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USAF Forward Air Controller M38A1 photo
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  Topic: Advice on how to restore bumperetts and Jerry can
mdainsd

Replies: 7
Views: 2226

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:37 am   Subject: Advice on how to restore bumperetts and Jerry can
Are the new bumperetts being sold on eBay pretty much junk? Or are they serviceable?

Most of them are junk. Im referring to the repops from Asia.Look carefully at the pictures. Some are so bad that ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:04 pm   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
You want left hand ones because only the left ones that the M38 uses have the larger red lens for a normal tail and brake light. The standard right hand one only has blackout features, not useable on ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:59 am   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
I do it a little different. Remove only one part or assembly from the Jeep. Restore it completely, wrap it up and label it. Then on to the next part or assembly.

The benefits of doing it this way, ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:09 am   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
Pull those funky lights off and locate the military version that goes there.

Early M series tail lights are what you are looking for (round). Get two left hand or drivers side. Look in behind the ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:48 am   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
The paint is readily available. Online search.

The battery hatch: It is one of those things that makes the M38 unique. They reproduce the hatch and the box. But you "could" find a hatch and attach ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:26 pm   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
Where in Southern California? In the greater Los Angeles are there is active club membership, including regular meets.
Down here in San Diego its a little slower but we just managed a show yesterday. ...
  Topic: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
mdainsd

Replies: 42
Views: 12071

PostForum: Jeep Project Threads   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:10 pm   Subject: First frame off restoration - 1952 M38 - Here we go!
First off, get the "Green Book". It is cited here on this site, it will be immensely helpful. To bad most people don't know about it when they are in the buying stage. It could save so much grief.

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  Topic: Setting up a Military Dwell meter?
mdainsd

Replies: 16
Views: 3923

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 8:18 am   Subject: Setting up a Military Dwell meter?
But the photo of the switch shows it on the 0-6000 position. so its idling fast at just over 1000rpm. hi - lo sensitivity doesnt change the meter range.
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 5:20 pm   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
I wonder how it turned out.

Ron, I decided I just didn't have the drive to change it out. So I let the winch go and am driving my Jeep instead.
  Topic: WTB M38 frame or possibly a roller?
mdainsd

Replies: 2
Views: 1735

PostForum: Wanted   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:54 am   Subject: WTB M38 frame or possibly a roller?
PM Sent. Smile I'll be just down the road from you in Plymouth next week.
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:51 am   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
Thank you Wes. I have been studying these in your photo gallery. the inspection plate seems the quickest way to determine early or late? 2 bolt early, 6 bolts late. The one I have laying around is def ...
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:16 am   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
It was my plan to pull the starter and get those bits of data this weekend. I can say it is a 12V starter.
The PTO is the correct short one for the M38 application. Thats what brought this whole bel ...
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:02 pm   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
Thanks Ron. Seems between what you have and what I have things could work. Then finally the elusive winch can be installed! I;ll know more this weekend.
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:35 pm   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
Yes, i have the guide. Very helpful. but still trying to figure out what will work. This weekend I will pull the starter to see if what I have requires the bushing hole in the B/H or not. If it doesn' ...
  Topic: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
mdainsd

Replies: 12
Views: 2927

PostForum: Technical Knowledge Base   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:21 am   Subject: M38 bell housing interchangeability?
I have know all along my M38 has a CJ block in it. Apparently with the CJ engine, came the CJ bell housing. I finally have lined up a Ramsey 50 winch for my Jeep, but it cant work without the M38 bell ...
 
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