Recent content by Triple C

  1. Triple C

    Block Heater question for a LMTV

    Good write up and info. I don't know about this particular motor or heater but generally speaking, in really cold weather you want to make sure you unplug your heater before you start your truck so you don't circulate extremely cold water instantly onto the hot element. Depending on how long you...
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    M923A2 Doing 80 MPH!!

    Peter- I respect greatly that you want to do it safely and I applaud that. I don't have any idea what your experience level with big trucks is but what I can tell you is that tires and the safety issues related to them are only one aspect of risks related to speed. I would just encourage you (no...
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    M923A2 Doing 80 MPH!!

    I'm not sure who's pucker factor was higher, mine or the young lady in the little Honda that was beside that tire when it let go. Fortunately the gator (tread) stayed in one piece and hung on the axle. The rest looked like it became about the size of ping pong balls. Didn't do any damage to...
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    M923A2 Doing 80 MPH!!

    98G - I did in post #89 but here it is again to remind folk. here is my experience with exceeding the rated speed. I didn't have my glasses on when I picked this truck up. I should have paid more attention to the rated speed because after 3 hrs doing about 62, the front left steer tire exploded...
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    M923A2 Doing 80 MPH!!

    I just hope the OP stays safe. I think we all have had a learning curve. I learned my lesson the hard way and I was fortunate no one was hurt.
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    M923A2 Doing 80 MPH!!

    You all do what you want, here is my experience with exceeding the rated speed. I didn't have my glasses on when I picked this truck up. I should have paid more attention to the rated speed because after 3 hrs doing about 62, the front left steer tire exploded in rush hour traffic while I was...
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    Extremely Negative Experience - Jared at Ft Carson CO

    Backing off GL I never did bid often, so navigating the system was a new trip every time. But I agree with you completely, I won't be bidding on GL anymore either. Hope the OP gets the problems worked out....
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    Newish Member From Missouri

    Welcome Andrew, nice looking truck, I wish I had gotten into the hobby at your age.
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    6.5 IP in a M1008

    A db2 and a db4 are a lot different. The db4 uses a FSD (Black box) on the side of the pump. It will also require the appropriate "Computer" mgt system. IF you have the db4 I would scrap it and get a db2. The 4 is a real pain (at least mine were) and the 2 is a great pump.
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    Upcoming road trip: Ft. Riley, KS to Florida Keys

    Unless things have changed, they won't give you a jump start but they do have a list of wrecker companies that will come out and do that. If I recall, it's about $100, but that may not be correct, it's been a while. I averaged 5.8 mpg on my 925 from Riley to KC. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    back on the forum

    Welcome back!
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    TBM-3E Avenger

    My uncle was a gunner on a TBM. Served during the Solomon islands stuff. Was wounded twice and was on one (maybe two) carriers that went down. When he was in his 90's he finally shared some of the stories with me. Even in his 80's he was one heck of a shot! Thanks for the pics, I hadn't thought...
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    M925 Winch not working

    Amen brother.
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    M925 Winch not working

    Well, didn't work to engage while creeping forward, think he is going to have to open the PTO case and check out that shear pin. Thanks guys for the help.
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    M925 Winch not working

    Sounds like the problem is inside the PTO. We did take the cable off and moved the pto lever by hand. It moves freely. I like the shear pin idea, that would explain why it moves easily with no apparent change in the operation of the pto. Guess he needs to take that off and see what is going on...
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