Playing With Your Willy All Day

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vtwin, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    That might work. Yes, the hose is a 1 1/2" and the lower outlet is 1 3/4". Going to be changing hoses anyway, but since they have part numbers and molded, i thought I'd stick with them. Always hated flexible hoses.
  2. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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  3. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    A 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" exhaust pipe reducer, with suitable radiator hose clamped on either end would work.
    Cut the end off the stock radiator hose and find a 1 3/4" hose with the right bend in it for the end.

    Or see if a radiator shop cad weld an aluminum reducer on it.
  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Yep, been looking into getting a reducer of some sort and a short piece of hose. I asked the radiator people about changing the outlet and they told me it's cheaper to find a hose that works instead. I'll install the radiator first and try to mock up some hoses and go down to the local parts guys and try to match them up.
  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Well, seeing as how I had a long weekend, I should get something done.

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    Pulling that radiator today since I'm not planning on using the truck in the near future.

    P.O. never even installed lower bolts for the radiator.

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    Nasty rusty water.

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    It's out, cleaning up the paint over spray from the brown.:puke1

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    Used a little water and sponge sanding block I had handy.

    It's temped in to check out the hoses. Upper hose fits really well, but the lower hose is 1/4" too small in diameter and the wrong angle.


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    Someday, the truck will get repainted in the proper Glenwood Green, even if I have to roll the paint on. The county is pretty strict about spray painting in a residential area.

    Anybody need a radiator that is needing repair?

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  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Boy, was I wrong about the size of the outlet, it's a 1-13/16":eek1 I got a flex hose (I hate those, but what are you going to do?) 1-3/4" and it was still too small. So I took the shipping cap from that outlet and brought it down to the O'Reilly's and matched it up to the 1-13/16" one. Had to special order that size reduced to 1-1/2". Now to just find a joining hose piece that large.

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    I did call a radiator shop and they told me it would cost around $150 to put on a reducer. I'll try the exhaust piece first.
  8. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I had a similar problem. I used a stock rad hose with the fancy bend. It reduces by itself to go to the engine. I just put a straight coupling onto it with some hose clamps.

    That was in order to run 2 radiators in series. I had room for the extra hose. Not sure you will?
  9. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Been here awhile

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  10. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I'd love to have one as well.
    I'm playing with a big Toyota right now. No resources for another truck.
    When I do move to another project I imagine it'll be a Mercedes. Sadly, I may never have a Willys. :(
  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I got the reducer from Summitt Racing.

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    I had to trim it down with my pipe cutter.


    Hmm, new hose looks a bit different, but has the same number. Guess the old hose was tweaked into position.

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    Using the old hose as a template, looking good.

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    Just need to find a 1-13/16" hose to join the reducer to the outlet.

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    I have the same problem with the heater hoses, 3/4" at the waterpump to 1/2" at the heater.:lol3
  12. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I should have known there was a Willys thread on here somewhere! :clap

    Howdy all! My jeep obsession started with a '70 CJ5, then a '63 CJ5. I still have a '62(ish) CJ3B that I built to race back east, and I am in the process of building a '49 3A for my wife. I previously had a '52 PU that I built for rock crawling. My dad caught the bug from me and has a bone-sock '46 2A with about 35K on it. And a '37 Willys car. At our pinnacle, we also had 4 PU's and an FC150. Yeah, I've got the bug. I'll post some more pics when I get a chance.
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  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Sorting out the hoses...

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    Not the most elegant.

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    New hoses all around.

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    Still need to get two more clamps and bolt the radiator to the grill and out for a ride.

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  14. WMD

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    As a matter of fact, I do play with my Willys about every day. When work doesn't necessitate driving my van, the CJ3b becomes my daily driver.

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  15. Hardware02

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    Oh My Gawd!

    More pics and build details please!!!
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    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Barn fresh 1959 Willys CJ-5. Not as cool as a flat fender, but it's solid and runs good. It has a little over 6,000 miles on it. Note the PTO on back. This isn't a resto project, it has always been and will continue to be a work vehicle. I plan to use it for dragging lumber out of the woods for firewood, and for plowing my driveway.

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  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Cool, reminds me of this one.

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  19. WMD

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    Thanks and rather than tell the whole story behind this 3b, heres a link to the CJ3b site where they showcased my build last month.
    And a few more pics...

    http://www.film.queensu.ca/CJ3B/Owners/Goose.html

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  20. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    Nicely done! One recommendation - get rid of all of those butt connectors under the hood. Solder and heat shrink are your friend!