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    No start and a big mess up with batteries

    Well I did a mess-up yesterday. Trying to get my 1971 Kaiser M35A2 to try and start. My M35A2 has not run in a few years. It always started fine until it just stopped firing. We suspected bad fuel. I was hand pumping the tank to remove the fuel and then discovered the tank has a drain...
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    My new M35A2

    My new deuce. So I finally got a M35A2 after years of wanting one. (I settled on a M275A2 years ago because I couldn’t find one) So now I have 2 deuces, a genset trailer, a 10kw generator, and a Cushman Airborne clone. Yay me.:clinto: It was on a Craigslist ad and about 3 counties...
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    My failed parade attempt

    So I tried to be in a local parade but failed. I wanted to use my cannons on the genset trailer but had to dig out the cannons from my large storage unit. It has taken a few weeks to get things together. I had to cut off my trailer hitch and weld it up much higher to fit the trailer height. We...
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    Making a M103A3 into a dump trailer

    I’m thinking about making my M103A3 genset trailer into a dump bed using the ram from a fold under lift gate. I have been looking online on how to do it and most dumps use a scissor hoist. To me it looks like there would be extreme force required to start the bed moving up based on the scissor...
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    Help ID 2 trailers Please

    Hello all, I haven't posted in a long time but I need some help. I just won 2 trailers and I am not sure what their designation is. I am lost as to what these trailers "M" numbers are. Are they M103a2, or M116a2 ??? These have a big wheel for the landing leg and are 1/4 ton trailers...
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    crane truck in flood for sale

    There’s a deuce wrecker/crane truck at local auction that was in the flood. I don’t know what year/maker or anything because they didn’t list it on the sheets and I don’t know if it is a 2.5 or 5 ton or its “M” number. (I have to call them; a lot of items are miss-marked on the sheets) It looks...
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    10kw genset powering plasma cutter??

    I am hoping to make a portable unit using my 10kw genset and Hydrovane compressor and a Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter I’m getting. I don’t know if I can power the stuff with the genset. I know the compressor is 220v but I don’t remember the phase. The plasma cutter shows powers of: [The...
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    CUCV Water Fording info needed

    The search option is working correctly for me. :( I have a normal 78' chevy 4x4 that I believe is very similar to the CUCV's and I need info on water fording. What is done to the trucks to make them ford water? I don't plan on driving in anything deeper than 3 feet. Is the a TM online dealing...
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    Why does the front axel have a thing on top of it?

    I had to move my tractor yesterday and a buddy of mine noticed the front axle has a thing on top that looks like it would be used to connect it to another axle. I have no idea what it is. I found a pic online of one that looks like mine. What is that thing for?? It has a square flange with 4...
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    How do you properly drive a deuce manual??

    I have a question about how to properly drive a manual. I was thinking back to when I moved my deuce tractor, M275, and I had problems where every time I up shifted, the transfer lever would pop out of gear so I had to follow steps like: push clutch, pull out of gear, put into next gear, hold...
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    A 1958 Cardox 6x6. A what??

    Saw it on Ebay. Looks kind of like a big old mail truck to me. Weird looking but neat.
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    3KW,5KW,10kw genset voltage regulators

    I thought I would post this encase someone was looking for a voltage regulator for there generator. I had to move mine around yesterday and was thinking I should replace the little do-hicky thing that burned up in the regulator that I haven't got around to yet and while I was surfing ebay I...
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    1942 M211, M222? How much is it worth running?

    I found an early deuce right here in my town. I haven't looked at it yet but I was told that it was running and driving in use as a fire water truck. The water tank was removed when this seller got it and had it towed from Wisconsin to Iowa with it's drive shaft removed. He said the battery...
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    What is this 8x8 I saw on the highway?

    :shock: I saw this 8x8 on the highway 2 days ago. Lucky I had my camara with me and I saw it in time. (I was 1/4 mile from my off ramp when I saw it) I followed it a little ways and took some pics of it. What is it? I can not figure out what is on the back end. I wish I had those tires on my...
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    US Army Tank Gunfire Simulator Cannon on the 4th

    I just got a chance to get online sence the 4th. I made some noise again this year.:mrgreen: I have to do something to make noise around the 4th. I didn't shoot my black powder cannons so I set up my US Army Tank Gunfire Simulator cannon in the back of my truck and fired off some rounds. I...
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    Grounding a 10kw genset??

    I printed off the TM's for the genset and was reading through them and saw that it has to have a 3/4 pipe driven 8 feet into the ground. Is this really needed? It seems like it would really limit where you could use it. (no rocky or gravel ground) I have seen new types of smaller generators...
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    10kw genset voltage regulator/Hygrovane questions

    DR said I would need a voltage regulator. I tried looking at Saturn surplus but they show Sold-Out and that there are 2 differant ones. Does anyone know a ball park price on these and where I could locate one? Also, where could I find a manual online or a book for this genset? It is stamped TM...
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    Flatbed semi trailer (non military) for sale or trade

    I have a flatbed semi trailer that I am selling and thought I would let you guys know about it in case anyone of you has a need for one. It does need some work. It has wooden boards for a bed that are in bad shape and need replaced. I had 3 tow-behind tar bin units (full of tar) on it and they...
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    Engine starting problems

    Every time I go to start my M275 with a stright 6 cylinder continental I have to use starting fluid in a spray can. I got tired of having to take the rubber hose off to spray the carb so I cut a small hole in it so all I have to do is aim for the hole reaching in from the side panel without have...
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    Lost brakes, need help

    I did not have any air comming out of the unit that supplys the trailers brakes so I tried taking it apart. I found a small spring and a disk type gasket that was inside when I took the 4 bolts off on the right hand side. They looked real clean so I put it back on. I then took off the 3...
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