Recent content by Mainsail

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    What did you do to your trailer today.

    I was in Home Depot this afternoon and those $5.77 boards have gone up a bit....
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    Any Issue in Covering the Hubs of an M1102

    My hubs and wheels don't even get warm. Some anonymous aluminum wheels.
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    Question about Rebuilt(?) TH-400

    Total straw-man argument. Nobody said anything even close to that. One user cautions that buying used is a gamble, which it certainly is, based on actual experience. I tend to agree. I think the OP's situation is evidence of that- because I don't believe they rebuilt his transmission, they...
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    Usmc m1030b1

    I have three torque wrenches, all are craftsman. Two are still unused after five or six years of ownership. I took them to work and put them on the torque reader, and both were so far off I consider them unusable. The oldest one I have tested about 10# off at 100 foot/pounds. That one is...
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    Question about Rebuilt(?) TH-400

    I'm wondering if they rebuilt it or had a fair used one they just swapped in. Are you sure that's the same trans you gave them? The advice I was given long ago was to always ask for the old parts back- tell them you want to see how bad they were. Kinda late for you now, but something to think...
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Me? No. It works, maybe not as good as new but it works. 🌨
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    My wipers start out slow initially, then come up to normal after two or three sweeps. The capacitors were disconnected years ago. The park feature doesn't work either. If I clean the connections really well it'll work properly a few times then very shortly the wipers will stop wherever they...
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    Aftermarket 3 gauge set (yes I’ve looked up previous threads)

    Placing the oil pressure gauge somewhere in your line of sight will alert you that you have a leak or low oil level before you do any damage. When you're making a hard left or right, or stopping hard, if the gauge is in your LOS you'll see the needle drop hard and recover- that means your oil...
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Odometer passed 36,000 miles so it was time to change the oil again. While I was under there I noticed a loose bolt behind the filter. I crawled out and got a wrench and a light, but when I got back underneath I realized it wasn't just loose, but the threaded portion of the hole was broken...
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    6.2 started ticking on me

    I had a Ford Courier with the 2.3 four banger. I had a replacement engine in the garage from my old Mustang II so I really didn't take care of the Courier motor; the sooner it died the sooner I could swap the motor and reclaim some space in the garage. So I never changed the oil; I didn't need...
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    M116A3 Trailer/Camping Project

    Before you dump a lot of time and money into it, think it through. - Where will you camp? Are there places you can pull it and park? - Is the RTT better off on the roof vs the trailer? Out here we use the RTT, but the narrow abandoned logging roads in the National Forest sometimes...
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    Thermal board

    As a field expedient repair, couldn't he just put all the wires on the one remaining stud? Or does that piece of metal connecting the two sides serve as a fusible link?
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    I spent all morning shoveling the snow off the driveway and sidewalks, and at 57 now it seems to take a bit longer. We got dumped on, probably 6"-8" which isn't much in some places, but it is here. Later in the afternoon I drove out and picked up the tires. Four good tires and 16" wheels for...
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    265/75-16 Load Range C tires on the CUCV. Adequate? A tiny bit narrower and a tiny bit taller. Just not sure if the M1009 is too heavy for Cs. There's a set of studded tires available locally, already mounted.
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    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    I'm very dissappinted I missed this deal. :mad:
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