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    New Project in SC

    Well gang, its a wrap. Restoration completed on 6 Nov 2018. Maiden run of about 25 miles to an airfield north of us. my starting point was an un-cut 1971 A2. Pretty badly rusted out below, banged up above. Otherwise pretty complete. Engine needed pistons, rings, crank bearings. I picked...
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    Well gang, its a wrap. Restoration completed on 6 Nov 2018. Maiden run of about 25 miles to an airfield north of us. my starting point was an un-cut 1971 A2. Pretty badly rusted out below, banged up above. Otherwise pretty complete. Engine needed pistons, rings, crank bearings. I...
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    Some before and after fun, I started on this project 2 years ago. The body was un-cut, but rusted badly and beat to ****. About 20 % of the sheet metal is new. Welding, patches in 19 different spots. Got paint at the convention and some good weather here in SC to splash it on.
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    took a closer look and answered my own question. The tube at the end feeds oil to the rocker shaft, the tube in the middle I think is the path for oil back to the pan. Anyone looking at the oil flow from these tubes to the rocker shaft, remember the hole in the rocker shaft needs to line up...
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    I have a question for the forum, got the engine back together, did new pistons, rings, bearings, seals. new oil pump. Didn't redo the head, It was fine before, should still be fine. my question is about how oil gets to rocker arms. there are 2 tubes, the one going to number 4 flows...
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    New Project in SC

    getting caught up with some progress shots Regarding the front end alignment slotted shims, anyone say a good starting point for thickness of shims ?
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    great advise, Sleeve sounds good, I was just trying to envision what happens to pitting over time, does each power stroke work the hole bigger, would it last 10,000? 2000? I dont have much direct experience here
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    Progress on '71 , now on the engine- how bad is too bad?

    Just about done with the body restoration, ill post some pictures soon. Survey of engine- some pitting on cylinder of otherwise good block. how bad is too bad? what happens if you run something like this? The other picture- the Mutt back on all fours for the first time in 2 years.
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    New Project in SC

    update on progress, power unit out, unibody is on a rotisserie, sandblasted , and working on underneath repair. you can see the areas that need work, the cross member, holes for suspension arms are wallowed out, all important paint question here i have sanded down thru an original...
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    What gear oil does everyone like for the 3 speed and transfer?

    I am servicing my 3 speed and transfer in the M38. What gear oil is everyone' favorite? I have used sae80-90 over the years, and have run some purple synthetic in the m38a1. advise?
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    M151A2 Parts Hunt

    I just installed an aftermarket 12v fuel pump (taps off the + term of the 1st battery, connected thru a oil pressure switch) . the pump is 4psi to 6psi. seems to work fine. 35 bucks , off ebay,
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    New Project in SC

    Work under way on the exposed parts of the body this shows replacement of damaged area of wheel fairing. Used a vicegrip flanging tool to make the flange. New Side panels, more picture on the website if you are interested.
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    Ran rough. it was in fact, the condenser

    My dad and I were working on his M37, it was running well, stopped like it ran out of gas. he gassed it back up, then it wouldn't start. still thinking fuel, replaced the fuel pump with a 24v pump, set the bowl height, and generally played around with fuel delivery. Put new points and...
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    New Project in SC

    Starting into this A2. Good points are engine and driveline Bad point is the body. Mid cross member is all but gone. floors gone. front crossmember repairable. http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/dougimes/media/m151%20restoration/182_zpsgczikbke.jpg.html?sort=3&o=8
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    diference between transfer cases on WC's

    Is the transfer case for the WC 62 different than that of the WC 51. 1 1/2 ton vs the 3/4 ton? Particularly, is the gear ratio the same, are both 2 speed?
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