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Front engine mounting plate that bolts to the block behind the timing cover

 

Yes correct, but its not the usual Jeep engine front plate shape, those odd engine mounts and no dynamo mounting hole, the Willys engine was used for lots of other applications..its not from the post war pickup or industrial/generator engine, they still used the conventional Jeep plate with angled engine mounts, presumably the plate is from some other application, or.. the pre war Willys car that used the Americar engine, which was re designed to become the Jeep engine

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Did a bit more research, and I my thoughts were correct, the front plate is from an Americar engine as used in pre war Willys cars, so if your engine was 1945, presume someone put an MB Jeep engine into the earlier Willys car

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Did a bit more research, and I was correct, the plate is from an Americar engine as used in pre war Willys cars, so if your engine was 1945, presume someone put an MB Jeep engine into the earlier Willys car

 

I have seen Americar engines in jeeps in Australia, obviously front plate changed, and on one the date under the block predated jeeps. It appears they must have got into the army's rebuild chain during service life. The Australian army museum at Bandiana have an Americar staff car restored so it could be if they had a fleet of them, this is how the blocks have ended up in jeeps.

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