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by nicholastanguma
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: who Does Complete Restorations on 710M?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: who Does Complete Restorations on 710M?

Sorry... EI is amazing and we’d be screwed without them but your quote of $200k for a nuts and bolt restore is ludicrous and I don’t think fair to Scott. That quote came directly from Scott three or four years ago, when I was mulling over the possibility of having EI perform a restomod on a 710. Be...
by nicholastanguma
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: who Does Complete Restorations on 710M?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: who Does Complete Restorations on 710M?

Expedition Imports in San Francisco is my personal favorite. 200K USD will get you a nut-and-bolt restoration that's arguably even better than the factory restorations. For more than 200K you can specify just about any wild mods you like as long as you're keeping the air cooled petrol engine. If you...
by nicholastanguma
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Air Cooled V8 Pinzgauer
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Air Cooled V8 Pinzgauer

How wide and tall is the engine bay of the Pinz 710/712? Or I suppose the question could also be: how wide and tall is the Pinz air cooled four cylinder? Here's an interesting (wacky) idea for an engine swap: the air cooled 2.5 liter V8 from a Tatra 603. Its total outside width is 27.5 inches, total...
by nicholastanguma
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?

So, taking all of the above into account, if there were a neanderthal-simple, air cooled Pinzgauer-type truck with a mechanically injected, direct injection diesel (not necessarily even turbo'd) that could attain and sustain say, um, at least 60-65mph on the highway... ...then that would be a truck ...
by nicholastanguma
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?

Hmmm, okay then. For the sake of hypothesis only, let's say these were original air cooled Pinzies; but offered with all the upgrades aforementioned: disc brakes, power steering, blueprinted 2.7 engine, safety glass, etc, etc, and the factory had stocks of each and every part needed for maintenance ...
by nicholastanguma
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?

Why ask, are you about to invest millions in a Pinz reman business? No, although I can't pretend the idea hasn't crossed my mind several times in the past... :wink: These days there seems to me an ever-widening chasm between folks that like ancient DIY-friendly auto and moto technology, you know, s...
by nicholastanguma
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Would You Purchase A Brand New Air Cooled Pinz?

If you could purchase a brand new Pinzgauer 710m or 712m, meaning brand-new-out-of-the-factory , not refurbished or restored, would you do it? Let's say each truck still had dual carbies, but was upgraded with a blueprinted 2.7 liter engine, six speed transmission, power disc brakes and an electroni...
by nicholastanguma
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Canvas Door Tops
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Canvas Door Tops

As far as I know those soft half doors are relatively rare factory options. Two or three years ago Scott at Expedition Imports brought some into the USA with a huge shipment of imported Pinzies and Pinzy parts. Might still have some available, or if not, probably has some contacts in Europe that can...
by nicholastanguma
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Forum renewed for 2018-2019!
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Forum renewed for 2018-2019!

:DD
by nicholastanguma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?

David Dunn wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:52 pm
IIRC (it has been 18 years) The crank is located below the tunnel and would require fabbing a tunnel through body sections to the crank nut.

Thanks, David. This is exactly the specific piece of information that I was looking for.
by nicholastanguma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?

My question is... why? It's not likely that the starter will fail and if it does, you can just roll start the truck easily. Sometimes the terrain is not conducive to such a maneuver. And although the idea of somehow modding a Pinz to be hand crankable may seem redundant or even utterly unnecessary,...
by nicholastanguma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?

Access would be a big problem on a Pinz. Hmm... Looking at photos online that show a 710 in direct side profile, the distance from the grill opening to the engine inside the cab does indeed look like quite a reach. However, a hand crank with a properly long length would immediately overcome this pr...
by nicholastanguma
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Can You Hand Crank A Pinz Gasoline Engine?

I've noticed that many old school air cooled engines came from their respective factories equipped with provisions for hand cranked emergency starts, everything from Volkwagen flat fours to Citroen flat twins to Tatra V12 diesels (yes, really!); further, even many liquid cooled engines up until abou...
by nicholastanguma
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Episode 2 is now live!
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Episode 2 is now live!

Make no small plans; dream no small dreams.

Beautiful short film, Vince.