Wow! What a month this has been! Went to the Mile High Jeep Club All For Fun event and had a great time even though the t18 transmission in the GPW project locked in 3rd gear on the spring creek trail. I did a little math and figured that in 3rd and the t-case in double low it still had a 59 to 1 crawl ratio! Still had a great time playing with the m715 as it has no problems getting around. Got a couple new toys since I posted last- a Jeep Cherokee with 33 inch Swampers and an Aussie locker in the rear dana 35 that will probably hit the skids as soon as I can get a Ford 8.8 installed in it. I really do not like dana 35 axles- at least this is a non c- clip one. The other toy is a 1952 Dodge m37 army truck. This truck is a 11,000 mile minimal rust and is a pretty straight vehicle it still has all the 24 volt water/emp proof electrical stuff. Even all the gauges still work and have the glow in the dark stuff on the pointers (radioactive radium perhaps)! The thing had not run in years but after a thourough fuel system cleaning ( the fuel tank had about a gallon of dry red crusty stuff inside) the truck actually runs. The tank was a real pain to get out and back in (thanks, kyle) but the fuel sender actually worked after cleaning and a new float. The truck needs painted back to od green, a new canvas top and some new canvas seat covers- oh yeah some new tires as the current 900. 16 NDT tires predate the Kennedy administration…… the ones on the front are dated 1953….. for real! It also has a couple of interesting CIVIL DEFENSE stickers from the fifties. I will probably let dad paint it up as a USMC maintenance truck like he drove in the Marines… he still remembered the hood number from his truck 40 years ago and he would have this m37 in his driveway in a second if mom would let him…. gotta go… later!
- The Austin Healey story.
- Why does MY idea of “OLD CAR” differ from YOURS? Introducing the CHECKER.
- Ever worry that cars in traffic can’t see your vintage Jeep Wagon?
- Homer’s Garage is getting a new home!
- Catching up. Time flies so fast. Done some fun stuff. Need to write more.
- Willys Truck Continued.. THE SHIFTERS! And covering up big holes!
- The Willys pickup cluch linkage comes together
- The Willys Diesel Truck is coming along!
- So, as mentioned earlier, I’m going to sell a few things. This 56 Internatonal is one of ’em.
- A 72 Vega with a Cosworth Vega engine in it. Not my usual sort of post…