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      Willys 1956 lhd 4x4 (petrol hurricane)...finally

      Finally been able to get a 1956 Willys 4x4 with petrol hurricane engine. It is a PWD(roads) jeep bought through an auction from a third party. Posting the pics for your eyes...so that I can take advice on various issues. The jeep when picked up was on AS IS WHERE IS...A non runner...my luck it started in the first attempt, without any issue. the icing on the cake was there was petrol in the tank around 25 ltrs...As per my sources(confirmed by PWD store keeper) this jeep was not in use since 2014....perhaps the guy who sold me wasn't aware that its a running vehicle. Most things are there in place less original fuel pump(vacuum type) as it has a vacuum operated wiper motor. Will ask my queries once your eyes gets satisfied!!
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      vehfreak Congrats on your acquisition... It is very hard to find a Hurricane that too a classic one in running condition

      Will be following this thread intensely, keep the updates rolling
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      Thanks...will keep updating....although will go slow about it for 2 reasons...sons 12th exams...and wifey's comments if I spend more time with her(willys)...Lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by vehfreak View Post
      Thanks...will keep updating....although will go slow about it for 2 reasons...sons 12th exams
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      Congratulations vehfreak! That's a very nice hurricane Most of the originality is in tact and happy to see that it is in good hands now.
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      Ok...some small little progress despite my busy schedule....
      1. installed new spark plugs (Bosch 145z1) not very sure about its heat range and length, its the same as we use in Royal Enfield bullet(cast iron) tehy are working fine but needs to be assured about it.
      2.Air cleaner was removed, wire mesh was all choked, the oil bath was dry and rusted. Removed the wire mesh soaked in K Oil, cleaned and re installed it, cleaned the air cleaner body and oil bath. Poured fresh engine oil on mesh and filled the oil bath. Refitted it.
      3. The air cleaner to carburetor hose was all cracked and could not find it here, so had to do a quick fix by wrapping it with nice plastic bag and applied lots of packing tape, was installed and worked like a charm (for the time being)
      4. Gave her the first bath, scrapped all mud and grease from all around...oh Boy it was some task..but after that could start seeing the flesh...the chassis is in OUTSTANDING condition. Was able to clean the greasing nipples/ lubricating points.
      5. Stripped the Solex carb, cleaned all the jets, used Wruth carb cleaner ruthlessely and it really cleaned it, was really surprised at the condition of carb and butterfly, indeed lucky that its a new carb, the pump is working fine(didn't open it). Another surprise was main jet, it has a 125 jet with a small copper wire running through its hole(to gain fuel economy) immediately removed it and it made a lot o difference, however 125 jet seems small as it has a flat spot on sudden opening of gas. looking for a 140 jet now.
      6. It has a lot of pull push switches tried figuring out which one is for what, and finally could switch on the head lights...and they are working!!

      looking for what ever parts I can lay my hands on, keep collecting them for finally using them at the time of restoring. next plan of action is to check oil levels in gear box and differentials, lubricating the chassis, road springs, prop shafts etc. At present I am not driving it just static run to make self happy, and trust the sound of starter and then the engine is amazing.
      Will post a few pics shortly.
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      This is indeed a beaut!! Congratulations on finding it, I'm envious.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sidhu Saab View Post
      This is indeed a beaut!! Congratulations on finding it, I'm envious.
      Thanks Sidhu Saab....Yes indeed its a beauty and I am lucky.....ENVIOUS!!!!....I can understand coz its a Jeep thing.

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      Hello every one...been a little busy with work and son's exams, been able to do a little more of work on the Jeep.
      1. opened the spark plugs and replaced with new ones, drained the petrol(old) which the fuel tank had, these 2 things made a huge difference in the starting and idealing. Engine sound is much more sweet now.
      2. Was able to give her pressure wash, whole lot of muck was removed and I could see the Jeep metal as such, nice feel to see the metal in outstanding condition. I was also able to carry out greasing on most of the lubricating points, a couple of grease nipples were jammed so will replace them. Greasing of knuckles is still pending will do it this week end.
      3. Next I have to do is to replace the engine oil(still not been able to source the oil filter) and gear box oil. Any help?
      4. Now questions for people:
      (a) what(make ,grade, brand) oil or lubricant to be used for knuckles?
      (b) what(make ,grade, brand) oil to be used for gear box and transfer case?
      (c) Are gear box and transfer case interconnected? And whats the things to be kept in mind while draining and refilling oil?
      Any help will be highly appreciated
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