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  1. Sharecropper

    Opinions on Undercoating

    OK I know this may be a volatile subject, so before I get flamed please consider my specific situation - My M1028 sat on a National Guard Base in Arizona for 25 years before I got it. It had, and still has, Zero rust on the underside. In fact, the underside of the cab looks almost new. I...
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    Replacement Fuel Tank

    I am wanting to install the auxiliary fuel tank on the passenger side, and after removing the bed from my M1028, I discovered that the original tank on the drivers side is in pretty bad shape. So I have decided to buy 2 new tanks and replace the original at the same time I install the auxiliary...
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    Optimizer Engine

    Here’s a very informative article on the Optimizer engine -
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    Whoa Buddy !

    This is what I am talking about !
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    Purpose, Function, and Possible Elimination of CDR Valve

    I am considering supercharging my new P400 engine and was wondering what would happen when I completely remove my CDR valce and piping. In thinking about this, I began pondering what happens to the valve when adding a turbo or supercharger, as the additional boost/intake pressure would...
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    Brackets for A/C Compressor anyone?

    For those of you who have followed my rebuild thread over in the CUCV Hotrodding forum, you may know that I am installing a new Vintage Air air conditioning kit. Vintage Air can provide everything necessary to install A/C in our trucks except the custom brackets needed for our dual alternator...
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    Timing Light?

    Does anyone know a good-quality diesel timing light which receives its signal from the #1 injection line pulse? There are several on Ebay and Amazon but are prices from China-cheap to the stratasphere. Hate to buy a pig-in-a-poke. I would prefer a USA-made instrument. Thanks.
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    Horsepower Requirements for fan?

    I'm finishing up my P400-700R4-NP241 build to go into my M1028 and am considering replacing the fan & clutch with a separate thermostatically-operated radiator-mounted fan in order to save a couple horsepower during higher operating temperatures. Just wondering if anybody has ever calculated...
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    Sho Nuff Serious CUCV

    For you guys wanting to see an ultimate overlanding CUCV, check out Joe Grant’s machine in Utah. Joe is a great guy, a US service member, and has assembled what I think is one of the best-equipped trucks on the planet. Enjoy.
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    Interesting air volume requirements

    Today while doodling around on my calculator I began to think about how much fresh air is required for our original 6.2 naturally-aspirated engines to operate (or any engine for that matter). I was reminded from my early high school engine class that all engines (non-turbo) must suck in the air...
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    Alternator Amperage Output

    I am considering the addition of a few electrical accessories which will run while my truck is running (switch-activated). The amperage draw will be around 6 amps constant. Question - what is the amperage production of either alternator at idle? Will the 100-amp-hour alternator replenish...
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    Normal fuel pressure?

    As many of you know I am assembling a P400 6.5 engine to replace the OEM 6.2 in my M1028. Details can be followed in my rebuild thread link below. My question is, I am installing a mechanical fuel pressure gauge immediately upstream from my injection pump, between the pump and filter, and was...
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    Leaky Front Transfer Case Seal? Maybe Not!

    For those of you following my rebuild thread, you may know that I have recently purchased a completely rebuilt NP241c transfer case from Mark Bendler at Kodiak Truck in Wisconsin. Since my P400 engine and Bowtie 700R4 transmission are still on the cradle, I decided to go ahead and mount the...
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    TM Location for List of Fusible Links

    I want to assemble a fuse repair kit to keep in the truck with spare fusible links. Does anybody know the location in the TMs of a list of the fusible links and their size? Yes I have searched until my eyes are crossed (or more crossed than they were). Thanks in advance for replies.
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    PA to KY

    I need a couple fenders moved from Halifax PA to Paris KY. Mike Gresham. 859-749-7187.
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    Motor Oil - Synthetic or Rotella?

    I am fast approaching a point in time when I will need to install new motor oil in my GEP P400 engine. I have read the arguments pro and con until my Walmart readers fogged up. So I thought I would start this thread to ask for expert opinions. My P400 long block arrived from GEP in a crate...
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    Engine Mounts - Poly or Rubber?

    Just curious to get experienced opinions on the pros and cons of using original rubber engine mounts versus Polyurethane. I am approaching the point in time to acquire these parts and would like to know other folks' thoughts after using each. In addition to the engine mounts, I will also need...
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    Source for transmission tunnel with no linkage hole?

    I need to explain so everybody will understand what I am looking for - I plan to abandon the factory transfer case mechanical linkage and replace it with a new cable shifter from JB Custom Fabrication...
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    Incorrect link

    Hey - in the Classified section, the first thread is "New Advertisments" which is described as a link to see new ads in the Classified section. However instead of a link to the new ads in the Classified section, it instead is a link to ALL new posts across all forums on SS. Just thought I...
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    24 volt to ground? Am I reading this right?

    While pondering all things CUCV, it occurred to me that the starters in our trucks, which are the only 24 volt appliances under the hood, are indeed grounded because they are bolted to the engine. Does this mean it’s OK if 24 volts are returned to the electrical system through a vehicle ground?
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