M978 Tanker Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
c. Typical Clamp and Bracket Removal.
Some piping sections on the M978
tanker are held in place by brackets
and clamps. Brackets on pump
module grating are installed with
screws, mounting brackets, and
All clamps and non-weldment
brackets are removed the same way
and, depending on location, may
require two soldiers to remove.
Mark position of clamps and brackets
Remove two locknuts (1), plate (2), and
U-bolt (3) from bracket (4) and pipe (5).
Remove screw (6), mounting bracket (7),
locknut (8), and bracket (4) from grating
(3) Remove four locknuts (10), screws (11),
plate (12), and support bracket (13)
from right rear hard lift bracket (14).
d. Typical Clamp and Bracket Installation.
All clamps and non-weldment brackets are
installed the same way.
Install bracket (4) on grating (9) with screw (6), mounting bracket (7), and locknut (8).
Install pipe (5) on bracket (4) with U-bolt (3), plate (2), and two locknuts (1).
Position support bracket (13) and plate (12) on right rear hard lift bracket (14).
(4) Loosely install four screws (11) and locknuts (10) in support bracket (13) and plate (12).
There should be approximately 0.75-in clearance between the pipe elbow
and the V5 valve.
Slide the support bracket (13) up to pipe assembly and tighten four locknuts (10).