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Old 02-14-2016, 10:45 PM   #181
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Been working lately to get the engine to peak performance. Its been running a little rough and I want to be able to make it to all the events we have scheduled over the next few months. I think I'd have an easier time if I had an original Go-Devil engine instead of trying to find parts for this Studebaker one (like a vacuum advance for under $120).
There's a go devil engine in the Brookings Oregon Craigslist as of today for 100$.

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There's a go devil engine in the Brookings Oregon Craigslist as of today for 100$.

FYI.
That's an excellent deal if it runs, just a bit far away.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 02-21-2016, 06:46 PM   #183
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Wow. Kudos to you. This is an amazing build. Very nice.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:00 PM   #184
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https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/5492894881.html

This guy has a lot of interesting things! FYI.
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https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/5492894881.html

This guy has a lot of interesting things! FYI.
You're right, he does have lots of stuff, thanks for sharing.

I'd take him up on it if I had an extra $12k . . . a large truck to haul it . . . the time to drive 12k miles.

I never seem to have enough time, money or space to do all the projects I'd like.

I hope someone takes him up on his offer and gets it up and running.
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Absolute nigh and day difference. It's great to see someone restore these Jeeps to their former glory.
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Absolute nigh and day difference. It's great to see someone restore these Jeeps to their former glory.
Thanks

Spent last weekend at a local private airfield for a display. A group called the Collings Foundation flew in 4 WWII aircraft. We set up a camp and spent the night.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:28 PM   #188
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Cool shots with the bombers. I sold my 44 MB and 42 GPW about 6 months ago and regretted it ever since. If all goes as planned, I should have a 45 MB by Saturday. It would be cool to get some shots like yours at the Chino Air Show at the end of the month.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:40 PM   #189
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Beastmaster, Thanks for sharing all that you have done to restore, but also thanks for sharing how the build has now given you something where your hobby has become part of your way of life. Really great stuff.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:12 PM   #190
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Awesome build. I gotta add a old flat fender or Willys pickup someday.
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A friend of mine sold me a complete radio setup for my MB. He's a former Marine radioman and even though the radio is post war, I still think it looks great.

It came with everything:
  • Transceiver
  • Power supply
  • Mounting plate
  • Antenna with coax cable
  • Antenna mounting bracket
  • Microphone
  • Eternal speaker
  • All the power cables
  • And a big folder with the original manuals and tech diagrams
All I had to do was fabricate brackets to adapt the mounting plate to mount on the wheel well like they did in WWII.
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What a great project! Thanks for posting such a fun read, and giving so much detail. I really enjoyed it!
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What a great project! Thanks for posting such a fun read, and giving so much detail. I really enjoyed it!
Thanks for the good words
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Restoration Part Deux

I guess it is like they say, we're never really finished with our Jeeps and this includes my old MB. It has been smoking a bit and burning oil since the first time I fired it up so I decided to take it to a shop and get an estimate on what it would cost for a rebuild. After messing with it for a few days, he comes back with a quote of just under $4500. That's allot of money in anyone's book (especially mine) and I said I didn't think I could do it. He replies that by the time he got done, It would be perfect and just like a new engine. I told "Sure, but it would be the wrong engine!"

As I mentioned way back in the beginning of the thread, a previous owner had replaced the original engine with a Studebaker. To be exact the engine is a 170 cu/in flathead-6 out of a 1950 Studebaker Champion car. Even though it had great power (I've had the Jeep up to 60mph) and painted green, it looks authentic, its still not the proper one.

So I decided I needed to go hunting . . .

The original engine was a 4-cylender flat head 134 cu/in L-head also known as the "Go-Devil". It was produced from 1937 (yes, it proceeded the Jeep) to 1965. It was used in several military and civilian Jeeps co I started scouring Craigslist. I was headed out of town to look at a '48 CJ2A when a friend called. I explained I was heading out of town and why and he said "I have one I can give you". You could have bowled me over with a feather! He has restored an M38 that uses the same engine. He combined 2 Jeeps to make one and he had the engine left over. I said sure and went over to get it the following week.

Now, it had been sitting outside for several years but I took it to a shop and they said it looks repairable. He said it would take him a few days to take it all apart to be sure so right now I'm waiting to see if I can go forward. If so, I'll make sure to keep everyone posted on my progress.

Here is the engine in the back of my JKU as I'm getting ready to take it to the shop. Its a post WWII engine (late 1951 production I believe) so it has the "Jeep" name stamped in the head.

Okay
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Why not put in a wartime motor? Many to be found, I have 2..

Or just throw a wartime head on it and hardly anyone would be able to tell.
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Why not put in a wartime motor? Many to be found, I have 2..

Or just throw a wartime head on it and hardly anyone would be able to tell.
You have a point but I haven't been able to find any '41-'45 engines anywhere close. I've heard several anecdotal stories that during the Korean war, while MBs were still in service, motor pools would replace their worn out engines with one from an M38. The engines are almost identical but with some upgrades both internal and external. There are enough modifications to my MB so that I'm not going for a Factor Restoration. Besides, getting this engine for free will make it easier and more affordable to get quality parts like a new Carburetor WO Carter instead of a Solex.

The guy at the machine shop still hasn't torn it apart yet to look inside. When he did cursory checks on the portions of the cylinders he could see, he said it would be doable but I haven't gotten the word that the re-build is definitely a go. We'll see how things go.
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To cool man, can't wait to see more!
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Thank you

The engine's still in the shop. He's a one-man show and I'd been told from others to expect it to take a long time. I'm okay with that since the existing engine still runs (for now) and I'm willing to wait for quality.

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