Recent content by SouthwestUSA

  1. SouthwestUSA

    Posting to Classifieds trouble

    Diagnosed with MS, need to unload MEP002A GenSets I purchased several MEP002A generators last year from GL, and shortly after was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It put me into a tailspin and has made walking difficult. I've had a couple of people suggest it might be linked to the Agent...
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    Surge Brake "CHATTER" ?

    Thanks everyone... I learned on this one. When I learned there was a shock inside the assembly, I asked my self "Now why couldn't I have figured that out on my own.." Then I was hoping the shock is re-buildable like the shimney-dampner on the nose-wheel of my airplane, but it looks like these...
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    Surge Brake "CHATTER" ?

    I have (last time I looked in the south pasture) about a dozen trailers I've won in auctions from GL in the last 6 months and I've noticed when I'm pulling one of the trailers, during braking with my tow vehicle, the wheels seem to go to lock up, and then free, back to lock up... The chatter is...
  4. SouthwestUSA

    Fuel Pod on a M105a2

    Thanks a million for adding this video. I was with the 538th and then the 47th Trucking Companies, medium truck, petro based out of Long Binh in 1971, 1972 and this really brought back a flood of memories. We hauled jet fuel, diesel and mogas all the way to the Mekong Delta and up into the...
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    Fuel Pod on a M105a2

    Opps, I forgot to add, that I read the DOT regs that apply to folks like me here in Texas, and I had to add the diamond shaped HazMat signs to the rear and sides of my tank. I also added a mounted fire extinguisher on the front of my trailer and the rear and a flashing strobe light on the rear...
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    Fuel Pod on a M105a2

    In looking at your photo of how your pod is placed sideways in your M105, I'm wondering how the sloshing action effects braking, since the interior baffle is placed inside the pod for "fore and aft" movement? You are probably like me, not traveling far or fast while hauling your pod and it...
  7. SouthwestUSA

    M332, AMMO TRAILER

  8. SouthwestUSA

    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    Thanks Danger Ranger... I think I like solid Olive Drab better than the 3 color scheme... I hope in the morning, it looks better when the paint has dried and is flat rather than "wet" looking... Notice in the photo showing the rear of my "contraption" that I added a 4 inch steel tubular...
  9. SouthwestUSA

    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    I hope this upload will work... Here is the 3 color paint job I did late today. The paint hasn't dried in my photo (and I'm not very impressed) but maybe when it is dry tomorrow, it will look better... More than likely, I'll be going back all O.D. this weekend...
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    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    When I win the Texas Lottery, I'll buy you 6 M332 Trailers and I'll load up a camo Road King to boot. I got these trailers for about $260 each... It took a very large chunk of oxygen to cut through the tub. I wish I had a plasma cutter now.
  11. SouthwestUSA

    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    I originally thought I would mount my fuel pod in my M105, then abandoned that plan because I was concerned about the height. It seemed to me, the fuel (at fulcrum height) rocking back and forth from left to right, could create a problem. There is only one baffle in my fuel pod, and it only...
  12. SouthwestUSA

    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    Bless you... It's funny how a second pair of eyes can see something the "invent er" missed. I supposed the first wad of mud or a big rock would have jarred me... but I'll be working on a flap or something this weekend...
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    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    (I'm not having any luck uploading my images in a "batch" despite the file sizes are 800 or less, and I can't even get one image to load, so just close your eyes and use your imagination... and click your heals three times and say, "There's no color like O.D... There's no color like O.D....)
  14. SouthwestUSA

    Pimp my pod (and trailer)

    In my long saga of butchering an M332 Ammo Trailer in order to mount my 600 gallon fuel pod on... here is where I am, and a small "matter of taste" that I am dealing with... I'll post several pictures to better tell the story. #1. I "pimped my pod" by painting over the desert tan. First coat...
  15. SouthwestUSA

    fuel pod, 600 gallon

    I'm lucky my gaskets are good and I'm in a mad rush to finish a 12 volt pump so I can buy off-road diesel before Iran or Israel heats up and the price goes ballistic... I might just fill the tank tomorrow and worry about the pump and all later. She holds fuel tight. If she drips, that liquid...
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