south_side_slide wrote:Hey Dutch,
Where at in Ga are you? There's a lot of jeepers here! Also, there is a local event on the 28th you might want to check out, you can drive mine to get a taste!
huskerjeep wrote:Yep you are right...a '48 - '51 CJ2 or CJ3...possibly a Willys wagon or pickup. My MB came with almost the exact same engine (same numbers on head and block). There should be a serial number on the water pump boss (somewhere in the blackness beneath the chain in engine picture #2). If the SN starts with a 'J' then its from a CJ. A 'U' or a 'P' means some other type of Willys vehicle. The main difference between a CJ vs. MB engine is geared vs. chain timing. Other than that it will bolt up to the frame, tranny and carb exactly the same.
I kept my CJ engine since it runs. I replaced all of the seals, gaskets, belts, etc. and painted it all correct so now 97.6% of the people that will ever see it won't know its not "correct". But hey it will run and thats what counts for me right now. When it dies I'll find a proper MB engine and replace this one.
nick peters wrote:Hey Albert
According to John Farleys book "The Standardised War Time Jeep 2" the date for changing from keyed to toggle ignition switch was indeed Jan 43 on a willys(the same time the choke and throttle knobs changed from metal to plastic) you ask why yours has a keyed type. Does your switch turn on with a H700 key? If it does then you've got quite a valuble little item. Who knows it could well have been changed during ww2.
The switch is not an original, neither is the toggle switch.
Your frame has definitely been worked over by Bubba! I have a good rear section you can have if you want it, I know how it is on a limited budget!
I'll send you a pm after work so we can shop talk
jeepfinger wrote:Hi Dutch,
You sure don't mess about, you found that engine pretty quick and another tub as well The light thing, you could look on the, for sale section, I think that they come up now and again.
Dutch, I like your dog, looks like he likes Jeeps ,always sniffing around it.
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