1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 66stepside » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:15 am

That has to feel good!


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 pm

Congrats!!!


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby Red-dog » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:15 pm

Nice job! Can't wait to see it roll!
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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:13 pm

Thanks,
Still got a lot of little stuff to get it back on the road. Labor day maiden voyage I'm hoping for.
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 pm

She's moving! Has good power and cruises, haven't got it up to top speed cause there's about 45-50 degrees of steering wheel free play at around 50mph. But good throttle response between gears and at take off(in second). Ease the clutch out in first and she crawls very nicely, no stalling!
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:25 pm

That's Awesome... CONGRATS!!!

I can't wait to hear how drivability and mpg are!!


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:52 pm

1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 44bz » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Looks like it cruises nicely


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:28 pm

Driveability is quite nice, steering is not so good however. I installed a rather poor condition used steering gear box when I did my conversion that I feel for safety sake needs to be replaced. I just hope the Durango unit I purchased to replace it will be compatible, new u joint is likely as well fittings (o-ring/flare) I would like to keep my pitman arm.
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby Red-dog » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 am

Really enjoying watching your progress. Very inspiring. Keep the updates coming.
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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby rocklaurence » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:42 am

Awsome! THat was a huge project and you got it running!

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:57 am

If anyone plans to do this swap please note that if the oil pressure sending line breaks you will dump 1.5+ gallons of oil in a matter of 60 seconds.
I would recommend an adapter in the block to run an electronic sending unit to avoid a situation mentioned above.
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby Red-dog » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:17 am

Oh no. Say it ain't so.
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'01 wj, DD

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:03 pm

Yup... I shut it down immediately, so hopefully no damage. But i cant run it without plugging/replacing it, new line from MBZ takes 2-3 weeks to get(I found out after purchase) so I'm probably gonna run electronic gauge to avoid all this again.
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby Red-dog » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:37 pm

Fingers crossed for your motor. I will put a penny in my shoe and kill a chicken during the eclipse just in case voodoo will help.
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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:27 pm

That's the funniest thing I've heard(l read outloud) all year!
Thanks.
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear

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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby Red-dog » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Many apologies. Eclipse just passed over us. I believe we are the last spot on continental US to experience totality. Couldn't find a chicken to kill so, being of Celtic decent, I had about 30 people scream like Banshees. When the kids asked why we were doing that I replied "O M 6 1 7 !" which they adopted as a chant while I yelled "230ohc!" while Grateful Dead's Dark Star played from my iPhone. Hope it helped and I hope many of you got to experience the eclipse.
'86 GW, work in progress.
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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Red-dog wrote:Many apologies. Eclipse just passed over us. I believe we are the last spot on continental US to experience totality. Couldn't find a chicken to kill so, being of Celtic decent, I had about 30 people scream like Banshees. When the kids asked why we were doing that I replied "O M 6 1 7 !" which they adopted as a chant while I yelled "230ohc!" while Grateful Dead's Dark Star played from my iPhone. Hope it helped and I hope many of you got to experience the eclipse.


I'd have gone with Pink Floyd's Dark side of the moon...


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:24 pm

As for the truck... I wish there was a way to show the "seat of the pants" feel of driving it. How's the acceleration?


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Re: 1964 wagoneer... om617 diesel

Postby 230ohc » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:01 am

I really like it. Compared to the 230 it seems better. All characteristics compared to stock are more pleasant, manual transmission with 3.73 axles and 28.5 tires seems very peppy.
I think I will play it out until I can definitively calculate fuel economy. I'm very satisfied with performance, clearance would be my only other concern to that I think slight body lift with 31-32 tires and 3.92-4.11 gears dependant upon fuel milage over top speed and low end power
1964 willys wagoneer
Om617 turbo diesel
T18 granny
Dana 20
3.73 dana 27 front
3.73 dana 44 rear


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