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    Never ending brake nightmare

    SInce you didn't mention these: 1) Bleed with a pressure bleeder, do not use the foot method. You may be introducing air into the system by pumping with your foot. 2) Bleed the air pack first, then move to the furthest wheel out and work your way to the front axles.
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    did USMC ever use the M35A2

    My cousin told me he drove one while deployed to Somalia, I did a little searching and found these pics that can be purchased online. "16th October 1993 Leaving UNOSOM Headquarters, U.S. Army infantry soldiers of C Company 1/87 head out onto the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia in the back of an...
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    Why an M275A2, why?

    I remembered this old thread and wanted to follow it up, I removed my M275A2's fuel tank this past weekend. You need to remove the 2 cab bushing bolts and jack up the cab from underneath with a 4x4 to get the tank to clear the rocker panel. Both pictures shown are after jacking up the cab. It's...
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    Maine rally 2015

    I'm planning to bring my M275 to the Lake Winnipesaukee, NH poker run. The stops sound like fun and includes the Wright WWII museum, I haven't been there or know the area well, so it seems like a great opportunity and day to have fun.
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    Battery group number for M35A2

    For my last battery retainer, I used 1 inch fiberglass square tubing and threaded rod with nuts and washers. No special tools necessary, just any basic drill and saw. The fiberglass tubing I got on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fiberglass-Hollow-Rectangular-Gray-Length/dp/B000FN0HWI/
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    m35a2 startup procedure question

    I suggest reading the PS Magazine Multifuel Operator guide, it is informative and entertaining: http://www.jatonkam35s.com/DeuceTechnicalManuals/PSMultifuelOperator.pdf
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    New Bedford/WestPort/Fall River, MA - Sneak peek

    "Vintage iron" is in that area, try PM-ing him.
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    Torque wrench for LH threaded items

    To torque LH threaded nuts with the Harbor Freight 3/4 inch 300-ft-lb wrench: Remove the two drive head screws, flip the drive head, then replace the two screws.
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    mep-802a no start well pump

    I was just guessing at the surge wattage, the label says 5 amps at 1/2 HP, with a max rating of .8 HP at 6 amps. The pump is a Franklin Electric Model 2445059004, I would expect a mep-802a to run it just fine. I have a little 10hp Briggs and Stratton gas genny that barely grunts when running...
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    mep-802a no start well pump

    My .5hp 200ft well pump draws 5 amps. 230Vx5amp=1150 watts, 2300 watts surge? How old is the well pump? My former 20-year-old well pump seemed to be drawing more current, flickering lights, etc before it quit.
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    Engine knocking LDS-456

    Per TM 9-2815-210-34-2-1 The LDS-465-1A pistons have the oil cooling channel The LDS-465-1 do not. Seems like you bought pistons for the -1
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    brake issue reo m275

    Try bleeding your air pack one more time after all the wheels have been bled. I've noticed improvements in pedal travel just by bleeding that. That said, I am also a fan of pressure bleeding. Veterans told me they had trouble bleeding brakes by pumping the brake pedal because it would...
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    So new 1971 Deuce delivered today. No spare, odd size tires on it.

    I think you have a very rare tire size/tread combo. I suggest checking the DOT date code to find out how old they are, those probably haven't been in production for awhile, or for very long. Simpletire.com has a large selection of 10.00-20s, but I don't think you'll find an exact match...
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    LDT-465-1C vs. LDT-465-1D. What's the difference?

    Per this 1990 Ordnance document, the only difference is D engines have had the FDC bypassed: https://books.google.com/books?id=4Oo2SMMJ3d0C&dq=LDT-465-1D%20diesel%20only&pg=PA75#v=onepage&q=LDT-465-1D%20diesel%20only&f=false
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