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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3360 on: Dec 16, 2007, 03:20:14 PM »
ok got it   thx RS

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3361 on: Dec 16, 2007, 11:49:12 PM »
:rofl: i have mental issues (:psss: if u havent fingerd that out yet)

Most of us do buddy, most of us do :therethere:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3362 on: Dec 18, 2007, 01:34:30 PM »
OMG!! The thread is still going on without us! :rofl:
Actually, I do have pics of him mounting the new set of 38" Swampers he bought and re-installing the Stauns but I forgot to post them :_oops:
There would have been a lot more to post if he had gone with the 42" Irocs he was looking at but we decided the cost of all new wheels and bead locks was too much right now, not to mention the Mammoth would have needed yet more modifications and would have only gotten taller.
We can just barely fit in the garage as it is. :yupyup:

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3363 on: Dec 18, 2007, 01:35:01 PM »
Does this help unc :therethere:


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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3364 on: Dec 18, 2007, 02:46:50 PM »
OMG!! The thread is still going on without us! :rofl:
Actually, I do have pics of him mounting the new set of 38" Swampers he bought and re-installing the Stauns but I forgot to post them :_oops:
There would have been a lot more to post if he had gone with the 42" Irocs he was looking at but we decided the cost of all new wheels and bead locks was too much right now, not to mention the Mammoth would have needed yet more modifications and would have only gotten taller.
We can just barely fit in the garage as it is. :yupyup:

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3365 on: Dec 18, 2007, 03:03:59 PM »
lift kit for the garage :woohoo:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3366 on: Dec 18, 2007, 04:29:29 PM »
lift kit for the garage :woohoo:

We'll just put the house on blocks :yupyup:

:rofl: As if the Mammoth needs to be any taller. Anyone that has ridden in it knows how it feels :ack:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3367 on: Dec 19, 2007, 10:27:49 AM »
We'll just put the house on blocks :yupyup:

:rofl: As if the Mammoth needs to be any taller. Anyone that has ridden in it knows how it feels :ack:
esp when Mark takes a 20mph corner on a 1 lane dirt road  at 60 :yikes:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3368 on: Dec 19, 2007, 11:37:00 AM »
esp when Mark takes a 20mph corner on a 1 lane dirt road  at 60 :yikes:
thats what the "oh :pokinit:" handle is for :yesnod: . i'd be clamped onto that handle pretty tight haha.
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3369 on: Dec 19, 2007, 12:24:23 PM »
thats what the "oh :pokinit:" handle is for :yesnod: . i'd be clamped onto that handle pretty tight haha.

I'm surprised I haven't left handprints in it :yupyup:   :rofl:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3370 on: Dec 20, 2007, 10:20:23 PM »
I'm surprised I haven't left handprints in it :yupyup:   :rofl:

well it has looked a little twisted in more recent pics.  I'm pretty sure it was straight before MCR5, when I saw it last.
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3371 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:56:33 AM »
well it has looked a little twisted in more recent pics.  I'm pretty sure it was straight before MCR5, when I saw it last.

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3372 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:59:37 AM »
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3373 on: Dec 24, 2007, 07:41:24 PM »
esp when Mark takes a 20mph corner on a 1 lane dirt road  at 60 :yikes:

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3374 on: Dec 25, 2007, 06:16:02 AM »


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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3375 on: Dec 30, 2007, 12:13:39 AM »
Hi

I've been reading the Mammoth build with interest (I finally sat down and read 113 pages which took about 4 hours !) , good job , really impressed with the fabrication work especially on the drivetrain, good to see somebody going back to basics without running to Advance Adaptors

I also have a Willys which has in the past seen some 'action' in the mud of Java and is currently being rebuilt getting a 350 Chev as the little F head is proving to be at its limit (it will be the only V8 Willys in Indonesia to my knowledge), 95" wheelbase and 4 link front and rear.

I considered a turbo diesel but decided to use a 350 V8 engine I had sitting in my workshop rather than spending more money on another engine



reversing on 2 wheels thanks to front and rear lockers





stuck in quicksand ...




Looking way back on page 53 or something of this topic I read a lot of discussion on cooling

I had EXACTLY the same issues with FrankenJeep (I'm in the tropics, high temps and humidity) and went through a smilar process with a bigger radiator (4 core) / 12" elec push fan (mercedes) plus a 17" hi flow pull elec fan (from a BMW) which was a definite improvement but the Jeep would still eventually overheat at highway speeds (improved from 20 mins to about an hour before I had to back right off and let it cool down). Water temp was ok or marginal off road (180 to 200 deg F) but the temp gauge was zooming into the 'danger zone' at highway speeds which didn't make sense , the mildly modified Willys F134 was only producing around 80hp and all that cooling should have been more than adequate.

Then it hit me , I figured there must be this 'bubble' of hot air stuck under the hood ... I found that by cutting 3 x 2"dia cooling holes on the LHS (none on the RHS - the snorkel needs somewhere to go in) and 8 x 2" holes on the top of the engine hood , made a HUGE reduction in under hood temperatures (I could actually touch metallic parts under the hood without getting burnt) and finally cured the cooling problems by dropping the water temp by 20 to 30 deg F - the problem was all that air had nowhere to go but DOWN past the chassis with a lot of heat build up under the hood causing overheating and fuel vapor locks , the vents (see pic below , you can see the LHS vents on the hood) let the hot air out and solved those problems.

I've also purchased a 23 row Serck oil cooler which is another effective way of helping cool things down , not installed yet

I also used the same hood vent mod on my J20 which made similar improvements to reducing under hood temps (the quality of gas here is total crap and prone to vapor locking)



You may want to consider letting that heat out from the engine bay if it happens again (more turbo boost haha) , hot air rises and in the case of the Willys gets trapped , look at most of the modern Japanese 4WDs and they have some form of venting at the top of the engine bay

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3376 on: Dec 30, 2007, 05:35:53 AM »
Nice jeep Java you should start your own thread so we can read about it.

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3377 on: Dec 30, 2007, 09:42:59 PM »
Ditto!  I see a landcruiser in the quicksand pic too :dunno:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3378 on: Dec 31, 2007, 12:38:48 AM »
My Willys was pretty well stock in the drivetrain except for a Dana 44 rear with a Detroit Locker and a Lockright lunchbox locker in the front and warmed over F134 with a SU carb , MSD ignition and headers

This rebuild came about as after 5 years of wheeling it started falling apart structurally , chassis and body cracks and tears from too much flexing I guess ... oh and doing the odd 'big air' jump



I'll put a thread up in the next few days , I'd done lots of little funky mods to other parts of the Jeep

The Landcruiser and Landrover guys hated my Willys (I'll offroad with any make of vehicle haha) as it would usually go places where they couldn't (light weight and dual lockers) so I was put on 'point duty' a lot of the time. Most of the serious offroaders here in Indo are using FJ40s but I still like the Willys as it is heaps of fun to wheel and has character and with the V8 its going to be more fun :-)
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Re: Breaking Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3379 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:16:58 PM »
 :yikes:  Well this last outing on New Years took it's toll on both an ARB and a Bobby Long. Neither gave out completely, but were making noise.
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3380 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:22:44 PM »
Ouch, now you know where the weak link is with the Bobby Longs and the newfound hp with that new engine.
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3381 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:32:17 PM »
Ouch, now you know where the weak link is with the Bobby Longs and the newfound hp with that new engine.

This was the older style Long too. The newer ones I guess are stronger. :crossed:

I thought I heard the locker pop, but did not notice a problem till the compressor kept running and then would not stay locked in.

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3382 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:35:31 PM »

Remmember Doran and the "Help Me " sound?




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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3383 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:37:00 PM »
 :yikes: Ouch...  :thumbs: good carnage...  One more chalked up to Bobby
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3384 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:37:13 PM »
Warranty?? Know the cause yet or was it right footitis?
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3385 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:39:14 PM »
Warranty?? Know the cause yet or was it right footitis?

Not Mark!?  :_oops:
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3386 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:39:52 PM »
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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3387 on: Jan 18, 2008, 01:49:27 PM »
Warranty?? Know the cause yet or was it right footitis?

My best guess is it happened on the big rocks toward the end of this video where I was up on my side. The left side was the one that went, but the RH side gear is the one that broke in the locker.

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3388 on: Jan 18, 2008, 04:26:38 PM »
Well done!  Older Longs still have warranty?  Was that a ringed or just a heat treated deal?  Were you still running stock inners?

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Re: Making Of The Willy Mammoth
« Reply #3389 on: Jan 18, 2008, 04:32:54 PM »
My best guess is it happened on the big rocks toward the end of this video where I was up on my side. The left side was the one that went, but the RH side gear is the one that broke in the locker.

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