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46 Willys-Overland CJ-2A

WolfGT

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#41
More information on the cylinder bore size. Talked to a rep at Kaiser Willys and asked them why they sell rebuild kits for that engine but don't offer the 80 over pistons in the kit (only up to 60 over). But you can buy the 80 over pistons from them by themselves. He said that 80 over is pushing it in that engine and for that reason they don't offer them in the kit. I'm considering just having them all sleeved to 60 over, but we'll see what the engine shop says.

Well, the machine work has started. I got a call yesterday letting me know that they found a crack in the #1 cylinder. That is the one that the piston was seized in and me and my dad had to beat it out. But they said that the other 3 bored out clean to 80 over and he can get a sleeve for the front one locally (in stock). So he is going to go ahead and sleeve it and continue the machine work. The crank is out a another engine shop getting ground. I will need to get a new crank. I should have all the information I need within a week to start ordering parts.
 

WolfGT

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#42
We have decided to sleeve all 4 cylinders back to stock size. I see I made a typo in the previous post. I will need a new cam, not crank. Still waiting for the crank to be finished so we can get bearing sizes. Good thing I'm in no hurry.
 

WolfGT

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#43
My dad and brother are coming into town this weekend and I have put the Willys in the center of the shop ready for their arrival. I have ordered and received a new second gear for the transmission and a rebuild kit. I am hoping to take care of the trans and pull the rest of the drivetrain (both axles) for inspection while they are here. The 3 of us should make quick work of it. The only problem is that once that is done, it is now in the middle of my shop .... stranded. But we'll see.

But, for those that aren't attached to me on facebook, here is the beauty that delayed the Willys.

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I needed a truck and my wife would not let me get anything but a classic. So it took me a bit to get her on the road but it's great to have a truck again.

Back to the Willys.
 

WolfGT

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#46
That's funny. Yep, I have her in town this week. Drove it two hours from charlotte this morning. It did well on the interstate running between 55 and 60. Brought it in town for a car show on Saturday. You must have seen me on the way back from the post office.


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WolfGT

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#47
So...... After over a year sitting at the shop, I regret telling the guy that I was in no hurry. So I went and picked it back up last week. The only thing that was done to it was the crank was ground and the block and head was checked for cracks. That's it. At the moment, all of it went on the shelf. I just received all the parts to go through the transmission and transfer case. Going to do that and then decide what is next. I may not be able to work in the shop for a while soon, so who knows at the moment.
 
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