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R.E.Co.

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Halftrack noise level
« on: October 07, 2020, 11:30:28 AM »
I have alittle over 300 miles on my halftrack now which is great! But I noticed it is fairly noisy when road driving, clanking body panels and such. Is this fairly normal? When people ride with me, I seem to have to yell to communicate with them lol

How loud is your track?

Jon
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mfrance

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 02:47:53 PM »
Yes lots of noise is standard.    On troop seats put some rubber edging around lids and floor bins To help with rattles.

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 03:35:38 PM »
It's very noisy, and a hot box going slow in parades in the summer.

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 05:27:15 AM »
Hehe....Yes.....Mine is also very noisy.
Can't really hear the engine over all the other noise.
But in war time it was probably never noticed since
all the troops were about deaf from shooting the machine guns!!!

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2020, 09:44:27 PM »
I drive mine a lot, and yes, it’s supper noisy and every hole in the floor boards is a hair dryer pointed at at my legs. I was able to cut some noise down by placing small sections of stick on felt in the corners of the door openings. You can make these by cutting up furniture leg pads found at any hardware store. You can also stick these to your upper doors in key areas to keep them from rattling when folded down. I’m considering laying a black rubber “diamond plate” mat down on my floor to help get both the heat and noise down. Every time I stop for gas, Someone asks “How fast does it go”? I always answer “45, but it’s like a crashing space ship, hauling marbles, hitting the atmosphere”.

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 02:50:59 AM »
I see some people wrap a heat resistant tape around the exhaust pipe to help carry the heat away. Anyone done this?

spillmk1

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 05:11:31 AM »
I wrapped my pipes.
Makes a big difference.
And fiberglass wrap is fun to work with....NOT!!!!  ;)

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R.E.Co.

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Re: Halftrack noise level
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 04:54:08 PM »
I'm stealing that idea! Thanks Keith!
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