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  1. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    TWM, thanks for posting the video. I forgot to mention that it did help, and the truck is still running fine with the rusted, crubmbled, 2-screw carb. I think I'm going to JB Weld the main jet in there to improve reliability. That was JVandal's suggestion, and well it's a lot cheaper than a...
  2. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    IT'S ALIVE!!! I took the ruined carb, blew it out with air, cleaned it up a little, milled out a new place for the main jet (more or less...), crammed the jet in with teflon tape, spread out the old leather accelerator cup, put it back together with the old crappy gaskets, and Viola! He came...
  3. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Don't think so... Last thing I want to be doing is looking down in the engine compartment of my World War II truck and wondering if it's got a bad computer or sensor... I want my trucks to be working restored examples that I can enjoy - not lab experiments. And yes, my head is about to explode...
  4. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    That's probably what'll I'll do. Of course this core is not rebuildable, and it's not an ETW1, but an E7T2. What amazes me is that it ran at all! About half the passages are blocked, and one has apparently had water in it and then frozen and split. both the acceleration and power jet...
  5. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Ok. not such a good day. Decided to replace most of the ignition components, cause it didn't seem to run too well the other day, and the points were burned up pretty badly, and the Armee Francaise coil just looked rather suspicious. So... I figured I'd go ahead and rebuild the carb just for good...
  6. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Thanks for the advice Tinwoodsman. I gave up on seperating the rim for now. I think I'll take it to a tire shop and see if they can remove the tire, and then I'll beat on it some more. Something else I'm wondering about: I read in TM 9-810 that there are supposed to be bead-locks in those...
  7. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Frank, I stopped in at NAPA today, and they claim to have a new production fuel pump that looks pretty much like the original. Part number Airtex 587. Any idea if this is actually like an original, or is there a better option? I know on the rebuilds that there are some alcohol tolerant parts...
  8. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    It's alive! Started it today, seems like the engine works, but with a few details to tend to. Ran pretty smoothly, and I was pleasently surprised to see the generator generating, and the oil pressure reading about 40 PSI. Unfortunately, I forgot to un-bypass the ballast resistor on the temporary...
  9. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Thanks for all the encouragement. Today I took my first ride in it - Right off the trailer and onto the gravel lot, a whopping 25 feet. I noted the ride was remarkably smooth. ;) After spending a few more hours with it today, I feel even better than I did yesterday, and this truck is very...
  10. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Here you go! Still recovering from the trip, haven't even made a decent assessment yet. But I do know that it is an ex French Army vehicle, obviously after it was an ex-US vehicle. It has some French modifications, and has been converted to 12V for radio. The bed is pretty beat inside and...
  11. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Yeh, just kidding a little. I am going 0800 to see it. It was a long 700 mile trip down here, Got to get some rest tonight.
  12. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    Hold your horses... We're not quite there yet. Photos will follow, I promise. Even if it's so far gone we have to blow it up or somethin...
  13. scottgs

    On the way to get a WC-63

    On the way to recover a WC-63. Kind of rough looking, but I think mostly complete and restorable. Certianly I've seen the members here do wonderful things with much less. So, anyway, is there an SOP or TM or even just a TB on how to explain it to the wife when I get back? Just trying to be...
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