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by rmel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12v power source for electric steering
Replies: 6
Views: 167
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Re: 12v power source for electric steering

he fuse box is mounted on a piece of wood so that a ground point could be added that was insulated from the body. (Don't try to run the 12 and 24 with the same ground.) Although I would agree an equalizer is certainly a workable solution, IMHO it's not the best solution. As you point out it's all a...
by rmel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12v power source for electric steering
Replies: 6
Views: 167
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Re: 12v power source for electric steering

A converter will produce a DC output that is intended to be used with a direct connection to a load, e.g. electronic devices etc. etc. there are two types "Buck" and "Boost". In the case of 24V IN and 12V OUT that is a Buck converter, the flip would be a Boost (12V to 24V). They need to be sized pro...
by rmel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage regulator failure modes
Replies: 3
Views: 86
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Re: Voltage regulator failure modes

Here's a recent thread you may find of use. http://real4x4forums.com/PinzgauerBBS/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11547&p=86395#p86395 I'd be more suspicious of an intermittent connection than a bad regulator. The regulator is solid state and when they fail they typically give up the ghost failing hard. If the...
by rmel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: WTB 710K Table and/or hardware
Replies: 7
Views: 511
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Re: WTB 710K Table and/or hardware

SAV may have used tops and hardware https://swissarmyvehicles.com/pinzgauer ... ar-k-model

Looks like the WEB design changed and frankly I don't like it. Much harder to find what your looking for IMHO ://
by rmel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Haflinger engine and driveline
Topic: Haflinger Engine Oil
Replies: 4
Views: 96
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Re: Haflinger Engine Oil

Just one point, and there's a lot on the forum w.r.t engine Oil but it's scattered all over under a multitude of different topics. Be it a Hafe, Pinz, or C30X we run with SOLID lifters. You have to use oil with the proper type and levels of anti-wear or you gonna end up with lifters that look like t...
by rmel
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: All the...Small things....
Replies: 5
Views: 205
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Re: All the...Small things....

To add to audiocontr's comments. Y'd be messing with brakes at some point in time so I'd not worry too much about this. If the truck is clean, free of rust and runs good then it's a good truck. With respect to the brakes, from my own experience, don't onion peel the problem away. If the brake shoes ...
by rmel
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: SWPA trip to Horse Camp Cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 118
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Re: SWPA trip to Horse Camp Cabin

That's one heck of a free and open cabin -- the maid service must be awesome, look at those bed quilts :wink: I presume this is one heck of a remote location to be in such great shape, the riff raff would tend not to go way out of their way. I gotta plan on a trip out your neck of the woods one of t...
by rmel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Are Maxxis MT-762 Bighorns GTG?
Replies: 7
Views: 280
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Re: Are Maxxis MT-762 Bighorns GTG?

The followings WEB site consistently lists all tire options by size or by diameter.
If you enter 255/85-16 some interesting options (Treadright is not listed as it’s not considered a new tire). I like Toyo’s if you can afford them https://tiresize.com/
by rmel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Off-roading Performance -- a comparative technique
Replies: 10
Views: 960
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Re: Off-roading Performance -- a comparative technique

It's been a bit over a year now since I did this analysis. One conclusion I had made was that the TD tranie in a 710 is bad trade off for off-roading and certainly terrible if your running the lower power (Torque) unmodified engine. I stand by that position. This past spring I decided to fix this pr...
by rmel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: SOLD:1971 Pinzgauer 710M $10K
Replies: 26
Views: 1621
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Re: FS: 1971 Pinzgauer 710M $10K

Carrier costs are extremely expensive these days. With all the disasters on both coasts moving construction materials at a priemum is driving these costs through the roof. That said if someone is really serious, it’s an adventure worth taking to fly down and drive her home. That’s what I did years a...
by rmel
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Harbor Freight spring compressors
Replies: 5
Views: 192
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

Dono, I wouldn't chance it. These springs are beasts.
Perhpas someone in the AZ Pinzgauer community has
a compressor to loan you, or maybe T-Lo.
by rmel
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Harbor Freight spring compressors
Replies: 5
Views: 192
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Re: Harbor Freight spring compressors

They are OK for the rear springs ONLY. I've used them for that purpose when
there was a very stubborn Spring pin that would not budge. Use for the front
springs only if you have a death wish :P
by rmel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: E-Brake handle plastic coating
Replies: 13
Views: 398
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Wow, that came out really nice -- and done in place to boot!
Gotta bookmark this page :wink:
by rmel
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates
Replies: 52
Views: 4602
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Contact Andre at Fatfab, he's done a number of these conversions
and also made some simplification mods. Good luck!
by rmel
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: E-Brake handle plastic coating
Replies: 13
Views: 398
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

If the old modeled on plastic is still intact but cracked up and disintegrating, might be good to patch it up and leave it on then use shrink tubing over it to retain the bits in place. The handle tappers quite a bit, generally, shrink material is 2:1 reduction in diameter. That just might work but ...