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Thread: 1948 Willy's CJ2a Build

  1. #71

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    Yeah i am not really putting and money into the motor. I cleaned it up, put the vavles back in and just finished putting head gasket and torquing it back down. All valves were opening and closing smoothly. It isnt a true restoration. If the motor is bad i will just "upgrade"

  2. #72

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    Dropped the oil pan today. Found about a 1/2 inch of decades old sludge at the bottom the pan :(




    So also found the pan was missing a total of 6 bolts in the front of the oil pan. Bottom end looked real clean though so that was a good feeling. Gonna clean the heck out of the pan. I decided that since it was just the oil pan leaking, i can get a way with not replacing the crank seal or timing cover. So that is gonna be less work :) Now to get some rubber gloves and clean out the muck :(

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    So i put everything back together. Filled up the fluids and go to crank it up, well had a discharged battery, was able to crank a bit before i had to recharge. Then i look under the engine and there is a pool of antifreeze :(


    I checked my hoses for leaks, nothing and then i saw a leak down the side of the valve cover, i follow it up and it see the headgasket is leaking like mad



    So now i need many drinks to take the edge off. I am a bit bummed now. I am a bit done now with this motor and i have to figure out what to do now. Part of me just wants to sell/trade the thing off. Other is just thinking about a different motor/tranny combo for it. Just in a very low place tonight. UGH!!

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    Cranking the engine over i did not have any antifreeze shoot out of the holes. So that is a little bit reassuring. The fluid did not get in the cylinders. So i will recharge the battery again and try again to fire it up and get the temp up to see if it will seal itself up.
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  5. #75

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    Still fighting the Jeep. Just cant get it to run. I was getting it to "fire" and run maybe 2-3 seconds then die out.
    Today i finally decided to get to the bottom of the timing. I have "timed it" to TDC using the factory marks on the flywheel.
    I took a compression gauge and turned the crank until i got the real TDC.
    Previous owner problem #1
    The previous owner installed the flywheel 180 off.

    Well the #1 spot was close to what i had, but I couldnt turn the distributer enough to make it work, i had interference with the oiling port.
    With the Lhead the distributer doesnt have a "gear" on the bottom, it indexes with an offset slot to the oil pump.

    I pulled the distributer to see how the oil pump is indexed.
    I looked in the bore to see the oil pump slot, but there was something in there

    This piece of metal was in the distributer bore. Not sure what it is, but it does not belong in there
    PRevious owner problem #2
    After that metal was extracted, I looked into the bore
    And the oil pump was not indexed where it should have been, so i have to pull the pump and move it over a tooth or two.

    That is previous owner problem #3
    The oil pump was replaced at one point and the person did not index it correctly.

    I looked at my distributer to see what i need to clean up on it. I oiled it, wire brushed and greased the body that goes in the engine block.
    I pulled the points and hold down plate and then i see...
    Previous owner problem #4
    There is a missing mechanical advance spring.
    This is not a problem now since i couldnt get the engine started, but it would have bugged the heck out of me in the future.

    So waiting for the new springs to come in, the battery is charged and i have to get the oil pump off.
    Maybe i can get the engine running soon..... crossing fingers.

  6. #76

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    Finally got the oil pump off


    Cleaned it up, made a new gasket and reinstalled it correctly.
    I put the distributer in to see how it points and it is nice to see it pointing to where it should for cylinder #1

    No i am waiting for the mechanical advance springs to arrive.
    Ordered them from KaiserWillys who is about an hour from me, but of course when they sent them in the mail, they haaaaaad to go to atlanta first and then to me. So two days shipping from an hour away :(

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    Hey Dan, I live 5 minites from Kaiser Willys in Aiken. If you ever need me to pick something up and bring it to the meetings I would be glad to do that.

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    Still fighting the motor. I might be close, i found i had the incorrect bendix on the starter and it was not working well spinning the motor.
    I replaced the bendix to the correct tooth count. It does seem to spin much better. It did start the first try with some starting fluid, and ran for like 4 sseconds.


    I finally think i got the ignition down, i just have to continue battling on before i get the Rover to the house and this gets mothballed for a bit
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  9. #79

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    Well good things have happened. the Jeep starts every time now. The Brand new condensor i installed was bad. I threw in one from my old scout and the engine fired right up.
    Smokes still but i just need to keep running it to see if i can get it to seal up.

    And of course i saw some antifreeze under the Jeep. I assumed it was a loose hose clamp. Until i felt under the water pump. Yup it is time for it to die.




    Yeah i am having trouble deciding which is the bad water pump ;)
    I guess the motor sis not have a hose on the water pump for a long time, i found bug stuff on the water pump impeller.

    Now to work on the brakes, once they stop leaking i am ready for a test driver :)

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