What have you done to your FMTV or LMTV today

chucky

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Elesa should be availlable also in the US, it's a worldwide company...
This is the wrong co. disregaurd this info The rite info is go to elesa.com twinsburg ohio then search (toothed clamping) on their page and you get alot more options than just the one in threads above Im talking about the info i put on earlier with the co. info in the uk !
 

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finally finished mounting 5 "new" MVTs ( big thanks to Ryan at Colony tire)...once you get into a rhythm they go pretty fast.. rebuilt the CTIS lines as well...o rings , diaphragms and I now see Will is selling rebuild kits with new hardware....ugh
 

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finally finished mounting 5 "new" MVTs ( big thanks to Ryan at Colony tire)...once you get into a rhythm they go pretty fast.. rebuilt the CTIS lines as well...o rings , diaphragms and I now see Will is selling rebuild kits with new hardware....ugh
Did you have any problems getting the valves apart with out breaking the four screws that hold it together?
I’ve been replacing all 7 tires and had a hard time getting them apart without breaking or twisting off the heads even after soaking them with PB for 5 days.
 

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Did you have any problems getting the valves apart with out breaking the four screws that hold it together?
I’ve been replacing all 7 tires and had a hard time getting them apart without breaking or twisting off the heads even after soaking them with PB for 5 days.
yes and no....the first CTIS valve I broke 2 screws... carelessness on my part.... I had a protein shake in the morning that gave me super human strength..lol... in reality I muscles my way through the first 2 and they broke clean off.....ez out was to no avail.. I used a drill press and gingerly removed the broken bolt... re-tapped them and all was aok.. as for the remaining 18 screws.. PB Blaster the night before...following morning I gently used a air hammer and punch to delicately vibrate the screws... more PB Blaster as I used my HF impact drill set on 1... right left right left.. adding a bit more torque each time ..and wah lah.. all remaining screws came out.... I replaced all screws with a dab of anti seize and a lock washer.... bottom line ..take your time and be patient. As a side note , I did not use a torch..
 

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yes and no....the first CTIS valve I broke 2 screws... carelessness on my part.... I had a protein shake in the morning that gave me super human strength..lol... in reality I muscles my way through the first 2 and they broke clean off.....ez out was to no avail.. I used a drill press and gingerly removed the broken bolt... re-tapped them and all was aok.. as for the remaining 18 screws.. PB Blaster the night before...following morning I gently used a air hammer and punch to delicately vibrate the screws... more PB Blaster as I used my HF impact drill set on 1... right left right left.. adding a bit more torque each time ..and wah lah.. all remaining screws came out.... I replaced all screws with a dab of anti seize and a lock washer.... bottom line ..take your time and be patient. As a side note , I did not use a torch..
As I said I soaked them for 5 before I even tried to taking them apart, and I tried everything you did except for the air hammer, I used a regular hammer and punch. One came apart clean, one had one break off, another had two break off and one all four broke off. The other are still soaking.
I'll drilled out and re-tap the ones that didn't come out., what a PITA! The easy-out was worthless!
 

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looking back.. Suprman has compete CTIS valve rebuild kits available on the cheap using all new parts...I should have bought 5 kits.. ugh
Yeah I seen that. His has the top part of the valve but all I would have needed is the bottom part, everything else was good except for the diaphragms. Before taking them apart I had already purchased the rubber diaphragms which I knew would need replacing.
Well, live and learn, and I did.
 

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I can now close out two major projects on my M1081! About three weeks ago, I finally installed 3.07 diffs, with an Eaton locker in the rear.
Installing the Eaton into the rear diff was simple other than running out of Lock-Tite!
Rear diff notes: In replacing the rear drive shafts, I had to jack one tire and cage it's brakes to rotate the hub and align the splines on the shaft. That's because of the locker preventing free spinning of the hub and diff.
Front diff notes: I didn't disassemble the hub assembly, I removed it as a complete unit by pulling the king pins and lifting the entire hub assembly from the axle as a unit. Didn't have to disassemble/measure/reassemble front hubs. Used an engine hoist for lifting and moving. Was fiddly but I found a trick: The front drive shafts are also threaded like the rear shafts. I pulled the hub plug, put a threaded a piece of all-thread into the end of the shaft, put a 1" diameter, 18" long pipe nipple, washer, and nut on the end of the shaft. That gave me an excellent handle to manipulate the shaft when I was reinstalling the hubs and shafts.
Diffs are a very tight fit into the axle housings, but used an ATV lift with a few 2x4s to align the parts.
Kobalt battery impact did everything except the king pin bolts. Kudos on a powerful tool!

And today, I removed/rebuilt, and replaced the treadle/foot valve for the brakes. I had been getting venting from the vent in front of the radiator, and troubleshooting showed I was getting air bypassing the valve internally. I was able to remove the treadle valve but reaching into the dash assembly for the bolts was a real time-waster and PITA. I used air tool oil to lube all parts prior to reassembly. The valve itself is fairly simple, just nested parts, a few springs and e-clips. No more air venting when I'm not pressing the pedal.

Both jobs done solo. Just take time, use mechanical leverage and power tools. Much happier camper!
 

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I can now close out two major projects on my M1081! About three weeks ago, I finally installed 3.07 diffs, with an Eaton locker in the rear.
Installing the Eaton into the rear diff was simple other than running out of Lock-Tite!
Rear diff notes: In replacing the rear drive shafts, I had to jack one tire and cage it's brakes to rotate the hub and align the splines on the shaft. That's because of the locker preventing free spinning of the hub and diff.
Front diff notes: I didn't disassemble the hub assembly, I removed it as a complete unit by pulling the king pins and lifting the entire hub assembly from the axle as a unit. Didn't have to disassemble/measure/reassemble front hubs. Used an engine hoist for lifting and moving. Was fiddly but I found a trick: The front drive shafts are also threaded like the rear shafts. I pulled the hub plug, put a threaded a piece of all-thread into the end of the shaft, put a 1" diameter, 18" long pipe nipple, washer, and nut on the end of the shaft. That gave me an excellent handle to manipulate the shaft when I was reinstalling the hubs and shafts.
Diffs are a very tight fit into the axle housings, but used an ATV lift with a few 2x4s to align the parts.
Kobalt battery impact did everything except the king pin bolts. Kudos on a powerful tool!

And today, I removed/rebuilt, and replaced the treadle/foot valve for the brakes. I had been getting venting from the vent in front of the radiator, and troubleshooting showed I was getting air bypassing the valve internally. I was able to remove the treadle valve but reaching into the dash assembly for the bolts was a real time-waster and PITA. I used air tool oil to lube all parts prior to reassembly. The valve itself is fairly simple, just nested parts, a few springs and e-clips. No more air venting when I'm not pressing the pedal.

Both jobs done solo. Just take time, use mechanical leverage and power tools. Much happier camper!
Do you have pictures of the steps by chance?

Great job solo.


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A customer now friend came in this week to build his dream truck. We started out with an M1078A1 w/w and changed it to a M1079A1 w/w. What a nice rare bird she is now. I upped the HP, set cruise control, and other things under the hood to wake her up too.
 

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A customer now friend came in this week to build his dream truck. We started out with an M1078A1 w/w and changed it to a M1079A1 w/w. What a nice rare bird she is now. I upped the HP, set cruise control, and other things under the hood to wake her up too.
Well, when you take such good care of your customers, you are bound to make a few friends.


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Well, when you take such good care of your customers, you are bound to make a few friends.


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Well this friend (and I do mean friend) sweet talked me out of my new trailer. I got to keep the connex at least. I wish him well as it will be his home for the next 5 years. It will be SUCH a badass rig when he's done.
 

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Had my drivers side hydraulic cylinder start leaking for the suspension compression system so I did what most would. I removed the whole system and capped the outlets at the manifold. Took a little while but nothing hard. Much cleaner now on the frame. I still have to paint the frame back green but that’s no big deal.
 

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Well this friend (and I do mean friend) sweet talked me out of my new trailer. I got to keep the connex at least. I wish him well as it will be his home for the next 5 years. It will be SUCH a badass rig when he's done.
Did you get it in ga. the trailer that is a few months back i looked at 12 of them i think it was a auction co was moving ?
 
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chucky

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Well this friend (and I do mean friend) sweet talked me out of my new trailer. I got to keep the connex at least. I wish him well as it will be his home for the next 5 years. It will be SUCH a badass rig when he's done.
Did that trailer ever get a m-something military designation number that auction is the only ones i ve ever seen .
 
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