New acquisition: M35A3

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So after a road test and waiting for the title to clear, I finally bought a M35A3 I've been eyeing for awhile. It's a 1994, S/N 500246.

I was told it was auctioned off from Fort Drum in 2009 to the previous-previous owner, then bought by the previous owner a couple months later, then it mostly sat for nearly 10 years.

Remarkably, everything on the truck still works except for the CTIS. There's been no major deterioration of the wiring harness, and there are no leaks. The CTIS controller is non-functional, though.

After lubing up the gas pedal and warming up the tranny, it started to work through the gears. One of the first things I plan on doing is replacing the motor oil in the tranny with Dexron III. Engine oil will also be changed.

All the driver-side tires will lose air over a day and a half, plus the driver-side tandem tires are on backwards with tread facing the wrong way. Over the winter I plan on pulling those rims apart and replacing the seals. For now I plan to keep the CTIS components and intend to make them functional again.

Anyway here are some pictures, including an olive drab Cat motor!

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rtk

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Very nice ride . Is that one of Bob B's MV's ? Has the compressor relief valve upgrade been done , if not I may still have a kit out in the barn .
 

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Very nice ride . Is that one of Bob B's MV's ? Has the compressor relief valve upgrade been done , if not I may still have a kit out in the barn .
I'm not sure if that kit was installed. Is there a way for me to tell by looking at it?
 

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That is one nice looking truck. Well done you.
I very much like the paint job.
The wheels, The canvass..the..Heck, Everything!.
 

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yes , there should be a tee on the copper line coming from the compressor head , one side of the tee holds the copper air line , the other should have a relief valve in it ,. Simple fix , keeps your air system from damage if the pressure gets to high . let me know and I will check for the parts
 
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