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    GMV sponson top plate

    Someone has right sides of these “fender toppers” on ebay but not the left side. I bought the one side and was amazed that the holes lined up perfectly on my 1025A2. So I decided to repop the opposite side. Common aluminum .25 thick. It is a mirror image of the ebay item except for a...
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    Deuce crank pulley wobble/loose

    Got a multifuel deuce in and crank pulley/harmonic balancer totally loose. For anyone that has run into this before, is this a busted crankshaft? Before I tear into it just wondering.
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    Check your Driveshaft phasing on FMTVs!!

    Sure enough got a new unit in and look at the front ds! I see this again and again! I guess they forget to mention this in 91B school!!!
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    Mystery rim damage?

    I have several used rims that have ugly radial scraping going on inside the rim. What causes this? Rims are straight from uparmored HMMWVs.
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    USMC Macaw Backpack Fire Extinguisher

    Finally got my hands on one of these units. You may recall my thread on the HMMWV bracket available for this extinguisher. The unit uses compressed air from a SCBA bottle to create foam from a tank full of a water/foam concentrate. The foam is then blown 30 feet from the nozzle. The foam can...
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    KDS Yellow box blown diode repair

    Has anyone been down this path already? Big power diode blown up near mosfets that juice the glow plugs. Not sure of rating, will order 50 volt 30 amp or so and see if it fixes box. Box would not glow.
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    Brake light on, locks up rears

    Newly arrived M1025A2. Master cyl full, no leaks, stops on a dime but it feels like rear axle is doing the work, locks up tires rear only with hard application. Any special HMMWV wisdom here other than bleed brakes and replace master cylinder if problem does not resolve?
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    Allison erratic after fording

    Guys, have not had time to dig into this yet, but lots of times ya'll have been down similar paths and have quick fixes. '98 M1079 with WTEC 3. Shifted great until start of fording ops during 4 hours of high water rescues last night. Symptoms: would not shift out of 2nd sometimes, 7 showing...
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    Macaw Fire Extinguisher Bracket for HMMWV

    Well I thought I knew about most HMMWV add-on kits to date, but I missed this one that the USMC came up with. The Macaw unit is a backpack foam system that uses compressed air and a foam solution to shoot a jet of foam at a fire. The system can also be used for decontamination with a different...
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    Special Budd Nut for M172A1 trailer

    Need one of these with right threads. Has anyone seen this available commercially?
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    Experiences with Alaska ECU?

    Anyone running one of these to cool/heat your shop? I bought 6 of them a while back and am about to install on a leased building, BUT I am seeing people report that they burn out after weeks of operation and Alaska tells you to f off if you call for proprietary parts. This is the 5 ton model.
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    Recovery of Director Van M259A1 from NASA

    Had a successful recovery today of a Nike Hercules "Trailer Van Director M259A1" from the NASA Johnson Space Center. Went a lot better than my last recovery there when the alternator on my 915 caught fire at the security checkpoint. This time zero problems. NASA was using this until very...
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    Idea for winch tailchain/hook - FMTV

    One of my sore subjects with my former hometown truck manufacturer is the lack of an end treatment for the winch cable other than a clevis. Well here is my solution, the tailchain hook assy from a M35 series truck. Red River Parts fixed me up, ask for the heavy chain, they have a 3/8 chain...
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    FMTV Fording

    I don't think this has been discussed. We all know FMTVs apparently can run and drive with water to the top of the cab, from that infamous National Guard utube video. The TM says 5 feet WITH exhaust pipe extension. Who has ever seen one of those? How deep WITHOUT extension? Any opinions? I...
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    Checking wheels for defects

    So I'm rummaging around at Fuzzy's place and there in his scrap pile (hint) was a WWII half track combat rim with 75 year old non directional tire still mounted. I'm thinking, oh, people need these for half tracks, better save it. So I look it over, drag it out, load it in my little truck...
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    What does the hive think of putting a CREW DUKE antenna on FMTV? This anti-IED EW coolness came about after my time, seems like you only see these on HMMWV and M-ATVs. Anyway, for $26 on ebay I could not resist.
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    LMTV as Fine Art

    Seen today hanging prominently at Houston's fine art museum. Good to know trucks manufactured in the Houston area served so well during the Harvey disaster.
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    LMTV Arctic Bed Heater

    Anybody have intel about this kit? Seen in several Alaska LMTVs sold on GP.
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    M715's Ancestor - Sold on GSA

    Did you see this marvel on GSA, 1963 J3000 sold today upwards of $7500. All the DNA of the M715 down to the Tornado engine. I can see how, after successfully marketing this truck and engine for YEARS, Jeep figured this platform would work great for the Army. I suspect the 5.87 gears coupled...
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    Winch cable tail chain?

    Why do FMTVs never have a tailchain/hook on the end of the cable? Nothing of the sort is listed in the TMs either. I would be very curious why the Army accepted delivery from my favorite hometown contractor Stewart and Stevenson like this. What are you folks doing to solve the problem? I'm...
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