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Old 15th February 2011, 18:26   #16
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Right now I don't have the serial number handy with me. I will share soon. I'm very consicous about restoring a GPW, I'm planning to have this engine transported to UBS Jeep station for servicing.

Alright, when you do get them please share it with me. Your engine should turn out to be top notch once it leave UBS's place. Dadu aka head mechanic works wonders on WWII Jeep engines.
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Old 15th February 2011, 23:13   #17
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Your engine should turn out to be top notch once it leave UBS's place. Dadu aka head mechanic works wonders on WWII Jeep engines.
Why would I even think on that, Where my/our Jeep Guru is there to guide us.

I did visit JeepStation aka. UBS house and met them once.

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Dear Members,

Though I would post some picture of my Feb 18th 1943 Ford GPW (BRM 197), that was restored by Mr.UBS himself.
Rejo,

congratulations!! I am sure its proven to be worth the wait. I have noticed that Jeeps eventually end up becoming a part of ones life like no other materialistic possession can. Its a bit scary at times too...

Your attention to detail and eye for everything original is something to be desired by all jeep enthusiast. I must admit that you have been an inspiration to me when it comes to detailing a jeep based on proper research. I only hope that a larger population of the jeep community is exposed to this sentiment in future. This will definitely lead to the preservation of these amazing machines.

The tools!!! OH MY GOD! we have spoken about them a number of times but the pictures are just something else. With utmost confidence I can say, that you have the best collection of ORIGINAL tools in India (for people who are savvy with this madness, none of the tools are reproduction or replacements). Some might be thinking, 'tall claim'? well I really dont think and would love to be proven wrong (hope it inspires someone to prove me wrong. Would love to see this madness spread and I am sure so would Rejo. what say?)

Rejo, you must start a thread on tools and list down the complete set with details of part number and its use. Your experience in acquiring these will help and encourage others who wish to have thier own collection.

I wish you all the best and hope you find a GPW 'Go Devil' engine soon. Be rest assured that you have a 'helping pair of eyes' on the look out too.

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WOW!! that is one hell of a find... I hope you find a GPW to fit this engine in. All the best.

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Oh and by the looks of it, your engine is still in the Ford ocean grey color which is a first for me here in India.
This is the first thing that I noticed too . Although in one of the pictures I did see some green that could have been pained over..
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WOW!! that is one hell of a find... I hope you find a GPW to fit this engine in. All the best.

This is the first thing that I noticed too . Although in one of the pictures I did see some green that could have been pained over..
Thanks, That green color is actually a shade and I will try to post other pictures without that green color. In fact you all are right the engine is in it's original paint.

Now the good news to everyone like Mathew's GPW, now mine is also going to be restored by The great Jeep Guru Mr.UBS.

As of now I'm hunting most of the parts I could save for the Jeep's restoration while we are waiting for a GPW vehicle to hold this engine.

Here are few of my NOS parts collection to restore my future GPW:
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Just wanted to see if you have similar ignition coil on your Ford. Today I found a Ford 6v ignition coil and immediately grabbed it to be used in my future GPW.
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And also this water pump, from pictures from internet I identified this one for GoDevil engine but I also doubt this water pump could be used in Hurricane. In anycase my CJ3B or my future GPW will need this one.

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That is not a Ford GPW ignition coil ! Its probably from one of their passenger cars like the early V8 !
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That is not a Ford GPW ignition coil ! Its probably from one of their passenger cars like the early V8 !
I'm sure as far as it is 6v, it should work well with Ford GPW too? Am right ?
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I'm sure as far as it is 6v, it should work well with Ford GPW too? Am right ?
Yes it will definitely work but that is not the design that originally came of the Ford manufactured Jeeps.

Coils are a tricky thing, specially old ones, if they are used and are weak then you will not get a spark of the required intensity.

I recall seeing on old cars the coils wrapped in wet cloth to keep them cool
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Yes it will definitely work but that is not the design that originally came of the Ford manufactured Jeeps.

Coils are a tricky thing, specially old ones, if they are used and are weak then you will not get a spark of the required intensity.

I recall seeing on old cars the coils wrapped in wet cloth to keep them cool
My bad, I think this coil could be 6v or it could be 12v coil from 6 or 8 cyl powered ford vehicles manufactured between 1942-48 and I have seen a picture of the same coil with this information
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The same site also lists similar looking coil with the following details:

IGNITION COIL- FORD Script 6 VOLT 1942-48 USA Made F-O-R-D Script

As the coil didn't have specification or indication details whether it is a 6v or 12v, is there any possibility of finding the same?

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This is just so cool !

Thoroughly loved it !

I am almost envious of this lovely beauty.

I salute you for all the hardwork that you have put in,
definitely it is worth all the pain & effort.

But seriously this is a job well done !

I loved the .30 caliber on the side and above all - ALL the accessories that you have managed to have with it. The jerry cans, first aid box, tool kit. All of it !

Excellent !
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This is just so cool !

Thoroughly loved it !

I am almost envious of this lovely beauty.

I salute you for all the hardwork that you have put in,
definitely it is worth all the pain & effort.

But seriously this is a job well done !

I loved the .30 caliber on the side and above all - ALL the accessories that you have managed to have with it. The jerry cans, first aid box, tool kit. All of it !

Excellent !
Thanks for the kind words.
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AFAIK, the 30 cal M1919 was pintle mounted at the rear (behind driver and shotgun seat) and not at the side....

The Long cover on the dashboard was for storing an M1 Garand or M1A1 Carbine for easy access and deploy ....

I may be wrong, coz I am no expert in Jeeps (though I love them), but I do read a bit on WW2.....

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