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Nov. 18, 1941 - MB100001 thru Mar. 6, 1942 - MB125809 NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Post by Wheelieh » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:13 am

I recently acquired
Serial # 102432
DOD 12/17/41

Heath in Minnesota.

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Post by byronk » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:55 pm

Hi, I have a 1941 mb engine, out of a 1943 Ford as i am doing a ground up restoration.
If it helps for your records, the engine number is MB100356 and where the sump bolts up next to one of the big ends i presume it is the date that says 8 - 23 - 41

i have pictures but they are bigger than 2 mega bytes.
let me know if it helps,
cheers, Byron

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Post by ajlang » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:22 am

byronk wrote:Hi, I have a 1941 mb engine, out of a 1943 Ford as i am doing a ground up restoration.
If it helps for your records, the engine number is MB100356 and where the sump bolts up next to one of the big ends i presume it is the date that says 8 - 23 - 41

i have pictures but they are bigger than 2 mega bytes.
let me know if it helps,
cheers, Byron
Hi Byron,
The slat engines are rare. You probably could sell it off to get a GPW engine and still have a chunk of money to throw at the engine rebuild. Just some food for thought.
Good luck,
Andy

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Post by byronk » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:58 pm

Hi Andy, I spoke to my brother about having a willys engine in a Ford chassis, and it's not something that really bothers me too much as I know it was a standard procedure to rip one engine out to be rebuilt and plonk one back in from the rebuilt shelf.
It wasn't until he told me to get on here to hand in the engine number.

I've just had the crank ground, the bores rebored, head skimmed, top of the block skimmed, manifold skimmed, new pistons and rings, all new shells. All new valves, valve guides and hardened valve seats put in.

The big ends and mains are 30s and 40s. But without looking I can't remembe which way round.
The bores are +30s

I rebuilt the engine less than 3 weeks ago but haven't fired it up yet until I put it in the chassis.
I would consider perhaps looking for a Ford engine if the opertunity arise.

Am I right in thinking the willys engine is less prone to cracking than the Ford?
Many thanks
Byron

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Post by ajlang » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:09 pm

byronk wrote:Hi Andy, I spoke to my brother about having a willys engine in a Ford chassis, and it's not something that really bothers me too much as I know it was a standard procedure to rip one engine out to be rebuilt and plonk one back in from the rebuilt shelf.
It wasn't until he told me to get on here to hand in the engine number.

I've just had the crank ground, the bores rebored, head skimmed, top of the block skimmed, manifold skimmed, new pistons and rings, all new shells. All new valves, valve guides and hardened valve seats put in.

The big ends and mains are 30s and 40s. But without looking I can't remembe which way round.
The bores are +30s

I rebuilt the engine less than 3 weeks ago but haven't fired it up yet until I put it in the chassis.
I would consider perhaps looking for a Ford engine if the opertunity arise.

Am I right in thinking the willys engine is less prone to cracking than the Ford?
Many thanks
Byron
He is right Byron. All depends on how far you want to go and of course in the case of a GPW, it is even more difficult since the engine number is the same as the frame/data plate number. I heard that the GPW castings were a bit thinner and more prone to cracks, but I don't have any data to back that up.
Good luck with your restore.
Andy


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Post by DIEGOTERRERO » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:04 pm

Hello I recently acquired:

1942 Slat Grill MB
Serial # 115466
DOD 02-02-42

Placed in Monte Grande, Buenos Aires Argentina

Best regards
DIEGO TERRERO

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Post by Dawgman » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:43 pm

William
Please add slat MB 103904 to the list, dod 12-12-41, original data tags.

Thanks
Matt Shrader
41 slat mb
45 mb 8-21-45 restored
MVCC/MVPA since 1986

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Post by Bill Rountree » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:29 pm

William, I have two more to add, MB 113463 1-30-42 and MB 123762 (Frame tag) with a 123672 stamped BRT data plate 3-2-42. Bill Rountree

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Post by willys1942 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:20 pm

William, i have 119170 Canadian contract

Regards Bob Leguit
Ford GPA serial '3762'
Ford GPA serial '1757'
Willys mb 1942
Ford gpw 1942
Bantam T3 1943
Willys MBT 1943
Harley Davidson WLA 1943
Willys slat grill 1942 Canadian contract serial '119170'

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Post by MARKA » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:45 pm

Hello William ,
please replace 114593 Bowley (Australia) with new owner name - Mark Apterman. (Australia ).

Regards

Mark. :)

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Post by William » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:23 am

List Updated ;)
SLATGRILL GP on Facebook .

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SLATGRILL

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Post by Gopher4x4 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:17 am

I have two (2) "slattgrills"

Serial # MB 10271 DD 11/26/41
Under construction

Serial # MB 12460 DD 12/4/41
Daily driver. Made the 09 convoy door/door

Louie Larson
41 MB SN102460
45 2A SN10658
53 3B SN10025
T3-C SN 87
plus a few more

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Post by Pat Gray » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:18 pm

Hello,
I have S/N 106286 DOD 12-23-41
Pat Gray
Centralia, Washington

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Post by william gross » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:12 am

i have serial # 106480 DOD 12/24/41 please add to your list

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Post by Mark Jesic » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:39 am

The serial no. on my Slat Grille jeep is 119696, it is a CANADIAN CONTRACT CDLV, 242, i Mark Jesic am the owner and i am located in Birmingham England. I purchased it from Ian McCallum of Suffolk in England who is known on this list as Canslat.

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