MB 383324 from France

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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:14 am

A lot of original bolts EC, A, AA, C/TR,...
Distributor dated 4/44 (maybe not original ?), generator 10/44, regulator 9/44
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:19 am

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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by cedric » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:08 pm

:wink:
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:35 am

It is interesting from a restorers point of view to see a 10/30/44 with those parts. It illustrates what I believe to be correct that when one is looking to obtain a genny and regulator for their jeep that finding them a few weeks or so prior to the DOD would be acceptable. While Florent has a 10/44 Genny and a 9/44 distributor in his jeep...I believe those parts with those dates on them to be original for a jeep with a 10/30/44 DOD.

Furthermore...while one is dated October and the other September...I see nothing at all wrong with them not having the SAME month of production on them at all.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:27 pm

Thanks for your comments Chuck. Its cool to read that.

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Is there a code date for the gas pump ?
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10-28-44 dated rear axle
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:30 pm

Florent wrote:Thanks for your comments Chuck. Its cool to read that.

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Is there a code date for the gas pump ? (thinking of the moulding marks around the "44")
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10-28-44 dated rear axle
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:37 pm

The AC Fuel Pump is dated on both the top and bottom halves as far as I know....yours has the year "44" in the center. If you count the number of "ticks" around the "44" you should get a number between 1 and 12 that indicate the month of production.

Yours appears to have 10 ticks (October). At the top there is what looks to be a tick sideways...I think this is a flaw in the markings being applied and there are only TEN marks surrounding the "44".
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:43 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:The AC Fuel Pump is dated on both the top and bottom halves as far as I know....yours has the year "44" in the center. If you count the number of "ticks" around the "44" you should get a number between 1 and 12 that indicate the month of production.

Yours appears to have 10 ticks (October). At the top there is what looks to be a tick sideways...I think this is a flaw in the markings being applied and there are only TEN marks surrounding the "44".
It's just what I guessed. An other nice find. I will have a look on the other half part of the pump. Thanks !
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by sjalbert » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:32 am

Chuck Lutz wrote:It is interesting from a restorers point of view to see a 10/30/44 with those parts. It illustrates what I believe to be correct that when one is looking to obtain a genny and regulator for their jeep that finding them a few weeks or so prior to the DOD would be acceptable. While Florent has a 10/44 Genny and a 9/44 distributor in his jeep...I believe those parts with those dates on them to be original for a jeep with a 10/30/44 DOD.

Furthermore...while one is dated October and the other September...I see nothing at all wrong with them not having the SAME month of production on them at all.
Seconding your opinion. My 7/11/44 MB has a 7/44 Generator, 7/44 Distributor & 6/44 Regulator
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:03 am

Probably a stupid question but, is that rear right wheel solid?
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:56 pm

1943Willysgpw wrote:Probably a stupid question but, is that rear right wheel solid?
Yes, probably from a French M201. The 4 others are combat rims.
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Chuck Nantz » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:40 am

Any hoodnumbers or other markings? Great looking Jeep.Thanks,Chuck Nantz

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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by lucakiki » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:33 pm

Do you need correct headlights?
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:45 am

Hello friends
Some news about my loved MB , after an heart attack in late 2016, I am going forward again !
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Re: MB 383324 from France

Post by Florent » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:52 am

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