D-Day 80th - A row of Sherman Tanks (and a single M7 Priest) at Camp Geronimo at Sainte-Mère-Eglise

D-Day 80th - A row of Sherman Tanks (and a single M7 Priest) at Camp Geronimo at Sainte-Mère-EgliseD-DAY 80th | NORMANDY 2024 – Part 2

Overlord Museum, Sainte-Mère-Eglise, & Camp Geronimo
The next part of my 80th Anniversary of D-Day adventures in Normandy! Picking up where the last update left off, we jump back into the Overlord Museum. These posts are going to be filled with lots of images and captions, so click through the photos to read the story! I plan for several weeks of these updates, so keep checking back for more.

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A British M4A4 Firefly at the Overlord Museum

A British M4A4 Firefly at the Overlord MuseumD-DAY 80th | NORMANDY 2024 – Part 1

Disneyland Paris, Normandy Arrival, & Overlord Museum
I’m kicking off my multi-part series of blog updates about my adventures in Normandy, France, two weeks ago during the 80th Anniversary of D-Day! These posts are going to be filled with lots of images and captions, so click through the photos to read the story! I plan for several weeks of these updates, so keep checking back for more.

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Jeeps lined up with a P-51A Mustang at the 2024 Wings, Tracks, and Wheels Event

Jeeps lined up with a P-51A Mustang at the 2024 Wings, Tracks, and Wheels EventWings, Tracks, and Wheels 2024

It’s been a while since the last update, and it’s time for a long overdue BIG one! This update covers two of the largest updates for the Jeep in 2024… the Wings, Tracks, and Wheels event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in May, and a whole bunch of issues with the Jeep that I had to overcome! This update is so large in fact, that due to Facebook’s limit on photos per post, this will be a two-part update.

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Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! While there hasn’t been anything to update with the Jeep lately, I was able to pull it out and set it up for Halloween yesterday guarding my neighbor’s crashed UFO. The unfortunate Civil Defense soldier manning the crash sight seems to have gotten on the bad side of the aliens. The Ammo Crate Radio on the hood was pumping out classic 1950s Sci-Fi movie themes during the evening. Even the new 1940 Ford Deluxe project got in on the Halloween spirit with another unfortunate victim of the aliens! Continue reading “Happy Halloween 2023!”

GPW Jeep Cooling System Radiator Rubber Tubes

GPW Jeep Cooling System Radiator Rubber TubesTackling the overheating Jeep – Part 3

Another long gap between updates, but this is a big one and also explains the long gaps between these overheating parts! This update includes custom radiator rubber tubes, fixing the thermostat elbow corrosion, some neat GPW finds, another fire extinguisher, and taking on a huge project!

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Brand new Radiator for GPW Jeep #208102!

Brand new Radiator for GPW Jeep #208102!Tackling the overheating Jeep – Part 2

It’s been a few weeks, but a lot has happened over that time! Here I continue the quest to fix the overheating engine with a special surprise help from a friend. Follow along as I continue to troubleshoot this ongoing issue!

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GPW Jeep Temerpature Gauge

GPW Jeep Temerpature GaugeTackling the overheating Jeep – Part 1

After struggling with overheating issues last week, this week I dove into trying to diagnose what the issue might be, the thermostat, the coolant, the radiator, etc. Plus taking some temperature readings and a test run without a thermostat.

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Ford GPW Jeep #208102 with Willys Trailer ready for the Corona, CA 4th of July Parade

Ford GPW Jeep #208102 with Willys Trailer ready for the Corona, CA 4th of July Parade4th of July Parade and Overheating Issues

For the second year in a row, I was able to participate in the Corona, CA 4th of July Parade… and this time I got to tow a WW2 Jeep Trailer (first time)! But, as I drove home, the Jeep started to overheat, so I do some digging into the issue.

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HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY TO GPW #208102 Jeep!

HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY TO GPW #208102!

Celebrating 79 years today, having a Date of Delivery on June 26, 1944. Almost an 80-year-old gal, but she still looks pretty young!

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