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11-13-2014 02:17 PM
jeepfreak81 Hitting the mud gully in a Willys - YouTube

I didn't take many pics...







The left side was squishy...







09-24-2014 09:42 AM
jeepfreak81 One of these summers I need to actually wheel... I did get carnage in my backyard though! I think this makes my tally 1 front, and 3 rear shafts killed.





Did some tree skidding...







I got lots of trail open now on my property though....



Now I need some new TSL's to put on these....

03-15-2014 03:26 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Skip44 View Post
Did the insulation help with the noise in the cab also? How did you stick it to the metal, spray glue?

Skip
I used liquid nails.

As far as noise, it was quieter, but I do not know if it was the added insulation, doors and windows that actually closed, or the fact the exhaust runs out at the rear bumper now.
03-15-2014 02:10 PM
Skip44 Did the insulation help with the noise in the cab also? How did you stick it to the metal, spray glue?

Skip
03-12-2014 03:20 PM
jeepfreak81 Thinking it was ice in the input bearing as now that it has thawed it seems to be quiet again, we will see what it does in the warm weather.

I like my brakes, but I think I need an upgrade as they literally freeze up after a full day of snow wheeling. I knew they needed monkeyed with, but it got a little ridiculous in the major cold.
01-30-2014 08:36 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
Nice, glad to hear you fixed the 'carb' issue.

Looks like you might need a front locker! Fun video. Thanks for posting it.
Front locker is on the list, the problem is I REALLY want a selectable for the front, since I am welded in the rear.

I also want 4.88's I think, so I might as well do it all at the same time. It likely is a ways off, as I want to finish my YJ, and my buddy is refusing to help me work on the CJ anymore until the YJ is back together.

SO I am guessing that stuff is at least a year out.
01-29-2014 07:39 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Jason280 View Post
Great thread, I love to see these older Jeeps really being used. Did the insulation help much with the interior temps??
Compared to my old drafty top with less insulation, yes. It was 15* with below zero windchills and we had to open the windows a few times. This top was MUCH better than my old one.

Now if I could get the damn engine to run at a stable temp I would be really happy. The radiator, like my old L-head one is just too good at cooling the jeep in these temps.
01-28-2014 06:52 PM
Jason280 Great thread, I love to see these older Jeeps really being used. Did the insulation help much with the interior temps??
01-27-2014 11:41 AM
Mieser Nice, glad to hear you fixed the 'carb' issue.

Looks like you might need a front locker! Fun video. Thanks for posting it.
01-26-2014 08:00 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
I would check the fuel supply to the carb. If the filter was super dirty that isn't good. The fuel pump and supply lines would be worth checking.

Make sure you float bowl isn't set too low.

Beyond that, the power valve circuit is what basically controls the additional fuel needed when the vacuum goes down....ie full throttle or running under higher load. If you have a vacuum gauge I would see when the problem happens. If it's under 10" of vacuum that would be a good indicator.

The power valve can go bad. Replacing that will be a good place to start. I would imagine your carb kit would have it. There are some internal passages that act like 'jets' for the power valve circuit that may have become clogged. A good cleaning/soaking of the carb might not be a bad idea if you have it all apart....just don't ruin any gaskets.
Turned out I must have bumped the distributor a little too hard working on it. The timing was way advanced, and it didn't skip a tooth, because the distributor was actually in a different position than normal.

I made the run after all, but the input bearing on the trans now sounds like a meat grinder.

I love the song a 225 sings when your into it...

Willy's Hill Climb Snofari 2014 - YouTube





01-24-2014 02:19 PM
Mieser
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Originally Posted by jeepfreak81 View Post
Have not seen anything yet. I am getting ready to go pick up the carb kit that finally came in.

The fuel filter was really nasty, but even changing that did not help. I should know in a few hours after I go through it and put it back together.

It developed a lack of top end, ran excellent at idle and when running through the gears, 4th gear would not cruise and had no power though. It would also cough and sputter.
I would check the fuel supply to the carb. If the filter was super dirty that isn't good. The fuel pump and supply lines would be worth checking.

Make sure you float bowl isn't set too low.

Beyond that, the power valve circuit is what basically controls the additional fuel needed when the vacuum goes down....ie full throttle or running under higher load. If you have a vacuum gauge I would see when the problem happens. If it's under 10" of vacuum that would be a good indicator.

The power valve can go bad. Replacing that will be a good place to start. I would imagine your carb kit would have it. There are some internal passages that act like 'jets' for the power valve circuit that may have become clogged. A good cleaning/soaking of the carb might not be a bad idea if you have it all apart....just don't ruin any gaskets.
01-23-2014 12:37 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Mieser View Post
Find anything wrong in the carb yet?
Have not seen anything yet. I am getting ready to go pick up the carb kit that finally came in.

The fuel filter was really nasty, but even changing that did not help. I should know in a few hours after I go through it and put it back together.

It developed a lack of top end, ran excellent at idle and when running through the gears, 4th gear would not cruise and had no power though. It would also cough and sputter.
01-23-2014 12:26 PM
Mieser Find anything wrong in the carb yet?
01-23-2014 11:41 AM
jeepfreak81









24 hours until Snofari



01-21-2014 07:19 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by Skip44 View Post
Love your Willys, I can hardly wait to start on mine. Gota finish my YJ first. I like that your Jeep is being built to use and that your keeping it simple. I am going to use some of your ideas. What did you do with your headers? Do you want to sell them?

Skip
I said that about my YJ. My buddy talked me into working on the Willys.

I built the Willys and I have not driven or finished my YJ in 7 years. (Partly due to work/family changes/shop changes)

Our trails are not challenging in MI under normal circumstances, but because it isn't overbuilt and it is so primitive the Willys makes them very, very fun. My Yj would be way overkill for the trails I enjoy.
01-21-2014 05:52 PM
Skip44 Love your Willys, I can hardly wait to start on mine. Gota finish my YJ first. I like that your Jeep is being built to use and that your keeping it simple. I am going to use some of your ideas. What did you do with your headers? Do you want to sell them?

Skip
01-21-2014 05:43 PM
jeepfreak81
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Originally Posted by zuzu View Post
I love this Willys. I had a Willys CJ5 that I always wanted to put either those tires or Q78s on but had to sell it before I got that far. How do those tires work for snow wheelen? Do they just auger right in. I can't imagine they float so well.
They definitely do not float, but if there is a bottom they find it.

Side hilling is a bit "fun" but I was able to wheel with TJ's on 40's with Hemi's and lockers in deep stuff. I was open/open at the time. They were pulling cable, The most I had that day was a strap with a couple guys standing on the end of it to help me over the 'lip'. I actually have a LOT of clearance under the jeep so it does not get hung up much.

Today I did some top insulating in preparation for Snofari this weekend... hoping to stay warmer this year since the top seals better.







01-21-2014 03:10 PM
zuzu I love this Willys. I had a Willys CJ5 that I always wanted to put either those tires or Q78s on but had to sell it before I got that far. How do those tires work for snow wheelen? Do they just auger right in. I can't imagine they float so well.
01-21-2014 01:47 PM
jeepfreak81 Hopefully the new plugs and slight timing bump helps the high speed stumble, also hoping the running rich is solved, it didn't appear to be running so rich looking at the exhaust.

Need to reinstall the CB, seat belts, work on the seats, try to get the overdrive taken off and some other miscellaneous things.









01-19-2014 08:26 PM
jeepfreak81 Windshield in



Doors on, and aligned





Hopefully the new plugs and slight timing bump helps the high speed stumble, also hoping the running rich is solved, it didn't appear to be running so rich looking at the exhaust.

Need to reinstall the CB, seat belts, work on the seats, try to get the overdrive taken off and some other miscellaneous things.
01-06-2014 04:29 PM
jeepfreak81 Plowing for fun.

Plowing with the flatfender Willys Jeep. - YouTube
01-05-2014 10:40 AM
MCMAIN0121 That is awesome! Can't think of a better snow plow!
01-05-2014 10:05 AM
jeepfreak81 Snow duty... The rear winch and rack (about 200lbs total) add a nice ballast and made plowing much easier.



01-03-2014 11:09 AM
jeepfreak81 I love that we made the front end electrical quick disconnect... it makes work on it so much easier.

Wired up the winch controller from 12v guy today.





Replaced the motor mounts tonight. One was shot, and I think is why the new exhaust came loose.





Prepped for some new lexan or glass for the windshield. Looking pretty soulless



I broke my front shaft in November, Adam fabbed up a new one right quick



Also started fixing the wobbly T98 shifter.

We shaved about 20-30 lbs off the top from random bolted on stuff.

I got it running smooth again, at least for now. It is running REALLY rich and I am having a hell of a time leaning it out the plugs keep fouling lately.

Need to fix the tire again - I just need new ones.

Need to put in glass

Need to fab a trans tunnel

Need to install the new seats.

Need to finish bolting on the top.

Need to take the exhaust back to the guy that did it for a repair.

Need to get at least the tach working.

Need to figure out some heat, or how to get the engine to warm up, the radiator works too well when its cold out - might just need cardboard for now.

I think that may be it for now.
11-06-2013 07:16 AM
Junior F-Nis Real men own a Willys...
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