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Cletrac Tractor Discussion => Military Cletracs => Topic started by: vj on February 09, 2017, 06:55:07 PM



Title: M2 hst
Post by: vj on February 09, 2017, 06:55:07 PM
  I am working on a m2,Hoping to have it running one day, I,m  trying to find other that got one or restoring one, I got three halftracks and ww2 army trucks.   would like to hear from you. thank you.  :)


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on February 28, 2017, 12:48:13 PM
Well, I got my wxlc3 Hercules engine out of the m2 and taken apart. All looks great, but need a good cleaning, I will  blast engine with black diamond and paint grey.  I got a nos gen. and voltage reg.  and gauges to go back one.   ;D


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: Blake Malkamaki on March 02, 2017, 01:20:46 PM
Hopefully we'll get some responses for you VJ. Sometimes things get slow here.


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on March 07, 2017, 09:28:20 PM
Thanks Blake, I am just glad you got the site, I got to see pictures, All so got the torque spek. on the rod, main and head bolts from here. ;D


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on May 20, 2017, 03:58:57 PM
Well, still doing a few things on the mg-1  or m2 hst.  I got piston rings from hasting, and got them back in the wxlc3 engine. Did blasting on several parts and primered. Also got hold of other m2 folks, so all is looking good. It take time to restore anything, but its a lot of fun. ;D


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: Blake Malkamaki on May 22, 2017, 01:03:51 AM
Glad you're getting some good information here. I wish some of the other guys would jump in.


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: od-gmc on July 01, 2017, 06:52:32 PM
VJ,

I don't visit the site too often but I do have a restored M2 that is close to 100%. I have a second for parts.  Is there anything specific that you have questions?  Love to see pictures of your progress.  Where are you located?



Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on July 02, 2017, 08:11:00 PM
thanks  od-gmc    well , I don,t have much done on the m2. When I get the engine running , Ill send a picture. the m2 is all apart now, but got some parts blasted and painted. hood,pto, gas tank, tank support, fire wall.    I done the valves, all done but lost one half valve lock. must been in the oil pan. This m2 need a lot of work but that fun for me. I will restore what I got, then go from there.  I got 3 halftrack, ww2,  5 ton ihc semi. cckw bomb truck but cckw need restoring. I need to finish my 70 dodge challanger440 six pak,  I live in TN. an army  retiree.     huey and Blackhawk crewchief. :) thanks wendell


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on July 04, 2017, 10:16:35 AM
od_gmc, I hope you got some pictures  post some where, to  look at, that would be great.   vj


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on July 06, 2017, 10:18:16 AM
  Well, I found some valve stem locks. Now I can put the Hercules engine back together.   The halftrack valve stem locks are the same as the Hercules, I got a lot of halftracks parts. vj ;D


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: od-gmc on July 19, 2017, 09:57:27 AM
Glad you found some of the valve locks.  I do have some of needed.  I also have a CCKW353 that is currently under restoration.  I am also fairly close it you in the Greenville, SC area.  You can contact me directly at cletrac.m2@gmail.com if needed.

Scott



Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: od-gmc on July 19, 2017, 10:06:13 AM
Some pic links of my 44 M2.

http://pin.it/wuyM4v3
http://pin.it/izhp4Da
http://pin.it/uboPBsQ



Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on July 19, 2017, 10:59:15 PM
scott. all I can say is , WOW :)   That is one of the nices m2 I.ve  seen.  You sure did a great job on this one.   Thanks for the pictures.   I got a cckw 353 m27 b1 bomb truck to restore, and  I am also buying a cckw 353 cargo tipper , all was  for the ww2 air corp.   I will send a email. thanks  wendell


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: od-gmc on July 21, 2017, 11:06:42 AM
Wendell,

Thanks for your kind comments.  As you well know a lot of work goes into them.  If you find yourself in the upstate SC area give me a call.  Also let me know if you need any information or parts on the Cletrac.

Scott


Title: Re: M2 hst
Post by: vj on December 01, 2018, 04:45:00 PM
Well, still have the m2, but work has slowed down.  I got to get more blasting done, before I set the engine back in m2.   Also so I have traded for three m4a1 high speed tractor.  but hope to make one m4 out of 3 .   I like to take junk and make so thing out of it.That the fun . ;D