Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:53 PM
This is the photo as I cropped it for shameless "look at me" factor:
Check out what I did with this picture later. I digitally removed the street signs atop the stop sign, covered up the group sign in the Jeep behind me with a tarp, and then removed a "support our troops" magnet on the cab of the 2 1/2 truck behind me.
And I added a signal corps logo like they added to official photos...
Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:27 AM
The sad thing is that you almost look young enough to have been there
Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:37 AM
Nice photos! I especially like the signal corps logo.
And now shamelessly off topic: My newly acquired 1945 MB makes a slight "chuff, chuff" sound while idling. I've adjusted the idle mixture screw; no help. Is this something you've run into? It's a fresh restoration and otherwise runs beautifully. (Hope it isn't a valve failing to seat. . . )
Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:37 PM
|Do a compression check. Check manifold gaskets, plugs, wiring, distributor bearing wear, points, carb and float, idle jet.|
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|Then sell it and buy another Thompson.|
Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:43 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:34 AM
As always, thanks! I can't sell it; I bought it to carry a Thompson as it has the universal weapons rack!
Note to self: never buy an old vehicle without having ALL of the manuals first.
Observation from recent experience: a good M1928A1 will cost more than even a really nice, over restored Willys MB.
Yet more observations: an MB is no modern pasenger car. It rides really rough. The gearbox is crude, lacking synchro mesh. NDT tires are really noisy on pavement. It rattles like crazy. It has just three forward gears, and first is really not much needed. Practical pavement top speed is about 55. Turning radius is poor, at 17 1/2 feet. Driver comfort never entered into consideration in the original design. All of that said, it's an absolute blast, especially in the desert! Four wheel drive is really not needed 99% of the time, even in the sand.
It's another one of those things, like the Thompson, that everyone is at least familiar with, and is another absolute American classic.