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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #140 on: August 06, 2015, 01:29:22 pm »
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #141 on: August 06, 2015, 01:38:03 pm »
Prolly a 389 and a turbohydromatic.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #142 on: August 06, 2015, 02:11:57 pm »
 


  Close! It's a 389 all right, backed by it's original 4 speed fully automatic dual range Super HydraMatic :)





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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #143 on: August 06, 2015, 02:15:07 pm »
RCJ that would be dis-mounted cavalry. Shanks mare you know. A lovely bunch of coconuts! 
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Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #145 on: August 06, 2015, 07:43:15 pm »



Y'all can ride on the back.

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  I remember when you got that-it is too cool!!!





 

  You could put some sides on it, put about 20 of us back there with AKs, G3s, FALs, BM59s etc and we could do a Somalian drive by :D



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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #146 on: August 06, 2015, 07:58:20 pm »
But, Charles, we're not "most people"! I'd ride up in that!

Or Drydock's truck, too. But I might have to set aside an extra day for the trip, what's the cruising speed on that truck? I remember my '53 1 ton would go 50-55, but it was really wound up doing it. 45-50 was more like it. But that was back in the 55 days anyway, so it wasn't a problem then.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #147 on: August 06, 2015, 08:39:25 pm »




I remember my '53 1 ton would go 50-55, but it was really wound up doing it. 45-50 was more like it. But that was back in the 55 days anyway, so it wasn't a problem then.



 I bet you really had to put a load on that to even need the granny gear.





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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #148 on: August 06, 2015, 09:28:51 pm »
Its got a pretty tall high range gear in the rear axle.  (Rod and cable actuated with the OTHER gear shift)  and will cruise 55-60 comfortably on flat ground.  Stopping takes some planning though . . .
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #149 on: August 06, 2015, 10:00:57 pm »
Two speed rear axle does make a difference, my 1 ton was just a single speed. Never really found a load big enough to need granny gear, but it was useful for creeping around the farm. I don't think I ever had a hay crew load it, just loaded it myself, most of the fields were flat enough I just slip it out of gear and leave it sit idling while I stacked it.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #150 on: August 09, 2015, 12:14:52 am »
Drydock, did you get all the new tires on that?

Was just looking online earlier, for mine I would need 6- 700x18 tires,$188 plus flaps and tubes, and a radiator,$3-400 just as a minimum to get it rolling around again. Unless I could find some other radiator I could "Bubba" into it....

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #151 on: August 09, 2015, 09:41:43 pm »
I've got 6 new tires, 7.50x20 thru the local MFA, along with flaps and tubes.  Got to get them mounted yet.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2015, 07:20:00 pm »
So the next step is finding an old time tire guy that's not scared to death of split rims.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #153 on: August 10, 2015, 09:39:18 pm »
 



   I think most of the paranoia of split rims was started by mechanics trying to make everything they did seem like voodoo black magic that you had to pay an arm and a leg for-kind of like some gunsmiths with headspace, refinishing-you name it.  Yeah, if you do something blatantly wrong that hoop might come flying off.  I've changed tires on them-it aint rocket science! :D





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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #154 on: August 10, 2015, 10:15:15 pm »
I used to help bust tires on 5-Tons all the time.  When we inflated them we just parked the truck on top of the wheel to make sure it didn't hurt anybody even if it DID fly apart.  Not that big a deal.
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #155 on: August 11, 2015, 06:13:00 am »
I used to help bust tires on 5-Tons all the time.  When we inflated them we just parked the truck on top of the wheel to make sure it didn't hurt anybody even if it DID fly apart.  Not that big a deal.

We had a tire cage in our motor pool. Only time I remember we had a ring come off, was on the duals on a 2 1/2 ton, and they just drove it back to the motor pool, only thing to notice was the gap between the duals was gone.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2015, 08:32:49 pm »
  


Well I figured you two had some experience with them!

  When I first came in the Army, we had some "duece 'en a halfs" with tires on them from 1955! On that note-Yes, I was in the Army at one time-it's America-you can do more than one branch! :D






..............................and will cruise 55-60 comfortably on flat ground.  Stopping takes some planning though . . .






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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #157 on: August 15, 2015, 10:29:24 pm »
Soldier and then a Marine............I sense a campfire story that needs to be told!
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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #158 on: August 15, 2015, 11:11:36 pm »
 


Well I figured you two had some experience with them!

  When I first came in the Army, we had some "duece 'en a halfs" with tires on them from 1955! On that note-Yes, I was in the Army at one time-it's America-you can do more than one branch! :D





 

I don't know how old the tires were, probably not that old on the ones that were in Germany. But when I was in AIT at Ft Leonard Wood, we still were using Gas engine Duece and a halfs. No telling how old the tires were, they may have been warehoused for years. And since I was a mechanic and not a driver, our driving training was just limited to on post, not like the truck drivers, they go all around the area for training.

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Re: 2015 Grand Muster
« Reply #159 on: August 16, 2015, 07:09:47 pm »







I don't know how old the tires were, probably not that old on the ones that were in Germany. But when I was in AIT at Ft Leonard Wood.................................






Now you see, there goes that "balance of the universe" thing-Col Niederlander was in the Marines and You went to Fort Leonardwood which is where I did my basic training in the Army. Things always happen for a purpose and there a reason for everything!










Soldier and then a Marine............I sense a campfire story that needs to be told!






  You certainly have some insight. How do you know that I would rather eat off a tin plate, sleep in a tent and sit around a campfire and not go stay in a comfy hotel with the Texans and New York City people?.........................Hey, that reminds me of a good campfire story! :D

 





 

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