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Eccentric

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Saw an MS462 on the shelf parked next to an MS461. Looks like a serious step backwards to me. Gay 'space ship' clutch cover (and other gayness).

Couple weeks later I was at that store (Murdochs in Powell, Wyoming.............a large hardware/western wear/ farm&feed/gun store/etc in an old Big-R building). again. The 462 was gone while the 461 remained. Somebody made the wrong choice......
 

treeslayer2003

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Saw an MS462 on the shelf parked next to an MS461. Looks like a serious step backwards to me. Gay 'space ship' clutch cover (and other gayness).

Couple weeks later I was at that store (Murdochs in Powell, Wyoming.............a large hardware/western wear/ farm&feed/gun store/etc in an old Big-R building). again. The 462 was gone while the 461 remained. Somebody made the wrong choice......
i predicted this
 

Eccentric

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I "think" they were all 6V until the CJ5 was introduced
Yessir. CJ's that is. The MB38 had the military 24v 'waterproof' electrics.


Yep.
75 horse flathead Hurricane
That's an F head. IOE (Intake Over Exhaust). Funky, but they run well. The extra height from the overhead intake valves/rockers/cover necessitated the 'high hood' on the 3B's. Exhaust valves are in the block like a flathead (such as the Go Devil flathead four replaced by the Hurricane four).

 

Laroo

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I "think" they were all 6V until the CJ5 was introduced
my old cj2a with the flat head 4 had a real deal head bolt heater, one head bolt was removed and a heating element replaced it, it had a two prong electrical plug sticking out of it. If you kept it plugged in all night, and had a good battery, you could get it to start in below 0 temps. You could measure the cranking rpm’s with a egg timer