It was very complete with only 11,000 miles showing. The negative battery cable is not connected. Pay particular attention to copying wire size, if you are still on the 6 volt system. Gary my jeep is my therapy, I never want it to be done. Replace the headlight hi-beam indicator with a 53 bulb.
He statedthat there was nothing else which needed to be changed. Replace the 6 volt fuel gauge and fuel gauge sender with theequivalent 12 volt parts. Will not work with 6-volt models We are proud to announce the addition of the first solid-state distributor for 226-engines. This is also a good time to consider if you have need for running any additional wires, for a back-up light, for example. An exploding battery will splatter thebattery acid quite a distance and at the minimum cause a big mess--theworst case would be getting the acid in your eyes. Here in Utah if it didn't come with the vehicle originally it is not required seat belts, wipers, washers, turn signals Thats just one thing I don't have to worry about , but you are required to do hand signals. Still is close enough to stock that it could all be easliy converted back, that is if I ever decide to sell it.
Parts are still relatively easy to findprovided one knows where to look. The boat had no problems for over six months sitting in a marina constantly in salt water. I went to my local auto electric shop with whom I have dealt with many times. You'll probably have better luck finding the dropping resistorin a parts store that has been in business for 20 or 30 years and hasexperienced counter personal. They should light up, but will bevery dim.
I see 6 volt generators not 6v alternators on ebay quite often and have purchased replacements in the past from 'established' electrical shops like Phoenix Generator Repair; they've also rebuilt my starters a couple of times which brings up another point. This applies to both the 6 and 12 volt parts. If you do not polarize the generator before you start the engineyou risk damaging the regulator. Unfortunately the test lamp limits the ability of the electricalsystem to operate the electrical accessories in the Jeep. If the starter cranks the engine, but the engine won't start, checkthe connections to the ignition coil and, if it is used, the externalresistor. Remember metal to metal contact is required -- dielectric gel stops all corrosion but also is an insulator. It is my considered opinion that if you want to do a full restoration, you put everything as it was.
And if you can keep the original theme in mind, and modify it with minimum modifications so you can use it today, and still back it up to yesterday? The generator will need to be polarized in order to work correctly,however this can not be done until after the battery is installed in theJeep. The testlamp will cause the accessories to operate as if the batttery wasnearly discharged. If the ammeter still does not showcharging, check the wiring to the generator. A few of these vehicles did in fact have 12-volt electrical systems for use with special equipment such as radios and generators. Willys jeep parts diagrams illustrations from midwest jeep willys l134 engine block. The dropping resistor gets warm during operationand most of these resistors depend on being mounted to the firewall toprevent them from overheating. I have the circuit diagram somewhere if you want it.
Reproduction harnesses can be purchased, but they are quite expensive. I also need to make a new adjustment arm for it, the way it is it just doesnt' have enough swing to keep the belt tightened after it starts to wear and stretch. Edited by Bluax - 17 Mar. The high beam indicator lamp should also be lit, but it may sodim that it will be difficult to see. Willys jeep parts diagrams illustrations from midwest jeep willys clutch linkage 4 cylinder engines. I converted mine also, no real issue. Diagram m38 wiring diagram diagram schematic circuit roriecathleen 1950 willys truck wiring diagram.
His '48 will be 12V. Willys jeep parts diagrams illustrations from midwest jeep willys clutch assembly 4 cylinder engines. When you are connecting the wires between the A, F and groundterminals of the generator and regulator, check the wire sizes. This is the mostlikely place to make a mistake and any mistakes here could damage theregulator or generator. As long as you are willing to adequately maintain the 6 voltelectrical system and are not wanting to add much extra electricalequipment, it will work fine. Willys jeep parts diagrams illustrations from midwest jeep willys brakes system mb cj2a cj3a m38. The only thing I've found that lasts here is soldering the wires together and using shrink tubing over the joint.
With the hookup of the two simple wires installation instructions included , this distributor will improve the performance and driveability of any 12-volt 134-engine. The brake lights should dimly light up. Again, the best thing to do is to take the 6 volt flasher to the partsstore and get a 12 volt equivalent. Figure 3 If the 6 volt regulator and generator terminals are marked, your jobwill be much easier. Connect the positive battery cable to the positive terminal of thebattery. When we start to put my son's 3A back together it will stay 6v. But instead of the fuse, I bought a circuit breaker that snaps into the fuse holder.
I converted my Jeep to a 12 volt electrical system for two reasons. These are available in several colors and I color-coded the different subsystems ie, headlights, turn signals, etc. On the military jeeps this is unneeded as all of the wiring if original is black. The12 volt starter will have only one terminal, so reconnecting the wiresto it will not be a problem. I haveheard that some people have had problems with doing this and had toreplace the starter and flywheel ring gear within a year of convertingtheir Jeep to 12 volts.