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by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Museum

NY City's Long Island is not exactly my neck of the woods! Actually that is where my Mustang GT came from originally but that area is way to expensive for me!!! And I hate any type of city with a passion!!!
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 173
Views: 15972

Re: M718A1 restoration

Ken, do you have any paper on this idea?
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 173
Views: 15972

Re: M718A1 restoration

Ford never had the side drain and my guess is that AMG used up the Ford engines as they went and the ones built for AMG were painted black. In 72 AMG has JUST gotten the contract so they were still using up some of the Ford stuff I am sure. Painting the undercarriage black is easy, aim gun and pull ...
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Beverly Hillbillies
Replies: 502
Views: 33431

Re: Beverly Hillbillies

Curious about the batteries, all I ever see in carts is Trojans. No, Not that kind, not enough room unless you are a teenager. :twisted: :roll: Can you give me the specs and prices? I might be interested in a couple for the RV.
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-151 grill decals
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: M-151 grill decals

I think he means that is what is on the decal. Sort of what the millennials put on their wannabe Jeeps. Not our style here. As far as the site selling them you have to keep in mind a couple things. First is you have to buy in bulk, so yea,3-5 bucks a piece, for at least 500. We have what? 10-15 acti...
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 173
Views: 15972

Re: M718A1 restoration

I am thinking the black engines and undercarriage came with AMG. That engine being a 71 contract was most likely a Ford contract engine and in my opinion would be green originally. Is the vehicle a Ford or AMG?
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Museum

The guy is a real piece of work that is for sure. He was closed for some time after some relatives of a friend conspired to rob him while she got him to take her out shopping and to a food place. They drove one of his trucks right through the doors and stole many full auto weapons. Raised a big stin...
by rickf
January 20th, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Vulnerability
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Fire Vulnerability

Yes, it is the vapor, but you need a roughly 14 to one ratio of oxygen to gas vapor for that explosion to occur. In a gas tank the vapor is about pure, almost zero oxygen. You can put a lit match to the gas filler and it will light the vapors at the filler and sometimes even give a whoosh as it clea...
by rickf
January 20th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. DevilDog7090
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: R.I.P. DevilDog7090

Well, I am not going to say yes or no to that but you do 5,6,8,10 tours in an area where everyone hates you and you are constantly under fire but you are not allowed to shoot back because of politics, and heaven forbid you do kill a civilian! you are going to be hung in both countries. Officially. T...
by rickf
January 20th, 2021, 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. DevilDog7090
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: R.I.P. DevilDog7090

Had to look him up since I didn't remember him. Only a couple years older than me. Thanks for letting us know.

The WWII Vets are about all gone, now it is the Korean and Vietnam Vets turn. Korean war ended 67 years ago and Vietnam 43 years ago. Millennials don't remember or care about either war.
by rickf
January 20th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: not much to do
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: not much to do

You are getting old Horst! I remember when we first met at Aberdeen it was the coldest it had ever been at that time of the year and all you had was a fairly light for the weather sweater. We all offered some warmer cloths but you said you were fine. The running joke that weekend was the damn tough ...
by rickf
January 19th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: M151 For Sale
Topic: "Crusher" and "Rustbucket" have to go
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: "Crusher" and "Rustbucket" have to go

Pretty sure, just need to work out the delivery details.
by rickf
January 19th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: No first or second gear
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: No first or second gear

If you are going to do that you might as well jack up the front also and run it in four wheel drive to flush out the transfer case also but don't overdo it, there is not a lot of shear strength to tranny fluid, none actually, so it will not be real good for the gears. Keep the speed down. And pull b...
by rickf
January 19th, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: No first or second gear
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: No first or second gear

If it was shifting alright up to that point I don't think the roughness it the problem, It sounds like maybe the syncro springs and blocks may have gotten damaged or knocked out of the center slider. I have a transmission apart in a box, I will see if I can find that part for show and tell.
by rickf
January 19th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Looking for Details on a Gun Jeep
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: Looking for Details on a Gun Jeep

It's interesting to note that in the center pic that mutt has the supplied protection armor kit underneath with the 30 cal machine guns and in the other pics the armor plate is missing although it looks like the mounts are still there, The m60s appear to be in the last pic, again, without the bottom...