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Old 20th June 2008, 10:43   #31
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And whats the nut for on the other fender?
For A pick axe like the one in the picture below.
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Old 20th June 2008, 10:56   #32
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V-16 - please do, if possible, record on a handy cam all the restoration work that is being done with some good voice over..it will be a very valuable short film for many of ppl who would venture into this soon or simply for nostalgia ...

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For A pick axe like the one in the picture below.

OT - its high time u changed that pic in ur avatar - its raining DASAVATHARAM !!

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Old 20th June 2008, 11:21   #33
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Great project V16. I think you'll have a lot of fun doing this one up!
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Gogi, this looks like the stuff we get to see on History Channel, if possible please do take video may be it will make a good documentary & I serious about this.
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For A pick axe like the one in the picture below.
Oh Ok. Thanks man.

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V-16 - please do, if possible, record on a handy cam all the restoration work that is being done with some good voice over..it will be a very valuable short film for many of ppl who would venture into this soon or simply for nostalgia ...

And @ Technocrat -


Sure guys. I think making a video of the whole thing is a great idea. It will be a good memory if not anything else.
Imagine it with a voice over in the style of the dubbed English ads in Hindi for the telebrands types of products. I could start with a nonsensical line like...[Please imagine the moronic voice of the Hindi dubbing artist(hardly)]

".... Maine jab se Jeep dekhi tab se mai so nahi sakta thaaaaa........
Mujhe raaton ko bhi daravne sapne aaaate thheee...
Phir maine yeh CJ-3B dekhi aur abb main chayne se so sakta hooon.
Abb yeh Jeep ki condition dekh kar mere gharwalon ki neeeend udd gayi haiii.."





@ DKG - Thanks buddy!


Chauhan where are you man??!! Sailing again?


PS:- Got a brand new carb today and sourced out a guy who keeps all parts of the Hurricane engine.
Will be paying him a visit soon.

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Gogi bhai, congrats for getting yourself the jeep you always wanted! Will be following this thread closely. This'll probably rival even your Fiat restoration project
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V-16 ,

Thats the awsomest thing ever i've seen.

Good luck for your restoration process. Dying to see the process complete soon.

Seeing the pics i would like to say that's one heavy petrol engine!, not able to see the clutch releaser bearing, hope its safely kept.About the bores, MAHLE has all size bores available, so better rebore the engine, pistons has to be checked for cracks, they are hard to find. Pls chk the pistons carefully to avoid repeat jobs.

About Jeeps you better get in touch with Brat001, he's a bit of encyclopedia on jeeps and you'll be blown if you see his point original Ford jeep(even the bolts on the jeep has the F logo) .

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".... Maine jab se Jeep dekhi tab se mai so nahi sakta thaaaaa........
Mujhe raaton ko bhi daravne sapne aaaate thheee...
Phir maine yeh CJ-3B dekhi aur abb main chayne se so sakta hooon.
Abb yeh Jeep ki condition dekh kar mere gharwalon ki neeeend udd gayi haiii.."
Hahahahaha you are Too much Gogi please do that
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About the bores, MAHLE has all size bores available, so better rebore the engine, pistons has to be checked for cracks, they are hard to find. Pls chk the pistons carefully to avoid repeat jobs.

my .02 cents would be to put new pistons and rings. piston skirt wears
out with usage and used pistons are not recommended.

V-16,
IPL (India Piston Ltd.) made them and they can be sourced from
kashmiri gate, delhi for a reasonable price. plus, i know this guy who has
standard size pistons and rings for the cj3b, which he imported from the states.
the pistons are american made Crown units and the rings are by Perfect Circle.
If you are interested i'll pm you his details.

cheers
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Well, all the best v16 for this project...Man, i'm just curously waiting for its restored condition..From dumpyard to my courtyard...You will be having a book to be written after this is done...
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Gogibhai congrats - I didnt realize you had a Jeep thread too!

This is going to be a major restoration effort. Wish you all the best, and hope it joins the lineup at Pritam fast!
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Quite right my friend,Bolero is a torquey JEEP ,afterall ,and venerable JEEPS cannot be compared with puny cars.If Bolero is lethargic on tarmac,he( I won't use 'she' as Bolero is too masculine and should not be compared with a woman) more than compensate for that in slush and mud.
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Thanks Pavan, Steer, Kphilip, Razor and all you guys who have been so encouraging.

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V-16,
IPL (India Piston Ltd.) made them and they can be sourced from
kashmiri gate, delhi for a reasonable price. plus, i know this guy who has
standard size pistons and rings for the cj3b, which he imported from the states.
the pistons are american made Crown units and the rings are by Perfect Circle.
If you are interested i'll pm you his details.

cheers
Thanks man please pm me.

Ill also be looking forward to advice from guys like you.

Another development.
My mechanic called to tell me that he has sourced another similar engine fully assembled and in good working condition with acarb and all. Asking price 20K.
I told him not to bother and would be interested only if it came for 8K. Finalized at 10K. Got the engine on approval and only if it runs fine and does not need pistons etc I have to pay. I suppose the only thing ill have to change will be rings but that too im presuming.

We start him (The jeep. Its too rugged to be a "Her"..sorry women no offense meant) up on Monday as its missing a starter which was missing in my Jeep too.
What do you guys have to say about the deal? I dont know if its a lot or reasonable or I got a good bargain. I just moved in with my instincts.
I thought it would be lesser hassles to get the original engine done up (not to mention expensive).
Here are some pics

The above mentioned engine

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Do you guys have any idea if there is any difference in the piston size of the civilian and Military spec similar jeep or in the gear ratios?
I doubt it but still need to clarify.

The New Solex carb I bought.

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Opened the gearbox to find it filled with water[/b]. Also found the brake cylinder full with water..... Water water everywhere. Is this a Jeep or a boat??..Glug glug..glug..gluggg!!

Yeh Paniwalla Gearbox Hai!!

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The front end is dismantled and being sand blasted as you can see.
The wheels have been opened.
So has almost everything else.
Work is going on Fullon
The chassis will be bare by tomorrow and sand blasting will start.


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Grime!! I used to play Holi with this muck years ago!! (Repent-Repent)

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The following parts need to be got.

1) Counter Gear-new
2)Gearbox Packing-new
3)Top Shaft Bearing-new
4)Starter-will find used one.
5)Petrol Tank-new...a diesel tank should fit i think.

one question.
Should I re-fit the original hubs or do I replace them with Lambda lockable ones? If yes, what is the use of doing so?


Comments and advice please.
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Now coming to the colour.
I have something in mind.
No Military Green or camouflage colours for me. Im not even going to consider it.

Im looking at a matt dark grey/brown??, which was used in the US army.
Heres a few. Would appreciate suggestive pics with that colour in mind. Thanks
Comments and pics please

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Now coming to the colour.
I have something in mind.
No Military Green or camouflage colours for me. Im not even going to consider it.

Im looking at a matt dark grey/brown??, which was used in the US army.
Heres a few. Would appreciate suggestive pics with that colour in mind. Thanks
Comments and pics please

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Sirjeee, i feel its too early to talk about external color and cosmetics.

The highest priority you must give at this point is to get the jeep to highest level of mechanical perfection.

Cosmetics can be looked at any time. Since the engine is now done, you could have painted the engine body with either racing blue or dull black.

I feel this way you can save time and energy. rather than feeling sad for not detailing the engine room its better you do it now.

Nice to see some real restoration after a real looooong time.Best of luck.

Will be watching this space curiously.cheers:
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