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  1. MyothersanM1

    M809-series (M818) Air Brake Retrofit

    Correct. Going to outboard drums was a project in and of itself.
  2. MyothersanM1

    M54A2 converted to M939 from air brakes

    The M39/M809-series and M939/M939A1-series hubs are dissimilar. The latter are narrower on the spindle housing.
  3. MyothersanM1

    M54A2 converted to M939 from air brakes

    I did it on an M818 with drums, hubs, spiders, and shoes from an M931A1. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/m809-series-m818-air-brake-retrofit.140055/page-3 Start with post #55.
  4. MyothersanM1

    M915 Battery Box on M809-series

    Thank you! 👍
  5. MyothersanM1

    Looking for pics of m813 next to normal cars

    My M818 next to my Dad's '30 Model A
  6. MyothersanM1

    Front axle front companion flange leak, M809-series

    This is the seal part number straight out of the -34P, 11669023.
  7. MyothersanM1

    Front axle front companion flange leak, M809-series

    I just finished my second replacement of the oil seal on my M818's front axle's front companion flange. However, I am still getting a leak during longer trips when the axle warms up and gear oil flows easier. The leak originates behind the companion flange deflector, obviously from the seal...
  8. MyothersanM1

    M809-series (M818) Air Brake Retrofit

    You would have to go up to 16.5 x 7 s-cams. All the M939-series trucks are 15" diameter. Seeing how the the same spider for the wedge brakes is used across all incarnations of the M939-series and the M809 and the M939A1/A2 axles are the same, then the spiders, s-cam brackets, s-cams and chambers...
  9. MyothersanM1

    I think the Air Force wins the biggest truck award...

    I found this Boeing document. It goes into detail on how the truck was operated with some "propeller head" info too. It was not a launching vehicle. It provided transportation and emplacement into launching structures.
  10. MyothersanM1

    I think the Air Force wins the biggest truck award...

    An article from the book posted below...
  11. MyothersanM1

    MV of the Month March 2020

    Camarillo, CA Air Show, August 2019
  12. MyothersanM1

    M813 Starter Information Needed

    Love my underdrive starter!
  13. MyothersanM1

    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    I upgraded my M818's rear S-cam brakes to outboard drums. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/m809-series-m818-air-brake-retrofit.140055/page-6 See post 102 and 104 for the details.
  14. MyothersanM1

    M809-series (M818) Air Brake Retrofit

    And, that it did!!
  15. MyothersanM1

    M809-series (M818) Air Brake Retrofit

    Rear outboard drums, continued... Machining the hub: In order for the hub stud flange to fit inside the outboard brake drum, the flange needs to be turned down. I had the flange turned down to 13.010” OD which affords plenty of clearance on the drum back plate inner diameter (I placed a hub...
  16. MyothersanM1

    M809-series (M818) Air Brake Retrofit

    So, with the help of Member Glenngineer, I have figured it all out. We now have rear outboard brake drums adding more ease of maintenance to an already more reliable brake system. This new mod, however, will require some modifications to existing equipment and purchase of new parts. You will...
  17. MyothersanM1

    M939A2 Front Hub/Spindle Compatibility

    I want to convert my front axle to outboard brake drums. My M818 is currently equipped with M939/M939A1 wedge brakes. The simplest route is to convert to the M939A2 hub/drum combination. I am not looking for a functioning CTIS system. I know that the brake spiders, air chambers and shoes are...
  18. MyothersanM1

    M809-series 33si Alternator Install

    Your welcome. Knowing the part numbers is half the battle of any project.
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