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Thread: I have joined the club ! And yes I have lost my mine !

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    3 Star General 1951M1078's Avatar
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    Truck is not here yet, FL. Just trying to get a head of the game.
    1960 #53 M151 (sold)
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    Yea I hear what you are typing. You don't have to change out the rear gear oil if you just loosed the bottom plug to see if there is milk or water or good color. Rears are one inch down from fill plug when hot and that leaves the hubs correct. Fronts I would change the gear oil out per TM no matter what. Trust me you need to check the axles. I bought one from a member and was told the axles were good. Was going to drive it 1k miles home. Good thing I had it shipped but having trouble with the axle now. Everybody lies.
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    Sorry to hear that you lost your mine, but don't worry; you are among friends of the same. Some of us have regained our minds somehow. So you bought yourself an LMTV, welcome to that electrical, hydraulic & air gremlin club. Hope any gremlins & murphy fall off the truck before it is delivered to you! You got a BIG ole hole in the roof, somebody stole your Browning M2 & turrent system, its unfortunately common, so get in line to find one behind the rest of us open roof skylight truck owners.
    Floridianson is giving you good advise on what to go check that is important in the way of lubricants & other PM related stuff as he has been a one man LMTV motorpool lately. Read up on all the related LMTV posts you can find to learn how to fix your air brakes, cab lift system, & any other ills you might find that your truck has. NAPA is your friend on lots of parts locally. Cat parts have a part number like this "$$$$$123XYZ$$$$$", so be prepared!

    A friend has a truck with a Cat C7 engine in it that the starter died today. A mobile service drove 3 hours to get a new Cat starter & then install it. Bill was over $1000.00 for that. There is a growing group of guys here who can help with advice & parts sometimes to get & keep you going!
    Post some more pictures when you actually take delivery of the truck!
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    Thanks,FLAKM.

    Going to build a Fiberglass cover. That's something we do at my shop. Also thing about building another gun mount like I had on the M151. But just a signal 1919a4. I know its not the right gun but I have one more kit to make a semi-auto and the kid's love machine guns ! Would like something that can go on and off easy.I'm to old for a 50 cal. Maybe use a MG42, German ring mount ?
    1960 #53 M151 (sold)
    1996 M1078 (LMTV)
    2007 4 Door JK

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    Welcome to the club! Reading through mkowen's "working on the M1078" thread will reveal lots of good info on maintenance items.
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    Have started putting together some starting parts. I have the door hinge and got a jumper plug. Man its big !
    Thanks Wil, for sending the bolts !
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    All I need now is a truck .
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    1960 #53 M151 (sold)
    1996 M1078 (LMTV)
    2007 4 Door JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1951M1078 View Post
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    Bad or poor parking brakes?...
    Perhaps the brake chambers are just gummed-up inside, if so, a simple to accomplish ~1oz. dose of wd40 into each air line port on each chamber will suffice.
    Also, recommend building-up trust in your vehicle by gradually extending travel distances.

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    Thanks,f8617
    Yep, baby steps !

    Also ordered a set of the H4 head lights.
    1960 #53 M151 (sold)
    1996 M1078 (LMTV)
    2007 4 Door JK

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    I dont know if I would spray wd40 into the air system. If the spring brakes are not engaging they may be out of adjustment or other issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suprman View Post
    I dont know if I would spray wd40 into the air system. If the spring brakes are not engaging they may be out of adjustment or other issue.
    It solved the problem I had on mine (i.e. no parking brakes, & rear wheels still turning in grass, at 800rpm idle, with my foot on the service brakes), with no subsequent problems.

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