:P January 25th, 2008.
Gentlemen: Regarding Cold Weather Starts on "Saddam's Nightmare" The Darned Deuce is starting again when above 25*F and running well, so I still have to check the batteries anyway!
The question for today is:
MY having used search and having not found a good article on flipping the rear hubs on an M35A2 to single it out, I'd love to propose that one of our master mechanics do a stepXstep stickie like the one one replacing front knuckle boots and repacks of bearings (KUDOS to the gentleman that did that masterfull item), so the rest of us lunkheads can get it right the first time. Further, permit me to suggest to Chris and company that they offer the knuckle and cover article as a CD, along with singling up-reversinghubs, and any other ones you gentlemen think might be interesting or useful to us neophytes in the deuce hobby. While these trucks are mechancally simple, and generally dependable- they are large beasts and sometimes require tools or skills not commonly met with nowadays inside or outside the Army, ergo, it behoovesus to preserve the technical and human knowledge necessary to keep these trucks alive. Thanks again for the time and most kind assistance and consideration,
I remain, Sirs and ladies,
Kyle F. McGrogan
1963 Mercedes Benz S404.114 Unimog (Swiss)
1971 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 Wo/W "Saddam's Nightmare" Vietnam and Desert Storm Deuce
N.B.: I may be looking for a serviceable M104/5 or M332 Trailer in far Northeast (Paris) Texas area in sound presentable condition to be displayed & run with the deuce. Thanks, K.F.M.