M38 in UK

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M38 in UK

Post by fayjo56 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:31 pm

Hi all.
I am new here and have just purchased M38 number 47607. She was imported here (UK) last year, and previously resided in California. And ongoing restoration is planned. Be prepared for many questions! Just one for now, it seems someone has used the battery box as a BBQ. Is this normal?

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Re: M38 in UK

Post by D Pizzoferrato » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:43 am

Maybe an attempt at burning off the bituminous coating. The tray is missing.

Wouldn't make very good BBQ by my standards :P
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Re: M38 in UK

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:25 am

Or an electrical fire. The Army also had a black battery box paint and the residue could be from that.
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Re: M38 in UK

Post by fayjo56 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:06 pm

Both are possible, thanks guys.

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Re: M38 in UK

Post by fayjo56 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:41 am

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Well I have started to take her to bits! The wiring is a nightmare, the starter has been changed to 12v, and an alternator fitted. I think I will stick with 12v, the temp guage is a 'mechanical' unit as is the oil pressure guage but this has never been connected as the electric sender is still there. Everything so far has come undone quite easily.

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