MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by Niblet » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:44 am

CLeBlanc wrote:Yep. The auburn style plate I have is made by Auburn.... go figure. Niblet, do you have your original presource plate? They can be rebuilt more often than not, contrary to what some may tell you.
I do not, as I I am building my '43 from parts,,,where can I source a quality pressure plate like you have?
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by Ralph » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:50 pm

Chase, nice work.Good to hear that engine start for the first time.What oil are you going to run?
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by CLeBlanc » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Thanks Ralph! Pennzoil 10w-30 is what she has now. Gonna need to change it soon.
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by Mark in Tucson » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:52 pm

Make sure to use an oil with zinc phosphate in it.
Racing oil is high in zinc.
Diesel oil has zinc in it also. 15w40 Rotella, Delo400.

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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by hopps1945 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 am

Hey CleBlanc, saw your post on my build. Awesome to find another same dated MB! Great great thread here. Will continue to follow your progress.
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by roblenzz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:16 pm

What's the status of this one? Good progress was made. She finished up now and you driving her around? :D
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Post by Stir-Stick » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:16 pm

Howdy,
New Brides tend to need more attention than old Army Jeeps :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by roblenzz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:20 pm

Awwww what?!? No jeep to drive off in after the ceremony? :lol:
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Post by roblenzz » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:21 pm

Hey, congrats by the way!
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by CLeBlanc » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Been working on it on and off for the last few years. Now I have a wild-eyed 3-year old son for a helper! Life has been crazy, but good and I am back to consistent work on the MB. After crafting a few eccentric wrenches from bar stock, I have the major brake adjustments done and the brake system is essentially complete. A year or two ago I had to pull the frame back off to blast and repaint as the paint was failing. This time I blasted, primed and painted in the same day to avoid the primer setting too long, which is why the paint failed the first time. Lesson learned. Anyway, the body and sheet metal work is next. Building a body dolly this morning when I get off work, should be fun!
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Re: MB 424970 DOD 3-12-45 Current State of Restoration

Post by roblenzz » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:31 am

Wow! Looking really good! Nice clear pics too. Glad to hear all is well, I know what it's like when life takes over. Projects get push around. I just took my jeep out yesterday for the first time in months. You know just stuff to do... nice thing is she just fired right up! (Well after I gave the fuel pump primer handle a couple squeezes)
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