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  1. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    When I mentioned "drop", I was talking about how much the crossbar drops down from the frame of the truck, not the drop of the insert you were using. None of the other commercially sold hitches allow for a set up like yours, with the hitch crossbar tucked up by the trucks rear cross member. The...
  2. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    Thanks, Drew. That shows it well.
  3. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    A picture of what orientation he bolted the end plates on to the rest of the hitch assembly would help. I'm also wondering if he had to cut an unused part of the end plates off for clearance.
  4. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    BTW, I like your work on the hard top @Drew65 . I have one on mine, but it's looking a little ragged. It's been great to have in the winter, but I do like the look of my friends canvas top in the summer time (and his ability to put the top down in nice weather). I wish I had your sheet metal...
  5. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    BTW, if you are towing anything near the rated weight of that hitch, you'll want a break controller in the truck. Since my truck is 24V, and all of my trailers are set up for 12V, I had a problem. I did not want to run the trailer brakes & lights off of just one of the truck's batteries (not...
  6. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    The hitch Drew65 used is a Reese Towpower 37042 (link is to Amazon, but you can find better deals). It's rated for 500# tongue weight and 5000# towing with a standard weight carrying hitch (it will do 600# tongue / 6000# tow with a weigh distribution hitch, but it's not very common to see that...
  7. John Mc

    65 m37 project

    What model hitch is that? I could find nothing that had so little "drop" down from the frame, so ended up modifying a hitch. Can you post a side view, so I can see where the end of the receiver tube is in relation to the pintle hitch?
  8. John Mc

    M37 Barn Find

    Th technical manual TM 9-8030 shows that wire 12 goes from the ignition switch to the center post on the distributor (see pg 180 - at least on my copy). My truck had been converted to a hybrid 12/24 v system. The ignition was 12v and did not have the military distributor. The ignition coil was...
  9. John Mc

    Original running M37, adding plow rig, question?

    THe M37 Registry forum has a few threads where people posted details of the snow plow mounts. Just search for "plow" from the main forum page.
  10. John Mc

    Electric M37

    Actually, it was quite common on the home-built electric cars of the 70's. THey generally only used 2 of the gears, however, since the torque band on an electric motor is far wider than on a gas engine.
  11. John Mc

    Electric M37

    I'll be very interested to hear how this works out for you. How did you happen to choose that motor? I assume you be including regenerative braking?
  12. John Mc

    M37 Hesitation

    Doesn't the stock carb have a separate idle mixture adjustment? If so, is the idle mixture set too lean? I'm not very familiar with these engines, but hesitancy coming up from idle in my chainsaws (once they are warmed up) is almost always from the idle mixture set too lean. I realize that a...
  13. John Mc

    M37 Hesitation

    Some good discussion in this thread: Etw1 & engine tuning
  14. John Mc

    M37 Barn Find

    OK. I misunderstood when you said "I’ve searched for the relay that came with the truck". You weren't talking about the original truck.
  15. John Mc

    M37 Barn Find

    I thought the starter on an M37 was activated directly by the foot switch, with no relay involved?
  16. John Mc

    2" receiver hitch on M37

    I considered one of those, but the ball was far to high off the ground for use with any of my trailers. (I have Michelin 11.00R16 tires on the truck, which accounts for some of the height, but even with stock tires, the pintle hitch is still too high.)
  17. John Mc

    Rear axle change.

    Is it a stock 230 engine? If so, I hope you are only driving the truck on level ground
  18. John Mc

    2" receiver hitch on M37

    Which is exactly why I wanted a frame mounted hitch, and chose one with longer surface which bears on the frame to distribute the load well across the frame (lighter rated hitches only bear on the frame for a little over a foot on each side). I did contact the manufacturer about whether is was...
  19. John Mc

    2" receiver hitch on M37

    As mentioned in my initial post, the whole point of my search was that I did not want to use a receiver which just bolts on to the rear cross member. I need a large drop from the receiver to get my ball to a reasonable height. That makes for a long lever arm putting a twisting moment on the rear...
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