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

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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:
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?
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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