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    MEP Emergency Jump Starting

    That's good to know. I like to plan for forgetting things, I wonder if I can work up a simple relay to break the connection from house power when it detects the generator is running.
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    MEP Emergency Jump Starting

    I leave mine connected becuase it's not easy to disconnect, no disconnects as mentioned in my other post. I bet I could find the manual to confirm but haven't had a problem and the charger designed to be permanently mounted wherever you're installing.
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    MEP Emergency Jump Starting

    This particular model doesn't have the quick connects, the Rings are hardwired in. I put them between the nut and the connector shoulder on mine.
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    MEP Emergency Jump Starting

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    MEP Emergency Jump Starting

    You might be complicating it too much. Knowing this is only for when you don't have shore power AND your MEP is dead, is a pretty low likely scenario. I suggest you grab 2 sets of cheap jumper cables and keep your extra batteries on a maintenance charger. Then if you don't want to swap...
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    What have you done to your MKT this week???

    Got the inverters out, both V3's . One works, one doesn't. started pulling apart the "broken" one., looks like a couple of burnt out resistors. I need to pull the working unit apart so I can get a clear view of the resistor color codes and then replace them. I did find a a few magical MBU...
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    What have you done to your MKT this week???

    I recovered my MKT-85 yesterday. Bit of a kerfluffle with GovPlanet, it was supposed to be in Lakewood WA and it turned out to be 20 miles south of Chehalis WA at the main Ritchie Bros yard for the area. Extra distance: 60 miles each way and add Friday 4 PM traffic through the capital city of...
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    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    I got my Deuce back on the road for the first time in about a year. I had a main brake line burst last fall and decided to completely overhaul the brake system. All new lines (hard and soft), new wheel cylinders, rebuilt airpacks (it's a split system), replaced the MC, and went through all...
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    New in Shoreline WA

    welcome from the Maltby area, I've got a '88 m35a2c. I may not make it to the XXX drivein with the Deuce, my wife is 38 weeks pregnant right now and does not want arrive at the hospital in "style". I do hope to attend the event at least but we'll see how things pan out.
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    PNW Info Thread!

    I just realized there's either a Deuce or a 5 ton near the Brightwater treament plant on Highway 9 north of Woodinville WA. Anyone know who's it is? I've only got the span of a seconds view when driving past so I can't tell for certain which it is. Best part is that I got my wife enlisted in...
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    Would a M35A2/LDT465 parts manufacturing business be successful?

    I recently worked with a local foundry to get a quote on the dual-master circuit mount. I figured there were a lot of folks that wanted the upgrade so we could do a group buy and pay for the tooling etc. When I finally had a quote for the first run, I got 2 replies with folks that would want...
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    Dual Circuit Brake Engineering Thread

    Just heard back from the Foundry, it's 10K in tooling costs. + the actual casting work. He hasn't given me a quote on casting +machining yet. Before I have him go further, I need to gauge interest. if these cost $400-$500 each to make, would you buy one? That'd be cast, machined, tap'ed...
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    Dual Circuit Brake Engineering Thread

    I'm working through the quote process with a small foundry here in Seattle to make replacements Split Circuit stock master cylinder bracket. Using Peashooter and Clinto's reference files and maybe I'll pull my bracket off my truck for reference as well. I've asked for an quote with an initial...
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    The Centipede aka my new 1988 m35a2c

    Thanks! I was looking at those and trying to figure out how the clips engaged. I didn't want to buy a couple of sensors before I found the right one! That's exactly the plan I was thinking of regarding the warning light. Cheers, Mel
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    The Centipede aka my new 1988 m35a2c

    Sure enough! It's got the float. I'm assuming they complete a ground circuit, similar to the parking/ebrake? Any advice on a model that works with these "D" shaped tunnels? The ones I'm seeing have a set of clips on the far end of the sensor but my tunnel doesn't go all the way through...
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    The Centipede aka my new 1988 m35a2c

    well that's handy! I'll check it out when I get home
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    The Centipede aka my new 1988 m35a2c

    The adapters are BrakeQuip brand, from Olympic 4x4 up in Snohomish. I don't frequent NAPA too often because I find most of their prices to be inflated but I ordered that MC at 11 AM and they had it shipped in from the Seattle distribution center by 4 PM the same day. Not sure if the casting...
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    The Centipede aka my new 1988 m35a2c

    I've been working indoors these last few days with the cold weather we're having. I'm starting to bend the new brake lines for around the MC and airpacks. I have 2 axle ends left and a bunch of tires to change, I'm slowly breaking them down and cleaning up the rims. I found a reference in a...
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    Veteran's Day parade in Mill Creek, WA Nov 11 Saturday

    Hey Jim! The passenger side rear axle ends need disassembled and cleaned up, new wheel cylinders,bearings and races while I've got it apart. Every race I've looked at has some sort of wave or deformation in it, then reinstall the airpacks, finish rebuilding master cylinder and bend/install...
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