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  1. quarkz

    Happy 2020 Steel Soldiers

    Write your reply... Wow!! Loading pictures is so smooth. Happy happy. INJoy joy!
  2. quarkz

    Home Depot Behr Paint Sale

    Big box folk tend to put it on sale around Memorial Day, 4th of July and Memorial Day. But because they are big box they are moving away from dollars off to prepaid debit cards.
  3. quarkz

    Anyone ever exported a Deuce to Canada?

    I bought a few M35a2 from WA state auctions thru GSA.https://gsaauctions.gov/ They were ex-fire vehicles, and only came with a govt. title. No applying for an EUC in that case. I wonder if they would be easier to export.
  4. quarkz

    Goat Goes North

    Ring Gear Part# Here is a page from the 353 Detroit diesel engine manual. Part # 5116301 GEAR, FLYWHEEL RING It is from 53MPC Detroit Diesel Engine Manual. I didn't see 53MPC in the TM's, I will see if I can get a copy OK to add there. I am not up on who the most successful part vendors...
  5. quarkz

    My 5-ton stopped running all the sudden.

    First look up the Technical Manuals in the TM section of this site. General workings of fuel system is there. M800 series = old 5 tons. M939 = newer 5 tons. Then there is the FMTVs. When you flip the battery switch do you hear the fuel pump in the tank turn on? if no, there might be enough...
  6. quarkz

    New M35A2 Owner (MN)

    Better get busy martinv. Lots to do and it will be getting cold soon, Welcome to the addiction. And as always, post some pictures and you'll make more new friends.
  7. quarkz

    Working on the FV1801A or Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4×4, CT, Austin Mk.1 AKA Austin Champ

    That would be a fun trip.... From the pictures I saw of the Winer's Champs (2012) they were pretty rough. Maybe internals might still be there but the sheet metal was bent & rusted and they all set on flats. I think they were pics from the ACOC registry listings. Later a relative of Sam Winer's...
  8. quarkz

    Working on the FV1801A or Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4×4, CT, Austin Mk.1 AKA Austin Champ

    Here's an Easter Egg for you. If you haven't become a ACOC member yet. Solex type 40 WNHEO/2 Mechanical pumps are known for not holding Prime. An electric pump is fitted above gas tank drivers side (remember right hand drive). Access through the bed of the passenger compartment. Did you by...
  9. quarkz

    Operation "URGENT RESTORATION"

    Mark, Your winch is looking good. Where did you source the hull seal for the winch input shaft ? I am going to have to get one or add another bilge pump to the hull before she goes swimming. Thanks Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Tapatalk
  10. quarkz

    7.00 x 16 tires

    2cents +1 on Summit. I ordered coker/firestone NDCCs a couple years ago. Hard to beat fast free shipping. I have also bought PowerKing Super Traction for my Austin Champ from Simpletire. I have also looked at tires-easy.com . They always seemed to have access to the same deals and sales at...
  11. quarkz

    Head light problem

    Measure the resistance of the filaments before you burn out bulbs. You have the left side working correct? If so, put the new bulb on the working side and see if it still works. Napa, batteries & bulbs, online MV parts dealers,semi truck parts store are all good headlight sources. Use the...
  12. quarkz

    Head light problem

    Well that sux, this shouldn't be that hard to make work. It should work on 12v, but just glow orange, not smoke. On the back of the sealed lamp. The 3 wires make a u shape. Bottom side is ground.(91). Right side is high beam (17). Left is low beam (18 ) . you could put a 20A fuse inline with...
  13. quarkz

    Head light problem

    Nice looking goat. Congrats! Gotta go back to basics. Are you using 24v head lamps? To make the filaments smoke you would have to put more than 24vdc into the bulb. With jumper wires (hi, low, ground) directly off of the batteries, can you light the lamp without smoke? Sent from my...
  14. quarkz

    PNW Info Thread!

    Montaillou, Thank for throwing this out there for the dry side folks. Nothing for me, unless you can straight jacket -srodocker- and drop him off for a visit.[emoji13] Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Tapatalk
  15. quarkz

    June 24/25, 2017 Idaho MVPA Vintage Military Show & Swap Meet

    Ditto on the Thanks for such a great job on the photos of the event. A lot different from when they held it on the dry dusty sun scorched dirt of the motor pool. Might have to throw this back into the father's day rotation.
  16. quarkz

    SEORTM Tires

    Thanks. That is off road and one size larger. Any SEORTMs with 1600x20s? Clearance on mine, current config, 1200 x 20 NDTs, btw. Maybe it is the mudflap that is making the wheel well look smaller.
  17. quarkz

    SEORTM Tires

    So this is for the small handful of SEORTM owners out there in Steel Soldiers land. And maybe some of the Exspansible Van folks. Borrowed from Olive-Drab Borrowed from some Russian Minecraft gaming site. 1.) What size tires & type are you running currently? 2.) What have you seen others use...
  18. quarkz

    Kia Military Vehicles

    I was searching to for the stock wheel size on the 5 ton SEORTM and a video for KIA Military Vehicles popped up in the search. Even though it was from 2010, there were some pretty unique designs presented. Maybe a new source for parts. Just wander into you local KIA dealership and get parts for...
  19. quarkz

    What did you do to your deuce this week?

    On the drain valve heaters, can they be wired in series, with one switch? Some folks run two 12vdc components ( head lamps or side view mirror heaters/defrosters) that way. The downside is if one fails, both do not work. Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Tapatalk
  20. quarkz

    Catastrophic Failures

    Catastrophic failure or rapid disassembly? When the NHC-250 remote fan mounting bolts aren't tight on the 600 mile recovery trip. I didn't witness the temp gauge go up, but the front window began to fog and there was a certain familiar sweet smell. You'd think a -Desert Storm- truck wouldn't...
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