M422 back on the road

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M422 back on the road

Post by Radar4xfour » Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:31 am

Another Mighty Mite brought back to life and back on the road! This is the 1st M422 I've owned and worked on. Like many of us, this machine was purchased as a non-runner / non-driver. After an extensive rebuild, I was able to drive it a few miles this past weekend. Everything checked out fine and I'm now in the process of replacing the wiring harnesses. I was surprised at how different the M422 drives vs. the M422A1, the shorter wheelbase does make a difference! From my brief drive, it is a choppy and somewhat twitchy ride, not at all like my M422A1. The last obstacle to make it complete, locate an early, thin windshield frame!

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Re: M422 back on the road

Post by illini » Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:57 am

Lookin good, nice work!
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Re: M422 back on the road

Post by Dave M38A1 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:52 pm

Very Nice. Anytime you get one of those back on the road it's good.
Nice job of saving that history.
That is a short wheelbase. I like the engineering of those Mites.
Looks good.

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Re: M422 back on the road

Post by Bill H. » Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:20 am

Radar4xfour wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:31 am
Another Mighty Mite brought back to life and back on the road! This is the 1st M422 I've owned and worked on. Like many of us, this machine was purchased as a non-runner / non-driver. After an extensive rebuild, I was able to drive it a few miles this past weekend. Everything checked out fine and I'm now in the process of replacing the wiring harnesses. I was surprised at how different the M422 drives vs. the M422A1, the shorter wheelbase does make a difference! From my brief drive, it is a choppy and somewhat twitchy ride, not at all like my M422A1. The last obstacle to make it complete, locate an early, thin windshield frame!

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First time driving one here. They are most certainly different from the A1! Boy they are different!

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