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Old 06-11-2018, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my new 1946 CJ2A

Got my new Willys Saturday a 1946 CJ2A. Seems to be all stock, the po has not used it for the last two years. I went to pick it up and the starter moved slow for about two cranks then just clicked, the battery date was 2/12 so I ran down to tractor supply and picked up a new one, check the oil, put a gallon of fresh gas in it and 1/2 gallon of antifreeze and hit the starter button. It started right up and oil pressure looked good. After a few minutes to let it warm up drove it onto the trailer for the trip home.

We are going to just fix it up to enjoy very light wheeling and parade duty.

Just driving it onto the trail my hands were completely black from the steering wheel. Anybody have a fix for that? Tires hold air but are very dry rotted. 7 x 15 size what would be a good replacement?
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...Just driving it onto the trail my hands were completely black from the steering wheel. Anybody have a fix for that? Tires hold air but are very dry rotted. 7 x 15 size what would be a good replacement?
I had the same problem whenever the steering wheel got wet. I painted my steering wheel with black spray paint and the problem went away.

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I had the same problem whenever the steering wheel got wet. I painted my steering wheel with black spray paint and the problem went away.

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Did you clean or treat the steering wheel with anything before painting?
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Cool!
Is it still 6V?
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Is it still 6V?
no the original is a go devil 4 cylinder
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Just driving it onto the trail my hands were completely black from the steering wheel. Anybody have a fix for that?


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no the original is a go devil 4 cylinder
sorry can't read. No it been converted to 12 volt. looks like a chevy alternator, 12 volt battery and all the lights work. I think the starter is still 6 volt,

yes the pink steering wheel cover would be a hit with the grand kids

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Did you clean or treat the steering wheel with anything before painting?
No. I just painted it. Mine was really bad when the steering wheel got wet (rain). Then I would get black all over my hands. Once I painted it, I no longer had a problem. I have to repaint it every three years or so as the paint wears off.
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Tires

My 2a has some very old weather cracked Power king tires. 7.00 x 15. On line I found a place called Simple Tires that sells them. They have 5 Power kings all the same size and tread but with 5 different names Telstar, Jetzon and three more. Prices range from $91 to $105 each. Anybody know if there is a difference other than price? Free shipping on all of them




They also sell a 7.00/ R15 with the same tread by a company called Deestone tire. Same price $91 and free shipping, I like the idea of a radial.




Wal-Mart also sells the Power Kings for $99. I might get a better mounting deal here.
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I got 5 new tires in 6.00 x 16 form Performance Plus Tires for $89 each.
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No. I just painted it. Mine was really bad when the steering wheel got wet (rain). Then I would get black all over my hands. Once I painted it, I no longer had a problem. I have to repaint it every three years or so as the paint wears off.
I paint it black and it worked great thanks for the idea!!
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At the local July 4th parade. 1st in low range worked well. and the brakes worked well enough I did not run anyone over!
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