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    Good day in the shop...pulled the fuel tank after siphoning out the tank as I could not get at the drain plug and cleaned out the well. Tank is in really good shape, pulled and reinstalled the drain plug just to get it loosened up and then trimmed the rubber liner that someone had put under the tank and blocked my access to the drain plug.

    Installed the missing fuel filter on the firewall, all new and correct fuel lines from tank to carb, installed the missing generator adjuster that was missing and last but not least the missing splash guard. Still have 1 more fuel line bracket to install on the firewall, the one that sits under the air cleaner. Missing foot starter is installed.

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    Mark Koloc (LTC USA Ret)
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    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1943ht View Post
    M38, VWoM just went thru another change in ownership, its second since 07 ..am curious about your harness as I just helped a buddy install his three months ago (Ford GPW) and it was a soup sandwich. Wrong harness components and poor or incorrect instructions. New owners made good on the fix's but quality and service left a lot to be desired.

    I build all my own harnesses as Rhode Island Wire has all the correct color, trace, loom etc, and I trust my own work. Besides that its much cheaper. Would you keep me in the loop on your install ....just curious to see how it works out for you.
    Mark, I purchase a complete harness for my '42 GPW and it had several wires crossed and the instructions had several mistakes. I suggest you used the wiring diagrams in the TM's.
    "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"

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    TWM, amen to that ... I build my own harnesses and use the manuals always. Just put on a class for our MVCC club down in Phoenix Satuday on the subject of building wire harnesses, suppliers, layout, etc. My comment on VWoM was in regards to a buddy who had a similar experience to yours.
    Mark Koloc (LTC USA Ret)
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    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Finished my work on the generator and put it back together and installed into the jeep.
    Aircleaner cleaned up interior/exterior, element and installed to include the 2 missing butterfly/wingnuts. Wiring run to voltage regulator after new connectors soldered on as the jeep originally had a civilian regulator on it and much smaller wire ends..

    Steering wheel pulled as I get ready to swap in the correct Ross box, just waiting for my drag link to arrive. Pulled my broken/frozen speedometer. Original AC but locked up and needle is sitting between 40 and 45 MPH. Someone has painted the needle gold in the GPWs past. Numbers on the wheels look good as does the face. I'm a trained Horologist, watch/clock maker, something I picked up after retiring from the Army. Two and a half year school in York, PA where students are taught to make their own parts. Looking forward to tearing into the speedometer. The two watches on my bench (one torn down) are WWI German Trench Watches with gunmetal finish cases. They are very uniqe pieces because they are both alarm clock watches/chronometers.

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    Mark Koloc (LTC USA Ret)
    HOR:1631 Bitter Creek Lane, Batavia OH 45103
    Cell: 1.715.821.9426

    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Tore into the speedometer. Quite a mess, hairspring trashed, 1st gear frozen, needle shaft missing either a bushing or a jewel but just hanging loose in the housing.

    Gears are squared away and all spin freely in their housings. Mileage wheels and hardware cleaned and lubricated, needle shaft polished and a new bushing fit into the housing. Going to see if I can salvage the hairspring. Pics of progress.

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    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Mark,how will you fix the face plate on the speedometer, I was going to resto my speedometer and tac.on the ww2 5 ton, but the face plate numbers are about gone. I did some of my halftrack tackometer, let them set in evaporust it took off all the rust off them, the hairspring had rust on it, but it took the rust off. They looks great now. Sure glad to talk with you on the phone thanks wendell

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    Wendell, it was great to catch up on the phone the other day. My dial is in very good shape, so Im leaving it alone with the exception of remarking the old radium points with some of the newer glow in the dark paints that I have available to me. If the dial was trashed, I would have made up or downloaded a dial and printed it out and then applied it to the dial face. I recenltly picked up a Cricut Maker which is a marvelous machine/tool that makes outstanding stencils out of almost any material and I'd like to play around with paint masks for different clock faces that I restore ..figure it might work well for speedometer faces to
    Mark Koloc (LTC USA Ret)
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    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Worked on the GPW windshield today, one of many projects ..welded in a piece of metal stock on the backside and then filled the holes with JB Weld, some lightweight body filler. Solid and looks better than when I started. Also rebuilt rear lights. Had some pretty rusted light in my stock that I recovered from Ammo Trailers. Holes patched, rust removed, primed and painted. They'll do until restoration. Soldered on plugs/connectors for taillights and will install shortly. Replacement water pump arrived going to knock that out now. Pics to follow.
    Mark Koloc (LTC USA Ret)
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    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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    Thanks for sharing your diligent efforts!! Really admired the "make the part" statement...................... Truly will be a Jeep to be proud of...................great work Sir!
    God bless,
    Tony


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    Tony, Thank you! Pics of today's efforts. Pics of windshield leaning against my track show condition of left side of frame...lots of cancer.
    New water pump in before I left today. Slow but steady!

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    HOR:1631 Bitter Creek Lane, Batavia OH 45103
    Cell: 1.715.821.9426

    1942 GPW
    1943 M16A2 MGMC
    1943 Scout Car
    1944 M10 Ammo Trailer
    1947 CJ2A
    1947 SPEN
    2 M37 Winch Models

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