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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby rickf » November 1st, 2017, 7:28 am

Now you know why nobody has been tailgating you recently. :lol:
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
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12/1952 M100- Departed
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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby m3a1 » November 1st, 2017, 7:35 am

Too true!
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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby m3a1 » November 11th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Ok, here's just a little more on the cause of the mysterious power drain that turned out to be brake lights. I said that the issue was with the adjustment on the rod connecting the switch and the brake pedal. Technically, that is true but as it turns out there was another issue that was the real reason for all this.

For some reason, my brake pedal is not returning to its fully neutral position. So, for now I am turning off my service lights when I'm away from the truck until I have a handle on the pedal issue. This may mean having to drop the pedals from the mount and check everything out, which is going to be a bit of a bother since I have a ROPS kit. When I put my new master cylinder in, I had the whole assembly out and it got cleaned and lubed so I'm very curious as to why things are hanging up at this point. Perhaps the cause is that the pedal's slack adjuster is out of adjustment. We shall see.

Anyway, if you are experiencing a mysterious power drain, have a look at your brake pedal first. If it's a little forward of where it ought to be when it's at rest, that just might be the cause of your troubles.

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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby m3a1 » November 29th, 2017, 8:36 pm

So, I was scrounging around looking for the new carburetor for my halftrack (it's stored in a .50 cal can, and as you know, they all look the same :cry: ) but what did I find instead? Two sets of risers for the MG mount and a base from an M4 pedestal which was cut about 5" above the base plate. I was buying stuff while I was in Afghanistan so there's no telling what else I have squirreled away. I'm quite sure I don't have a proper M4 pedestal, so I was looking around for a suitable substitute for the M4 because I'm not dropping half a grand on what is essentially a metal tube and a cup just so I can go shoot off my truck.

What I DO have on hand is the correct M6 pedestal for a HMMWV. My first concern was adapting the base plate to the risers and it appears I can weld up the original mounting holes and cut the base plate down to the appropriate dimensions with little trouble. Since the base plate is quite simple, and removable, this isn't an irrevocable knock to the value of the pedestal.

The Second concern is the overall height. As I'm sure most of you are aware, the M4 pedestal has a removable riser to allow the MUTT's top to be installed. As it turns out, the M6 has a very tricksy extendable riser. It can be raised and lowered in the tube and secured to a variety of heights by means of a detent pin and frankly, I LOVE the idea of that option. Now, this doesn't get me out of the woods because, when fully stowed in the tube, the whole thing is just a bit too tall for having the top on. But, remove the pin and the retaining bolt, the whole thing comes out.

The M6 pedestal employs four support legs but I'm not firing a .50 off this thing...just a 1919 rebored to .308 so I'm sure I'm OK there.

Does anyone have any thoughts about this (aside from Rick's hatred for anyone willing to drill holes in an uncut, unarmed 1970 A2?) Am I missing anything?

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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby rickf » November 29th, 2017, 9:11 pm

I always thought the HMMWV used a gun ring mount, not a pedestal? Of coarse I am a bit OLD to have seen the HMMWV in service. All the ones I see on the ranges next to my house have gun rings. Most of them now are sporting 40mm cannons?
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Re: Waking up a Texas M151A2

Postby m3a1 » November 30th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Yeah, some of the soft tops had a centrally mounted pedestal.
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