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by rmel
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: 3M Adhesive Remover
Replies: 2
Views: 118
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Re: 3M Adhesive Remover

SAV
by rmel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: For Sale -- M door window set
Replies: 2
Views: 75
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For Sale -- M door window set

I now have two spares sets of window glass both K and M.
For anyone interested, the M set is up for sale $100 plus shipping.
Located in NorCal. I do have a shipping box designed for shipping
this glass but it's glass so no guarantees it arrives in one piece.
by rmel
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Disc brake conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 371
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Re: Disc brake conversion

I was considering this conversion in the past, decided not to go this route for a number of reasons, one being it is somewhat boutique. I don't know what choice he made w.r.t. the steel grade. A36 is structural, bridges, buildings etc etc. somewhere in the ballpark of 500 MPa, is that good enough? I...
by rmel
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Disc brake conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 371
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Re: Disc brake conversion

BTW I do know that Kledgewerks used high tensile strength steel for all parts, for sure
they are NOT mild steel, I don't know if the stock was 8.8 or harder. All fasteners are 12.9.

Mild steel will not hold from braking sheer forces. It's the brakes after all -- Just saying ://
by rmel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain
Replies: 8
Views: 201
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Re: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain

Between 40mph to 60mph, the front driveshaft rotates at 45 to 68 Hertz -- cycles/sec. Hmmm, that's like a power hum. But an unbalanced shaft will worsen with higher rpm does it? Or, as pointed out before, the centering bearings may be a culprit here, which with higher rpm "self-center" and stop the ...
by rmel
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Torque for Transit Wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 88
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Re: Torque for Transit Wheels?

It's all a matter of material science. Pinz stud and nut is M14 x 1.5mm 8.8 hardness. Standard recommended max torque is 100 ft-lbs dry, 80 ft-lbs lubricated (anti-seize). If the studs are 12.9 then your up in the range of 150 ft-lbs (dry). Puch pushed several bolts beyond the max. e.g. Limit strap ...
by rmel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Safe lifting points for a tire shop with a lift
Replies: 5
Views: 106
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Re: Safe lifting points for a tire shop with a lift

What tires did you get installed on the Transit wheels? Some of the more aggressive styles and particular brands are notoriously difficult to balance. Incidentally, I believe the Transit wheels are hub centric, of course the stock Pinz wheels are lug centric. I also flipped over to Dynabeads, and us...
by rmel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Torque for Transit Wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 88
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Re: Torque for Transit Wheels?

Recommendation even for the stock Pinz bolts is to back down to 100 ft-lbs.
However, after a 30 mile drive re-torque to be safe.
by rmel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Project Ecarus - A solar-powered 712M project...
Replies: 3
Views: 128
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Re: Project Ecarus - A solar-powered 712M project...

Good luck with that one.\ :P Agree with Vince. Even if you had a Solar conversion
efficiency of 100% the best y'd do is 13KW off the roof of a 712. That's not gonna
cut it. And the best panels on the market today are less than 20% efficient or 2600W,
hairdryer power.
by rmel
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain
Replies: 8
Views: 201
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Re: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain

A shaft out of balance would just get progressively worse with speed. The gremlin you may be experiencing is the front diff, tracking from left to right, there's some play in there. I have a cyclical noise/vibration which is noticeable at about 45mph, and continues up to 60mph. After 63mph or so it ...
by rmel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: 3M Adhesive Remover
Replies: 2
Views: 118
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3M Adhesive Remover

If you have ever stripped and replaced the door rubbers you probably found removing the underlying adhesive was no fun aka 3M's "Yellow or Black snot". Which I just did for my 712 "gussyup" project. Well it's pretty rare when you get a product and it performs far better than expected. This stuff fro...
by rmel
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Pinzgauer TD 716K P80 1989 Auto LHD
Replies: 7
Views: 315
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Re: Pinzgauer TD 716K P80 1989 Auto LHD

Honey....do you remember where I put my drool cup :P
by rmel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: How to remove a stuborn Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 130
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Re: How to remove a stuborn Steering Wheel

I like this style wheel better. Came out of an Austrian 712 which was parted out. Was actually a very nice truck from EI. The owner is more interested in building a new Expedition truck new engine on the 712 driveline. So body et all gonzo. I manged to pick up a number of goodies. IMG_1985.jpg Note ...
by rmel
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: How to remove a stuborn Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 130
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How to remove a stuborn Steering Wheel

If you need to remove your steering wheel you may find that after 40+ years sitting on that spline it's taken a serious "set". Such was my case. I picked up a very nice complete steering unit with steering wheel and wanted to replace the ratty wheel in my 712 -- yikes was that on good. Finally got t...