M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild

Post by vj » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:55 am

Steve, All looks super great. You sure have done a great job and all the picture,s too.Keep up the wonderful work, I sure enjoy looking at the pictures. :D :D wendell
I have got four running halftracks,plus 5 ton ww2 semi-truck,1943 willys jeep and other ww2 vehicles,plus a lot of parts to trade on. Wendell in Tn.

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild

Post by steve1973 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:58 pm

Major accomplishment today. I got the cowling back on the frame. Its beginning to look like a halftrack again. ;D Now to finish up the wiring.

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1941 White M2A1 (90% restored)
1945 M10 ammo trailer (restored)

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Re: M2A1 Front End and Engine Rebuild

Post by steve1973 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:44 pm

Made lots of progress this last week. First, thanks for all the kind comments! :mrgreen: The one thing I like where my shop is that I'm close by many great parts places. I have a rubber and line place, fastener place several parts houses and a auto paint supplier. Anyway, back to my progress. All the fuel and vacuum lines are in. Thanks to Eric at Pacific Rubber for that. Here is the fuel line set I had made up. It runs from the frame mounted fuel filter to the fuel pump. $50.00 plus shipping if anyone is interested.

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I filled up the engine with break in oil, did some more painting and sandblasting. Finished up all the electrical on the firewall and my add on spark module in the coil box. Installed the generator with the help of my crane.

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Here are some detailed photos of what I have done so far.

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I will be re installing the exhaust and filling the cooling system this week. Tomorrow I'm buying a 8D battery and getting that installed. My goal is to have the first engine start next weekend. :mrgreen:

Steve A.
1941 White M2A1 (90% restored)
1945 M10 ammo trailer (restored)

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