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  1. cattlerepairman

    Engine Swap

    Depends on your infrastructure. Overhead crane/gantry? Knuckleboom? Tractor with forks or bucket (they suck)? Engine only or engine and transmission? The TM has the play by play what needs to get done. Mainly... Drain coolant, pull radiator, unhook fuel lines, unhook air line, unhook wires...
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    Headlights flash with turn signals

    What Frank said! Something is feeding power to where it shouldn't go. Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
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    Converting a regular bed to drop side

    tobyS, see, I look at it exactly the other way around! I see hours and hours of cutting, keeping my fingers crossed that I do not screw up either side of the cut, then fitting a bottom channel that I hope will fit, doing the hinges and latches etc. etc. etc. stressing my marginal welding...
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    Curt receiver hitch for the Deuce, 18,000lb/1,800lb

    My first thought about the Deuce is that the holes for the trailer hitch are drilled in the end portion of the frame that sits behind the rear axles and is therefore not crucial for the weight carrying capacity of the truck. V8srfun, I know that there is a difference between the Deuce frame...
  5. cattlerepairman

    armament for MV's...

    Looks great, blisters13! In fact...up here....it would look way TOO great. I cannot even imagine the hassle I would go through if I had a gun ring and that good of a replica MaDeuce mounted. I do like looking at them, though. Reminds me of the many events where "stale ammo" "absolutely had...
  6. cattlerepairman

    Air Force M35 differences?

    Hard top I think was standard on them. The only real difference that cannot easily be duplicated on a pre-1987 Deuce are the dual circuit brakes. What you won't easily get is a w/w Air Force Deuce. Not many winch trucks were made. But it's much easier and cheaper to retrofit a winch to an...
  7. cattlerepairman

    Turbo Matching

    That little tube allows a 1in ID hose to be connected and run to the air compressor intake, if desired. Often capped off because without said hose attached it interferes with choking the air intake with a board in case of an engine runaway.
  8. cattlerepairman

    Newbie needs some transmission repair advice, please

    2nd high in mine goes in best when rolling very slowly. It often hangs when stopped, requiring multiple pressing-releasing of the clutch until it slides in and if rolling faster than walking speed it definitely needs a blip of the throttle before it will slide in.
  9. cattlerepairman

    Decision on a knuckle boom crane.

    Looks like you have solidified a plan! :)
  10. cattlerepairman

    Looking at a Deuce, Has Some Issues

    If the whole truck is a 1987...but not if they only dropped a factory new engine in at some point. Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
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    Decision on a knuckle boom crane.

    I can see why you would find that service crane attractive. For max. load, straight out, it has an edge. For practicality, a knuckleboom is hard to beat. The bendy bits are just super useful in tighter spaces. Also, close in, loading and unloading yourself, the bendy crane is where it's at. You...
  12. cattlerepairman

    Driver side wheel stud

    This is the RH thread. LH NAPA part is 6411211. Part Number: BK 6411210 Price: Availability: This part can only be purchased from your local NAPA Auto Parts store. Features & Benefits Duplicates Original Equipment In Fit & Function Warranty 12 Months or 12,000 Miles Whichever Occurs First...
  13. cattlerepairman

    Looking at a Deuce, Has Some Issues

    Nice. It is a late production multifuel, 1987, and "TD" thick deck casting. All good things.
  14. cattlerepairman

    Looking at a Deuce, Has Some Issues

    These days 2500 for a running, driving and kinda stopping Deuce is very very reasonable. Clearly, you are buying a project and can budget approximately the purchase price or close to it in parts to get her truly safe and roadworthy. It's a bonus when, as you methodically check the systems over...
  15. cattlerepairman

    Deuce starts easy idles fine let off throttle dies but restarts right away

    What rpm do you let it idle at? 700 is good. Too low and it rattles and can start stumbling. Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    Holy sh*t! That pumpkin took a beating! How did it happen? Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
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    My 1971 Am General m109a3 RV build

    That's all nice and stuff, but the MAIN thing is that the CAT approved! Seriously, this seems to be coming together nicely and looks sharp. Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
  18. cattlerepairman

    Converting a regular bed to drop side

    Have a look at this...someone already thought about it. https://www.steelsoldiers.com//threads/m35a2-conversion.35015/ Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
  19. cattlerepairman

    M35a2 deuce headlights

    It seems the jw speaker lights, heated, are the gold standard. I, too had bad experiences with Trucklite and it may be that the design or quality itself is sub par or that unscrupulous vendors sell batches of lights made for but rejected by the military. I decided to keep more of my money...
  20. cattlerepairman

    M35A2 Transmission Fluid Change

    I have seen 85W140 recommended for the axles to reduce the likelihood of leaks. I am not sure it would be great in the Spicer transmission when the temperatures dip. The manufacturer of said transmission recommended 30 or 40 weight engine oil which translates well to 80/90 gear oil. I do not...
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