Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 1964 Jeep CJ-5: A Vintage Stroker Inline Six Swap

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 1964 Jeep CJ-5: A Vintage Stroker Inline Six Swap

1964 Jeep CJ-5 Gets ‘Rambler 196 Six’ Swap—the Original Stroker Motor! Jason Taylor’s 1964 Jeep CJ-5 boasts a unique engine swap: the Nash-Rambler OHV 196 inline six-cylinder, iron block engine…Note the great fit. For Jeep enthusiasts and motorheads, this vintage swap deserves our attention! (Photos provided by Jason Taylor)      Jason Taylor sent an Email note to the “Q&A” column at […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion

  2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion Held at Mason, Ohio! Michael Myers’ two early CJ-2A civilian Willys models in the restoration process. Vintage Willys civilian models make up the majority of Midwest Willys Reunion members. (Photo courtesy of Michael Myers)   Over a three-day weekend in May, Willys-Jeep 4WD enthusiasts gathered at Mason, Ohio. The historians, mechanics, farmers and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Ross TL Steering Gear

How-to: Rebuilding the Jeep-Ross ‘TL’ Steering Gear! Note: A very detailed Ross TL steering gear rebuild exchange between a vintage Jeep owner and Moses Ludel can be found at the magazine’s forums.  If you would like to follow this comprehensive overview, click here! At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel was guest speaker to a large group […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Ross Cam-and-Lever Versus Saginaw Steering Gear

Q&A Vlog: Jeepster Ross Cam-and-Lever Versus Saginaw Steering Gear In this HD video vlog, Moses Ludel shares steering gear options with a 1971 Jeepster owner. The owner has considered rebuilding the Ross cam-and-lever steering gear versus upgrading to Saginaw steering. Moses Ludel describes these options and how-to steps.   The original Kaiser-era Jeepster (1966-71) has become […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion

Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion  In this HD video Q&A vlog, Moses Ludel responds to the owner of a 1947 Jeep CJ2A who wants a disc brake conversion and other upgrades. The discussion includes disc brake options, caliper brackets, drum brake upgrades and other approaches for upgrading brakes on the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Willys, Jeep CJ & Jeepster

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – ‘Q & A’ for Willys, Jeep CJ & Jeepster

  Q&A How-to: Willys, Jeep  CJ, Jeepster & Vintage Military Models        Enjoy the many detailed, traditional ‘Q&A’ exchanges in these article columns…’Q & A’ has now moved to open, interactive forum discussions. Visit the forums, you’ll want to join—for free!      Have technical questions about your Jeep 4×4,  popular 4WD truck, SUV, ATV, UTV or dirt motorcycle—or […]