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Still Kicken, went for my first drive to town. Pic
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Willy-N    Posted 05-22-2004 at 17:30:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

Got the M-37 all legal now so I went to town with it. Picked a nice day got a little rain on me in town with the top off! Ran great 70 psi oil presure, 175 deg water temp and it pulled the steep hill good. I live just past the tops of those hills in the back ground so it was a pleasent drive both ways. Will be repeating this trip a bunch this summer just for fun. A couple parades soon too! With Memorial Day coming up it will be fitting to to go somewhere in it. Mark H.

Lazy Al    Posted 05-23-2004 at 11:56:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
You must be busy doing something these days haven's seen you around here much lately . Nice looking M37. I would like to get a old army jeep some day just to run around the farm with .

Alias    Posted 05-22-2004 at 20:36:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congrads Mark. That 37 aught to take you anywhere you want to go. I tried to read the sign on the building. Looks like Fire something 44. Give us a little breakdown on what the sign says and where it is located. Thanks, gfp.

BTW: The 24th of May marks 1 complete year since I quit smoking. If my dear wife hadn't mentioned it I never would have thought about it on my own. Because, smoking never enters my mind. Course, not much of anything else goes there either, LOL. Just wondering how you are doing toward that end.........gfp

Willy-N    Posted 05-22-2004 at 21:19:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is the Original Okanogan Fire Hall. They moved it when they built the new one. The tower was used to dry the hoses with. It is full of old fire equipment on display. As far as my smoking I blew it during the middle of tring to sign on with the Forestry. I am just going to have to try again! Mark H.

Les    Posted 05-22-2004 at 17:37:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have a parade you can go to, Mark? We don't have a parade here. Spend Memorial Day morning at the cemeteries with the Legion. We make 11 stops altogether.

Willy-N    Posted 05-22-2004 at 19:49:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Parade to go to for Memorial Day but later in the next month or 2. Not sure what our little town will do for Memorial Day Weekend. Seems it has become more of a party week end and has lost it's meaning nowdays. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 05-22-2004 at 19:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have driven those 3/4 tons a few miles. I can snatch it from second gear to first as fast as any living creature.

Willy-N    Posted 05-22-2004 at 19:52:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have to be going pretty slow to do that I think 9 mph is floored in first! Nice have syncros in 3rd & 4th where most of the shifting is done. The 48 PW all the gears were straite cut no syncros at all! Put it is low range and you can walk faster then it goes in first. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 05-22-2004 at 21:09:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh ,,You got to know the trick.You get in Saigon traffic behind those poky sicklos ,,stomp the acelerator to the floor then JERK it in first,,But you must have a feeling for the exact time the gears will sync.But maybe it was from third to second gear but that truck would zip along .Those guys in the back learn to hang on to something.

Willy-N    Posted 05-22-2004 at 21:22:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got to put a few miles on one in Vietnam too! Driving in the citys was fun. You had to watch for people jumping up on the running board and steeling your watch off your wrist. I allways kept a bandeleer full of mags to smack them with if the tried! Mark H.

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