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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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    Source for Tach Wiring Plug

    I posted this over in the Electrical forum but thought it might get more looks here. Do any of the SS Vendors offer the male plug that connects into the 6.5 tach drive? Not sure if this plug was "standard" on the HMMWV wiring harness or optional. Thanks.
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    Tachometer pigtail

    Does anybody know a source for the male connector (vehicle side) for the tach drive? Thanks in advance.
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    Versions of HMMWV Tachometers

    I’m in the process of installing a new 6.5 engine in my M1028 CUCV truck, mated to a rebuilt 700R4 transmission. Because the 700R4 will not require vacuum to operate, I have installed a HMMWV oil pump drive in place of the vacuum pump on the rear of the engine valley. Because the oil pump drive...
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    Custom Security System

    My M1028 stays locked up in my conditioned warehouse under my monitored security system 24/7. However after I get my P400/700R4 installed, I plan on driving it every day and enjoying it, and occasionally it will be left alone in a parking lot for a few minutes while I buy more ammo or food. I...
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    Oil Flow Direction for Gauge

    I'm planning on adding an oil temperature gauge to my custom gauge panel for my P400/700R4 build. All my gauges will be mechanical, so the gauge I purchased is the Autometer 5441 with a thermocouple line which runs from the thermo-bulb end to the gauge. The bulb has to actually be immersed in...
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    Squealing Belts - and How To Fix Them

    I am currently finishing up the front end of my P400 engine, checking the alternators and power steering alignment, and it occurred to me that it might be helpful for some of our junior members to understand why belts squeal and wear out quicker than they should. And then explain what to do to...
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    Request advice - HMMWV headlights

    I am considering a custom fabrication/installation to use round HMMWV headlights on my M1028 CUCV. Because I have no experience with HMMWVs, I would like to know which TMs to download so I can see how the headlight buckets and adjustment ring/bezel go together. Has all HMMWV headlight mounting...
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    Cab roof insulation

    Has anybody come up with a way to insulate the open void space in our trucks cab roofs? It seems we spend a lot of time, money and effort insulating the floor and firewall but never do anything with the cab roof. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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