Willys MB 130887

If you have an unrestored WWII jeep, we would like to see pictures, and hear your comments. NO EBAY or COMMERCIAL SALES.
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:18 am

Felt like a kid in the candy store yesterday.
Got my stuff in from the long olive drab line.

So got somethings progress yesterday.
Hope to fire it up soon.

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1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by Ralph » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:01 am

Frank,
Great photos of your progress.You have restored this MB in a steady fashion.Congrats on your success.You and I are at the exact point in our projects.Thanks for allowing us to have a look.
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by sutts » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:58 am

Great work Frank, looking very nice. Did you source your bond strap set from the Long Olive Drab Line? If so, what are your thoughts on the quality and accuracy please?
I've bought things from Paolo before but you have to be real patient! The parts I've had so far have been excellent.

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by gearhead » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:58 am

Looking good Frank!
I hope yu are going to replace those plug wires! :D

The bond strap kit I got from The Long Olive drab Line was very nice! Pricey but nice.


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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:58 pm

Thanks a lot guys!

The parts are indeed coming from Paolo.
Wonderfull quality! Really looking good, and indeed patience is your best friend.

When I count price of the bond strap set, including shipping and vat. its a little bit expensiver as bought here locally.
So after all for the quality, no problems with that.

I indeed have to replace the spark plug connectors.
But where I bought these, this was the set I got, so rest I have to do myself.
But for now....I keep these on, and will replace them after everything is running.

I also checked the restoration posts of you guys.
Really am still missing topics on this forum, and others which are doing a restoration are an inspiration for me!!!
so THANKS FOR THAT!!!!

Kind regards
Frank
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1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
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Ben Hur 1Te trailer
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by sutts » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:41 am

Thanks guys, good to hear they're quality items. I see Paolo is offering an early and a late bond strap kit. Does anyone know the switch over date for MB and GPW please?

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by thidisbogus » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:38 pm

Frank,

Looking very, very nice. I also used the Paolo Bond Strap set. Good quality.
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:22 am

Dave,

Took the SNL G-503.
Chapter 26 is the radio supression part.
Seems there is a change at:
MB 289.001
MB 288.835

Hope this helps.

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1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:34 pm

Anyone had this before, and knows what it may be?
Tried to drystart my engine today, but it seems there is a problem between the bendix and the flywheel.
It seems that the tooth of the bendix are running along the side of the flywheel.

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THanks for any ideas.

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:22 pm

You need a new ring gear, maybe a new bushing for the starter and take a look at the starter to see if the teeth on it are OK. I did not go over all your posts, did you replace the clutch pressure plate... or surface the flywheel?

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:10 pm

Stupid as I am...I didn't double check the nr of teeth on the ring gear.
Seems this is a larger one.

I have 1 which should fit, so work to do this weekend.

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:16 am

Get the engine running.

First and second engine start.

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:22 am

Latest update.

I have to replace the waterpump (for the 2nd time) as this is leaking over the axle.

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Started also on the windshield.
I got a repro one, as the steelwork was totally rusted away.
Anyway due to the poor poor poor quality I ended up by using the frame, and transferred all the hardware.

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:47 am

Guys,

I was able to buy a Motometer speedometer.
Below you can find the pictures of it.
First thing I noticed when I opened the shipping box was that the odometer was not in position.
I decided to take off the cover for inspection.
It seems the speedometer is complete.
When turning the needle is moving so it's loose.

I checked the TM9 from Jeepdraw, but I cannot figure out how it exactly fits.

EDIT:
Problem found, odometer was mounted upside down.
enjoy picutres.

Thanks
Frank

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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Re: Willys MB 130887

Post by FJ.Janssen » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:15 pm

Ok, did some more work on the speedo, and I have to change my question a little bit.

Does somebody have the right decals available for the tripmeter?
Below pictures.

I found some files with this type, but I cannot find them any more.
Main difference with a lot of other types are the 1 and the 7 numbers.

Thanks for info.

Regards
Frank

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1943 Dodge WC54-81643667
1942 Willy's MB-MB130887
Polynorm 1/4Te trailer
Ben Hur 1Te trailer
Onan OTC 33-B
1939 DKW NZ250

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