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    breaking free stuck lug nuts

    The brandy went in the concoction. The drinking came after I was done (Captain Morgans, not the concoction). The information I got was as follows: "Transmission fluid is a complex lithium soap. The Lithium allows the iron to react with the carbonyl groups in the acetone and soap. Without the...
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    breaking free stuck lug nuts

    Well, in gutting my brake system and rebuilding the wheel cylinders I cam across two wheels that would not come off. Liberal amounts (multiple times) of PB Blaster and the new WD40 Rust Specialist did not do anything. Leaning on a 6 foot cheater bar only resulted in a busted 3/4" breaker bar...
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    Brake Fluid Flush

    Thank you to all three of you for your considered responses. While I am by no means an expert in brake fluids, I have done way too much research on the subject of DOT3 (and its affiliates) and DOT 5. Basically put, you can find whatever answer you want if you read enough. Everyone tends to...
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    Brake Fluid Flush

    Beyond which DOT number brake fluid you use, how often do you flush the brake system and renew it? I’ve looked to see if any of the TM’s have fluid replacement schedules for the brake fluid (DOT 3 or DOT 5) and have yet to find any. Nor is it discussed (that I can find with my admittedly...
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    Fuel tank Drain Bolt

    Thank you RustyStud
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    Fuel tank Drain Bolt

    Anyone know of a place to procure one for a M35A2...or barring that, the thread pitch/size and the bolt size so I can get one commercially? I'm usually pretty good at searching, but I have not A) found one in my internet searching, nor B) found my original that appears to have grown lil' legs...
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    M35A2 Stalled, No Restart

    Its amazing how perspective will alter your attitude. Yes, I am overjoyed I don't have diesel cherry cobbler...yet.
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    M35A2 Stalled, No Restart

    Finally got the pump, filters, adapters, etc to pump the fuel out of the tank. Worked great until the last 5% of fuel when the diesel napalm clogged the filter leading to the pump. Well at least I know know why it quit running and the filters didn't look all that bad. Wonder if diesel napalm...
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    M35A2 Stalled, No Restart

    Changed the primary again (didn't look all that bad) and...sigh...1 battery...sigh...and finally got it started. Drove it for another mile and it quit. Well, it was off the main highway now. Hooked up some rope to the Sierra and towed it the last two miles (some extra money will go in the...
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    M35A2 Stalled, No Restart

    I was hoping to avoid that (major surgery of little parts) as it is on the side of the road and lil' parts tend to go walking away from me. I'm hoping that it is algae/slim in the fuel from sitting and changing the primary again will at least get it the last two miles to somewhere I can...
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    M35A2 Stalled, No Restart

    After sitting the winter, we were getting The Deuce ready for Memorial Day parades, etc. Removed the batteries, charged them and started it up. Went for a test drive and it stalled while coasting to a stop sign. Would not restart. Went home, got new primary and secondary filters, replaced...
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    What to replace troop seat boards with? m35a2

    I found a enough 16 foot plastic wood boards at Lowes in the area where they were trying to unload the stuff quickly. $60.00 later they were loaded on my truck. I cut them in half with a table saw and routed the cuts to round them. Got new bolts and bolted them to the metal supports and...
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    Convoy Light Covers

    They are water-resistant, 500 denier nylon. I plan to further waterproof them with some spray tent sealer, although I'm not worried about the lights getting wet.
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    Convoy Light Covers

    Figured I’d throw this out for food for thought. Several years ago I bought a set of convoy lights for my Deuce, principally to warn the D.C. area speed demons that that rumbling hunk of steel going up a hill is not at the speed of sound like them, but they also are great for the parades...
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