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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by 17thAirborne » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:37 pm

The TM indicates 7/16-20 bolts and nuts, but does not specify a length. the washer as listed as 2" diameter.. The cotter pin is listed a 3/32 x 1 1/2" I measured the one I have and it is 3 1/4" long. the spacer ID accepts the bolt and it's OD is 5/8 and 2 1/4" long.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by 17thAirborne » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:00 am

Was looking at your engine photos. when i took the timing chain cover off my engine looked the same. Lots of baked on carbon and oil. The timing chain was loose as well, and I'm replacing it also. Check your valves in the guides as mine had lots of noticeable side to side play, so the guides will be replaced. Ca'n wait to see your engine progress.

Are you painting gray or silver?
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:58 am

17thAirborne wrote:
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Was looking at your engine photos. when i took the timing chain cover off my engine looked the same. Lots of baked on carbon and oil. The timing chain was loose as well, and I'm replacing it also. Check your valves in the guides as mine had lots of noticeable side to side play, so the guides will be replaced. Ca'n wait to see your engine progress.

Are you painting gray or silver?
Yes Oz,the timing chain was covered in carbon and oil ,didn't look as though it had been changed in a long time..its definatly being changed,also when i did a compression check before taking the head off i had bad or no compression ,when i took the valve cover off i noticed the valves where sticking ,I've not checked to see if there is any movement in them but I'm going to replace them anyway.
I will need that engine stand and a valve compression tool to go any further though,so that may be in a few months now.
I will be interested to see your engine when you get it back..
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by 17thAirborne » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:30 pm

i am hoping to get some pics while in the shop at each stage. will post in my thread.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by jeepfinger » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:54 pm

Hi Paul,

Just getting into your rebuild, doing a great job :D The Dodge stuff is so much bigger than jeep stuff :roll:
Just found a photo of another 1/2 ton CC. Something to aim for :) She is from the North of England, you probaly know it?
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:41 pm

jeepfinger wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Hi Paul,

Just getting into your rebuild, doing a great job :D The Dodge stuff is so much bigger than jeep stuff :roll:
Just found a photo of another 1/2 ton CC. Something to aim for :) She is from the North of England, you probaly know it?
Hi thanks for the compliment,Bigger than rebuilding my Harley as well..
Yes nice 1/2 Ton there,shame about the tyres..looks like a WC24 ,and no i don't know it,there are actually quite a few around,you just don't see them at the shows.
Im slowly getting there,its quite exiting finishing things and standing back to admire the progress,even if it has been a long process,still a long way to go ,did you check out Zephs WC16 rebuild..! very nice.worth a look.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by jeepfinger » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:02 pm

Hi Paul,
Your welcome, not much smaller than a Motorbike, but even then, they can take awhile :(

The photo of the 1/2, I saw it on the HMVF forum, I think that it was at an event at Steve Carr's daugthers school. I asked him to use the photo. I did see Zephs CC, Posted a photo of a 1/2 ton CC that I saw when in Australia, it had side screens, they look ugly. I check out all of Zephs threads, good craftmanship, and he never has any help, apart from the dogs :lol: :lol:

I spend too much time looking at peoples resto's instead of doing my own :oops:

Ok, keep up the good work, really enjoying it.

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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 am

Ok heres a new post,I've been working away a lot so haven't got to do much at all,so today i decided to open up my transfer case to see what it was like,and I'm glad to say it looks great,although i do have a couple of chipped teeth on what i think is the drive gear,so I'm hoping i can get away with not replacing it,it doesn't look too bad.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:11 am

Look forward to seeing this together! Looks clean inside.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:14 am

Hi Oz,

I didn't know what to expect going by other peoples transfer cases,so i had my fingers crossed,it looks great,all the bearings and seats look new.

I have the gasket set ready to put it back together,do you think i should replace the chipped gear.?
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:18 am

Heres the original manuals I've been using to go by,the newer manual came through from Italy a couple of weeks back,it has a reprint date of 1985..?!

Very useful manuals and a must if you have a 1/2 ton..
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:08 pm

BATMOBILE1 wrote:
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Very useful manuals and a must if you have a 1/2 ton..
How true :!:
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by zepher11 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:44 pm

BATMOBILE1 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:14 am
Hi Oz,

I didn't know what to expect going by other peoples transfer cases,so i had my fingers crossed,it looks great,all the bearings and seats look new.

I have the gasket set ready to put it back together,do you think i should replace the chipped gear.?
I would replace the chipped gear if possible. I actually have an old transfer case that I was taking a few things from. Let me see if I can crack that thing open and see how the gears are. If they are good. I can donate the gear to your project if you are interested. I likely would never use it, and I would like to see it go to a good project. Hopefully, I can give it a go to disassemble the t-case tomorrow and let you know.
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Re: Dodge WC-24/WC-7 Command car -project

Post by BATMOBILE1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:14 pm

zepher11 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:44 pm
BATMOBILE1 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:14 am
Hi Oz,

I didn't know what to expect going by other peoples transfer cases,so i had my fingers crossed,it looks great,all the bearings and seats look new.

I have the gasket set ready to put it back together,do you think i should replace the chipped gear.?
I would replace the chipped gear if possible. I actually have an old transfer case that I was taking a few things from. Let me see if I can crack that thing open and see how the gears are. If they are good. I can donate the gear to your project if you are interested. I likely would never use it, and I would like to see it go to a good project. Hopefully, I can give it a go to disassemble the t-case tomorrow and let you know.
Thats very nice of you Zeph,yes i would be very interested ,lets hope the one you have is good,fingers crossed.
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