Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Peterdodge6volt » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:39 am

Found a 2 spare gearbox

The left is a late war and the right is a slat jeep gearbox, as the 2 plug are in the different side. The right gearbox says T84 and the left one says WOF
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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by sjalbert » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:55 am

WOF is post war. Willys of France produced compatible components from original drawings well in to the 1960's.
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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Michael O. » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:02 pm

Your engine was cast on October 14, 1943.
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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Peterdodge6volt » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:32 pm

Thank you Michael and sjalbert

Now I will have to hunt for an early engine.

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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Peterdodge6volt » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:32 am

Hi guys
Can any one post me a few picture of what slat grill engine head looks like need information please.

I may have find one for sale, but before I buy need to know what the slat jeep engine head like.

Thanks

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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Michael O. » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am

A Slat Grill Head would be dated anywhere from Oct (1941) to possibly as late as Feb (1942). The casting dates are only in MM/DD format, so there are some features which will help you pinpoint a true Slat MB head. The casting number will be 639660...note, no “C” suffix. They would not have WILLYS nor JEEP embossed on the head...also known as a “smooth” MB head.
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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by rjbeamer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 am

Following Michael O's description look at the third head down in this site.

http://ww2jeeps.com/htm/heads.htm

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Re: Bought a jeep and Been told it a slat.

Post by Peterdodge6volt » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks mate for the information.
Cheez i did saw a slat grill engine head at corowa for $50 i should have bought it bit i bought the GPW head. I will ask my friend if he still has the slat head.

A question.
Is the slat grill have the same headlight bucket and headlight arm bucket or are they different.

Cheers peter

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