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It's so important with a complex truck like this to have all the as issued equipment, right down to the safety chains.Tracer, what can I say, you do have good taste! I am fond of the Deuce!
Oh yes, the story and more pictures of the M810 are forthcoming as the voting continues. And, yes, it does have the gas engine pump. While I’ve got you waiting in suspense, here’s a teaser >>>
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Well, @Tracer, the answer is not yet.Mike any under the hood pictures??
Mike, of course there's something about that truck and heavy rain.........it's a water truck.Well, @Tracer, the answer is not yet.
I ran a few errands on Sunday and planned to stop by the M810 for some pictures. As I got close, it started pouring (remnants of Hurricane/TS Hanna). There’s something about this truck and heavy rain. On the flip side, it’s still dry inside the water tank.
@TracerQuaker, you probably already know this but just incase. That small hole right behind your left hand hood hinge is for your Hood Hook Assembly #7372767, there should be another hole outboard for the hook hold down clip. I'm bringing this up, as I had a leak at both of these holes on my truck that required body work to repair rust damage. If your not ready to install the hook assembly, just plug the holes with some RTV for the time being. This cowl area below the windshield is a nasty place for rust to start. Check under your dash to see what rust you might already have in that area, it's kind of an out of sight out of mind place, so give it a look see.
Quaker, let me add to this and then I'll shut up. Pull your Glove Box and take a look straight up, and look at the seam between the window frame and the cowling. This is usually spot welded together on the newer trucks (mine is a 71) and water can seep between the spot welds and start to rust in the seam causing separation. This picture of your truck looks to be the exterior of the window frame and cowling, you might want to take a look on the inside of this seam. This area looks like the rust has gotten a head start, hopefully it hasn't rusted through to the interior. I make an issue of this because you have a very nice older truck with tons of potential. I have seen many clean nice running M35s, eaten away by rust to the point where the owner had to replace the entire cab. I think one of our members did the cab swap recently on his M36 due to excessive rust. PS that part # 7372767 is for the entire Hood Hook Assembly including the clip.@Tracer
Thank you for the heads-up. I am also missing the clip for the hook so I do, indeed, have two holes in my cowl.
I was up under the dash in that area with a flashlight inspecting some wiring last weekend and I did not notice any unusual rust, but I was not specifically looking for it and I could have easily missed it. I certainly don't want my beautiful old girl to rust away from the inside so I will check it out this weekend and address any issues as soon as possible.
I really do appreciate the advice, suggestions and the knowledge shared by all the folks here on SS. You all are the best!
@TracerQuaker, let me add to this. Pull your Glove Box and take a look straight up, and look at the seam between the window frame and the cowling. This is usually spot welded together on the newer trucks (mine is a 71) and water can seep between the spot welds and start to rust in the seam causing separation. View attachment 807498 This picture of your truck looks to be the exterior of the window frame and cowling,
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