WWII and Korean War jeep starting and driving instructions

Starting and Driving Instructions:  (Refer to your TM manual)

Proper starting procedures for all type of weather is crucial to safeguard against battery ware, fuel flooding and fowled spark plugs. The best way to start your Jeep is as follows:

1)       Pump the accelerator pedal 8 times.  Note: Do not use the accelerator pedal again until the engine is started.(See Line 4)

2)       Pull the choke cable out about halfway

3)       Turn the ignition switch to the right or to the “ON” position.

4)       Using the Toe end of your right foot, put your heel on the floor tab on the transmission plate and then push the  floor button down to activate the starter. Floor button is located above the transmission floor plate. Note: Do not confuse the floor heel tab with the starter button.

5)       *The engine should start almost immediately. Immediately place your right foot on the accelerator pedal to maintain the engines idol. The choke will cause the motor to run slightly ruff for a few seconds during your starting procedure. Slowly push the choke back in towards the dash until the engine smooths out. Make sure to keep your idol up until it warms the motor to approximately 125% at which time you can let the motor maintain an idol on its own. Pulling the Throttle cable out will also allow for the motor to run at faster RPM’s without having to use your foot to maintain proper idling.

6)       As per your engines care instructions, allow the engine to warm up thoroughly before driving.

7)       Electrical activator switch (aka: your “Rotary Light” switch) is located to the left of the steering column on the dash.  For activating your stop light for daylight driving, push the unlock button at the top of the switch and rotate the switch to the right one click. This will activate your brake light as written on the switch plate.  One more click to the right will activate your night time driving lights. NOTE: If you leave the switch in the night time driving position and leave your vehicle the battery will run itself down. If you leave it in the daylight driving it will NOT run the battery down. The two settings to the left of  the OFF position are your Black-Out stop and  Black-Out driving lights. These are positions you will never use..  However,  they make for good conversation if you show them to your friends.

8)       Dash-light pull switch is located to the right of your choke and throttle cable knobs. The switch will activate your dash dome lights when your Rotary switch is in the normal nighttime driving position only.

9)       Windshield wiper assembly is activated by pulling the little brass knob on each of the motors. The wiper motors are vacuum operated and the engine must be running for them to work.

10)     Before pulling away ALWAYS release your parking brake handle down to the beginning point, which is full up against the dash.

11)     Dash gauges must always be viewed for safety. Every time you shift, look at your gauges for oil pressure, heat ranges, fuel levels and amperage. NOTE: If your amp meter shows “0” do not panic. It usually just means your battery is fully charged. If you question the battery being charged, buy a cheap battery tester and check the input of amps to your battery simply by connecting the testers to each post of your battery while it is running at a moderate idle and turn your lights on. The battery should be charging between 7-8 volts.

If it is not charging, go to www.classicmilitaryautomotive.com for some handy tips or contact Terry O’Connor at (707) 542-4353 or gpajeep@yahoo.com.

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Published on October 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

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