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My Build — Combination Valve and Oil Filters

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I’ve been a little side tracked from Gus due to a recent neighbor’s problem with a mail box — her son hit another neighbor’s mail box with her car, damaging the mail box (it’s actually two mailboxes and paper boxes that sit on a single pole).  By now, the whole neighbor knows me as the ‘guy with a jeep’; so, it was only a matter of time before it was my welder to the rescue (ok, it was a bit more complicated than that).

Now, back on track, I’ve made some progress on some trivial details.

Oil Filtering System: When I bought my V6, the seller included an external dual oil filter system.  I decided to install the system because (1) I would increase the available oil in the system, (2) having the filters external of the engine would reduce engine oil temperatures, and (3) having two oil filters would help with the engine oil temperatures even more.  Since I’m of the opinion that my last engine blew up due to oiling problems (though that was a much older 225 engine), I’m hoping this helps stalls potential problems.  I’ve also been on the phone with TAPerformance and they suggested the use of a specific pressure spring for use in buick engines with high pressure attachments.

In the image, you can see how the oil filters will sit above the filter base and the hoses will wind down to the oil filter and the forward, passenger side of the engine.

Combination Valve: A Combination Valve is simply a proportioning valve and a pressure differential valve that is combined into one unit.  I got one from a junk yard early 90s cherokee.  I grabbed the valve, the valve bracket and some of the lines.  The lines between the valve and the master cylinder were long enough that I can attach the valve to the frame.  So, I welded a small bracket to the frame and now the valve bolts to the frame.

In the image, the valve looks very close to the front of the tranny, but fortunately, there’s plenty of room.

 
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1947 CJ-2A New Jersey eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

This looks like a very solid, clean CJ-2A. I think the opening bid price on this is pretty reasonable.

“You are bidding on an original rarely seen 1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A that has been mechanically restored to use as an excellent daily driver, cruise nights, a shore summer house Jeep conv. or off-road 4×4. It is an original Willys Jeep CJ-2A 4×4 it now has a back seat, with full bucket seat interior, electric wipers, 3 speed manual transmission many great upgrades and so much more.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1961 FC-170 New Jersey **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800.

This appears in great shape.

“Price Reduced 1961 Jeep FC 170, Clear N.J title, 39,000 Original Miles, Originally Owned by a Fire Department, L6 226, 3 Speed Trans, Recent Replacement Parts Include: Interior Upgrade, 5 Tires, New Master Cylinder, Brakes, Wheel Cylinders, Hub Seals, Rebuilt Carb, Heavy Duty Starter, Steering Box Seal, Coolant Hoses and Thermostat. Auxiliary Lights on Rear Fenders. Repainted in 2003 with Minor Body Repair.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Branford, Ct $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Looks pretty stock.

“Willys jeep mostly CJ2A, F-head 4 cyl, 3 speed trans, new brakes, new wiring, 12 volt. Runs good, drives good on road and off. $2000”

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/842742212.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Rice Lake, Wi eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , , .

Brian found this unique ’46 on eBay. No doubt there’s a certain personal touch to this CJ-2A.

“For sale I have a 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep. It runs good, all 4 WD works properly. It needs rear brake drum installed, I have the drum. It has all new brake shoes and wheel cylinders, duel rear wheels needs wiring work for lights to all work. The jeep was my dads he had it since 1962 it was always kept in the garage. The body is in pretty good shape for a 46. It was painted in 1995 and it had floor patches welded in 5 years ago. The snow plow, hydrolic up and down manual left and right. I just put in a new interstate battery. It was converted to a 12v system. Thanks for looking, ask any and all questions. The jeep is for sale locally, I can stop the auction at any time!!!!!”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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Rusty FC-170 Garden City, Mo $500 obo

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This is a parts FC-170.

“Last time on this one. Antique jeep fc 170 very nearly complete. Taking the torch to it very soon.$500. o.b.o.”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/837606471.html

 
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1961 FC-170 Modesto, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE: This sold.  Thanks Alan!

The ad says this is a must look, however it still looks rusty at the edges to me.

“1961 FC 170 Jeep MUST LOOK 1961 FC 170 JEEP.  GREAT JEEP! CURRENT NON OP 6 WHEEL DRIVE. 4 SPEED TRANS. 283 SMALL BLOCK ENGINE. 70-LIMITED SLIP. SPICIER REAR END. FLAT BED. $2,500 AS IS OBO.”

 
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No Year FC-170 Wenatchee, Wa $1000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This is one of the cheaper FC’s I’ve seen — It’s a project.

“No title, needs lots of work. No transmission or transfercase. Engine does not run. These are rare. Will trade for guns, gas station items or other interesting items.”

http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/cto/801271203.html

 
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1944 GPW Granite Falls, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This appears to be a very restorable GPW.  If you are serious about getting a GPW, this one is worth a look.

“This is an original Ford GPW WWII jeep from 1944. It is a pretty rough project but does have a lot going for it.
original Ford engine not running but not seized. Engine and frame numbers match!! (as they should on ford jeeps). Original gearbox and transfer case. 3 combat rims. Call for more details if interested. Jason (360)691-7740”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/840846673.html

 
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1958 Flatfender Rockclimber Spanaway, Wa $6000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE:  Price is now $6000.

Looks like there’s been some time and money put into this rock climbing flatfender.

“58 willys flatfender it has a chevy 350,sm420 tranny, dana 44 axles with 538 gearing and detroit lockers,38″ bogger tires,4wheel disc brakes,8000lb warn winch,propane injection fuel system, custom roll cage,raceing bucket seats…comes with double axle car trailer…6,000 obo call ted @ 253-832-0728 ”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/841818231.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Bay Area, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

An olds V6? It’s so uncommon, that I had to look up the engine to learn more about it. According to Wikipedia, a version of the Buick 231 or 3800L was used between 1975-1980 in the Starfire GT. The only difference I can see is that the alternator is on the driver’s side rather than the passenger side. I’m not sure where the powersteering pump is located.

“Nice running flat fender Willys CJ2A. Olds V6 w/recent valve job. Headers. Stock transfer and trans. P/S, manual brakes. New battery and alternator. 12 volt conversion. Rebuilt carb, master cyl. All new brakes. Tires are fair, with matching new spare (not shown). High lift jack. Roll cage. Soft top with doors. (not shown). Gas tank relocated under rear deck. Stock tank removed but included. Tow bar. Oversized radiator. Warn winch included but not mounted. (Had been mounted so all holes are there). Old AM/FM/Cassette, No Speakers mounted. Old CB. 408-988-0668 M-F. 8:00-4:30”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/841617945.html

 
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Sand Jeep, Vancouver, Wa

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Price is now $1500

This jeep sports the same seats (driver’s seat and rear passenger seat) that I have.  I could use those seat covers!

“set up for sand, 2wd dana 44 with 5.13 gears and a spool, ladder bars, 400 small block with 2.05 valve heads, screw in studs, guide plates and port work, roller rockers, aluminum intake, holley carb, th350 thrans with shift kit and 3500 stall, auto meter gauges, has been sitting for a long time and needs carb rebuilt and a few other things to run. $1500 obo or $800 with out motor and trans”

 
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1975 CJ-5 Shelton, Wa $2995

• CATEGORIES: CJ5

This trail jeep seems reasonably priced.

“Selling my trail rig. It is street legal but I trailer it around. It has a built 360, T15/D20, d44/d30 locked in rear, New custom drivelines, 5in of lift (used to be S.O. w/36’s I lowered it back down) 33″ wildcats with spare. 10klb Warn winch with remote, Cd player, Full roll cage, I have the soft top for it, but it needs a little sewing work done (its all there though). It has all the lighting you will ever need, Engine runs at about 80-90psi oil presure. Oversized radiator means it never overheats on the trail. The is an awsome trail jeep. I just dont have time to use it anymore…. Les T. 253-905-5500”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/837551548.html

 
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1950 M-38 Bonney Lake, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

This is jeep is a collection of various parts.  Perhaps the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

“1950 Willys M-38 Flatfender Jeep, Buick 231 V-6, 400 Turbo auto trans, Dana 20 T/C. Centered Dana 44 rear end. Dana 30 front 3.73 gears. Tub is virtually rust free. On a DJ-5 frame, rides and drives like a new Jeep, just needs you to pick a color and paint it. “

 
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1947 CJ-2A Orting, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $800.

“this is a unfinished project. has new ps box mount fabed 1976-86 cj springs front axle pushed forward 2 inches for tires room stainless steel dash and lots lots more. dana 60 5 lug rear unfinished 44 front or toyota axles front and rear you pick also many other parts clear title”

 
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1960s FC-150 Central, Or $2500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

This started out at $3500, but the price has dropped to $2500.  There’s definitately some rust on this one.

“Early 60’s foreward control Jeep.Been in a barn for 5 years. Got it started and drove it around. Engine is great, trans and transfer work ok. Brakes need bled but work. Driver and passenger floorboards need repair, but usable.Rear cab corners rusted but small enough to repair with fibreglass i think. Beds rusty and there is surface rust.Great ranch vehicles with very little wwork. Last one I saw for sale on e bay that was similar to this they were asking $3500 and it didn’t run. Asking $3500, but will listen to offers. Wife wants it gone. e mail or call Wes 541-504-7158”

http://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/827295585.html

 
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1947 CJ-2A Kalama, Or $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $950

The seller has added some additional images.  For $950, I think this is worth a look.

No engine. This is a good restorable jeep. t90 tranny and dana 18 transfercase work. Nice aluminum wheels. throw in a buick v6 and drive it. some hundreds of dollers in newer suspension work. Hate to sell it, but need cash.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/840066119.html

 
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1966 CJ-3B Westminster, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Note the indents on the passenger side.  This is likely a reproduction body.  Seems like a pretty good price.

“RUNS GOOD, V6, 4 SPEED, POWER STEERING, OVERSIZED BRAKES,4X4, NEEDS A LITTLE TLC.”

 
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1962 CJ-3B Richland, Wa **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

How about this great looking CJ-3B with only 32K miles.  Looks pretty stock.

“I have an original 1962 CJ3B with less than 32,000 miles on it. The paint has been touched up but is still sea foam green. Kelly hardtop side steps, there was some slight rust on the passenger floor brace which has been repaired. I have the original wheels and new 15 inch bias ply tires. This jeep also has the PTO winch installed as well as I have the PTO to Warn overdrive adapter by Herm the OD guy. (no overdrive) Can send photos. $5000 Washington State.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Spokane, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

Looks like it needs some work.  The price will likely drop some.

“1946 Willys Jeep CJ2A, same owner since 1971, was a farm Jeep, stock motor/trans., not butchered – great project. Runs and drives good, needs wiring/lights,top,other work. Some parts, stock 15” wheels included. Will trade/part trade for 2002 or newer Honda XR100R, CR250R, may consider other interesting Honda motorcycle. E-mail with phone # for more info. “

 
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Builds — Vivek’s CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features

Vivek purchased a 1967 CJ-3B right hand drive Mahindra at the end of 2004.  According to his early blog notes, the jeep barely started, was missing the front drive line, and generally needed a lot of work.  When he finally did pick it up, on the way back it stalled, requiring the help of some local builders to move it out of the way of a bus.  Fast forward several years later and you can see Vivek and his CJ-3B pictured on the right.

Among Vivek’s challenges was his effort to get the papers.  Not only were the papers absent, but apparently the owner wanted to sell the jeep, but the owner’s son did not.  It took a few weeks before Vivek could get the original papers, insisting the owner drop the price slightly further for all the trouble the owner caused him.  You can read about the purchase here.

Learn more about Vivek’s recent engine rebuild, the jeep club he belongs to, and some recent jeeping pictures. Also, check out Vivek’s friend UBS and his one-of-a-kind jeep collection.

Vivek’s working for the next few months in Milipitas, California.  When he heads back in December, he hopes to take back a lift kit with him.  If anyone has any suggestions, comment below.

 
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Builds — James’ Jeep is Painted

• CATEGORIES: Builds

James sent me a pic of his recently painted flattie.  It looks great and, he write, he didn’t have to bondo it.

As I started looking a the image more closely, I realized that his jeep has reversed shackles on the front and outboarded 2 1/2 inch springs on the back.  Nice ….

You can see what it used to look like here.

 
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My Build — Bump Stops

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

I seem to be in the middle of a variety projects at the moment.  I did finally solve my bump stop puzzle — that being how to mount them.  After much pondering, I finally decided to run bolts through the frame longways.

In the image to the right you can also see the setup for the suspension limiters, which I’ll add if/when I race it.  I haven’t purchased them yet, but you can see them here.

Tomorrow I’ll have a post about the electric fan solution I found on ebay.  I also hope to have a post ready on the external dual oil filter system I’ll be completing tomorrow.

 
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1942 GPW Sacramento, Ca $3000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

This GPW looks like it is in very good shape.  I’m surprised it isn’t gone priced at $3000.  The back seems like it sits a little high?  No description at all.

“Please leave a Email. I will get Back to you as soon as I can.  Thanks For Looking…”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/831647033.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Oroville, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800

Since it’s been trailered, maybe the running gear’s in good shape?

“46 Willys flat fender, Buick V6, turbo 400 trans, power steering, tilt wheel, needs some work BEST OFFER, also have extra jeep parts”