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Field Expedient Auto Repair Tips

The following field expedient tips were taken from a Field Expedient Handbook published at the U.S. Army Infantry School in the 1960’s.  Some of these tips will only work with older EMP proof vehicles that used points.

Broken fan belt.  Replace with rope, a waist belt, or a piece of field telephone wire.  (Modern try panty hose)  The rope should be looped around the pulley 3 or 4 times and tied in a square knot.

Vapor lock.  The fuel pump will not pump vapor.  This malfunction is common in hot climates or when the engine operating temperature becomes too high.  Wrap the fuel pump with a piece of burlap or other cloth that has been soaked in water. …

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