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03-25-2019 08:12 PM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by GTOffroader View Post
I have nothing to add other than do not remove the green tape.
I did not remove the green tape

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Originally Posted by thefixxer View Post
A friend of mine has Petronix in his ride and was having trouble with it . He called Petronix and they were very helpful in getting his problem solved. Give them a call.
I emailed their support team so we'll see what they have to say.
03-25-2019 11:12 AM
thefixxer A friend of mine has Petronix in his ride and was having trouble with it . He called Petronix and they were very helpful in getting his problem solved. Give them a call.
03-25-2019 10:51 AM
GTOffroader I have nothing to add other than do not remove the green tape.
03-25-2019 09:18 AM
Dan90FSB If you've been following the story, the 2a started running like shit towards the end of the snow adventure. No power at all. Hard start. I limped it onto the trailer, into the garage and haven't touched it for like a month now. My best guess was the points/ignition since I didn't touch it at all and who knows how long it'd been since any of that was touched.

So I tore into the distributor. The gap was off, and the oddly the rotor was cracked





I decided to add some modern touches with a Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition.



I also bought their flamethrower coil, part number 40611, its the 3 ohm which is supposedly the right match for the Ignitor on a 4cyl.

So I've got no spark. I've checked wiring, coil is hot, etc.

Is there any way to test the Ignitor? Anyone with experience on these have advice? Maybe their's something stupid I've missed
03-13-2019 01:28 PM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by CJay View Post
Just browsing the Willys forum section and caught your above trip pics. Just awesome...the spread of stockish vintage rigs and the conditions just gets my mind going! Looks like a great time--thanks for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed. It's pretty cool doing some actual wheeling in these old rigs.
03-12-2019 02:46 PM
CJay
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Originally Posted by Dan90FSB View Post
Some random pics from the trip...
Just browsing the Willys forum section and caught your above trip pics. Just awesome...the spread of stockish vintage rigs and the conditions just gets my mind going! Looks like a great time--thanks for sharing.
03-12-2019 08:32 AM
Dan90FSB Some random pics from the trip...

















At the 4 corners in Somerset, loaded up and ready to come home



Driving home. For anyone that knows the area, this is through Amador county, wine country, you can see grape vines off to the left. Unusual to have this much snow here, this is probably under 2k feet.

03-07-2019 02:02 PM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by jjeep71 View Post
Good club that actually wheels. Still have to deal with a little Toyota vs. Jeep stuff but all in good fun.

I have a D27 with 4:88's, Lockrite, Chevy disc conversion, new Warn hubs and tie rod flip sitting in my garage if you are interested. Needs TRE's and the drag link is a bit bent.
I have a Ford and a Willy's so I'll skip the Toyota vs Jeep thing completely (:

I think the only part I'd maybe want is the disks... I like the 538 gears I have to try and make up for lack of power. On second thought maybe not a bad idea for parts and such.... I'll PM you
03-07-2019 10:25 AM
jjeep71
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Originally Posted by Dan90FSB View Post
There's a lot of them out there, as evidence by our recent trip we got quite a few out wheeling! Ping me 10 months from now for info on the Feb 2020 run



I didn't realize they had opened their vehicle requirements, thats cool.



Thanks, Mark. Is this a popular swap that I can Google or some crazy customer shit? Yes I realize this is a lazy question since I could just Google, but you mentioned so I'm asking
Good club that actually wheels. Still have to deal with a little Toyota vs. Jeep stuff but all in good fun.

I have a D27 with 4:88's, Lockrite, Chevy disc conversion, new Warn hubs and tie rod flip sitting in my garage if you are interested. Needs TRE's and the drag link is a bit bent.
03-07-2019 08:55 AM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by danielbuck View Post
Nice!

I'm just south of San Jose in Gilroy, once I replace the clutch mine is back on the road again, there has to be more flat fenders out here! :-D
There's a lot of them out there, as evidence by our recent trip we got quite a few out wheeling! Ping me 10 months from now for info on the Feb 2020 run

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Originally Posted by jjeep71 View Post
MTA is Mountain Transit Authority. Used to be Toyota only club but open to all now. They are having their 43rd annual Mud in yer eye event at Hollister Hills the weekend of 4/26/19-4/28/19. I send you a PM with the info, don't want to hijack this thread.
I didn't realize they had opened their vehicle requirements, thats cool.

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Originally Posted by welndmn View Post
Wow you really put a lot of work into that thing!
If you do decide to do disc brakes, my runs disc'd from a 60's Mustang, so it's still semi vintage.
Thanks, Mark. Is this a popular swap that I can Google or some crazy customer shit? Yes I realize this is a lazy question since I could just Google, but you mentioned so I'm asking
03-07-2019 08:24 AM
welndmn Wow you really put a lot of work into that thing!
If you do decide to do disc brakes, my runs disc'd from a 60's Mustang, so it's still semi vintage.
03-05-2019 09:33 AM
jjeep71 MTA is Mountain Transit Authority. Used to be Toyota only club but open to all now. They are having their 43rd annual Mud in yer eye event at Hollister Hills the weekend of 4/26/19-4/28/19. I send you a PM with the info, don't want to hijack this thread.
03-05-2019 07:51 AM
danielbuck
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Originally Posted by jjeep71 View Post
I don't have a flat fender but a 71' and moved to Morgan Hill in August. I have a friend in Gilroy with a 59' that was his grandfathers. I belong to the MTA club and we hit Hollister among others pretty regular. Supposed to go March 23rd.
I'll have to join yall sometime I've been up here for over a year now, and I haven't gone wheeling once Just so many things to do with the house, and then right after replacing a broken leaf spring... the clutch on the willys went

I'v seen I believe an M38 A1 in south Morgan hill off of Montery with a trailer. Looked pretty sweet from the road.

What is the MTA club?
03-05-2019 07:04 AM
jjeep71
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Originally Posted by danielbuck View Post
Nice!

I'm just south of San Jose in Gilroy, once I replace the clutch mine is back on the road again, there has to be more flat fenders out here! :-D
I don't have a flat fender but a 71' and moved to Morgan Hill in August. I have a friend in Gilroy with a 59' that was his grandfathers. I belong to the MTA club and we hit Hollister among others pretty regular. Supposed to go March 23rd.
03-04-2019 07:34 PM
danielbuck Nice!

I'm just south of San Jose in Gilroy, once I replace the clutch mine is back on the road again, there has to be more flat fenders out here! :-D
03-04-2019 08:05 AM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by jjeep71 View Post
Great pics and looks like a good time. I need to find out where that is and get up there. Very impressed by how quick you got your rig running and on the road.
Thanks. I took a little time off between jobs, that and 12 hour days in the garage got it together pretty quick. I suppose the simplicity of the vehicle helps too!

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Originally Posted by Kage. View Post
Thanks for the pics! While it looks like a good time, it also looks cold, wet and miserable too!
It was, at times, cold and wet. I don't think I'd say it was ever miserable. We were mostly prepared with proper clothes for sitting in the snow all day.

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Originally Posted by jpet View Post
Fantastic story and photos!!! Thx 4 sharing!!!
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by nofender View Post
Awesome build and thread! Love it!

Don't know if it was mentioned prior - that is a VEC tub. It's an original early 46 column shift body. Makes it even a bit cooler.
Thanks. Yeah I've got a buddy that geeks out on these old Willy's and he mentioned it was an early one. I guess the 3 VIN / informational plates on the passenger side is another give away. None of this was terribly intentional, I just wanted a 2a as close to stock as I could find and here we are.
03-01-2019 07:35 AM
nofender Awesome build and thread! Love it!

Don't know if it was mentioned prior - that is a VEC tub. It's an original early 46 column shift body. Makes it even a bit cooler.
03-01-2019 05:36 AM
jpet Fantastic story and photos!!! Thx 4 sharing!!!
02-28-2019 07:43 AM
Kage. Thanks for the pics! While it looks like a good time, it also looks cold, wet and miserable too!
02-28-2019 06:42 AM
jjeep71 Great pics and looks like a good time. I need to find out where that is and get up there. Very impressed by how quick you got your rig running and on the road.
02-26-2019 09:51 PM
Dan90FSB A few better group shots





My junk parked next to this FC complete with awesome patina



Driving back out towards the end of the day



A few miles from the hotel the engine starts losing power. At first I can't decide if its just 60HP going uphill but by the time I was down to first gear WOT doing 10MPH I decided something was wrong. We pulled over and tinkered under the hood. We fiddled with the distributor cap and points, replaced a missing nut on the generator with some bailing wire and it seemed to run better at first but was definitely still down on power.



Fortunately the last bit to the hotel was downhill and then we were on a remote country road and just cruised slowly. The Fiance and I were pretty cold after sitting in on open top jeep in the snow all day so we b-lined for the shower.



I'm still not sure what the power issue is. Despite all the work I did I never touched the distributor, the points, the timing or the carb. I wanted to do those things but ran out of time and it ran great on my test drives, and in fact all day wheeling. Anyway those are obvious places to start since I want to go through those components anyway. My money is on something with distributor, points and/or timing.

Anyone have a good recommendation for a solid state distributor for one of these things? I want to keep most of the look, feel, and function of the original truck but constantly messing with points might be where I draw the line.
02-26-2019 08:06 AM
whitneyj I freaking love it!
02-25-2019 08:44 AM
ky scrambled So much fun!
02-25-2019 08:08 AM
Dan90FSB Saturday February 16th, 2019

We take the Willy's off the trailer and hit the road. With a whopping 3 minutes of seat time, we cruise up to the Crossroads Cafe in Somerset, CA where we are meeting a bunch of folks with vintage 4x4's to go play in the snow. Despite the cold the Willy's is running good. On the open road for the first time I realize just what 5.38's, small tires, 3 gears and 60HP means. It's different to say the least. We pull a few short grades in 2nd WOT probably maintaining 30MPH. All things considered the thing is running great. My driveway alignment seems solid and the tires are balanced well enough. Then again we aren't going fast enough for any of those things to matter too much.



Shirts are handed out, breakfast burritos are consumed, coffee is drank, and we gather around trip organizer Ryan for our briefing for the day. Shout out to the Crossroads Cafe for accommodating us (rumor has it we ran them out of tortillas)!



The snow line was ~ 2,500 feet and we were at ~ 2k so we wouldn't have to go far to find snow. With a bunch of old 4x4's on small tires we didn't exactly need a whole lot of snow either for it to be challenging.



We headed east on Mt Aukum Rd. Turns out modern cars have winshield wipers for a reason... I was using an umbrella to reach over the windshield frame and wipe the snow off the windshield. After ~ 15 minutes we turned down a road (good directions I know) where we paused to collect the group, lock the hubs, and other 4x4 things.





Some drivers opt for chains. A pain in the ass but very helpful with limited traction on these little tires. I was chain-less and mostly fine but it would've been nice on occasion.



Before too long the plow line ended and we were officially 4 wheeling in the snow!







Lining up for the obligatory group shot



More to come
02-24-2019 06:58 PM
Dan90FSB
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Originally Posted by OG48 View Post
Somerset? Did you guys go play in the snow up on Omo Ranch Rd?
Looking at a map, no, but I couldn't tell you where we were exactly, I was playing follow the leader... From the intersection of Mt Aukum and Bucks Bar/Grizzly Flats we went east on Grizzly flats probably... 10 miles, then made a left up a paved road that is plowed for the first bit, and then isn't

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Originally Posted by plym49 View Post
Really nice. You don't need disks on the front of that light vehicle.
The thought of disks is less about absolute stopping power than it is reliable stopping power. As you said its quite light and my new drums dialed in right seem to work pretty good. I'm more concerned about coming off the trail someday with them full of mud, water, snow, etc. and not people able to stop. For now they are new, and seem to work OK so I have no immediate plans to change anything.
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