MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

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Post by Warbird Kid » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:01 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:Take a look at the clutch tube....the clutch CABLE is held onto it with a CLEVIS PIN and COTTER PIN, not a bolt and washers....those should be replaced.
I noticed that the tube itself is practically falling off the round ball pivot on the transfer case so I wonder if this is even mounted or if you are holding it in position?

Either the mounting on the frame is wrong, the clutch tube is wrong or cut, or the trans/transfer case is off-set to the right....how about a couple pics to confirm that?
When you look at the engine head on from the engine compartment..... you notice it's slightly cocked to the right.... :evil: This might take awhile....

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We decided to check the alignment on all the brakes since we're still not getting much stopping power. We adjusted the fronts, now for the backs. We'll probably bleed the brakes again.

While we both know the horn is not the correct one (now) we've decided to utilize it. Like said before... she ain't perfect, and we plan on having some fun with her. I know some rivet counters probably cringe at the idea, but she's ours! We plan on replacing non-correct / authentic parts as time goes. Besides.. we need a horn to pass registration don't we? Any links to proper horn installation would be really appreciated! And for that matter don't we need the correct wipers, which would be hand powered?

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As some people requested better pictures of the miscellaneous stuff here they are... (sorry for the crap pictures!)

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So we've come to this situation....

Frame: Willys MB
Engine & Transmission: Ford GPW
Body: Ford GPW (repro)

So what do we call this thing??? We've got these pretty new plates to be installed...
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As you can see...we have a Ford GPW plate in the center, BUT due to a mix-up, we also have a Willys plate coming in the mail. When registered she will say Willys on paper, but thats because were using the frame number on her. So.... what plate do we use? Willys or Ford?
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by lucakiki » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:04 am

What has been suggested to you is not to change your horn, at least for the moment, but to attach it to a proper bracket.
The correct Ford bracket, if you cannot get yourself an original, is available as a perfect reprodaction and is not at all expensive.
It woul help you enormously in the process of tidying up your engine bay.
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 am

Agreed! It appears we do have a more appropriate horn bracket so we will be working on that.

Where can I find information on how to properly install and wire the horn? :?:

Small Update: My father and I swapped out the ignition starter with a key ignition and went through and did some general tightening of the bolts in the cab.

While we wait for new bushings for the generator, we felt it was a good time to clean and repaint the air filter to a more authentic black and the brackets to an OD finish. Those will be installed hopefully by Friday, along with adjusting the rear brakes. We hope to be test driving her by then and seeing more positive results! :D
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Post by lucakiki » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:33 pm

Wiring the horn is not difficult at all. I suppose you do have a TM 9-803 manual,reprinted, but if you do not the obvous suggestion is that you get yourself one without waiting further:electrics are clearly explained.
Basically, bear in mind that when you push the horn button, you are actually grounding your horn. I take for granted that your horn button assembly had been fitted correctly.
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45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:26 am

Since acquiring this Jeep, my father and I have adopted one rule. Don't take anything for granted. This Jeep looks as though it was hastily assembled for purchase. Way too many things have been bolted with only one bolt, while other things have just been assembled plain wrong.
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by lucakiki » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:32 pm

Ok then, check your steering assembly, and see if the horn contact is there and working. You can look on the manual how it is supposed to be.
I understand how you do not trust anything on your purchase:from the look of the engine bay I suspected that it was "made up" for sale from someone who does not know anything about jeeps.
This kind of jeeps look the same Worldwide!
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45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Cobra Doc » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:17 am

The horn is fine for a Korean War Motor Pool. Just a thought....

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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:22 am

Couple of new things....

My parents drove the Jeep all the way to Hamden to have it physically checked out by someone from that particular DMV. I guess since it was a short serial number, only specific DMV's are able to sign off on them. While on the way, second gear started making a "knocking sound" which raised some alarms. After the inspection we trailered it down to the museum in preparation for the Corsair Car Show. She can still drive, but my father takes her out of second pretty quickly. So now we're looking at either swapping out the transmission or repairing it. Anyone have a Willys / Ford 1942 Transmission lying around?

Anyways here are a few shots of her, escorting the Corsair to the parking lot for the Car Show. Note: in the background is the former Vought-Sikorsky plant and hangars that over 7,000 Corsairs we're produced in. Not to mention many Sikorsky Flying Boats, the VS-300, Kingfishers, etc.. This is the first time in over 70 years that a Corsair has stretched her legs on Main Street in Stratford.

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I should also mention that the Jeep became the museum "hack" being used to transport last minute items and personnel to and from the museum.
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:27 pm

Been awhile since August since I updated you guys so here it goes:

We've been detailing out the Jeep with the smaller details.

Canopy frame installed
Markings being applied as we speak
Created a front license plate cover to hide the modern plate when shes not in motion.
Nomenclature plates added (both sets)

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Still trying to install the the Axe Handle Bracket. Hope to have the Shovel and Axe installed soon. Its more difficult to work on the Jeep since her Winter home is located at the Air Museum, 15 mins away from the house. Needless to say, our garage is a bit more convenient at times, but no heat. Were only able to get down to the shop two or three times a week so that makes it alot more difficult.

The biggest problem is that the transmission is starting to go. Second gear makes a consistent knocking sound. We've acquired a spare tranny that we think will work and hope to swap it out soon. Anyone know somebody highly knowledgeable and proficient at changing out a tranny on a Jeep that lives in Connecticut? And for that matter take a look at the motor?
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:29 am

Update for you guys. Looking a lot more complete now.

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Added:

Shovel
Axe
Hood Serial Number (The 38851 refers to the Jeep's actual serial, while the 0185 is from "Queen of Hearts" B-24)
90th BG Emblem
90th BG "Skull & Cross Bombs"
5th AF Emblem
Water Bucket
Door Safety Straps and Eye Bolts


Still need to fix that pesky Transmission.
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:01 am

So this past week we finally replaced the transmission with another T-84. Our goal is to overhaul the original one and swap it back in.

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Also wondering, Is it okay to use 90 GL-1 Mineral Oil in the T-84 Transmission? My father hopes to replace the oil tonight. Thanks!
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by 1/321FA » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:47 pm

Nice work. Love the jeep. Your pictures look very good.
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Re: MB 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:22 pm

Thanks! Would you believe those shots we're taken with my phone?! The background is the Curtiss Hangar, a project that our air museum is beginging this year (hopefully). http://cascstratford.wordpress.com/curtiss-hangar/
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:42 pm

Hey guys, we've known about this head gasket leak for awhile and have finally gotten to it. Here's our progress:

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We're planning on replacing the head bolts and replacing them with studs. So the question is:

What are the sizes for the studs in the engine block and head gasket?
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:38 pm

Finally Got the head off:
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That pesky sleeve that didn't want to be removed:
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How it should look:
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How it was:
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Oil Pan being sent out for Steam Cleaning:
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Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

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