Big Boy's Toys

This is a spot for posting those old photos of your service days, your favorite tractor, whatever...Don't be shy we all love looking at pictures! No Nekkid People though, this is a "G" rated site!

Moderators: rickf, Mr. Recovery, raymond, moose53

Big Boy's Toys

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 8th, 2017, 9:35 pm

With the Alley Cat project complete and the car show coming up this weekend and a parade the following weekend I decided to keep my options WAY open by pulling Big Dog out of his hole and give him a bath and a once over. He's a 1966 Kaiser Jeep M109A3.

You simply cannot have something this size and not own a power-washer! They didn't make enough quarters to wash one of these and they don't fit in the carwash anyhow. Lichen was growing on my truck. LICHEN! I am SO ashamed. :lol:

In his hole, idling and building up air. Heavens, that buzzer is noisy! This truck hasn't been run in some time and he fired right up. Ni-i-i-i-ice! 8)
Image

Big Dog and Little Dog (MUTT) aka 'Booger". The dynamic duo. Dig that awesome slobber tube! It's so BLUE I just can't bring myself to paint it.
Image

Loping at idle for the first twenty minutes or so, it finally smoothed out. Time to get some fresh fuel, I reckon. What I have in there has Seafoam in it, mixed to the proper proportions but I suppose even that has limits.

A quick walk-around revealed a seeping wheel cylinder at the right front and a tiny, whiney little air leak somewhere down by the air tanks. It resonates so I'll be looking into that leak tomorrow when I drain the tanks and maybe even install a new glad-hand on the right rear. That's a job that has been waiting forever! It's so good to see Big Dog out in the driveway.

This truck is FOUR years older than the MUTT and ever so much prettier!

Cheers,
TJ
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby rickf » June 9th, 2017, 7:37 am

I wanted one of them in the worst way years ago when they were surplussing them out. figured the 1200.00 price was not bad but could not find the "right" one.I wanted a winch truck. Then they dried up overnight.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
rickf
General
General
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 14404
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 9th, 2017, 8:03 am

I went without the winch (obviously). The winch makes parallel parking nearly impossible. :lol: :lol: :lol:
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby rickf » June 9th, 2017, 12:08 pm

No it doesn't. OOP's Sorry. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
rickf
General
General
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 14404
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby Surveyor » June 9th, 2017, 3:12 pm

So let me get this straight. You have a Big Dog, Little Dog, and an Alley Cat? They say we have to be a little looney to own these things... I think Spike, Chester, and Sylvester would be fitting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYr74tuKyMI
1960 M151 Run #1 (working on it)
User avatar
Surveyor
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
 
2 years of membership2 years of membership
 
Posts: 352
Joined: November 13th, 2015, 2:56 pm
Location: LA

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby rickf » June 9th, 2017, 5:53 pm

Back when they had enjoyable cartoons!
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
rickf
General
General
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 14404
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 9th, 2017, 9:05 pm

NEWS FLASH! Big Dog has a case of the clap. :oops:

Bacteria in the fuel system! Oh Noooooooooooo! :roll:

Happily, modern diesel fuel doesn't smell like old fashioned diesel. Still, I think I"m just gonna take these clothes out back and set em on fire (without me in em!)
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby rickf » June 9th, 2017, 9:43 pm

Throw some biocide in there.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
rickf
General
General
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 14404
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 10th, 2017, 8:51 am

I drained the tank and set the first two 5 gallon buckets of fuel aside with the idea that what was lowest in the tank was most likely contaminated the worst. In fact, this fuel looks darker somehow. Then I put 10 gallons of fresh fuel into the tank with enough biocide (FPPF Killem) for 35 gallons and I put the remaining 25 gallons of fuel that I drained back in on top of that.

In the first two buckets I drained, the fuel looked darker somehow but that may just be my imagination because it was a very long day and I was tired and hacked off at having to deal with this and the cantankerous MUTT. I put some biocide in one of the first two buckets last night and as yet, I haven't gone out to see what the results were.
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby rickf » June 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm

The biocide should kill the bacteria and leave a coating of dead black garbage at the bottom of the tank. Will not really hurt anything but on a tank that big I would get a 3/8 or 1/2 hose and start a siphon and just vacuum the stuff of the bottom.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
rickf
General
General
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 14404
Joined: November 26th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Location: Pemberton, NJ.

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 10th, 2017, 11:06 pm

Yup, I was thinking the same thing.
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby Horst » June 11th, 2017, 11:51 pm

I definitely loved my truck. But was the only one in the family so I could not share my joy and it had to go
Image
Horst

1972 USMC M151A2 w/ROPS and M416
1962 M201 and trailer
1966 Pontiac GTO
1987 Suzuki Samurai
1987 911
1984 Ford Cutaway Skoolie
Gone: 2xM35A2c, Unimog 404S, Hanomag AL28, DKW Munga
User avatar
Horst
Colonel
Colonel
 
10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership10 years of membership
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: December 9th, 2007, 5:21 am
Location: Munich, Germany

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 12th, 2017, 12:41 am

LOVE the winch! And funny that you should say that. No one in my family has ever really warmed up to this big truck either, even after all the years of our having it. I guess it's the size that's so imposing. It does take some getting used to being around something like that. And, of course if it won't run for some reason, you had better have your act together (and your wallet) because it's going to be about 16,000 lbs of dead weight.
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby Surveyor » June 13th, 2017, 9:23 am

Just saw this on CL ...

1953 Willy's jeep M38 A1 Runs great, clean title, it is a military jeep in very good condition for a 1953, needs starter and a set of tires, It has a wench and a rear heater, This is a M38 A1 military jeep.

Thought about it briefly.... I can't hardly keep up with the one I have now much less two. :D (Don't tell her I said that!)
1960 M151 Run #1 (working on it)
User avatar
Surveyor
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
 
2 years of membership2 years of membership
 
Posts: 352
Joined: November 13th, 2015, 2:56 pm
Location: LA

Re: Big Boy's Toys

Postby m3a1 » June 13th, 2017, 11:21 am

Go for it, man! (I'm what you'd call "an enabler") Having two means almost always having spare parts! :lol: :lol: :lol:
m3a1
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
 
3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
 
Posts: 999
Joined: August 7th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Next

Return to Favorite Pictures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Customization by G838.org