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    There is also the Auburn Veterans Day parade and we will be going for that. Been doing that one for over 20 years. 7 Nov. Or if you would like to come hang out at Capital High School for a few hours on 10 Nov. we will be doing presentations to the High school students. That is a no weapons event, but MV's are encouraged to participate. It is sort of fun to drive a GPW down the high school halls and not get expelled.

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    Default Miracle of the Americas Gamma Goat

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    Is this the Goat that got you started on your journey? This is the Goat that is currently outside the Miracles of the Americas Museum in Polson. Not sure if it is the same one you looked at though. I will ask if it is for sale next Spring when I return to Polson. I am now spending my Summers there and have a place about 3 miles East of the museum. For all Steel Soldiers if you are ever passing through Polson I would recommend stopping and spending a few hours in the museum as they have quite a few MV's to look at as well as a lot of other military equipment on display.IMG_0537.jpg
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    Yes sir that's the one. I had things in motion to buy it, but the Mr. Mangels found out he couldn't sell it due to the agreement with the US Govt. Apparently it's basically on loan to the museum. He said in order to sell it, he'd have to strip it and demil it. The deal crusher was he didn't have an SF-97 or title for it. In Washington State, I need a title to get her tagged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsucougarx View Post
    He said in order to sell it, he'd have to strip it and demil it. The deal crusher was he didn't have an SF-97 or title for it. In Washington State, I need a title to get her tagged.
    Since they changed the demil code back in October of last year (that's how I was able to buy mine) he might not have to do that now. Of course he might have a different arrangement than the States do but the reason they started selling so many was the change. I doubt that'd help the SF-97 issue though. In TX we can get a bonded title and then convert it over after a certain period so coming up without one is just a pita and not the end of the road.
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    Same here in Arkansas, I will have to do the bonded title route on mine.

    Good lookin Goat, you are miles ahead of me already and you just started!
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    Default Filters, Belts, etc

    Made a couple trips to NAPA over the past couple days. I ordered a ALL new hoses, belts, filters, and Rotella T1 30w oil. I initially bought my usual Rotella T 15/40 and found out it was not CF-2 rated for a Detroit Diesel 2 stroke. I bought three different straight hoses of varying lengths and found a lower radiator hose that will fit perfect but need to trim a little. I'm pretty stoked to get all the replacement hoses for all the old crusty 1970's hoses. Definitely a piece of mind. I will post pics of the old vs new hoses with the appropriate NAPA parts numbers to help everyone out.
    I also felt compelled to buy some Detroit Diesel Alpine Green rattle cans at NAPA as well. Seemed only appropriate to Purdy up the engine bay as she once looked. The engine this Goat currently has is not it's original engine as compared to the engine serial number on the data plate. The paint was an exact match and really dresses things up. I will post pics of that as well
    Update:
    Detroit Diesel does NOT recommend using 30w! The MTU DD manual states 40w only. The lower viscocity can create havoc with the liners. I now need to drain the 30w out and put 40w in.
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    Default New Radiator and Crankcase Oil Drain Valve

    Got a couple things on the porch today. Got my oil drain valve and a new radiator from Saturn Surplus. I paid $18 shipped f for the valve and $250 +$14.50 shipping for the radiator. I got both items off E***. The valve had a MAKE OFFER w/free shipping on it.

    Project Cost:
    1) Oil Drain Valve $18 shipped
    2) M561/M792 Radiator $264 Shipped

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    Nice, I love the original packaging.
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    Default Hose Replacement with NAPA hoses

    I meant to post this a couple days ago. Here are some of the hoses I bought to replace the cracked and aging 1970 hoses. I found this formed hose to be perfect but had to trim 2-3 inches off the end for a perfect fit. The other hoses were just trimmed off a straight hose.
    New hoses on the left.
    I bought a new hose for the coolant reservoir as well.

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    1968 M35A2 w/w,VIC1,VRC12 "Exodus"
    1983 M923A1, RRAD, VIC1 "JY"
    198* M925A1,VIC1,LWS "Currahee"

    1971 CONDEC M561 Gama Goat w/w,VIC1,VRC12
    1987 M105A2

    1985 M105A2 (Expedition Trailer Project)
    1967 M105A2 (Storage Unit for now)
    1999 M101A2
    1990 M101A2

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    If those belts on the receipt are for you engine, I would recommend using Automotive/truck V belts in the 25th series for Napa. In regular gates they would be 7000 or 9000 numbers depending on width.

    Those are fractional horse power belts in the 4L/6L on the receipt. Made for fans and low rpm apps not under hood. Not the same pulley profile either.

    Just info still locked in my head from selling parts for a few years and 10 in the napa system........
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