Recent content by Desert Rat

  1. Desert Rat

    Deuce Trailers ?

    There are sooo many different trailers for the M35. I have an S280 with an M720 dolly set for mine along with an M105A2 and an M197A1 converter. The possibilities are endless!
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    Windshield Modifications?????

    Now I really feel complimented! WOW guys! DM, I sent you some PMs. You're on the list now. Just getting it to you will be the trick. I know Howard has BUNCHES of these windshields just begging to be picked up! I'll be headed there this week. We just need to figure out how to get it from...
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    Me and my Deuce FISH for residents in Trenton, NJ

    At the very least I would seriously get one of the 3&1/2 inch elbows from NAPA and install it between the mushroom and the air filter canister. It does two beneficial things. First it gets the mushroom top level so water does not collect in the lobe over the mesh and rust through the mushroom...
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    Engine Swap Help Turns Bad

    Kenny, It makes my three toes feel better. Idiot me, I dropped my alternator on them as I was reinstalling the blasted thing to help Hunter. Worse yet, I gotta yank it out again since the repairs from the shop didn't work!
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    Hard Top Project

    I suggested that very concept a few years back. I haven't forgotten it either, just got busy with all the other projects going on in my life. However, with a bit of fortune and blessing, I'll hopefully come up with my solution sometime soon.
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    Heavy equipment trailer for my 5 ton

    Lacoda, You are sooooo correct! I can do it but it's such an incredible pain in the a$$!!!!!!
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    M800 series

    The other difference is the tranny. The Cummins is governed at 2100 rpms. This means the OD in fifth gear is higher so the 800 series can keep up with the older 50 series.
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    Pipeline variant rear marker lights

    I am so delighted to see that bed not go to waste! It's kinda hard for me to think it's the same one I found in the weeds at Howards.
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    Site Upgrades and down time.

    Ok mike, back it up. Back it up. There, you wanted it twice!! (Y'know, put the little shifter thingy to the "R" position and hit the fuel!!!!) rofl aua
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    trying to get the 251 running again?

    The stuck valve will cause the engine to not run. Kroil is THE way to get it unstuck. Get some and be patient in how it works. It's slow but effective. Trying to run the truck with a stuck valve is only begging for disaster.
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    Identify my winch! Is it big enough?

    I'll volunteer to take one for free!!!!!!!
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    M816 5 Ton Medium Wrecker

    I looked again at the pics.. She even has the lolly-pop turn signals too! That's a keeper!
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    M816 5 Ton Medium Wrecker

    M35, The wreckers weigh about 12 tonnes or so (give or take a tonne or two). The Cummins is the trusty 250 naturally aspirated engine. You can put a turbo on it and bump the HP up to 290 or so, but you would need to adjust the timing and fuel pump and so on. They usually command about $15K...
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    M816 5 Ton Medium Wrecker

    Near as I can see (since the museum has one too) is the gas torch tanks are missing like Elwenil said. Other than that the price is a good one. The Cummins is a very relyable engine! Fuel consumption on these will be around 4 - 6 mpg. Remember, they are not aerodynamic in any way so forget...
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