Recent content by Bulldogger

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    Communication cable or....?

    If I recall correctly a few people have removed that and replaced it with a different connector. It would take a while to find it but I also recall someone pointing out that this connector does have a 24V+ pin, so it can deliver a small amount of power (low wattage). Probably better to run new...
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    Steel Soldiers giveaway sponsored by hawkerbattery.com

    Please count me in. BDGR
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    Graves Mountain Rally (Virginia), Labor Day Weekend 2022

    Was great seeing everyone again. Sorry if I missed saying hello again to anyone. Felt strange after missing last year, like I missed a family reunion and so much changed in the interim I felt off kilter. Didn't help that the HMMWV suffered on the drive and couldn't take the trails. Thanks to...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    I've heard a common failure for wiper motors is the power wire getting pinched at the bottom of the windshield where the windshield folds down. If yours was folded down at some point, it could have pinched and cut that wire. Bulldogger
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    Graves Mountain Rally (Virginia), Labor Day Weekend 2022

    My son and I will be there Friday mid-day or thereabouts. Bulldogger
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    60 Minutes has a story of military vehicle accidents. Tonight NOW west coast.

    I'll be drafting behind you at 45MPH. My truck gets positively twitchy above 60MPH. I've heard I can adjust the camber and toe in, but I'd rather drive slow :) Bulldogger
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    Graves Mountain Rally (Virginia), Labor Day Weekend 2022

    We expect to arrive Friday mid-day or so. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I plan to bring my manpack VHF, so we can try for some HAM activity on 40.00Mhz this year. Maybe I'll even make time to get the coax run to use my otherwise ornamental fender antenna finally! See you all soon, BDGR
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    HMMWV Side Marker Blinker System!

    Was finally able to install my CAMOTEK blinker modules yesterday. Was a delay because I had to first replace the side markers as they were all badly corroded! I hadn't realized 3 of my 4 side markers were dead. Not burned out bulbs dead but corroded past the point of salvage dead. I found a...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Changed the oil, greased all the zerks I could access and gave her a washdown. Plenty more to do to get her ready for Graves Mountain Rally and of the month. Also finished installing Camo Tek front blinkers. I had to first replace the side markers as they were all badly corroded! I found a...
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    3 Speed Shifter to 4 Speed Shifter- Modifications

    I'd add that I've seen prices on the AMG website vary depending on their stock levels. I bought direct from them, and I didn't pay the above price when I did 18 months ago. Want it now = pay what sellers are asking. Have time and patience = deals will come and go. Bulldogger
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    Plan to buy a 3D printer

    I have to run at 110C bed temp for common or exotic Nylon to have a chance. If you have a heated chamber that will also help with part flexion and reduce it trying to warp and pull off the bed (a little). That said: Taulman Bridge nylon prints relatively well at modest temperatures (sub 100C...
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    Plan to buy a 3D printer

    Plain old Elmer's white school glue thinned out and applied in two coats (opposite directions of brushing) with a large flat brush has worked the best for me out of all the different adhesives I have tried, including Magigoo and other fancy ones. I also tried every white craft glue, none did...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    I've got two Mini Cooper seats to try. I just need to fab the mounts/frames. Been too hot to want to cut and weld steel lately. BDGR
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    HMMWV Side Marker Blinker System!

    I am told No, because the wiring is a bit different. I will be connecting my side blinker set in this weekend! Bulldogger
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    G749 preservation

    I get the same from my wife when using a tape measure. She can't be bothered to learn the measurements. I am across the room, ready to cut a board and get told it needs to be "ten inches and three little ticks" long. On top of that the fact that some tapes have 1/32 versus 1/16 graduations makes...
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