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    Made the Austin Veteran's Day Parade on Sunday. The Champ got a little bit of recognition via a YouTube interview.

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    I will attest to the fact that the Champ is very quiet! This is motivating me to try to get mine running now.

    Nice M1028 behind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M813rc View Post
    Nice M1028 behind you!
    I suppose. If you like that tan color. It'd look so much cooler in 3 color
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    383 Woodland is the best. That Rolls Royce runs nice with all 4 plugs firing . Otherwise the vacuum is not right and the over-engineered carb goes full rich.

    If had more than 2 engines using spark plugs, I would invest in a spark plug tester. Especially if the plugs are $15 a cylinder. Also a spark plug cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkcoen View Post
    I suppose. If you like that tan color. It'd look so much cooler in 3 color
    You know I am not a huge fan of the tan camo. It will be 383 in the near future, once the FHT and shelter are ready for paint.
    Like the attached picture, but with the lines a bit closer to the camo pattern from the manual.

    Everything tan in my collection will eventually be 383, along with a couple of the MERDEC vehicles/trailers.

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    M813A1 (USMC)
    V100 (M706) Armoured Car
    XM704 Armoured Car
    S404 Unimog (Swiss)
    M185A3
    M109A3
    M1009 (x2)
    M931A2 (x2)
    M715 (x2.5)
    M725
    M35A2 w/w
    M1030B1 (USMC) (x2)
    M274A5 Mule (USMC)
    M1028A2
    Austin Champ
    M270A1
    M1082 (x2)
    M146
    M116A3 HSTRU
    M1102 CMT-F
    M128A2C
    M129A4
    ADC-TSS-5
    M348A2C AN/MSC-25
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    Quote Originally Posted by M813rc View Post
    You know I am not a huge fan of the tan camo.
    Why else would I make that comment?
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    Great video Mark, nice seeing it on the road.
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