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    Reconciling differences in mfg. dates - engine vs axles vs vehicle title

    There is a co. # DAAE07-79-D-5015
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    Reconciling differences in mfg. dates - engine vs axles vs vehicle title

    Can you explain more about a reset? Is that like coming out of storage and getting reallocated?
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    Reconciling differences in mfg. dates - engine vs axles vs vehicle title

    It does with a registration # and a vin # but the delivery date is blank
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    Reconciling differences in mfg. dates - engine vs axles vs vehicle title

    The previous owner did not get a title for the truck when he bought it and had to apply for a lost title, wait three years, and then get a new one created so that's where the year could have gotten changed. It may have been unknown to everyone downstream of it getting surplussed out.
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    Reconciling differences in mfg. dates - engine vs axles vs vehicle title

    Well I just perused Carnac's historical VIN thread and found my truck listed as a 1981 year of manufacture so maybe it is still sporting its original engine or at least its original engines data plates. This is exciting for me because I was hoping to get an '81 truck from the start but could...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    The interior of my '79 M813 also has that same mud color under the green CARC but I don't see it elsewhere on the truck.
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    Is there a trick to installing turnlock receptacles?

    Awhile back I tried reinstalling an original that fell out and I inserted one side then tried to pinch it to get the other side inserted and the clip snapped in two. Maybe the original was brittle but maybe I was doing it wrong. Are there any tips or tricks or proper procedure for installing...
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    53 michelin xzl tires

    Iceman, now you're ready to fight heavy traffic!
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    53 michelin xzl tires

    Your truck looks good! Big & beastly. I'm on the fence currently between staying with duals and using a 12.00-20 NDT or jumping up to 53s like yours or maybe getting singled out with 14.00-20 bridge truck tires...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Sounds familiar. I bruised my ribs/sternum leaning over the radiator battling those fan belts... I couldn't find a trick or an easy approach - I think the belts finally got tired of fighting and let me eventually muscle them on. I should've ate more wheaties.
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    That's awful. I hope that doesn't happen in my state. Are there any loopholes? Technically yours is a FORMER military vehicle...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    My thoughts echo your own. I've also been procrastinating a coolant system flush and new straight hoses. When I did belts i skipped the water pump belt since it was "ok" and could be removed independently of the others. The first of the double belts took me 1.5 hours of fighting just to...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    Ajax, that's looking pretty good
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    I finally found a replacement lens for the turn signal indicator after searching for almost 2 years. Small bit of progress but it feels good to get it installed. The old one came out in pieces.
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    WA Soldier B HubHelper for 2.5, 5, and 10 ton trucks

    There have been enough requests for a CUCV version of the HubHelper that I will start designing this version after the new year. I could probably use one on my Dana 70 as well. Let me know if you are interested in any of the HubHelper models and I will work them into the next batch!
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    Stud Pilot Wheels

    Also called a locking ring style. In regards to other comments in this thread: split rim is a different animal but only knowledgeable tire shops distinguish between these two.
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    Do M809 trucks have the same troublesome fuel pickup tubes as the M939s?

    TedCat, thanks for checking up on me :) To be honest I've been keeping the tank at least half full and haven't had a problem since then so work on my tank has drifted to the back burner. My fuel gauge still reads incorrectly so the sender needs attention, but I do a visual check before a trip...
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    Will disconnecting the 12V cable mess things up?

    Well that's saying something. Thanks for the input!
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    Will disconnecting the 12V cable mess things up?

    I've got (2) 8D batteries wired together for 24V and I'm wondering if disconnecting only the 12V terminal will hurt anything or will it cause some sort of uneven draw? I'm, uh, asking for a friend... The +24V terminal is turning blue (corroding) on the exposed wires where the sheath has pulled...
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