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I'm about done stripping this M1078A1 down for parts. She suffered heavy damage to the cab while in service and was slowly picked for parts while in DRMO. At the end of the day I'll have a nice low mile C7 engine, full harnesses, etc as spares. I may make this my test engine for running higher hp packages. Oddly the block ID tag says 275 hp but the valve cover says 330 hp. When I plug into it next week I'll know what the factory really programmed them at.
 

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Keep in mind before you scrap the chassis; sections of chassis rail can be beneficial to anyone adding an extension to end of their rig to accommodate a slightly longer than OEM bed... camper box
 

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Keep in mind before you scrap the chassis; sections of chassis rail can be beneficial to anyone adding an extension to end of their rig to accommodate a slightly longer than OEM bed... camper box
That's what the rear 5' are for. On the plus side it has the extendable pintle.
 

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New glad hans on all 4 corners. Philips brand. Front: easy. Rear: PITA through frame fittings seized. Some schedule 40 zinc fittings present. Upgraded windshield
wiper blades to PIAA silicone. Previous wipers went bad very fast. Silicone will last around 10 years. Working on replacing washer lines in wiper blades tonight.






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Have you tried using the wipers yet? I replaced all mine with beam blades like that, and they don't wipe the window well at all.
 

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Yes, they seem work well. I run Rain-X in case the wipers fail altogether. Cheap insurance. I'm going try the silicone washer lines today. Will post results.

You may want to check the wiper spring tension. I have seen replacement arms somewhere.


Have you tried using the wipers yet? I replaced all mine with beam blades like that, and they don't wipe the window well at all.
 
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Love that crane.
I'm about done stripping this M1078A1 down for parts. She suffered heavy damage to the cab while in service and was slowly picked for parts while in DRMO. At the end of the day I'll have a nice low mile C7 engine, full harnesses, etc as spares. I may make this my test engine for running higher hp packages. Oddly the block ID tag says 275 hp but the valve cover says 330 hp. When I plug into it next week I'll know what the factory really programmed them at.
 

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I repaired the infamous broken outside door handle with a nice new one I got from Omar in tx I suppose he was feeling the holiday spirit because he tossed in 2 new window cranks to Thanks Omar.
 

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Trailer 12 Pin cord showed wear on insulation. One trick that I use with minor to moderate insulation wear is to spray the insulation with liquid electrical tape spray rubber. I used this on the NATO cables in the battery box too. Works great on road rash or UV breakdown and makes it look a lot better. $7 at Lowes. You can see how nice it looks next to my feet.



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Rear view camera installed. Replaced PYLE camera with IR security camera. Much improved quality and now has really good night vision. Can't really tell from this picture though, since the photo washed out. Alternator noise noted on screen, so will need filter. 20191211_171025.jpg
 
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Washer hoses replaced with 4MM silicone rubber. Will not fit under stock plastic covers. Plastic covers are shot anyway. This hose is thicker and will last 10 times as long. Original hoses very shot. Jet clips broke due to UV exposure. No surprise. Everything placed fine with zip ties. There are 4 jets per wiper. Will try to find new ones. For now, zip tied in place. Will work on replacement wiper springs next. Rain-X used as added precaution, in case wipers fail. Wipers are silicone. FYI: You must hear a click when placing the new blades. If not, the blades are not seated and can fly off.

Fairly simple project. Recommend replacing line from tank to elbows too. Might replace elbows with brass ones. Too much plastic in these trucks.

Radiator painted black.
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Pulled the injectors on this C7 which wasn't nearly as bad as CAT tech videos suggested. I'm taking the injectors to get tested while they're out and yes they're numbered too. I did a ton of research on penetrating fluids and for this unseizing job liquid wrench was the pack leader. Acetone/ATF mix was second best but since it settles out I passed on it. Anyway.. now I'm letting time do its work and will give it a jiggle here and there with a breaker bar unit it frees up.
 

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BUMP! I got in my new-to-me M1078A1. I took a gamble on a non-runner from a local source. It came out of the 3-1 Assault Helicopter Battalion from Knox shows the log book. Last date was 06 June 16 so it's a fairly recent release from service. Even the annual service was due 4/13/17 which makes me feel better about it not sitting around. The log shows all "Go" marks except for one tail light in-op. I had the truck hauled home to be on the safe side both due to safety and the likely trouble with an A1. The batteries were dead, had a full tank of fuel but no prime (typical bad primer), and found the cab's hydraulic jack leak too. Luckily the wrecker came in handy after a little priming for the safety latch to release. After a quick prime and slave she turned over but no-start. I'll be getting back after the holiday to plug in a diagnostic reader to see what's up. By then I'll have fresh (or recovered) batteries for it among other things. My helper learned a thing or two too. :mrgreen:
Any update?
 
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