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KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
4/20/21 6:36 p.m.

When I arrived at Ft Bragg in 1990 the ambulance unit I was in had JUST gotten the brand spanking new HWMMV ambulances.  Two platoons of the boxy 4 litter models and one platoon of the sleek 2 litter ones.   I discovered that the diesel sounds funny if you wind them up to 70+ mph (speedo only goes to 60).  Kind of a Daaadadada sound.
 

  The 4 litter ones could only just pull 60 mph with their extra weight and aero penalty.   They weighed right around 10,000 lbs empty and were SLOW with that naturally aspirated diesel.   

During the 'storm we got some really mixed fuel.  Some swill JP1 that probably cut the ho by 50% and some hot JP5 that made them feel like hot rods by comparison.

One day I was cruising along the hardball in the desert at an indicated 50mph when an M1 Abrams cruised by in the sand beside us doing at least 65.  In a 70 ton tank!
 

The drivers seat had springs in it but the passenger side was just a pad on the box that housed the two massive batteries (which got hot in the summer).

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/21/21 12:06 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) :

M1 doing 65, wow! Must have been a sight 

 

I have no experience in a H1. Looking forward to getting acquainted 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
4/21/21 9:52 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad (Jeremy) (Forum Supporter) :

When I was stationed at Ft Polk my room mate was a medic.  We would go to the field for 2 weeks at a time and in the summer it was not fun at all.  From time to time I would ask my buddy if I could hang out in the back to the ambulance with the air on, it was heaven.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/23/21 10:54 a.m.

Shipper confirmed 

pick up tomororw ! 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/24/21 3:05 p.m.

Will have it Wednesday 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 3:30 p.m.

I was on an office call and delivery driver passed me! Looked imposing 

 

Driver just dropped her off at home.  It's his 3rd H1 this year. 

said got lots of attention on the road. 

of course I had to immediately take it for 20 mile drive and get some fuel 

what a beast. Makes my FJC feel tiny! 
 

Tacoma  is much longer of course 
 


 


 

 

 

 

 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
4/28/21 3:52 p.m.

Love it!

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 4:14 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

Thanks buddy! 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 4:14 p.m.

Took wife and kids on a ride 

Kids loved it 
Because they sit so far apart 

Wife says best surprise ever

Can’t touch passenger 
LOL 

Oldest asked mpg 

LOL

They are all super excited 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 4:16 p.m.

Loving the inboard brakes 

 

def takes getting used to 

 

 

rustomatic
rustomatic Reader
4/28/21 4:42 p.m.

There is a ton of cool tech in these things--one day, it will be the Unimog of the U.S.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/28/21 5:15 p.m.

The bit that I find neat is the portal hubs get the axles higher, but they also mean the axles spin reverse rotation.  So they just use regular diff units (Dana something or other?) flipped upside down... which allows them to get the driveshafts higher smiley

 

And all of the hubs, diffs, transfercase, and trans vent to a common manifold that goes to the air cleaner assembly.  Nice that someone figured that out.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 5:23 p.m.
rustomatic said:

There is a ton of cool tech in these things--one day, it will be the Unimog of the U.S.

Yup can't wait to learn all about them 

definitely a keeper 

wish i Got it sooner ! 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
4/28/21 5:24 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

The bit that I find neat is the portal hubs get the axles higher, but they also mean the axles spin reverse rotation.  So they just use regular diff units (Dana something or other?) flipped upside down... which allows them to get the driveshafts higher smiley

 

And all of the hubs, diffs, transfercase, and trans vent to a common manifold that goes to the air cleaner assembly.  Nice that someone figured that out.

Agree! Love the portal axles 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/1/21 1:23 p.m.

Had to get a neighbors help to get the roof rack spare down 

man it's huge and heavy 

 

 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/2/21 5:00 p.m.

Spare size 

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
5/2/21 5:33 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

If you want those typelook for your local military surplus tire place. I can buy military wheels for $25 each with the run flat insert. 

Man, berkeley those run flat inserts.  There are few things I hate more than dealing with them

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/2/21 7:12 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Yeah I will go with 2 piece Oem 17s and some nice tires 

 

looks like will set me back about $5500

 

Since the 20s with falken 37s are brand new (350 miles on them), should be able to get a nice chunk from sale on FB H1 group 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
5/2/21 7:27 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

In reply to Mr_Asa :

looks like will set me back about $5500

That's 1.5 of my trucks.  berkeley.

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
5/2/21 8:02 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:
stanger_mussle said:

The 4 door wagon variant is the version I would get as well. 

If I remember correctly, the version I drove was the pre-refresh version (short snorkel, no A/C and the non turbo 6.5 GM diesel). It was hot, slow and loud. I distinctly remember the gas pedal was very stiff to push down. We took them through a "non-official training course" which was a 2 track trail cut through the brush on the back side of the base. That was a fun day at work laugh

 

Sometimes I daydream about buying a ratty 2 door with no top or doors on one of the government auction sites, spray bombing it and driving it everywhere with no berkeleys to give.

Yeah I dislike the convertible and I dislike the truck version. Wagon was a must for me. This has fully cold A/C. 

Come and drive mine anytime. Anyting I own - any GRM can drive and enjoy while here. I have hosted quite a few GRM, and will continue to do so and spread the good karma

*checks mr2s2000elise's location* shoot. 

mtnbiker4evr13
mtnbiker4evr13 New Reader
5/2/21 8:29 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

The bit that I find neat is the portal hubs get the axles higher, but they also mean the axles spin reverse rotation.  So they just use regular diff units (Dana something or other?) flipped upside down... which allows them to get the driveshafts higher smiley

 

And all of the hubs, diffs, transfercase, and trans vent to a common manifold that goes to the air cleaner assembly.  Nice that someone figured that out.

Interestingly the diffs are the same as AMC 20s found in the rear of 70s/80s jeep CJs and Wagoneers. HMMV had helical limited slip diffs for the brake to lock diff action.

I thought they were all 6.2 diesels for military and 6.5 turbo diesels were an option on civilian models. Very cool setup!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
5/2/21 8:36 p.m.

In reply to mtnbiker4evr13 :

From what I remember, when they went to up-armor them the military versions got the 6.5L turbo diesels.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/3/21 10:10 a.m.

Just out of curiosity, I understand the reason for the portal axles, but what's the advantage to the inboard brakes?

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/3/21 10:16 a.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

Come on over . Warehouse is full. Plenty of interesting things to try out. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
5/3/21 10:18 a.m.

In reply to mtnbiker4evr13 :

Interestingly the gas has  more power and torque than the diesel :) 

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