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Old 03-20-2017, 05:48 PM
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Really nice Willy
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:47 PM
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Love the combination switch idea. I too have considered it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:02 PM
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I did a bit more work to the Willys in the past few weeks. I bought one of these cast finned coil covers to check out. They are reasonably cool. I refinished it and built a bracket to mount it to my manifold. Before I did that, I changed out the heads, intake and put some vintage Cal Custom valve covers on it.









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Old 06-23-2017, 02:18 PM
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Nice looking engine and yes the coil cover is kool where did you find it
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:01 PM
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I found it on ebay but Vintage Parts USA makes them. The castings are OK but they are a bit rough. They come somewhat polished. I bead basted this one and then tumbled it for a few hours to satin it out. That helps make the rough casting int he grooves between the fins less noticeable. I stuck some thin strips of weather stripping inside the cover to hole the coil in since it was a bit of a loose fit.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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I have been working on a new tach for my Willys for awhile now. I forgot to take pics of the rebuild unfortunately. It's a vintage Sun tach. I pulled the original 3500 rpm guts out and replaced them with modern electronics. The main drive board is actually in a separate pod that I will mount under the dash. I had to get a new face made for it which I think turned out really well. The needle doesn't line up perfectly but it will be good enough. The cup on the back is the top of an old Pyrene fire extinguisher.



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Old 04-13-2018, 03:17 PM
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Very unique tach, willyD. It's touches like that that make a car more interesting to look at.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:38 PM
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Beautiful job on the tach...like the way some of the simplest items of yesterday had so much more design built into the product...keep it up Willy!
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:32 AM
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That tach is really cool, like how you made it work.
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