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    Posted: 13 July 2019 at 12:48am
Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

I would use that just for the uncommon-ness of it!  Thumbs Up

I agree.   Honestly thought the guy was bringing me a Holley 190?  Think I will talk with Scout Pilot and see what it might take to rebuild it and maybe tweak it some.  If not, it's certainly a conversation piece. 
The adapter looks well made.  Wonder if it was used on another set up.

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I would use that just for the uncommon-ness of it!  Thumbs Up
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Meet a Jeepster Commando Pick Up  guy awhile ago and we ended up telling stories which led to finding out he has a nice M38 that will be getting a V-6 stuffed in it. He mentioned that someone installed a F head in it with an odd carb set up that he removed and went back to the stock carb which led to having to put a hood scoop on.

I figured the ODD carb would of been a Holley 190???? and I would be glad to trade Commando parts for it.   

Here is what he brought me.


CARTER SIDE DRAFT YH CARB POSSIBLY FROM A EARLY CORVETTE.









This is the Carter side draft carb and 90 degree elbow mod that's used on the F head when installed in a flat fender/hood Jeep.  Never seen one before.  Not sure if I will use it but it's cool to place on the shelf.



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Coffee is brewing! Can you smell it? it's the axle/gear oil blend.

PLEASE do come by, lunch on me!  We can tell stories, LOL

I did find a lot of jeep parts. Some for the 2A and the rest for trade or sell.  Nice part is I have stuff to sift through for the "MONEY" pit.  

I found two other late style bell housings so the cracked one can remain crackedLOL or trade.

Motor mount idea came from bkwudz, Paul F. It should work well.

My summer goal is to find all the big parts for the 2A and get them built and ready to install this fall.
 
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    OMG ! _ _ _ your Willys parts-prospecting has his Pay-Dirt. :)

   If you keep gathering you'll have to start piling-it-up. hahahaha

   So, now I am going to have to stop by my next trip to Sacramento. We'll have coffee while on "parts-tour" right !

   I have run a model 20 amc rear in 4:10 forever with the 304 and T-18 6.3:1 with no problems what-so-ever. (before hitting the Rubicon trail, I would put a 3/4 breaker bar with 36-inch cheater pipe and give it a few Bounces for tightness, me standing on the cheater). :)

   Hey, bring that bellhousing up to me and I will weld it, or braze it.
Or did you weld it already ?

   When talking to my dad the other day, age 91, same as Norm the engine builder at Jimmy Strauss Jeeps, and we were talking welding Cast Iron, he told me that of all the mech's in town that he knew had good success welding cast was that they used a Cast-Rod. no flux, just bare cast rod. Just like the old trick of using 2-12v batteries and a coat-hanger.   yep
   I have a YouTube video bookmarked where the guy broke the flux off of 7018 rod and welded cast iron successfully.

   Jim, nice work there guy on your innovative motor mount to be able to access the fuel pump bolts. I looked at my '46 pump bolts and because of the mount lip facing to the rear, the mount-bolt sticks up in the way of Access.

   What time is Coffee !

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OK, I picked up the late salad L-134 motor for future rebuild but I came across other parts that I simply could not refuse to get. 

Parts came out of a 1974 CJ-5 with  304 V-8.  Owner gutted most of the drive train for rock crawling upgrades. He did keep the 304 block.

All 4 - CJ-5 springs, 304 V-8 fan, air cleaner, and intake




Rear hitch, 1/4 panels, 3 of 4 11" drums, tow bar.


exhaust manifolds, steering assembly, spring plates, and motorcraft carb




304 B/housing, T15 trans, D20 X-fer, oil canister, dash pad, and cam



Dana 44 centered rear diff
Dana 30 narrow track frt. diff



Main items I want to use are the steering assembly and the D 30 Frt. end.
Most parts will go on CL or trade for ?
Not a bad day.
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Originally posted by jeepsterjim jeepsterjim wrote:

How have they worked for you?    

Would you put a military wrap on them?


The springs are just a bit stiff when the Jeep's load is light, but with a little weight they're good enough for me. 

I don't know how you would put a military wrap on them.  I think they're strong enough to not need that anyway.

Thanks Mike,   I'm just glad to find them.  
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Originally posted by jeepsterjim jeepsterjim wrote:

How have they worked for you?    

Would you put a military wrap on them?


The springs are just a bit stiff when the Jeep's load is light, but with a little weight they're good enough for me. 

I don't know how you would put a military wrap on them.  I think they're strong enough to not need that anyway.
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Swapped parts for a D-30 narrow track front diff and a 20 rear diff today. Had to take both or nada

Will rebuild the 30 and find a home for the 20.  

Anyone have NOS 5:38 ring and pinion?  rebuild kit?   locker? for a D-30.





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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Ol' Unreliable wears a set of those springs.  Thumbs Up

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How have they worked for you?    

Would you put a military wrap on them?

I lucked out on obtaining these, and was able to trade Jeepster Commando parts for them.  A win win for him and me. 

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Ol' Unreliable wears a set of those springs.  Thumbs Up
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Special delivery to my shopSmile

4-NOS Superlift 1" lift springs with bushings.Shocked

These should work great for my 2A







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Picked up a Husky O.D that was rebuilt by Herm the O.D Guy today.  It has never been installed.  Being leary, I called Herm and he stated that the Husky and Warn are good units and how much does the person want for it.  Told him the price and Herm replied buy it, I did. 
This will be a great asset for the 2A.




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Originally posted by jeepsterjim jeepsterjim wrote:

Wondered if a 2" high scoop was installed and put taller hood/windshield blocks on, could the windshield lay down ok .


I think a scoop has to be mounted too far back on the hood and too close to the bottom of the w/s for the w/s to clear without some too-tall hood blocks.  At least, most of the ones I've seen look that way.
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

If you cut the hood, will you still be able to fold down your windshield?  For me that would be unthinkable to not drop the windshield.  But that's just me.

Thought about that too.  

Wondered if a 2" high scoop was installed and put taller hood/windshield blocks on, could the windshield lay down ok .  I don't have a CJ 2A/3A to test this idea out.   
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If you cut the hood, will you still be able to fold down your windshield?  For me that would be unthinkable to not drop the windshield.  But that's just me.
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Hi guys

I am still thinking of using a F head motor until I can rebuild the L head correctly.  I do understand that if using the stock carb set up, I would need to cut a hole in the hood. Shocked Don't panic guys!

I have an after market spare hood so no harm to the 2A hood would happenClap.

Question:
How much higher does the F head over the L head sit?   I measuered my F head and L head heighth and came up with 2 inches.   Is ths correct?   

I have a 1971 Jeepster commando Hurst scoop that might look really cool.

Your input is needed

Thanks, Jim

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Got a phone call today from a guy wanting to know if I wanted parts from a 1960 CJ-5.  
I could not say no!  So off I went to see what he had.  Ended up with a F head motor that has 43K miles on it and is fairly complete.  12V Starter is rebuilt....still has rebuilders shinny ID tag on it, Generator  is 12V,  129 tooth flywheeland that is for the 8 1/2 inch plate...may drill it out for the 91/4 inch plate, a T-90 trans, and  a few other items as well.  

He has a open knucke D-30  diff and a D-44  diff that I may pick up.

Parts will make good trading material.




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