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    Kaiser-Willys Jeep
    Gladiator Pick Up Truck
    Tornado Six Cyl w Holley Carb
    3 on a Tree
    This is in progress. She runs and drives. Truck will let me know what to do next. Goal is daily driver. Need a/c & tint for that... I'll post updates here...

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  1. 5JeepsAz
    Shoot. Lost alonger post about shifter, paint, and plates!
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    So tonight's fun was bushings. Upshot is, the throw on the column shifter is Looonnng. So internet says it is bushings and shows cool pictures (great link below) to remind me of how the sleeve on a column shifter surrounds the steering column, has feet sticking out at the under side end that attach to the transmission by way of connector rods. Okay, so each juncture is made possible by your local bushings. I get under there to check. Wow! Original bushings all over the place, gotta get new. Even if some were replaced twenty years ago, that's still not modern.

    So, who does? Me? Trusted mechanic? Actual jeep resto mechanic that doesn't email back? ...

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    ... original here:

    The Tornado was used in Willys Pickups, Willys Wagons, J-series pickups, Wagoneers, M715s, and M725s.

    The 230 was used in Jeep pickups (Gladiator) from 1963 until 1964. It was also used in Willys Pickups and Willys Wagons from '63 until '65.

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    ...Terrific History ...

    Link to original here: excerpt below

    "Tornado 230 CI Engine Information / History
    Contributed By: Ben Page

    Who designed it, service history, what happen when Kaiser/Jeep realized they built a lemon-warantee problems. Is this engine a decendent of the Contenental 226. Any informantion on the development and use of this engine. Any printed info that I can access, books, archives, websites etc.

    Credit for this engine, which Willys identified as the Tornado OHC went to its Chief Engineer since 1952, A. C. Sampietro who had come to Willys at that time from Europe where he had worked for Donald Healy of the Austin Healy empire. In that context Sampietro had attracted attention by developing a cylinder head for the Nash engine that increased its output from 140 HP to 189 HP. Furthermore, Sampietro had been involved in chassis design at Healy that contributed to the demise of the old, and he ascertained that it was not possible to combine a soft ride with good road-holding capabilities."

  7. 5JeepsAz
    ..great article. Except below.

    Original here:

    "The "Tornado" 230 I6 uses a cast iron block and cylinder head with over head valves. The 230 was a bit ahead of its time because it used an overhead cam. The engine gets a bad reputation because of it's complexity compared to other engines at the time. The 230 is the only Kaiser engine to be used in a Jeep in all the years they owned Jeep.

    The Jeep 6-230 Tornado engine was the first U.S. designed mass-produced overhead cam (OHC) engine. It was introduced in 1963 and replaced the flathead 6-226 Super Hurricane, which had been in use since 1954. It is still the only engine designed, developed, and built by Jeep and used only in Jeeps.

    The Tornado, like most Jeep engines, was undersquare for better low speed torque. It had a 3.34 inch bore with a 4.38 inch stroke. The standard version had an 8.5:1 compression ratio. Output was 140 hp at 4000 rpm and 210 ft·lbf of torque at 1750 rpm. A low-compression (7.5:1) version was also available, with 133 hp at 4000 rpm and 199 ft·lbf of torque at 2400 rpm.

    The Tornado was a good engine, unfortunately it was complex (by 1960s standards) and was discontinued in civilian vehicles in the U.S.A. in 1965. It continued to be used in military versions of the Jeep pickup, the M-715 and M-725, until 1969. One unique feature of the design was that the camshaft only had six lobes. One lobe operated both the intake and exhaust valve for each cylinder. This made engineering cam profiles a bit more difficult than conventional two lobe per cylinder (one per valve) designs, but allowed the valves to be better arranged for the cross-flow head. Valves were directly opposite their respective ports, and ports were short with wide radius turns."

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    Drove her tonight! Didn't find third gear until way back from autozones and gassing up.

    Gas gauge works.

    Lights work but an out bulb is messing with the blinker. Good old days.

    Smells like it's running rich. Yep. Screwdriver to fix after mechanic sets it up.

    Got a window shade for the back window, no need for tint. Side windows and issue.

    Need three point belts. Did not come with seat belts.

    Throw on the tree gears is large. My pal was like, already installing a four o the floor with Granny. Gear,watching my arms fly around.

    No power steering is s treat. Good old days pt2.

    I really think I just don't give a shit what people think. I'm a gray hair follicle driving an old 3 tree truck because it makes me happy, and that's all there is to it.

    Hit 100 degrees today unoficial. Need a/c.

    Saw four old trucks today, now that I'm looking. It really is a thing. Only one Jeep, my Cindy, and I love her!
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    So Cindy came with five tires and wheels.

    Because these tires are already on resto, I'll keep them awhile unless mechanic says no fly...

    Tires are like-new condition but may have been on there a long time. Will ask.

    Nexen Roadian brand out of Korea for sale Walmart prices.

    Mixed consumer reviews but this web review looks decent.
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    Looked up a fine gentlemen who passed in 2016, possibly the former owner.

    The restorer did a fantastic job. After two lookovers and a drive, I'm thinking he was done with his resto except for paint, door cards, roof carpet.

    I finally own a Holley Carb. Lol. Excellent!
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    Started a garage for Cindy on jeep Gladiator forum.

    Confirmed has limited slip differential (has factory tag under bolt on rear diff).

    Found document of engine number.

    Serial number may indicate this was #162 in 1964 run.

    Has rear plug for trailer.(no wiring).

    Has camper manual in glove box (will use to locate vintage appropriate camper shell).

    Found name to verify in manuals.

    Confirmed this is competent resto to this point, huge effort made to keep original.

    Not one drop of oil on cement.

    Clean front to back, in and out.

    Alright, I'm in love.

    I might just be slow to appreciate how beautiful the resto is. Might owe the wad who painted it primer only an apology.

    Tonight's little feel up has me thinking this might already be my daily. YUM.

    If anybody complains thistis for new JT, I can move this to a resto forum!