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  1. chevymike

    electrical problems CUCV

    I put in a headlight relay setup so full battery voltage gets to the headlights (makes them brighter) and it takes all the load off the headlight switches. They last forever. GM headlight wiring issues have been a common issue for decades.
  2. chevymike

    The mythical CUCV 4L80E swap

    Ummm... not sure where you got this info but the correct fan to shroud placement is to have 1/2 to 3/4 of the fan outside of the edge of the shroud. If in too far, it will actually block airflow and cause it to run hotter. You might want to do some research before you consider the fan location...
  3. chevymike

    Excited new M1010 Owner in Cali

    So... unless you have the diagnostic tool, why keep that plug in the truck at all? I recall removing it from my first M1010 which has a connector up under the dash, which will unplug that under dash plug. Then remove it and the mount and nothing more to worry about. Just a thought and one...
  4. chevymike

    Max tire size for stock M1008

    I originally put Toyo Open Country MT 255/85-16 on stock wheels and they fit great. Unfortunately one of the wheels was bent so I found a set of aluminum wheels in 16x7 size (stock is 16x6.5) and they worked great as well. No rubbing whatsoever. No lift, stock suspension. Stock wheels...
  5. chevymike

    Vent Window Question

    I found this is a good video on doing the vent windows. I like the fact that this guy does not remove the pivot hinge rivet but the main bracket for the pivot. Seems like it is an easier way of doing this.
  6. chevymike

    Radiator Questions

    Known a couple people (not CUCV) who have had tank failures out offroading. One had the tank near the upper hose explode. Other had one tank split from the core. Both had very long tow strap rides to a point a tow truck could get them. I had mine just re-cored and the tubes inside were a...
  7. chevymike

    M1010 ambulance box build reference

    yeah, they added a slide out with the pop top. Wish I could find interior shots.
  8. chevymike

    M1010 ambulance box build reference

    I have wanted to do a raised/popup roof since I had my first 1010. Not sure how easy it would be. Only pic I have run across with a popup was this one. I think it was in Europe.
  9. chevymike

    M1009 Starter Runaway

    Is that back to back starting attempts or over the course of multiple hours? If back to back (or relatively short time) it might be a heat induced issues where the solenoid or relay is heating up and sticking.
  10. chevymike

    Excited new M1010 Owner in Cali

    That's a neat idea.
  11. chevymike

    Kinda got carried away..... M1028 rebuild

    Good luck! I don't think many were made and not sure any made it into HMMWV's. If you happened to find a new one, I had seen prices of $12,000. This is the ultimate 6.5 series engine but sadly they stopped producing almost as fast as they started.
  12. chevymike

    cooling water temperature

    I bought and recently installed one on my M1010. Haven't gotten the new gauges in so not sure what temp I am running but figured it would be good to keep temps balanced.
  13. chevymike

    TH400 Transmission Shifts points

    Yeah, my first M1010 had a problem with bad vacuum lines and modulator. I did the lines first and then had to do the modulator.
  14. chevymike

    Volt Gauge Mounting Bezel Needed

    Thanks. A lot of places sell them (I think even Amazon) but I get them from the source as they are local to me. http://www.k4direct.com/indicator-dash-lights.html
  15. chevymike

    P400 and Super 60 Turbo

    I did what the OP is looking to do on my first M1010. I converted the truck to 12 volt only and wanted to keep the two isolated when the truck was off, so if one battery died (bad cell) it would not suck both batteries down. I used a Blue Sea solenoid (500 amp continuous, 2000 surge). It...
  16. chevymike

    Engine Mounts - Poly or Rubber?

    So which model are you using? On both Energy Suspension and Prothane, I am not finding engine mounts listed for the 6.2. Are you using big block (454) or what?
  17. chevymike

    Lift Pump Lever Force

    Yes. Very heavy spring inside to prevent the valve from "floating" when at higher RPM's.
  18. chevymike

    What have you done to your CUCV today/lately - Part 2

    Most recent work was adding indicator lights to my dash project. With the new gauges, I lose some of the factory lights so I got a M1008 volt meter panel (doesn't have the rear door open light) and added K-Four Legends indicators.
  19. chevymike

    Volt Gauge Mounting Bezel Needed

    I thought I would update this thread to show what I was doing with this bezel. This is for some factory indicator lights that are loss with the removal of the factory gauges.
  20. chevymike

    California Peeps

    That is A/C only in that top unit. Inside there is a diesel powered heater.
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