Willys Pickup circa late '60s - engine details

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Brad, engine is looking great. Very cool with the pulley bracket and those pop-off valves WOW, that's going above and beyond. Nice work :)

Charlie

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Thanks Chris and Charlie. Its encouragement from this forum that keeps me at it although I'm so busy with other things that I don't seem to get much bench time lately. Since my last post, I've wired up the plug wires and put a initial coat of primer on the Fiat. Stay tuned as I'll get this done.

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Job well done Brad Im likin this build

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Love the nut detail on the idler pulley bracket. Great build going on! I also admire the extra work on the suspension.

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Nice pics, what kind of camera and lens are you using to shoot your pictures. You've got an eye for detail.

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Brad.....looking great!.......will we be able to take a gander at this ......at the DSC? :)

Edited by John Teresi

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Superb craftsmanship, Brad. Keep it going.

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Really looking good what do you use for your fuel line connections ?

John

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yea Brad this willys is looking great! VERY nice work!

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Thanks guys. I really appreciate the feedback and comments.

The camera is a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS and by utilizing the macro feature I can make a postage stamp fill the whole frame and still be in focus. I love this camera.

I have a whole lot of work for this to be finished for Desert Scale Classic next month and it will be a tight one to get it done along with my Fiat altered painted and decaled.

The fuel line connections are the smallest threaded nuts from Scale Hardware, number THRN-05-N. They work quite well for this but are a bear to keep in the tweezers. I loose as many as I use.

Stay tuned as I get back to the bench on this and thanks for following along.

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man Brad I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who loses things out of my tweezers!! LOL gettin tired of crawling around looking for it??

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It took me awhile to learn to order twice as many as I think I'll need due to loosing them across the room.

Plug wires and magneto are finally wired up. I shot some dull coat on the blower and the plumbing lines as they were too shiny to represent rubber.

BTW - I use alot of different colors of wire from the local Orvis store that is intended for tying flies for fyfishing, which is another of my hobbies. There are so many choices in thickness and colors to choose from so if any of you are near an Orvis store, check them out. You can also order online at orvis.com. Other flyfishing specialty stores will have similar stuff as well.

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really nice job!

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Brad... Looking good buddy. I can't wait to see it in person in a few weeks... I have shot my fair share of bolts across the table and onto the floor. Just the other day I lost two during my pedal build...lol

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man Brad I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who loses things out of my tweezers!! LOL gettin tired of crawling around looking for it??

Same here it got so bad at one time I had the wife crawling around looking for tiny parts that tend to disapear. I think gremlins run out and grab parts when they hit the floor because somethings hit the floor never to be found again. :huh:

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awesome color on the engine!

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OK guys, I've finally pulled this one off the shelf and back on the work bench. I'd forgotten just how fiddly this one is.

Stay tuned...

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LOOKS GREAT!!!

Nice Detailing... :)

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Brad I am stoked to see you back on this build. Love what you did on your 23T. I know this will be a beauty just like that one.

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JUST RIGHT!!! (need's a wild paint job,any ideas?)

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it's about time Brad!! lol lets see some progress on this cool ride!

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This is gonna be a master piece. Can't wait to see more Brad - keep up the good work.

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I've gotten a bit done on this but, sad to say, my camera refuses to focus so its off to the shop for repairs. I'll see if I can't figure out how to get some updated pics posted.

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Hey Brad.... it's great to hear that you have gotten more progress done on this build. I can't wait to see these updates. Bummer on the Camera.

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have you tried bouncing it off the nearest wall? thats probably what I would have done with it Brad :angry:

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