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by 4x4Pinz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Replacing front coil springs
Replies: 5
Views: 228
United States of America

Re: Replacing front coil springs

bumber, very similar process with the exception that I use my shop press to install/remove the spring compressor in a similar fashion to the way you mention using the truck and jacks. This has been about as safe a process as I have found when dealing with these springs. As has been mentioned above t...
by 4x4Pinz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Replacing front coil springs
Replies: 5
Views: 228
United States of America

Re: Replacing front coil springs

yet another front spring change. I can not count the number of people who go down this road. It seems that every one of them has reported no difference or very little, myself included in this group. I even went so far as to have custom springs made but still no change, all it did was break a lot of ...
by 4x4Pinz
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Expedition imports
Replies: 2
Views: 260
United States of America

Re: Expedition imports

yep, I spoke with Scott and Steve earlier this week. The best way is the help ticket system. Sometimes they do get real busy and it takes a bit to get back but they always do.
by 4x4Pinz
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: My Photobucket albums now unlocked
Replies: 1
Views: 179
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Re: My Photobucket albums now unlocked

before they were able to lock my PB account I was able to retrieve the photos. This should serve as a reminder for any digital storage. The company can and will eventually hold your memories hostage and demand money to get them back. Save them in several places and hope for the best. I am betting th...
by 4x4Pinz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??
Replies: 4
Views: 412
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Re: Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??

If you are wanting to keep the original distributor cap and run newer spark plugs then options are limited. If you want to convert to a civilian cap, wires and plugs then Expedition imports could help you out. Might want to consider the full conversion to petronix and get rid of the points in favor ...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Plasti dip the pinz?
Replies: 2
Views: 368
United States of America

Re: Plasti dip the pinz?

one of our members is pursuing a product that will help with sound and is somewhat like a plasti dip product. Will have to check and see how he is coming along with that. Hopefully he sees this post.
by 4x4Pinz
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Choke cover leak - help!
Replies: 2
Views: 240
United States of America

Re: Choke cover leak - help!

it happens when people over tighten the screws and bend the housing. A problem when folks take on their own work without knowing fully what they are doing (guilty as charged). I have learned over the years that when dealing with a soft metal and a gasket to keep the torque on the fastners to a minim...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Broken engine mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 636
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Re: Broken engine mounts

There third mount is actually on the transmission. Not very difficult to change either.

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by 4x4Pinz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil api
Replies: 5
Views: 539
United States of America

Re: Oil api

I use valvoline VR1 20 50. great for these older engines. Same stuff I use in all my older vehicles. I was looking for a higher zinc content and the valvoline kept coming up on all the different boards for the many different vehicles I run.
by 4x4Pinz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Broken engine mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 636
United States of America

Re: Broken engine mounts

can't tell you how many motor mounts I have broken, transmission mounts also. Fortunately they are very easy to change and don't require any special skills. Nothing is broken other then the mount. simply remove the two smaller bolts and the one larger bolt. support the engine with a floor jack and p...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: New front brakes (part 3)
Replies: 3
Views: 392
United States of America

Re: New front brakes (part 3)

there are many reasons you now have much better brake performance. The original pads were very hard and did not provide the best braking possible although they last forever. The booster we have seen make a HUGE difference in performance especially if it had been contaminated by brake fluid. Proper a...
by 4x4Pinz
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Rubber shock cord
Replies: 2
Views: 338
United States of America

Re: Rubber shock cord

rubber shock cord is the best option. many have tried other items with no better results. I saw a truck rope used but the top took one heck of a beating as the rope did not flex so the top had to do all the work, which it did not do very well. Just remove all the cordage and measure for length. Sugg...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Least expensive tires?
Replies: 2
Views: 435
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Re: Least expensive tires?

I recently put a set of American Tourer SL369 tires on my G. Wanted to see if the tire size was in the range I was looking for and did not want to spend a ton of money if they did not work out. These tires are 10 ply and have exceeded my expectations for even name brand tires. I have been out in the...
by 4x4Pinz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Expedition Imports Acquires EuroTruck’s Parts Operations
Replies: 5
Views: 709
United States of America

Re: Expedition Imports Acquires EuroTruck’s Parts Operations

I really have been enjoying the G I purchased from Scott. I am thankful he is going into the G parts business as the local Mercedes shop around here did not want anything to do with mine. The counter guys could not find it in their computer so did not want to waste any time looking up parts.