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Old 02-01-2011, 04:27 PM   #106
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[QUOTE=Roadracer_Al;15032660]Living the dream, MZ! I have similar fantasies about '50s era Willys wagons. This is why I hate the internet -- because it makes undertakings like this seem reasonable.

I'm not jealous of the panel, I'm jealous of your garage - and as the happy owner of 3 Willys 4x4 wagons, very jealous that you can find re-pop parts so readily. Well, OK, the panel is lovely too. Of course I also have an FJ45 one ton Toyota 4x4 truck, so I guess I like the odd ball stuff. Nice work. I must builds me a big shop this year. And it has to be big enough to take the Hagglunds BV206 on the trailer...
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:37 PM   #107
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Very cool!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:19 AM   #108
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Here's something to shoot for
Jeez-louise - you weren't kidding aobut the bits falling off. Are both the headlights taped in? I suppose they weren't bright enough to worry about aiming them anyways..............



Thanks for digging that up -
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:47 AM   #109
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Jeez-louise - you weren't kidding aobut the bits falling off. Are both the headlights taped in? I suppose they weren't bright enough to worry about aiming them anyways..............



Thanks for digging that up -
The tape would get wet and the headlights would fall right out onto the street.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #110
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The tape would get wet and the headlights would fall right out onto the street.
Not according to Red Green.

But I tought that chrome looked familiar, after all I learned to drive on a 57 Chevy PU, 4x4.

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:13 AM   #111
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Got my starter motor back from Wild Auto Electric in Barre, VT - They took my starter apart,checked it all over, replaced the solenoid, rebushed the drive gear pinion, and shot a *really* thin coat of paint on it. Looks great, and only cost me $44. I was astounded.



The machine shop doing the driveshaft called - it's ready!.........
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:16 AM   #112
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Got my starter motor back from Wild Auto Electric in Barre, VT - They took my starter apart,checked it all over, replaced the solenoid, rebushed the drive gear pinion, and shot a *really* thin coat of paint on it. Looks great, and only cost me $44. I was astounded.



The machine shop doing the driveshaft called - it's ready!.........


The "thin" coat of paint on the starter provides a good patina.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #113
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Fuckin !
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:55 AM   #114
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been snowmobiling with my Dad, who is up from FLA. Haven't made much progress, but a few things are coming into place.

got some more primer on -



yesterday, I tangled with the door latch + remotes on the d/s rear barn door.

this is the center latch, that uses pivots + link rods to activate the upper + lower door latches. The two square blocks pivot and the link rods thread into them. It was all frozen, and both link rods broken.



broken link rod -



the threads are #10 x 24 - pretty small.

cut the threads off, weld on a piece of machine screw. The other end of the link rod has a large pan-head screw head for adjusting, and cannot be easily duplicated.



lower latch was frozen on one side, and the attachment arm was broken.

welded that up.





I had to drill/tap one of the lower retaining bolt holes.



I got it all back together + functioning, the bottom of the door where the lower latch bolts in had rusted badly, letting the latch move around. Welded a small patch in, and now it is secure. Scored a p/s barn door check strap assembly off ebay, mine was mia. The rear doors are now working good, I may not take them off.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:44 AM   #115
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That is looking great! Nice work on the paint and door hardware!

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #116
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Damn. I just got to the last post on the last page and I feel like someone just put poop on my cupcake.




Good stuff MZ....can't wait for more.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:50 PM   #117
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here we go, this afternoon - ripping into the bottom end, changing the oil pump + rear main seal.

old pump -



new pump - melling stock volume/pressure



oil screen/pickup reintalled -



I'm going to change the cam and timing gears for new ones -



the camshaft is worn in a few places. it's outta here!



fuel pump lobe -



lobe with wear -



rear main seal is next -
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:12 PM   #118
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Chassis and body are looking great ! Noice work, great choice. Subscribed!
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:29 PM   #119
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lifters are out!




pulling the cam gear off -



pulling the crank gear off



new crank gear on -



rear main seal out - 1/2 of it anyways.



new main seal 1/2 in -



the other half going in -



all in, a dab or two of rtv to seal the halves together -



new cam gear on new cam -



lotsofassemblylube - and it will be good to go in!



easy!!!!! slow!!!!!!!!



all in - make sure the dots line up w/each other!

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #120
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Looking good!

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