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  1. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    SHE WENT AROUND THE M-FING BLOCK! After issues and failing to get it run in on Wed, I ran it in yesterday, but had some various challenges (especially working solo) - hopefully none of them...
  2. Thread: Testing links

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    Re: Testing links

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1334454107039592/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Aa81115fc-6a58-49d9-9d77-6dc3928cf182
  3. Thread: Testing links

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    Testing links

    just checking some FB links that have been giving trouble elsewhere...
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    Re: Maybe a little help this afternoon?

    The earliest I'd be ready to try it is this afternoon...shoot me a call or text if you like later today...and I'll know more for sure. no obligation of course.
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    Maybe a little help this afternoon?

    I am hoping to try starting up and breaking in the engine/cam this afternoon....obviously that is dependent on a couple other things this morning....but I am flying solo and wouldn't mind an extra...
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    Re: Yankee Hill to Miner's Gulch

    You guys are killing me...first the Chinaman run, and now Miners gulch...two trails I really like. I put the cj up for the winter last week after a good cleaning and winter prep - just not interested...
  7. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Getting so close....sorry the plug wires are a bit a mess for the photos, but will get those cleaned up just a bit....
    https://www.beamingpix.com/images/2021/11/22/PXL_20211122_164801006.jpg...
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    Re: 2011 AMG G55 Build

    That is pretty strange in a modern vehicle...most everything build over the last 40+ years has a slightly wider front track than rear to help with tighter corning and handling....is the oem g-wagon...
  9. Thread: Mod For The Day

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    Re: Mod For The Day

    I love having pre-set deflators - I have been thinking of getting a set for the Taco as the ones I use in the jeep are set to 9psi which is too low for the Taco. FWIW, I have the trailhead version of...
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    Re: Rubber Hose for brake fluid

    So after internet research last night, its sort of the opposite of fuel and heater hose...In other words, the only hose you should NOT put brake fluid in is an oil resistant or fuel hose - the brake...
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    Rubber Hose for brake fluid

    The aftermarket Willwood master cylinder I have mounted in the OEM location under the floorboard has remote reservoirs that connect to the MC with rubber hose. I am moving the location of the...
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    Re: Battery-starter-grnd Wiring Question

    Well that plan didn't work...too much stuff happening on driver side rear of the block with the through the floor pedals and steering column, horn wire and ground, to have extra wires etc running...
  13. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Getting stuff done....needed a break from engine stuff....so 4 new ujoints into the driveshafts.

    https://beamingpix.com/images/2021/11/16/PXL_20211116_232930261.jpg

    Then spent a lot of today on...
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    Re: Battery-starter-grnd Wiring Question

    I know that many run batteries from far away - never optimal, but certainly doable. The question was more about how to best ground those types of circuits....Anyway, I am going to try grounding to...
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    Re: Battery-starter-grnd Wiring Question

    Traditionally, you would ground the battery to the block through the starter neg post (its grounds to the block through the starter mounting). So, in theory, you can ground the battery directly to...
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    Re: Cool old upright Ramsey winch

    At first I posted it just because its cool to me, and I've never seen another company make a spur gear, upright winch like the Bellvue/Warn series....but starting to think it might be worth adding to...
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    Battery-starter-grnd Wiring Question

    I have battery on the driver side, and starter motor on the passenger side...I don't love having over 3' of large cable to run to the positive side of the starter, but it'll have to work. So what...
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    Cool old upright Ramsey winch

    Kind of cool...very similar to the old Bellvue/Warn upright series (8274), but made by Ramsey. Unlike the early Bellvue series, this has power in and out with brake (like an 8274). Would be good for...
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    Hydraulic Hose Shop

    So if anyone needs some custom hydraulic lines done in the front range of Colo (like power steering hoses, all sorts of brake lines, air lines etc), check out Whistler Bearing (Whisler Bearing Co.)....
  20. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Another item checked off the list....with the new PS pump mounting and engine location etc, I needed a new power steering hose as the old one was way too long, and I also needed to shorten and...
  21. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    The inside of the front fenders were filthy, greasy, rusty and kind of ugly - they still have some of the original red/maroon color, but they also had some grey paint sprayed on the top of the...
  22. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    Nothing too exciting today...but just trying to make some sort of progress everyday...just some painting of brackets and things, and installed the 4 new shocks:...
  23. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    More adventures in fabricating....Made a battery tray (well just tacked into shape)....The space is pretty tight so I didn't trust I could fit any generic purchased tray so a custom job it is...I...
  24. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    There have been 2 expected things that I never really figured out ahead of time: the clutch activation/linkage and the battery location.
    I 'think' I got the clutch sorted with a cable set-up similar...
  25. Thread: 58 Willys Wagon

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    Re: 58 Willys Wagon

    The sbc350/sm465/D18 combo is in...cross-member mounting went pretty well. Starting to work on finalizing some of the accessories, lines hoses etc.......
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