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    Some pics I took. Richard took a bunch as well.

    Rob demonstrating that sealing the exhaust system tightly before fording is a good idea, particularly on a piston-ported two stroke (it let water in at the joint between expansion chamber and muffler). For the record: the spring-fed Robinson river is indeed very cold on September 3. The Munga proved itself a perfectly capable off road vehicle in the slick and rough conditions on Sunday. Tuning that carburetor took me back to working on snowmobiles when I was a kid.

    Munga1.jpg Munga2.jpg Munga3.jpg munga4.jpg


    And a couple of the 'cast of thousands' picture I don't usually get to take before dinner:

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    A Munga?

    That's a cool item. Never run into one before now.

    It's got a Kübelwagen-look to it. Is it German?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ahab View Post
    It's got a Kübelwagen-look to it. Is it German?
    DKW Munga 4 - built in the late 1950s. Note the Auto Union rings on the hood. Powered by a water cooled three-cylinder 900cc piston-ported two-stroke engine. Rated for more than 40 HP, so it must spin at least 5000 RPM to make rated power. Longitudinal engine and FWD transaxle with spur driveshaft spinning the rear axle a-la Subaru. There's some really clever engineering in that little beast - thermosyphon cooling and a little fan that looks like it belongs on a jet engine (I estimate it spins at 7000+) RPM. Looks obviously heavily influenced by the Kübelwagen for all that it's 4wd, front enigne, and water cooled. The driveline is rather obviously a rip-off of a SAAB 93.

    People kept comparing it to a chainsaw, but it really sounded like a Polaris with the 650cc JLO triple from the early '70s.
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    It's been a while, but I just got around to putting up all the photos that I have on Flickr...
    They are located at:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124394...7690622523745/

    I'm always looking for more, so if you have some that I don't have that you would like to share...post them or send them directly to me.

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    2018 Date??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARMAN View Post
    2018 Date??
    Oh, for those of you who like to plan things in advance....

    10th Annual Graves Mountain Military Vehicle and Vintage 4x4 Trail Rides!
    Labor Day Weekend
    August 30-September 3, 2018
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    Just bumping this up! Trying to negotiate my schedule for the rest of the year.
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    Carman's post reminds me that it is time to start the thread for this year, get the website updated, t-shirts designed (B-Man), etc...

    Here we go, a thread for this year...
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...92#post2128092
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    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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