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    Quote Originally Posted by WillWagner View Post
    Been a bit since I visited this thread. There are indeed bladders on the vent and hand pumps in the drivers area.

    Today we looked at one of the road wheels on the LH side. If you look at pic four of post 1, you will see the rear road wheel sits higher than the rest, thought maybe a broken torsion bar, but the bar was tight and when tapped with a hammer when the pack was out, had the same "ring" as the others, so I don't think it is broken. After the pack R&I we checked the operation. If the track rolls over an obstacle, it compresses and returns to the same spot. I placed a jack on the top of the wheel and the jack will push the wheel down. It springs right back to the position it is in now. My thinking is that it is indexed wrong.

    Today I removed the cap for the torsion bar on that wheel. The bar is correct, the arrow is facing the correct way, but the index mark that should be at 12 o'clock when installed is around 10 o'clock with the small amount of tension on the wheel.

    In a week or so, we will move the tank to the shop area and remove the road wheel and hub to see if the bar is indexed incorrectly....hopefully that is the issue. I truly do not think the bar is broken.

    No pics today, but look at post 1 to see the road wheel difference and here is a vid of the power pack running on the ground.

    Wish I could be down there with you ! Though to be honest, I probably would just be in the way. I cannot climb up and around the Tanks like I did back when I played with them.

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    Come on out, we have a set of stairs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillWagner View Post
    Come on out, we have a set of stairs!
    Well I can climb stairs !

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    tankmen.jpgI would like to be helping with the tank. Picture was made in budel Holland, 84 reforger

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    Wish I could be down there with you ! Though to be honest, I probably would just be in the way. I cannot climb up and around the Tanks like I did back when I played with them.
    Every job needs a Straw Boss. Carry your old butt out there, stand around with your hands in your pockets, (Like all good Lifers!) and tell folks what to do. So long as your War Department aint there, you can be the BOSS!

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    Like refitting ships and subs
    Down it the shaft alleys
    Time and water kills it all
    One never knows what one must fix
    I was here, had a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68t View Post
    tankmen.jpgI would like to be helping with the tank. Picture was made in budel Holland, 84 reforger
    That third guy over looks like Lance Corporal Harris. I'm sure he's not, but with that mustache it sure looks like him.

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    The third guy was name smith. This unit was the 155th,They served in Iraq 2004 to 2006 under the ( marine expeditionary force)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68t View Post
    The third guy was name smith. This unit was the 155th,They served in Iraq 2004 to 2006 under the ( marine expeditionary force)
    Well it couldn't be him then. Thirty years to late.

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