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  1. mikev

    RECO Defense is closed indefinitely

    All, I just found out (today) from Gary's wife Jane that Gary passed away last Nov 30, 2020 from a battle with cancer. I knew Gary outside of Steel Soldiers and he was truly a nice guy and an "expert" on all military commo from the 70's and 80's... She wrote me that they are closed and have...
  2. mikev

    Won a 1984 M1010 CUCV ambulance yesterday...

    Hello CUCV Fans, I haven't posted in a long time, but check the Classified every day for "deals"... Always wanted a CUCV ambulance as we had them in my USAR M110 8" Self Propelled Howitzer battalion and were great on those hot / cold days and nights at Ft. McCoy, WI during live fire exercises...
  3. mikev

    Anyone live near Palmetto, Florida?

    Guy is selling a M59 cooking range in Palmetto, FL and I live in mid TN (762 miles). Wondering if someone would be passing Palmetto and coming to TN, AL or GA? This range is in a larger alum. box and appears to be pallet size (48x48). Would fit in the bed of a pickup. Will pay cash of course...
  4. mikev

    My M925 is "missing" some rear dogbones...???

    Hello All, After reading horror stories of self-destructing dogbone bushings, I checked my rear axles. There are no top dogbones on the driver side of my 5 ton. No axle u-bolts, dogbone mount, nothing...??? Right side axles have the upper dogbones and corresponding axle mounts. Both rear axles...
  5. mikev

    M925 "bobber" highlighted on MSN > Autos website

    Anyone see this write-up and slideshow under Autos on MSN website? https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/with-a-1984-am-general-m-925-modified-you-can-conquer-all/ar-AABbJcD?li=BBnb4R5
  6. mikev

    Question about parking brake cables for a M149A2 Water Buffalo

    Hi All, I purchased a M149A2 Water Buffalo and am having trouble sourcing parking brake cables for it... The NSN is 2530-00-863-5596 and part # is MS53060-6. The cable is 60.125 inch overall length. wbparts states it is also for a M103 trailer (chassis). Eastern Surplus list it, but no...
  7. mikev

    Buying my first "big" truck - M925A1...

    Buying my first "big" truck - M925A0... Hello All, Been a while since I have posted... Anyways, buying a 1986 M925A0 (or as CSM Davis told me M925 "basic" or M925A0 - thanks Jeff!) in IN and driving it back to TN while flat towing my 1986 M1009 CUCV behind it - about 440 miles each way...
  8. mikev

    M1031 start then stalling problem solved...

    I've been working on my 1986 M1031 SECM w/ Wisconsin gas and Hobart welder genset combo for last couple of months. Problem I had was on initial startup, engine would shut-off after 5-10 seconds and would not restart without a couple of whiffs of starting fluid (please, no lectures on starting...
  9. mikev

    Any TN members going to the GA rally and coming back via I-65?

    Wondering if any TN members are passing Exit 37 on I-65 upon return from the GA Rally and got room for a couple of 7lb each (new in the box) privacy tents I bought from Bobby (Streamline)? David (Thundercracker) is getting them from Bobby and will bring them back his way (Huntsville), but a...
  10. mikev

    Another "source" for alternator and p.s. belts for our CUCVS...

    I found a place on the 'net that sells alternator and power steering belts for our CUCVs. I put these on my newly acquired 1986 M1008 CUCV pickup and they fit perfectly with the adjustments in the "middle range" of the brackets. Can't comment on longivity, but look to be pretty good belts at a...
  11. mikev

    Change that small coolant hose on your 6.2 liter CUCV engine...

    I acquired a 1986 M1008 CUCV pickup from a GSA auction recently. While changing out the original heater hoses, I squeezed the short coolant hose that runs between the cross-over housing and water pump fitting. It felt "soft", so I removed it and discovered it was split (cut ?) on the backside...
  12. mikev

    No more Wellman ("Swellman") glow plugs in my CUCVs...

    Never again will I install Wellman glow plugs in my CUCVs. AC Delco and Bosch replaced the ones below... Some of you guys have had good luck with Wellmans, not me - so no more installing them in my CUCVs. The first batch of photos show Wellmans with 6 months and maybe 250 miles on them from my...
  13. mikev

    1985 M1008 DANA 60 front axle pinion gear bearing replacement advice

    During a starter change-out, discovered lots of slop in the drive flange assembly. Pulled the diff cover and water poured out plus sludge. Ebay seller and infrequent SS member said "all fluids new" in his ad - yeah, right...:x So, looks like I need both drive pinion bearings plus seals. I'm...
  14. mikev

    Problem with Search and going to a second page - getting this error message:

    MessageSorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. I was in the CUCV forum section, typed "glo-plugs" and received 21 pages of results. After reading the first page, clicked on second page and got the above message. Clicked on the fourth page and got the same message. Went to the...
  15. mikev

    GL's larger photos snafu - calling GL...

    It's nice that GL is now using larger photos on many auctions - the only problem is the GL website picture viewer will not maximize to show the entire photo (one has to use horizontal and vertical sliders to view each photo). Hey GL, can you fix that?
  16. mikev

    Anyone near Richmond, VA and coming toward TN or MS?

    The seller of the M1008 bow and cover kit thinks his son can deliver it to a SS member around May 3rd ish in Richmond, VA. Any SS members in that area? I'm planning to go to the GA rally in Oct provided I'm not deployed OCONUS, so maybe we can met there or in VA? A real long shot, but...
  17. mikev

    Anyone near Sodus, NY and coming toward TN or MS?

    I bought a new M1008 cargo cover w/ bows kit from a guy off craigslist and he lives in Sodus, NY. map: sodus ny - Google Maps I live in middle TN, but could meet you in a neighboring state (IN, KY, AL, GA). Also could receive it at Camp Shelby, MS if someone was coming to do a recovery...
  18. mikev

    New M1008 owner

    Well, bought this truck off eBay nearly two months ago and fellow SS member treessw went to IN to recover it for me. Treessw got it to me on time and within budget despite being 5 miles from a tornado near the seller's location. A true recovery "warrior"...!!!:beer: Thank you treessw...
  19. mikev

    MEP 016D purchase from Camp Shelby update...

    Well, GL works at record speed to invoice us buyers. Won my MEP 016D yesterday and by noon today had an email telling me my invoice was paid in full... :wink: I recovered the genset and took it to my generator buddy. He jumped it off with a two-wheel jumper cart deal and it fired up. Glad to...
  20. mikev

    Leads on M1008 OEM style vinyl floor covering...?

    Like the title said, I'm looking for an OEM looking black, molded vinyl floor covering similar to what came from GM. This is for a 1985 M1008 pickup I bought, but haven't taken possession of yet. I did a search (no joy) and other than LMC Truck, does anyone have a lead on where to buy one...
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