Engine pictures

Blindmelon

Well Oiled
Aug 10, 2014
2,094
Agua Dulce, CA
First Name
Larry
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
Yes, it IS! The distinctive exhaust manifold, F-head design are hallmarks of the F-6 161 Hurricane.
 

vintagetrk

Precision Fit
All-Star
Apr 28, 2018
783
NW Wyoming
First Name
nathan
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1958
Makes me wonder why they didn't make the 161 in a bigger displacement? Seems like there was some potential there?
 

peashooter

Bigger Hammer
Apr 14, 2013
56
ca
First Name
kevin
Willys Model
  1. Other
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
That was 'punched out' from 148. Willys Brazil continued them until 1970 or so with some breathing improvements, maybe a bit more compression but it remained 161 cid.
 

peewee

Bigger Hammer
Oct 23, 2019
80
Buckley WA
First Name
Bill
Willys Model
  1. Other
Willys Year:
  1. 1949
Those F-Head 161 engines are hard to come by. A larger displacement than 161 6 would be to long for standard jeepster engine bays but the 161's will more or less just bolt in with minor motor mount changes. I just recieved a 161 F-head myself that I will be putting in my 49 Jeepster.

peewee
 

peashooter

Bigger Hammer
Apr 14, 2013
56
ca
First Name
kevin
Willys Model
  1. Other
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Those F-Head 161 engines are hard to come by. A larger displacement than 161 6 would be to long for standard jeepster engine bays but the 161's will more or less just bolt in with minor motor mount changes. I just recieved a 161 F-head myself that I will be putting in my 49 Jeepster.

peewee
I'm building one now for mine.
 

peewee

Bigger Hammer
Oct 23, 2019
80
Buckley WA
First Name
Bill
Willys Model
  1. Other
Willys Year:
  1. 1949
You have a real classic engine there. If that is a 148 it is gold and you have it so clean too!

peewee
 
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