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  1. DUG

    No oil pressure blues - simple fix

    We were heading north on a packed I15 freeway out of San Diego on Veterans' Day after I had hosted the San Diego Department of Veterans Affairs and their families like I have for the past several years. About 25 miles into the return trip with 50 miles to go the oil pressure gauge dropped to...
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    Towing a 12 volt trailer with the deuce - please help.

    As posted elsewhere, our troops scout trailer was stolen last weekend. We have a premier campout coming up on the 21st about 250 miles away in the desert. It is a windy area and we have a contact who loans us a Base X 200 tent for the boys to sleep in. We put our female leaders and Venture...
  3. DUG

    Tach quit - nothing wrong

    The tach in my deuce dropped to zero about 30 miles into a 170 mile trip to the San Diego Vets Parade. A quick inspection of the tach drive/adapter showed nothing imploded or leaking so we kept going without the use of a functioning tach. Today I ordered a new cable from Erik's since I ASSuMEd...
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    Deuce (or 5 ton) RV

    I haven't seen this one before -
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    Custom 5 ton spotted

    Saw this 5 ton while out walking with my wife and dogs. The local AAA baseball stadium is hosting a Warrior Run this weekend. It says National Guard on it, but with the mods and regular Nevada plates on the tow rig, I don't know if it's still government property or not. Only had time for...
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    Leaking tach drive

    Started out this morning to change the front crankshaft seal. Once the radiator was pulled we discovered it was a broken tach drive housing and a loose fitting. We pulled the tach drive from the spare motor and swapped it in. I decided not to continue with the front seal change. We also...
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    Maintenance - it never ends..........

    A few weeks ago I finished up a clutch change and rear main seal replacement fixing a lot off little stuff along the way. Then I did my annual spring oil change and pressure washed the engine. I noticed the passenger side front axle boot small clamp had come off - again. We were able to clean...
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    Rear main and clutch replacement - lessons learned

    I didn't take pics. I could have, but it's a messy job and I was working alone 75% of the time so it didn't happen. My truck has leaked oil of some sort out of the bellhousing since I brought it home from GL in 2009. For the first year or so it wasn't a problem. It never impacted the level...
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    Anyone doing the San Diego Veteran's parade?

    I've been asked to participate in the parade with the San Diego Office of Veteran's Affairs. While a large number of rank and file workers participate nearly every member of management is there. Since my wife is the president of their local I am running "AFGE 1201" as my bumper numbers...
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    Isringhausen seats

    I picked up a couple Isringhausen seats from a fellow SSer in San Diego today. Has anyone ever installed them in a deuce? If so, any tips?
  11. DUG

    Camp Pendleton preview 1 Feb

    I'm headed up to Pendleton Wednesday and will be stopping by GL to preview 4-5 lots. If there is something there you would like previewed, PM me.
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    If it fits, it ships.......

    Picked up a couple containers for a sorta local to me SSer today at Camp Pendleton. I checked in at DRMO to get a badge and met up with a recently retired shipmate from the NIMITZ. Needless to say the customer service there was over the top outstanding and we took a few minutes to catch up...
  13. DUG

    Civilian sized flatbed trailer needed in SOCAL

    I'm moving to another property we purchased about a mile away and I need to move an 8 x 10 shed over there. I don't know the exact weight, but it's standard 2 x 4 construction with T 111 siding and an asphalt shingled roof. If anyone has an old car trailer or flatbed trailer I can use, please...
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    Riverside SOCAL Meet 25 May

    We're meeting at Zorba's at 1800 on the 25th. Hope to see all you SOCAL guys there. Or at least those close to Riverside.
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    Winch Seal Opinions Needed

    So I have the PTO installed and working as it should (thanks to the advice from Phil). I have the brand new shaft ready to install so I can FINALLY try this thing out, but..... When I installed the winch a couple years ago I tried to service the winch with fresh gear oil. All the plugs...
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    An idiot's guide to piecing together a winch.

    So I thought I would share some of my experiences "piecing" together a standard deuce winch set up for my truck. My best advice would be to get a complete set up all at once if at all possible. I got a great deal on a used winch, with cable, chain, hook and frame extensions. The price was...
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    Barstow 18 April

    Headed up to Barstow to recover a M105 Monday. LMK if you need anything looked at and I'll do my best. Also, since I'll be retiring soon and will have some free time on my hands I can help with inspections or recovery's out of Barstow or Pendleton. LMK what you might need. I have storage...
  18. DUG

    First Deuce Tube Change

    They say third time is a charm and I have to agree. On our third flat tire (in over two years - all outside duals luckily), soldier B and I did our first tube swap. The first flat I paid Parkhouse Tire to swap in a tube that Phil gave me. The second flat I used as an excuse to visit Hundy...
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    Generator Shelf

    I've been looking for a place to carry my cheapie generator on camp trips. I already found places to mount four jerry cans, keeping them out of the bed. I would rather not have fuel in the back because sometimes we sleep in the back and it smells like fuel after a day of driving making for...
  20. DUG

    Mice in my Convoy Lights

    After we finished installing the fittings/valves for the heater, we beat feet to the garage to open the box Mr. Fed Ex dropped off a few hours ago. Thanks to my shipmates in chat for the tip on the lights. Pretty nice opening New In the Box parts. Soldier B put on some plastic gloves because...
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