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by imacky
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?
Replies: 27
Views: 3787

Re: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?

Pics of now-removed CHT sensor... if I were doing it again, I would use something else that didn't require the sensor to mount under a spark plug. Surely it's a good place in theory (a hot place on the head), but in practice it's not confidence-inspiring. http://ian.macky.net/cht_sensor1.jpg http://...
by imacky
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter

Thanks. SAV says "Fits hole in dash on Pinzgauer", but I guess it depends on what you mean by "fits". They don't show or mention an adapter ring, but maybe one is included anyway.
by imacky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?
Replies: 27
Views: 3787

Re: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?

After melting my #3 piston, I want to add a temperature sensor to monitor #3 and/or #4. I found a 12MM CHT SENSOR designed for air cooled engines to be attached under an engine bolt or spark plug. Has anyone added this type of sensor or any other? Yeah I had a CHT pickup under the #2 military spark...
by imacky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 222

VDO 332-902 Voltmeter

VDO's Cockpit International 24V Voltmeter, catalog # 332 902 looks right and is the same one SAV sells (I think), but does it need a trim ring/adapter or is it a perfect fit? I haven't seen any pictures of one installed so not sure.
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: source for engine cover gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: source for engine cover gasket

I thought about trying that but wasn't sure... if it worked for you, though, I will give it a try.

undysworld: The seal is relatively cheap since it's not NOS-- it's some new seal that they will send you 3m of off a bulk spool.
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: source for engine cover gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: source for engine cover gasket

I bought a replacement seal from SAV but have to decide how to glue it to the engine cover... the 3M weatherstrip adhesive sounds good, but you have to apply a thin coat to both sides, wait until it's tacky, then stick the seal to the cover... OK, but it's about 13' of seal and I have to do this sol...
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Here's a pic of the OEM (I think) seal, the dairy one I tried (right OD, wrong width), and the last is what I'm using now, rubber sink strainer gaskets which I got from Lowes. They're part #726060 and are available various places, usually 5 for about $6; search for sink strainer gaskets "726060" . I...
by imacky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Yes, the fan spanner is a perfect fit for the two recesses around the screws on the tail light lens. Considering how hard I had to pull to get the lenses off, it probably wouldn't be any riskier to use the spanner to twist a lens to break the seal if it's stuck. If I had to do it again, I'd try that...
by imacky
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Mr Chicken, does the tail light still install OK with your tubing gasket? There's not a lot of room between the lens and the surrounding shield.

I hadn't heard the fan spanner fit the lens cover. I'll try this tomorrow (when it's not 110 in the barn).
by imacky
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Vibrex fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Vibrex fasteners

I just bought some new Vibrex Locks from SAV and the gray bullet-shaped pieces do NOT interference-fit and stay on. When I removed original locks, the old gray pieces DO fit properly on the new hardware. Meh.
by imacky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

My OEM gasket feels rubber-band soft, so maybe Shore 20A.
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by imacky
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Yeah the OEM ones were soft, which is why I'd use a soft replacelment like silicone or neoprene if I had a choice. I'll probably end up with plain old rubber gaskets, which hopefully will seal properly-- a good fit and those sharp ridges should help. Once the engine cover and the tail lights are bac...
by imacky
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Thanks for the offer... I've got one more off-the-shelf gasket order coming, to see if it fits better. If not, I may take you up on that... either way I will report back.
by imacky
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I bought a couple gaskets meant for dairy equipment of some sort; they're close enough to work, though I wish they were a little wider, 1/4" instead of 3/16". https://www.dairytrain.com/store/Gasket-Flat-4-1-4-OD.html The other off-the-shelf possibility was a Sioux Chief No-Putty Gasket for Kitchen ...
by imacky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I don't have a laster cutter, but compass cutters/circle cutters are cheap and work way better than cutting by hand; X-acto and many others make them. I've used them on paper before, but they would surely work on rubber or silicone sheet or whatever,

Still working on some OTS possibilities, tho...