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emptyhead

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More progress
« on: May 26, 2014, 06:32:45 AM »
Started pulling off the rest of the front armor, getting off that top plate with the bullet deflector was a pain thanks guys for the help. Have decide to go with vintage wiring  for wiring. Gonna make me cry to lay another  chunk of funds but I guess worth it in the end.he hard to get a hold of any of you guys have trouble contacting him. Thanks all for the inspiring photos they kept me going.


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Re: More progress
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 07:15:59 AM »
You won't be sorry for getting the Vintage Maine wiring harness. It was a good fit. Joe has answered all my emails but I called initially and talked to him direct to make sure I got the right harness.

Those caged nuts were a pain I'll bet. I had to drill mine out

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 05:50:49 AM »
Got firewall cleaned up and welded up some small holes and another section of frame cleaned and painted. Neighbor helped put it back on. I'm finishing work on the steering column what's the thread pitch on the steering wheel nut I ruined it getting it off and have to get another. Looks to be 7/8. Nice job guys on your tracks.


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Re: More progress
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 12:40:24 PM »
thats looking good.

what is the price for one of those vintage wiring harnesses. i heard they where around $1700

emptyhead

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Re: More progress
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 05:36:37 PM »
1250.00 from what I've been told it worth it. Thanks for keeping the site going I've learned more here then anywhere else on the net.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 08:49:02 AM »
Started up the engine this week. She ran pretty good but found some leaks in the radiator my friend and I patched up will eventually have to go for a record or new on if I can find one.fuel pump leaked so that needs work it was rebuilt when I picked up the engine must have been a Friday job. I also notice a small bit of bubbly rusty water maybe a drop or two coming from the head bad gasket or does it just need to be retorked. At least she ran which was good. Ran her for about 15 minutes just like the rebuilder said yo break in the cam.

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Re: More progress
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 10:33:23 AM »
Rod Shaver had an NOS winch model radiator at Tower Park this spring…I doubt he's sold it. 

I got an NOS roller model radiator from Dave Pojta/Liberty Engineering Services a few years back.  He was revamping his website but it's still not up and he hasn't responded to my last two emails.

Great work…I like following restoration projects.  Keep it up!

-Tom
1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

MVPA # 30507

spec4don

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Re: More progress
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 11:23:16 AM »
I'll throw this out. I decided to have mine recored, By the time I would have bought an NOS radiator that is 70 plus years paid shipping and taking a chance the old core was rotten, it was about a push cost wise and I have a new core. It helps we have a first class radiator shop in town too. I ran on a 90' day, and it never got above 185. You might consider that option.

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: More progress
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 03:48:37 PM »
Thanks guys I think your right don will recore one of these day just need the lottery fairy to pay a visit. Don how did you know your head gasket let go.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 10:54:22 PM »
I noticed a drop in power and I had a miss too. Did not take too long to figure out after we did a compression test. Matt our mechanic figured it out pretty quick. Be sure to retorque the head after you run it in. That's what happened I had a head bolt get loose.

Don G
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: More progress
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2015, 07:09:03 AM »
Got another section of frame cleaned and primed and dropped the rear axle. Debating on whether to tear into it now or later. Also I pulled off the rear bulkhead plate and there are thee nuts welde to it. The track was originally an m15. Does anyone know what they are for. Thanks.

« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 07:11:35 AM by emptyhead »

spec4don

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Re: More progress
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2015, 09:31:53 PM »
Looking good! ;D

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: More progress
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2015, 04:40:00 PM »
Thanks don

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Re: More progress
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2015, 10:51:50 AM »
Started on my dash. The wiring harness from vwmis great but I'm still intimidated. Will slowly peck away at it. First question on you guys that have already done your dash. I'm getting ready to run tubing for the oil pressure guage on the French cluster, how long is that first hard line suppose to be.it looks like a compression fittig going into the guage is the other end a standard double flare that goes into the first braded line. I just double check the guage and its bigger then the 1/4 inch line.are you guys using an adapter with the French cluster.Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2015, 11:41:16 AM by emptyhead »

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Re: More progress
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 02:32:05 PM »
Looks good. There are a lot of wires in the kit, but one at a time should get you there ;).

Gary