Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 42

Thread: M915 series, pictures of your toys

  1. #21
    4 Star General Tow4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,797
    Thanks
    2,406
    Thanked 973 Times in 566 Posts

    Default

    M915A1 and M373A2.

    IMG_20181111_083655_603.jpg
    Ray


    1970 M35A2 Sold
    1972 M818 Sold
    1984 M1028A2 W/S250 Shelter
    1985 M929
    1984 M915A1
    1985 M373A2

    CUCV Alternator Rebuild Thread:
    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...rnator-Rebuild

    CUCV Alternator Parts Kit:
    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...or-p-n-1105500

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tow4 For This Useful Post:

    av8or (12-25-2018), silverstate55 (12-26-2018), wrenchturner6238 (01-30-2019)

  3. #22
    4 Star General Floridianson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Interlachen Fl.
    Posts
    5,911
    Thanks
    2,649
    Thanked 3,057 Times in 1,560 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kubotaman View Post
    Nice truck, is that an A2? What is the top speed you are able to achieve? I have heard they are not able to keep pace with an M915 w/ the 16 speed Cat.
    Yea A 2 and won't keep up Cat and it's over drive. Top speed just about 62 at 2100 rpm because of the 4.56 gearing 11R24.5 tires. Pulls the hills real well and I just drive 55. I thought about a gear change but since I don't drive it much I will just pay the extra fuel. I much rather have the Allison seven speed over the Cat but that is a computer controlled transmission. Mine is the HT740 non computerized which is fine with me.
    James

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Floridianson For This Useful Post:

    silverstate55 (12-26-2018)

  5. #23
    3 Star General
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    RI
    Posts
    938
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked 310 Times in 174 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Floridianson View Post
    Yea A 2 and won't keep up Cat and it's over drive. Top speed just about 62 at 2100 rpm because of the 4.56 gearing 11R24.5 tires. Pulls the hills real well and I just drive 55. I thought about a gear change but since I don't drive it much I will just pay the extra fuel. I much rather have the Allison seven speed over the Cat but that is a computer controlled transmission. Mine is the HT740 non computerized which is fine with me.
    That is what I was afraid of. I looked into an M915A2 but did not think it could mange the speed the M915 w/7155 Cat managed. Any idea if the M915A4s are any better? Do those still have the HT740 (4 speed?) or do they have the Allison 7 Speed?

  6. #24
    4 Star General Floridianson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Interlachen Fl.
    Posts
    5,911
    Thanks
    2,649
    Thanked 3,057 Times in 1,560 Posts

    Default

    Believe the seven speed but has to be reprogramed to open up 7th. Have not done much reading into the A4's. I have driven the Cat and yea has plenty of gears if you would ever need them. Problem is someone to fix them if they break and you can destroy the transfer case if you don't let the RPM / road speed drop before you drop out of 16th or drop to low to fast. At my age give me an automatic or a Fuller 10 speed lot less thinking. A simple gear set change would make the A2 a nice highway machine. I don't do that much highway driving, just once up to Denton farm park for the rally in NC. pulling 35k GVW. Hills were no problem and the Allison does not even drop a gear plus you see more things at 55mph. LOL
    Last edited by Floridianson; 12-27-2018 at 09:23.
    James

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Floridianson For This Useful Post:

    kubotaman (01-30-2019)

  8. #25
    3 Star General
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    RI
    Posts
    938
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked 310 Times in 174 Posts

    Default

    Finally found a photo. Had the M915 since around 1995ish and did a frame off restoration on it and it entered its first show in 1999 at the MVPA Convention in Tobyhanna. It does have the 16 Speed Cat and I do not see what everyone dislikes about it. Took this photo in 2017 while heading to Carlisle Barracks for Army Heritage Days. This truck has been as far as Evansville for the convention in 2009. Has added A/C, air ride seats, and custom rear fenders
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to kubotaman For This Useful Post:

    4XDesign (02-01-2019), av8or (01-31-2019), fuzzytoaster (01-30-2019), m715mike (01-30-2019), NDT (02-01-2019), royalflush55 (01-30-2019), silverstate55 (02-01-2019), Tow4 (01-30-2019), wrenchturner6238 (01-30-2019)

  10. #26
    4 Star General Floridianson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Interlachen Fl.
    Posts
    5,911
    Thanks
    2,649
    Thanked 3,057 Times in 1,560 Posts

    Default

    [QUOTE=kubotaman;2191072] It does have the 16 Speed Cat and I do not see what everyone dislikes about it.

    Don't know about dislike and it was not hard to master as long as you know the does and don'ts.
    There is something to be said about and automatic just set it forget it. Wish I had the Allison seven speed but my little Allison four speed does it's job well for what I do.
    I have never met a machine I don't like only some people.
    Last edited by Floridianson; 01-31-2019 at 09:58.
    James

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Floridianson For This Useful Post:

    silverstate55 (02-01-2019)

  12. #27
    4 Star General Tow4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,797
    Thanks
    2,406
    Thanked 973 Times in 566 Posts

    Default

    It's hard not to like an automatic transmission in stop and go traffic, I don't care what kind it is.
    Ray


    1970 M35A2 Sold
    1972 M818 Sold
    1984 M1028A2 W/S250 Shelter
    1985 M929
    1984 M915A1
    1985 M373A2

    CUCV Alternator Rebuild Thread:
    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...rnator-Rebuild

    CUCV Alternator Parts Kit:
    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthr...or-p-n-1105500

  13. #28
    General 4XDesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Blythewood, SOUTH CAROLINA
    Posts
    407
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 214 Times in 117 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tow4 View Post
    It's hard not to like an automatic transmission in stop and go traffic, I don't care what kind it is.
    This is so true, as I'm on the verge of a recovery on Saturday in my 915 Freightliner clone. I'm heading down and back through Atlanta the day before the super bowl is held in.... Atlanta. I'm leaving early but I'm guessing the return trip will not be fun. I've painted the truck and I'll post pictures soon.
    Instagram #toughcustomsgarage

  14. #29
    General 4XDesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Blythewood, SOUTH CAROLINA
    Posts
    407
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 214 Times in 117 Posts

    Default

    Here's one of the painted truck clone
    IMG_5839.jpg
    Instagram #toughcustomsgarage

  15. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to 4XDesign For This Useful Post:

    av8or (02-11-2019), Floridianson (02-11-2019), silverstate55 (02-11-2019), Tow4 (02-13-2019)

  16. #30
    Moderator WillWagner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Monrovia, Ca.
    Posts
    7,204
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 1,888 Times in 910 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kubotaman View Post
    Finally found a photo. Had the M915 since around 1995ish and did a frame off restoration on it and it entered its first show in 1999 at the MVPA Convention in Tobyhanna. It does have the 16 Speed Cat and I do not see what everyone dislikes about it. Took this photo in 2017 while heading to Carlisle Barracks for Army Heritage Days. This truck has been as far as Evansville for the convention in 2009. Has added A/C, air ride seats, and custom rear fenders
    Is that a 901?
    ASMH Volunteer

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •