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by rmel
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinzgauer Rescue
Replies: 46
Views: 12255
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

One of the last projects I had planned for this 712 is a Overhead Console. I find the "M" tight on space for added electronics so thus the need for an overhead. It's done but waiting for the ICOM IC-7100 Transceiver which is on back-order. You will see a cavity where the Radio control head will be m...
by rmel
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Front Axle Drag
Replies: 12
Views: 477
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Re: Front Axle Drag

I believe Jim meant de-lamination. See here: http://www.spridgetguru.com/TA0083.html
by rmel
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Check in on my WINCH PAGE!
Replies: 12
Views: 1105
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Re: Check in on my WINCH PAGE!

Winch sizing "rules of thumb" I have seen, typical 1.5X to 2X the curb weight of your vehicle. For a 712AMB, assuming 1,000 lbs for the box gets you in the ballpark of 6,500 lbs. Or a winch in the 10,000 to 12,000 range. And yes, Andre knows the stress points on a Pinz better than most. I have had t...
by rmel
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fast Idle - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 856
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Re: Fast Idle - Help!

Check for vacuum leaks.

One hose to the distributor, another to the brake booster, check the
carb mounting bolts didn't loosen up etc.
by rmel
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The WALL OF SHAME :)
Replies: 49
Views: 11433
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Re: The WALL OF SHAME :)

152.067 Yard-Tons :DD
by rmel
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Alignment of front axle/tyres on my 712 pinzgauer
Replies: 7
Views: 580
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Re: Alignment of front axle/tyres on my 712 pinzgauer

Oops!! Yup I meant POSITIVE as normal when driving forward, the notes are correct.
I guess I had a Dyslexic moment 8)

I CORRECTED that to avoid confusion.
by rmel
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Alignment of front axle/tyres on my 712 pinzgauer
Replies: 7
Views: 580
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Re: Alignment of front axle/tyres on my 712 pinzgauer

When driving FORWARD, your tires should show a visible amount of POSITIVE camber. However, driving in the REVERSE direction, the camber will go negative. What you are showing is a negative camber, if that was the result of driving forward then your "Toe" is incorrect and needs to be corrected. Other...
by rmel
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: is it safe to weld on truck body
Replies: 1
Views: 155
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Re: is it safe to weld on truck body

There is *some* reason for a degree of concern. MIG, TIG, Stick are dumping a lot of current into the weld area which gives rise to a local voltage drop, which if close to some sensitive electronics e.g. ECU, could do some damage. If you are TIG gas shielded, your running DCEP -- Work Piece clamp se...
by rmel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Newbie with some Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 486
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Re: Newbie with some Questions

For Gauge repairs and custom builds.

Talk to Shannon at https://redlinegaugeworks.com/

He has lots of experience with just about any Gauge you would
toss at him and a nice chap to work with.
by rmel
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 3166
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Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

The other common failure mode for the VDO Speedo's is the LCD display. These can be repaired -- as a DIY. How to replace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFkSwD5-mfw Where to source a LCD: https://www.autoecupart.net/products/vdo-speedometer-tachometer-lcd-display-for-kenworth-trucks-vdo-cockpit-vis...
by rmel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Wheel Spacers 1 inch thick - Pinzgauer 5x160
Replies: 11
Views: 2176
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Re: Wheel Spacers 1 inch thick - Pinzgauer 5x160

You may want to contact Lenny at Motorsport Technology https://www.motorsport-tech.com/

I do have some good reason to believe his shop fabricated these Wheel spacers for Kludgeworks.
Haf-e has long vanished from the forum to ask him directly.
by rmel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 3166
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Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

When the Gauge goes through it's start up sequence is that visible on the LCD display? If so then the LCD is good and the gauge may be fine. The sender is Hall effect and know to be extremely reliable -but- there is a shaft and gear that drives the Hall end and that may be worth checking out to make...
by rmel
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB
Replies: 18
Views: 1501
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Re: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB

This Eaton unit is an Equalizer, it maintains equal charge in both batteries while the bottom battery is used for 12V loads -- shunting charge from the top battery to the bottom. The 12V output should be pretty clean. The disadvantage of this system is the risk of discharging your 24V while your run...
by rmel
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Need help removing battery box
Replies: 1
Views: 437
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Re: Need help removing battery box

Four bolts only 2/side. Yours just may be a tight fit.
by rmel
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB
Replies: 18
Views: 1501
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Re: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB

If you plan on adding a 12V battery then what you want is a 24V to 12V battery charger. Given an electronics load, e.g. a GMRS radio etc. I'd recommend a LiFePO4 battery NOT AGM or "wet" cell. The Lithium Iron chemistry has a higher output voltage over lead acid, and tends to stay flat under dischar...