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Old June 22nd, 2020, 01:38 PM
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My brother and I recently purchased a 1968? (I'll make sure) M715 that has been a volunteer fire brush truck for the past 35+ years. I've lived 5 miles from it all my life.

Very little rust and was maintained OK.

We got it running with a rebuilt fuel pump from 'Then and Now' and a rebuilt carb, some new batteries and fresh gas and oil.

I've put the 10-1331 master cylinder on, and am working on the brake lines now.

We've changed all the fluids.

First hurdle.....while refilling the transmission, before the fluid got up to the fill plug, fluid came out quite rapidly at the back of the trans and was running down all over, but the crossmember is in the way so I can't see exactly where its coming from.
Also, on the crossmember, on the vertical part, there is a hole about middle way up closer to the driver side, and fluid was coming out of that area too. What is that hole for? Its visible when under the truck looking at the back of the trans crossmember.
The trans is supposed to be filled up to the fill plug, correct?

Thanks, and I look forward to getting it on the road.
This site has been super useful so far.
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:47 PM
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Look at page 10 here http://www.m715zone.com/vb/pages/man...rksacrobat.pdf It shows bolts that can loosen and dump oil from the transmission, if it is leaking before it is full I would guess this is the problem. Yes fill to the bottom of the fill hole/plug.
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 04:54 PM
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Thanks.
That area is real gunky and greasy. I'll clean and check.

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Old June 22nd, 2020, 08:18 PM
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Great looking truck!
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 09:53 AM
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Looks like you are well on the way to having a really nice road worthy truck. Brush trucks are climbing in value. With all the fire issues that seem to happen every summer now. Are you keeping it a brush truck or other have other plans? Looks like a fun project. Keep us posted.
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 01:55 PM
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Thanks
Gonna keep it as is....may even try to get the fire equipment functional. For sure getting the lights and siren working.
Its a 10hp briggs powering the pump and a 150? gallon tank

Focusing on the truck first.
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Old June 23rd, 2020, 10:12 PM
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Welcome to the M715Zone!

I am just down the road from you in Sanford.

Nice looking truck.
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