Search found 164 matches

by michaelh712
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Carborator rebuild questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6192

Re: Carborator rebuild questions

I also had some major carb problems years ago and traced the problem to a missing plug on one of the carbs. I punched a small plug from an aluminum sheet and affixed it to the carb with JB weld. Problem solved and no more problems.
by michaelh712
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: High idle
Replies: 34
Views: 14143

Re: High idle

AMEN!
by michaelh712
Sun May 17, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Spare Tire Mount
Replies: 57
Views: 29769

Re: Spare Tire Mount

I remembered the name of the canvas one I mentioned. Pakkratt. Some photos can be found HERE: http://www.pakkratt.com but no longer available. There blurb lists the ability to wrap a snatch strap around the tire under the cover, then store some supplies inside.
by michaelh712
Sun May 17, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Spare Tire Mount
Replies: 57
Views: 29769

Re: Spare Tire Mount

I've also been interested in something like this. Years ago, someone made a canvas-like tire cover which had a zipper to gain access to the inside and a small lock. These only came in Jeep-like sizes, so I never ordered one, but it was simple and at much less $$$ than the one illustrated. I've since...
by michaelh712
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 2919

Re: hooks

Yes, a common problem. I did 2 things: 1. sourced exact replacement brass hooks, and 2. affixed 3M heavy duty double-sided silicone tape between hook and body as a barrier. After 3 years no problems, and my Pinze does not live in a garage.
Michael
by michaelh712
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Pan Skid Plate?
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Re: Oil Pan Skid Plate?

I have one and I'll see if I can grab a few photos for you. I purchased it from the fabricator that used to make tanks and other items for cold war. He stopped making them for cold war over a dispute; not being paid, and for awhile advertised his parts independently before giving up for lack of enou...
by michaelh712
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Pinz will turn over but won't start
Replies: 11
Views: 6173

Re: Pinz will turn over but won't start

Basic auto shop 101: engines need three systems to run. Mechanical, fuel and electrical. Mechanical: any loose wires, loose distributor, linkage, carb leaking etc, timing Fuel: solenoids working, fuel delivery to carbs, leaks? Electrical: spark at plugs Go through each system at a time, first lookin...
by michaelh712
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: sound deadening ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 6747

Re: sound deadening ideas

I have a 712M. I attached the rubber sheeting on the flat panels under the seats and the angled panels towards the floor. I also attached a piece under the aluminum floorboard, but only berliner under the floorboards so that they could be flushed out with a hose. The berliner/rubber sheeting/marine ...
by michaelh712
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: sound deadening ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 6747

Re: sound deadening ideas

Yes, a Pinz really is a tin can, but can be tamed quite a bit. I first rolled truck bed liner beneath the floor boards, then glued 1" foam beneath the aluminum boards. There always seems to be a lot of dirt, leaves etc. that collect there so I didn't want anything to prevent me from just hosing...
by michaelh712
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: West coast fab tour 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 33570

Re: West coast fab tour 2014

VERY COOL!
by michaelh712
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Team Balu rear mounted winches
Replies: 7
Views: 3233

Re: Team Balu rear mounted winches

PM SENT
by michaelh712
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: A proper car audio system
Replies: 24
Views: 10963

Re: A proper car audio system

Look in fleabay for used Vanner equalizers. Big tour busses run these, and a 60-100 amp slightly used can run 90-200. I run a 100 amp, almost new, that keeps my batteries at even charge and only cost me 99.99. I run one in my 712 and another in my trailer.
by michaelh712
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sudden battery death
Replies: 3
Views: 2537

Re: Sudden battery death

Wet cell or AGM?
by michaelh712
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Wheel Bearing failure/ Seal Replacement
Replies: 70
Views: 26932

Re: Wheel Bearing failure noise

Berger, Purchase an inexpensive digital thermometer with a lazer sight (like from Harbour Freight here in the states). Its an invaluable tool as has been suggested in several boards. After driving, check the temp of each hub. If there is a big imbalance, the highest temp may be adjusted too tight or...
by michaelh712
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Brown fuzzy air-tunnel insulation
Replies: 25
Views: 10003

Re: Brown fuzzy air-tunnel insulation

Dan, I've tried just about every special rust coating, and had poor luck with por 15. It requires special prep products which I carefully used, and still had the peeling you mentioned. In addition, it requires a special top coating for regular paint to stick to. I've had much better luck with Rust B...