Spring is certainly here and a young man’s thoughts turn to rebuilding WW2 jeep engines that should have been rebuilt during the sleepy time of Winter. Does your WW2 jeep engine need rebuilding? Considering purchasing a kit with all sorts of parts.
The kit contains pretty much everything needed to rebuild your tired WW2 jeep engine. The kit includes pistons, rings, main and rod bearings, cam bearing, timing kit, full gasket and seal set, eight valves, eight valve guides, oil pump and engine mounts. When you order the kit you have to specify the piston, main and rod bearing sizes.
Of course, the best thing for most owners to do is to take their stripped down block and head to a shop to have it cleaned and checked for warpage and cracks. But with a few tools it is easy enough to rebuild your engine in your own garage.
You are going to want to have instructions on how to properly rebuild your engine.
Those instructions are contained in The Complete WW2 Military Jeep Manual. These are step by step instructions that any one should be able to follow…if I can! Every one should have a copy of this book or the three original US Army manuals. “The Complete” contains TM 9-803, 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck (Willys-Overland Model MB and Ford Model GPW); TM 9-1803A, Engine and Engine Accessories For 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck; and TM 9-1803BPower Train, Body, and Frame for 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck. During the engine rebuild you will be most interested in the section of the book that contains TM 9-1803A. Be forwarned that TM 9-1803A does contain an error when it comes time to install the connecting rods. Where it says “This end away from the nearest main bearing” to read: “This end toward the nearest main bearing.”
You will also need a Piston Ring Compressor, valve spring compressor, valve guide remover/installer and bearing remover/installer. All are fairly simple to use.