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  1. Thanks for the positive ID. What would something like this be worth? I understand prices over there do not necessarily reflect prices over here, but it would be nice to have a rough estimate. ~Robert
  2. I was recently made aware of an auction of a fire pump trailer. After a bit of internet research, I believe it to be a Coventry Climax FSM trailer pump. Would you agree? How hard are ignition parts (as that's what appears to be missing) to find? It's located in the United States, so it must have had a very interesting life! ~Robert
  3. I just hauled home my "new" A-3 fuel trailer and am looking for other A-3 owners so I may share information with them. The gent I bought the trailer from owns a salvage yard and was about to scrap the tank and turn the trailer frame into some type of heavy duty dump trailer. Below are some pictures of my trailer: Front view as found. Rear view as found. The way it should look. I look forward to hearing from other A-3 owners soon. ~Robert
  4. Are there any used (or new) T-34/85 cleaning rods out there? If so, how much do they sell for? We have a NOS one that we don't want to muck up when we clean the barrel after blank fire. I know they are heavy so shipping to the US could get get pricy. ~Robert
  5. Thanks, we are putting the finishing touches on it now. Total square footage is close to 10,000, with the vehicle display area (which you see here) at about 8,000 of those square feet. ~Robert
  6. Ahhh... Wondered who got her. We were looking at that one, but decided not to bid on it due to us not being able to go down there and inspect it. What kind of shape is it in? In case you don't have a manual for it, you can download one here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iatneeo1gicevn2/TM9_816_1944.pdf No leads on a trailer that I'm aware of. ~Robert
  7. Military Veterans Museum and Education Volunteers, along with Slava, a Russian immigrant, get the T-34-85 running again after having sat for almost 20 years. Next it's on to clutch, gear box, and final drives. [video=youtube_share;nQM4xqCdgSw] ~Robert
  8. I have received a few replies asking for a in-turret video of the traverse mechanism. I'm happy to say you can now view a video of in-turret action below. [video=youtube_share;Sq9lKJq1xQ0] ~Robert PS - I'm much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.
  9. Yes, the mechanism operates both electrically and by hand. I'll try and remember to get some video of the operation inside the turret this week. Stay tuned for more. ~Robert
  10. I get to drive fire trucks for a living. Important work, getting the crew safely to the incident and then supplying them with the tools they need to get the job done. In my spare time I am the President for Military Veterans Museum and Education Center. I used to work for National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI, USA as a restoration specialist/locomotive engineer. ~Robert
  11. You don't happen to have the one that used to belong to Frank Buck do you? Military Veterans Museum and Education Center will be buying one soon. John K (Captain Crank) in MN has a few and might have examples you can get measurements off of. ~Robert
  12. Motorpool Volunteers at Military Veterans Museum and Education Center have been working to bring a T-34-85 back to life. Yesterday we tried out the electric turret traverse. [video=youtube_share;ZXWvvvhaakc] Direct link is Like us on Facebook to keep up with our progress - http://www.facebook.com/MVMEC ~Robert
  13. M4 Sherman 'Timber Wolf' ~Robert
  14. Leanin' Leana is either a Corbitt Model 50SD6 or a White 666 6-ton 6x6 truck. USA Number 55737. One of the duties of the 925Th Engineer Regiment, 9Th Engineer Command, is to keep runways clear for operational use. Here, a snow plough(sic) removes the snow from a Cub strip somewhere in Belgium. 12 January 1945. NARA 342-FH-3A05223-73210AC ~Robert
  15. 412th SIG Jeep art The cropped image shows this I forgot to grab the caption and NARA number from this one. ~Robert
  16. The best name I've come across in a while - ASSRON. On the cab of a 4- to 5-ton 4x4 Tractor Truck, most likely an Autocar Model U-7144T. Original caption: Gasoline truck being filled from underground storage tanks. These tanks were the first permanent installation to be built after the invasion of Ewajelein, Marshall Islands. 5 July 1944 NARA Reference 342-FH-3A41701-63770AC ~Robert
  17. Hello List: I've joined up a while ago, but finally got around to posting my intro now. Personally, I own a WC-63 but am also the Artifacts Chairperson for the Military Veterans Museum in Oshkosh, WI, USA. We have about 16 vehicles plus about 10 trailers. You can like our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MVMEC I'm always interested in learning more about HMVs. ~Robert
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