1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

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: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by Adam » Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:29 pm

I can send some info from fb from a shop recommended by tom w, have not tried them yet. they do l134's have some posted prices if you mention tom.

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by JAB » Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:04 pm

Adam wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:29 pm
I can send some info from fb from a shop recommended by tom w, have not tried them yet. they do l134's have some posted prices if you mention tom.

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That would be great Adam, thanks. I'm not ready to teardown either of the 226's yet, but when I do I expect that they'll need some machine work. With luck, I'll be starting to work on the first 226 this fall.
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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by Adam » Sun Mar 10, 2024 8:38 am

Tom W's post from fb
Hello Group,
I have worked out some great prices with my long time local machine shop to work on your 4 cyl. jeep motors.
Prices are :
Clean / Magnaflux / Inspect - $100.
Crankshaft work ( Rods & Mains ) - $250.
Cyl. Boring & Honing - $50 / hole.
Line Boring the Main Bearing Caps - $250.
Welding can be done but it will depend on the crack.
Shipping is on you both ways to 45750 zip.
The shop's details are :
Auto Plus
321 Second St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750
740-374-6758
Ask for Greg Dickson ( Manager ) only or you may pay list prices for the work. Be sure to give him my name for the above pricing .
I will add other prices as they are asked f

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:21 am

Hello Adam,

That is great information and will help many G members that are trying to find a proper skilled machine shop to rebuild their jeep engines !!

Thanks for posting that, and special thanks to Tom W for getting it set up !!

Plus Ohio is centrally located, which will help many members !


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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:50 am

Hello,

Well I am feeling better and ready to get back to work on the GPW !!

Happy Easter !!

I was able to get some NOS Ford rear main rope seals from France, to properly assemble the engine !!

I am very happy that these seals are still available from WW2 inventory in France.
Outstanding !!

I will next clean up the block again, and the crank, and get any dust and debris that had settled on it since I last worked on the engine.

Having the proper seals will make for a beautiful rebuild, because the
" modern rope seal " that came with my gasket kit is a piece of junk, as seen in the earlier posted pictures.

It will be nice to get this restoration back on track !!


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Ray


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