Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: Just another LMTV build thread

  1. #11
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default Just another LMTV build thread

    Well today was a draw. I took a few steps forward and just as many back.

    I did get the cab unlatched and raised for maintenance on the engine.

    I put a new o-ring in the latching mechanism and it worked well enough to raise the cab.
    IMG_5524.jpg
    IMG_5525.jpg
    The old o-ring was jacked and the spring was pitted pretty bad.

    Success!
    IMG_5530.jpg

    While raising the cab it began to look like the Exxon Valdez under the truck. It was also raining a mist of oil. From the pump vent.

    Looks like I will be rebuilding the pump next.

    Lastly while i was at the controller I pushed the airbag button in and I heard an air leak. Looks like that needs to be added to the todo list.

  2. #12
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    Well I won a few today. I got a new CTIS pressure switch and it seem to have fixed my wacky CTIS issue.

    I got the start relay change out. It had died and Bryce made a roadside hack to make it work.
    IMG_5563.jpg

    Topped off the power steering

    And cleaned up the air filter. To bad itís such a small thing
    IMG_5565.jpg

    I went to top off the oil and it was 3 gallons low. That was a little shocking.

    I got the fuel filters late this afternoon. Going to swap them out tomorrow.

    The hand pump does work for the cab tilt so Incan at least raise and lower it now that the latch is working. Making slow progress.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #13
    Sergeant M1078MAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    SW Va, Roanoke County
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 55 Times in 25 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dock Rocker View Post
    Thatís Sean Fillner. You are right. He is quite a bit of help.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    The Abel build..the guy is very talented..love his build videos
    Retired MIL/ US DoAG CIV
    1st MV 1995 M1078 (On its Way)
    --Support Equip AX56L Acutemp Fridge Freezer

  4. #14
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    Well progress was made today.

    I got the ragged out top off and the troop seats out.
    IMG_5569.jpg
    IMG_5573.jpg

    I removed the birds nest from behind the passenger headlight.
    IMG_5571.jpg
    IMG_5572.jpg

    Speaking of headlights. I put a pair of speakers in

    IMG_5576.jpg

    I got the higher pressure sensor added for the CTIS.

    IMG_5575.jpg

    Lastly I got the batteries running on the repair setting on the NOCO charger. This should desulfate things and start the rehab process.

    IMG_5577.jpg

  5. #15
    4 Star General FloridaAKM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    MVPA
    Florida
    Posts
    2,297
    Thanks
    1,635
    Thanked 1,006 Times in 581 Posts

    Default

    Check you air dryer to see if it is glopped up with what looks like mayonnaise. If so, it needs a rebuild or a replacement.
    1985/87 M35A2C Wo/w Deuce x 2
    2011 M1102 Trailer (tan)
    2009 M1102 Trailer (camo)
    2009 M1102 Trailer (camo w/ hoops & cover)
    1989 M105A2 Trailers (6) One tan & five camo w/ tops
    1987 M103A3 Kasel Genset Trailer
    1990 A/M32K-4A Air Launched Missle Trailer
    2005 M353 Trailer
    1985 MEP-003A Genset
    1986 MEP-002A Genset (2)
    1974 MEP-016A Genset
    1968 MEP-025A Genset
    1984 MEP-701A Genset
    1996 Stewart & Stevenson M1081/M1082 Trailer
    1990 Marine 18 K A/C Unit (X4)
    MGPTS x 4 complete, tan & green!

  6. #16
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaAKM View Post
    Check you air dryer to see if it is glopped up with what looks like mayonnaise. If so, it needs a rebuild or a replacement.
    I have a feeling it will look like blue plate inside. My plans are to replace it the parts to rebuild are almost he same price as a new unit. Going to try to limp along until then.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #17
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    Well the last week has been a bit of an exercise in futility.

    I had an air leak that out of ignorance though was being generated by my tractor protection valve. After reading everything I could about it I ordered a new one as well as a rebuild kit.

    The day came and I swapped the TPV and not my problems were MUCH worse. I could not hold an acceptable level of air on my brakes after more than three pumps of the brakes and all of my rear brakes were gone. I checked and then rechecked my install and it looked right.

    IMG_5655.jpg

    I decided to try to eliminate all the variables I could so I rebuilt the original TPV and reinstalled it.

    IMG_5677.jpg

    I guess I got a bad valve because my old valve worked perfectly. Now i get to fight eBay to try to send it back.

    All in all at least I have a newly rebuilt TPV. One less thing to worry about.

    I checked the diffís. Both had good fluid levels and no water in them.

    Next week between jobs will be servicing the hubs. Cleaning up the battery box and waiting on new the relays to arrive from China. Apparently they are in a slow boat.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #18
    Sergeant Skinner23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 65 Times in 19 Posts

    Default

    Is this going to be ready in time to make the drive to Denton?? And will the hmmwv fit on the bed when you fold the sides down?
    I know that thought has had to have crossed your mind at least once.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #19
    3 Star General Dock Rocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Jackson ms
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    188
    Thanked 550 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    I donít think I want to gamble but yes itís definitely crossed my mind!

    The hmmwv is leaving out in the morning to begin he transmission transplant. 4 speed or bust.

    IMG_5828.jpg




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Dock Rocker For This Useful Post:

    Skinner23 (03-08-2019)

  11. #20
    Sergeant Skinner23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 65 Times in 19 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dock Rocker View Post
    I donít think I want to gamble but yes itís definitely crossed my mind!

    The hmmwv is leaving out in the morning to begin he transmission transplant. 4 speed or bust.

    IMG_5828.jpg




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Sometimes I wish I had gone ahead and sprung for the transmission upgrade when it was in the shop a few months back but the pockets had just about run dry. Ha


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

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