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Willys on eBay
Check out this 1923 Willys Knight.
And this 1926 Willys
I really like the looks of the 1913-15-ish Overlands with the big headlights.
If memory serves me right, the Willys Knight had a sleeve-valve engine. Anyone an expert here?
I'm no expert on them but we had one here in town. It had an old sleeve valve engine that still ran well. I passed a 1919 on with a four cylinder enblock engine a few years ago. I do like the earlier "cylinders cast singly" engines. Long live the old Overlands, Willys or not.
the old ones are all mine,14 pre 15s,ha ha ha.charley
The Knight engine was sleeve valve. Anything with that in the name was so equipped. Willys Knight, Stearns Knight, Yellow Knight, Falcon Knight and maybe others as well. Willys was the most common.
A lot of people do not know of the evolution of the pronunciation of the name "Willys" the correct pronunciation rhymes with Willis, but after the jeep was developed, it appears that Bill Mauldin had a hand in the change of pronunciation as mowt people thought that the jeep belonged to Willy so it became Willy's jeep.
Seems Wills St.Clair also made a sleeve valve car, or am I dreaming.
Willys also designed the M-274, the military Mule. They built the original four cylinder boxer engine, which was later replaced with a two cylinder, I believe, Continental engine.