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  1. HDN

    M929/M930 Dump Box Floor Area?

    I couldn't find it anywhere in the operators' manual - what is the floor area of the stock dump box on the M929/M930? I know it can hold around 5 cubic yards of material, but I'm curious about how the bed floor area size compares to an M35 or M923. Is it 12'x8', or something else?
  2. HDN

    HMMWV with lift kit - remove or skip it?

    I'm considering the purchase of a M998. The price is affordable, it runs and drives, and it has an on-road title. The main problem I have with it is that it has a lift kit and pimpy rims with 40" tires. Does anyone have any advice about installing and/or removing lift kits from HMMWVs? I...
  3. HDN

    Using a pallet jack to install/remove super singles

    I recently got a pallet jack to use on my tire job this spring. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is how to safely use it to remove and install the super single wheels on my truck. Have any pallet jack users here fashioned some kind of a rack or wall to secure the wheel against when...
  4. HDN

    What's the deal with importing American-made armor?

    I was looking into importing used M113s and was reading that American-made armor can't be brought back to the US? Yet I can bring former Soviet armor in? :cookoo:
  5. HDN

    The real cost of armor?

    Although I've had experience working on my dad's halftrack, I think it has a lot more in common with trucks from the period than fully-tracked vehicles. My dream tank is a Leopard 1 to romp around my property with. But what does it take to maintain one? Stuff I can think of off the top of my...
  6. HDN

    Allison AT545/1545 Service Manual

    I didn't realize this forum existed until now. Do these eventually get uploaded to the TM section up top? Anyway here's a service manual I found for the AT545 and AT1545, which are used in the M35A3.
  7. HDN

    Strange road speed-related air puffing sound

    I was on my way home and about 3 miles away from there when I started hearing a kind of puffing sound, which seemed to originate from the front driverside wheel. It was a "tss tss tss" sound that varied with road speed, independent of the air-assisted steering. It happens going both forwards...
  8. HDN

    Looking for M44A3 (ESP) History, Brochures

    I'm planning on taking my truck to its first car show this weekend. I'm thinking about displaying some stuff alongside it, perhaps some pages from the manual or sales brochures from AM General, or other fun facts. I'm hoping some of you may be able to help me get some stuff prepared for the...
  9. HDN

    HDN's Military Vehicles (and other military-related stuff)

    I'm finally creating a topic here to feature my military vehicles and other military-related stuff. I only have one right now (1995 AM General M35A3), but I have no doubt I'll be getting more. As long as this forum exists, I will be posting stuff here featuring my stuff. Not only am I into...
  10. HDN

    Deuce-LMTV Size Comparison

    Does anyone have any pictures of an M35 next to an LMTV? I've seen mostly comparisons to 5-tons, but not the LMTV.
  11. HDN

    Fixing M35A3 Rim Leaks - For Good! (Brainstorming Session)

    I'm pretty sure the little valve stem grommets on my M35A3's rims are all shot. I've been planning on disassembling the wheels to clean the rims and replace the O-rings and the little grommets, but I have no doubt at some point that the grommet will fail again and I will have to take the rims...
  12. HDN

    M35A3 with 395 spare wheel in stock location?

    As I mull over whether to switch from 365s to 395s, I'm thinking about where to put the spare tire since I've read that it won't fit in the usual spot. My first thought was to put it in the bed, mounting it flat against the front center of the box similar to the M37. Then if I got a flat on...
  13. HDN

    Greasing a Deuce

    I am going to grease up my deuce for the first time since I've owned it. It's very long overdue, but better late than never, right? I plan on buying some kind of lithium grease from either Tractor Supply or the local John Deere dealer and hitting the zerks. While I've run both manual and...
  14. HDN

    Can't drain fuel/water separator - Cat 3116

    I attempted to drain the fuel/water separator on my M35A3. I opened the valve and nothing came out. Looking at the fuel/water separator, nothing sticks out to me that would function as a vent button or anything to release any vacuum on the separator. I ran a small allen wrench through the...
  15. HDN

    Idle RPM vs temperature

    This is an engine question in general, although any information regarding the Cat 3116 specifically is welcome. The TM for my truck says that the engine should be at an operating temperature of 160 degrees before applying a heavy load. On a 40 degree day, this takes a half-hour at 1200 RPM to...
  16. HDN

    M35A3 Transmissions, S/Ns, and Date of Manufacture

    I was always under the impression that the M35A3 got the Allison AT1545P later on in manufacturing, and older units were built with the AT545. However, I recently discovered that my truck actually has an AT1545P transmission, dated 1995, along with the transfercase and axles. My truck is S/N...
  17. HDN

    Compressor pressure relief valve

    As I get parts to put one on my A3's compressor, I was wondering: Did the A2 trucks have them as well?
  18. HDN

    Battery Tender Setup for a Deuce

    I hooked up my deuce's batteries to a pair of 12V Battery Tenders. These units are waterproof (IP67). Each one is hooked up to a battery with the quick connect plugs and I have them tucked in between the bottom of the cab and the battery box. An outdoor extension cord powers both of them (the...
  19. HDN

    M35A3 tach fixed itself?

    I actually woke my M35A3 up from its winter slumber today to move some more big stuff from my old home. The roads were dry and looked pretty salt-free due to precipitation and melting over the past week, plus I figured on rinsing the underside of the truck with my garden hose when I was done...
  20. HDN

    Handling heavy tires

    This winter I was hoping to pull the wheels off my M35A3 to do the rim seals. Of course I forgot that they weigh nearly 400 lbs each and I sold my tractor to buy the truck (I wasn't using my tractor at all!). So how can I safely handle these wheels on my own? Would a simple hydraulic engine...
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