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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 03:08 AM
turboboy
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59 Utility Wagon going on the road

I would first like to thank anyone who responds to this for their guidance in this matter.

I have a nice 59 Utility Wagon. I have decided that I want something a little more fun to drive and seeing as the Jeep has already had the engine machined and rebuilt and all of the running gear is top notch that it will be my part time road going vehicle.

I am in the process of painting it and have researched numerous modifications that can be done to it. My question is... Which modifications will make this a more road friendly animal. I have limitations to remain with the stock engine, trainsmission, trainsfer , and axels. The jeep served duty as a Maine plow truck for many a moon and despite this has a bondo free and solid body shell. I have paticular interest in the application of upgraded brakes and the donor vehicles they are aquiered from. As well as possible tire sizes that will fit well and ring and pinion suppliers that offer lower ratios for easier crusing.

I am working on quite a few diffrent induction methods for the flathead six and will be posting pictures and diagrams of a multiport, throttle body, and throttle body over roots blower "6V53 Detroit" setup including drive ratios and sensor location and attachment procedures.

I have also been toying with the idea of installing two Ford F150 gas tanks on ether side of the vehicle and using a spair filler recess to mimic the passinger side one and give it a 44 gallon capacity. My measurements show that I can hide two tanks side by side behind the rear axel and still have room for mounting straps and guards.

Any input and or constructive critisism is welcome and apreciated.

regards,

John
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