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Re: Swamp Buggy

Postby rickf » May 23rd, 2016, 11:17 am

The quick and easy way to tell is the bolt pads for the exhaust are much wider. The area where the exhaust manifold seats is wider also so you will be able to use an exhaust gasket kit without worrying about intake leaks.
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Postby Surveyor » August 3rd, 2016, 10:07 pm

Update: A2 take-off head came in from Red River (looks great!) but I'll probably lap the valves since it's easy to do now rather than later. Gasket kit, rings, flex-hone, various sprays and lubes now on the shelf. Pulled the #2 piston out and removed the rings this evening after work. What a pita. Top two rings were stuck like chuck but I finally got them off. I'm hoping 1 and 3 are better but guessing 4 will probably be about the same. Saw TJ had door frames I thought were cheap so ordered a couple. Slow and steady. Saw this the other day and made me smile... :D

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Postby Surveyor » August 13th, 2016, 5:54 pm

Hey Rickf, I decided to put enough of it back together just to see what the compression was like on them now after new rings and honing. Despite the pitting on #2 (large area but shallow) and 2 tries setting the valve clearance correctly this time I got

125 - 113- 124 - 114

(if autozone sold me a good gauge). I may be able to squeeze a little more out lapping the valves. Bonehead move to run as is? With my limited knowledge of engines I'm guessing she'll just burn oil a bit on #2 or am I looking at a major disaster?

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Postby rickf » August 13th, 2016, 6:45 pm

No major disaster. It will burn oil and possibly foul plugs but nothing will break apart. The top ring will probably rock in the ring groove and wear the groove in the piston but to salvage the engine you would need new pistons anyway and that one is looking pretty sad as it is. Run it and keep your eyes open for a good take out engine.
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Postby Surveyor » August 13th, 2016, 8:31 pm

Understood. Thanks.
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Postby Surveyor » September 26th, 2016, 7:25 am

New versus old radiator mounts. Not sure if they are original to a straight m151 or someone made do.

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Postby Surveyor » February 12th, 2017, 8:17 pm

Doing what I can when I find the time. Today some good news. I finally see the hood numbers and they match the dash plate. 3 inch high letters and pretty much almost down to the metal. Neon orange definitely came at a later date. The underneath side of the hood appears to have stayed green throughout its life but under a brushed coat I found hand painted letters in neon orange that I believe says Kelly + Phil's. :)

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Postby Surveyor » April 18th, 2017, 11:58 am

a. Serial Number (VIN number) ------ 514
b. Registration Number ----- 2D1630
c. NSN without dashes ----- 2320005424783
d. Where you bought it ------- MV collector in Missouri
e. Bumper numbers 2Δ4CAV (best i can tell under mutiple layers of paint)
f. Type of vehicle/item. M151


From Bikeman on Steel Soldiers...

Most M151s with that NSN have the Serial number and registration number as the same (not always but they do in the "2D" range).

There's 2D1472, but then it jumps to 2D1722. There's also only 79 records listed for this NIIN.

Sorry I can't help any more.

Edit Note: a1's and a2's have separate NSN#s so those obviously are not in the 79 straights he has info on.
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Postby m3a1 » April 18th, 2017, 5:23 pm

Good to see you're still at it!
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Postby Surveyor » November 17th, 2017, 7:27 pm

After a bad week, got off at noon and went and spent some quality time on the Swamp Buggy. After working here and there I finally got down to seeing if I did okay with my tear down and rebuild. Happy to report...

She's Alive! Have to run with the choke slighty pulled out but she ran a good.

Thanks rickf and everyone else here for all the advice. Now to move on to the brakes. :D
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