My new MB

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My new MB

Post by mattymajors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:51 pm

Hello all!

I picked this ‘45 MB in a barn in New Mexico in April. I finally got to get my hands on it this week. First order of business, removal of L-head that’s seized. Image
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Re: My new MB

Post by mattymajors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:54 pm

Here’s the donor CJ with a running L-head, and not much else.
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Re: My new MB

Post by mattymajors » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm

Got the running motor in; new mounts and new rad hoses. Need a starter worked on, the gear won’t eject. Pulled the front housing apart, and Bendix looks good. But it just spins- no gear engagement. Image


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Re: My new MB

Post by Michael O. » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:59 am

What's the serial number of the motor you removed? The head looks like a correct WWII head...and that motor might be original to your MB.

Nice looking MB....what are your plans for it? Are you planning on rebuilding the proper motor or keep the post war civilian engine in it?
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Re: My new MB

Post by JIMN » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 pm

I agree.
I think I would be working on the motor you took out.


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Re: My new MB

Post by Beers » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 pm

JIMN wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 pm
I agree.
I think I would be working on the motor you took out.
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Keep the CJ engine running while you get systems working but put any real work into the MB engine, if that is what it is, with that as the eventual plan.
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Re: My new MB

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:16 pm

A nice project, every time i see a picture like this i always get the same thought, "i wish i had a bigger garage".

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Re: My new MB

Post by Ralph » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:07 am

Matty,
Nice find on your MB.Interesting windshield extension...maybe a bigshot rail..
I like the nice lube chart pouch and how the late bond straps are still properly attached.Pretty quick work on the engine change and learning to post pictures :D .I hope we see more of this MB and yes we are curious about the seized wartime engine...
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