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Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:56 pm
by hambone

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:31 pm
by Hell On Wheels
thanks hambone, I just went ahead and ordered from rapco at a good price for NOS. Looks good when I installed my new top after repairing the support frame. I know you may be seeing double marker lights, I loop the turn signal with a y adapter for night driving and looped the fender markers to headlamps for clearance markers. This is only when I drive it daily and when I go to shows I install the correct BO lens.

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Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:45 pm
by hambone
All that hard work has paid off, looks great.

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:21 am
by Hell On Wheels
I purchased a bikini top from a guy in Germany but have not received it, I'm still waiting its been three months and I hope it shows up. I'm being told the COVID-19 effected the shipping from overseas but I purchased a few other items from other folks and have already received them. Am I'm embarrassed to realize I may have been ripped off!!! :oops:

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:25 am
by Hell On Wheels
finally gave in to photobucket special I didn't like the way my images looked using postimage so here we go. This is a test.

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Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:46 am
by Hell On Wheels
Got bored and went for a drive now the roads are empty so after test drive I notice a slight stall problem during the drive. I went through everything it could possibly be, turns out it was a air leak in the fuel line to my aftermarket fuel filter so I removed it and went all orgainl. Runs like a champ, Rick mentioned to make sure the elbow to carburetors is sealed this sometimes becomes a problem, so thanks Rick.

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Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:13 am
by Rickf
Sounds more like the filter was clogged. Since you have an A1 with the pump in the tank that fuel line is pressurized so if there was any kind of leak it would have been dripping gas. If you still have that filter try blowing through it in the same direction the gas flows and I will bet it is clogged. I always run an aftermarket filter on mine for just that reason. I have seen far too many carbs with crap in them that got through the little stock filter.

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:25 am
by Hell On Wheels
I resolved the leak with removing the bottle filter (tracker filter) I installed a while back but apparently started a leak after my rebuild so I removed it and put it back to original in line filter you see in the picture. Runs great now.

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:26 pm
by Hell On Wheels
another update a while back I purchased a summer top aka "bikini top" but with shipping being so delayed with the COVID-19 its been over 75 days for delivery and load and behold it arrived today. Turned out nice just installed it. I especially liked how the back is removed to allow air flow, if you every lived in Texas you know what I mean: 9 months of summer (90-110 degrees) 1 month of fall (50-70 degrees)1 month of spring (70-85 degrees) 1 month of winter (30-45 degrees) :lol: so summer heat is the primary temperature.

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Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:58 am
by Rickf
Nice, Where did you get the bikini top from?

On edit, I went back a ways and I see you got it from Germany? I am guessing that was a bit pricey?

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:14 am
by Hell On Wheels
thanks Rick, I do like it much better than the issued version. It is actually cheaper than I bought the issued one.

Issued version / slip window: $500 with shipping.

Bikini top: $324.00 plus $45 for shipping x conversion ( 1 eur = $1.09.00) $401.29. Vendor on ebay: militaryonline or www.militaryonline.de

It did take a few months but well worth it.

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:26 am
by markrdje
The Bikini top I had was used with the ROPS.But I like the one you have.I also would use the regular vinyl top with the back detached, pulled up so the straps went to/fastened to front bow

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:07 pm
by W. Winget
That's what I always did, just use the bottom straps to wrap the top up and over the mid(front) bow and it was an instant Bikini top.
You'd get wet either way, so yours doesn't flop as much, nice top.
W Winget

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:38 am
by Hell On Wheels
Here is an edit to the link for the top

https://www.ebay.com/usr/militaryonlinede

Re: M151A1 begining of new project

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:41 pm
by Hell On Wheels
Ok, I wanted to check my timing because now driving my mutt all last two weeks since working from home. Yes it was sitting for a bit and I ran the fuel out to replace with new fresh fuel. I'm getting a small oscillating idle sort a of that you know when at the idle is a bit off from its sound and that feeling on the steering wheel. I cant see my timing mark on the crank pulley. How would i check it?