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    Sharpest-Tool psychodelicdan's Avatar
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    I'm happy that you have found info on your engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychodelicdan View Post
    I'm happy that you have found info on your engine.

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    Me too. My friend is going to help me set up a jig and bring the top back to life. I told him it doesn't have to be pretty since I am going to keep the look just like it is.

    The engine, I will probably tackle that first. Work seems to get in the way. I also don't have a shop just yet. But really don't need one, just no rain on my days off!


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    Yea good luck with that weather part. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozothejeep View Post
    It is under tarp right now and we are getting nailed on the west coast with a big storm. When it lets up I will take some photos.




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    A year later? Still sitting under my tarp.

    But I have a plan. Slow but surely it will come back to life! Iíve never undertaken a project like this and I think intimidation and coupled with lack of knowledge are what is holding me back.

    Got a hold of a friend with a backyard shop. I think we will try to get it running as is and if there are problems we are talking about another engine.

    My goal is to keep it looking like it is but have a strong and reliable rig.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozothejeep View Post
    A year later? Still sitting under my tarp.

    But I have a plan. Slow but surely it will come back to life! Iíve never undertaken a project like this and I think intimidation and coupled with lack of knowledge are what is holding me back.

    Got a hold of a friend with a backyard shop. I think we will try to get it running as is and if there are problems we are talking about another engine.

    My goal is to keep it looking like it is but have a strong and reliable rig.


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    My 18 year old is now in the Air Force and it will be great for my 14 year old and I to work together at my friends place. I blew it with getting in it and spending time with my 18 year old his last year here. Unfortunately his interest was in a girl! Glad he went in the Air Force!


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    I recently fired up a firebird that sat for 20 years....and it ran like a champ.

    It's all in the prep.

    Have you turned over the engine yet? If not, don't yet.....there's a few things first to do.

    If you want some advice, I'd love to share.....if you're good....please post for us.

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    Get that V8 out of there! You don't need that much power, and you run the risk of breaking stuff that isn't designed to handle the V8. I run the original 134 cu flathead 4 in my '47 and I have never run out of power.

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    The Stude engine may have a considerable higher value for a Stude guy allowing you the funds to put in a good L134, depending on what tranny is in place,Parts are not cheap for it but they are available, sometimes you can find good used as they were in more than just jeep products, Jim W
    Last edited by jandb654; 02-13-2018 at 06:35 PM.

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    Save yourself lots of work. Put a wrench on the motor first see if it spins. Then if it does change out your oil, plugs,etc. Good luck with the fuel lines.
    diggerG

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