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JJ
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Willys as a daily driver?? Reply with quote

My first two questions of a long line of questions are:

1.) What is the average cost range for a drivable Willys M38 Jeep? <$5K?

2.) I want to make this Jeep a daily driver but have heard the top speed is around 40/50mph...Is this true? And, are their sufficient, reasonable priced, after market products to beef up the engine to be able to cruise at 65mph? If not, is there a substitute engine that is made for a Jeep to provide more power.

Thanks for the greetings I received. I look forward to all the knowledge I'm going to soke up.

Thanks,

James
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello again, James,
We paid $7,500 for our Willys, which was said by the owner to
have come from the Kiowa Technical Institute in Oklahoma. It had
8,400 miles on it when we bought it. The inside of the instrument
cluster was very dusty, so I figroe that's about right. All I had to
do to make it drivable was change the spark plugs, shocks, and
add an anti-shimmy device to the front steering gear. Someday
I'll get that problem fixed.
I've had it up to 45 MPH, but the 50 horses under the hood are
screaming that that's all there is! If speed is your desire, I'd
recommend something else. Convoy speed is 45, even today.
Of course, if someone's shooting at you, more would be better.
We'll be in the Van Buren Veteran's Parade and also a display
at the High School on the 11th for their Veteran's Day event. That,
and poking around town and the countryside are enjoyable. A
slow-moving vehicle sign fitted to the center of the spare tire with
a wing-nut is advisable for highway use, but I'd never get on the
Interstate with ours. That's what the vehicle trailer is for.

Jim in Darkest Arkansas
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. I'm not looking for speed, but would like to have an engine in the Jeep that can be safely driven on the highway. Around the city as a daily driver, 40/45mph is just fine; I'm not a speed demon Smile . I do, however, often take trips into the woods for backpacking trips, as well as travel to see family and friends and don't want to have to haul my Jeep somewhere to drive it.

I am more concerned with setting up my future Jeep as a daily, reliable, safe vehicle rather than historical restoration. I love the way the Jeeps look and want to have the appearance of a historically accurate Jeep, but have the ability to drive it everyday.

I hope I'm not embarrassing myself with this question, but surely there is an engine out there that can power the Jeep to a safe 65mph vehicle.

Feel free to correct me or bring me back down to earth!! That's why I joined this site and am asking questions.

Thanks again Jim. I checked out your Jeep and it's a beauty! Congrats, I hope to have one like that.

James
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJ,
I used to live in Santa Fe and know that area. You're in a great place to play with one of these old jeeps! Wes and Ryan, and all the others, are far more expert on these vehicles than I am, but I wanted to share my recent experience.
I've always wanted one of the old flat-fender jeeps. After years of thinking about it and a lot of time spent talking to local friends that have WWII jeeps, and researching, I found one via the G503 site down in NJ.
The seller claimed to have bought, it with another one, from the estate of a Korean War vet who had died recently and who's kids didn't want the jeeps. He said they were daily drivers for the vet but that he was keeping one for himself (the nicest) and that he didn't know if the other had a repro tub on it or what the condition exactly was.
My plan was to buy one for enjoyment, driving around an island summer house, and participating locally in the occasional event. The jeep I purchased in July was far from being in running condition. It was still in good shape but whoever had been doing the mechanical work stopped at some point and just started slapping things together. In the end it needed a lot more work than I thought an than a mechanic I was referred to locally thought. Which added up to more expense for me, as well as time to get it running. But I travel a lot for work and the Army so that was my trade-off.
As Jim noted current Army convoy speed is still 45, unless you're in Iraq where we go a lot faster. I've gotten my jeep up to about 30 and it seems like it's flying and on the edge of control, but it's older technology than most of us are used to. As Wes and Ryan always ask me when I pester them with questions, advice, and recommendations it all depends on what you want to do with the jeep.
My restoration plan is to use in the summer and for fun but on local roads, not the highway. My concept is to have it be a field-maintained vehicle, so not picture or factory perfect and correct. If I went the factory-correct way I personally would become too obessesive and never use the jeep. That's me.
There are over-drives that I have heard of that can be added to these jeeps to get them to a higher speed. The second one that the seller I bought mine from kept had one added to it, a special gear lever on the steering column. I have no idea how well it handled at higher speeds on the highway. As several people I talked to pointed out, the existing brake lights are minimal at best, especially by today's standards, so it becomes a risk with other drivers not paying attention as opposed to you handling the vehicle. I added a second left-hand brake light on the right side to replace the black-out lights (which I kept to add back on at a later date if I decide to).
So, if you want a jeep to take on the highway, look at an old CJ and see about "militarizing" it as a compromise. Or go at a slower speed and enjoy the day. That's my two cents worth from my experience. I hope it helps.
-Josh Bagley
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early jeep were not designed to cruise the hoghways at 65 MPH.

The 60 HP L134 engine in the M38 will propel the M38 to 55 when all is in good running order. With an overdrive added to the tranny you can propel her to 65/70.

The key word I see in your post is SAFELY therein lies the difficulty. Propelling any vehicle to speeds in excess of it's original design limits is inherently dangerous. One must go further than just an engine upgrade. The two critical systems that will need upgrading is the old Ross steering and the small brakes and single chamber master cylinder.

Just review the modern Jeep suspension, steering and brake systems. When I say modern I am referring to 1972 and up.

It will take a lot of money and a lot of work to get a CJ2A, MB or M38 to those standards of performance. The better military jeep choice for a starting place for this type of performance is the M38A1 or the M170 with 72 HP and a little better steering but still the old Ross unit. But the A1 is easily modified to the include most of the design improvements found in the CJ after 1971.

Another option is the M151.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh and Wes,

Thanks for the reply. It looks like I'll be staying off the highway. Your responses drastically changed my idea I had in place. No problem though, I'll just have to alter my plan a little bit. I still want this Jeep as a daily driver, and I don't mind taking the back roads and spending more time driving to my destination than previously thought.

Another question if I may:

Is there a Jeep-restoration Bible I can begin to read? I want to learn about engine, tranny, suspension, body, etc...

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the basic civilian jeep service and parts manuals there is Moses Ludel's books:
The Jeep Bible
Jeep CJ 1946 to 1971 Rebuilder's Manual
Jeep CJ 1972 to 1986 Rebuilder's Manual

And the basic M38 manuals are the operator's & service manual TM 9-804 or TM 9-8012, and the M38 Engine & accessories Manual TM 9-1804A and the frame and running gear manual TM 9-1804B.

You can get a good basic manual set for military 1/4 ton jeeps from Military Media.com for $20 that covers the WWII MB/GPW,

Here is a very long but still incomplete M38 publications guide.
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M38 Manual and TB List
Based on data initially compiled by Howard Sabin for Army Motors
Updated and Edited By Wes Knettle
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M38 Technical Manuals

TM 5-5213 17 FEB 53
Engine, Gasoline driven, L-head and F-head, Models MC38-MC38A1 basic engine: Conversion for stationary power, Willys Overland Motors.

TM 9-804 29 SEP 50
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38 (Willys-Overland) Operation and maintenance manual.

TM 9-804 Change 1 16 FEB 51

TM 9-804 Change 2 18 May 51

TM 9-804 Change 3 10 APR 53

TM 9-1804A 11 JUN 51
Ordnance maintenance: Engine (Willys-Overland Model MC) and clutch for 1/4-ton, 4x4, Utility truck M38

TM 9-1804B 16 JUL 52
Power Train, Body and Frame for 1/4-ton, 4x4, Utility truck M38

TM 9-8012 12 JAN 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38 (Willys-Overland) Operation and Organizational maintenance manual
Superseded TM 9-804.

TM 8-8012 Change 1 22 MAR 56

TM 9-8012 Change 2 13 JAN 58

TM 9-8012 Change 3 18 JUN 58

TM 9-1825A 12 JAN 44
Ordnance Maintenance: Electrical Equipment (Delco Remy)

TM 9-1825A Change 1 31 MAR 47
(supercede by TM 9-8627)

TM 9-1825B 20 JAN 44
Ordnance Maintenance: Electrical Equipment (Auto-Lite)

TM 9-1825B Change 1 30 APR 47

TM 9-1825B 3 NOV 52
Ordnance Maintenance: Electrical Equipment (Auto-Lite)
Supercedes 9-1825B dated JAN 44


TB 9-1826A 11 FEB 44
Ordnance Maintenance: Carburetors (Carter)

TB 9-1826A 10 DEC 52
Ordnance Maintenance: Carburetors (Carter)
Supercedes 9-1826A dated FEB 44

TM 9-1827C 21 JAN 44
Ordnance Maintenance: Hydraulic Brakes (Wagner Lockheed)

TM 9-1827C 2 JAN 53
Ordnance Maintenance: Hydraulic Brakes (Wagner Lockheed)
Supercedes 9-1827C dated JAN 44

TM 9-1828A 9 MAR 45
Ordnance Maintenance: Fuel Pumps

TM 9-1828A 29 DEC 52
Ordnance Maintenance: Fuel Pumps
Supercedes 9-1828A dated MAR 45.

TM 9-1828A Change 1 ? _______

TM 9-1828A Change 2 ? _______

TM 9-1829A 15 APR 44
Ordnance Maintenance: Speedometers, Tachometers, and Recorders.

TM 9-2853 7 JUL 45
Preparation of Ordnance Material for deep water fording.

TM 9-2853 Change 1 7 JUN 48

TM 9-2858 8 MAY 45
Cooling Systems: Vehicles and Powered Ground Equipment

TM 9-2858 Change 1 ? ________

TM 9-8627 Electrical Equipment – Delco Remy (supercedes TM 9-1825A)

TM 9-2858 Change 2 `? ________

TM 10-500-10 11 AUG 65
Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging 1/4-ton Utility trucks.

TM 10-500-10 Change 1 ? _________

TM 10-500-10 29 JAN 71
Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging 1/4-ton Utility trucks
Supercedes 10-500-10 dated AUG 65.

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Technical Bulletins


TB ORD 247 14 May 51
Wll Transport Vehicles, Headlight adjustment

TB ORD 370 9 AUG 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, trucks, Ford Model GPW, Willys Model MB, M38, and M38A1: 3/4-ton Dodge trucks models WC51, WC52, WC53, WC54, WC56, WC57, WC58, WC59, WC61, WC64, M37, M42, M43, M56 and M201: 1 1/2-ton 6x6 trucks, Dodge Models WC62 and WC63: Use of front axle non driving flanges for temporarily converting vehicles from four-wheel drive to two-wheel drives.

TB ORD 434 14 Mar 52
Combat & Transport vehicles with 24-volt electrical systems: Instructions for checking 24-volt instruments that do not zero.

TB ORD 445 7 MAY 52

TB ORD 465 2 APR 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility trucks M38 and M38A1: Installation of pedestal truck mount M31A1 and M31C.

TB ORD 467 11 AUG 52
1/4-ton and 3/4-ton, 4x4 trucks and 2 1/2 and 5 ton, 6x6 trucks "M" models: Use of proper fuel tank filler caps.

TB ORD 470 9 SEP 52
1/4-ton and 3/4-ton, 4x4 trucks and 2 1/2 and 5 ton, 6x6 trucks "M" models: Instructions for proper cleaning of crankcase valve assembly.

TB ORD 479 21 NOV 52
Ordnance motor vehicles: Standardization of electric type instruments.

TB ORD 485 19 JAN 53
1/4-ton and 3/4-ton, 4x4 trucks and 2 1/2 and 5 ton, 6x6 trucks "M" models: Servicing data plate corrections.


TB ORD 487 3 FEB 53
Identification and maintenance of fuel filter.

TB ORD 499 4 MAR 53
1/4-ton and 3/4-ton, 4x4 trucks and 2 1/2 and 5 ton, 6x6 trucks "M" models: Identification and replacement of hydraulic stoplight switches.

TB ORD 524 8 JUN 53
Installed metal fuel tanks: Cleaning and preserving

TB ORD 547 18 DEC 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility trucks M38 and M38A1: Prevention of crankshaft pulley failures.

TB ORD 554 1 MAR 54 Rev 7 JAN 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, truck M38 series; 3/4-ton, 4x4, truck M37 series; 2 1/2-ton 6x6, truck M34 series; and 5-ton, 6x6, truck M40 series: Removal of flywheel housing drain plug.

TB ORD 560 13 MAY 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility trucks M38 and m38A1: Revision of tire pressures on servicing data plates.

TB ORD 570 9 AUG 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, trucks, Ford Model GPW, Willys Model MB, M38, and M38A1: Use of front axle non-driving flanges for temporarily converting vehicles from 4 WD to 2 WD.
.
TB ORD 589 7 JAN 55
1/4-ton. 4x4, truck M38, M38A1, M170: Installation of distributor point set.

TB ORD 610 13 JUN 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1C, 1/4-ton, frontline ambulance truck M170: Operating of fording valve.

TB ORD 621 2 DEC 55
Tandem hitch 2540-735-8343 (8-H-1826): Installation on 1/4-ton, 4x4 trucks MB, GPW, M38 and M38A1.


TB ORD 625 5 Jan 56
All tactical wheeled vehicles: Cleaning of power train case ventilating valves

TB ORD 626 1 OCT 57
Tactical transport vehicles: Excessive fuel tank pressure.

TB ORD 1007 2 DEC 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility trucks, M38, M38A1, and M38A1C, and 1/4-ton, 4x4, frontline ambulance truck M170: Instructions for reinforcing clutch release fork at fulcrum seat or pivot point.

TB ORD 2300-20/4 18 AUG 58
1/4-ton, 4x4 trucks M38, M38A1, (etc): Stowage locations for pioneer tools and brackets

TB 9-804-1 8 JUL 52
1/4-ton. 4x4, Utility truck, M38: Prevention of damage to the oil filter flexible line.

TB 9-804-2 17 JUL 52
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Eliminating ________ brake line entanglement.

TB 9-804-3 16 JAN 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Replacement of the lifting shackle pin retaining clip.

TB 9-804-4 ?__________

TB 9-804-5 16 FEB 53
M38 Improper Thermostat retainer dimensions

TB 9-804-6 17 FEB 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38 Correction of vapor lock in fuel pump to carburetor line.

TB 9-804-7 13 MAR 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Mounting of vent line clip.

TB 9-804-8 13 MAR 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Elimination of transfer case noise.

TB 9-804-9 20 MAY 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Repositioning of trailer coupling receptacle to prevent damage to reflector.

TB 9-804-10 15 JUN 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Removing engine hood hazard.

TB 9-804-11 22 JUL 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Elimination of fuel pump diaphragm failure.

TB 9-804-12 3 DEC 53 Rev 9 MAR 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: To prevent contact of front wheels against chassis frame, fender and lifting hook.

TB 9-804-13 29 APR 54 REV 1 NOV 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: To prevent chaffing of fuel and vent lines at fuel tank.

TB 9-804-14 6 JUN 54 REV 19 OCT 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck, M38: Identification of speedometer flexible shaft assembly by vehicle serial number.

TB 9-1804B-1 24 FEB 54
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Kingpin bearing cap screw selection



TB 9-1825E-1 18 JUN 53
Electrical connector repair kit41-K-103-100: Proper use of tools.

TB 9-1859-8 9 MAR 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance Truck: Time schedule guide.

TB 9-2300-206-15 28 NOV 58
1/4-ton, 4x4 trucks, M38, M38A1, M38A1C, M170 equipped with high capacity AC-DC 100 ampere 28v generating systems: Test and rebuild of generating system.

TB 9-2300-206-15 Change 1 ?_________

TB 9-2300-210-20 21 JAN 59
Truck, 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38, M38A1, M38A1C, M170: Interchangeability of air and oil pressure sending units and gauges and installation instructions.

TB 9-2300-225-20 10 DEC 59
Truck, 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38, M38A1, M38A1C, M170: Generator nut torque specifications.

TB 9-2300-228-20
Tactical Transport and Combat Vehicles: Troubleshooting for Instrument Cluster Gages, Switches, Circuit Breakers, Sending Units and Related Wiring dated 8 July 1960

TB 9-2300-233-20 31 JAN 61
Truck, 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38, M38A1, M38A1C, M170: Increasing length of generator belt tension brace.

TB 9-2830-55 23 May 55
Truck ¼-ton M38 Windshield glass conversion to 2 piece. It authorizes replacing a one piece windshield with a two piece windshield when replacement glass is in critically short supply. It states that if over half of the broken windshield is usable, then you cut the glass in half, ditch the broken half and cut a matching other half from a piece of scrap glass. The two halfs were joined together using a cut piece of aluminum flat stock and two lengths of weatherstripping and rubber strip filler.

TB 9-2855-2 23 DEC 52
Instructions for the installation of personnel heater kit for 1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38 (Willys MC) (24V) (G-740).

TB 9-2855-3 16 DEC 52
Instructions for the installation of power plant heater kit for 1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38 (Willys MC) (24V) (0 to -65 degrees F).

TB 9-2855-4 27 OCT 52
Instructions for installation of hardtop closure kit for 1/4 - ton, 4x4, utility truck M38 (Willys MC) (G-740).

TB 9-2855-37 10 DEC 56
1/4 - ton 4x4, utility truck M38: Instructions for installation of hot water personnel heater kit.

TB 9-8012-2 11 OCT 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Replacement of fuel pump.

TB 9-8012-1 20 JUN 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Elimination of interference between front spring rebound clips and tie rods.

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Modification Work Orders

MWO ORD G740-W1 3 DEC 51
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Relocate Aux Pwr Recpt CB to firewall.

MWO ORD G740-W2 13 NOV 52
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Deactivate primer pump.

MWO ORD G740-W3 5 NOV 52
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Rear axle vent leakage.

MWO ORD G740-W4 24 NOV 52
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Bell housing front plate cover.

MWO ORD G740-W5 27 OCT 52
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: ID On/Off position on ignition switch.

MWO ORD G740-W6 14 MAY 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Reinforcement of rear body corners.

MWO ORD G740-W7 15 JUL 53
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Addition of oil seals to front hubs.

MWO ORD G740-W8 20 OCT 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Addition of angles to battery hold dwon frames.

MWO ORD G740-W9 2 FEB 56 & Chg 1 5 JUN 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Waterproofing of steering gear and draining of steering jacket.

MWO ORD G740-W10 6 OCT 55
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Securing front passenger seat pivot pin to seat hinge pivot.

MWO ORD G740-W11 1 NOV 56 & Chg 1 18 SEP 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: Installation ac-dc generator kit.

MWO ORD G1-W35 16 FEB 63
¼, ¾ 4x4 and 2 ½ and 5 ton 6x6 M models; provision for positive polarizing device for trailer receptacles.

MWO ORD G1-W43 12 JAN 54
¼ ton 4x4 utility truck M38 & M38A1, Removal of axle lube fitting.

MWO ORD G1-W44 12 JAN 54
¼ ton 4x4 utility truck M38 & M38A1, Welding rear shock absorber brackets

MWO ORD G1-W50 9 AUG 54
¼ ton 4x4 utility truck M38 & M38A1, Anchorage of front pass seat.

MWO ORD G1-W54 15 SEP 54
¼ ton 4x4 utility truck M38 & M38A1, Installation of new eng timing indicator

MWO ORD G1-W63 19 SEP 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, trucks M38, M38A1, M38A1C, and M170: 3/4-ton Replacement of air and oil pressure gauges, sending units, and installation of pipe coupling

MWO ORD G1-W76 26 AUG 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1, Reinforcement of spare wheel support bracket.

MWO ORD G1-W85 22 MAR 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, trucks M170, M38, and M38A1: Installation of castellated nut and cotter pin on steering bellcrank pivot shaft.

MWO ORD G1-W88 3 OCT 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1, M38A1C and front line ambulance truck M170: Modification of clutch release pedal rod.


MWO ORD G1-W94 29 OCT 56
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38: 1/4-ton, 4x4, utility trucks (Ford model GPW and Willys Model MB): Installation of 105-mm rifle M27A1 with 105-mm rifle mount M75A1 or 106-mm rifle M40 (M170E1) with 106-mm rifle mount M79.

MWO ORD G1-W104 23 APR 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1, M38A1C, M170; Alteration of wiring harness used with switch 7729684 to make them applicable to switch 7368702.

MWO ORD G1-W105 8 MAY 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1, M38A1C and front line ambulance truck M170: Installation of radio power feed kit.

MWO ORD G1-W108 26 SEP 57
1/4-ton, 4x4, utility truck M38, M38A1, M38A1C and front line ambulance truck M170 and ¾ ton……….: Removal of 330 ohm fixed resistor from generator regulator assy 8699744.




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M38 Supply Manuals

SM ORD 8 SNL G-740, Vol. 9 25 JAN 55
Winterization Equipment for truck, utility, 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38 (SNL G-740)

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 26 FEB 51
Organizational Maintenance Allowances for Truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 Change 1 29 APR 52

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 26 FEB 53
Organizational Maintenance Allowances for Truck, utility,: 1/4-ton,4x4, M38

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 Change 1 26 OCT 54

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 15 FEB 55
Organizational Maintenance Allowances for Truck, utility,: 1/4-ton,4x4, M38

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 25 JUN 56
$21 ebay feb 04 Organizational Maintenance Allowances for Truck, utility,: 1/4-ton,4x4, M38

SM ORD 7 SNL G-740 Change 1 25 APR 60

SM ORD 8 SNL G-740 1 DEC 50
Field and depot maintenance allowances for Truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 8 SNL G-740 16 MAR 53
Field and depot maintenance allowances for Truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 8 SNL G-740 16 FEB 55
Field and depot maintenance allowances for Truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 8 SNL G-740 25 JUN 56
Field and depot maintenance allowances for Truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 9 SNL G-740 ? 1950

SM ORD 9 SNL G-740 19 NOV 51
$212 Ebay Feb 04 List of all service parts of truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 9 SNL G-740 1 SEP 55
List of all service parts of truck, utility: 1/4-ton, 4x4, M38

SM ORD 6 SNL J-16, SEC 38 OCT 52
Tool Sets, Field and Depot Maintenance for: Truck, ¼ ton 4x4, (Ford model GPW and Willys Model MB) (SNL G-503); Truck, ¼ ton 4x4x, (Willys Moedle M38) (SNL G-740); Truck, ¼ ton 4x4, Utility, M38A1 (SNL G-758).


Miscellaneous Pubs

DA Pam 108-1

DA Pam 310-

DA PAM 310-29 ORD 1 Index of supply manuals, ordnance

ORD 3 SNL K-1 Cleaners, preservatives, lubricants, recoil fluids, special oils and related maintenance materials.

ORD 3 SNL K-2 Items of soldering, metallizing, brazing,and welding materials, gases and related items.





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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Daily driver? Reply with quote

My M38A1 tops out at about 55 mph indicated with engine at near top revs. The problem with not getting extra speed is not the engine but with the gearing. A overdrive unit can be added to the transmission and that helps some. To get a little extra speed my M38A1 has oversized tires, 7.50x16 instead of the 7.00x16, so I can usually keep up with traffic if I need to. But I don't take it out on highways unless I have to - I keep to the back roads. One consideration is safety. My M38A1 is stock military and does not have a roll bar or much beyond basic lap belts for keeping me in. An accident at any more than a crawl, well, I don't count on not being severly injured or killed. Not stopping me from enjoying the Jeep and taking it to work on nice days but the vehicle is not a daily driver in the modern sense. And I don't want to "use up" my Jeep with every day driving!
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