M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

1952 - 1968, M38A1, M170, questions, discussions, regarding anything related to the M38a1 series.
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:42 am

This was fun while it lasted. :wink:
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am

How about another quiz Joel, make the fun last a while longer, maybe on the MB ??? :D

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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:00 am

MB is a nice topic, it is never ending. The M-38/M-38A1 topic is also a nice topic that compliments MB history. Discussing M-38/M-38A1 will shed theretofore never realized features of the MB that influenced M-38/M-38A1 development. Many of the improved features were driver and passenger oriented.
Note that there is comparativily little M38 and M-38A1 expertise exhibited by the MB/GPW crowd. :wink:
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:48 am

For the M-38A1:
Has anyone ever seen Willys Part No. 809959, ORDNANCE Part No. 8332677? It's a small fibre disk and is not pictured in any of the M-38A1 SNL's.
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Post by Warren Duchesne » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:29 am

Is that the factory install aid that centers the lower part of the horn rod .


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Post by Ben Dover » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:44 am

Yes it is.
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Post by Ben Dover » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Early M-38A1 used "Anti Squeak" on the fender to body Joint. The factory switched to putty around late 1953. The putty known as Strip Calk and Scotch Calk is availible thru Automobile Paint Stores. (Auto Body Supply Stores).
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Post by Ben Dover » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:37 pm

M-38A1 had no provision from the factory for trailer safety chains.
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Post by Ben Dover » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:41 pm

There was a reason for the different than M-38 Steering gear in the M-38A1. Anyone know?
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:41 am

Do you remember the correct I.D, Vacuum Wiper hose?
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Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:49 am

What OEM Cooling System Component with a 3 Digit Weatherhead Part Number has been the same starting with Willys MA (and before) and used thru the M-38A1? It is still availible today.
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:15 am

Have you ever noticed that the Battery Box on many M-38A1Jeeps has been painted with the protective Black BatteryBox Paint. It is listed in back of your ORD 7.
It was a PM Ritual in most motorpools.
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Warren Duchesne » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:11 pm

7/32 vacuum hose and the radiator drain cock .

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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:44 pm

You are correct as usual. Trico still makes the hose. The Radiator Drain Cock? Weatherhead was the Manufacturer of A-1126 from WWII thru the last of the M-38A1 Jeeps. Weatherhead Part No. is 145 and is still on their parts list Weatherhead 145 Logo was stamped on it until several years ago until being bought by Eaton. The only thing that changed was the deletion of the "WH" logo the drain cock features remain the same. WH made them here inthe USofA, Eaton has them made over in China.
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Re: M-38A1 QUIZ-HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE M-38A1?

Post by mdainsd » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am

Ben Dover wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:41 am
Do you remember the correct I.D, Vacuum Wiper hose?
7/32" I.D.

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