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  1. Heath_h49008

    Traction control for an M35 series.

    So we all hate getting stuck, and lockers are wonderful, but 3 would add up to $1500 plus installation which in most cases would require pulling the axle. But we do know that an open differential can deliver even torque if the side that spins has the brakes applied. So we would need a speed...
  2. Heath_h49008

    Riding with the Ridgerunner.

    So I found "some guy" in Holland that was selling some deuce parts. No big deal right? Nope. It was my first meeting of Paul... Ridgerunner here on the forum. So yesterday I'm picking up some parts and he asks "Wanna go for a ride?" Yes!!!! I would have had more, but my battery was toast...
  3. Heath_h49008

    Russian aircraft we could own.

    I have an odd fascination with this bird. It reminds me of the M35A2 with wings. http://youtu.be/ESdHyNtHpqs
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    Behr rep contact info

    So, I debated putting this in the Behr paint threads, but decided it deserved a thread all on it's own. With any luck Jacob, the west Michigan Behr/Kilz/Masco rep will chime in. (I showed him the site and he was stunned how we were using his products.) First off, here is his contact...
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    The $65,000.00 deuce...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpIbBTN8H-c This isn't an auction, just a Youtube vid... one that might make some folks chuckle. I don't think I'm violating any rules here, but feel free to yank it if I am.
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    6 year old gasoline...

    I had a conversation this afternoon with a man looking to get rid of old fuels... he's checking with his boss to give me the green light, but there is between 350-1000 gallons of gasoline, diesel, oil, and alcohol. All of it at least 6 years old.(separate tanks) I have the M35a2... but what...
  7. Heath_h49008

    What would it look like?

    So now that winter is almost upon us, it's time to start plotting out spring projects... like paintjobs. I'm trying to find a good way to photoshop, mspaint, or otherwise mock up a photo of an M35A2 so I can play with camo patterns and colors. I think a lot of guys would benefit from being...
  8. Heath_h49008

    Blog?

    Interesting new features guys. I'll have to move my build/recovery data here as a one stop shop for tracking my project. I can't wait to read the ones from everyone else.
  9. Heath_h49008

    West Michigan roll call

    Seeing as how Google maps killed our locator function, and because I have recently run into some darn nice MV guys here in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area, I thought it might be nice to get to know anyone else in the region. I'm in Kalamazoo/Portage 90% of the time with my M35A2 and heavy tools...
  10. Heath_h49008

    Bought wheels but not sure what they are...can anyone help

    FMTV I believe
  11. Heath_h49008

    Heath's M35A2... the beginning

    So here is the thread on my truck. I'll begin by showing a few pictures of the current state, issues, and what I have done so far. She's a fairly normal M35A2... whistler turbo... stock as sold by GL to Dennis in Copemish, Michigan. The data plate on the passenger side of the engine is...
  12. Heath_h49008

    Planning a West Michigan recovery.

    I'm looking at running down the west side of the state from Copemish to Kalamazoo on 31 to M89. I figure that will keep me in double lane 55 zones where I won't cause too many problems. Anything I should be aware of? Anyone in the area if I run into trouble? I will have a chase car, and I'm...
  13. Heath_h49008

    A 9 year old can handle Deuce manual steering...

    Just a vid I stumbled across that is amusing given the number of tough guys here who say an M35a2 is too much work to steer... I hope you get a laugh at the end. When you see the size of the driver. He does a pretty awesome job too! Deuce and a half in snow (m35a2) - YouTube
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    Commercial sandblast booth

    I found a local (SW Michigan) company that rents their 20x50 sandblasting booth for $25/hr media included. I'm wondering if anyone here has ever used one of these rigs in the past and might have some advice to share. Anything to be careful of? Anything that will be damaged aside from the...
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    Recovery next weekend...

    So I am picking up my baby next weekend... I have tools, I'm taking fluids, she has been running all winter and has powerservice run through her. The seller has been using her to jump and air up other trucks and as general yard horse. Fullsize 6tl batteries are good and holding. (Solargizer...
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    Deuce noses...

    I've been reading and searching and didn't come up with an answer, so I figured I'd risk asking directly. I have noticed a few minor differences: 1: Headlights low or high.... Searching seems to indicate original build date... earlier models were low, later were high. 2: Hood grab handle...
  17. Heath_h49008

    Bed crane designs...

    Ezy-Lift Truck Lift - YouTube This design gives me ideas for my deuce. But have any of you folks ever used one like this? What do you think? That with a bed mounted winch would seem to be the easy way to self load a truck. But I've never messed with hoists aside from engine lifts and shop lifts.
  18. Heath_h49008

    Michigan area tires?

    Anybody know of some good local salvage locations that might have a source on 395-85 r 20s or FMTV wheels? I'm looking at deuce driving distance from the Michigan-Indiana border. Tires don't have to be new... in fact I would prefer 50% tread. I keep seeing you southern guys and the dude in...
  19. Heath_h49008

    Converting the multi-fuel to pure diesel...

    Sound silly? Sort of. But follow this cold Sunday musing... These engines are multi-fuel hypercycles. The fuel is injected as a liquid onto the wall/cup of the piston VERY early in the cycle and is on fire the whole time, "Diesel" engines inject fuel as a mist at the point of ignition and it...
  20. Heath_h49008

    M146 modifications

    I did some searching and couldn't see anyone having done it, or found a reason it wouldn't work... so here goes... Is there any reason we couldn't graft the tongue of an M200 series trailer onto an M146 and shift the axles to better balance tongue wt? The goal being to allow the M146 to be...
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