GPW Rear Axle Drum

GPW Rear Axle DrumAx Staining, Axles, Alternator, Fuel Lines, and more

This week started slow, but lots of projects piled up! Starting off with trying to get my ax to stain darker, getting shock brackets and a torque reaction spring to restore, removing bearings and racers from the rear axle, new axle drums, and what started as making the fan belt tighter that turned into a huge multi-day project!

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GPW Fuel Filter Lid

GPW Fuel Filter LidFuel Filter restoration begins

While going through the engine, I noticed the fuel filter was bypassed. An inline clear window fuel filter was instead added and extra fuel lines were installed so the filter wouldn’t be needed. I decided to take apart the fuel filter and give it a good cleaning and try to get it back up and running. I’d still be using a clear window in-line fuel filter as it’s a good idea since modern fuels are different than WW2 ones. After soaking the parts in vinegar for a day, I used a wire brush to scrape the rust off then went out and bought a sandblaster to get it nice and clean!
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