Bill Norris

About Bill Norris

Bill Norris is a freelance writer that specializes in Jeep vehicles and the history of Jeep, but his interests cover pretty much anything mechanical in nature. To see his Jeep calendars visit his website Norris-Banonis.

Jeep Traveller and Utility Delivery – September/October 2013 Cover Story
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The 1961 Jeep Utility Delivery that appears on the cover of the September/October 2013 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Nick Else and is essentially a Traveller without windows. The unusual truck features the Super Hurricane 226ci 6-cylinder flathead engine. What else is in this issue? Features 1958 Fargo L Series Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga, Part 32: Putting the Fenders to Bed 1975 International 200 Camper Special 1939 Morris Series II 1966 GMC 1002 1956 Ford … Read the rest of the story…

Jeep’s Tornado of an Engine
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The 230ci single overhead cam “Tornado” 6-cylinder Jeep engine that appears in the March/April 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was the first modern mass-produced overhead cam engine in the United States. Chief engineer A.C. Sampietro and developmental engineer K.G. Matthews were called upon for the creation of this engine. … Read the rest of the story…