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by rmel
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Loss of power/Stumbling....
Replies: 14
Views: 968
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Re: Loss of power/Stumbling....

What civilian ign are you using? Is there an easy way to check to advance versus RPM? Obviously, at idle and start close to TDC it would start and idle fine, but at RPM you would lose power versus RPM W/O advance and it would be considerable and to the point were at higher RPM it would run very badly.
by rmel
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: 3 wheel brakes?
Replies: 1
Views: 52
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Re: 3 wheel brakes?

I don't think it's unusual for reverse braking to be weaker than forward braking. That's been my experience, and one reason why I hate backing up down grade. If you have one bad rear brake have you sensed any fishtailing? After I do an adjustment, I run the rig down a grade than apply some hard brak...
by rmel
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Oversized brake shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 173
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Re: Oversized brake shoes?

The Slave cylinders are easily rebuilt in place W/O touching any of the fittings.
That's assuming of course the inside bores are free of corrosion. If not then
there's the risk of "Plumbers ripple effect" ://
by rmel
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Oversized brake shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 173
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Re: Oversized brake shoes?

I brought my drums to a small local machine shop. They let me walk their shop, I was looking for what jobs they did besides turning drums. Saw heads and other engine parts at various stages and they looked good. So I felt these guys won't peel all the meat off my drums. I asked them to take off as l...
by rmel
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Oversized brake shoes?
Replies: 6
Views: 173
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Re: Oversized brake shoes?

Did this brake overhaul a few weeks ago. Drums and Shoes. After turning all four were well under the 287 max limit. I stuck with the standard size and after braking them in, followed by a second adjustment they are great. Unless you are at the MAX limit, I'd avoid the larger shoes. They too will nee...
by rmel
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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Re: Compression ratio

Just measured the spare cylinders, measures at 129.0 mm. I don't know what model Pinz
these were pulled from. But this now adds a wee bit of a wrinkle in using them as a spare.
Darn good to know !!
by rmel
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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Re: Compression ratio

I keep learning something new about these trucks over and over again :shock: Another good example of the value this forum brings. I didn't realize there were 3 cylinder lengths. And up to 2mm in difference! That's actually a lot. SAV does not indicate length on their NEW 92's or re-bored 93's I pres...
by rmel
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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Re: Compression ratio

I don't know about others experiences, but I find that when I run with a wee
bit more advance and 89 Octane, my 712 just runs a bit better than with regular 87.
Just a bit smoother at low RPM, and no hesitation. I do run 91 in the 710 but that's
a different setup with 2.7L + EFI.
by rmel
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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Re: Compression ratio

I should have added something to my prior comments. If there's good reason to tear down the top end, e.g. low compression due to worn rings, head issues etc... Then that opens the door to make modifications. Or use a standard Cylinder/Head refresh. Going the standard route would restore full stock c...
by rmel
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 438
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Re: Compression ratio

What are you measuring for Compression ratio? On the 1'st cycle you should see in the ballpark of 120 psi, then the 3'rd cycle about 130 psi. The Pinz engine is fine with Octane ratings above 87, back in that day gas was leaded and "regular" was higher. Back to your question w.r.t higher c...
by rmel
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area
Replies: 4
Views: 331
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Re: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area

Falling short of a local Pinz buddy who could take your Pinz on as a project... Try searching for a shop that repairs/restores classic VW's and/or Porch. A Pinz might peek their interest and it would certainly not be completely foreign (no pun intended) to them. Look on https://www.thesamba.com/vw/s...
by rmel
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Check in on my WINCH PAGE!
Replies: 23
Views: 3482
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Re: Check in on my WINCH PAGE!

I'll say it's not perfect! That shade of blue on the Ramsey logo is off by 1/10'th of a shade :DD

Ramsey's are my go to winch these days and I gotta say this one looks like it just rolled off the
assembly line in OK :D

ron
by rmel
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Re: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs

Depends on why you want to drop the tanks. Taking them down and putting them back up is about an hour job (each). But I presume your going after a problem, which might be the gating item. From my own experience, I had dropped my tank to gussy it up with a paint job but then noticed symptoms of Read ...
by rmel
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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Re: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs

Find a socket the same diameter as the drain plug, place the flat side up against the
plug and give it a good wallop. Might help to break it free, and might not. Penetrating
oil won't help.
by rmel
Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter mount...which way is up?
Replies: 3
Views: 234
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Re: Starter mount...which way is up?

Longer edge DOWN.

With respect to the a solid mount, that will increase the torque on the Camshaft Housing
possibly leading to a gasket failure. The starter is mounted directly on that housing,
the mount has rubber in there for a reason.