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Old 12th June 2009, 23:51   #46
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Any updates on the restoration gotzuk ? The last post was in feb 09. Please let us know the current status of ur 2A
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Vaibhav: Updates please
Nothing much has happened since the last update.
Personal and business commitments have kept me away from the jeep.
But I have been sourcing and getting together the parts needed in the mean time.
I am on a holiday presently and will be back by the end of the month.
Hopefully the restoration work would start soon after.

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Vaibhav!,

You are very lucky... your chasis is in excellent condition.
I am really suprised to see it's condition. Another thing, try listing all the parts you are in need so that someone here can help you out.

Rejo
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Rejo,
Even I was surprised that the chassis was still in very good shape. The only issue is that the front cross member is a little twisted and the bellcrank mount is mutilated by bad quality welds to strengthen it. Apart from that its all in excellent condition.

There are a lot of parts I am still looking for.
A lot of small parts are needed. I will compile a list and post soon.
One important thing I am looking for is the windshield. My 2A came with a 3A type single pane windscreen.
I am looking for the split windscreen. Will post pics as soon as I can access a computer.
I also need the CJ2A front seat frames as my jeep had no seats at all.
Can somebody help me find them??
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Old 13th June 2009, 21:46   #47
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As far as parts go, UBS Sir should be the man to help you out.
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Old 15th June 2009, 12:09   #48
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Any difference in the windshield of a MB/GPW a CJ2A? I believe the 2A ones were higher, anything else.
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Congratulations and wish you lots of luck in restoration.

UPZ number is from Allahabad, UP. This series used to run in middle 1960s. My uncle had an Ambassador Mark II with a UPZ number, its odometer was in miles, with a max sped of 90 mph, he never crossed 70 although I am sure.

DHWANWIT if you want a Jeep, I will part with my 1976 model CJ3B. It is not a Willys but a RHD Jeep imported by Mahindra & Mahindra. It has a original petrol hurricane Engine and is fully functional offroad.

Reason for selling, although I love it, need the cash in these hard times. I know I cannot find another like it but with a heavy heart I will have to part with it.
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gotzuk,waiting for the machine to roll-out.
Good that you wanted to restore in stock.
You are among the few who has antique taste buds.
All the best for the hunt of spares.
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Old 7th April 2010, 18:09   #51
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Gotzuk any updates on the restoration process. Any luck on the spares availability and were you able to get hold of the spares?
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Gotzuk any updates on the restoration process. Any luck on the spares availability and were you able to get hold of the spares?
After a lot of hiccups and delays the body work on the jeep is finally underway.
As for parts almost everything apart from the windscreen frame has been sourced.
I should be back in Delhi in a fortnight, will definitely post pics and update this thread then.

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Good job Vaibhav. Some dedication man!!

Hope to see a detailed update and pics soon!

Cheers
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Old 13th May 2010, 10:02   #54
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Finally I can post some updates about my jeep.
It will not be an entertaining read but please bear with it.

There have been some major headaches regarding some aspects of the jeep.
The engine was opened up and was found to be running on .040 oversize pistons on the original bore. The camshaft was badly worn out and the crank was looking bad too. But i found solace in the fact that I might be able to retain the orginal bore and go for .060 oversize pistons. The pistons that came out were also of two different types.
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The machine shop guy was called to measure and inspect the cylinder bore, connecting rods and crank. The verdict was that the the cylinders would need new sleeves. I was adviced to source a new crank as the crank was already on .060 underize on the mains. After a long search I have now finally been able to procure a crank which is .020 undersize on the mains.

Although IPL (India Piston Limited) pistons and rings were available in the market, I took the plunge and bought Perfect Circle rings and Crown replacement pistons. While I was at it I also got this comprehensive engine overhaul gasket kit by Felpro.
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The camshaft was also showing excessive wear, so a NOS camshaft along with NOS tappets was also procured.
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A NOS oil pump
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I got lucky when I found this brand new Carter WO at an auto jumble in Delhi a couple of years back.
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The inlets and exhaust valves are also being replaced as are the valve springs.
An important note here to all the members with old L-head engines and hurricane engined CJ3B's. If you are overhauling the engine or just doing a head job, pay attention to the springs too. They are usually ignored by most mechanics. Replace them if they are compressed more than the service limit.


So here we are, almost all the components in the engine are being replaced and I am feeling good about it, though my wallet is definitely not Next step is putting all the lego blocks together. Hope I can get to it ASAP.

Cheers
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Nice really exotic parts, did you get these from India or through internet/abraod. Please do share the sources, would be helpful for others
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Nice really exotic parts, did you get these from India or through internet/abraod. Please do share the sources, would be helpful for others
Jaggu,
The Carter carburetter and oil pump were picked up in Delhi.
The pistons, rings and Felpro gasket set were ordered online from Ron Fitzpatrick and shipped to India.
The camshaft and tappets, I bought from Peter De Bella, along with some other parts, in New York and carried them here. Peter has loads of NOS parts in his inventory and is a great guy to deal with.

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Thanks Gotzuk info is really helpfull, now let me go browse the sites
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Hello Vaibhav,
good to see your Willys CJ2A project underway.
You have collected some precious spares I must say.
That Carter WO is a diamond indeed.

There is one small doubt regarding your engine.
In the CJ2As Willys Overland had used gear driven cam shafts, and the oil pump that you are using is from a WWII jeeps' chain driven camshaft.
Is your Go Devil from a different jeep? Then how have you corrected the left mounting bracket?

Please let me know if I can help you in any manner. BTW your Dana Spicer T90 gearbox is completely restored with hand brake etc, please have it collected from my place soon.

With you always,
yours...................... UBS
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There is one small doubt regarding your engine.
In the CJ2As Willys Overland had used gear driven cam shafts, and the oil pump that you are using is from a WWII jeeps' chain driven camshaft.
Sir,
The engine in my jeep is a mix of an timing chain MB block and civil head.
It should have had been a gear driven engine though.
So I got a chain driven camshaft and oil pump.
In fact If you remember, when you came to see the jeep in Delhi, we had spoken on how to change it to gear drive and in the end decided to leave it as it is.
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Is your Go Devil from a different jeep? Then how have you corrected the left mounting bracket?
I am confused here. Are you referring to the bawan type engine mount?

I have another question for you, Sir.
Is it better to use the old style rope seal or a modern Neoprene/rubber type replacement for the rear main seal?


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Please let me know if I can help you in any manner. BTW your Dana Spicer T90 gearbox is completely restored with hand brake etc, please have it collected from my place soon.
Yes Sir, will do that very soon.
I don't know If I'll ever be able to thank you enough for all your help.

Vaibhav.
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any updates? been nearly 2.5 yrs since this thread was started
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