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  1. Ajax MD

    Rebuilt 250 has maxed out oil pressure

    Mine is mechanical. It's a '71.
  2. Ajax MD

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    I managed to temporarily isolate several rattles in my cab so that I could isolate another loud, random noise that has been concerning me. I took a drive with all the windows down and the rear cab window open. Turns out the noise is the cargo cover randomly "whapping" in the wind when I drive...
  3. Ajax MD

    If you ever need brake pads for the HMMWV H1 and H2 they carry the same calipers from the 1986-1988 Jeep Eagle.

    As much as I appreciate a good deal, what is the origin of manufacture for all these parts? It's not necessarily China, but I'd like to know.
  4. Ajax MD

    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Someone...put a blanking plate over the manufacturer on the tailgate? Why?
  5. Ajax MD

    My New HMMWV

    HMMWV's don't go fast, but they do go anywhere. For some reason, people insist that they do 80mph. If we drive ours on the highway, we do 50-55 in the right lane and people can just suck it up and go around. We take paralleling secondary roads with lower speed limits wherever possible. Don't...
  6. Ajax MD

    What's stuck in my Brake Rotor

    Looks like debris to me. Have you grabbed it with needle nose pliers and attempted to remove it?
  7. Ajax MD

    Buyer's Regret?

    I was kind of skeptical and nervous at first. Once I did some maintenance and learned more about the vehicle, it wasn't as intimidating. My wife and I really enjoy it.
  8. Ajax MD

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Can you expand on this popcorn noise? Is it a common trait of the engine or is it an indicator that something is failing? It has something to do with the cylinder heads?
  9. Ajax MD

    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Impressive!
  10. Ajax MD

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    I took my M813 out for an "exercise run" this week. I've been driving my wife's HMMWV too much and it's made me soft. The transition to all the pops, bangs and rattles and the loud NHC 250 was jarring. The HMMWV is positively smooth in comparison. Seriously, I have got to find a way to...
  11. Ajax MD

    HMMWV Eye Candy....again.

    False advertising. Not one bikini-clad female lounging on a HMMWV.
  12. Ajax MD

    What would you do: Selecting First HMMWV ?

    Looks good, very clean. Are sticking with desert or are you going green?
  13. Ajax MD

    Thermostat fan switch temperature ranges?

    Mine might be going faulty. My fan failed to come on yesterday and the gauge indicated 235F. Normally it comes on at 220F just as it should. Out of caution, I unplugged the cadillac valve and forced the fan to run until the temperature indicated 200F. Being as the switch is near the top of...
  14. Ajax MD

    Persistent coolant drip

    Ha, you guys are wise. I found the large hose on the bottom of the coolant expansion tank was loose. The hose was wet on the underside. None of the hoses are dry or cracked but some seem kind of spongy so I'll look into replacing them.
  15. Ajax MD

    Persistent coolant drip

    Hm, I hadn't considered the heater core itself. Thanks for the tips, I'll check that area out.
  16. Ajax MD

    Persistent coolant drip

    I've snugged up all sorts of Class 1 and 2 drips on this HMMWV since I bought it but I've got one last drip that I can't seem to stop. There is a drip behind the passenger wheel, inboard of the frame rail. (at least, that's where the coolant drips off and hits the ground) The weirdest thing is...
  17. Ajax MD

    All 5-tons: Heavy Duty Torque Rod Ends

    I do have an air hammer. Not sure if it's strong enough, but we'll see.
  18. Ajax MD

    All 5-tons: Heavy Duty Torque Rod Ends

    @Brutacus I'm working on an M813. Sorry, so many names and photos. I forgot you were the one that custom welded a wrench. So, you used the custom wrench for the uppers and you're using a full slug wrench for other spots.
  19. Ajax MD

    All 5-tons: Heavy Duty Torque Rod Ends

    @Brutacus Did you shave down your slug wrench the way @74M35A2 did to make it fit? Your photo shows it at full strength. Were you able to get it full seated on the nuts near the spring pack?
  20. Ajax MD

    All 5-tons: Heavy Duty Torque Rod Ends

    Ah, here it is. How much material did you remove from the slug wrench? You used a chop saw?!? What kind of blade? I have a chop saw but I can't conceive of a blade that could handle that. Edit- ...and nevermind. I found what I needed. Just had to re-read the entire thread. Ok, so I need to...
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