I'm signed up for the MVPA Route 66 convoy this fall! Woot! I'm making a few changes to my MB and the teardrop for the trip.
On the teardrop, I'm going to wimp out and add a tongue jack. My back is starting to complain bitterly when I pick it up. I'm also going to fit turn signals to my rig by converting the blackout lights.
On my MB, I found out during Mike's excellent fall colors tour that my transfer case needed attention. I had changed it to an early post-war case and M-38 gears a few years ago for the 2.47 ratio low range improvement. The case still fits my T-84 trans. I put new gears in the transfer case and converted the intermediate gear to a tapered-roller bearing setup. I also installed heim joints in my clutch linkage. That hose in the lower right connects the fill plug holes on my transmission & transfer case. I gave up on the oil migration problem and just let it circulate now. Works fine and I can see the fluid level through the hose. This makes my transfer case run a little over-full, but I think the overdrive likes the extra lube.
I'm also experimenting with a brace for my windshield. It still seems pretty solid but I don't like the wind stress on the outer windshield frame. I think it might work! McMaster Carr is a candy store. I'm addicted to that store... I want an easily-removable strap that won't stick out too much.
Alan W. Johnson
MB, 201453, "Lt Bob"
M-100, Sep 1951
MB-TD, Mar 2012
Ford 91C, 1939