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by rickf
August 13th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL military vinyl lettering
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: REAL military vinyl lettering

I saw them stuck in Vietnam, usually on the side of a road in a ditch where it was swamped on one side and the other side was basically not touching the ground.
by rickf
August 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 91
Views: 9107

Re: M718A1 restoration

CHEAP!!!!!
by rickf
August 13th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please be responsible during Kung Flu
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Please be responsible during Kung Flu

Hey, when this first blew up I was wearing my N99 paint mask complete with organic filters. You want to talk about strange looks. Remember that I am in NJ where it took off fast and furious and any kind of mask was impossible to find. That was back when they first were saying that a mask was not nec...
by rickf
August 12th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Beverly Hillbillies
Replies: 360
Views: 16989

Re: Beverly Hillbillies

Good point! Something to think about with military vehicle rallies also.
by rickf
August 12th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: fuelpump
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: fuelpump

Hopefully it did not run so long that it ruined the bearings! That is the main problem with the fording vent on the fuel pump. That vent is there for the main reason so that if the diaphragm breaks you will visibly see the gas running out of the side of the pump and stop running it. Without being ab...
by rickf
August 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Best source for vacuum line routing?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Best source for vacuum line routing?

Can't see what you have since it is on the other side but no real need to have the vacuum pump if you are running electric wipers. Do be sure to hook the vacuum up to the distributor though since you need to remove the ozone created by the sparks inside the cap. Contrary to popular belief the vacuum...
by rickf
August 11th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Oddball vehicles
Topic: Gamma Goat
Replies: 52
Views: 461

Re: Gamma Goat

Moot point, it is on the ground. Just worked around it and trimmed off all the stuff I knew was not holding it and then when I got to the touchy stuff I made sure there was a tree between me and what I was doing so if it went I was protected. In the end it was a large group of branches all jammed be...
by rickf
August 11th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Beverly Hillbillies
Replies: 360
Views: 16989

Re: Beverly Hillbillies

And hideaway headlights!
by rickf
August 11th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Oddball vehicles
Topic: Gamma Goat
Replies: 52
Views: 461

Re: Gamma Goat

Personally, I'd be considering felling that trunk and allowing it to take the upper bit with it. Is that an option? Not really an option since the way the upper part is attached it is most likely going to go in the direction of all the stuff I am trying to protect. And even if I could pull it the o...
by rickf
August 11th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Best source for vacuum line routing?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Best source for vacuum line routing?

Hey Dave, Is that one of those new in the box engines that was for sale back in those days? :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: I remember seeing a few of them. Advertised as "new in box" or "New government rebuilt" and this is what would show up.
by rickf
August 10th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Oddball vehicles
Topic: Gamma Goat
Replies: 52
Views: 461

Re: Gamma Goat

Come on up to NJ where I have your Tx. heat and NJ humidity and on top of all that I have a massive pine tree that broke off 20 feet up and is just trying to finish falling right on my container with all of my M-37 parts in it and on the collection of M-37 beds and body parts. You can barely see the...
by rickf
August 10th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Beverly Hillbillies
Replies: 360
Views: 16989

Re: Beverly Hillbillies

A Cord. Sweet car!
by rickf
August 10th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Best source for vacuum line routing?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Best source for vacuum line routing?

While working on recent exhaust manifold issue, I finally got to lay my hands around this A1 engine. But with some A2 fuel tank and other MUTT salad issue, I noticed several vacuum lines with sheet rock screws or other various methods of plugging the lines. I would like to go through this engine ba...
by rickf
August 10th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Best source for vacuum line routing?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Best source for vacuum line routing?

The fitting on the back of the intake manifold does go to the wipers eventually so if that was the problem then there must have been a fairly large leak in that line somewhere.
by rickf
August 9th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Afterfire pop?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Afterfire pop?

The speedo cable was brand new................ But how many years ago? The grease could have dried out. How high is your idle? It should be fairly low. Even with a rich idle and exhaust leaks they don't usually backfire unless they are running fast enough to dump a lot of raw gas at shut down.