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    Posted: 21 Sep. 2021 at 1:34pm
I have a L134...head casting 637014 W2 and serial number 2T15141. Can you guys help me identify this engine?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote athawk11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep. 2021 at 8:36pm
I don't recognize the head casting.  It may be from a pre war Willys 440 or 441 car.

The serial number tells us that the engine was originally in a 2 wheel drive truck.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote youngjt7144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep. 2021 at 9:22am
Wow! Thanks for the info. I was told the head is either a pre war car or Willys MA. I hope the head is from a MA.
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Posting a picture of the head may help with identification.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep. 2021 at 12:21pm
would not a pre war or MA head have a two bolt thermostat housing?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbullism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep. 2021 at 12:33pm
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http://willysmjeeps.com/v2/modules/gallery/albums/album70/WO_Jeep_Head_Comparisons.jpg

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Someone here saying prewar 441 and (or) MA



Edited by mbullism - 22 Sep. 2021 at 12:40pm
1946 CJ2A #69750 - "Plowshare"
Bantam T3-C #15849
1969 Kaiser CJ5 (sold)
1973 AMC CJ5 (sold)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote youngjt7144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep. 2021 at 2:26pm
I'm trying to figure out how to post a picture....but it does have the 2 bolt holes for the thermostat housing....not 3 holed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbullism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep. 2021 at 4:59pm
That looks like it, not sure if there is anyway to distinguish prewar civy from MA though... 'course probably no one could prove you wrong if you just picked one, lol.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldpappy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep. 2021 at 8:10pm
I think the MA engine was a prewar "civy" engine, so who is to say which it is ?

The head, if it is in good, obviously will work on your engine since it was already there, but the Willy truck engine is later than that head.

If you want, or need a later head there are plenty of them out there.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote youngjt7144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep. 2021 at 7:50am
The head is in good shape. Only problem is the 2 bolt thermostat housing.....don't have one. I have other 3 bolt heads. Thanks for the info guys
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Might be hard to find a housing specific to the L134, but there may be other two bolt housings that would work. I believe the six cylinder flathead used in the Trucks and Wagons was two hole, and that might be easier to find. 
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