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by bikmakr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: California weight fee ?
Replies: 3
Views: 118
United States of America

California weight fee ?

Now, when renewing your Pinz registration in California, there is a $231 weight fee? They just keep making this sh#% up !!

This state is so out of control ! They are hell bent on getting everything that isn't a Tesla off the street !!
by bikmakr
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters
Replies: 12
Views: 1538
United States of America

Re: Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters

OK folks, they are all sold. Thank you all.

Let me know if there is more interest and I'll make up another batch.

Brandt
by bikmakr
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters
Replies: 12
Views: 1538
United States of America

Re: Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters

I only have 3 left. Thanks for the orders. If you are thinking about ordering one, now's the time.
by bikmakr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Double belt pulley
Replies: 1
Views: 570
United States of America

Re: Double belt pulley

I cut one of the pulleys off the HUMVEE setup and welded it to the front of the stock pulley and had it balanced. Any similar diameter pulley would do. See my write up on AC install. Good luck. I use mine all the time.
by bikmakr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Overdrive (again)
Replies: 38
Views: 11095
United States of America

Re: Overdrive (again)

It's been working perfectly. I used to have a button on the dash that illuminated when activated but I got tired of reaching forward to turn it on and off. So i installed a simple remote controlled relay to activated it. It's a transmitter (they use a car alarm key fob), stuck to the steering wheel....
by bikmakr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters
Replies: 12
Views: 1538
United States of America

Solid Starter Mounts Available for gear reduction starters

I designed and made up a small run of these solid mounts. There have been instances of damage caused by the new higher torque starters shifting old or worn rubber starter mounts. In my case, it ruined my ring gear. I'm not sure why the designers ever came up with a "soft" mount. I suspect to isolate...
by bikmakr
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: "Banging" sound when starting?
Replies: 32
Views: 7289
United States of America

Re: "Banging" sound when starting?

I seem to be having a similar problem. I removed the flywheel to replace an aging rear main seal and noticed me (new) E.I starter gear badly worn. So I inspected the ring gear (photo attached) and it appears to have freshly worn teeth. As much as I have been working on this truck, I doubt I have 100...
by bikmakr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Basic Stock Brake Performance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 992
United States of America

Basic Stock Brake Performance Question

Folks, I have a general question regarding braking performance of the stock brakes on a 712. I am planning to re-locate the Pinz to our house in Nevada for use in the Sierra and Pinenut mountains. I’m wondering about the Pinz’s performance on long highway descents. I know the deficiencies of the dru...
by bikmakr
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Deep Snow
Replies: 3
Views: 862
United States of America

Deep Snow

I'm appealing to those with experience with their Pinzies (712M) in deep snow. I'm starting to noodle a new bumper design for effectiveness in deep snow. It's common for us to have 2-3 feet on the road with days before the plow gets to our house. In deep snow, is it preferable to "ski" up and over t...
by bikmakr
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Toolless Upper Door Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 2288
United States of America

Re: Toolless Upper Door Removal

The doors have M8 weld nuts for the 2 main bolts, so you would need to use M8 studs. Just cut the forward studs to about 1/4" total.

Cut the sheet-metal out around the door handles so they stay with the bottom half when you remove the tops.
by bikmakr
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Toolless Upper Door Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 2288
United States of America

Toolless Upper Door Removal

I know notching the bottom of the door out to avoid having to remove the handle is a common trick. I went a step further and installed some spring loaded quick turn handles. The threaded stem on the front one needs to be trimmed to about 1/4" long to fit. McMaster part number: 6610K35 DSC_5935 (Medi...
by bikmakr
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Overdrive (again)
Replies: 38
Views: 11095
United States of America

Re: Overdrive (again)

Beez, It's been working perfectly. I found out later on that the OD unit by way of serial number, was from a Volvo 740 Turbo. This had 180 HP! I found another off Ebay only a few K away (serial number) for $175 as a backup. So..... I'm not too concerned about robustness. I have an oversize sump and ...