From: Nigel Hay - MILWEB (Nigel@milweb.net)
Date: Thu Feb 20 2003 - 00:53:35 PST
The M5A1 is a dream to drive compared to the radial engined M3 series.
That's why the British called it the Honey - His Majesties Army also
curiuosly designated the M3A3 the "General Stuart Mk5" - never understood
that. I found the M3A3 was really hard work to drive and tiring - the gear
shifting is a challenge with a false neutral to fool you as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "G.R. Baker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Military Vehicles Mailing List" <Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 2:44
Subject: Re: [MV] M5 Update
> The points were dirty on the engine that would crank, (the starter is dead
> on the other) Once I got the points cleaned up it fired right up. It moved
> forward great but wouldn't back up. I could tell that the trans was trying
> to turn but was like it had the brakes on. I called Tim Garrett of Auto
> Paint and Performance in Shepardsville, Kentucky (M5A1 owner) and he said
> that it won't backup unless both engines were running. He said to get it
> going forward and turn the switch on for the other engine and it would
> start. I did and it started right up. So I was able to get it moved to the
> spot where I used to park the M114. Oh and the siren works, the neighbors
> thought we were having an air raid or something.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:57 PM
> To: G.R. Baker
> Subject: Re: [MV] M5 Update
> what did you do to it?????
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "G.R. Baker" <email@example.com>
> To: "Military Vehicles Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, 19 February, 2003 5:43 PM
> Subject: [MV] M5 Update
> > It runs...both engines!
> > G.R.Baker
> > MVPA 23220
> > M5A1 Light Tank "Stuart"
> > http://tired-iron.mounet.com
> > Kingsport, TN
> > "Love America or Leave it"
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