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Old 11-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wild Willys - '63 Willys Pickup
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Willys pickup - axle ratio

Looking at restoring a 60's Willys pickup. In the original state they go pretty slow and it's safe to assume fuel economy is poor.
Anyone have any experience putting a newer engine in and maybe changing axle ratios to gain some speed and economy? Not sure if the original trans is worth keeping either? They make a kit to add a 25% overdrive, it is easy to install and works good from what I read but it costs like a grand or so.
Just trying to make an old truck be a modern cruiser!

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