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post #16 of 58 Old 01-22-2014, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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29 Days and counting. And boy am I counting!


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post #17 of 58 Old 01-30-2014, 06:58 PM
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If I an get my little willys jeep from rubbing the rear tires on the inner fender wells, I may make this! Taller shackles go on this weekend, and I'll figure out a bumpstop too.

How are the trails, open diff friendly? Only trails I've been on up there (in my TJ) are Nightmare and LCC I'd love to explore other areas over there!
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If I an get my little willys jeep from rubbing the rear tires on the inner fender wells, I may make this! Taller shackles go on this weekend, and I'll figure out a bumpstop too.

How are the trails, open diff friendly? Only trails I've been on up there (in my TJ) are Nightmare and LCC I'd love to explore other areas over there!

There is plenty of other stuff. Goler Gulch/Wash with The Narrows is always fun and though locked makes it easier, I have never done it locked and always "one legged" it front and rear in various vehicles. You'll be just fine! I always make sure that we have stuff friendly for stock to totally built! I have a little rubbing prob in the rear of the XJ as well. Working on it. What precisely do you mean when you say "Willys"?


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post #19 of 58 Old 01-31-2014, 10:07 AM
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Dave;
He has a early model CJ, with a 4bt Cummins diesel in it!!
NEAT vehicle, and like my old 48 MB was, only he can drive more than 40MPH!! LOL!
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I'm getting a little impatient! I need to go NOW! LOL Need the break!

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post #21 of 58 Old 01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
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Dave;
He has a early model CJ, with a 4bt Cummins diesel in it!!
NEAT vehicle, and like my old 48 MB was, only he can drive more than 40MPH!! LOL!
Not a 4bt, a 2.2L Kubota. But yea it'll go faster than 40 Cruises very nicely at 50, even on hills I've had it up to 60, but it's really just not geared to go that fast. I may re-gear it later, or find stronger axles that have a different ratio. 5.38 gears are slow
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post #22 of 58 Old 01-31-2014, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cool!

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Not a 4bt, a 2.2L Kubota. But yea it'll go faster than 40 Cruises very nicely at 50, even on hills I've had it up to 60, but it's really just not geared to go that fast. I may re-gear it later, or find stronger axles that have a different ratio. 5.38 gears are slow
I would love to check out this rig! It sounds like an interesting take on a diesel conversion in a willys.

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post #23 of 58 Old 01-31-2014, 01:07 PM
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We'll see if I can make it. I've been taking it on somewhat long trips every weekend (80-120 miles round trip) to just get more familiar with it, and work out the kinks. Mojave is a considerably longer drive, but I think it's up for the task by now.
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Daniel;
You could come up to our pad, and then roll out the next morning. That would give you about a 100 mile shorter run.
( I do have a place in the dogs room!..
Seriously, you can come up, and I'll put you in our liv quarters trailer. It as a toilet, shower, and even a microwave and a/c!
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post #25 of 58 Old 01-31-2014, 03:28 PM
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you know what, I might take you up on that.
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Just let us know, and I'll set the electrics up from the barn, and hook up water for the shower and hot water heater.
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Not a 4bt, a 2.2L Kubota. But yea it'll go faster than 40 Cruises very nicely at 50, even on hills I've had it up to 60, but it's really just not geared to go that fast. I may re-gear it later, or find stronger axles that have a different ratio. 5.38 gears are slow
2.2 Kubota hun. Is that a 2 or 3 cylinder? I'm assuming it's out of a tractor? I'm looking for a 4BT or? for this!
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post #28 of 58 Old 02-01-2014, 11:59 AM
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That would be an awesome rig! :-)


it's a straight 4, almost the exact same size and weight, and displacement as the flathead that was originally in there! Mine specifically was out of an 18-wheeler's refrigerated trailer. It was the generator motor that ran the refrigeration unit. It wasn't turbocharged (not all of them were) so I picked up a turbo manifold for it, and put a turbo on there. The turbo is brand new, but I believe it was used for Subarus? I got the adapter plate (and other things) to mount the motor up to the factory transmission from OverlandDiesel.com
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post #29 of 58 Old 02-01-2014, 01:11 PM
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Nice thanks for the info! Do you know the hp and torque rating? I guess I can look it up! I have a Yanmar tractor that I was selling but it's only 2cyl. I will consider your swap because even generators from auctions may be an option. I will check with Overland for different adaptors to see what my options are!
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post #30 of 58 Old 02-02-2014, 01:49 AM
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I'm not sure what the torque and HP are. I've not had it on a dyno, though out of curiosity I would like to sometime
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