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Patrick Tipton

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Patrick Tipton last won the day on September 20

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  • Vehicles & Projects
    1943 Willys MB, 1968 M274A2 Military Mule, 1962 M274A1 Mule (Project),1943 Studebaker T24 (Project)
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    Beemerville, Republic of New Jersey/USA

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  1. @OZM29CJohn - I started a new sticky thread - Float Tanks - here: https://forum.portrayalpress.com/topic/6236-all-things-floater/ Thanks for all of your contributions John - your dedication (and other posters) is what makes the site a value to Weasel enthusiasts!
  2. Folks: If you are working on a floater, please post your learning specific to floaters here! Repairs, accessories, etc...
  3. G125 : Tractor, medium, M1, Allis-Chalmers HD-74. Seats look fantastic - congrats!!
  4. You can probably order the blueprints from the Studebaker Museum. I am sure there are several drawings and they won't be cheap, but that is the way to go!
  5. Gents: I am feeling great, my shop is about as clean as it gets, all of the "honey-do's" about caught up with....back on the Weasel this weekend. I can't wait! I have two immediate projects: finish the repairs to the last couple of interior body panels and get them in primer and touch up the paint on a few areas on the hull that were blocked by the rotisserie. I have made a grid using original pictures for the black camo and will start cutting out shapes and taping them to the hull in preparation for applying the actual paint. Onward!
  6. Kevin - I am betting that the solenoid kept the gear/starter engaged... and then the gear eventually failed. Double check your wiring. Not sure about the fitment issue...are you sure you have a correct starter/solenoid combo?
  7. Welcome aboard Tim. I am pretty sure your Weasel is an early M29 - one of the first 1,000 or so. They were badged with a T-24 hull tag! Talk soon!
  8. Greetings @42rocker Tim.....so the side skirts are likely not original on this machine...I am still not sure. It is an M29, the earliest of which came with 15" tracks and no side skirts. The bolt holes on the sides are for parachute brackets - found on the T24 and also the early (maybe first 1000) M29's, although the M29's never had the actual brackets - just the holes and mounting points on the inside. I left you a VM, but am heading to the shop. Talk soon.
  9. Great stuff...thanks for sharing!
  10. Thanks @OZM29C I am looking forward to getting back after it. Weird thing about this pandemic....of the 14 or so people who came down with Covid from the wedding we attended, almost everyone was vaccinated. Go figure. Patrick
  11. Thanks John....on the mend. Should be back in the shop by the weekend.
  12. Appreciate it John. They are going back to do some checking - we will chat later in the week.
  13. OK. I would not remove the starter. That being said...the manual suggests that an assistant raise the rear of the engine for clearance - you don't need to remove the engine to remove the starter. I would bolt the starter back up and then focus on solving the electrical problems. I am will to bet big that the starter is not the problem. Let's chat tomorrow - or I can chat with you and your step father. You need to do a little diagnostics.....happy to walk you through it. Patrick
  14. Maybe I should bring my engine hoist when I visit you. We could pull it. Worst case, I'll bring a working starter and we can replace it real time. The starter will 100% be repairable....one way or the other. Before we go any further, what is going on with the starter that makes you want to pull it? Patrick
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