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    G-7105 and K-51 Panel van Community - search for owners!

    The Blue one up above is a USAF truck, common as fleas in a barnyard on most USAF bases, and most don't have the seats in the back to haul aircrew, so most are just utility trucks. The G---- variant in the original post is usually a FWD Chevy panel from WWII for military use and are very cool...
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    MV illegal on highway in Canada (Quebec)

    May 15th, 2020 Congratulations and good work. It looks like the situation in Quebec has improved, and one might hope that the DMV picks it up in the other provinces. Have a Great Day! Sincerely, Kyle F. McGrogan
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    Is the Mite V4 Hand Crankable For Emergency Starts?

    Mighty Mites crankable? You can just blow on them and they'll push start. The critter was lighter then my Dad's MG Midget! 1750 Lbs curb weight vs the MG's 1850! Have a Great Day!
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    Mighty Mite Questions

    The term would be "Consumptive Use". I am pretty sure that the Navy would not want that one to get out on the road. Most were attempted to be sold to civillians after the fall of the Shah of Iran (The US was trying to get him to take the whole lot), most sold to civilians were painted US Post...
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    Mighty Mite Questions

    Odd thing about the Mighty Mite, original procurement and parts were through the the U.S.Army Ordnance Corps, but the Marines ended up with it. Almost every part on that truck was difficult to get 40 years ago, so much so I made new stronger front hub center bolts to get around the cracking...
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    MWM diesel?

    From what I can see, the government raped themselves by requiring a vehicle to be specially built. I am sure that there are other machines already on the road that could meet the need. BUT remember the $300.00 hammer and the $600.00 toilet seat...? Military procurement at its best. Have a...
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    Isuzu engine swap

    April 9th, 2020. If you do the engine change, at least try to find a good home for the old Tornado 6! They were a solid engine and we never had any issues with our M715 beyond the generator and the water pump..... I'm pretty sure there are M715 owners out there that could use the engine...
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    Bantam crane and backhoe

    The clutches would likely be either internal block clutches or exterior contracting band clutches, wither way, I would not want to have to keep them in adjustment. A lot of the 1930's-1940's cranes had those type, or some had mechanical dog cluthes. Probably the most critical parts will be the...
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    M1028 & Rear Hitches

    Should be the same for a K10 or K 30 Chevrolet, but the bumpers usually were fairly similar to stock GM products, from what I remember....! Good Luck either way! Sincerely, Kyle F. McGrogan
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    California Road Legal Title Crack-Down

    March 31st, 2020. I can't wait to see what these clowns will do to the EX Military vehicles that are direct clones from what were highway legal trucks (EG:CUCV, M*880 or in the case of what I'm looking for, ex USAF). If they pull the same stuff on those there will be a lot of other people's...
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    Bantam crane and backhoe

    Wow! A cable controlled back hoe! Those were getting rare when I was a kid 50+ years ago! I'll bet they are a bear to keep in clutches! Cheers, Kyle
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    cckw steering knuckle felt seal

    Try "Chicago Rawhide" if they are still in business. Just about any Bearings Incorporated should be able to help you out (if they're still in business)! Cheers, Kyle F. McGrogan
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    Radiator Questions

    March 28th, 2020 Better luck to you. I had my Jeep Wrangler's radiator and coolant system cleaned (2006 model), and the tank had embrittled and broke from the cleaning. I'd take a traditional radiator any day. Look around your area and you might find a traditional radiator repair guy who can...
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    radiator m35a2

    RAdiators are differnt and not rebuildable as they are "Bucket Tank" type. However when I needed a new radiator the McKivett's over Wat White Owl Parts had one in the crate, and I recovered about 1/2 my cost on scrap from the old one..... Cheers, Kyle.
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