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  1. You can just make them out in John’s picture. I can post a close up picture of one next week. The only way to determine which style goes with which years is to dig into the parts manual. The two piece style is original to my DeSoto which shares many parts with the Model 65. That’s as much as I know. The change over could be from 28-29 or the step up from the 60 series to the 70.

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  2. I witnessed an older lady get knocked down by a mobility scooter this afternoon. There were a lot of people who rushed to help and fortunately she wasn’t seriously hurt. I bet she will be very sore tomorrow. I still can’t believe that her head didn’t hit the pavement. I had more close calls with almost being hit walking the fields than I did in the entire drive up from Virginia.

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  3. 29 minutes ago, hidden_hunter said:

    Having done a stint in public service, most of the reason things end up stupidly complicated and slow is because of politicians rather than employees - it’ll be some scheme, carve out etc that makes things needlessly complex (oh these type of vehicles in this region should get a discount because it’ll help my electorate chances, that sort of thing).


    Being government you didn’t have the luxury of just ignoring it like you might as a private company so you end up with systems and processes that are very complex 

    Spot on! Government agencies have many procedures to ensure policy compliance. No one that you deal with at your DMV has anything to do with drafting policy. Can you imagine having to deal with x number of people per day who can’t or won’t fill out the basic info on a form that you are required to ensure is correct? And then you have to input that into a computer program that is only as good as the software engineers that wrote it. It’s like making a difficult repair while someone is watching you and they are thinking it would be easier if this guy knew what he was doing.

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  4. It’s definitely a DJ3. The CJ2A and 3A will have a lot of interchangeable parts. There should be a serial number stamped on your engine on the left front of the block just below the cylinder head. The pre-fix will tell you exactly what it originally came in. It could be the original engine, it is an L134. Check the block around the base of the distributor for cracking. That ruins more of these blocks than anything. Parts are available and you can bore them out to .060 if needed before you have to sleeve it. As far as the 4wd swap, that would have been very easy and it would look factory. The transmission will have a cast model number on the left side, most likely it’s a T-90. The column shifter was originally used in the early post war production run and then later in the non-cj jeeps and the special built surreys and DJ series. Yours has been swapped out for one with a floor shifter and I do see the twin shifters for the transfer case laying on the passenger floor. The transfer case is probably a Dana T-18, there are a few different versions the main difference being the input shaft size. The only thing that I don’t see is the air cleaner which are available used or reproduction. Some pictures from underneath would help to identify what has been installed.

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  5. You should be able to right click each image and a menu will open up. There will be an option to “Save Image As”. Select that option and you can pick the place you want to save it to and you can name the image too. To help stay organized you can create a folder on your desktop and place all of your references and pictures in it. I take no credit for the images, I did a forum search and found them very quickly using a few keywords.

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  6. It is a great show. They do sympathetic restorations on a really wide variety of stuff. There is an episode with an amazing ‘30s clockwork Alfa Romeo that will make you want one for yourself. I did a brief search on YouTube for a clip but didn’t find anything yet. If you have the full seasons available, take the time to find that episode.

  7. Go to your local auto parts store and look for the Lucas Oil Demonstrator. It’s a plastic housing with gears that you can crank by hand. One side has regular oil the other has Lucas in it. You are supposed to spin each side so you can see how the Lucas sticks to the gears. No one ever mentions the fact that the Lucas does not sling off the gears and you get no splash lubrication. If you are at the point where you think you need this miracle in a bottle, it’s already too late.

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  8. The post that started the thread drift is spam. 
    And now back to our regularly scheduled posting, does anyone know if you subscribe now if you will get the first two issues or do you need to purchase them separately? There are enough positive reviews for me to subscribe and I have the feeling I need to start with the first issue.

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  9. Hemmings as a whole has lost their way. I used to really enjoy HMN but that has gone down hill. I also used their app for a few years, but that was discontinued. I bought more stuff that I found accidentally at Hershey this year than ever. Maybe we have come full circle, we are back to swap meet finds and local paper classifieds.

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