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RESTRICTED | WAR DEPARTMENT | TECHNICAL MANUAL s LIGHT ARMORED CAR M8 MARCH 10, 1943 ™ 9-743 RESTRICTED TECHNICAL MANUAL WAR DEPARTMENT No. 9-743 } Washington, March 10, 1943 LIGHT ARMORED CAR M8 Prepared under the direction of the Chief of Ordnance (with the cooperation of the Ford Motor Company) CONTENTS PART ONE — Operating Instructions Peresreohs Pages Secrion _I, Introduction ......... sie i 5) 3-10 Ii. Operation and controls... 6-12 11-22 IIL. Operation under unusual condi- tions vo 13 18 28-04 IV. Armament ... ee et 25-27 V. Preventive maintenance and in- Spertoneacdiccinmnpaiatay Go ag /Ruas VIL Lubrication 0... z 28- 31 33 VIL. General care and preservation... 32-33 34-35 ‘VIL Equipment and tools on vehicle 34— 35 36-42 IX. Materiel affected by chemicals 36— 39 43-46 PART TWO — Organization Instructions 2%, General information on mainte- mance 40 47-85. XI. Equipment and special tools........ 41— 42 56 ‘XII. Organization spare mene and ac- eessories oo... 43-44 57 XIII. Engine .......... Pet 45— 58 58-74 TM 9-743 LIGHT ARMORED CAR M& PART TWO — Organization Instructions — (Cont.) SecTION XIV. Ignition system XV. Fuel system XVI. Cooling system XVII. Electrical system XVII. Nonelectrical instruments XIX. Clutch XX. Propeller shafts and universal joints XXI. Transmission XXII Transfer case XXIIL Axles XXIV. Springs, bogies, and shock ab- sorbers XXV. Steering gear XXVL Wheel and tires XXVIL Brakes XXVIII. Hull and turret INDEX XXIX. Painting XXX. References erographs 59- 65 66— 75 76- 83 84-112 113-114 115-123 124-125 126-128 129-131 132-137 138-143 144-147 148-152 153-166 167-175 176-181 182-183 Pages 75-80 81-89 90-95 96-115 116-118 119-123 124-126 127-128 129-130 138-141 142-143 144-146 147-153 154-157 158-161 162-165 166-177