New tailgate on my 48 willys CJ2A

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One more step to gteting on the road! Got a deal on a new repro tailgate and got it all mounted. Chains are next I guess. Then a taillight and reflector, then wire the gauges. Yay!

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.22 ammunition testing with CZ455, Kidd 10-22, Izmash KO 7-2 and Ruger 10-22T.

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With the price of .22 ammo still at all-time highs, and the availability depending on who can wait in line earliest at Walmart (or snipe online sellers pages before they sell out), finding the best .22 ammo bargain is more important that ever. It's very frustrating to buy something that doesn't work well in your ...

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1963 Mercury comet fuel pump and filter replacement.

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The best thing I am finding out about my Comet is that the regular maintenance parts are very inexpensive, used in many other Fords, and are easy to replace. This pump and filter replacement took 15 minutes and 2 tools. I could smell gas whenever I drove and the mileage was awful in this car. When ...

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1963 Mercury Comet exhaust manifold repair

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The first thing I fixed on my new Comet was a massive exhaust leak. I could not see the leak but I HEARD it and could feel the hot blast of air coming out from under the exhaust manifold. First get the linkage and vacuum line removed, put away and set aside. Get the flange nuts off ...

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