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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #150 on: April 29, 2018, 08:35:44 PM »
They give it character and street cred! Glad your engine start-up went well.
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« Reply #151 on: April 30, 2018, 08:32:58 AM »
Well done Gary.  Congratulations on the engine start. Any video?
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #152 on: April 30, 2018, 08:59:00 PM »
Great job !  Can't wait till we get to that point.....

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #153 on: May 01, 2018, 07:18:17 PM »
Well done Gary.  Congratulations on the engine start. Any video?

Thanks,

I have to put together a video. Hopefully pulling out of the garage under its own power.

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #154 on: June 03, 2018, 06:41:49 PM »
Cracks welded up and holes fixed, it's starting to look like a halftack ;D.




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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #155 on: June 03, 2018, 09:03:52 PM »
That looks great Gary. I have a lot of that to look forward to.
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #156 on: June 04, 2018, 02:11:18 PM »
Nice job it is really looking fantastic.

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #157 on: June 05, 2018, 07:51:22 PM »
Bravo Gary!

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #158 on: June 08, 2018, 05:40:55 PM »
Here's  a link to the motor running.  Sounds like I have a ticking lifter. None were available when I did the motor but I now have a set. Looks like I will be changing that out.


https://youtu.be/Xwl9FNg27wc


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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #159 on: June 08, 2018, 10:19:46 PM »
Sounds pretty good to me! Congratulations Gary. That engine compartment looks great. Your instruments & panel ain't bad either!
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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #160 on: June 10, 2018, 05:14:32 AM »
Very nice job

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« Reply #161 on: June 18, 2018, 10:59:17 PM »
Sounds great to me!  However, I will admit two things.  First, the camera probably didn't pick up the tick real well and my laptop speakers probably didn't recreate the tick too good, either.  Second, I know that if I was you, I'd probably hear every single little tick, pop, and whistle on my truck.  Even if others couldn't hear them!

Did you end up doing anything special to weld up your cracks and holes in the armor?  I know you had some difficulties originally, then you mentioned it was done!  Did you use stainless rod?  Preheat or post heat?  We will have some armor repair to do in the future and I'd like to be prepared when I tackle it.

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Re: M2a1 progress
« Reply #162 on: June 19, 2018, 08:13:47 PM »
Sounds great to me!  However, I will admit two things.  First, the camera probably didn't pick up the tick real well and my laptop speakers probably didn't recreate the tick too good, either.  Second, I know that if I was you, I'd probably hear every single little tick, pop, and whistle on my truck.  Even if others couldn't hear them!

Did you end up doing anything special to weld up your cracks and holes in the armor?  I know you had some difficulties originally, then you mentioned it was done!  Did you use stainless rod?  Preheat or post heat?  We will have some armor repair to do in the future and I'd like to be prepared when I tackle it.

Corey

It's just a light tick, but like you you said. I'm just keeping an eye and ear on everything. 
On the cracks, I am using a mig welder with regular wire. I weld on the soft side(inside) first. I bevel out the crack, pre heat, make short welds until the crack is filled, then hit it with a needle gun.  I have heard to use stainless and mild wire.  I'm not a metal guy just a hobby welder. All of the cracks have been going fine. The trouble started doing the patch panels. The small spots on the patch panels that started cracking as they cooled. I also started on the hard side to make sure the panels were flush on the outside. I'm just getting back at the patches again and will start on the soft side and see if it makes a difference.  I will also make longer passes instead of spot welds to start.

Gary