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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tomastudor, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. loudbang
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    Going to be driving it soon. Does it take a long time to get your "big government inspection" scheduled?
     
  2. Tomastudor
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    First we have a long cold winter to survive, I am planning on have the car painted and final assembly except interior done this winter. If you book a inspection I guess you will have it in a week or two.
     
  3. Tomastudor
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    The March Performance serpentine kit installed in my Willys SAM_3427.JPG SAM_3428.JPG SAM_3429.JPG
     
  4. Tomastudor
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    And the centersection testfitted on my Willys. Its tight but there is room for everything.
     

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  5. Dick Stevens
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    I've always liked it when it is tight. :rolleyes::D
     
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  6. Tomastudor
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    In some cases thats very true :))
     
  7. Tomastudor
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    The brakelines to the mastercylinder done
     

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  8. Tomastudor
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    Installed the front springs, at 375 lb/inch I guess they are a little to stiff but I will not shorten them before everything is on the car.All hoses are there and all the fluids are filled. I have adjusted the fuelpressure and installed a mech oilpressure gauge because the plan is to start up the engine on my Willys this weekend.
     

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  9. loudbang
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    The big day is coming soon good luck on the fire up
     
  10. Tomastudor
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    Thanks, but I wont do it tomorrow not Fri 13th.
     
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  11. elgringo71
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    Good luck, I am excited for you and the build is coming along great.
     
  12. loudbang
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    I hear you I stay around the house on that day too.
     
  13. Tomastudor
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    Fired up the engine yesterday after some electrical problems with Painless Wiring fusebox, my fault did not understand the manual. It fired up ran great good oilpressure so this morning I pulled the valve covers and found no oil to the rockers the lifter are not pumped up.:(
     
  14. Tomastudor
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    Really tried to understand the SBC oiling system, then I removerd the transmission and flexplate to get acess to the 3 oilplugs in the back of the engine.
    There was oil to the top plug but not to the left and right one, I with compressed air I found that it was flow between
    the left and right oil passage but not to the top.
    With Brakleen a thin steel wire and compressed air I managed to open the oilpassage between the top gallery and the fifth cambearing.
    Have filled the engine with new oil primed it and oil up to the rockers!!:)
     
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  15. elgringo71
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    You are making great progress and hopefully it will be running well very soon.
     
  16. Tomastudor
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    Have started the engine again now oil to the lifters and rockers sounds great. I have set the timing and idle on the Holley Terminator EFI, cant get the electric fan to start and some small coolant leaks are the only problems.
     
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  17. Tomastudor
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    I am waiting to get the Willys painted, they are really busy. Somethings have been done the exhaust system is there, the insulation on the roof and a VW rear wiper motor installed
     

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    The cardboard, masonite panels for the trunk is done ready for upholstery.
     

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  20. Tomastudor
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    Towing the Willys to the paintshop on the coldest day this winter, -31 degrees Celsius thats -24 Fahrenheit.
     

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  21. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice build sir.Please keep the updates coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  22. Tomastudor
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    Thanks.
     
  23. Tomastudor
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    Some parts for my Willys back from the paintshop :) 20160219_132544.jpg
     
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  24. Stuwillys
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    Love the color.
     
  25. Nice choice of color, Not the regular ho-humm color that you see all the time.
     
  26. loudbang
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    Looks like the old Pontiac root beer brown to me. Great choice many willys gassers had it back in the day.
     
  27. Tomastudor
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    Thanks for your comments
     
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  28. Rogga
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    Hi!
    Very nice Willys coupe thread build you have here!
    I remember in 1991 or 1992 when I imported a Ford from Los Angeles, it was a 40-41 Willys steel bodied project also going to Nothern Sweden , do you know about it?/what happened to it?
    Bye!
     
  29. loudbang
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