Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel Shares “A Jeep Life”

“A Jeep® Life”byMoses Ludel Nevada’s Washoe County Road 34 near the Black Rock Desert playa leads from Gerlach to the Sheldon Antelope Range. By late May, the snow-capped Granite Mountains become Jeep four-wheel drive country!     Piercing white headlamp beams shot through the Ponderosa boughs, starkly silhouetting the quaking aspen grove. Droning steadily, the feisty ‘Hurricane’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ Inline Six Stroker Rebuild

      Jeep 232/258 Inline Six Upgrade—4.5L to 4.7L Stroker Motor Buildup! (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance)      American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution to Jeep® was the seven main bearing inline six. While most associate this engine design with ’72-up models, the architecture dates to 1964 and first appeared in 1965 Jeep J-trucks.  […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – YJ & TJ Jeep Stroker Six Upgrade

Jeep Wrangler How-to: Upgrade 4.2L or 4.0L to a Stroker Inline Six (4.7L Long-Block Photo Courtesy of Mopar® Performance) See the exclusive HD video interview with Tony Hewes…Moses Ludel and Tony discuss the right way to build a 4.6L stroker for trail and street legal use. Click here!  American Motors’ most significant and enduring contribution […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel: Publisher Profile

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Moses Ludel: Publisher Profile

Moses Ludel, Publisher & Editor of 4WD Mechanix© Magazine         Moses Ludel’s professional writing and photography career began in 1982. A magazine journalist and newspaper writer, photographer, columnist and industry consultant, Moses Ludel is the mechanic, author and illustrator of the bestselling Jeep® Owner’s Bible, the Jeep® CJ Rebuilder’s Manual: 1946-71 and the Jeep® CJ Rebuilder’s Manual: 1972-86. The Jeep® Owner’s Bible™ (published by Bentley Publishers), […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Mopar TechAuthority: The OEM Jeep Technical Resource

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Mopar TechAuthority: The OEM Jeep Technical Resource

  Mopar® Provides the Global ‘TechAuthority II’ Website!        As a Jeep technical professional and author of the bestselling Jeep® Owner’s Bible™ and two Jeep® CJ Rebuilder’s Manuals (each from Bentley Publishers), I value Mopar technical resources! The internet is rife with information; however, there is only one Jeep® and Dodge-Ram “factory” information source—Mopar TechAuthority!..Whether I am rebuilding, […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

      Jeep 4WD How-to: Become a Better Mechanic!   Whether you work on your own Jeep 4×4, own a four-wheel drive specialty shop or plan to travel in rugged and isolated back country, you need mechanical savvy! The Jeep 4WD lifestyle includes roaming open country with a free spirit—the quality of that experience depends upon the reliability and safe function […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Book Reviews

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Book Reviews

Book Reviews by Moses Ludel The first reviews of the Jeep® Owner’s Bible (Bentley Publishers) came out in 1992. I remember poring over comments and hanging on every word…This bestselling book is now in its Third Edition.      It means a great deal to an author when reviewers discover the intent of a work. The success of my Jeep® Owner’s Bible and six additional […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ, Jeepster and Willys 4WD Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep CJ, Jeepster and Willys 4WD Workshop

  How-to: Jeep CJ, Jeepster, Willys 4WD Pickup/Wagon Workshop      The 1946 CJ-2A took a spartan WWII military vehicle into the civilian American marketplace. Willys and Kaiser added innovative models like the Station Wagon, Willys Pickup and FC trucks. The CJ models and Jeepster/Commando remain the most recognized of these Jeep 4x4s. Want to do your own Jeep 4WD […]