MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by 1/321FA » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:57 pm

I had a thermostat put in the same way. Cleaned it all up, put in a 160 stat after a drilled a small hole in it and now with the extra cooling radiator on day it is over 100 my temp gauge does not exceet 168 even i stop and go traffic.

Nice catch and repair.
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:34 am

By the way, the head is back from the shop. We should expect to see a greater seal now.

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Now Im waiting to hear back from the The New England Classic Car Company . I sent the Oil Pan out for Steam Cleaning.
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:41 pm

Have a slight issue here.

Here is the engine block with the head and gasket removed.
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Here is the old gasket.
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Here is the new copper gasket.
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It lines up perfectly except for this water port.
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Is this an issue?
Should we modify the new gasket?
Should we use a copper seal spray still?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by gearhead » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:43 pm

No issue , put it together!

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Fortyeight2A » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:58 pm

...and do use the copper spray!
Is it true real Jeeps have flat fenders?
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks guys. Some additions.

Before sanding and repaint
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Oooooh! Look what we found?
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After clean, sand, and repaint.
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After clean, sand, and repaint.
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:51 am

Now completed and ready to go back in.

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Beers » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:23 am

That oil filter looks great Warbird, nice work!
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:09 am

Thanks Beers! The accolades goes to my dad for the majority of the work. He's got the time and penitence for the most of this. I just help out when I can. Heres a little before and after.

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:32 pm

Hey guys. So we replaced the head gasket and had her running well for 20 seconds until there was an oil leak from the oil filter canister. We tightened it down afterwards and from there on we couldn't get her to start. We then replaced the coil, points, condenser, rotor, cap, and battery. Still can't get her to start. Help!
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:05 pm

OKAY!! So we've replaced the plugs and starter and now she runs like a champ! Check out the engine bay now.

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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by 1/321FA » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:57 pm

Very nice. Impressed.
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Navarre » Sun May 03, 2015 2:00 pm

Beautiful engine bay. Go Devil Powerrrr!!!!
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Warbird Kid » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:01 am

Don't know why all my photos are now unlinked. :evil: either way... theres an update.

Hey guys, small update on the Jeep. A friend of my father's and I decided to restore our 1941 Columbia that we picked up a year or two ago. She needed to be totally gone through and Ryan did a great job! But how do we combine the Jeep and Bike together? We acquired for $10 an old Tule bike rack. Some angle iron was used to attach the rear frame and body bolts, behind the bumperettes. We bought two hook bolts and attached them onto the bumperettes to create a strong structure. Then we attached the Tule rack across horizontally. Last, we needed a stabilizer bar. Luckily the spare tire is in line with the front down tube on the bike frame, so a small pipe clamp was purchased and reworked to fit into one of the spare tires empty bolt holes. Some finishing touches and a coat of paint and TA DA!

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We still have to replace the rubber and plastic straps with period ones. Our goal with any additions like this to the Jeep is to be able to remove them without any trace. The motivation to finally get this project done was for the Connecticut Fallen Heros Foundation. They hosted an event this past Saturday to honor three Connecticut residents that we're killed in the line of duty. Two from the Iraq wars and one from Vietnam. We we're requested to attend with the Jeep. While I was unfortunately away, my father and mother were there for support! The event took place at the lovely Indian Ledge Park in Trumbull.

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Miss Connecticut was there too and agreed to a photo op!

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My parents with Miss Connecticut and the Jeep. In the end it was a great event that we both looking forward being to next year!
Keep Em' Flying,
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Re: MB / GPW 1942 Jeep Project

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:58 am

What photo hosting service did you use?

That's why I don't use a host...I just post directly to g503. There are so many old posts over the years that have lost the photos attached to them that it's a shame all those How-Tos and unique items have been lost.
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