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Kubota V2203 Engines Battle Ground, WA $2200

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/04/2020) At the bottom you can see a video of a Kubota V2203 from a refrigeration unit installed in a flattie. You can learn more about this swap at overlanddiesel.com.


“Engine will be strapped to a pallet.
These engines are easily swapped into Jeep’s, bobcats, or even used for standby generators. Perfect for projects

I can send a video of the engine running or you can come check it out.
Contact with any questions you might have.
These V2203 engines can be swapped in place of older V1902, V1903, V1702, V1703 models.
D1105 will include an inline electric fuel pump

All you need to run these are fuel and a battery. Fully mechanical. Fuel solenoid can be removed and blocked off, or you can wire into ignition power. All engines have a manual shutdown lever on the fuel rack.

SAE #4 Bellhousing pattern

If you are unsure if this model will be a direct swap, message me and I will let you know if it will work for your application. Engines are sold “as is” with no warranty.

Conversion kit links;




Here’s the video of a used Kubota engine installed in a a flattie that I mentioned:


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Roger’s Air-Cooled Engine

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This is not for sale.

Roger shared these pics of an air-cooled engine he has. He showed it off at this year’s Willys Rally. It’s an air-cooled engine with “WILLYS” cast on the valve cover and intended for use as a generator, though he was told it was the same engine used in the M-274 Mule.

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1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 block Edison, NJ $100


Steve spotted this block. Maybe someone can use it?



“I have for sale a used 1954 6-cylinder Kaiser Darrin 161 CI (2.6L) Willys Hurricane F-head bare cylinder block. It has the main caps and does have some surface rust from sitting. It appears that the cylinders have been bored .020 over as they measure 3.30” from the standard 3.10” bore. Other than a broken exhaust manifold stud just ahead of the #2 exhaust port, this block doesn’t appear to have any issues at all and it has all 4 original main caps and bolts. I would like to get $100 for the block plus shipping if needed. Local pickup would certainly be preferred but I can ship via truck freight.”

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F-head Engine Okoboji, IA $1200

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Bill spotted this F-head for sale.


“Was running engine pulled from a ’52 or later Willy’s. Its only missing the carb and the distributor cap. Otherwise is complete with bellhousing. Will accept reasonable offers, no delivery. Has been stored with oil in it, intake manifold covered, and plugs in the head so it is a running core. You will need to pick up.”


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2 L-heads Visalia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Might be a good price.

“Two rebuildable CJ2A Jeep motors. Approximately 1946 vintage. Must be picked up. Sold as is.”

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L-heads, F-heads College Station, TX


UPDATE: Some engines still available: Willys M38 M38A1 CJ-2A CJ-3 CJ-5. They also have a variety of older jeep parts, including radiators, grilles, windshields, seats, and more.

(04/29/2020) Not sure what all is here, but in the pics I can see some L-head and F-head engines.


“Rebuildable Jeep engines flat head and F head with many accessories and some new parts available.

75+ engines currently in stock.
Contact for more information.

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Kubota V2203t w/ Willys Adapter Harveysburg, OH $2500


Looks like this was in a CJ-5.


“Just pulled out of a Willy’s jeep it was in. Runs good no issues, comes with Willy’s adapter new clutch and belhousing. Believe this fits many skid loaders, and other equipment also.


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2 Industrial Willys Engines Tulsa, OK $400


Maybe some parts value? Unclear whether they are f-heads or l-heads.


“Two 4 cylinder engines out of Hobart welders, complete.”

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2 F-head Engines Conway, MA $500

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

These might interest someone.


“Willys F-Head engines for parts or rebuild. Good blocks, no cracks. Only 2 left. $500 each OBO.


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1962 Tornado Engine Douglass, KS $2000

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: Thanks to Mark for correcting me. I thought that was a head (black color), but it’s actually the standard exhaust.


“I have a 1962 230 OHC straight six tornado engine made by Kaiser it has 5000 miles and is broke in, replaced one oil pump drive gear. It is a good running engine for a willys jeep or other project also have the machine shop receipt”

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L-head with Custom Exhaust San Jose, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $225.

This may be aWWII engine. Most interesting is the custom exhaust. I wonder what carb intake setup was used.

“Willy’s Jeep engine, I think a 1942 to 1948 . Turns over , as is. Will remove from the chassis it’s bolted to. Local pick up only, can load with fork lift.”

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1951 CJ-3A Engine Jersey City, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

“1951 CJ3A Motor
L Head 4 cyl. 134 cu in
Excellent condition. 61,839.9 miles. Garage kept. Starts right up. Runs smooth. Does not smoke. Video of the engine running taken on 1/2/21 available upon request. If you are interested I will also include the carburetor, starter, fuel pump, radiator, new two piece front exhaust pipe and tail pipe. (Unfortunately the new muffler fell off the trailer somewhere along the way home)”




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Tornado 230 Engine Vancouver, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Marty’s got this Tornado engine and bell housing for sale.

“I have a complete tornado 230 engine for sale. Complete wirh flywheel, clutch and pressure plate, bell housing, starter, 12 volt alternator mounted on the engine, also have the original 6 volt alternator to go with, i have a factory power steering pump with mount and hoses thats not mounted too.

I was told this was a good running motor when i got it. And by the looks of it i would believe it. Shows little signs of any oil leaks, new water pump, new cap and rotor with new spark plug wires and even the detailed out valve cover. I was goimg to use it in my wagon but my build plans have changed.”



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CJ-2A? L-head Colfax, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $150.

Maybe someone can use this.

“1946 4-cylinder Flathead Engine. Taken out of a 1947 CJ2 Willys Jeep $150”


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Kubota V2203 4cyl Diesel New Tripoli, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

Scott spotted this engine for sale. It seems a good price, but I don’t follow this market too closely. This combined with the Overland Diesel kit makes a good setup.

“I have a good running 4 cyl kubota IDI diesel engine. Spins freely, works well. About 3500 hrs. Was my back up skid steer engine. Did a full overhaul on my old engine. No longer need this. This motor does run.”


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Super Hurricane w/ T90 and Dana 18 West Michigan **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

“Prime candidate for rebuild, disassembled and fully cleaned. Standard bore and crank. Including oil pan and all pictured parts . T90,Dana18 .$650.00”






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  1. L-134 out of a Jeepster Providence, RI $625:
  2. F-134 (is not a ’46 engine) Wakefield, RI $450: https://providence.craigslist.org/pts/d/wakefield-1946-jeep-engine/7244271591.html
  3. F-161 Providence, RI $1295:
  4. F-134 Conway, MA $500:
  5. L-226 Albany, NY $400:
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Industrial CJ-3A? L-head Engine Pocahontas, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

Could be worth a look. Given the oil filter bracket, this may be a CJ-3A era engine.


“Here is a Willys Jeep Industrial engine that originally powered a welder. The welder was bad and scrapped. This engine is loose and turns over but I’ve never heard it run; it was supposedly running when the welder unit failed. Should make a good engine for parts or might be restored. I understand these were used in the early Willys Jeeps including the CJ2A. Asking 450 or make an offer. It will part out for more than my asking price, so if it doesn’t sell soon I’ll just part it out. Text is best. If you are reading this ad then it’s still available; please be serious as I’ve dealt with all the deadbeats I want to.”

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L6-161 Engine Palisade, CO $650


This should interest someone.


“Kaiser Supersonic/Hurricane L6-161 6 Cylinder Engine. Free moving. I don’t know the condition of the interior but is free and feels right.
Asking $650.00 obo.
On a pallet in my shop.”

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L-134/Trans/TC Portland, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

Looks to be a 3A or later engine.

“Not running
Trans and transfer case too
Make cash offer
You pick up Portland”


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1961 Wagon Harness & Windshield Michigan $100 or OBO


Tom’s got a few parts from a 1961 Wagon for sale (engine/trans combo sold). Call Tom at 616 204 9663 for more info.

Complete wire harness and dashboard for Willys Wagon or pick up truck. $100.00 or OBO.

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3. Windshield from a 1961 Wagon $150 (No pic provided.)

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CJ-2A Marine Engine and Transmission Kingston, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $950.

(06/23/2020) Here’s a rare pairing. Somewhere I had an advertisement for Willys marine engines in a Florida newspaper from 1946, but I can’t find that ad at the moment.

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“This unit has been in storage for a long time. The pistons are not stuck. Carburetor needs to be freed up and cleaned out. MB 564093 Marine Power Unit. 134 c.i.d.. This is a non running military engine that has been in storage. I see no cracks or breaks in the castings. I separated the engine and gear box so they could be mounted on my engine stands. After removing the oil pan and cylinder head and checking it out, I loosely assembled it just to keep things all together. The generator is a 6 volt, 40 amp. and the starter motor & bendix look good.

The “marine drive” gear box that was mounted on the engine has a multiple disc wet clutch with “knuckle in” engagement and by moving the lever in the other direction knuckles the clutch out, goes into neutral and will begin to apply a band brake as lever movement continues. Box is full of oil and looks good. The universal coupling behind the box is very heavy duty. The engine flywheel is drilled and tapped for a vehicle clutch assembly, but is still yet a clutch virgin. Starter gear shows very, very little wear. I will be happy to open things back up (engine and gear box) with a interested person present.”

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L-134 Kittery, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $375.

Seller will throw in the stand for $50.

“Have an early Willy’s Go Devil engine which turns freely, head bolts all turn nicely, no visible cracks but I have not had it scanned. Wilson Foundry W4 mold, cast number 838632. Serial number behind oil filter was grown down or never there, believe that is because the engine was overhauled at some point in its life. Not sure on that. It came as a package when I purchased my 46 CJ2A and I don’t need it. Toss in 50 bucks and you can have the stand. Hope the pictures add value. If the post is up, it is available. Cash only, pick up only.”


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1952 F-head/Tranny/TC Socorro, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Seller will thrown in a second F-head for free.

“For sale 1952 Jeep Willys Engine, Manual transmission and two stick transfer case. Engine was running, it smoked a little bit, transmission and transfer was working fine. The electrical it’s already converted to 12 Volts. I’m asking 500.00 or best offer. Hablo Español. I can throw an extra identical engine for free.”


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L-head, Tranny, TC Fort Gratoit, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Transfer Cases, Transmissions

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

There could be parts value here.

“Original Willys Flat head pulled from 48′ willys pickup. Engine has not been started in several years. Engine only.

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