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by Challenger2
July 21st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel tank drain plug needed
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Fuel tank drain plug needed

Thanks Rick,
NPT plugs are available here in the UK. I will probably go the brass route and as you suggest use Teflon tape and don't over tighten. I will also probably go Allen key fitting.
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by Challenger2
July 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel tank drain plug needed
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Fuel tank drain plug needed

Hi M3A1, Thanks for responding, yes it is just the plug. The original plug (or at least the one which came out) is a steel machined part with a threaded section (3/8" UNF?) and a square nut (now well rounded and with a good portion of the thread destroyed NOT by myself). I aim to keep things origina...
by Challenger2
July 21st, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some wonderful news
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Some wonderful news

Jay is a really nice guy and I know how worried he understandably was about Maureen's condition, on top of himself being knocked down by Covid. They both represent the admirable qualities of all their colleagues in our National Health Service here in the UK and, I am sure health professionals and wo...
by Challenger2
July 21st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel tank drain plug needed
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Fuel tank drain plug needed

Hi guys, My '77 A2 restoration continues. Checking the underside in preparation for a media blast of the whole body I found fuel was weeping from the fuel tank drain plug area. Removing the tank from the body meant a fuel and a vapour line having to be cut because of seized fittings. (Side Query: Ha...
by Challenger2
May 18th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Donation
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Site Donation

And me too from across the pond (UK England). G838 has saved my skin on many occasions.
Mind you the way things are going we could all be back to bartering stuff. Would PayPal accept a box of potatoes? :lol:
by Challenger2
April 23rd, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone used these guys for parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Anyone used these guys for parts?

Hi, And this is probably more aimed at our UK and European members. Has anyone used Ava Parts in the Czech Republic for M151 parts? They seem to have a well-stocked website but I cannot raise them by email to query their shipping policy which shows (for me in the United Kingdom) a flat rate of about...
by Challenger2
April 21st, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The M151 motherlode - in England!
Replies: 2
Views: 512

The M151 motherlode - in England!

Hi guys, Calling from the United Kingdom. It isn't often I post something here that isn't an appeal for help with my 76-77 A2 restoration, but I saw the attached (see link below) this week and just had to share it with forum members. I have been looking into the story of Burtonwood a WW2 RAF airfiel...
by Challenger2
April 17th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you REALLY think of this site?
Replies: 34
Views: 2698

Re: What do you REALLY think of this site?

To Rick and everybody who contributes and who has contributed their knowledge, wisdom and experience to this site for the good of all M151 Mutt owners I say a BIG thank you from the United Kingdom. To be able to tap into the mother lode of information about these vehicles is invaluable and, on so ma...
by Challenger2
August 7th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4648

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Hi Vince, I have had the same problem with a set of recently fitted upper steering ball joints. They were purchased from a UK supplier (who also stocks parts for old and current Jeeps) which I have used before and found to be helpful and good with combined shipping etc. They were not NOS but seemed ...
by Challenger2
August 5th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apell Trading?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Apell Trading?

Hi George, Many thanks for your reply. But HOW do you contact them at Apell Trading? I have had no response to numerous entries on their 'Request a Quote' box, left emails on their email address and not been able to connect to the phone on their website? It seems a strange way to do business and a q...
by Challenger2
August 2nd, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apell Trading?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Apell Trading?

Hi Guys, This is more for our Europe and UK members but - has anyone been able to contact the Dutch spares dealer Apell Trading recently? I have not been able to reach them via their email or phone. The company shows a good range of M-series spares on its site but has an unusual method of online sal...
by Challenger2
May 22nd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work on the site
Replies: 36
Views: 3643

Re: Work on the site

Yes really well done Rick. Not just for the admirable work he does for us all but also for answering a M151 Tech related question for me WHILE slaving over a hot computer.
Thank you Rick.
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by Challenger2
May 8th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Reenacting/Living History Wanted
Topic: WTB ARMY Green Books
Replies: 0
Views: 1718

WTB ARMY Green Books

Hi fellow G838-ers, I have a well-thumbed collection of the ARMY Magazine Green Books - the Annual Review of the US Army published by the Association of the US Army (NOT the monthly magazines). I am missing some ARMY Green Book editions, those published between: 1976 to 1981-82. And individual editi...
by Challenger2
May 8th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Info for Heater-Equipped MUTT Owners
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Info for Heater-Equipped MUTT Owners

Hi Mutt Hunter and other G838-ers, I too have a small rectangle with a hole at each corner and a patch of darker paint where my heater data plate was on my A2! I know Fil does not have any more spare plates BUT if another member does have one I could give it a good home in the United Kingdom (with a...
by Challenger2
February 14th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: M151 For Sale
Topic: FS in the United Kingdom -not mine
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: FS in the United Kingdom -not mine

Hi guys, I knew it would get a reaction and I was interested to see if the forum agreed with my own view on what was being offered (albeit only from the photos and description). That price, steep even for the UK, would work out at around US $17,900 which I guess would get you a very tidy M151 A2 in ...