"
Bantam T3-C

Offline JohnK

Re: My 58 CJ3B Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 11:29:02 PM »
Thanks Rus,

I hadn't been through the thread in years myself.  Reminded me of your help getting it to the '15 reunion when it was just completed.  Also reminded me to get it back on the road after 5 years of delay with the cracked block.  However, there were a couple of kid's weddings, a first grandchild, and other events along that 5 year path.

John
1958 CJ3B stock
In restoration

Offline JohnK

Re: My 58 CJ3B Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 12:12:29 PM »
Head and block prepped...  Created some alignment studs from old head bolts.  Metal side up.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 12:18:04 PM by JohnK »
1958 CJ3B stock
In restoration