Re: [MV] Cross Refrence Guide
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:46:51 -0400 (EDT)


I would have been real interested when I started my MB project in January. Since then I have kept meticulous notes on parts sources and cross references. I was surprised to find that many MB components were used almost unchanged into the 1970's. I think your project is worthwhile and if you proceed I would not mind sharing my information with you. In my daily job at NEAPCO, I design driveline components and we make many of the components that fit MV's. The trick is to identify them and keep a record of what fits what. Good Luck.

Dave Fillman
45 MB

---- you wrote:
> I have, after scrounging for a few years, come into
> possession of a very large library of various civilian
> and military parts books. I am now toying with the idea
> of publishing cross reference guides to various military
> vehicles for parts such as filters, u-joints, brake
> parts, water pumps, belts, clutch parts, light bulbs,
> fuel pumps, gaskets, bearings etc. I would put several
> vehicles in each one, such as the first one will be
> MB/GPW, M-38,M-38A1,M-151/A1/A2. the second would most
> likely cover M-135/211, M-35, and M-51. The rest would
> depend on what people asked for. These would list the
> military stock # or nsn and various manufacturers and
> their part numbers. I would also list parts that can be
> substituted for the originals. I have spent enough of my
> time in front of a parts counter with a guy saying "M-
> what?" and realize how much easier it is to go into a
> store with a civilian part # ready.
> The guides would sell for aprox. $25. The process of
> putting them together would be very time consuming and I
> need to get an idea if there is enough interest out
> there to make it worthwhile. If anyone has any feedback
> please let me know.
> Tim Glance
> Clyde, NC
> 1942 BSA airborne bicycle
> 1944 Navy Bomb trailer MK IV
> 194? jeep salad
> 1952 M-38
> 1952 M-38A1 + M-100
> 1953 M-38A1 USMC
> 1961 M-422A1
> 1962 Unimog 404.114
> 1966 M-274A2

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