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  1. I uploaded part of an old video I took at the WWII Weekend event held at Jefferson Barracks County Park, in St. Louis, Mo. Last year I tried to make a report for YouTube, and it ended up raining while I was there. So this is a look back at a past battle reenactment from 2016, enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5kfYMmMuT0
  2. My main reason to argue it could not have happened is that they vehicles I have seen listed in 1940s surplus sales lists tended to have a set price that was apparently assigned based on factors such as condition, milage, etc. And the they seemed to be starting at around the $200-400 mark in 1946/1947 dollars. Since civilian motor vehicle production was halted (with a few exceptions) in 1942, it meant that the only cars on the road were those made up to 1942. By 1945 when the manufacturing restriction was eased and then lifted, many cars were worn out or had been damaged beyond repair. New cars
  3. Hi everyone! Okay so I decided to fit in a podcast on my channel, and I covered some reasons I just doubt this ever happened.
  4. Hey everyone! I went ahead and attended a WW2 reenacting event, but it rained while I was there. Still some nice vehicles showed up. I have a video up on my youtube channel.
  5. Hey, thanks! I like finding little details like that too. Usually a gasket is torn, or oil soaked, but that one came apart and revealed such a crisp clear sight that I almost couldn't believe it!
  6. Hi everyone! So it turns out it was the partial name of "Vellumoid", which has been in the business of making gasket material for a long time (and still is!). I'm familiar with the company, but sure didn't expect it on the G503 and the partial letters threw me off. Cool to find that out.
  7. Hi, The plug in the tube looks longer: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-auburn-18-h-spark-plug But great WLA plug in the box!
  8. Hey everyone! So I was taking apart my old knuckle seals on the G503, and was surprised to find a paper gasket (ok that I did expect to find, but definitely not the markings on it) with some old markings. Because of the way it was cut to fit the seal, I can't read the full name of the company that made it. I think it is probably from the 1940s, but wondered if the partial manufacturer name rang a bell? Never saw a marking on these before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kXSBToLnbk Thanks for any ideas what the manufacturer's name might be!
  9. Hi, good luck and if you figure it out, post the answer. I'm now curious what they were for too.
  10. The best way to figure it out will be through the stock number. I was able to find a similar number for parts of the tail light of the M21 trailer from the WWII era is coming up as "H004-504417", "H004-504420", and "H004-504423", clearly the sparkplugs aren't for the trailer, but since they seem to share a similar stock number, it might help lead you to whatever it was made for. 18mm spark plugs weren't uncommon at the time though, so it's hard to narrow down what it was for.
  11. Hello! Man it has been too long since I checked in here, but the restoration of the WWII GPW is progressing nicely. Sure, It could be going faster but I'm really happy with the pace the restoration has been following so far. Since I got into the hobby, I have really enjoyed not only working on my own project, but seeing the progress of someone elses restoration, or even the final stage when they are done! Everyone in the hobby has their own goal, whether they want to restore their G503 to represent a pristine factory example or a WWII motorpool field used example. The great thing about the hob
  12. That one looks like a 'bridge plate' with the rim on it https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=187140
  13. So over 80 years have passed since the L134 Willys 'Go-Devil' engine was first marketed in a vehicle, and in that time a number of original parts, original replacement parts, and after market parts have been available on the market. For most of us rebuilding a WW2 G503, we'll either find a 1940s wartime version for the MB/GPW, or we will find a 1946 and later pump. The early cj 2/3 etc L134 equipped engines all shared a number of parts, including the water pump which is interchangeable with the WW2 G503 version. You may ask if it's interchangeable, then who cares as long as it works? Fair ques
  14. Hi, thanks, I knew what you meant about the 'gee' (a great site for WWII jeep info!). Yes I ended up needing a filter housing on very short notice, and since that was clean inside I used it even though it isn't a G503 model. I ended up finding a filter element at NAPA (and kept the box for that, so I would have their part number handy). Eventually it's going to be changed out for the correct housing, but it's doing fine so far. Just not pretty or correct looking I did think it was cool that the decals were still there. There is nothing quite like the sound of a running L134 engine! Tha
  15. Thanks! The different color lid threw me off; it doesn't seem like a lot of the postwar info is as well documented as the WWII stuff, but then again in WWII they used one color which made it simple.
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