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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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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.
 

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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 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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