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Pinto 4 Cyl Engine Lewisberry, PA $750

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Ricky is selling this Ford Pinton engine. The sale includes Novak conversion kit to attach to a T-90.


“Includes a Pinto motor with approx 15k miles from a Ford Shay kit car and is on a motor stand and just needs to be wired to run. No documentation but motor spins freely, has good compression, and is in really nice shape. Have the rare bellhousing that bolts up to the Willys T90. Comes with a new Novak conversion kit to bolt to the T90. Comes with a brand new Summit oil filter conversion kit if you need to relocate the oil filter. $750 for the package, I wanted to install this in my Willys but realize I will never get to it since my original motor runs great and I’m well, to lazy to do it”

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161L & T96 West Richland, WA $500


Looks like a good price on a hard-to-find 161 lightening.


“161l Flathead Willy’s Kaiser and T96 with overdrive. Motor runs, was running when pulled and was fired up a couple weeks ago.”


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NOS L-134 Block Somerset, PA $3000

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Tom shared this unique item.



“As pictured, likely the only one of its kind left, NOS straight from a Willys Jeep dealership parts inventory…

If you are doing a factory 100 point restoration, or if you just want to have a shortblock ready to go vs having to find and wait on a (more expensive) engine rebuild shop this is ready for you!

My dad and I bought this Willys Overland flat head, 4 cyl. Shortblock flathead engine years ago. It sure was an exciting find! It was still in its original factory crate which fell apart as we loaded it out of the dealership. (Somewhere I even have pictures of it the day we found it).

Fast forward years ahead, our 1946 CJ2A is a fine running Jeep and our other Jeeps use different engines. So, I either keep this as a spare, buy another Jeep project or find someone who can use this now. As a friend reminded me, I’ll be sorry to see this go as I’ll never find another brand new one again in my lifetime! I can load and deliver to new owner at the Ohio Jeep show coming up in mid May – Canton, Ohio.”

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1943 MB Engine Norris, MT $2000


It’s not clear to me whether this is a NOS engine or a rebuilt one.


“1943 Willys MB replacement motor never had oil. I have found all the parts for the military model, and it is complete including the starter.”

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L-134 From Generator Eugene, OR **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $500.

It runs.

“Willys flathead 4 cyclender runs great. Came out of a 1952 hobart welder generator. $500 obo.”


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2 F-heads Coos Bay, OR $350

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

TJ spotted this seemingly good price.


“2 Willys F Head 134 Motors. Both turn over. Light Blue ran good when pulled. $350 for both. Cash only.”

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1962 F-head Starrucca, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $350.

Steve passed this engine along. It may be worth a look.

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“Here is a running jeep motor I believe around 1962
That was used to power my Ford 821 tractor.
I removed the motor a few years ago when I began
a multi year project to restore it from a back hoe / loader
to a 841 tractor. The engine was running fine however, the
front engine pulley was not capable of running the pump
on the front end loader. It has been sitting inside my garage
ever since. The engine looks like the engine in my 62 Willys
Jeep CJ-5. It has the skid plate under the oil pan.

I cannot locate the timing cover as it was removed many years ago.”

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Tornado Engine Quanah, TX $500

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Save the Tornados, right Dan?


“230 tornado jeep straight six replacement for a wills Jeep from the 60’s this motor has been rebuilt never used set for many years it will probably need the seals replace”


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1945 MB Engine Fenton, OH $500

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Someone ought to be able to use this.


“1945 Willys Jeep Engine
Original MB engine
Would be a rebuild project
Make offer”

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M-38 and MB Engines New London, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $600 and $400.

Looks go be value here.

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“Up for sale are a Willys M38 engine $600. + a Willys MB Block $400 The M38 engine has the timing gear pulled off.
I have the Damper Pulley + Timing gear and cover. The MB is a block only. I have the crank and cam + oil pan for it.”

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Frozen CJ-2A Orville, OH $350

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

Unclear how much value is here.



‘This motor is from a 1946 CJ2A that I purchased in 1994.
Jeep was sold long ago.
The motor number is CJ 2A 25623.
Motor is frozen, will not turn.
Missing carb and distributor.
Dirty and rusty.
Selling AS -IS , for parts, rebuild or core.
See photos for condition.
Please reply via Craig site relay Email link above or call.
No text messages.
No shipping.
Cash only
If you still see this listing then the motor is still available.”

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1968 327 Engine Trans/TC Quincy, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

The 327 is supposed to be rebuilt.


“1968 Jeep AMC motor 327 ci rebuilt in crate and 1968 Jeep auto. Trans.and transfer case. For more info PM me and I will give you the contact number. If the post is up it’s available., will not answer to is this available.”

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Free F-head Myrtle, OR $Free


As TJ noted when he sent this, free is a good price. Maybe some useful parts.


“Complete motor it is locked up free for the taking located in Myrtle creek oregon”


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1943 MB Engine Burlingame, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $800.

Engine spins.

“1943 Willys jeep MB “go devil” engine.
Engine has been in storage for years.
Engine is not frozen, turns over by hand, good compression.
Bell housing, generator, carb included, see pictures.
Serious buyers only”


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1946 Vintage Engine Marine Conversion Kit Catalog on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Features

This unusual and rare booklet from 1946 offered marine-conversion kits from the Osco Motors Corp out of Philadelphia for standard engines from several manufacturers, including Willys-Overland. The were called “Convo-Kits”.

View all the information on eBay

“Vintage 1946 Booklet * Convo-Kits For Marine Conversion Of Ford And Jeep Motors .
Vintage Booklet – Has Lots Of Wear But Complete – From Osco Motors Corp. Philadelphia PA.
Measures App. 9 X 6 – 14 Pages .
Loc. A-39.”

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3 L-Heads plus Parts Gackle, ND $2500

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Parts

The seller wants to sell the whole lot.


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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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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.