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Puzzled about Brake Line Sizes

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

Once again, I’ve been searching the internet.  The newest quest for information involves brake line sizes.  Specifically, as I posted a few days ago, I pulled brakes lines and a combo valve from a late 80s Cherokee.

One of the things I didn’t realize initially was that the front brakes lines are 3/16″ while the rear line is 1/4″.  The question I had was, does that matter?  After some searching, I landed on the Hotrodders site where readers discussed this issue.  The nut of the discussion was that this should not be an issue and, in fact, has been done on many newer vehicles….

 
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Wiring Harnesses — EZ2Wire

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, How To

When I built my last jeep, I removed the wiring from a totaled Chevy Vega.  Using schematics I copied at a library, I was able to sort out the wires and hook everything together.  This time, I don’t have a wrecked Vega in the driveway.  Moreover, I didn’t want to spend the time at the junkyard pulling one out of a wrecked vehicle.  So, I made the decision to purchase a kit.

My first thought was to use a Painless Wiring Kit, but they seemed to be few and far between on Craigslist.  So, I figured that I’d have to buy a new wiring kit.  When I looked at the price of a new Painless Kit, I thought the price was a little high, so I turned to ebay to see what was available.

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Certifiablejeep.com

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

While doing some research on brakelines, I came across certifiablejeep.com, a website that appears to mostly follow CJ-5s and CJ-7s.   There’s some good information on the website.

“This site is dedicated to all that is Jeep. Mostly CJ’s are depicted and discussed on this site, but it isn’t limited to just CJ’s. We have been live now for for a little over 3 years and in that time we have met and talked with many people. The site has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. It is still geared towards those who want to enjoy the Jeep lifestyle and gain and share knowledge about Jeeps.”

Certifiable Jeep.com

 
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Anyone know where to find Vintage Mud Flaps?

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit, Features

This afternoon I spent some time searching the internet to find some type of vintage mud flaps, without much success. I’m looking for some flexible rubber flaps with some type of 4×4 image or logo on them. Here’s an example of what I had on my last jeep (I should have kept those …).

 
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1950 Jeepster Eastpointe, Mi $750

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster

Here’s a barn find.  If the rust situation isn’t bad (and that’s a big if), then this might be a good project.  Slim on details.

“call for details after 10 am 586-773-7195 Chuck”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/cto/851658319.html

 
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1962 FC-170 Cedarville, Oh **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This has got rust in the usual areas.  Sounds like the history on it is pretty clear.

UP FOR BID, 1962 WILLYS JEEP FC 170 DRW. FACTORY DUAL REAR WHEELS WITH FUNCTIONING DUMP BED. THIS TRUCK HAS SPENT ITS ENTIRE LIFE WITHIN 5 MILES OF CURRENT LOCATION. IT WAS PURCHASED NEW LOCALLY BY A CATTLE BREEDER AND USED TO HAUL CATTLE FEED. IT WAS PARKED INSIDE IN THE MID-EIGHTIES AND BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE THIS YEAR. IT RUNS GREAT,START FIRST HIT. IT DOES NEED BRAKE WORK.”

 
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1948 CJ-2A Caldwell, Id **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“You are bidding on a 1948 Willys Jeep, rebuilt 4.3 Liter V-6 Engine, Manual P90 3 Speed Transmission with new gears and shafts, Tilt steering, power steering, new wheels and tires, new paint, new seat covers, custom stainless steel dash, custom windshield, custom bumpers, New fenders and hood, new fuel tank mounted in frame. New Rear Differentials, new brakes with new master cylinder and slave cylinder. New transfer case.”

 
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1958 CJ-3B Soda Springs, Id eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE:  This has been relisted on eBay

It looks like it is sporting some newer springs with some lift, but otherwise is pretty stock.  Appears in very good shape as does the trailer.

“This Jeep is in excellent condition! I was going to use this for mountain fun, but decided it was in to good of shape because it is vintage.  It runs great and I have had no problems with it. Does leak a little oil. Very quiet and clean! There is a scratch in the paint on the hood. I tried to show this as best I could in the pictures. I bought it from a retired gentleman that had restored it and kept it in garage and so have I. Comes with bikini top, full soft top, hard side doors with matching paint, tow bar, two jeep manuals, an extra gasoline rack, harness seat belts. Tires are in excellent condition and the spare is new.  ”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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My Build — Small wins

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

Small wins continue to push Gus forward.  This weekend I finished hooking up the transmission lines to the transmission cooler.  It’s a good think I pulled the lines apart and double checked them as one had a crack near the entry to the th350.  A quick stop at Andy’s Supply in Boise and the crack was taken out and the line repaired (Boy, do they give great service!).

My radiator hoses were a challenge.  I stopped in at my local Schucks and wandered back to their radiator hose area.  After seeing that none of their hoses would work, I finally selected two that I could cut, bridge and fit.  After cutting the hoses and bridging both radiator hoses (inlet and outlet) with a metal tube, I finally got a fit I can live with — however, it’s not a solution I’m thrilled about.

This is one of those situations I’m gonna let digest for a few days while I tackle some work projects and deal with replacing the waterpump on my 540i (which over the last month has seen the thermostat go bad [$100], the alternating belt break [$25], and the waterpump go [$150] — each requiring an online purchase and a week wait).

 
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Reader’s Builds — Don Giovanini’s CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Don’s got a beautiful CJ-3B that he’s clearly spent a great deal of time building.  Only a labor of love would produce details as unique as ‘a 4 barrel with a holley from a scout’.  If you don’t see this weekly driver around town, then he’s likely in the the hills of Colorado.

Some stats:

  • A 1954 CJ-3B that has the nomenclature plate for government service.
  • 231 buick bored .030 balanced
  • Eldebrock performer 4 barrel with a holley from a scout with a small venturi
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1949 CJ-3A Santa Clarita, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This appears to be a rust free CJ-3A.

“This Jeep has an easy starting smooth running Continental (Jeep) L4-134 engine. I replaced the carb. And the fuel pump about 2 years ago, and put a new master cylinder in it just recently. I also replaced the choke cable. It has extra wide offset wheels with P2325/75/R15 tires that are in great condition. The windshield frame and a new grommet are included, but I do not have the glass. Any glass shop can cut one, as is a one piece flat windshield…”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Albuquerque, NM $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A

Here’s a restored CJ-2A out of New Mexico.

“1946 Willys CJ2A, classic Jeep restored to original condition w/careful attention to detail, frame off restoration, every component of drive train rebuilt including the GO DEVIL flat head, L-134 engine, transfer case and transmission, new Spicer fron axle shafts, new brake lines, wheel cylinders and master cylinder, ignition converted to 12 volt solid state, Jeep comes w/open-sided, canvas, trail top and adjustable tow bar, $9500 or best offer.”

View the pics here

 
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1960 DJ-3A Boulder City, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

I haven’t run across very many DJ-3As in running condition.  It looks like it would be very restorable.  See the text from the old Aug 1, 2008, craigslist ad below —

“1960 DJ3A Willys Jeep, two wheel drive, three on the tree, brand new best top, new clutch, new brake master cylinder, new ties, new coil, 134 inch flat heatergen, 95135 miles.”

 
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1943 GPW Riddle, Or — $3500

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB)

UPDATE:  The price has been reduced to $3500

Obviously, there’s been a few updates, and it sounds like good ones, to this jeep.  Most interesting to me is the chain driven clutch.  I’m not sure what the seller means by that.

“1943 flatfender jeep produced by ford for the war.. Not all original so if thats what your looking for this isnt it. But if you want a good driving fun flatfender this is the rig. Its got a buick 225 v6 that was rebuilt 4,xxx miles ago, saginaw power steering, swapped in dana 30 front end with disk brakes and warn hubs, rancho springs and shocks, t-14 3 speed full synchro tansmission with a warn overdrive, full k line soft top in decent shape, chain driven clutch makes it easier to engage, Good body with minimal rust, larger gastank, electic fuel pump with shut off switch, spare tire carrier, ….. Contact me at cpap22@hotmail.com or call Chase at 541-817-2101”

http://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/841104224.html

 
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1954 CJ-3B Sanger, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

It’s listed at $3500, but James noted the seller will take $3000.  I can’t see any major issues from the pics.

“1954 willy’s jeep CJ3B; mostly original condition. F head engine, runs good. Price is $3500 OBO”

 

 
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1940s MB Sunnyvale, Ca $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB

The top on this MB is unusual.  Is that a custom or aftermarket top?  I can’t say for sure this is an MB, it’s just my guess.

“I have a 1940’s Willy’s flat fender for sale. I’m asking 3500 or best offer. The jeep still runs but needs work as you can see in the pics. If you have any questions about the car or your interested in looking at it. You can reach me at 408-209-0511 my name is Branden. Or you can send an e-mail to shortys_weedies@yahoo.com Serious inquiries only. Thank you”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/846291658.html

 
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1951 CJ-3A Newcastle, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2200

“1951 Willys Flat Fender Jeep $2200 obo.  Has 302 Ford V8 running with 4 barrel carb. Needs tranny and transfer case replaced. Have original trans and transfer out of vehicle (bad case and cluster). “

 
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Flat Fender Repro Body Nevada $1500 – $2000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts

This is a brand new reproduction body that includes front clip and windshield frame.  Never installed.  If you already have a title, then this is a pretty sweet deal for only $1500.

“New, never installed, Jeep Flat Fender body. Includes tub, front fenders, grill/radiator support, radiator, hood, windshield frame. This was a project that never got started, built a CJ7 instead. It cost over $3000.00 new, I will take $2000.00 with title and VIN plate or $1500.00 without title and VIN plate. Prices are firm. Reply to this ad for more details, questions or to make an offer.”

 
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Buick V6 Jeep Headers $100 — SOLD

• CATEGORIES: News

UPDATE:  Don has said he’ll purchase the headers. Apparently his son is building a ’52 flattie with a V6.  Ironically, Don is in Colorado and Colorado is where I purchased my newest set off of craigslist.

Wait, this is my ad …  I’m selling this set of headers because I found a set of chrome V6 headers in Colorado that John will be sending me tomorrow that ‘should’ fit.

“I’ve got a brand new set of jeep fenderwell headers for sale that I bought several months ago. These fit Buick V6s (225, 231, 3.8L). I bought these brand new for my jeep, but the way my engine is configured, they were angled in such a way that they don’t quite fit.

These should fit fine on a normal jeep application. They’d fit fine on my jeep if I had a shorter tranny, but the longer tranny pushed the engine farther forward and higher. You can see how my old headers fit but the new ones didn’t here at my ewillys website: http://www.ewillys.com/?p=765.

http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/843491732.html

 
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1952 M-38 Greeley, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

Except for the ‘racing’ scoop’, engine and tires, it looks pretty stock.

“A RARE 1952 M38 FLAT FENDER WILLYS JEEP.ENGINE HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A 1956 F-HEAD 134 CU INCH 75 HP FRESHLY REBUILT. T-90 MANUEL 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION, T-18 TRANSFER CASE. HAS LOCK OUT HUBS. ALL MECHANICAL COMPONENTS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO 12 VOLTS.  INCLUDES ALTERNATOR, ELECTRIC WIPERS, LIGHTS WITH TURN TURN SIGNALS. ALL GAUGES IN WORKING ORDER.”

 
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Rare Backhoe for FC 170 $2750

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Dan asked me to post a rare backhoe and a DRW 170 for him.

FC 170 Backhoe Ottawa model LX: I just have too much and need room for my restored backhoe coming in. I thought I’d let FC guys know about it before listing it on the evil Ebay. But I do need to get it out of here. I have 22 FC’s right now and need to let loose this one for space.

This is the correct backhoe for a FC 170 DRW (here’s more about the DRW). I was going to put it on a DRW but found an original complete FC with factory backhoe so no need for this one. A backhoe is one of the rarest configurations for an FC. This isn’t a parts unit used for my other one. This is complete. It will need to be restored. Price $2,750.”

Rare factory 4 speed T98 DRW truck: This was the truck I was going to use for the backhoe. A Rare 4 speed T98. One of about 20 factory 4 speeds known. No bed but complete and it needs a total restoration.  Price reflects condition but it is restorable.  Price $1,200. I can send pics if your interested. (here’s more about the DRW)

Located by Burbank CA. If your going to Roy’s Roundup about 60 miles away, I could meet you there there Sun.  Email dan@carousel.com or call 818-203-9708″

 
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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