Recent content by DeetFreek

  1. DeetFreek

    New Project & Questions

    I know NDT already answered this part, and I'm going to second his reply. I just went through this on my A1. A lot of things had been altered, swapped, taken off completely on it. I'm not going back to 100% original by any means, but I want it to at least look closer than it did. Mine had a YF...
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    It runs again, still leaks too. Starting to think that the small chunk of missing block is the culprit. Of course, I can't tell without pulling the engine back out. This is after roughly 15 minutes of run time. I realize it's not easy to discern just how much is there since there's floor-dri...
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    New carb on, fuel fittings sealed and not drippy, radiator flushed and filled (it has a leak naturally), it starts and runs on it's own now with no hesitation. Good oil pressure, holds around 25 or so once it warmed up. Probably going to get a new exhaust setup. Again, the hack job by the PO...
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Man, it's been a headache the last few days. Messing with the mechanical fuel pump, it works off the block just fine. Mount it, no pressure at all. Of course, initially I had it plumbed in reverse! In my defense, I'm so used to having the inlet facing the rear of the vehicle, that's how I set it...
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Forgot I had smaller ones! Cleaning up the tool boxes today and ran across these, so ya know I had to install them. Little drill and tap action and they're ready to go.
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    You are correct, I was informed that they were either cadmium or zinc plated. Don't know why I didn't think of that to start with. Part of my job is plating....
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    What you do on a day when the big projects are basically on hold for whatever reason. Made a beauty plate to cover up the cluster of holes in the dash and cleaned up the seat frame chains. Interesting how one is a gold toned metal and the other is steel grey.
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    This is from a few days ago, I was pretty happy to hear it run for the first time in over five years. But, like the link reads, throttle shaft is toast. Gotta get that straightened out before I can move forward. So, today was a slow day. I took the cushions off the seat frames and cleaned...
  9. DeetFreek

    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Stuck my floor pans in today, pedals attached and leak checked the patch in the fuel tank. Had one small seep, took care of it, and now for the internal cleaning of it.
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Absolutely correct, I have an early. Delivered May '53. I surprisingly still have the correct fenders, but somewhere along the line, my battery box cover was altered. Still has all the thumbscrews, but all eight tabs were cut off the sides and a stud was added to each end.
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    What have you done to your JEEP today

    The grille unbolts from the radiator and the inner fender wells and can be swung face down. This allows the entire powertrain (radiator, engine, trans and transfer case) to be taken out as one unit. That's pretty much the reasoning, but yes, you could get to the fins that way too.
  12. DeetFreek

    What have you done to your JEEP today

    I bounced around a lot today. Clean here paint there, just didn't feel like it was a very accomplishing day. But, I got the grille painted, and mostly reassembled. I swept up the pile of paint and filler remnants, really didn't feel like laying in it if I didn't need to. I don't want to even...
  13. DeetFreek

    What have you done to your JEEP today

    I spent a good five years building commercial mufflers, I know a few tricks. What I ended up doing was after welding up the three inner sides (almost, but not quite to the outer corners) took a hammer and slowly beat the edge down to match the radius. I really didn't cut too far into it, so...
  14. DeetFreek

    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Today's project. Went rather well, with the exception of out at the seam, where some of the lead solder remained. Had to grind out and re-weld a few times to burn out the solder. Gonna try performing electrolysis on this tank, it needs a good cleaning out. Got some headlight pieces primed...
  15. DeetFreek

    What have you done to your JEEP today

    Just a few more gallons.
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