OT. Willys Overland Jeep. Almost forgotten about.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:21 pm:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willys
Click on some of the pictures

Willys on eBay
http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=willys&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_ udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=&rmvSB=true

Check out this 1923 Willys Knight.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willys-3-Door-Wood-wheels-/331725898310?forcerrptr=true& hash=item4d3c678246:g:EUcAAOSwhcJWJZha&item=331725898310

And this 1926 Willys
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willys-/221971320814?forcerrptr=true&hash=item33ae858fee :g:MtoAAOSwp5JWaM0p&item=221971320814


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm:

I really like the looks of the 1913-15-ish Overlands with the big headlights. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 01:17 pm:

If memory serves me right, the Willys Knight had a sleeve-valve engine. Anyone an expert here?

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 01:26 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver- liberal,mo. on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 02:10 pm:

the old ones are all mine,14 pre 15s,ha ha ha.charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Barrett in Auburn Ca. on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 03:20 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gustaf in Idaho on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 08:07 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roar Sand on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 08:13 pm:

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.
FWIW


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