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Old 01-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1947 Willys

Here is how we found her, we have a bid in on the other 2 he has.
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Get her on the trailer,
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and away we go,,,,
Now we have her home, and start looking at the engine to see if she will fire and what it (the engine) is. It is not the OEM 4 cyl.
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Question is, what is it? make and year/s?
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Thanx Richard
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a ford 6. nice find.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree ford i6 they used a lot of ford parts back then because willys was still pretty small so theyd outsource the parts id bet some farmer needed more power at some point
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yep ford I6 good motor if it isn't locked up. my 55 has the flat 6 and the 57 has the I6... good luck in the build.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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She cranks over, the carb was very gummed up, the points were dirty, but I think I can make her run! This one is going to be fun!
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not a ford the spark plugs are wrong, they have gaskets, fords are tapered,,,
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Ok I think this is going to make it a chrysler!
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if you enlarge the tag, looks like it reads across the top *Chrysler Corporation*
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Pirate, please make a Willys section....... c'mon I said please. YAY!

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Old 02-06-2010, 04:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok I am building this for someone else (it's a fun job) and I dont always agree with what he decides, it's his money. What he wants is a piece he can add to his collection. If it is driven on the streets it will only be a few times over several years, it will never see trails as long as it is in his collection!
The bed is gone, will build a flatbed for her
The engine sounds good, we will use it
There is little rust,we will patch as needed
Not adding AC
no lift
Keep the added in heater
work out all dents and dings
rewire the whole thing most likely
clean her up make her solid again
new paint new interior new weather strips,
I am also thinking some nice wood panels in the doors
new tires and I bet he'll be putting some nice chrome wheels on also, maybe go a bit larger with the tires but not much

Its going to be a week or 2 before I can get back to her. We had to get rid of a slacking renter, but now I have a shop with 2 bays, 4-3 ton overhead cranes, miller mig welder, new air compressor, new fork lift, very old iron worker etc etc etc,,,, more room to move! Wish I had this kind of cash,,,,

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree it looks like a Ford I-6 but the starter's not right. It's not a Chrysler
product. The only OHV I-6 Chrysler ever made was the Slant Six. My guess
is it's from one of the orphan makes such as Studebaker. They were popular
swaps back in the late '50's and early '60's. Anyway, nice truck. Years ago
I had a '51 with a 350h.p. 327 Chevy in it. That guy was a rocket ship with
those 5:38 gears. Let us know when you determine engine make.
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Are those Chevy fenders grafted on the rear?
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I think the whole box is Chevy, looks like Chevrolet on the tailgate.
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes the box WAS a chevy, we have removed it and will fab a flatbed for her.

At this point we still have no idea what this engine is. One thought was a farm equipment engine. I am going to pull the rocker cover and see if I can find a casting number.

At this point the only thing I have is the starter tag though rough I think says chrysler corporation. Yes that may apply only to the starter,,,

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We may have an ID here is an image of a 64 Studebaker! And since USA production stopped in 63, it would have been built by GM (chevy)


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Chevy never made engines for Studebaker. Studebaker stopped production in
December '63 after producing '64 models for about four months. The Avanti II
used a 327 Chevy sourced from GM but Studebaker Corp. had sold all the tooling and the Avanti name to private investors by this time.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You know how it is here is the link,,

http://users.penn.com/~mweimer/studebaker.html
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Canadian Studebakers ROCK !
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Okay, I'll eat a little crow on that one-but just a little. Let's face it, those after the fact Canadian cars aren't real Studebakers-they're foreign cars ! Kind of like the new Mexican made VW Beetles you could buy up until a few years ago. All kidding aside I'm glad you were able to I.D. your motor as a Studebaker. You may be surprised how readily available and reasonably priced parts are. I agree with 73FJ, a just Willys forum would be fun.
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Yup, theres sections for left handed skate boards, metric 9/16 wrenches, used couches for sale, ponies, and other stuff but no Willys forum? C'mon Pirate!
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I can agree with having the all Willys forum! Maybe in 3 sections, flat fenders(cj), wagons, and trucks! Also a big thank you to all who helped ID this engine!!
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