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    What makes the Chrysler V8 different in a V100?

    Folks, I haven't posted in a while but was reminded by the principle of the Cold War Collection group that he wants to source a spare powerpack for the V100 sn 10799. I mentioned that the Chrysler 361 is not the same as an automotive engine because it is reverse rotation. That got everyone's...
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    V100 on display in Wisconsin

    Folks, have a look at this example and tell me what's wrong. There are a half-dozen questions that immediately catch my eye.
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    Possible source for dual use M151 parts

    From another forum, its has been claimed that the M151 family engines were made by White as Hercules G1600 series. Furthermore, Caterpillar put a private label on their version, calling it at CTCAT 1404. It was installed in their forklifts and towmotors. The difference apparently is the head...
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    Looking for plastic early M3 Halftrack steering wheel

    Folks, the is working hard on its 1942 M3 Autocar halftrack. There are show dates this summer we want to meet. But .... the steering wheel is cracked and broken under the rust. The restoration policy is don't put bad parts back on. Where can we find a VG takeoff or...
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    Interior paint colour for V100?

    What would have been the factory colour for sn 10799, delivered March 1969? Green or white? It is apple green now, but has been through unk number of rebuilds in its life. Private conversation with another member here asserted by that date, green was specification. He referenced another...
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    Source found for Commando chevron tires

    After viewing a Youtube of the Ontario Regiment Museum's XM706 open-top (, I noticed it has chevron style tires. As most V100 operators know, the original tires are now 50yrs old and as consumables, more scarce than imaginable. A message to the...
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    Canadian V150 This is an interesting photo because it dates a period in Canadian armoured (with a U folks) doctrine. The V150 was not purchased in numbers despite the sign board. It was tested as a light armoured car when there wasn't very solid...
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    Parts commonality

    A few days ago we learned the registration number for the Cold War Collection's V100, and I am continuing to pursue some threads. The NCAGE is 19207. This conflicts with another NCAGE I found for Cadillac Gage was 6B308; every other C-G and C-G Textron NCAGE is an alphanumeric of 5...
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    Engine compartment panels

    What is the correct material for the right side engine panel, plywood or sheet metal?
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    Driver's Checklist for V100

    The Cold War Collection's V100 has arrived and done its first show. We had one little tike who was so upset we shut down viewing while the Snowbirds were doing their show. The vehicle was very popular with the crowds. When me and the other presenter were examining the vehicle, we were...
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