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Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 pm
by sawbuck
....or your superior tuning skills!

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:47 pm
by twinflyer17
sawbuck wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 pm
....or your superior tuning skills!
Hmm, might have to roll with that! :wink: :lol:

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:23 am
by Jeeprangerguy11
great work ! i hope i had skill to make a such renovation 8)

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 am
by twinflyer17
Jeeprangerguy11 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:23 am
great work ! i hope i had skill to make a such renovation 8)
Thanks! I'm sure you do :wink:

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:41 am
by twinflyer17
It's been awhile since I last posted so I figured I'd add a few new pictures and a brief update. I honestly haven't touched the GPW since about November, as I haven't really had much time and when I have had the time the weather has been wet and cold. I will say, though, that I did briefly hop in and start the old girl this weekend and couldn't have been happier. I primed her 6-7 times, pressed the pedal a few times, full choke, and she fired up almost immediately! Is spring here yet? :D

Although I wasn't jeep focused this weekend, I did fortunately get the chance to spend all day on Saturday in my garage working on my MC and some garage wiring. It was about 35 degrees outside, but had the wood stove fired up and had it to a toasty 71 degrees inside - just warm enough that the jeep's canvas smell started to engulf the entire garage :P

A few shots I took admiring the GPW:

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First project of the day: belt changes on my other 'antique', the 94' M900

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And lastly, installation of some new outdoor garage lighting 8)

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Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 am
by 1943Willysgpw
twinflyer17 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:41 am
just warm enough that the jeep's canvas smell started to engulf the entire garage :P
Man's air freshener for sure. :D

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:17 pm
by Chuck Lutz
At first glance it kinda looked like Man's Best Friend was wearing VR goggles....which would explain why cat videos on You Tube are so popular....
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Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:40 am
by twinflyer17
1943Willysgpw wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 am
Man's air freshener for sure. :D
LOL! Yes, for sure!

Also, very funny, Chuck! Unfortunately, this good boy is frequently beat up by cats, so the only cat videos he might watch would ones where he could learn to attempt to out smart them! :lol:

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:26 am
by twinflyer17
Well, life is still seeming to get in the way and my jeep time this spring has been more limited than I would like. The Reading, PA WWII Weekend is June 7, 8, and 9, though, so the old girl will be getting a good workout via the ~400 miles of driving I'll do that weekend 8) I did also spend a day attempting to pressure test the GPW replacement block with the distributor crack that I fixed last summer...I didn't think it would take this long to get to ( :o ) but was able to use some scrap rubber mat and come up with a nifty little steel plate to bolt where the water pump attaches. I added a pressure gauge and a schrader valve, then installed the head with a pho-head gasket using the same rubber mat. I wasn't sure whether it would work, but actually did really well once I added air to it! Well enough, in fact, to identify another crack in the distributor well :lol:

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Thanks to the suggestions of a few guys on the G, I have already bough some copper tubing that I'm going to try to use to attempt to seal that crack. Crossing my fingers it's successful, especially because I also picked up a mid-war GPW T-84 at the Aberdeen show a couple of weeks ago. I didn't rebuild the T-84 currently in my GPW, so I'm going to use this tranny as my opportunity to rebuild one on my own and I'm then planning to mate this and the replacement GPW block together once both are complete (maybe this fall?).

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All I got for now...Happy Memorial Day to everyone this weekend, and thanks to all the vets out there, especially those who sacrificed!

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 10:15 am
by Chuck Lutz
Sean...

I never got the data plate with my GPW-108552 with matching frame/motor numbers but mine was shipped 4/21 from Louisville. I do know my USA number is 20371278...which is 208 later than yours (20371070), since your original data plate is DOD 4/14/43 and based on Louisville producing something around 100 jeeps per day, I figure mine would have rolled off the line either one or two days later!

At least until I can find ONE more authenticated Louisville GPW with a DOD of 4/15 or 4/16 that has the original USA number provided by Jim Gilmore and not just another guess...I think I might go with 4/16 as the estimated DOD for mine....

Anybody out there have a GPW like that with the Gilmore info on it?????

Re: 1943 GPW 108175

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:57 pm
by twinflyer17
Chuck,

My numbers were provided by Jim Gilmore 8) Yours is also the closest I've seen to my own. Hopefully someone else chimes in with one in between your estimated DOD and my confirmed one!