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by rickf
January 25th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

The only place on the motor that it gets hot enough to burn the paint is the exhaust manifold and right next to the spark plugs. Everything else will be just fine. A day in the sun and the body gets a lot hotter than the engine block which stays around 180-200.
by rickf
January 24th, 2021, 9:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

Forest green was a marine color, 34087 possibly. 383 is a CARC base color and later than 72. It is possibly that it could be 383 if it were a late replacement engine rebuild by an outside contractor but yours is not that.
by rickf
January 24th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

I would take a little of the paint you used on the vehicle and pick a decent spot on the valve cover and spray the new over the old in one spot and see how they blend. You could run a mask line but that tends to give a false look due to the sharp edge. Be sure to clean the valve cover first.
by rickf
January 24th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restauración A2
Replies: 30
Views: 161

Re: Restauración A2

Nice work, especially on that floor section. I looks like you possibly used regular hammers? I have done work like that with forming hammers and sand bags, easier to get the rounded edges. https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-panelbeater-sandbag-and-teardrop-mallet.html?SRCCODE=PLA00020&gclid=Cj0KCQiA0...
by rickf
January 24th, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: horse trial
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: horse trial

Nice looking setup but the cowboy bumper........................ Got to go! You would lose 200 lbs. of weight and the associated front end wear and lost fuel mileage and you would also almost fit into a double parking spot with the truck. :roll:
by rickf
January 24th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

Green. :twisted: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by rickf
January 23rd, 2021, 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Tail light issues
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Tail light issues

Ask TJ about the woman problems, If he somehow manages to keep his around with him dragging all that junk home everyday then he knows something we all don't know.
by rickf
January 23rd, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Looking for Details on a Gun Jeep
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Looking for Details on a Gun Jeep

If you want to duplicate the armor use aluminum. So much lighter. Useless as armor in the form you will normally buy but unless you plan on actually going into combat the looks would suffice. Once painted nobody will know unless they check it with a magnet. And when you think about it, that armor wa...
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Tail light issues
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Tail light issues

Bad ground on that light housing, It is grounding through all of the other bulbs over to the other light. Is the body freshly painted? You need star washers on the mounting studs at the body.
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Museum

NY City's Long Island is not exactly my neck of the woods! Actually that is where my Mustang GT came from originally but that area is way to expensive for me!!! And I hate any type of city with a passion!!!
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

Ken, do you have any paper on this idea?
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

Ford never had the side drain and my guess is that AMG used up the Ford engines as they went and the ones built for AMG were painted black. In 72 AMG has JUST gotten the contract so they were still using up some of the Ford stuff I am sure. Painting the undercarriage black is easy, aim gun and pull ...
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Favorite Pictures
Topic: Beverly Hillbillies
Replies: 503
Views: 33859

Re: Beverly Hillbillies

Curious about the batteries, all I ever see in carts is Trojans. No, Not that kind, not enough room unless you are a teenager. :twisted: :roll: Can you give me the specs and prices? I might be interested in a couple for the RV.
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-151 grill decals
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: M-151 grill decals

I think he means that is what is on the decal. Sort of what the millennials put on their wannabe Jeeps. Not our style here. As far as the site selling them you have to keep in mind a couple things. First is you have to buy in bulk, so yea,3-5 bucks a piece, for at least 500. We have what? 10-15 acti...
by rickf
January 22nd, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: M718A1 restoration
Replies: 190
Views: 16354

Re: M718A1 restoration

I am thinking the black engines and undercarriage came with AMG. That engine being a 71 contract was most likely a Ford contract engine and in my opinion would be green originally. Is the vehicle a Ford or AMG?