What did you do to your deuce this week?

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Update to Joe on At 1545. The good and bad. Your torque converter is toast...the rest is rebuildable but got damaged by metal that had to come from the TC. Fourth melted the piston but not so bad. Piston seal was 1/2 and heat did not get to the springs. Magnetic metal went from TC into everything. The governor had metal in the bearing and would hardly turn. We thought about sleeve but think it will clean up. Cleaning will go to every corner.

Let me know on arranging TC rebuild at Dacco.....you have no choice as we are sure there were no other sources of magnet metal.
 

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I finally changed the passenger seat on the deuce, I was wondering why no one wanted to go for a ride..lol. Anyway I got this from a guy that was parting out a short bus which I think was for the handicapped as the seat tilts up out of the way. If anyone is interested I think the guy has a few more.. they fit perfect! It was originally blue vinyl so I got some VHT Black Satin Vinyl Dye and sprayed it, time will tell how long that lasts..
 

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The original bench is stuffed with potsherds and corncobs... according to my dad :)
After a 5h trip he voted for a replacement
 
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Update to Joe on At 1545. The good and bad. Your torque converter is toast...the rest is rebuildable but got damaged by metal that had to come from the TC. Fourth melted the piston but not so bad. Piston seal was 1/2 and heat did not get to the springs. Magnetic metal went from TC into everything. The governor had metal in the bearing and would hardly turn. We thought about sleeve but think it will clean up. Cleaning will go to every corner.
Let me know on arranging TC rebuild at Dacco.....you have no choice as we are sure there were no other sources of magnet metal.
Toby, How could you do that?? Take pictures of my transmission during it's weakest moment...Then Post the pictures on the interweb for all to see. It will take years of therapy for my transmission to regain it's self esteem. I just hope the M35A3 dont see those photos, she is so sensitve. All my other trucks are now concerned, the wrecker wants to know. "Who posted those pics"? I'm trying to keep your name out of it.
 

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Toby, How could you do that?? Take pictures of my transmission during it's weakest moment...Then Post the pictures on the interweb for all to see. It will take years of therapy for my transmission to regain it's self esteem. I just hope the M35A3 dont see those photos, she is so sensitve. All my other trucks are now concerned, the wrecker wants to know. "Who posted those pics"? I'm trying to keep your name out of it.
Doc found a slight hemorrhage, not terminal cancer, so give her a pat on the ...... and let her know she will be whole again soon.

Sorry about the TC. Tell the wrecker to mind it's own business or it will get bobbed.
 

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The deuce is not pictured, however helping a retired warrant officer friend of mine put up a fence because he is no longer able to do this kind of thing on his own. So me and another SNCO friend of mine did it with him, we used the deuce to haul lumber and concrete. We were rewarded with steaks, great Fourth of July my opinion.
 

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1) Yes, camo works (you do see the truck, right?)
2) This is 5 of our fire station's rookies in the back. I took "Queen Lola" to the aftermath of a house fire to load dirty hose and equipment. Our rookies are not yet allowed on calls so they enjoyed the ride and actually being on a fire scene. Sorry for the bad picture. Our Sector Chief is camera dyslexic!
 

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I just got done shorting my cables and installing ferrules on them. Cattlerepairman those autodrains look handy I plan on putting a dryer on mine at some point. Have you used those autodrains before? Wondering how well they work?
 

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I just got done shorting my cables and installing ferrules on them. Cattlerepairman those autodrains look handy I plan on putting a dryer on mine at some point. Have you used those autodrains before? Wondering how well they work?
We have them on one of our fire trucks and they work just fine. They operate by using the slight pressure differential between the air system being full and when brakes are applied to open and expel water and junk. I had manual drains and they worked ok, but after the second time both cables broke I decided to switch! Install is super simple...unscrew old, hand-screw new into bottom of tank and tighten...done.
 
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