GPW #208102 post water pump surgery!

GPW #208102 post water pump surgery!Replacing the Water Pump, Thermostat Redo, & Flea Market Finds!

After another lull in updates on the Jeep, this week I finally have things to show! I’d been meaning to replace my post-war water pump with a GPW wartime-style water pump, and this was the week it happened! I also re-did my thermostat which was leaking slightly. I also worked out a way to do some temporary markings, and I go through some more recent Jeep flea market finds!

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NOS GPW Ring and Pinion Set

NOS GPW Ring and Pinion SetRing & Pinion journey, Fire Extinguisher Decal, looking for more history, etc!

This week I finally saw the light of the end of the tunnel trying to acquire a ring and pinion set… which revealed a great surprise! I then attempted to find some more history on my Jeep via the body tub, more work on the Fire Extinguisher decal, and finally finding a wartime jerry can for the Jeep!

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Copper Head Gasket

Copper Head GasketWartime GPW Head exchange!

Finally, after so many delays it just got to be silly, the Jeep is back up and driving again! In this extra-long update, I go through the entire process of changing out my CJ2 engine head to a wartime GPW head! That includes adding the correct studs, bolts, a GPW thermostat, and a copper gasket. It’s been a multi-week project! I also continue replacing bolts with correct recessed head bolts and replace one of the top bow brackets with a GPW one. Plus several other things!

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GPW Engine Head

GPW Engine HeadBirthday Present for the Jeep!

This week I had a few small projects, and started one big project! Since the Jeep turned 76 last week, I got ahold of an original GPW head block which I’ll be putting on the engine with the correct studs/F Bolts! This week includes PART 1 of installation! I also continued work on adding recessed head bolts, attempted to make inspector stamps for the Voltage Regulator, and more. It’s a bit of a smaller update than usual, but still some good work!

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