|03-25-2019 08:12 PM|
|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|
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|
|03-12-2019 02:46 PM|
|03-12-2019 08:32 AM|
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|
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|
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|
|03-07-2019 08:24 AM|
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|
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|
|03-04-2019 07:34 PM|
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|
|03-01-2019 07:35 AM|
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|
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|
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|
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