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Old 08-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Omix-ada parts for Willys?

Well my old stocker finally threw a shoe. Its been smoking for a while now, but last time out was real bad. Huge cloud of white smoke.

I am sourcing parts for a quick overhaul and found that the market is dominated by Omix parts. I've bought Omix-Ada parts in the past but have never been happy with them. I bought a TJ hood catch and the rubber broke first time out. Their twin stick boots suck and crack within the first 6 months.

Has anyone had good luck with their gaskets, rings, and what not? I do not want to waste my time and have to do the job twice.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been happy with their quality and prices
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Either Walcks or Kaiser willys. Never had anything from Omix-Ada fit worth a damn
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A little more prodding and I think its just a blown head gasket. If thats the case I will just buy a Felpro locally.

Since the heads coming off I may have it shaved a tad, boost the HP
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or find a kaiser "supersonic" head. Those supposedly bumped up the compression slightly over stock.
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another vote for walcks. Great if you need 'stock' replacement parts.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well ive never seen a head gasket fail like this before. Not that im a mechanic, but usually they are no where near this bad.
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well there's your problem!
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I've been pretty happy with walks--but if they don't happen to have a NOS or good aftermarket part available they seem to stock a fair bit of omix and crown parts.

I haven't been super happy with omix either. Similar issues with rubber parts not holding up, metal parts being sorta close but not really right, I've heard that in some cases their gears and shafts aren't the quality they should be. I'm really glad that at least someone (even if it is omix) makes just about every part on a flatty... I guess something is better than nothing....

As for engine parts I had good luck sourcing them through a local engine shop. Mostly name brand stuff (melling, federal mogul, felpro etc), cheaper than walks etc.

One other thing: walks does have a copper head gasket that might be pretty good. Their standard gasket seems a little lower quality than a felpro. My felpro has metal around all bored and conitinues across the entire surface (one side only) the walks just has it around the bores.
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If all you need is a head gasket, shoot me a PM. I've got a nice multi layer copper jobbie if you want..
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