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CL4P-TP:Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!Updated 7/1

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:57 am
by Dogan
For persec reasons, I must temporarily take down certain parts of this thread. It will be back up sometime in the future. My apologies.
This thread is no longer in the first ten results for "Willys Maverick" thus, pics! Captions later.
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Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:05 am
by FrANkNstEin
Woohooo! :o

Now, that´s a cool ride!! Can´t wait to see her up and running again!

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 am
by Dogan
FrANkNstEin wrote:Woohooo! :o

Now, that´s a cool ride!! Can´t wait to see her up and running again!
She was up and running until I removed her radiator. Have two engines, but one's cracked (the original, w/matching numbers) and the other has a knock in cylinders 5 or 6. That's why I blew off the tin, cause I'm gonna be getting very intimate with the engine that's in there.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:11 am
by Gingerbread Man
Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:18 am
by Dogan
Regular Guy wrote:Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.
Thanks! You obviously haven't seen the wiring, redone by 4 different owners. Gonna be redone once and right by me, after I get done with the engine work.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:27 pm
by Gingerbread Man
quackfiend wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.
Thanks! You obviously haven't seen the wiring, redone by 4 different owners. Gonna be redone once and right by me, after I get done with the engine work.
I have a friend that restores old cars, you want to talk to him? I sure he can give you tips or pointers. He does it for a living.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:31 pm
by Dogan
Regular Guy wrote:
quackfiend wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.
Thanks! You obviously haven't seen the wiring, redone by 4 different owners. Gonna be redone once and right by me, after I get done with the engine work.
I have a friend that restores old cars, you want to talk to him? I sure he can give you tips or pointers. He does it for a living.
Thanks, but I'm kinda doin this as a "I can do this all on my own" type deal. I've got the original wiring info, and I'm planning on getting an appropriately colored harness and just redoing all the connections. I may need the help of your friend at some point tho, and I'll keep it in mind.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:39 pm
by FrANkNstEin
Dang, i hate rewiring!

On one of my old cars one of the previous owners did re-wire it. Worked fine for a while but then the car wouldn´t go out when you "turned it off" and took out the key....! :shock: That´s when i noticed he did all his re-wiring with brown wires. Yep. All of it. :roll:

He could have used BLUE WIRE at least, dammit! :mrgreen:

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:42 pm
by Dogan
FrANkNstEin wrote:Dang, i hate rewiring!

On one of my old cars one of the previous owners did re-wire it. Worked fine for a while but then the car wouldn´t go out when you "turned it off" and took out the key....! :shock: That´s when i noticed he did all his re-wiring with brown wires. Yep. All of it. :roll:

He could have used BLUE WIRE at least, dammit! :mrgreen:
Already started on mine... You know what the fuel pump was wired to?
Not the ignition.
Not the coil.

The radio. If the radio was turned off, it died. Also why I'm setting up with a mechanical fuel pump.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:15 pm
by knight_308
quackfiend wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.
Thanks! You obviously haven't seen the wiring, redone by 4 different owners. Gonna be redone once and right by me, after I get done with the engine work.
And the next owner is going to say, "You haven't seen the wiring, redone by 5 different owners! I'm gonna do it right this time!" :)

Good luck, looks like a fun project.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:19 pm
by Dogan
knight_308 wrote:
quackfiend wrote:
Regular Guy wrote:Looking guuude! I love to see old cars restored.
Thanks! You obviously haven't seen the wiring, redone by 4 different owners. Gonna be redone once and right by me, after I get done with the engine work.
And the next owner is going to say, "You haven't seen the wiring, redone by 5 different owners! I'm gonna do it right this time!" :)

Good luck, looks like a fun project.
And he'll do it to VW colors, instead of Mopar colors. :roll:

Thanks, I think I'll need it. Just gotta get word on the engine being saveable or not, then gonna go from there.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:48 am
by Dogan
Did more work on the wagon this weekend, will post pics tomorrow.

Btw, did everyone know set bondo is fairly flammable?

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:23 pm
by FrANkNstEin
Btw, did everyone know set bondo is fairly flammable?
soooo... you tried to speed up the hardening procedure with some heat from an open flame? :wink: :mrgreen:

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:25 pm
by Dogan
FrANkNstEin wrote:
Btw, did everyone know set bondo is fairly flammable?
soooo... you tried to speed up the hardening procedure with some heat from an open flame? :wink: :mrgreen:
Nope. Tried to get out a mass of bondo by heating the metal from the other side with a weed burner. :lol:

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:31 pm
by Ad'lan
Thread of Win.

Digging the old monster.


I'd love to fix up an old Landrover, or a classic Motorbike (enfield or triumph).

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 pm
by Dogan
Ad'lan wrote:Thread of Win.

Digging the old monster.


I'd love to fix up an old Landrover, or a classic Motorbike (enfield or triumph).
:shock: Ad'lan says my thread is full of win! :shock: Thank you, almighty Ad'lan!

Yes, she's a monster and only gets 10mpg, but is so awesome!

And I thought you walk everywhere?

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:45 pm
by Ad'lan
quackfiend wrote:
Ad'lan wrote:Thread of Win.

Digging the old monster.


I'd love to fix up an old Landrover, or a classic Motorbike (enfield or triumph).
:shock: Ad'lan says my thread is full of win! :shock: Thank you, almighty Ad'lan!

Yes, she's a monster and only gets 10mpg, but is so awesome!

And I thought you walk everywhere?
Only Because I can't drive (anything other than a tractor). And yes, I like a lot of pics of a cool old car on at the end of a hard day slaving over a hot autotitrator.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:51 pm
by Dogan
Ad'lan wrote:Only Because I can't drive (anything other than a tractor). And yes, I like a lot of pics of a cool old car on at the end of a hard day slaving over a hot autotitrator.
So you like seeing mechanical complexity/simplicity after dealing with chemical complexity?

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:59 pm
by CaptainRW
Sweet ride! I have a 63 CJ-5 with 307K miles and never been rebuild, tho it is about due... What engine do you have in that? The Continental straight 6 225??

What about that FC in the back.. a 150 or 170?

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:41 pm
by Dawgboy
Sweet Willys! I came very vlose to buying a 52 about 10 years ago and it had the 225 with a 3 speed and double electric overdrive. Is yours a 3 speed?

And yes, do tell more about the FC though. Love those!

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:52 pm
by Oneswunk
Pure sex !

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:43 am
by Dogan
Hurricane 6-226, And the FC is a 57 FC 150

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:51 am
by Dogan
For persec reasons, I must temporarily take down certain parts of this thread. It will be back up sometime in the future. My apologies.

Re: Roll with the beast, Rock with the beast!

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:53 am
by Sealegs
This thread makes me all calm and happy.

Soothing the pangs of withdrawal associated with children induced mechanical automotive projects abstinence.