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 70th Division » Fri Jun 28, 2024 3:19 pm

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No, not wired, but they certainly are critical
Ok great !

I appreciate the intel ~!!
I had to to another town to get the plastigauge, but an Oreilly's had it in stock, of course :D .
They are pretty good about having things in stock at all times.

Now I will get the next piston ready and installed and get the rod bearing plastigauged .
Progress is moving forward :D
Once I learn the processes, the next engines will be a lot easier :D :D .

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by Adam » Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:57 am

Were your bearings really NOS, Now NOS made pre 10-45? or nos from the 60's, Do you have better pics of the boxes? How about the mains.

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by JAB » Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:03 am

I've got some of those in 0.012" undersize, which I find to be a very strange number.
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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:13 am

Adam wrote:
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Were your bearings really NOS, Now NOS made pre 10-45? or nos from the 60's, Do you have better pics of the boxes? How about the mains.

Adam

Hello Adam,

Wow, those are well packaged bearings !!
So nice to see !!

The bearings for the rods were post war nos, not oem.
But they were marked in government boxes.
They are Federal Mogul bearings.
The mains are recent production, well 25 years ago or so, Federal Mogul, made in Mexico.

The old bearings that were in the engine were Federal Mogul, but it was rebuilt, so they were all replacements from the 1980's.

I got the FM rod bearings from NY, and the mains from Bensinger.

The surplus rod .010 bearings were in this box:
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The box is dates 1975 on this tag.

There was another tag, that fell off.



The mains were in commercial FM boxes.


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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:54 pm

Hello,

Some pics from Boston from my trip there, will be back tonwork on the jeeps soon!
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The best staute of General Heorge Washington I have ever seen !
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A beautiful Monument to the Union Troops that were lost fighting and winning the Civil War against the democrats of the Confederacy.
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A very well written tribute and message to future generations !
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A sea mine of the type laid in the North Atlantic in WW1 !
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A plaque about the Monument placed by the Veterans of that Mining Campaign .
The North Sea Mine Force Association.
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A very clean city downtown, clean subways, great tours, dukw tour was great as well.
Restaurants, bars, historical monuments everywhere !

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:54 am

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Yes, I like the middle of the range on that sort of thing.

Hello Jeff,

I hope you are doing great !
Having a great time in Boston and all the history around here, where I was born !

Now, in a world of pod people, seemingly controlling many things....
What in the wide world of sports is going on here ???
Is this a pod beer takeover of our favorite IPA ?
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Imitation they say is the best form of flattery 😁 !

Who used the Jeep Wagoneer first ??

Are the pods going after our beer now 😁😁😁 ?

PS- it is great !
My brothers tested it, as I am off beer and wine , for a while as you know .

However, I have had a few non alcoholic IPA's here and Sam Adam's "Just the Haze", N/A beer tastes like the real IPA, they have a winner for sure !

I found a great WW2 Museum, in Hudson, Mass., that looks like it will be a great time, but is closed during the beginning of the week.
They have Armor, Halftracks, even German tanks and it looks like British as well !
Will have to stop there on the way back to Fla. !!

Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by JAB » Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:40 am

Flattery indeed!

I too have to reduce my beer intake for a while. I'll give that fake beer a chance. Thanks for letting me know about it!

but, back to jeeps...

Here's what I got done yesterday. I gave up waiting for someone to make a trade (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=336476&hilit=hood+trade) and painted the numbers yesterday. My wife and I really enjoyed our evening ride yesterday, seeing many deer, turkeys, sandhill cranes, and most inportantly to her, people waving and giving us thimbs ups!
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Yes, the original registration numbers are probably under the Navy number and gray paint that's over the original OD, which was all left behind for some future restorer to find.
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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by 70th Division » Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:00 am

JAB wrote:
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Flattery indeed!

I too have to reduce my beer intake for a while. I'll give that fake beer a chance. Thanks for letting me know about it!

but, back to jeeps...

Here's what I got done yesterday. I gave up waiting for someone to make a trade (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=336476&hilit=hood+trade) and painted the numbers yesterday. My wife and I really enjoyed our evening ride yesterday, seeing many deer, turkeys, sandhill cranes, and most inportantly to her, people waving and giving us thimbs ups!

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Yes, the original registration numbers are probably under the Navy number and gray paint that's over the original OD, which was all left behind for some future restorer to find.
Hello Jeff,

WoW !!!
You have done such good works on this beautiful jeep !!
I am confident it will give you great enjoyment in the coming years !!
Awesome finding the Navy numbers on that hood, excellent preservation idea 😁😁😁 !!
You work fast !!
Keep up your great efforts in all things !
I will do the same !

God Bless You, and us All, and God Bless America !!

PS- That Sam Adam's N/A beer is indistiguiable between a very well brewed IPA !!
Tastes great !!

Believe me !!
I love 'em, but I only have a few 😁 !


Keep 'em Rolling !!

Best Regards,
Ray
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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by David Hughes » Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:08 pm

That's the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Mass.
They have a serviceable German WWII observation plane that performs during special events. It flies so slow that it looks like it is hanging in the air. The museum also received a number of vehicles from the Littlefield collection.
This weekend there will be a WWII Pacific reenactment on the property.
I'm glad you enjoyed your Boston tours. One important thing most tours leave out is that on Charles Street, between The Common and The Public Garden, is where the British troops formed up on the night of April 18, 1775. At that time everything west of Charles Street was swampy. It could not have been much fun walking from Cambridge to Lexington in wet/cold shoes. I have also heard that the British, several weeks before, confiscated the powder at Salem, Mass. When the Colonists learned that the British were going to do the same at Concord they were ready for them. This area is rich in history. I think of the colonial history every December as I'm making my way out to my deer stand around 5am. The nearby state forest is located in the "Hockomock Triangle" and if I encounter someone in a tricorner hat I'm sure I'll set a new personal best time in the 440.
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Post by 70th Division » Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:36 pm

David Hughes wrote:
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That's the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Mass.
They have a serviceable German WWII observation plane that performs during special events. It flies so slow that it looks like it is hanging in the air. The museum also received a number of vehicles from the Littlefield collection.
This weekend there will be a WWII Pacific reenactment on the property.
I'm glad you enjoyed your Boston tours. One important thing most tours leave out is that on Charles Street, between The Common and The Public Garden, is where the British troops formed up on the night of April 18, 1775. At that time everything west of Charles Street was swampy. It could not have been much fun walking from Cambridge to Lexington in wet/cold shoes. I have also heard that the British, several weeks before, confiscated the powder at Salem, Mass. When the Colonists learned that the British were going to do the same at Concord they were ready for them. This area is rich in history. I think of the colonial history every December as I'm making my way out to my deer stand around 5am. The nearby state forest is located in the "Hockomock Triangle" and if I encounter someone in a tricorner hat I'm sure I'll set a new personal best time in the 440.
Hello David,

Wow that is great Intel, I will see if we can make it there on the way back to Florida.
Sounds like an outstanding museum !!

The history in Boston is unbelievable , this is where America started !
So much history is all around, with many buildings still being there !!

The Irish Famine Monument is fairly new, but well done.
The subways are dirt cheap, the city is clean, and the people and bar tenders are very friendly !

My grandmother worked during WW2 at the Boston Navy Yard, my Grandfather was a Spanish American War Veteran and worked for the Boston Evening Post, among several others.
Here my Aunt gave me a few clues to my Dad's side of the Family, which once I get tracing the name of my great grandmother, on my Father's side, which I didn't know, is a name that was very prominent during the Revolutionary War.
My Family has been in this area for a long time, but we didn't have much written history, but found a good amount from my aunt, who saved a family scrap book from the trash can in Winthrop back in the 1970's, that went way back to Ireland.
Great stuff !!

The city has a great Duck tour service with great guides, but they need a Halftrack tour too 😁😁😁 !!


I made some great progress on getting the cannon moved to a prominent location in my Uncle's town.
Talked to the right people today.

If you go hunting, keep a watch out for Red Coats in the woods !!

I just saw on the Boston news that some Revolutionary War musket balls were just found in Concord today !
The report is coming up at 11 .
They just said they were Minute Man musket balls fired at the British at the bridge in Concord !
The shots heard round the world !
Amazing discovery !

Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by JAB » Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:57 am

70th Division wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:36 pm
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I just saw on the Boston news that some Revolutionary War musket balls were just found in Concord today !
The report is coming up at 11 .
They just said they were Minute Man musket balls fired at the British at the bridge in Concord !
The shots heard round the world !
Amazing discovery !

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Re: 1943 Ford GPW Build from Rescued 1943 Parts

Post by Tim Shanteler » Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:48 am

Hi Ray,

Do you know where your grandmother worked at the Boston Navy Yard? My mother and her sister both worked there. I have a large photo of both of them each with their group of co-workers. Would be amazing if your grandmother was in either of those photos.
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