Discussion in 'eBay and Craigslist' started by Muzikp, Apr 15, 2018.
1951 Jeep Willys
Pretty sure it is. Correct windshield, but not sure what he means about 53 motor - Doesn't appear to be an F-head.
I was looking to see if it was an M38, but it doesn't have removable floor plates, just the trans top. Pretty sure iits a 3a. I'm thinking that may be an F-head stuffed in there, but they managed to keep it under the hood.
the oil filter location is way different than where it is on my 2 fheads, but things change over the years. ('53 motor vs. a 662/70 motor)
Yep 3a all the way except for the f head. Looks like a pretty clean install.
Probably has that special holley ford falcon carb from 62 or thereabouts. If you use the carter carb you have to cut a hole in the hood. My first 2a had that. I hated it so much. Never could source the right fabled crab.. pre internet pretty much.
The Fhead is a great upgrade to the LHead in the 2a/3a's because it literally bolts right in. The drawback is a carb sticking up through the hood. The right thing to do is install an odd fire!
The local guys around here figured you can cut the side out of the Fhead carb mount and they fabricate a side flow "manifold" into the side of the head, keeping the maximum height to the top of the valve cover. They also fabricate a 4bbl manifold that uses the side flow head modification for the race engines. Just say'in.
Pics of that would be really cool
Still waiting for them to show up in my inbox....
I thought we saw a video of a guy fabbing this up? Maybe in the build threads? I'll see if I can find it.
Well I'm calling this a memory win for me. Even though it's not an F head video the fact that I remembered we saw something like this and found it is a win in my book.
Funny, that one still has a hood scoop . Guess my memory was a fail.
What does that have to do with anything? Willys put the 134L into DJ-3A up until 1964 I have a 1958-59 134L in my CJ-2A They also used the engine that long in compressors and welders. It could very easily be a 1953 134L.
No it is an F head, you can clearly see the valve cover and look at the way the upper radiator hose is.
Yep my comment was directed at the idea that a 1953 engine had to be a F head. Which it certainly does not. And yes I saw the engine in the photo was an F head.
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