Home

CJ-3B Specs and Tech Tips


 

Scroll down to see all the tech pages available on this site. With Ken Bushdiecker's help, I have reorganized the Tech Tips according to the Group numbers from the Willys Parts List, which we hope will make it easier to find what you're looking for. You can also Search for your topic. -- Derek Redmond

Specifications

Dimensions and Service Specs

Factory drawing

CJ-3B Specifications and Information Sources

F-4 Hurricane Engine Specs and Photos

CJ-3B Drawings and Dimensions

M606 Military Jeep Specifications

Willys Service Standards, 1952-54 Models

Willys Four: A.E.A. Adjustment Standards

Chek-Chart Willys 4 Service Instructions

Willys Engineering Dept. Calculations: CJ-3B and CJ-4

F4-134 Engine Horsepower and Torque

80" Wheelbase CJ Frame Progression

The CJ-3B Bookshelf
 

Serial Numbers

VIN tag

CJ-3B Serial Numbers and Production Figures

Willys Production Figures 1945-61

Surviving CJ-3B Jeeps -- the serial number list!

Plotting Engine Numbers

1954 CJ-3B OB Serial Numbers

Kaiser Jeep 1960-67 Serial Numbers

Kaiser CJ-3B Serial Number Questions

CJ-3B Production Figures Update

Dating a CJ-3B by Interior Details

CJ-3B Frame Numbers

Where Are the CJ-3B's? -- a map of Jeeps in all 50 U.S. states.
 

Parts

Clutch

Links to Parts Dealers on the Web

CJ-3B Parts Illustrations

CJ-3B Pricing and Factory Options

1955 CJ-3B Details: A Photo Reference

Parts Change Service Bulletins, 1960-63

Hubbard's Halfcabs CJ-3B FAQ

Hubbard's Halfcabs 1954 NOS Parts

Sears Jeep Parts Catalog

Correct Fasteners for the CJ-3B

Willys-Overland Parts Boxes

1946-1978 CJ Bearing Identification
 

Paint and Trim

1963

Willys Paint Samples, 1953-54

Willys Paint Samples, 1955-58

Willys Paint Samples, 1959-65

Matching Your Jeep's Paint Color

4 Wheel Drive Tailgate Stencil

Engine Paint and Decals

Original Yellow Paint? -- rarely seen.

Spud Goes Green -- a trip to the paint shop.

Fred the Stretched 3B -- into the paint shop.
 

Operation and Restoration

Towing a CJ-3B --- flat towing or trailer?

Driving in 4-Wheel Drive -- shifting and techniques.

To Upgrade or to Restore -- a small debate.

What Percentage Stock? -- what does original mean?

Legendary X98 Brought to Life -- off-road clearance tips.

Mach 1 in a 3B? -- how fast is safe?

ICON CJ3B -- the 2010 replica vehicle.

20 Cubic Feet of Firewood -- hauling wood and roadside repairs.

Importing a Jeep Into North America

 

Tech Tips (organized by Parts List Groups)

Group 10: Engine

Elbow grease

Rebuilding an F-head Engine -- pages 1-8.

Hurricane Rebuilding Tips

Valve Adjustment on the F-134 Hurricane

More Engine Tips: Valves and Camshafts

Camshaft Gear Installation -- finding TDC.

Static Timing the F-head -- getting it running.

Engine Troubleshooting -- where to start.

Engine Service Bulletins, 1960-61 -- head gaskets, PCV, valves.

Dye Penetrant Testing -- checking for cracks.

Oil Filters for the CJ-3B

Engine Oil for the Willys F-head -- viscosity and formulation.

Low and High Oil Pressure

Oil Level Indicator -- the dip stick.

Timing and Tune-Up Tips

Plugs

Dying Under Load: A Detective Story

Crankcase Ventilation

High Altitude Performance Enhancement

Hurricane Engine in a Low-Hood Jeep

Starting Up a Sitting Engine it.

Cold Weather Tips -- starting or storing.

Engine Removal

V6 Engine Conversion Manual

Engine Swap Suggestions

Pinto Turbo in a CJ-3B

Removing Broken or Rusty Bolts/Nuts/Studs/Screws
 

Group 11: Clutch

Clutch Tech Tips -- pulling the clutch, upgrading the linkage, and cable lubrication.
 

Group 12: Fuel System

Pump

Repairing or Replacing a Fuel Tank

Adding a Passenger-Side Gas Tank

Fuel Line Tech Tips -- installation, filters, electric pump.

Fuel Pump Tech Tips -- reassembly and the spacer.

Carter YF Carburetor Service Information

YF Carburetor Overhaul Tips -- from Jon Hardgrove.

A Tale of Two Carbs -- Parts 1 & 2.

Solex Replacement Carburetor

Solex Carburetor Tips

Cleaning the Air Cleaner

Easy Air Filter Element Fix -- synthetic replacement.
 

Group 13: Exhaust System

Group 14: Cooling System

Cooling System -- thermostat, bypass hose, water pump.

Fan Shroud
 

Group 15: Electrical

Taillight

Battery and Starter Wiring

Starter Problems -- rebuilding, replacement, and switches.

Generator Regulator Troubleshooting

Installing an Alternator

Am I Getting Spark? -- ignition basics and troubleshooting.

Distributor Tech Tips -- identification and oiling.

Distributor Installation -- post-1954 Service Manual correction.

F-head Ignition Tech Tips -- coil, plugs, electronic ignition.

Mitsubishi Electronic Ignition -- 1990's distributor for F-head.

Hot Wire Box -- Jyotin's remote ignition switch.

Delco-Remy Electrical Parts -- standard in 1959-60.

Early Civilian Jeep Taillights

Bulb and Fuse Numbers -- Owner's Manual insert, 1957.

Taillight

Wiring a Signal Stat Turn Signal Switch

Replacing the Wiring Harness

A Visit to Vintage Wiring of Maine

Wiring the Horn Button

Jeep Horns

Converting a 6-Volt Jeep to 12-Volt

Front Turn-Signal Sockets
 

Group 16: Instruments

T90

Fuel and Temperature Gauge Fixes
 

Group 17: Transmission

T90 Transmission Tips

T90 Pilot Bushing Removal

T90 Transmission Variations

T98a Transmission -- four-speed.

Tranny and TC Leaks
 

Group 18: Transfer Case

Transfer Case Rebuilding -- Spicer 18 intermediate shaft.

Transfer Case Tech Tips -- Spring replacement, gear choices.
 

Group 19: Propeller Shaft

Group 20: Front Axle

Drivetrain

1946-1978 CJ Bearing Identification - axles, transmission and more.
 

Group 21: Rear Axle

Lubricating Your Jeep -- steering, wheels, water crossings.

Axle Advice -- gear ratios, vents, shims, lockers.

"Powr-Lok" Differential Service Bulletin -- service information from 1960.

Two-Wheel-Drive Low Range and Drivetrain Strength -- slippage factor, breaking strength.
 

Group 23: Steering

Steering Tech Tips -- linkage, steering box rebuild.

Steering Wheel Removal -- solutions for a tough problem.

Bradford Willys Steering Wheel Puller Torture Tested -- you can now buy a tool.

Steering Checkup -- looking for loose linkage.

Tie Rod Reinforcement

Saginaw Steering Conversion

Details of a Right-Hand-Drive Universal Jeep
 

Group 24: Brakes

Parking brake

Willys 9" Brake Adjustment

Parking Brake Cable

Master Brake Cylinder Tips

Dual-Reservoir Master Cylinder

11" Brake Upgrade

Brake Lines and Pedals

Disc Brake Options

Vacuum Brake Booster
 

Group 25: Wheels

Brake Drum and Hub Removal

Tires

Tires and Rims -- selecting and mounting them.

Tires For Your CJ-3B

1960 Tire Application Service Bulletin

Tire Air Pressure

Ladies Love Duallies -- installing DRW's.
 

Group 26: Frame

Frame Modifications for Off-Roading

Frame Repair on a 1956 CJ-3B

CJ-3B Body on a CJ-5 Frame

Frame Painting

80" Wheelbase CJ Frame Progression
 

Group 27: Springs

Softening the Suspension

Spring Levelling Tips

Wrangler Spring Conversion
 

Group 28: Bumpers

Rear Frame Crossmember Replacement
 

Group 29: Fenders

Group 30: Hood

Weak Points in the Hood

Hood Fixes

CJ-3B Hood Blocks

Modified Australian Hood BlocksGrille
 

Group 31: Body

Radiator Guard

Find and Repair an Original Tub

Body Removal and Mounting

Reproduction Tub Reviews

Grades of Repro Tubs

Improving the Repli-Tub

Fiberglass Tubs and Body Parts

Jeep Tubs From Scratch

Dashboard Solutions for a Repro Body

Tailgate Construction, Dating and Authentication

Floor Panel Replacement

Body Repair on a 1956 CJ-3B

Rust Removal

Seats

On Restoration: Book Reviews

Dating a CJ-3B by Interior Details

CJ-3B Seats

CJ-3B Upholstery

Early CJ Rear Seats

Re-Covering Jeep Seats

More Legroom: Moving a Jeep Seat

Build Your Own Rear Seat

Build a Center Jump Seat

Windshield Wiper Problems

Manual Wiper Conversion and Repair

Finding the Jeep Drain Hole Plug

Jeep Steps

Spare Tire Vibration Dampener

Spare Tire Mount
 

Group 32: Tools

The Flatfender Toolbox

Tools to Carry in Your Jeep

Original Jack and Lug Wrench
 

Group 35: Special Equipment and Accessories

Harry Shank's Steering Headlight

Safety Belt Installation

CJ-3B Pricing and Factory Options -- including current values.

Farm Jeeps

Sears

Early Civilian Jeep Hardtops -- twelve pages.

Retrofitting a Koenig Jeep Hardtop

Willys-Overland Canvas Tops

Folding and Vinyl Tops

Reproduction Canvas Tops

1955 Willys Canvas Top Bows

Installing a Soft Top

Willys Canvas Tops Made in Colombia

Vinyl Canvas Jeep Cover -- protective storage.

Jeep Body Extenders

Tailgate Spare Tire Mount

Center-Opening Tailgate Rack -- the Yipao Tailgate System.

CJ Folding Tire Carrier -- folds down.

Jeep Burglar Alarm

Harrison Heater Tech Tips -- including the hoses.

Winch

Windshield Defroster -- OEM or repro.

Original Equipment Heater, Canada, 1964

K & K Mower Bar and Snowplow

Jeep-A-Trench Trencher

Running a Bush Hog From a Jeep PTO

Ramsey Capstan Winch

Koenig PTO Winch Tips

Overdrive Tech Tips -- finding the right OD.

Connecting a Snowblower -- Canadian conversion.


 


CJ-3B Bulletin Board

Join the CJ-3B Bulletin Board to post questions or tips. -- Derek Redmond

Search for keywords or phrases anywhere in the CJ-3B Bulletin Board using Google. Enter keywords here.

Google
WWW CJ-3B Bulletin Board

 


Elsewhere on the web

WT

WillysTech Frequently Asked Questions -- from the members of WillysTech.

Rebuild Guides for the T90, transfer case, Ramsey PTO and Cutlass Locking Hub, from Rick Stivers.

1950 Willys Jeep Truck -- David Hoelzeman's Spicer 25 Front Axle rebuild, brake photos, and other tech info including a parts database.

JeepBook.com has a variety of original Jeep manuals and literature.

Reprints of Parts, Service and Owner's Manuals are available from Original Reproductions.

Download Parts and Service Manuals at Willys Manuals.


FacebookVisit CJ3B.info on Facebook.


CJ3B Home | Contents | Search | Links | Bulletin Board


Last updated 8 May 2016 by Derek Redmond redmond@cj3b.info
http://cj3b.info/Tech.html
All content not credited and previously copyright, is copyright Derek Redmond