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by attackpilot
January 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Thanks! Luckily Guy makes some great products, and has almost every panel and piece that I need to get this thing back on the road. It was driving in more or less the same condition about 3 years ago. I felt the same way about it until I talked to some folks who are smarter on body work than I'll ev...
by attackpilot
January 10th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Looks like a Marine front bumper. I would be happy to trade you mine (Army front bumper). Tell us more about your flying history. I always want to hear about Helicopter Pilots and their stories. !! Cheers Also, Where about's do you live ?. You might have a neighbor here to help you. :wink: Thanks, ...
by attackpilot
January 10th, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

If you haven't put some kind of lubricant in the cylinders (I like Marvel Mystery oil) and up top in the valve assembly (as Rick suggested), you've wasted a lot of time. The heart of your truck is the engine. Its overall health will be what steers this project for some time to come. No doubt, TJ! I...
by attackpilot
January 7th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Wow... has it really been that long since I’ve posted here??? I haven’t forgotten about the rig, or about my thread here. So we moved into the new house, and the 3-car garage wasn’t big enough for all my projects... so we built a 30x40 shop, and I got the MUTT out of the elements. It’s been in there...
by attackpilot
December 15th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Were you driving through Amarillo, TX?
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Were you driving through Amarillo, TX?

Too bad they're seemingly not a member here... It was a beautiful rig!
by attackpilot
December 4th, 2016, 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Were you driving through Amarillo, TX?
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Were you driving through Amarillo, TX?

If you are the owner of a pristine M151A2 with US Army markings being towed behind a passenger truck yesterday morning merging onto I-40 East in Amarillo, Texas, I'd really appreciate a holler back here or by PM. Would love to pick your brain on your restoration.

Thank you!
by attackpilot
November 13th, 2016, 1:31 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

I'll definitely keep you in mind, Husker. Thanks for the reply, and sorry for the delay in mine!
by attackpilot
November 3rd, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

It's been a while since I posted last, so I thought I would give an update so y'all know this thing is still for real. I've been working a lot of overtime lately, so between that and honey-do's, I haven't had any time to work on the rig. However, since my last post, I now have a clean TX Title in ha...
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

At this time, you're still in the assessment phase with this machine. No doubt! Y'all are the best. Thanks everyone for the attention! I also hope I get to start tearing into this thing soon, but space is something I won't have until my new house is built. Between now and final paint, I know there ...
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 8:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Thanks, RIck! That being the case, I'll simply replace it. Would rather not mess with going down the road of mocking one up, when the NOS (or other replacement) units seem to be relatively easy to come by. As far as turning the engine over, that's exactly my plan. I really appreciate the input and a...
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Obviously it won't run in it's current configuration... :? I'm still waiting on confirmation from the previous owner when it last cranked, and if that engine was ever operable with that carb installed. Obviously parts are missing, but it's not clear if that was an unfinished repair/overhaul job. Mor...
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Thanks, Ken! I really appreciate the prompt input! Questions: - Are the add-ons listed on the W&D Plate what the vehicle should have, or simply a list of things that COULD be installed? - Is the carb something you've seen before, and would it pay to replace it with an original unit? - What are the c...
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 3:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Nothing yet, except that it's likely a retrofit. I was hoping someone here would have an idea!
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Body Identification Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

Re: Body Identification Help

BUDD Tag and dash data plate posted in build thread.

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=10404
by attackpilot
October 16th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Texas M151A1 Resurrection
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

Re: Texas M151A1 Resurrection

Updated pics: Apparently I didn't look very closely at the dash plate the first few times, as it plainly shows a USMC serial number. Below you'll find pictures of the BUDD tag, as well as the dash and rear wheel well plate. They're definitely aged like originals, but have no idea if they're replacem...