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Old 22-08-20, 04:43
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Phil. When I got home my wife said she could hear the truck long before I made the turn onto our street. I also notice people will turn and look about 60 yards away so that sound can carrry some distance.

Back on Canada Day when I lost the fan belt, that’s when I realized something was up with how quiet it got. Then the temp gauge started climbing.

With yesterday’s great drive, the temp never went above 185-190on the gauge and the oil pressure was right at 10psi.

As for the correct combination of pulley size. There is a multi page Service Bulletin on that topic. Even during the war there were a lot of different configurations.
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Old 23-08-20, 05:26
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The canvas covers for two large stowage bins are finished and have been installed. The local canvas place stitched on my straps for me without hassle.

I知 really enjoying how this truck is turning out.
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Old 27-08-20, 22:03
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NOS shifter plate installed. It痴 almost too nice to use.
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Old 28-08-20, 03:20
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I also installed the canvas hip ring cover. I put in some wooden strips for the stiffeners. I致e got to make the metal retaining strip that goes up on the roof. Not too sure how I値l bend it lengthwise but I知 sure I値l figure it out.

Lastly I知 trying to find the proper maximum allowable weight for the truck. The original is from a C60. I may just go with a standard 15cwt truck.
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Old 29-08-20, 21:23
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Default Nice work.......

....is it easier to double clutch now????

.....and did you break down and get yourself a modern sewing machine??? .....is it very reliable????
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Old 29-08-20, 21:33
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Thanks Bob

I learned to double clutch years ago and it痴 always stuck with me. I doubt the boot will make a difference. Lol

Yes I just picked it up yesterday. This was my first piece I made on it and it went very well. I had to turn the motor speed down as how the factory set it up I was going to loose some fingers. This is a true industrial production machine made for heavy duty canvas and such.
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Old 01-09-20, 23:05
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In my spare moments I had today, I made up some stencils to match the original markings that I found on the NOS canvas. I also used the part number as found in the parts manual.

I知 quite happy how this little detail came out and looks.
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Old 02-09-20, 05:25
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I also installed the canvas hip ring cover. I put in some wooden strips for the stiffeners. I致e got to make the metal retaining strip that goes up on the roof. Not too sure how I値l bend it lengthwise but I知 sure I値l figure it out.

Lastly I知 trying to find the proper maximum allowable weight for the truck. The original is from a C60. I may just go with a standard 15cwt truck.
My Wire5 said 10,000
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Old 03-09-20, 03:00
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Thanks Harry

Finally finished up the two canvas shifter boots for the cab. I used the proper government black snaps from DOT.
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Old 08-09-20, 21:19
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Another round of canvas. This time the windshield flaps that join to the side curtains.
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Old 10-09-20, 17:16
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One of the harder to find accessories for a Wireless truck. The Charging Board NoC5. I知 very glad I bought this years ago when I first got the truck. The metal mount is just speculation as I do not have any clear pictures of it for the Wire3 layout. I can稚 wait to get it all wired up
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Old 11-09-20, 03:51
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Truly a fantastic job Jordan ! I concur with Harry on the max allowable .
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Old 12-09-20, 04:00
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Thanks Robert. I知 having fun 鍍ricking out this truck. There is so much stuff one can add and research about on these trucks.

After some good corespondence with David Dunlop I made up the canvas speaking tube. It痴 made from double layered canvas with a double layered canvas ends. I then put Lift The Dot fasteners on the cab end. The metal frame for the cab opening has the corresponding studs. I知 quite happy with the sewing machine. It sewed through the 6 layers without any issues. I feel what we came up with is a very good representation of the original.
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Old 12-09-20, 04:23
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That looks very smart, Jordan, and makes a lot more sense for the deployable WIRE-3 Box than the machine screws and related hardware used with the fixed WIRE-5 Box and other other similar vehicles. Having to unfasten all that hardware and keep track of it would have been a crew nightmare when deploying the box otherwise,

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Old 12-09-20, 17:50
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Default C15A Wire-3 restoration

At 3BAM in Montr饌l we have a similar set-up of the tunnel, but we need to block it when it is cool with rags.
We used Velcro to secure it and it is always broken and we had to repair it many times.
Using dot fasteners like you did could permit us to make a door to replace the rags.
Thanks for the nice pictures and great ideas.
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Old 12-09-20, 19:27
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Thanks for the feedback.

Gilles, the DOT studs are period ones that accept a machine screw. So I致e got it setup with machine screws visible on the outside of the cab wall. They thread in via the frames and wall skin. Then the DOzt stud screws onto the screws. Sadly you cannot get this style anymore. They do make a style of stud that has a threaded stud. It wold work, you壇 just have nuts on the outside of the truck.
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Old 17-09-20, 01:45
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Today I fitted out the rear interior light with a modern LED puck light. It fit perfectly into the wooden housing and gives off a lot of light with a nice period warmth. The best part is that since LED’s run off of DC power I didn’t need the AC converter that it came with. It will also be hooked up t the charging panel and run for the 12v batteries in the back.

The two pictures taken in the back are with the canvas fully down. No flash was used on the camera.
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The lighting looks really good, Jordan, and has the extra benefit of a nice low amperage draw on the batteries!

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Old 17-09-20, 02:53
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My thoughts exactly David. Originality is great but sometimes there is a place for modern technology. Especially when you cannot tell when installed.
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Old 19-09-20, 04:41
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Some more pictures of the LED light install into the dome light.
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