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    Default Bought a deuce - the journey begins

    After a lot of viewing at potentials, I picked up an A2C.

    Drove it 175 miles home with no issues except it'll probably need a new rear main seal and clutch over haul while it's open.

    She was dripping pretty good when I got it home.

    M35A2C.jpg

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    That's a great looking truck! Congrats and welcome from Kentucky.
    1973 AM General M35A2C

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    Do not jump to do lots of work
    dripping , what is "dripping"?
    Drive Her around a bunch and then seek leaks
    If She was NOT run long time GI, then She might leak very little after proper use.
    WAR machines are built to run run......................................
    Just an idea..........................
    I was here, had a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank8003 View Post
    Do not jump to do lots of work
    dripping , what is "dripping"?
    Drive Her around a bunch and then seek leaks
    If She was NOT run long time GI, then She might leak very little after proper use.
    WAR machines are built to run run......................................
    Just an idea..........................
    Listen to Frank8003, he knows how these machines react. Sitting kills them, running them makes them shine with proper maintenance.

    Welcome to the board & good looking truck. I have one very similar, but without the singles.
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    I will do just that... I appreciate everyone's knowledge.

    Thanks again!

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    Nice truck. Usually dripping is from transmission. If filled to the fill hole it will leak out. Brake cleaner can save the clutch.

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    Mine always drops a little oil when it's warmed up, but when everything cools down it stops.
    Not so much a signature as a cry for help.

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    These trucks are in the category of "If there aint't no oil under it, there ain't no oil in it."

    Welcome to the insanity! I went for extra long insanity with an M36A2.
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    Now, if we could only harness the power stupidity...


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    smell the oil. If its gear oil, you'll know its a trans issue rather than motor issue. Many trans will leak gear oil on long trips.

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    Welcome from Kansas City, MO. Deuce are a bunch of fun and very useful.
    It is a poverty when a dictionary must die so a person may spell as they wish.

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