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    Default I like "it's your truck" do what as want.

    Well last weekend I changed out the axles springs windscreen on my 1942 jeep 'of many many many years'.
    Today I thought to service my other 1943 Willys jeep.

    I thought a plug needed cleaning..But, I (thought easier!) to put another engine in! (as you do?).

    Oh, and 700x16 tires.

    Still a bit low geared......

    So popped in an overdrive unit. (tho' seriously t'was all (for me (really HARD work.))
    SUPPER cruise great sound, and it still LOOKS like a 1943 WW11. Willys Jeep.
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    M54A2 I.H. M62. wrecker
    M54A2 5 Ton (with Radio Body. ex praga command station)
    M45 530C fire truck
    M561 Gamma Goat
    1942 Ford Jeep (with underfloor tulsa winch)
    1945 Willys Jeep (with V8 flathead Engine) And now 'that' overdrive'..

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    pee,ess! That engine was out of an 'armoured thingy' and dated 1943. Most appropriate I thought.
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    1945 Willys Jeep (with V8 flathead Engine) And now 'that' overdrive'..

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    Very interesting!
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    What engine is that?
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    Flathead V8 circa 1943 (a little larger than the V8 pilot unit) the twin radiator hoses and distributor on the front of the engine is a giveaway, and so the Engines (2?) were used in some tanks, the Stuart, and I believe some were in the W.O.T. Truck.
    DIAMOND T M20.
    M54A2 I.H. M62. wrecker
    M54A2 5 Ton (with Radio Body. ex praga command station)
    M45 530C fire truck
    M561 Gamma Goat
    1942 Ford Jeep (with underfloor tulsa winch)
    1945 Willys Jeep (with V8 flathead Engine) And now 'that' overdrive'..

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    That would be a Cadillac Flathead V8!

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    I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmetalmiki View Post
    Flathead V8 circa 1943 (a little larger than the V8 pilot unit) the twin radiator hoses and distributor on the front of the engine is a giveaway, and so the Engines (2?) were used some tanks, the Stuart, and I believe some were in the W.O.T. Truck.
    That's why I asked, I only saw the flat head on the pass side and though it was some strange kind of 1/2 eight.
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    That Jeep just isn’t right anymore. How can you stand to have it around? You should send it to me immediately.

    Nice work! I see so many engine mods, but rarely have I seen a swap to another period correct military engine. I’d bet that some GIs had the same idea many years ago. If you’re doing a Jeep engine swap, this is the way to do it. Big engine, taller tires, and OD. What kind of road speed do you get?

    A Vietnam vet friend of mine has some stories about a similar project involving an M38. Apparently he and some other mechanics got their hands on an “extra” M38 and a bigger engine. They figured out how to shoehorn the engine into the Jeep and ended up with a dangerously fast Jeep. Dangerous for both the occupants and the rest of the Jeep’s stock running gear.
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