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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Lib45 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:48 pm

Is there any progress to mention since July, your last posting?
Please keep us posted....

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:40 pm

Lib45 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:48 pm
Is there any progress to mention since July, your last posting?
Please keep us posted....

Best wishes for 2021! 👍
YES! sorry there has been TONS of progress I just haven't posted so buckle up here comes a few posts with photo dumps!!

So back in August I dropped off my motor at my buddies local shop for him to go through and rebuild. I just don't have the specialty tools to split, balance and machine what needed to be done. Plus it gave me more time with my daughter and get the other odds and ends done. Another thing I sent out in August was my speedo to Stan at vintage Rust in AZ. He originally told me it was going to be 7 months for him to go through my speedo but email him in a few and he'd bump me up. He did and I got that back in November and he did an amazing job. I only wanted him to mechanically go through and preserve all my original parts/patina. Right after that came back in the mail I was lucky enough to SCORE an NOS speedo cable off ebay.
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:53 pm

After getting the motor home I went through my trans and did all new gaskets/seals and then put it all into the bike. I didn't have a clutch nut tool and all the $85 ones were sold out so I decided to make my own for $5. Went to harbor freight got the biggest impact socket they had 27mm. I then machined out the inside stepped to fit the shape of the nut. After marking the tabs and cutting them out I welded a ring around and tacked each tooth it worked out perfect!
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:01 pm

here are a few detail pics of the super nice repop soft oil/fuel lines the WLC had. Also scored a nice used windshield off ebay
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:29 pm

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And last brings us up to this last weekend when I painted my CC#s, formation and unit sign. Since my bike is an early 42 I used the Early CC#s that started with cc 1040001. I went with the 1st Canadian army attached to the 2nd Canadian Anti-Aircraft artillery unit. I also put a red paint ring on the converted right had throttle to note that it had been change from left. (I was told that was done during the war and liked the idea!)

I am waiting on an order of a few hardware pieces to come in on thursday so I can put my chain on and button this little baby up. If all goes well I hope to fire it up for the first time this weekend!

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by IvorGPW » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:04 pm

Nice work! Thanks for taking the time to update us, your work is always top notch
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:40 pm

Seriously, nice work!! This is one of the threads I enjoy reading the most, so I was happy to see you had some updates. Your quality of work and attention to detail are equally impressive. So, what are you going to buy/build when this is done??
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by rd.king » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:29 am

Great work always like the little details.
Your spark plug wires are meant to loop under the frame and up and over the wishbone on the right side
to keep them off the head of the motor.
There was a clip implemented at some point in the assembly of these bikes but I use that method.
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:24 am

rd.king wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:29 am
Great work always like the little details.
Your spark plug wires are meant to loop under the frame and up and over the wishbone on the right side
to keep them off the head of the motor.
There was a clip implemented at some point in the assembly of these bikes but I use that method.
click the pic for a better look.
Thanks Guys! I tried to run my wires over the frame but unfortunately when I was putting them into my coil I trimmed them a little shorter for a "cleaner" look and now don't have the length to go over the frame. Maybe one day I'll change it but for now I don't want to pull it and do all that. I did move them a bit to get them off the head after your mention so thanks!

Took the bike for a little shake down ride yesterday but didn't go to far since its not registered yet. Found a few odds and ends I had to fix but I think its good now and will go for another spin around this week
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:41 am

twinflyer17 wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Seriously, nice work!! This is one of the threads I enjoy reading the most, so I was happy to see you had some updates. Your quality of work and attention to detail are equally impressive. So, what are you going to buy/build when this is done??
My next build Im currently in the middle of and now that the bike is pretty much done its time to get back on to Mamas 1974 Jeep Wagoneer. (Want to have it done by spring) Im doing a 6.0 LS swap along with interior, AC, new brakes, lift, ex... (the family wagon!)
I don't think this forum has a spot for this build but here's a few pics, had the upholstery done on the seats, picked up the new motor (trans converts to 4x4 with transfer case adapter) and pulled the old 360 out and ready for cleaning the underside.
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:53 am

Radmonster wrote:
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1974 Jeep Wagoneer
First, AWESOME job on the WLC!! Second, the Wagoneer project sounds and looks like it's going to be a fun one! When you're done you might end up having the fastest Wagoneer on the West Coast :D
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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Lib45 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:18 pm

Very nice job, congrats!
Still missing a frontstand, but I like it.
Good luck with your build and have fun riding this beauty.

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Radmonster » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:14 pm

Lib45 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:18 pm
Very nice job, congrats!
Still missing a frontstand, but I like it.
Good luck with your build and have fun riding this beauty.
You have any leads on a front stand????? About to make one from scratch if I can't find one 43s are easy but finding a 42 ha!. Also haven't finished the passenger rear seat

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Re: 42WLC build

Post by Lib45 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:45 am

You can try Maurice ; hdmaus@outlook.com for that front stand...didn't knew there's a difference between '42 and '43...

Not all '42 WLC's had a pilionseat..


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