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  1. MO MV man

    CTIS wheel valve adventure......

    Hello all, I've been flat ecstatic that my CTIS has behaved perfectly since I got the truck from GL until the other day when the galled threads of a past "repair" (in military hands) on the big brass nut allowed the valve to pop loose and I ended up with a "Run Flat" light and LOADS of...
  2. MO MV man

    M931A2 speedometer cable replacement?

    Hello all, I searched as best I could and have come up pretty empty-handed, other than using a universal NAPA (or other brand) driveshaft inside the original housing. But it concerns me about how well the transfer case end adapter stays put or adapts TO the universal replacement. Does anyone...
  3. MO MV man

    May 17th: Truck show at Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO

    Hello all, The awesome Museum of Transportation is having the "Pistons and Pumpers" show tomorrow, Saturday, May 17th from 10AM-3PM. Information can be found at: www.museumoftransport.org "Antique, Classic and Late Model Fire Apparatus, Police, Military, Commercial, Construction, Specialty and...
  4. MO MV man

    Weekend project: M931A2 straight pipe

    After reading all the posts about straight pipes, hearing the faint whistle of the turbo in my truck (and vivid memories of my old whistler turbo deuce....) and knowing the "cork" the stock muffler undoubtedly is in the exhaust, I dug around the garage, found a couple old 4" mandrel bends from...
  5. MO MV man

    My new M931A2

    I had an '84 M923 December of 2012 to January 2013 but due to financial issues beyond my control, had to sell it. It ended up going to Tennessee. I'd been drooling over tractors for a LONG time but they just don't pop up at Fort Leonard Wood or Jefferson City very often. So when I saw the...
  6. MO MV man

    Chad at Jefferson City, MO

    Prior to pickup, I talked with Chad a few times trying to coordinate a pickup date around the horrific weather we'd been having. Talk about a pleasant guy to talk to. Picked up the truck yesterday. Chad was there, paperwork in hand AND he had arranged for a few National Guardsmen to assist in...
  7. MO MV man

    Trying to find my bobbed deuce.......

    Hello all, This is a long shot but I thought it was worth a try. What better place to put the search in motion, here on Steel Soldiers! I've regretted selling my bobbed deuce since it left the driveway. It sold to an SS member in TN first then, not 100% sure here, but I...
  8. MO MV man

    M939 Front Axle Boot replacement.....how I did it.....

    Hello all, I have to say, that was a LOT less "painful" than I expected. My 1984 M923 was oozing grease and the boots were "crispy" to say the least. Anyway, I elected to replace both even though the driver side was barely leaking.....we all know it was on borrowed time. The insides of my...
  9. MO MV man

    M923 M939 VIN location....where I found mine.....

    Hello all, After doing numerous searches, I couldn't find a definitive VIN location for my M923. So I spent a little while looking closely at my driver front frame rail and found what appeared to be a stamping barely showing through the paint layers. Sure enough, after some brake cleaner and...
  10. MO MV man

    Fort Leonard Wood, Dave......

    I can't say enough how helpful Dave was. Polite and patient. Went above and beyond the call of duty to make my M923 experience painless as possible. I'll be sending GL an e-mail soon.
  11. MO MV man

    M923: LOW hours but "high" miles?

    Hello all, I've been eyeballing numerous M923's as of late and have seen many with super low hours (say 20-50, for example) but "high" miles; 20,000-40,000, for example. Am I to assume the engine is fresh and the hour meter was replaced when the engine was replaced? Thanks a lot.
  12. MO MV man

    M818 price?

    Hello all, I was contacted by someone who has a turn-key, super solid M818 with a clear title. What are these rigs worth nowadays? Seems the M900 series have captured all the attention lately due to the sea of them up for auction. I'm hoping this is the right forum for this question. If...
  13. MO MV man

    How to figure year of manufacture of M923 or M923A1?

    Hello all, I have a terrible case of wanting an M923 or M923A1. Thing is, it needs to be 25 years or older here in MO in order to qualify for historic license plates which GREATLY simplify ownership. It sure did with my bobbed deuce! The reason I ask is SO many GL auctions have "unknown...
  14. MO MV man

    What model 5 ton is this? Oshkosh?

    Hello all, On my way to work this morning, I saw this big beauty on the flatbed in the picture. There was one at a local car show last year but it was still in service with the National Guard. My daughter and I got to climb all over it. What an awesome ride. Anyway, the attached pic is...
  15. MO MV man

    M931 highway speeds?

    Yes, I am having the itch for an M931A2. After perusing YouTube and seeing a couple on the highway with GPS on display, I HAD to post and ask what sort of MPH I can expect. I saw consistent 68-69MPH (:shock:) on GPS, with 2200 rpm on the tach and the speedo buried. That is flyin', in my...
  16. MO MV man

    Fender-mounted heater THAT pathetic?

    Hello all! I'm going into the first winter with my Deuce. I tested the damper controls and they are working properly. The blower motor is working fine. The engine was up to full operating temp. during these checks. I opened the housing out on the fender to check for blockages on the core and...
  17. MO MV man

    Weighed my bobbed Deuce this morning.......

    Hello all! I've been wanting to weigh my bobber ever since finishing it but haven't been by the local scale to do so. Well, this morning I went out of my way and got 'er scaled. Went to the local truck stop/Quik Trip. They have a Certified Automated Truck Scale so these numbers are certified...
  18. MO MV man

    Muffler installation with db comparison

    Hello all, I installed the Donaldson M070028 muffler following chgofiveo's thread. EASY install! I haven't reinstalled the shield yet. See pics. The Donaldson is a far superior muffler, in my opinion, due to it's robust construction (Heavy Duty!) and lack of packing inside (packing WILL soot...
  19. MO MV man

    My bobber is finally done!

    Hello all! First, a big thanks to all who gave me input here on SS. Couldn't have done it without you! A big thanks to my brothers for stopping by to lend a hand with the HEAVY stuff and my buddy's service truck crane to get the bed off and on. In the course of a week of vacation, I worked...
  20. MO MV man

    Parking and headlights at the same time?

    Hello all! I REALLY need to get my headlights and parking lights to work together. Driving at night is a recipe for getting pulled over. I've searched some previous threads and found a couple means to get my headlights and parking lights to work at the same time: 1. Jumper between H and L...
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