M16A1 Purchase

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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by 70th Division » Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:33 pm

Hello,

Take a look at the top front, passenger side frame rail, or top of bumper in that area.
You should find a number stamped there as well related to the M-15 .
I can't get to mine now, but it is I think the original hood number stamped there if I remember right.
I will try to get a look at mine to confirm. Also an Autocar.


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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by jonsm114 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:26 pm

yes...they stamped hood number on the bumpers.
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by dirt71 » Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:58 am

Hey who out there in the Halftrack world has fuel tank's... I'm gonna need one. In the bottom look's like layer's of lasagna but that's easily cleaned out, what concern's me is the tank it's self seem's very weak and delicate and could come apart at any time while driving.
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by parker007 » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:04 am

multiple layers of fuel tank liner really strengthen a tank. just make sure it super clean first.

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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by W. Winget » Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:26 am

Remember it was designed to be super gooey self sealing in the advent of bullets entering it. So 80 years later, showing it to a good welding shop and having one made of stainless might be an option for long term usability (in displays VS. Combat)
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by Thundercat97 » Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:58 pm

I had mine made out of steel (forget but believe stainless) with baffles by a friend, used the original hardware from the rubber tanks, had the outside rhino lined in a dull rubber like finish and coated the inside. My steel tanks have been in service for 12 yrs with no issues.
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by Thundercat97 » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:01 pm

Here is a link I posted in 2010 with my drawings on the fuel tanks I made.

http://halftrackinfo.com/index.php?topic=35.0
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by jonsm114 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:52 am

My M16A1 was converted from a M3A1 in the early 50s. Later, new all Goodyear rubber tanks were installed. 100% rubber and are in perfect condition. cleaned and tested with alcohol free gas and no issues. I became aware of this type of tank in europe, as many collectors had them in their halftracks and they were performing very well.

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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by G102 » Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:44 pm

When the gas cap ring is bolted on , the tank is rubber and todays gas will eat right thru the tank, DO NOT USE THESE TANKS!
Many guys in the past use one as a hole filler and buy one new made tank for driving.
JRPARTSCOMPANY@GMAIL.COM May still have some NOS sending units in stock along with a huge engine and drivetrain inventory.
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by dirt71 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:17 am

Well just by chance I turned on the headlight's and to my surprise they came on as well as the running light's and brake light's :D
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by wreckless » Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:32 am

You have a great find and are well ahead of the game now. Enjoy!
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Re: M16A1 Purchase

Post by dirt71 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:16 pm

Yes sir Wreckless thank you, I have the carburetor off of it over at American Carburetor here in town having it rebuilt...they do awesome work it will come back like it just came out of the box back in 1944


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