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Old 09-02-2011, 05:15 PM   #121
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Some recent day trips.





Stupid camera blew the lighting.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #122
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Ok, seems the Willys requires a heavy hand! I decided I'd had enough of
this dilly-dallying and really have a go at the left rear drum/hub. I
switched positions on the puller after using my IR244 to tighten the hub nut
and
then loosen it again. Then using my Mapp Gas torch, blasted the hub with
heat until it got cherry red and grease was draining out. Then I went to town
on the puller and using my substanial 160lbs on a breaker bar, two
revolutions of the puller and (like Emeril) BAM!, it finally freed itself from
it's
death grip. I think I'll go relax now.

Here is the offending part...



It was on so tight that when it finally broke free, this happened to the right side!



The right side axle shot out. I didn't know until this morning while getting something, wth?
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #123
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Progress...




After sitting for two years with me and sitting for 10 years before that.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:59 PM   #124
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I saw this Willys setting at an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway this past Sunday. It had 1960 Virginia tags. I'd like to have one like this setting in the driveway.

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:55 AM   #125
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Not mine. Saw this while riding around the Catskills over Columbus Day weekend....that's my bike in the first picture.






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Old 10-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #126
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Built on a Blazer chassis.


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Old 10-23-2011, 05:30 PM   #127
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Progress is slow, but steady and in the right direction. Since going to the dual master circuit, problem arose to how to get the brake lights working. The old system used a pressure switch. Those familiar with british cars know these things are common. Since I didn't want to use that type, a recommended one is a universal brake switch as used by hot rodders. Sold by Summitt and such.



Since I'm lazy and cheap, I decided that there must be a better way. Enter the motorcycle! Someone on a mailing list I'm on was parting out a bike and I got the rear brake switch from him, a plunger type. Uses a spring that attaches to the rear brake pedal and once pulled, activates the switch, really simple. So I made up a bracket to mount it.



I had this one laying around and hogged out the top hole so the switch could mount up.



Ok, that bracket was too short and the angle too extreme for it to last a long time. So I found an alternator adjustment bracket that was longer.



A little drilling and fitting and voila!









And it even works! This is temporary until I can get some sort of locking tab on the bracket to keep it from spinning and dropping down. Or maybe I'll get really lazy and just run another longer bolt above the mounting one and it will keep it from spinning down.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #128
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Due to family coming over for the holidays, I had to move the Willys. So, for it's maiden voyage of "ran when parked" some 12 years ago, I present this....







This before I adjusted to clutch to get rid of the grinding into gear.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:34 PM   #129
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Got a good price on these tires, but I may have overdone it. They look like cartoon balloon tires now.







Tires are a bit hard to get for these rims, 5 x 5.5. Replaced the 7.00 x 16 with 235/85 x 16, wow!
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #130
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Due to family coming over for the holidays, I had to move the Willys. So, for it's maiden voyage of "ran when parked" some 12 years ago, I present this....







This before I adjusted to clutch to get rid of the grinding into gear.
How did I miss this
I still remember the first drive in mine, I was having so much fun I went around the block twice.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #131
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Subscribed. How could I have missed this? I have three 4x4 Willys All-Steel Wagons awaiting attention. Back later.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:14 PM   #132
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Finally rounded up enough 235/85 x 16s and had them mounted. Boy they sure make the truck look like a Tonka Toy.


This guy worked hard and smart on my wheels. He scraped clean the mating surfaces for both the beads and the valve stems since the wheels were running tubes before.









Steering was alot lighter feeling than I thought it would be, especailly since it has armstrong power assist. And it rides like, well an old truck. Will be ordering a set of leaf spring bushings since they are non existant.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #133
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Saw this today. Looks like it moved not too long ago.








This was parked near it....



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Old 03-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #134
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One here, a 63 with original paint/ lettering, PTO winch. "Province of British Columbia".

Couldn't get closer was on crutches no jumping ditches but all the undercarriage had been painted so probably a lot of mechanical work already done. $4,500.00 too rich for me these days.

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #135
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One here, a 63 with original paint/ lettering, PTO winch. "Province of British Columbia".

Couldn't get closer was on crutches no jumping ditches but all the undercarriage had been painted so probably a lot of mechanical work already done. $4,500.00 too rich for me these days.


Wow, pricey.
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