You have an unusual M880 then. My experience of the type here was just about 75 mph on the hardstand (pavement) was all you could expect.The constant 4 wheel drive with no provisions to lock out the front hubs was probably part of the reason it was no speed demon. It was and is a good off road truck with the right tires, but it isn't fast and it won't pass many gas stations.Had her on the motorway (freeway) and she goes pretty well. 85 mph and more left !!!!
? These are 12v already. Possibly there might be a radio equipped model that has a second battery and runs on 24v like the Chevy CUCVs, but the base model is 12 v and that is what mine is. I have heard too that the Electronic Ignition Module and the Ballast Resistor is a common weak spot on these trucks, but I haven't had any trouble since I bought mine in 2011. I have spares just in case though. Correcting electrical faults and making sure everything is properly grounded goes a long way to ensuring trouble free motoring.If I (had to) own one of those trucks, first job after hearing of those repeated problems would be, Skip (as in bin) the ballast relay, and coil. And simply replace with a 12volt coil. Why suffer? Job done.
(Rich, Ah-lah Early Vauxhalls etc).
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