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    Fuel problems

    Hi You mentioned dual tanks, one source of problem is the fuel selector valve leaking air. Seems to be more of a problem as you get near the bottom of the tank as the pump is suckling harder. Diagnostic trick I used was putting a section of clear tubing in the line so the air bubbles could be seen. My experience came from similar problems on CMP 3 ton with dual tanks, and after much searching found the source of the air leak around the stem of the selector valve. Cheers Phil
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    Brains Trust help required.

    If they get to the point of dropping the sump, it will be interesting to see what they find. Dealing with antique engines the only thing similar was engines that had a sump full of sludge, remove the drain plug nothing comes out. Not to be really snarky but are they sure the dip stick they are checking is from the same sump as the drain plug? Like maybe transmission dipstick an engine sump? Cheers Phil
  3. Very clever, is this original? Thanks for sharing Cheers Phil
  4. Hi Well it is spring and the beginning of the MV (antique vehicle) driving season. So yes it is time to give your vehicle a through saftey inspection. This should be happening reguardless of requirements for MOT, DOT etc. inspection. It just takes a couple of examples of MVs or other antique vehicles having break failure in a parade with injuries resulting and stuff is going to hit the fan. I will agree when we had required inspections here in New Hampshire, the people at the inspection station had no idea how inspect my military vehicles, they just were not qualified to do it properly. In every case over a 20+ year period of these sham inspection I got inspection stickers without them inspecting or at most they would ask to see if the lights worked. Our state system now exempts all vehicles over 40 years old. Unfortunately I have seen a number of cases when brakes on military vehicles involved in Club events had brake failure. Run aways on long hills while traveling in convoy, inability to stop at stop lights. Some cases it was the same owner who just could not grasp the concept that they had to repair, adjust or replace their brake system. Strange that they never noticed that after the 2nd brake failure that a couple of us with big trucks always seemed to be in line ahead of them in parades or convoys we figured it was better for them to run into us instead of somebody driving a Jeep. One of our long time CCKW drivers recommends the following. "Everytime you start your truck, while it is warming up a little STAND ON THE BRAKES" his logic is it far better to have the peddle go to the floor while you are sitting still. As part of my own spring inspection is test my brakes on our dirt road, on a straight section at 30MPH I stomp on the brakes just hard enough to lock the brake, then release pull over and looks at the marks did all four wheels lock evenly. Thanks for bringing the topic up, you just gave me the topic for my Tech Tips section of our clubs newsletter. Cheers Phil
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    French Traffic Regulations - important changes

    Must read, just plain funny Cheers Phil
  6. Hi Do you have a website for the event? Reason I ask is like to include interesting events which are 5 to 6 months out in our local MV club newsletter. Gives our local members a feeling for what's going on around the world. Never know when someone will be traveling. Should probably say our local club draws it's members from New England and eastern Canada. Cheers Phil
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    Oops!

    Hi What is the name of the book? So the rest of us can avoid a poorly fact checked book. In the defence of the author it might have been the publisher who inserted an extra or "better " photo. Cheers Phil
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    Fuel pump diaphram material

    Hi Often trying to find this type of matierials directly from the company or thier wholesalers is a lost cause because they want to sell you a entire sheet, large enough to make hundreds diaphragms or gaskets which costs maybe hundreds if not thounsands of dollars. Try instead to find an end user of the matierial, as Ron suggests, that might have the matierial and be willing to sell small amounts. Or as I have had happen the guy reaches in to the scrap bin grabs a chunk to small for their use and gives it to you. Carry a photo of what you are working on to peak their interest, works good on MV stuff, amazing how many veterans out there. Cheers Phil
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    Replica .50 Cal

    Hi As I have not figured out how to find locations, what country are you located in? If you are in the states send me private message, we got a machinist in our club who turning out and selling some very good replicas. Pretty sure he does not sell outside the US. Cheers Phil
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    New (old) colors

    Yup, looks more like home. Thanks for all the hard work. Cheers Phil
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    Welcome back!

    Hi Joris Thanks for all the hard work moving the forum forward. Chaning to a new softward package or operating system is not easy. Now to the problem of adapting from the old layout to the new. Many of us are creatures of habit we look at forum we know where the tab we use all the time are, and may not even remember what it said. So how about a screen shot of the old forum page (tabs in particular) and the new forum page with lines connecting the old function with new function. Now on to enjoying the Forum in its new format. Again thanks Cheers Phil
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    1942 No 8 Ford (Blitz) Gun Tractor

    I like that explanation Cheers Phil
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    1942 No 8 Ford (Blitz) Gun Tractor

    Hi Great thread, always enjoy hearing about CMP family of vehicles. But got a question how did this thread end up under the Thread Heading "American Vehicles" Given the number of CMPs built do they deserve a separate heading? Perhaps something like Commonwealth Vehicle to recognize all the vehicle's produced? Being the nut in the USA who owns three restored CMPs and Im always explaining the story of these unique vehicles. Cheers Phil
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    Colouring for oil

    Hi One simple solution is to drill very small holes in the dip stick at the measure marks. The holes will retain the oil and is easier to see the level. This is a very old trick I first came across on Fords of the 40s seen it on several engings so it must have been a common trick. Cheers Phil
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    New Hampshire Member

    Hi James Your choice of heading is perfectly fine, particularly give that 59% of the Forum is from England. I just enjoyed the play on words being from the other side of the pond. Glad to hear that second generation in the MV hobby and still enjoying. Cheers Phil
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    New Hampshire Member

    Hello from member in New Hampshire, USA Hi James When I saw your title line just had to respond, welcome aboard the wonderful world of military vehicles. But from your post it looks like it may run in your family tree. Cheers Phil
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    Photobucket.......

    Hi All With nothing to base this on but a truly synical point of view about the future of the internet, my guess is that this sudden action by Photobucket is a last gasp action before they go under completely. My recommendation to anybody who has photos stored with them is download all your photos and save them to your computer. Will bet anyone (one stale donut) that within one year Photobucket will be gone. Cheers Phil
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    WWII CMP FAT rear seats

    Hi They look like standard CMP front seats with different mounting lugs. Provide some measurements to confirm. Not that CMP front seats are much easier to find. Cheers Phil
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    C60L Chevrolet 1945

    Hi Remembered I'd already posted the speedo cable on my website http://www.canadianmilitarypattern.com/Speedometer%20Page%20Notes.htm Hope this helps.
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    C60L Chevrolet 1945

    Hi The cable end at the transfer case is not a standard square end instead it is 1/4 (+/-)inch diameter with little tab out to the side. PAT 13 C60L and C60S should be same length will find my shop note book and post the dimensions and pictures. Do you need the both inner and outer? Warning - Be very careful of the routing and be sure that all the clamps along the cable are in place. Watch for clearance around the brake presume switch and starter cable. Mine shorted out on the brake switch power side got hot and melted through the insulation on the starter cable then the fun start as it nearly burned through the fuel line. Burned the wiring harness in the same area. Happen to be in the shop at the time smelled and saw the smoke shoved the CO2 in the area while remove the battery cable. Cheers Phil
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    Indian Army vehicles in Indian in WW2

    Hi Larry The photos are very interesting, thanks for sharing color photos taken in Theater of War are not as common. There may be another reason for them to be painted sand instead of OD, heat absorbed from the sun. I have three CMPs two painted sand and one painted OD. Set them out in the sun on a sunny day in July even here in New Hampshire and the sand colored one will be 25/13 F/C Degrees different. OD is 143 F or 61 C and the stone color is 118 F or 48 C. This means when you are halted sitting in the truck with the cab top inches above your head the temperature difference is very noticeable. I have no doubt that the color selection of the trucks in your pictures was not made with driver comfort in mind, more likely where they were destined at the time they were built, which might have been North Africa. Strangely I have tried the same experiment with an IR gun to measure temp on quite a few Military Vehicles and discovered that when the trucks are camo pattern they tend to take on the average temperature of the darkest color in the pattern. Will dig out photos of the test if anybody is interested. Cheers Phil
  22. Hi Jim Welcome aboard, good to see another CMP on HMVF. Cheers Phil
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    help for C15

    Hi According to Bill Gregg's Canadian Military Vehicle Series book Curb is 4260 LBs Laden 5600LBs. Cheers Phil
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    Sherman replacement track

    Good video, but the music sure the video drops the music at 4 minutes in back at 8 minutes, oh well what where they thinking. Hope the company selling the tracks has the video with no music and a clean audio that's what people paying that kind of money are going to want to see and hear. Video at "0" miles and then at 200 miles would answer a lot of questions. But it is really great that someone has invested the time effort and money in to producing new tank tracks hope they can make a decent profit on selling the tracks. Will bring more hanger queens out in to the light of day if they know that they can get new tracks. Should also help the value of Shermans. Are these full new tracks or new rubber on old track sections? Cheers Phil
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    Half shaft help required

    ,Hi Johann I have broken and replaced both rear axles shafts on my HUP first one the long side I found a replacement with help friends on MLU. When the short side broke there was no spare to be found. So I had one made by a speed shop that specializes in making axles for race cars and high purformance axles for tractor pulls. Thing is rated for something over 400HP. Cost was reasonable something like $375 in 2005. Turns out the determining factor from these axle shops is the length and will it fit in their heat treating oven. I sent them a drawing (see http://www.canadianmilitarypattern.com/PartsNeeded.html) once they said it looked like something they could do shipped them the broken axle and two weeks later I had a nice new axle shaft. Best part it fitted. So the leads on companies that can do this stuff, that have been suggested, are where I'd start. If you do go the new axle shaft route please share the information on who did the work. Cheers Phil
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