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    Tires & Shipping and more, Oh My!

    A word of caution. Truck tire retailers (for class 8 trucks) will not accept used radial tires for recaps that are over 5 years old. The "useful" life of a radial tire is 5-7 years. The "life" starts when the tire is mounted. If you by tires that have never been mounted, have been kept in a cool...
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    41st Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally & Militaria Flea Market @ Aberdeen, MD

    I am planning on bringing the Ward LaFrance series 5 and the Diamond T 969A. If the weather looks good I will be there. John G
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    42 Sterling?

    Jeff L; I just read the spec sheet you posted, 368 pound feet of torque at 600 rpm's. Now that is impressive! John G
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    Recap on "cold weather starting"

    In the WWII TM's, they state to drain the oil after shut down (with the temps you are talking about) and warm it up and dump it back in before start up. When they were building the ALCAN highway, they ended up keeping their vehicles running all the time during the winter.
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    year of manufacture of a M923

    PM sent John G
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    year of manufacture of a M923

    ALL; This request was forwarded to me by the MVPA HQ. I have pasted the email that was sent to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks John G ello, My name is Lt. D.L. Wells of the Pender County Sheriffs Office in Burgaw, N.C. The Marine Corps donated a M923 6x6 to a local police...
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    Diamond T M20 Prime Mover

    You can certainly get gaskets for the truck. Olsen's gaskets can make them to order. The truck is staying put in Florida.
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    Wrecker count

    I have 3, 1942 Diamond T 969A G509, 1942 Ward LaFrance seies 2 G116 and a 1944 Ward LaFrance series 5 G116. John G
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    42 Sterling?

    Yes, I believe it ia rated for 10 ton on road/ 6 ton off road. John G
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    42 Sterling?

    That is the remnants of a Garwood Crane. It had a very long boom, longer than the Ward LaFrance boom. John G
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    Diamond T M20 Prime Mover

    Those pictures bring back a lot of fond memories. Alot of good times at Kevin's place, I really enjoyed driving that truck every chance I could. So slow but oh so cool! My 14 year old son drove it last April, ah, the back roads of Wisconsin...... He had one big grin on his face. John G
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    Diamond T M20 Prime Mover

    Catman; Thanks for posting that picture.I remember driving and thinking, this truck does not even feel this load. Because of Kevin, I got to check a few items off my bucket list. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. Also, thanks again for the hands on lesson on how to operate the D7...
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    M1 and M1A1

    Any of the big trucks were slow, except the Diamond T wreckers with the Hercules RXC, they seem to get up to speed "quicker"
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    M1 and M1A1

    the series 2 seems to have little more pep to her, as she is 4000 lbs lighter than the series 5. I did drive another series 5 that was slow but the brakes were not fully releasing. The trucks have power to pull, they just do it slower and plan your downshifts in advance!! We are working with...
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    M1 and M1A1

    Here are a couple of photos are my sons truck (Series 2) and our truck , the series 5 John G
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