sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, March 29, 2019

'48 Willys


The mine utility vehicle arrived.  No, it's not pretty, but it has to make it down to the mine and back, and along various trails.


My second oldest daughter, Heather, delivered it to the mine in person along with her husband and my two grandsons.

The 1948 Willys is nowhere near stock. It's not a faithful restoration. It has a 283 small block V-8 with the low gearing you would expect from the rig.

The carburetor is set for sea level, so there has to be some tinkering to get it ready to go to work at the high altitude mine.

There is loose talk about pulling the 283 (from a Chevelle) and replacing it with a tuned 350 for more optimal performance.



The Old Man of the Mine