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  1. CMPPhil

    Bed mounted accessory crane location INFO

    Hi It is mounted on a 1941 Chevrolet 3 ton know as Canadian Military Pattern or CMP, built in Canada for British Commonwealth Nations during WWII, hence they saw service on virtually every front. My particular truck has an M35A2 drop side cargo which has been narrowed by 10 inches. The...
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    New guy from Canada, Robin Craig

    Hi Robin Welcome aboard from New Hampshire. Cheers Phil
  3. CMPPhil

    Bed mounted accessory crane location INFO

    Another modification I made to my hoist was to add a hinge so that it will lay down in the truck bed. Did this for a couple of reasons - First the door and ceiling were this truck is stored is to low to drive the truck in with it in the upright position. These hoist are a little to heavy to...
  4. CMPPhil

    Bed mounted accessory crane location INFO

    Hi Your unit is very similar to the one I have in my truck. Word of Caution - be sure the locking screw on the swivel is back all the way out when unit is loaded. When screwed in it puts a spot load on the swivel tube which will dent the tube in time. On mine this resulted in the swivel tub...
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    Interesting driveline testing on LMTV by the Army

    Hi MrMikey Very interesting read, my takeaway from reading it was the truck failed to compete the test. How could a design with so many different problems ever made it into production with out these problems being found and corrected before it was accepted by the military? Good read Cheers Phil
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    Greasing a Deuce

    What type of grease gun are you using? Reason I ask is I've had a problem with air powered grease guns NOT deliver grease when you pull the trigger. It feels like they are shooting grease but they are not. I've gone back to using an old hand grease gun on any fitting that you can't see the...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Hi There is a story behind those lab coats. About 15 years ago the Red Cross was transitioning to a new fabric for there lab coats that was antimicrobial and all of the old (clean) lab coats where being thrown out. A friend of mine who worked for the Red Cross thought that was a waste, so...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Good luck to everyone Cheers Phil
  9. CMPPhil

    2020 Weare NH Summer Rally has been CANCELLED

    The 2020 MVMVC Weare Rally Is Canceled This decision is made with an abundance of caution to protect our club members, their family, and friends from possible exposure to the Covid-19 Virus. It was felt by those involved in the discussions that the changes necessary to the Rally to reliably...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Hi All Glad you enjoyed the music. The videos were taken in 2009 Beauty got a new engine identical but it went from 216 cubic inches to 261 cubic inches that changed the Horse power from 84 to 160. Didn't really make the truck faster just means you go up a lot more hills in 4th gear. The...
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    Harbor Freight Safety Recall

    Thanks for finding and posting what the problem real was. So much better to actually see what was wrong instead of just a recall message from the company not really explaining that the really messed up the quality control. Cheers Phil
  12. CMPPhil

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Hi Miggins Enjoyed your pictures of getting down to the engine for major work. Made me think of what it takes to pull or install the engine on my C60S Pattern 13 truck aka BEAUTY Actually this was part of a time motion study to identify all the steps necessary to pull the nose and engine...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Hi When you post this picture as your entry all I could think of was Warthog from Lion King. The two flags look like tusks. Years ago I was visiting the Army Engineer Test Center at Fort Belvoir Va. they had one of these trucks chained down in a test cell. It had pneumatic actuators on...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2020 - May VOTE HERE

    Hi All Good bunch of vehicles. Now for a little drive in my CMP Radio Truck back in 2014 and 2018 we did a little convoy trip basically the length of New Hampshire . Just a fun way to enjoy our MVs. Cheers Phil
  15. CMPPhil

    MV of the Month May 2020

    How about 1942 Canadian Military Pattern 3 ton Radio Truck, yup the big brother to the two other CMPs I've entered in the past. Cheers Phil
  16. CMPPhil

    Is it safer to wear seatbelts, or not?

    Shall we dial down the rhetoric, and get back to the original topic "Is it safer to wear seatbelts, or not?" Those of you who choose not to wear them that is your decision, those of us who choose to wear them that is our choice. In very specific situations either choice will be the WRONG...
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    "Ran when parked" thread.

    Hi Nice idea for a general thread showing MVs that ran when parked, but to put it in perspective need to have a picture of the same MV restored. Cheers Phil
  18. CMPPhil

    Is it safer to wear seatbelts, or not?

    There is I believe a link to the actual military study of accidents, somewhere on this site. Any help on finding it? I've read the study and it reinforces my 40+ years of wearing seat belts while driving my MVs. I'm also sure that some people will read the same study and be equally sure that...
  19. CMPPhil

    changing out steer tires on M35a2

    You mean this won't work Sorry could not resist put up this extreme example of difference in rolling circumference. Those are 9:00x16 on front and 11:00x20 on the rears. Picture was taken mid process of switching wheels, truck drove OK but hate to think what would have happened if I'd...
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    South Korean M35's doing the job.

    Hi There are many righthand drive vehicles in Hatari including Jeeps, has something to do with the country it was filmed in drives on left. I notice steering wheel positions because my MVs are all right hand drive. Thanks for bringing up Hatari will get out the DVD this afternoon and watch...
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