Nearly 160 members of the Willys-Overland-Knight Registry (WOKR) held their 56th Annual International Meet-up in Jasper, Indiana. During their June 20-23 visit, many of the members took time to tour JASPER's Wernsing Road and Power Drive facilities.
The WOKR was established to bring together people interested in the preservation of vehicles powered by "seeve-valve" engines, or the related family of Willys-Overland vehicles from 1903 to 1942. Nameplates included: Willys, Overland, Whippet, Stearns, Marion and other vehicles powered by a Knight sleeve-valve engine.
By definition, a sleeve-valve fits between the piston and the cylinder wall of an engine where it rotates, or slides. Ports, or holes, in the sides of the sleeves come into alignment with the cylinder's intake or exhaust ports at the appropriate stage of the engine cycle.
Thanks again for the visit WOKR, we appreciate your efforts in the preservation of these historic vehicles!
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is proud to announce the availability of the International MaxxForce DT 7.6L Running Complete Diesel Engine.
This quality remanufactured engine is available for the following 2007-2010 applications:
International 4300 Series
International 4400 Series
IC Corporation 300 Series Busses
“Each Running Complete engine is completely remanufactured using a standard set of new parts,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Group Leader. “All other castings and components are remanufactured to meet, or exceed, OEM specifications.”
Key updates and features to this engine include the installation of double thick tappet guides for strength and to ensure the tappets will not rotate and damage the camshaft lobes. JASPER also includes the installation of the crankcase breather assembly and provides a finishing gasket set.
A JASPER Running Complete diesel engine is dynamometer tested. “Live-run dynamometer testing of every running complete diesel engine assures trouble free engine performance,” said Boeglin. “Engines are tested under varying loads to simulate in-the vehicle operation.”
“The test is concluded with a final engine run-in and inspection to assure peak performance and operating efficiency,” he added.
For more information on the remanufactured diesel products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 800-827-7455 ext. 97165.
For the past year, the five reconfigured major production work areas, called PODs, have been laid out with open aisleways, improved daytime lighting fixtures and greater accessibility for materials. The project takes advantage of space left behind by the Drivetrain Divisions (Transmission and Differential) when they moved to Power Drive last year.
Weinzapfel said the process of driving improvement in production has really happened over the last 3-4 years, with a lot of workshop activities and LEAN manufacturing methodologies in those areas. “What we lacked was the floor space to really configure a layout that was conducive to support the changes we were making,” he said. “We’ve driven a lot of improvement in setting standards, making tools available to the operator and having visuals in place for inventory control,” added Weinzapfel. “By making these layout changes, it’s opened up the floor space, allowing the operator a more visual work environment. It’s allowing a Team Leader to effectively lead his team and provide support to the operators who are working in the PODs.”
2016 "Pie in the Eye" Participants
This year's "Pie in the Eye" event raised nearly $1,353.00 for Dubois County Relay for Life. It was, by far, the most successful fundraiser in its nine-year history. Third place went to two lucky Associates. Alex Ernst received a pie from last year’s top recipient, Dave Sutton. Chris "Rocky" Arvin earned a “matching” third place pie, and it was thrown by TJ Abrams.
Alex Ernst received a pie from last year's top recipient, Dave Sutton.
"Rocky" earned a "matching" third place pie, thrown by TJ Abrams.
Teresa Kortea won a raffle to throw a pie at second place recipient Jeremie Elliot.
The second place pie was given to Jeremie Elliot, who was a willing participant, even raising money for himself. Jeremie raffled off the chance for an Associate to throw his pie, which was won by Teresa Kortea.
This year's top recipient was Nicole Tanner from the ITD division.
Associates from Indiana Tool & Die held several fundraisers to make sure their candidate, Nicole Tanner, got her just desserts. Their efforts once again paid off as Nicole had $505.50 raised against her, to be this year’s top recipient. “It’s definitely the most fun event we do at JASPER,” said Cori Wilson, event coordinator. “If it weren’t for these Associates donating their faces for us to throw pies at, we couldn’t have done it.” “We know how fortunate we are, as a company, to be able to do these crazy events,” she added. “We’re Doing It Right AND Having Fun!