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Unread 08-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #46
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Update

Tonight the jeep finally rolled out from underneath the shop overhang and got parked in the yard. I finally have managed to bolt up the springs, axles, steering gear, hubs and drums, and mount the tires.

Flat head screws had to be drilled out in order to mount the hubs to the new drums. Everything came apart relatively easy. A couple taps on the back side of the old drums and the hubs popped right out.

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Hubs mounted up

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This is the last picture of the evening. Got too dark to take pictures of the rolling chasis. I'll have some up on Tuesday when I have a day off

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The drums came from Kaiser Willys. I've been fairly happy with the stuff I've ordered so far. The springs and shackles didnt mount up as easilty as I would have been led to believe. I think i have a bent mounting bracket which is contributing to the problems.

Plans for the next couple of weeks:

-Finish putting the steering gear back together and rebuild the steering wheel pieces and parts

-Finish tearing down the motor and get it to the machine shop to see what the damage to the cylinder wall is

-Open up the transmission and transfer case and rebuild both

-Reinstall motor, trans, and transfer case

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Unread 02-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #47
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Beat back 18" of snow today and got in the shop. Transmission and all is torn down. Starting to sand, inspect, paint, etc...

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Unread 04-05-2010, 11:38 AM   #48
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I'm diggin this thread up from 2 months ago out of my curiosity with your project, and that I have my eye on a '53 M38A1 that looks to be in restorable shape. Just trying to convince my wife... $600, and I'll offer $450.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 05:25 PM   #49
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Digging Into the Transmission

Getting back to this Jeep and Jeepforum after moving houses. I now have a shop where the Jeep can be worked on indoors and everything can be tracked a little bit better.

Couple pictures of the new (to me) shop


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I decided to do a complete rebuild of the T90 transmission even though it on has 25k miles on it. This is mainly because the Jeep sat for nearly 10 years without being driven. After pulling everything out of the case, everything looks pretty decent although covered in a nice layer of old grease and crud.

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Second Speed Gear was badly pitted with rust. Old on the left with a replacement from Quadratec on the right.

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Unread 01-11-2011, 05:35 PM   #50
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Unread 01-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #51
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All needle bearings and spacer washers were replaced in the countershaft. After reading numerous articles online about loading these bearings, I decided to use a piece of 3/4"x7" wooden dowel rod. By inserting this through the countershaft and coating each needle bearing with a little bit of chassis grease, everything went together perfectly.

Last row of needle bearings loaded

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Countershaft gear loaded in the bottom of the transmission

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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #52
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Congrats on the new house and great shop! That's gotta make you feel very good. Glad I found your thread! Keep up the good work.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 05:40 AM   #53
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Hey thanks! Hopefully I'll do a better job at keeping updated from now on. Lots more of this project to come for sure.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 06:36 AM   #54
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Stamps?

Wondering if anyone has any insight into the significance of the numbers stamped into the gasket facing on the top of the T90 transmission housing


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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #55
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I don't know how I missed this build thread, great job
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Unread 01-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #56
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Secret Code ( that's why it's stamped with an S ) If you had the willy's code book, the numbers would mean something...


PS: Awesome garage there... color me insanely jealous. Great project... good luck!
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Unread 01-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #57
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Haha...I figured it was something like that. Next project...eat my box of cheerios and send off for the secret decoder ring...
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Unread 01-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #58
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WOW...I am keeping up with this one.Lookin great.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #59
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Sorry for harping on the transmission rebuild so much. This is my first run at digging into a rebuild of this magnitude so I want to make sure I'm running down the right road so to speak.

Whoever invented these snap rings without holes or tabs should have bad things happen to them...after ruining a pair of needle nose pliers on the bench grinder and wasting an hour, I finally managed to muscle the ring onto the end of the main shaft...

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Loading the clutch gear proved to be a little bit of a learning curve but was easy once I got the hang of it. Noticed the synchronizer blocks located at 4,7, and 12. The springs located on either side of the gear hold the blocks in place and then the sliding gear is put in place around the clutch gear.

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Two pictures of the final gear set ready to be loaded into the case. Project for tomorrow night perhaps.

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Unread 01-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #60
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Sorry for harping on the transmission rebuild so much. This is my first run at digging into a rebuild of this magnitude so I want to make sure I'm running down the right road so to speak.

Whoever invented these snap rings without holes or tabs should have bad things happen to them...after ruining a pair of needle nose pliers on the bench grinder and wasting an hour, I finally managed to muscle the ring onto the end of the main shaft...

snap-ring-1.jpg

snap-ring-final.jpg


Loading the clutch gear proved to be a little bit of a learning curve but was easy once I got the hang of it. Noticed the synchronizer blocks located at 4,7, and 12. The springs located on either side of the gear hold the blocks in place and then the sliding gear is put in place around the clutch gear.

clutch-gear.jpg

Two pictures of the final gear set ready to be loaded into the case. Project for tomorrow night perhaps.

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