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Thread: WSUCougarx's M561 Gama Goat Acquisition and Build Thread

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    Default Detroit Diesel Thermostat OEM Replacement 03038144

    Well, I took my thermostat out of the truck and tested it. It worked great. I reinstalled it in the truck and then realized I wanted to flush the coolant system really well first. Well.... during the uninstall phase, I put too much upward pressure on the thermostat housing. The thermostat got caught and snapped in half. I have no idea where the bottom half went. It got lost in the abyss of the tub. I located a direct Detroit Diesel thermostat replacement. The parts manager ran my engines serial number and the only match was for part number 03038144. Reliable Industries had to special order this thermostat as they didn't have any in stock. I ended up paying $64.56 shipped for this $10 part. But supply and demand was the issue.

    Project Cost:
    1) Thermostat $64.56 shipped


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    Wow, What a small world. Reliable is just a few miles from me.......
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    Default Radiator Setback

    Tonight after work I was motivated to get the cooling system put back together. I got the NOS M561 Radiator out of the box and was ready to install it. Before getting everything in place, I decided it would be a good idea to do a quick look around to make sure everything looked good. I didn't want to muscle this thing into place only to muscle it back out and waste a bunch of coolant. Boy, I'm glad I did!!! I discovered I had a nice 1.25 inch crack in the radiator housing edge. Looked like it was dropped at one point or another. Anyways, hopefully I can get this issue squared away quickly so I can get going on this truck.

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    John 3:16
    1988 M109A3 w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "For God & Country"
    1988 M35A2C w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "The Trinity"
    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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    RIP Lindsay girl! (3/00-9/12/12)
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    Be sure to let Saturn know of the condition. That will solder up easy............
    Quote Originally Posted by wsucougarx View Post
    Tonight after work I was motivated to get the cooling system put back together. I got the NOS M561 Radiator out of the box and was ready to install it. Before getting everything in place, I decided it would be a good idea to do a quick look around to make sure everything looked good. I didn't want to muscle this thing into place only to muscle it back out and waste a bunch of coolant. Boy, I'm glad I did!!! I discovered I had a nice 1.25 inch crack in the radiator housing edge. Looked like it was dropped at one point or another. Anyways, hopefully I can get this issue squared away quickly so I can get going on this truck.

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    I emailed Saturn last night and Jay replied with a UPS claim number. Wow, talk about a quick response.
    Mike
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    1988 M35A2C w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "The Trinity"
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wsucougarx View Post
    I emailed Saturn last night and Jay replied with a UPS claim number. Wow, talk about a quick response.
    They are great and Jay is a big help..
    Mike

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    Dang, I better check mine!
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    Default Carriage Seat Belts Part # 10866260-1 (Beams 50" Seat Belts)

    Today, went to my favorite site and completed my seat belt quest. I found the USGI seat belts found in the M561 carriage. I ended up buying 10 sets instead of 8. Thought it would be a good idea to have a couple spare sets. My carriage already has the U-bolts that these seatbelts mount to. Once I get her painted, I'll get them mounted. I found these on a popular website E***. I bought these for $10/set. They are brand new. So I paid $109 shipped for the 10 sets. At last glance, they were down to the last 7 seat belts out of 100 that they originally started with.
    On another note, Saturn Surplus sent out another radiator. Should have it by Friday.

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    1) Carrier Seatbelts (10 sets total) $109 shipped
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    Mike
    God Bless America
    John 3:16
    1988 M109A3 w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "For God & Country"
    1988 M35A2C w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "The Trinity"
    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

    MEP-501A x2

    RIP Lindsay girl! (3/00-9/12/12)
    RIP Kayla girl! (3/00-7/9/14)

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    Default Paint scheme options-MERDC

    I'm just pondering a color scheme for this Goat. My truck is currently painted in MERDC but there's something about this particular MERDC pattern I really like. Not sure if it's the shade of brown (looks like Earth Yellow FS30257) or the sharp camo lines vs blended. Just posting pics for future reference.
    For the MERDC in Winter Verdant the paint codes are:
    FS34079- Forest Green (Primary Green color)
    FS30118- Field Drab (Brown Tone)
    FS30277- Sand
    FS37038- Black

    Also attached is the Camouflage Pattern Painting Report. Page 69 specifically addresses the Gama Goat Neoprene Coated Tarps.
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    Mike
    God Bless America
    John 3:16
    1988 M109A3 w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "For God & Country"
    1988 M35A2C w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "The Trinity"
    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

    MEP-501A x2

    RIP Lindsay girl! (3/00-9/12/12)
    RIP Kayla girl! (3/00-7/9/14)

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    Default Paint scheme options-24087 Semi-Gloss OD Green

    Then there's the classic MV look with the semi-gloss 24087 OD Green. For sure the interior and engine compartment will be 24087, but I'm torn with the exterior. I'm keeping the 24087 on the interior in keeping with the nostalgia more than anything else. I pondered doing forest green for the interior of the cab at least but I like the semi-gloss 24087.
    Some things I thought about was the dark green with the small cramped interior. I'm not claustrophobic or anything but the cab is pretty cramped as it is. But thinking the semi-gloss may "open" up the interior a bit coupled with the big windshield before my eyes. Another thought was clean up in the tub. Being an enclosed tub, I can no longer simply hose out the cab like I do with my deuces and 5 tons. With the steering box before on the floor and the propensity for water going in the box, the semi-gloss will at least afford the ability to wipe the interior down somewhat.
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    Mike
    God Bless America
    John 3:16
    1988 M109A3 w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "For God & Country"
    1988 M35A2C w/w,VIC1,VRC12,AOM "The Trinity"
    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

    MEP-501A x2

    RIP Lindsay girl! (3/00-9/12/12)
    RIP Kayla girl! (3/00-7/9/14)

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