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  1. I understand a few folks got scammed by him? What ever happened? he was on the steel soldiers forum under that name with a listed address of Jarocin, Poland. I have been searching for more brdm2 parts sources and came across “fourtankmen.com”. listed address? jarocin, Poland. councidence?
  2. Purchased (New) from International Repot Depot in 2016, delivered in 2017. Getting cleaned! Interior. After 4 years of bouncing in and out it was in need of a good blast After, much cleaner ! All done! I have a title and tags being sent to me from Vermont. I went the Dirt Legal way since our local DMV was shut down due to the COVID stuff going on. It was pricey but I wanted to have it running sooner, not later. This is my second BRDM. My first one was bought from Indiana and sold to a gentleman here (Nutt68) who then sold it to another guy who is bringing it back to Texas. Mine is more or less how they come off the factory floor. It's in immaculate condition. There's a bunch of little things that need to be fixed from the vehicle sitting for so long. Bulbs, lights, indicators, seals, etc. But the primary things we are fixing soon before the road test are: Tires-I have 4 new tires here that need to be put on. Brakes-test. Trans-change oil. Turn signals and brake lights-replace bulbs/change to LED Engine-change oil again. Minor stuff- Wire brush/ prime paint rear cargo Complete PKT kit and shoot DRIVE I normally start and run it 2 times a month. It always starts fairly quickly. A rather disappointing day working on the BRDM. Hooked up the PKT solenoid and the firing circuit works. Just need to finish the gun. I changed the transmission oil. It was very low and nasty. Flushed it with 2 gallons of extra 90w I had then poured in 8ish liters of ep90. The PTO is the fill hole for the entire trans. Shifts much smoother now and the synchros are actually functioning well and it hits second gear without any problems! Ya. While driving it with Ben it started making weird noises. PTO was spinning the winch. Not sure if it’s supposed to spin. F. Then it died. I know it’s not broken, it’s a Good running vehicle. It’s probably out of gas. 10 gallons of USA’s finest Dino juice dumped in the tank and it fires right up. Ben noticed it’s leaking coolant all over the battery and right side of the engine bay. F. So we power it back to the stall and change the front right tire with a new one and contemplate the meaning of 40 year old rubber failing. We were able to hit the road today. It drew quite the crowd. Unfortunately, had issues. Brake seized shut Carb is surging. Hydraulic fluid blew out It runs and drives like a DREAM. It’s quick. Well, until the hydro blew and the brake seized shut and the carb started surging. Minor issues to fix. Armor draws a crowd. after 9 years I was able to hit the road in my brdm2 to say I’m pumped is an understatement. the next work day is 11-21.
  3. not enough machine guns, not light enough. Won’t go where the jackal will go and not as quickly air portable. fast, either. Remember the tendency of the foxes to flip. Jackals are a lot more stable.
  4. Does the French army sell off Panhard VBLs? I have a seller here who says they ET theirs refurbished from the French Army
  5. Texas_pete has one for his brdm2. Im trying to track down one of these kits. It’s an adaptor you clip to the exhaust which creates pressure and heat for a water hose to decontaminate people/vehicles/objects with. Any idea what they are called or where to get them?
  6. Have the possibility of picking up a pair or more of the twin Diesel engines from the m4a2 along with some transmissions and other parts. Can I share the pics and get an idea of what I have on hand? thanks
  7. My trip was a success y’all. Went to IWM duxford, Paris, sandringham, burleigh House, poppies fish and chips down town, the London eye, and had a blast downtown and in Paris. I wasn’t able to make war and peace this year but I will do my best to make it next year!
  8. I’m coming from 105 degree weather, this will be an improvement!
  9. Looks good! I have a bunch of army trained mechanics here for the humvee if you have a question.
  10. Sorry for the lack of replies mates, been busy with army work. Flying out on the 22nd. Hitting up Paris, London, and bovington. I have a lady friend who will be occupying most if not all of my time so I’ll be busy. Bollocks, guess I gotta come back another time ya wankers!
  11. No, they are still in front line use all over by Russia, Korea, Ukraine, and a couple others with Ukraine in an active war. Maybe one day
  12. My master cylinder is leaking..how hard to rebuild? Are the components commonly available?
  13. Its not pumping fuel period. I’m thinking an en electric would be best now too. Quick question: are you using gl-4 or gl-5 spec’d 90w oil for the diffs/Trans?
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