|Automotive Trouble Shooting For WW2 Vehicles, Volume 1 by The Ordnance School Spring is here! It’s time to dust off the old vehicles and get them in running order.
April 26, 2017
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April 25, 2017
|1941 Bantam BRC Women’s Dark T-ShirtWear a representation of the 1941 Bantam BRC, the first 1/4-ton used by the Army during WW2 in four great colors.
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April 24, 2017
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Oil bath filters are effective at removing dust and dirt from the air used by the engine. If the oil bath filter was really effective then why did the automotive industry give it up for most if not all applications? Was it just too messy or not green enough for today’s world?
Which version you choose is not really all that important as both filters work very well under most situations. It’s a personal choice that has no visible impact on the jeep. It’s a great idea and can be environmentally friendly for all you tree huggers out there.
Some of these folks that pooh pooh the dry air filter are the same ones that tell you to use silicone in the brakes. One modern idea is bad, the other isn’t? Neither one can be seen.
Besides if I spill my dry air filter on the fender it doesn’t leave any trace. Trying doing that with a loaded cuppa oil.
I’ve been running my dry air filter for 25 years and it works great. Why did I do it? Well, because I used to drive my jeep in sub-zero weather. You can’t have oil in the oilbath filter in sub zero weather. You are supposed to drain it and run with it dry. How effective can that be? So I converted and haven’t looked back.
The adapter I use was made/sold by USM back in the early 1980s. It’s long out of production. A friend of mine made a limited production run of adapters made from plastic. These proved too expensive to sell for a reasonable price. But have no fear some clever folks have figured out how to make an adapter for parts of your toilet! Yes, the doughnut ring can be used for something else besides a toilet. The added benefit is that these rings are pretty cheap compared to the steel or plastic adapters.
People have spotted a lot of issues on my jeep over the years but not one spotted the dry air filter! Don’t tell the jeep police!
April 23, 2017
Failure of the engine to operate is rarely caused by carburetor defects. If it is determined that the carburetor is responsible (that is, the ignition system is working properly and fuel is reaching the carburetor), the carburetor may be clogged or the float level may be improper.
The only adjustments the second and third echelons can make on the carburetor are adjustments of the idling speed, the idling mixture, the choke control mechanism, and the accelerator pump seasonal adjustment. Improper adjustment should not prevent engine operation, but proper adjustment is necessary for maximum operating efficiency.
Look for leaks at the fuel-line connections. If any leakage cannot be stopped by drawing up the union nut, there maybe a split tube or a poor seat in the union. A damaged flare should be cut off and a new flare made with a flaring tool. Packing with a string may serve as a temporary repair. If the fuel contains a dye, a fuel leak may be indicated by an accumulation of the dye. But it should be remembered that he porous metal used for some castings sometimes permits a small amount of seepage, and an accumulation of dye may be due to this rather than a fuel leak. Leakage may be caused by a split adapter, in which case temporary repair can be made by soldering (Editor’s Note: Use caution when attempting to solder anything used in the fuel system. The parts should be cleaned of all fuel residue before attempting to solder. If you do not already know how to solder, just procure new parts!)
Fuel seeping out around the fuel-bowl cover indicates a loose cover, a damaged gasket or casting, or a defective float valve. Slight seepage is probably due to a loose cover. Extensive seepage is likely to be caused by a defective float valve. (Editor’s Note: The “defective float valve” could simply be the result of contaminated fuel – dirt/rust, etc.)
- Remove the fuel-bowl cover to examine the float. If the float contains fuel, causing it to lose buoyancy, determine where the fuel entered the float and drill a small hole (1/8 in.) at this point. Drain the fuel from the float, and patch the hole with a light drop of solder. (Editor’s Note: See comment above about soldering. Today it practical just to obtain a new float in a carb rebuild kit.)
- If the float needle valve and seat show indications of wear, replace them with new parts and new gaskets. From the specifications of the carburetor, adjust the carburetor, determine the correct float level, and set the float by bending the float support arm. Hold the float in the closed position and blow into the fuel-line adapter. No air should pass through the valve. (Editor’s Note: For MB/GPWs set the float with a gage or 3/8 in.)
- Examine the gasket. Replace it if there are any breaks or hardened sections. Be sure the new gasket does not obstruct any apertures in the housings. Draw down the cover screws evenly.
Inspect all caps covering the check valves and jets. Tighten any of these that leak. Tighten the flange nuts or cap screws holding the carburetor to the manifold assembly.
Remove fuel strainer from the carburetor or the cover from the strainer. Wash the strainer with cleaning fluid and a brush and dry it with compressed air. Examine strainer gasket, and replace if compressed or damaged.
Solex – If Your Tired of Fooling Around With Old Carter Carbs
Now if you get fed up with your old Carter, you might consider purchasing a brand new Solex Carburetor. The Solex is a good carb to use but it doesn’t work the same as a Carter when it comes to cold starting and choke. In fact, the Solex doesn’t have a choke…it has a starter.
April 22, 2017
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The first 1/4-ton developed for the US Army for WW2, now on a color Spaghetti Tank. Great for your WW2 jeep loving wife or girlfriend.
Our spaghetti tank from American Apparel will keep you in style year round. Made of soft 100% superfine combed cotton baby rib, this tank provides the perfect silhouette.
- 5.8 oz. 100% Ultra-fine combed ring spun 1×1 baby rib cotton
- Size up for a looser fit
- ½ binding trim on straps and neck
- Made in the U.S.A.
Available in FOUR colors: lemon, white, light blue and light pink.
Purchase on line by clicking the link or by calling 877.809.1659 and giving the operator the product number 140095412.
April 21, 2017
Army Jill pauses by the 42 Ford GPW
April 20, 2017
|At left is a close-up photo of the 37mm Anti-Tank Gun carriage. The original carriage did not have a goose-neck ring so the gun would dig into the ground (on rough terrain). Notice how there are TWO different rings. The original short and straight ring and then the ring actually being used by the Bantam.Note the rear gas cap on this early jeep.|
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