Recent content by NormB

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    any maryland humvee owners here?

    Yes, but it had a clear Montana title when I bought it. I’d been lurking around this board and others for about 6 mos before buying so I had a good idea what could happen and the seller - RIP - was well-known.
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    any maryland humvee owners here?

    I got mine about 4-1/2 years ago. Registered historic - I barely put 50 hours a year on it driving. At the time I had the option for full registration, the law hadn’t taken effect yet. I went through MD Tag and Title in Laurel, had plates in 3 days. if you callGlen Burnie MVA, keep in...
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    Motorboat sound, putt-putt over 15 mph

    You know... if I were still living anywhere close to my sister, I'd be checking the driveshafts for zip-ties. She's got that kind of sense of humor. Judging from what I'm reading, I've probably got an exhaust leak - just surprising I'm NOT hearing it while stationary. I'm off four days next...
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    Motorboat sound, putt-putt over 15 mph

    YES! Under load is the key, I thought. But revving up to 2800 rpm "should have" made SOME noise? I once owned a POS Subaru Outback that burned up injectors, O2 sensors, igniters, plugs with alarming - warranty-covered - regularity. Years into this routine, I drove through a local tunnel and...
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    Motorboat sound, putt-putt over 15 mph

    Took truck out for a ride a couple weeks ago, went grocery, apple pie apple shopping, on the way back from the orchard on a dirt road I heard what sounded like a metallic plate clang, like a muffler thing go bang (I do have the transfer case protector mounted, a little loosely, but have never...
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    HMMWV ignition wiring

    And I don't need a microscope to read it. THANK YOU.
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    HMMWV ignition wiring

    Did a search on duckduckgo for: TB 9-2320-280-23 and got exactly nine hits, none of which was for said manual. Same search in google, first hit was for Army Publication Directorate, but no link in next two pages for actual manual. Searched for same manual HERE, first two hits were to this...
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    HMMWV ignition wiring

    D'oh! Transcribing error on my part. 29A NOT 20A, sorry about that, and thanks. The ONLY thing I could find in TM-x-20-2 was on page 4-7, "rotary switch" but it didn't specify which letters on the switch to connect leads. I have a full - and I mean full, about 5,000 pages worth thanks to my...
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    HMMWV ignition wiring

    Holy historical typo batman! Reanimating dead posts is a hobby or a curse, but I have to ask, IS there a super-secret x-30-3 manual somewhere I'm missing? I tried looking in x-20-1 through x-20-3, the schematics I've tried having blown up to legible scale with no joy, and at the cost of a...
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    Happy 2020 Steel Soldiers

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    M1101 Trailer Backing and Brakes Locking

    That’s the major thing I didn’t like about the trailer. And the height. Getting my ATV up the ramps was really tricky. The weight was a problem as was hooking it up to my truck (RAM, not HMMWV), , so I sold it and bought a much larger aluminum trailer with a ramp. IIRC the EZPZ fix is simply...
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    HMMWV Hood Lift gas shock - anyone MADE one?

    THAT is exactly the conclusion I came to the other day. I did some measuring, measured again. Then again. A stud in the left spring tower, a stud on an angle bracket on a steel or thick aluminum crosspiece, couple of those rubber inserts for the hood channels, couple hours futzing around and...
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    HMMWV Hood Lift gas shock - anyone MADE one?

    Saw a link to one of the off-roading companies that makes a hood-lift with a metal plate and a gas shock and attachment to frame or somewhere sturdy. $249!!!!!!! I just bought a pair of gas shocks for my camper shell for $30. Anyone actually done this? Pictures, part #'s appreciated. Not...
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    Cold Weather and CUCV's

    My HMMWV has the same engine-ish. Starts rough at 20 degrees, sounds a whole lot better two minutes later. Unburned diesel clears out in a few hours from the neighborhood. When I plug in my block heater for an hour, it starts as well at 20F as it does at 80F and no diesel fogging. It was an...
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    Yet Another EESS Question

    Moderators: NOT political, but important point to make here. Song Chuan is a TAIWANESE company with factories around the world. Do keep in mind the history of Taiwan as the true seat of legitimate mainland Chinese government forced out by the Chinese Communists under Chiang Kai Scheck/Mao...
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