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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear View Post
    The only trouble we encountered in the whole recovery was when we got about 20 miles from patracy's AO BabyBear suddenly "tooted" and before I could get the windows down on the truck my eyes crossed and started watering, I was holding my breath, my nose was running and a small voice in my head was screaming...HEP ME!! HEP ME!! OH PLEASE SOMEBODY HEP ME!!

    I don't know why exactly but Doc asked me if I would lock his M114 up in the truck shop when I got back to the hooch!!
    Yeah PB had been cruising along with me at a nice pace all day. Then there at the last stretch he suddenly came to a crawl. I didn't know what was going on until we got to my house.

    Doc doesn't have anything to fear. Only thing I'll take from his is pics!
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    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassk View Post
    Not sure if they are the same as the 114's but you can have one to try if you want one,...
    I'm not sure either, but it looks like I could certainly use it/adapt it.
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    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    WOW...

    Envious is an understatement, do you have a trailer for it?
    I can't wait to see it loaded behind your creation.

    I did a quick search, looks like it originally had a 120 HP engine.


    ...While the Sheridan proved deployable, another new system introduced in Vietnam was an undisputed failure. The M114 command and reconnaissance vehicle was tracked and lightly armored, weighing just seven tons. Powered by a 120 horsepower engine, it had a cruising range of 375 miles and a maximum speed of thirty-seven miles per hour. Armament consisted of two pedestal-mounted machine guns --a .50 caliber and a 7.62mm--with no shielding for gunners. (Footnote 25) When the M114 was introduced into South Vietnamese units, it soon became clear that it “could not move cross-country and had difficulty entering and leaving waterways” absolutely devastating failings in that environment. By November 1964 the M114 had been replaced by M113s and with-drawn from Vietnam.

    ( Camp Colt to Desert Storm...)

    I want an 'undisputed failure' TOO! HA!
    I plan on either building a detachable dovetail for my M871 (and re-deck it). Or make bifold ramps with a support leg that are perm mounted and hydraulic powered. I could easily plumb in a wetline kit on the SEMTT. But that'd make the truck isolated to use of wetline trucks. I could also setup a DC hydraulic power pack. Which honestly would be easier to operate.

    I've seen several numbers on power for them. I know wgtactical's M114's have had lots of extra go-go added to them without any issue. I just really want a diesel. And for some strange reason, I was a detroit. (I know in the M548's used a 6v53) I think a 4-71T would be pretty cool and have plenty of power if they only had 140-160hp. I also thought about a 6.2 or a 3.9. But the 6.2 and 6.5's tend to run 195+ all the time in trucks. Even more when being worked. I just worry about cooling issues when it comes to them sitting in a box. The 2 stroke detroits on the other hand, barely even get warm when idling.

    Wife has gone up to town, so I'm watching the little one. (He's sick) But once she's back, I'm going to get out there and start cleaning out the inside.

    I've found one source for tracks so far. But I'm not sure if $100 per section (plus freight) is a good price. I need 10 per side. I'll be talking to SECO tomorrow.
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    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    You could put a big block in there and see how fast armor can move.
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    Width is the concern in the engine bays honestly. That's why I was thinking more of a 4cyl diesel.
    1992 M1038
    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingvan911 View Post
    You could put a big block in there and see how fast armor can move.

    Pretty fast I am now sure, you can make them DRIFT on Asphalt too!
    A lil diesel would be cool but a stock 283 would be loads of fun too
    and unless it was modified, perhaps a bolt in and cheap solution.
    You can make a 283 SCREAM too!

    If I had not seen this I would not believe it.

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    I remember when they first finished it and posted that video here! It made quite a stir!












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    I may still have some track tools. They where in a GL tri-wall. I'll see if I can find them this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swbradley1 View Post
    That's great news. Get it running and it can be the command car at the rally.

    Yes, in place of my cart. For track tools check out Bogert Int'l. They have a super nice hydraulic track jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    Pretty fast I am now sure, you can make them DRIFT on Asphalt too!
    A lil diesel would be cool but a stock 283 would be loads of fun too
    and unless it was modified, perhaps a bolt in and cheap solution.
    You can make a 283 SCREAM too!

    If I had not seen this I would not believe it.

    That's wgtactical's M114. He's only about 30 mins from me. I've been bending his ear a bit.

    A 283, that is not....
    1992 M1038
    1969 M35A2 wo/w, hoist in bed, heater, Ooga horn, Recentered HEMTTs and 395's, "Candy Smasher"
    1968 M543A2 Wrecker - You know, for heavy lifting...
    1984 M931 - SEMTT project
    198? M270 trailer TBD...
    1985 M1008 - SMOKEY 8" lift, 37" humvee 24 bolt wheels/tires, turbocharged.
    And a few M105 and M101 and other trailers

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