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WHY j MAGAZINE
Dej, II.IJ "1.
I i, ,,lpr..l -r..1.r PS .,.,t ,ji,. gotten loads of valuable information out of it.
Bui I I q ml J ,, I ,.. 'Ill. 11, I'l.,. l 1 .
TIr', it.,, h... t, .... it.r. I i. ,.',,. some good dope out of PS and used it. Some-
h..':. .*,, ,. ,. ., -I l "i.. ;,j, ine is not an authoritative source and I shouldn't
.4. I.' a. i .j,../ ". -..JJl i. i. ;. st the thing we need. It keeps us up-to-date and
i1// ,., u ul. i .,t'.1 / ,.,i ,i ..'. I the quirks in our equipment. But then we're told
.,r. 'ti i ir it
U I, ,i .JiL '.r g. I t. tc'I* 'ne mighty confused.
Dear SFC I.D L..
The hb t a, go bout incrinng Si ur qulcti i4o ta ii a oL 1 [.,1 I'..L on the hrri inside
page a it ar recent -"ue ol P% Righti Jhnbi tc [ e l t ,i'r c cn', n ) u Ini, .L i his '1[S% ticr nt -
PLi'hLINHED BN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FOR THE INFORMATION
OF ORGCNIZ TIONAL MI 4NTENANCE AND SUPPLY PERSONNEL.
N.;, rkij mcan' (uI hi it E says-it's for your information to use as your post or major
unit ...ir.mandcr citE, fr It there ..chini in nPS that goes against what is usually done at
$\,our inirallmi.'n. li.,n \our boss (the CO' hai, he lait word.
But. ucaull), th,:r. .hi.uld be lImic or rn. Jdlir-..,,,: between what PS says and what's
actually done. Every word that's printed in PS is reviewed by our people to make sure it's in
agreement or doesn't conflict with TM's, TB's, SB's, MWO's and the rest. And, in addition,
the same people that approve the directives also approve articles for PS Magazine.
Sometimes you'll find that PS gives you information that just isn't in some other publica-
tion. That, too, is logical, since one publication (TM, for example) can't possibly cover every
situation that may arise. In this case, PS supplements what's already been published. A TM
sets minimum standards for maintenance of equipment. If you can do a better job, then more
power to you.
One of PS Magazine's jobs is to get new dope out to you as soon as possible.
The biggest job PS has is to let you know that your equipment is only as good as you and
your buddies want it to be. And you can keep it the best in the world by the right kind of
operation and preventive maintenance. -
That's the story. You take it from there.
PS MAGAZINE ;
:40 1956'Serii .
lied by the Department et the Army for lhe inlorma
Kraizatioanalainteiiance and supply personnel
hon is made through normal publication channels.
mutations of.availability, older issues may be obtained
om Preventive Maintenance Agency, Raritan Arsenal,,
!n, New Jersey. -. '
IN THIS ISSUE
IRE ARTICLES .-.
low Your Toolb 2
mep Your Hydra Matic Happy .
(Carton Secthn[* 21.1
aIw's Your-HeDt? 25-
airm lir ThirM Fir(E(gi rs) 43
owtorCh'Jon (Engineers) .44
imy KejpOilano GasmRlcord 48l-
ITMENTS- .- "-'":: :
irtoon; -o-:tn t21 -'
nnunbr.U.f-.p.'r. .e" ;
pgaazei wants'.yo Ideas', d.contribu f and's
answer your questions i. sfWiteo. tSgt atMt,
ne!R aritaSie MtUBOe.NF Jau:Nans
ressg4 rek n confident i4-4-c. ..
Shfk GI*dA WI ( 53) 311
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Your tools aren't-going to kick back at you if you learn what
-I they'ree used for and how to use them.
Of all the equipment you use, your common hand tools are
the most useful and yet the most abused.
All the tools that are in your TOOL SET, Organizational Mairite-
nance (2nd Echelon, Sei No. 2 Common) are packed into this batch-
Mull over the pictures and get to know-each by name, and what
it's used for-sorta make friends with 'em-because they can be-
friends, that is.
--TOOL .SET. Organizational Maintenance ?hd E
:;ISe' h ".
NOT A KICK IN A CARLOAD .~~si
1 No. 2, Common.
TO KNOU'a 'r
700L SeTil JUST
LAKE A C,ANOER
4A YOUR UP-rr-A
TOE IT'LL BO 714M
IF IVVYRP SUPPOSE.
* TO HAVS ITP
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g FSN .. ..
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I I ^ FSN 5180IO-10-188
FtLEj HANP AS;- fl;
S"bastl cui 12 in pt to .
.. ..7' a snaul
-11 FSN 5I10*23465397L.-
FILE~ M1AN ~
bgito s to.tder
FSN 3460-357.5784 __________________
Ird- im i em- --,%Nam
__ I. FSN 5110-241 9152
FSN ... 4
ESNZ3 -, ;
.:GAGE; TIRE PRESSURE,-
-cision type calibrated
.10 to-160 lb Range.. d
FSN 4910:449-6579 [
.GAGE; TWIST DRILL --
ANDY DRILL ROD. (for
-sizes 1/1. -to 1/2 in
-by 1/64th). .
, GAGE, vacuum, carbu-
retor adjusting, -and
fuel pump testing 2 at
I :FSN 4910-38
GAGE, WHEEL ALIGN .
- MENT:'toe-in type.
1 iFSN 521047
GENERATOR SET, GASO-
LINE- ENGINE base
m td,'2 Vk, 110 v, Iph,
0 U. UN'IMr. i, **-.. .-,
GUN, AIRBLOW: clean-
ing, 1/4 in male pipe
thd inlet; w/3( deg
female taper seat.
--- : FSN 49.241 3_07T.7 J
'3-106 ] HAMMER, HAND: black-
-smith's, crosspeen, 3
HAMMER, HAND- black-
smith's sledge, cross-
peen, 12 Ib -(formerly
HAMMER, HAND: car-
1 Ib. .
~'t> :. ~-.-J eJ__
GOGGLES, eyecup, pro-
tective, chippers and .
grinders, impact iesist- ,, Jil,' S
ing. tl lens w/2 extra, f
lens FS GGG-G501. uI
I FSN 268:95741: ,-'
GOGGLES: eyecup, pro-
type, welders, glare, tl,
lens, w/cover and
filter lenses FS.GGG-
G-511. 2 auth
iaoi z 3tBti. io. FSN.. -".,I
jDLE. FILE, FltWOOD.:
,,1-174 Irndiam of hand
xpr.-. gt 1-]/2 in max
y".dia.ni "- -
' 1.[OLLE; SOCKET
coatingg;, '12. in' sq-
t+j+ -?'i75; ftt lb cap
FSN 5110-263-0349 -
in 2.1/2.b steps to
-40.1b, and in 51b steps
.to 120 I .I (formerly
CHU.CK-GAGE : .
-IRON, tire, cured type,
24 jn Jg. :2 aut h.
,1 .1II FSN' 5120-449,70771
IRO N, M~ire- fnrid, -univ .5i
.18 irr Ig. htl
- .5 auh
i SE aif, r braided
~p,$e.sh. hd to, qfor,
.tiq s 25. ft Ig
IRON, r ie,.nonpnckh a
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A MOMENT OF
SCAN 'VIP1 OOT
MONT746 O 5OO0
HYOMETER, sytie JACK, HAND HYDRAU-
i1' tiee solution LIC a' tombobile and
es tiigtwobfloat typeL r moltor truck, w/ -hdl,
F.l o 60fFi 12 ton .ap;1 in con,
g (for et oho. tracEd, ht 6-1 /4 in
egIco). 2 autl .4 a
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to plus '
Range. ?i, r,
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- w/2 identical
165OF .temp F
solving file typ
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1AR2 a M
2 aut .
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16J53 1 FSN O330233-6016
E iFSN 4930-2222975
I *FSN 5120-224-1537
I FSN 5935449-7177
, heeli ii pe; : .n
* wheel' nun type -;.
*PULtER, urniv slide.
-"hamnier type;- rnrs,: 3.-
Taw. to .4;in outside
.R 1 t: 6:i n n-"
.side 'R : :.:- ..
UFSN 5120ee449-3770b ,
I.' *.i SI' 5120-449-3770-
9:PULLER,. geai end, gi; brg
. r. .S lawsw; 0-8 in, diani
R p, 5-1/2 in reach..
1101740-l in dieT cap,
* :i-univ type; '
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k,, Atage R0.1
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-OOL tire valve Qten'
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WRENCH, OPEN ENIJ
. ~ADJVUSJABLE: sgle: hd, I I
i11/2 in i aw opnrg, 10
in Ig 4IUtn
i-WRENCH, DapE ZEN~D- ~mmI4g
FIXE -appeh dble, h au.
p-/j pogs %Ct- at
i 2 aulth
6 -1 WL -ipe
- 4IST B E::.
-t in, 4
ORD 1-W-3579~ -~C
. -i;- -
,WRENCH SET, elec,
Jnidgel; dble qpen end,
,]5 and 60 deg angles
w/ignition pliers and
'- screwdriver, 11 pc in 1
:leatherette roll. i n julr
WiENCA SET,' set or
:ex, plug type, reg
..short arm series, 5/64 -
h',.l.wrenches in box.
WENCH SET, socket,-
.172 in sq-drive, 12 pt,
deep,: /2 to 7/8 in
.' pngs. wienches in
VE^ ; :: 1A. :_.... ..
i, 9' ^JLi
WRENCH SET, socket, s e
1/4 in sq-drive, 6 and 9 tlBl
8 pt. w/handles, 3/.16
to 7/16 irr, 6 pt, 1/4
to 5/16 in, 8 pt opngs, JI II
15.pc in.box.3 s mis E uAh
FSN 5180357-88! 10:
- lA is
WRENCH SET, socket.
:3/4 insq-drve, 12 pt, Q
w/hdis; .1-1/16 to .2
in opngs, 17 pc in box. .- .-
=Nlt* ,FSN 5180"357-88227,-
WRENCH SET, wheel,
(B4dd) -stud luti gear
type, w/36 in tubr.hdl
and 20 in'bar hdl, sip-
ersedes'ORD 43 -W3830.
I OD 4 N-82-0
You with the M-model vehicles!
S If you've got a 1/4- or 3/4-ton 4x4
truck or a 2-1/2- or 5-ton 6x6 truck,
then make sure you're cleaning the
crankcase- ventilator- valve (alias Don-
aldson or metering valve) used on the
engines of these trucks. They need a
cleaning every six months or 6000
Smiles, whichever comes first, under nor-
'. mal operating conditions.
"5 -d ~"
j; \\~ Aix
How do you do it? First, remove the
from the engine. Clamp the valve-body
snug in a vise and unscrew the valve-
retaining-nuc. (Watch how you lake
this apartso you can put it back together
like it was).
Wash the valve, sear, and all orifices
with dry-cleaning solvent or volatile
mineral spirits to remove any carbon or
Sgum. Check and clean all connecting
rubes or lines.
Put the valve and spring in the valve-
body and put the retaining-nut back on.
Then put the assembly back on.the'
P-u-h-l-e-e-z-e read your vehicle's
caution plates. Got good information
there, if you interpret it right.
For example, a plare in the M38A1
Jeep says the vehicle can be driven in
second.gear and, high range up t 40-
MPH. O'course, rhis'doesn't inean ridi
ning )our engine condinually in secondr.
"~ "-'" '"gear-engine wear ll multiply faster.
than rabbits, because your engir'lle -bF-e
running at a higher speed than, in high".-.::. l
But it's good to know this- I I' f:as
'when )ou hit that billy country a
your engine begins laboring in' ohigh
gear. By shoving her into.secorid, yo
can hit up to 40-MPH with6ur 'oir en
gine overloading itself. It also increases
the ifi of 'iour engine bv keeping be
operating temperature at a normal 180-
degrees and.eliminates a lot-of spark
plug troubles. .
.- 7. ",..., .
".u'. -:UjsualLy thc simple hiings that
a : usðe biggest pains. Take thatipark- -
in .grake in y'our M133 series 2-1/2-
Ston-rucks, for example. -
Z ."' Most guys know that they're-nor
-supposed tomove their truck unless that
,.paking.'brake's released and that
they're not.supp6sed to use that brake to
to-; p, except in-emergencies. But a for of
guys are forgetting the simple--iand are
getting norihing but pains. .
"-hen that parking brake is used
-..- :,-wrong, of.e terrific strain is put on the
parking anchor, which is part-oE ihe, -r
t'-"..tran.sfer, and it can snap. 'When this
happens, our handbrake goes kaput.
So, talke a tip-makesure that hand- W
brake's released % henever:you moinve -.
' y y-our truck. and-use it wisel like it tells
ou n.the Ti 9-819A: Qcourse, i-tfar anchor's breaking forlno go! oaseson..
,. --a UEko:f ibivdiarly-lfnot sooner. ..-
.F -''- "" - ,- "
Take a peek at the underside of the
flywheel housing coaer on )our Ml3 3-"
series 2- /2-ton trucks. There should be-
adrain plug rapped in. .
The uord is that you're to leave that
Spliug in the coaer at all times. You'll e- ''
move it .only after fording and ever .-;-
time your truck gets a C service. ThisIll
let all that water and oil that's trapped
up in there drizzle out.
If ou haven's got a plug tapped in, "
shiff le)our iruck back toOrdnanceai id
get rhem rtodo the job. M*&OOrd G7 49
W23 gij.es them the word. -
When you begin fussing with those take the ground cables offat the barter :-
barteries in.our rank, there's bnie thing. Each pair of bakeries in your ank
you've got to remember-blioth hull connected in parallel. So, disconnecting -
g ounrd cables have to be bandied first the ground strapof one pair isn 'go ing .
or you mas setf sour tank-on its turret. todo much good. You'll still have 2'4
olts streamring.thru che system because..
the oiher set's grounded.
screw the cables n here they 'e gro nanded .
c6.he haull :nd tap, The:ends. Then rt-
S- "move the covers or hold-db(vn bracket
T':' '"by lifting them straight up-after Iq..1-
unscre.w the.hold-down clamps.
Every time you remove the battery This dope till be in future.naniuals:.
-coverson your light tanksour .M46Al The ground cables are the last things "
l'-. medium taink and your M-i' medium 'you hook up when.putring A ireries
S ank, or %hen )ou unscre' the.L bitery back into your tank: "
hoid-down clamps adn your MI48 me- Sparks and gasoline inyour 'bhul canf
dui .. ank, ou' e gotrcodisconnect and becomeclosb- than Romeo a id Jon1in i
i.tapeib.h.rouid cable firsEt \Xhen mess -Fol low trlig oriind cible -emo' al
h .c- '.wtbrhe .barter.yr,Corsr on the T3._mthod-and avs- rsl
-,,- ... -. .- i. .t .-..1 s.- .- -
Are your wheel-bearing adjusting- -
nuts being chewed up for no reason you section of all your SNL's.
can figure out? If so, maybe you're using Here's a chart showing the Ordnance
the wrong tool on them. stock numbers of those wrenches for
To save those nuts from dangling on your M-series vehicles. If you've got .
a stripped thread, there's only one tool them, fine-use them. If nor, better get
to use. That's the wheel-bearing nut- them from supply. It's a wise man who
wrench listed in the organizational tool uses his tool right.
WHEEL BEARING NUT -WRENCHES
(Ordnance Stock Numbers: I
FIRT fNe TO You'VE
REdEM6E I THIS HEAA4 NO SOT TO
E4Y NJEWPS PROPER UANPLIAA QUICK PICK
IF IIE' A;ONNA 'O HIS JOE;. 1PURT5 T14EIM
H, -11VDIN2 CAN MASH HIS CI CEAR j
INNAFZP ,! UICK THE S
Sk.- V -IC' "
NFOWs 'ic9Pi'N A .kEEP TI.AT 4r P
VE.ICEa MAKE SURE YOU A CLEAN FOR!
KNOW.HOW TO ODRIVE... A QUICK EASY READIN'..
COUPLE OF -IOURS OF DRIVIN AND YOUR -TM q-689A
INSTRUCTION WILLYVE YOOFF Y
E INRO. ,-
".- ., .; "- ". ..
HOW.TO START THE HYDRA-MATIC-;:
,ENelNE PULL TRANSFER
L.EVR TO UP ENGAGED
POr"J...AND IFT 'ME~
., ..~ r ~ T N _. .
HMN---`NS ZE"&P- IF 46-
P EAL....ACTUALLY THE
ONLJV4YY YOU'LL 00T
'TiiqJ~iO ;& H47 0
m 1AP.E AYRA-AATICh
I01O RIV ONE....
C AFTL -Yvc'VE -O
8o0U EF~CR 'XU GET
UNPER WAY, LET' GET
ON TO THE IWLAY THIS1
GAPZ0T KIORK6 ... YOU 'LL
9 -;Cfi :-
L z cor CONNIER
Ropp-To Vo Aq
FPIN-rP R NOWu.
F. rr'L4. -W THE
WHAT TO USE AND WHEN
FOR EASY GOING,
ALL THE SHIFTING
DOWN; TO ACT AS
"BRAKE"; TO KEEP YOUR
FOR VERY STEEP HILLS
ON GOOD ROADS AND
HILLS ..... .USE IT FOR
GOING UP AND DOWN
TAKE IT EASY, DON'T PULL
LEVER WHILE Y'R MOVING
OR YOU'LL SURELY GET
SOCKED WITH A STATEMENT
CANT; -G0)rSiE -H1N -a
uGQs H WHEN iYO COME
JOE.. .STL y ONE O THESE DROPS ;
ING POWER IN THE ROADSHIFT TO.'
sdA F12 1I4GH
1; L-AY '.Ol)E GOING
EN TlN t F-2Y `J'L-BE6 N& -4
'kN'T SHIFT Ir4TO-3RD OR" 4OH- '
; .,-" --- --
~ F 1b
eC;CJN& .LCNOG IN:
F-3t HIGH (4-).
V~. % RECALLED
.AN1RS REAL oO
QN THE -TSMi
A'MOUWl rAiN- flPE'
_, ILLS:-.- .
9"M.. WHICH PRIVE
POSFITON TO 69E,
WHEN ... ANPAT
WJAI MOMENT ?3
TWIS TALI14 IT'S
.,f-N l .lNS'4`f !
NWARD FR e
Wi N LEV L 'ROUND GbB.b T il
EN YOU'RE FACED WITH. A LONG:iI
)W'S THE "TlIME TO USE. YOUR-, EAD, ,
U'RE` NOT. GON'NA'MAKE IT I4N 'F1 HI
)U.:RE NOT SURE"F.2 HIGH WILL-'6Tq
.... :ir. "
HERE YOURlk TRUCK'
CLOSESS SPEED S'. HS
beginsINS' TO:... '".'i-,- B
.THINK :SHEi LPO
V.OV ER IN F2 .IGH-
', :.-.LOS ING" S P EEDE
: F-"L :ISHI'T IIG'T":O
'PUT FER STY THER
I--NTO: Fr2 .HIGH. .- L O
E, w .r.HE -S L
B.::.' e B !,NS TO
:1,'" tiiSE;SI E'E :".: ...
13 UR BDALKING UP
ON ROUGH COW PASTURE
TYPE OF TERRAIN
~4 G`U: *
~Of~ SMOOTH 3' A'
57 MUR2 IJC'ER
vi:q MY INSIDE!
TE ~ w4Ncs PAL,.. .1
ALL I NEEFV I1
A LITTLE PRACTICE
'Deari Half-rMast.. leaves the venturi tubes. This lovers the:--,5
A few of out 'tanks really foul up in temperature. At .the same' time; you're
cold weather. They start belching spra)yinglilUid gasole into this stiea ;
: ik.. a guy after. a two-day binge and of air, and as the gasoline evaporates it-.
give off iore black smoke-than a steel lowers the temperature even more. So,'
mill.' you very often get temperatures in the Z
.Mere's what happens: At idle the car-bieroi rwhich're-belov freezia
tanks run fine. They start.out OK, too.- .even though he outside temperature '.
After being on'itheroad a while, they may be above $2 degrees F. *
start belching black smoke, aind we have e-
a lough time keeping 1bem running We
park-we start--we run-b-b-r-p. Over
1" .- d and over again this happens. Anda com- A l
i lete .heck shows thai everything's OK.
What's. your diagnosis, Sarge? I-Fe
pd help, so start acting like a medic.
of OP." J..
Dear.WO P.J. C. .
-'The diagnosis is carburetor. iccups This low temperature~ r sualLy does i't'-".
K bMrughron b' the-carburetor Jicing.up. -cause'an) trouble. But, ff the air's.veryw'
ifi cold weather. A carburetor can freeze humid, water vaor can condense'in re.'.
1'.P up-jit's -common if conditions are cold carburetor either as water oa- ici.e
i _risgh cr) stals. In either case, you get ic pii
i ereis how Ase heair's.sucked into- up.insideoudi arturetor, bockin
.,., ar.uretb Ibr.r padsa biit as it' esad -eqhaslsis :pgetis il
:. venruri-in other words,a general plug- Take the vehicle back to Ordnance.
up. That's when you get the belching They'll remove the starrer-switch from
': and black soot. che starter. Then, they'll remove the
SIf )ou have this icy condition there's plunger assembly from the starter-
Sonly one way to cure it-de-icing. Before switch; and see if the plunger is lying
'. starting your engine in cold weather, flush against the plunger-spring.
Sstarr your personnel hearer. Start your When the plunger is screwed down
auxiliary engine, too. Make sure the against the plunger-spring, the plunger
::cover assembly and seals are tight over is too short and cannot make the posi-
'- your air-cleaner ducts so that you draw tive contact needed to turn the starter
.:' warm air from the fighting compart- over.
''- ment into the engine compartment. II won't take Ordnance long to set it
Start your engine when the engine com- right-all they'll do is :
'j,. partment is nice and warm.
. K'.A 'Keep that 'warm air going through
; )our carburetor and you'll have no
r~i more trouble. Gives no more burps.
S' You'll see this poop in future TM's.
A Dear Half-M1ast.
4'- I got troubles when it comes to start-
Sing my .11 8 I/4-ton leep. I push down
on the starter-pedal and nothsug-hap-
-!".. pens. I've replaced a numberol starter-
Ssunitches and even a ftew starters them-
elves. Yet the trouble still happens.
l.hat do you suggest?
Sgt V. L. G. Before hopping into sour Jeep and '
driving awai. make sure Ordnance
Dear Sgt V. L. G., 'checks that Jeep for timing as per TM 9-
First I suggest iou rake a look at your 1825B, par I b0c. By the rime you get
starter pedal linkage. If it's OK-nor done .ou should have one good start-
bent or anything-chances are the in- ing Jeep.
.rermal adjustment of % our starter-switch
i s on the fritz. But, no sweat. Here's
what io do!
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About the new trip ticket DD Form
I 0-uhen doing our daily services do
,we only check the items Irsted on the
ticket, ordo otheritems get checked also?
Dear Lt J. J. S.,
Although the trip ticket doesn't say so
-thought everyone knew that the ve-
hicle's technical manual is used when
checking your vehicle. It's right there in
the last sentence of paragraph 8a of
)our TM 9-2810. The trip ticket is
something on which to record the ser-
vice you perform and what you 6nd.
You can add the items the TM has
but your DD Form 110 doesn't have,or
you can scratch thru those that are not
present on the vehicle being checked.
We're having trouble getting the fai-
tener that holds the instrument cluster.
mounting plate stud in the dashboards
of the Willys, Reos, Dodges and Inter-
national Harvesters. These fasteners are
not listed in the SNL's. What to
Sgt M. L. B.
Dear Sgt M. L. B.,
Sorr) but those pesky li'l fasteners
are not an item of supply. 1
They were put there as an ease-of-
maintenance part. All you've got to do
to remove your cluster mounting plate
is to turn the studs one-half turn. The
studs disengage from the fasteners and
your cluster mounting plate falls out.
Then these fasteners come loose, and it's
easy to lose 'em.
CAP SCEW WING NUT 3/8 x 16 NC-2 ORD
HEX HEAD STOCK NO. 1101-0126032)
SCD OR ZN -
PLT, 3/8x 16 ""'
K, 3/4" ,
lORD STOCK NO.C
If you do lose them and can't find a
replacement, the parts to use to keep
your mounting plate in place are: Cap-
screw, hex head, S, Cd or Zn pltd, 3/8 x
16 NC, 3/4 inch length (Ord Stock No.
H001-5026721); wing nut, 3/8 x 16
NC-2 (Ord Stock No. H101-0126032);
and washer, 3/8 inch plain (Ord Stock
The ease-of-maintenance is gone, but
at least you won't have mounting plates
flopping 'round all over the place.
An Air Force outfit stationed near us
has eliminated a lot of clutch troubles
on the 5-tonners by using a clutch disc
called the "Velvetouch clutch disc."
They say the oil and grease usually
3 -" i
.:, ,o ,:
' c-,' .
K-;,-tfound on these clutches do not affect
J-A this type disc.
Howu can ue get some of these
SSgt L. T. S.
SDear Sgt L; T. S.,
The "Velverouch" clutch disk is a
.' .commercial type disk which although
h now being tested has nor been approved
'- for -Ordnance use. Until such time as
S" tests have been completed, I'd hesitate
-' tb use them. If you'll get your truck to
'.Ordnance and have them modify your
. clutches according to these two
.- -'Urgent" -MIWO's-Ord G"-14-15 (13
. Sept 541 and G'-4-Wi 16 (8 Nov 1954).
*:-. as well as abide bi TB 9-837-5 (1' May
1954) you shouldn't have" an) trouble
,' -with oil and grease contaminating sour
-5.-ton clutches. "it
' Dear Half-Mast,
The bolts that hold the final drive
. housing to the hull of our 3141 tanks
t..ake fIuite a 'beating from stones and
-stuff picked up and carried by the track.
. Usually the heads just get battered up,
i it sometmees-in really rough terrain
S.'" -the bolts till shear.
We .beIn uondewing what can be
one abput this. Any ideas?
'.Sgt A. F. W.
y,-- --. _________*
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Dear Sgt A. F. W., -
Yep. Just hold everything for awhile' .;,
-and hope the bolts do likewise. (Keep-' l.
ing 'em good and tight will help.
There's an MWO on the way that --:"
handles the problem for al light tanks '''-
with the Bulldog chassis. Adds a place
to the housing to protect the bolt heads.
Watch for it.
There exists a dpubt in my mihd.a- a '
to what is the correct cold lubricant
level for the-front and rear differentials. .:
on the 2./ -ton truck M 135. .;
TM 9-819A, dated July 195J, para- -.
graph 59, says: "Add lubricant to bring ;'
level up to within '/ inch of plug open- '
ing when cold or to plug level whe.--
hot," But LO.9-819A (21 Oc- 52)
ote 5, says: "Other gear cases fill to" -
IWhich should we follow? '
Dear Captain J..B.,
- This time you'd better goby the bok ',
until you get a copy of LO 9r8024 -(14 'i'
June 55), It has the right dope iin it--;'-:
the same as you -see in" TM 9-819k -'j -
You'reasking for trouble whenyou add 9'.:
more lube than you need. -
Lube expands when it -gets hot- too
much lube in those differentials wr L1
burst oil seals knd leave you with a-
IN .URY!S LOW,
:P 1;~ .~YOUR NEAT
know how to use.
it and keep it
To get bor. you've first got to know what kind of'switch-box you're fooling
with.They're two types of switch-boxes-those that iave a HI-LO switch on them
to regulate what they're putting out and those that have a separate thermostat.
-... "hea1ta.LmiMal--.~,. ., i ii1~Sff i -, _g.i.i -
For the heater control with the HI-
LO switch, rurn the switch to HI. Hold
the RUN-OFF-START switch in
START position until the pilot light
goes on-then, snap this switch to RUN
and your heater'll start raising heat flip the switch to HI and it'll start put-
wirhin three minutes. ring out again.
When your heater is giving off more For the other type of control, you'll
hear than you can cake, that HI-LO find a thermostat either to the left of the
switch really comes i. handy. All you've driver's sear or between the driver's
got todo is flip your heater-control from and assistant driver's seats. This their.
HI to LO and it'll cool off. Then, when mostat is marked HIGH, MEDIUM and
you get a little cold and want some beat, LOW-what kind of beat do you want?
To s-'.n this rvpe.of.:er: To -reulate th -am ut-6--.i
...... To start this tnye-of heate .'To re te ch-am u
-There's a safety device that aucomaticaUy shuts off ie fuel supply if. yoi
bearer fails to burn. The electrical systemias two ircuit-breakers that'U cur off''-
S rhe.elctricity if you get a short or overload. If you don' feel warm air a theb it:.-
outlet within four or five minutes or if.your .pilot fails. to light on those heaters, -:-
t.. that have a pilot,be sure you-- -
If it's getting too bot for you, no sweat. Just turi the heater off.-If you've ,-
got a HI-LO switch, turning the switch to LO will not turn the heater off? jusi '
o the same..as turningrthe thermostat to LOW in your other type heaterwill not. .
Turn the.bearer off. In boti, you've got to turn the heater-switch to OFF. -'-
S v'.- en turnedd off, lIurning in the Your personnel heater will keep you
h-'eaterwill stop within a few seconds, warm to temperatures.as low as -25- .'i
S bi he blowers will continue to run for degrees F. When the temperature gets
i 'two or. three minutes unil'al the un- lower than that, an engine heater to- -
i 'bir-ed gases-are blown out. When this gether with your personnel heater is
:' -.b-' happens and your. heater is cool, the needed. TM 9-8662 gives you the poop-
' --blowers will shut off automatically. on engine heaters. Paragraphs 26 to 48
Ifyou want to'see morepooponthese tell you how to take care of your per-
S eaters, taik a squint-at TM 9-8662 sonnel heater..The parts bible for your
(J2M -pe54.). rsonnel heater.isSNL G-249, Vol. 1.
; This chart tells what winterization equipment is applicable for your M-series
r: tcks. The type equipment you get depends on what iceberg you're squatting on.
SB 9-416will tell you.what's used in what temperature.
-" -' ,---_ -16 w l .-
Take a deep breath and hold it for
a moment, will'ya, 'cause this is all
about the respiration on your hydro-
pneumatic recoil mechanisms on field
Those mechanisms do a lot've breath-
ing, too, and they gorra exhale that air
just like you do. That's why they have
a respirator, or similar device, on the
Srecoil or counter-recoil cylinder. Every
hydropneumatic's got one. Some of 'em,
like in the 105-mm howitzer, are adjust-
able. Some of 'em aren't. But they all
.serve the same purpose. They help re-
duce the shock of counter-recoil by let-
oing air out of the cylinder easy-like.
When they get stopped up with dirt,,
water, paint, grease, or what-have-you,
the air doesn't escape in the right :
amount at the right time and you get a
real nervous counter-recoil action.
So the point of this long-winded yarn
is his:Tokeepyour weapon from pant-
in'and gaspin' and bucking in counter-
recoil, make sure she's respiratin' all -
right. It'd be just plain foolishness to
smother a good weapon.
.These 'general-type- decal 'r;
1 .- .- stocked'ih iuply, so th-ey'resorr t6 loIal't
.f -di- liowitr nmet -'p rocurement. Or, in some .cases; -'
Ly iha g ubibscrewing.ab ijg stericifing .
r inel little *rehch ;.. Bui using nit might findlocal prdo-
wl'eiwee'ispindJe nut wrenci(Ord- curemient a litre dificult. Even if your
1^-oJO3-556543or41-W-3 2'2-3 crewmen read Nipponese.. .
aesigned."f 'r the .small-type r apevine has it that a move's afoor- s ;
_-', 5 .,. ,r .- p :' '-b -_
pia plles-WeOn -the new, larger., to ge- all necessary decals into regular c.
*sp4idJk were put .in; some of thie ;supply,system someime in the future .
Teices;werechqangdbedt some emi But-forpw ouc bst bets to-laich'-
e~stiSoyou -iaythayea.wrench with .onto a Joe who's :handy ith painri--.
;pindle, or small end, too iniall to birush'And if you're lucky, there'll.be -b
:teheL bearing.retaming iot., -. a new or built buggy.around--witb all
dcals intacr-toruse for amqdel.
There's: Iano- stericil outfit in j~r ,
2nd 'echelon c oimon tool set. If you .(eet:l.
the need of rsoethig smaller, Quarter-
naster- has. a 1/2in set available It's."-
QM: stock No 42-S-23000-000 (FSN0
""ieng 6L.rSiding 18-ii: metal I
bn e sit e nuirnbe riv: d ujehe n yab o rde.-Q
paint ni d thainer- for 2-3476.01he ant on
e atlsci A M3 bre co-e inoetr system';
ftKrJyitusuIaiubappen, but somein- The paint is Enamel synthetic, seim'i
peihe .k cal bh. thenside .of your glosu air.-dyng olive k-ab, No-30(1 o.f.'
nt e 0 pieorr' wornofl like-9 gal) Stwci,-No 52-3476. 01?r1009.
toge1 s taoa-",'f-" safe "?"can h-' hsi-syntie-' enianiel, E-ng Stock
"c offo et*:.. Tec & -527895.50900)f .ro :
fci ecalsi are iiportant-bu t This is differet from the inner
oiff remain or ae So: st:cknumd~ rsPg i v: .you onege
' Some folks
. a ih those
To keep those nipples (Ord Stock
Nos. D048-'2134'7" and H106-0219-
: 621) from going kaput. lay off that
extra elbow grease. Those nipples will
S break w hen tightened too right-so easy
S on them.
SBring them down good and snug-
nor too tight. When too tight they're
put under strain and tension: then when
the gun fires, shock does the dirt) work.
That also goes for the nipples that go
into counterecoil buffer assembly (Ord
Stock No. D048-'2134"2). Also tube
lock (Ord Stock No. D048-"2134-8)
to nipple (Ord Stock Nos. D0-48-'213-
4i' and/or H106-0219621 ).
Watch those plugs (Ord Stock No.
D0-8--'2134'5) too. Not too tight.
It's a good idea to replace gaskets
(Ord Stock No. H002-0501215) if they-
look like they're too flat or damaged.
It'll save that extra damage-causer twist.
:- ~- -
Shase been having trouble
recoil mechanism buffer-
pples breaking on their
For winter operation, the white
lead should be connected to Terminal
19 of the E2 board.
For summer operation, change th
white lead to Terminal 18.
Thass all there is to it.
^ *Ui^ *~C. ;^. ". .- .'A ^ .W :.':-.
Are you Nike gu)s keeping in mind
that the charging rate for your trailer
storage batteries is not the same for sum-
mer and winter?
When the chill winds blow, \'need
more juice to take care of the personnel
hearer load. But-you've got to use the
lower rare in summer, or you over-
Here's how the adjustment stacks up
for s our director station, launchingcon-
trol. radar tracking and maintenance
Locate the E2 terminal board at the
rear of the left wall in the compart-
ment behind your barter) charger meter
. '-. .. -
As you AAA men know, \ou some-
times have .our acq antenna mounted
on a platform to eliminate some of the
So it becomes a bit unhands to lift the
tubs and particularly the radome into
place. Now it you can get the batters
wrecker-man to help .ou. life is much
simpler, unless you tear up the dome
while you'ree hoisting it.
A sure vnai ro prevent this is to make
a sling like the one show n here. You
need a steel ring, any size that will fit
over the hook on the wrecker, four 6-
foot lengths of 3. 8-in cable, and four
snap hooks. You can either clamp the
cables, as this man did. or if )ou hap-
pened to be a cable splicer, )ou could
splice 'em in.
And never try to emplace or march
order the acquisition without the
wrecker. The old grunt-and-groan sys-
tem tears up too many radomes.
TB Ord 605 (19 May 55) ends wor-
risome guesswork in checking Field
Artiller%, Antiaircraft Artillery and
Combat Vehicle Armament Hydro-
pneumatic Recoil Oils for emulsifica-
rion. The TB supersedes all other dope
out on the subject-it's also being re-
vised to cover all the above mentioned
weapons. It goes into detail on how to
spot oil that's been contaminated by'
nitrogen or air.
-*, '..'.- 3 f; ',"'"-. /* -'7.- r.-xv ^1 -_',- :
Wouldn't happen in the desert-but
it will at some posts where the weather
Saw a colonel, no less, get a gig for
tiny specks of rust on his weapon. And
his wasn't the only speck led one around.
Seems as bow these tiny specks of
rust form on small arms and are hard
as heck to get off. Bore cleaner is about
the only thing that'll do it.
You have to bounce your eyeballs
over your weapon in sunlight to see this
stuff. Artificial light just won't get it.
Then you've got to keep her oiled
S ,. :' *-*~
rui. ~~~- ~~ ..
SDDear Sgt Dozer,
SWhat's u rong with the hourmeters
'-on our D4 and D8 Caterpillar tractors?
'The glass fogs up until it's impossible
to get a dial reading. W'e had the
'-meters removed, inspected and newu
i.gaskels installed, but no dice-the win-
. "dow. still sweats. Do we have a couple
of bum meters, or is the trouble some-
SSgt W. C.
,.lear Sg. W. C.,
There'll be no swearfor you and your
-boursmeters. if you'll try a minor fix
for the meters' retainer assemblies. You
Seed a small vent plug (Mfr's Parr No.
"4H7329) and a new retainer assembly
...(Mfr's Part No. 6B1914). You can take
.' a gander at 'em in.Fig A. Have your
Local purchase channels get these parts
'-.from. the nearest Caterpillar agency.
.. '.Your shop can put 'em together for you.
'.-The bew #681914 retainer assembly
h-as the hole for the plug, while the old
Be sure to rell your shop that the hole
.-in the small plug must face the ground,
or downward, when inserted into the
new retainer assembly. To find which
--.side of the retainer assembly faces
y.-downward; screw the assembly good
; and right on, the hourmeter housing and *
rl tde. bottom .nend of th. re.gie..
ffi^Sei.;i. ;,. -1^ -_ .'*
Then remove the retainer and put the'.
plug in so its lirtle hole looks down. onk '.
.the mark you made.
If )our shop can do the lob, here's-.;7
another angle on the hourmeter fix. Le'
them modify oour old-rype retainer as- -.:;"
sembl\ like this:
S .I .
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tA ) ~
Be sure you
take a good look at AR
755-548, dated 14 Dec 1954,
cause that one tells you how .
to recover unserviceable recov-
erable spare parts and how to 6 ll
out DA Form 5-22. That's the new
Unserviceable Part Identification Taj
A unit uses this tag for all recoerabl
repair parts that become unserviceable
There's no mistaking this tag. It's a
green as an Irishman's tie on St. Parry
Remember, though, that this tag's fo
unserviceable recoverable parts, not fo
ones (hat're ob iousl. scrap or salvage
You get rid of those like it tells you i
AR's 755-5 and 755-7.
This new 5-22 tag's a real dandy. A
you gona do in the unit is 611 our th
first five blocks on the front side of th
card. That includes the part description
stock number, name, make and mode
and serial number of the end item.
After the unit ills out this part.(
the tag, air's turned in or sent to the unit
supporting field maintenance activity o
a Turn-In slip (DA Form 4-P7 or a
Army Shipping Document, whichever
When the tag gets to our field mai
tenance support activity, technical i
spectors'll give the parts the once-ove
and decide what'll be done with 'en
The inspector will check one of rt
. blocks on the bottom of the tag. This'
s call for the part being either reworked.
s salvaged, forwarded to depot mainte-
nance or exchanged a ith a commercial
ir activity. If necessary the inspector'll
ir also fill in the back side of the rag that's
e used to gi.e the reason or directions for
Whenever possible, the rurn-in of an
II unserviceable item and a replacement
e issue should occur at the same time. This
ie doesn't mean, though, that the turn-in
n, of a repair part isn't a completely sep-
I, arate transaction. 'cause it is.
There'll be some cases, of course,
if when like serviceable items can't be
's turned-in before or a the same time)ou
n request a replacement. When this hap-
n pens, .ou'll state in the "Authority"
's block of the 446 that a like serviceable
item will be turned-in promptly or give
n- the reason why the like item isn't avail-
n- able for turn-in.
er Simple, isn't it? Yep, the DA Form
a. 5-22 is a real slick item when you use it
he right. Just follow the directions and you
11 can't go wrong.
o'icariprbably guess-what happened. Needless to say, Joe won'tie using
a lowtorch. ary.? rmore,'-ot. for any purpose..What really happened was this:.
"-- When Ftheflvme frbfi-thetorch'warmed.up the oil, it alsbodrove off the lighter
;g.odis-of the fuel.that drained from the cylinders into the crankcase. The result-
Jw i vaporized fuel explodedand Joe neveriknew.what hit him ..
.. 'Theboysin Joe' outfit will never.forget that one. When they're getting ready to
-- u --. -h. .
sta rt'up'a- vehicle iA cold-weather, they check for c6iidensation in the fuel lines,
.use-the right grade of oil-and keep the batteries charged. They're not having
any troublel Sure, it- takes a little longer; but it's a sure and safe method of
gftingn the job'done right..
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We've been having trouble getting
throttle stops (the one on the end of the
throttle cable) so here's how we've
Srerw, machine: id hld; br, plain
fint,.o. 8i0.164I:32nHC-4 t. -
Ord Stock No. *
S. 305l41 -47
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SL W. R. Horne
APO 949, Seattle
.(Ed Note-I. throttle stops G503-
3' -71193 or G503-7371194 are scarce
items -your idea looks like a siuell
slop gap.) -
...-'l ^;^-, -;-. .
W e are maminaining a number of
M48 tanks. and I have a suggestion to
make about the special tool sets being
issued for work on these vehicles:
The standard 15/16-in 12-point
socket, in both 1/2-in drive and even in
the 3/4-in drive sets, will break when
used to pull a very stubborn track-con-
nector wedge-bolr. Not always, by any
means, but too frequently.
We have found that the PROTO tool
Company's Number 7830-H-15/16
heavy dury six point socket, 3/4-in
drive will stand up to the work. We
have set to break our first one. This
socket is designed to be used with an
impact wrench, but it can be used with
the regular 3/4-in drive T-bar very
SAnother thing, if the recess around
the heads of the track sprocket bolts
were enlarged to accept a heavier
socket, that too would prevent lots of
.. 702 Ord Co.
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EASY KEPT OIL AND GAS'RECORD
Dear Editor, A
This is for those motor
officers and motor ser- .'
giants who are always
having trouble keeping
the mileage chart for the
(1.000 inile C) or (6,000
mile D) maintenance r "
We have eliminated
charts, graphs, and rec-
ords by using the oil and i
gas consumpton report i
form for each vehicle to
tell us v hen those main-
tenance services are due.
-From the PM roster
you post the due mileage ,
of the next scheduled C ''
or D maintenance to the
oil and gas consumption
report form, and when
daily trip ticket to this form he'll com.
pare the speedometer reading to the
reading for the next scheduled C or D
Your TM 9-2810 allows you a 100-
mile tolerance for the C (1.000 miles)
service and a 300-mile tolerance for the
D (6,000 miles) service. So when you
transfer the mileage of the next C or D
service from the PM roster to this form,
you'll find it very wise to have the form
read 100 miles less on C and 300 miles
less on D. This will cause the dis-
patcher to notify the motor sergeant
that maintenance can now be pulled on
The oil and gas consumption report
form will tell you how many miles the
vehicle traveled during the month and
the amount of oil and gas used. If the
gas or oil used by some vehicles is much
greater than others for the same mile-
age, then a check should be made to find
the cause. (Might be carburetor, condi-
tion of engine, pilferage, etc.).
Mr. Louie Shirrell
Ft Knox, Ky.
(Ed Note-Par. 25, T7, 9-2810 (Oct
53) gives the local commander the go-
ahead on the use of whatever additional
forms he feels are necessary for proper
control of his vehicles.)
0 7o"f BRIEFS
For you guys who have the Model
C-37M ACF-Brill 37-passenger, bus, a lot
of mud, dirt and other glob gets around
the field coils and armature of the gen-
erator. If you'll take that bus back to
Ordnance, they'll put a generator shield
on for you like it says in MWO Ord G784-
W1 (17 Mar 55).
' of mud, dirt and other glob gets around
A&& at" edc~or
You can still get that special light tank
issue, PS No. 14. Just drop me a card or
letter in care of PS Magazine, Raritan
Arsenal, Metuchen, N. J. Tell how many
copies you need. They'll be mailed right
No need to raise a lot of hullabaloo
'cause you can't find the stock numbers
of the curtains for your 1/4-ton truck. Just
grab a pencil-here they are: Curtain,
left, door assy. (Ord Stock No. G740-
7697413); Curtain, left, side quarter,
assy. (Ord Stock No. G740-7697415);
Curtain, right side quarter, assy. (Ord
Stock No. G740-7697416); Curtain,
right, door assy. (Ord Stock No. G740-
To stop the pressurized cooling system
in your M38A1 Jeep and M170 front line
ambulance from pulling an Old Faithful,
make sure the temperature of your cool-
ant is below 200 degrees before slowly
loosening the radiator filler cap. Remove
the cap only after the pressure has
If you've got an M38 Jeep that needs
a wiring-harness-assembly-as of now
you have to make one. Use cable (Ord
Stock No. H005-0812364) and the neces-
sary parts from Douglas connector kit
(Ord Stock No. H020-5701060). A wir-
ing-harness-assembly is on its way into
the supply system. Until it gets there you'll
have to make your own.
It's 4new pooa
Did you get hold of Change 1 (30 Mar
55) to TM 9-8022 yet? If not, grab your
copy of this new manual on the M44
series trucks and make a note by the tire
pressure specs on page 62 that the dual-
wheeled jobs take 45-PSI when traveling
over highways and cross-country.
YOUR NL AUTHORIZES YOU
ANOTHER IF 1OU WEAR IT OUT
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