Author Topic: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild  (Read 38553 times)

spec4don

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #120 on: March 26, 2018, 09:42:01 AM »
The camera man did a great job too. Glad to see her moving on her own!

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: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2018, 05:08:50 PM »
Great job! 
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yd328

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »
Awesome Steve 8)

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2018, 07:11:44 PM »
Great job Steve!  Keeps me motivated to see others making progress on their projects.

8683jb

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #124 on: March 26, 2018, 08:09:42 PM »
Congratulations Steve! A great milestone.
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prestone

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #125 on: March 27, 2018, 07:48:03 AM »
Yes good job
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1943 WILLYS MB        restored
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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2018, 06:27:49 AM »
Nice work steve

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #127 on: May 18, 2018, 02:23:25 AM »
OK guys, here is a long overdue update on my halftrack. Sorry, no photos with this update.

Between getting inspections done on my new house, signing papers and getting ready to move, the halftrack took to the side lines for a while. I have since installed the fenders, front bumper, doors, windshield armor, hood and headlights.

On the passenger side door I added the pocket for the lube chart. Some years ago I purchased one from Outsider, painted it and then put it in that safe place. Well, when I needed it I couldn't find it so I bought another one from Outsider and installed it. Yesterday I was showing Don something and I found it! :D

For the most part the halftrack is done. I still have a few items to address but for now it can be moved or so I thought.

Since the first test run I have been having problems with fuel starvation. I've tried changing carburetors, bypassing both fuel filters and fuel pump with no luck. From the fuel tank selection valve forwards all have been bypassed. this means the problem is somewhere from the valve back. Just when I was ready to give up Don, once again, suggested that I blow the line with air. I finally agreed and so far that did the trick. Big thanks to Don!! :D

This Saturday Don and I are invited to a car show so I have a few more thing to do to get ready for Saturday. I'm going to make another test run today and finish up a few more items then its of to the car show. I will try and get some more photos posted soon.

Steve A.

 

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #128 on: May 20, 2018, 05:13:18 PM »
On the passenger side door I added the pocket for the lube chart. Some years ago I purchased one from Outsider, painted it and then put it in that safe place. Well, when I needed it I couldn't find it so I bought another one from Outsider and installed it. Yesterday I was showing Don something and I found it! :D

I told you that you would find it in your safe place! ;D

Steve
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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2021, 12:47:28 PM »
Time to jump back three years and finish this post. For all you newbies here are links to my prior restoration posts.

http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=913.0

At this point I am scrambling to get the halftrack done for the move to the new house. I needed to get moved out of both of my warehouses ASAP as they were getting too expensive especially with my new house. So, they had to go. I do miss them to this day. Anyway, While getting the halftrack together I was getting a pole barn built to be my new shop at my new house. Here are some more photos as I get the fenders, winch bumper and lights mounted.









The headlight buckets, trim rings and spacers are all NOS original items. The "guts" of the headlights are all reproduction items sold as a kit I got on Amazon.



More to come.

Steve A.

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild
« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2021, 03:52:00 PM »
This is the last photo I have of the halftrack before it is moved to its new home. This concludes this chapter. A new chapter will start soon all about my new place and all the problems and projects to date.



Steve A.