After 5 months FrankenJeep is running again from when the carb swap was first done ! WOO HOO ! ! !
It only took me 3 months and 2 shipments to get the $6 metering needles I needed
, one of the disadvantages of living in this part of the World. The first shipment was returned to the sender for security reasons - they probably thought the metering needles were detonator pins or something.
The main problem was the waterproof distributor counterweight springs - when I stuck the timing light on it last night the timing and advance was completely normal compared to last time where it immediately went full advance.
We didn't have a new set so an Indo bush mechanic chopped, shortened and rebent them (cringe) but it works like a treat.
A new distributor cap, points, condensor, plugs and I finally installed the Hotchiss 12 volt internal coil in the distributor replacing the 12 v external Mallory Promaster I was using.
The 1.75" HD6 SU carb 'SUCKS' in a good way - this baby flows twice as much air and fuel as the old Solex and because it is a variable venturi the engine is never over carbed , it opens the venturi to as much as it needs . The induction roar is very loud.
If anyone wants to do this conversion use an 'SS' metering needle which is the needle used in the 1 x 1.75" SU HD6 off a 2.6 litre 6 cyl Landrover which is a similar long stroke engine to the Willys.
Mud planned for this weekend !
TODAY IS A GOOD WILLYS DAY !