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by Texas710
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 2437
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Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

I am thinking you hit the nail on the head. I was able to get the unit out off of the truck (thank you!) and it appears the black wire (ground) has lost it's insulation right where you indicated the wear spot is. I can imagine this is the root issue. I guess I will play around and see if it is somet...
by Texas710
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 2437
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Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

Okay. Dug a little deeper but had to stop. This is the sending unit, not sure how this puppy is installed or removed? I tried the lower nut, it moves about 1/4 turn before stopping and the textured piece above it does not move, at least not with the force I'm comfortable using. I looked up some trou...
by Texas710
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 2437
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Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

I will double check both issues when I get home, I know the LCD still shows the mileage, so leads me to believe it may be okay?
by Texas710
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO Electronic Speedo
Replies: 20
Views: 2437
United States of America

Re: VDO Electronic Speedo

Man, oh man, reviving this older thread... I am also having this issue with my VDO Speedometer. Same sort of issue, the speed and miles have just stopped working. The unit cycles on in test mode, when you first start the truck but that's all. I have just visually looked at the unit wires, I don't se...
by Texas710
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Improve front seat mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 306
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Re: Improve front seat mounting

Look around in the owner build and customization. I know a lot of us have swapped out the stock seats for the smart car ones. Most people just re-use their existing seat frames or buy NOS ones to weld to. Albert (Hotzenplotz) fabricated a pretty slick mount out of aluminum, basic principle is the sa...
by Texas710
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: New Headlights and Turn Signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3178
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Re: New Headlights and Turn Signals

Clean looking truck, I like the red hitch pin.

Nice looking headlights, I have been curious about upgrading my headlights and would love to know where these came from and how they look. I know LED's tend to be bright, so figure they are probably pretty nice.
by Texas710
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build
Replies: 17
Views: 1048
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Re: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build

And just my opinion, but I would drop that snow plow before the roll cage. And not the worst rims either, would probably look better with some off-road tires, if you can find some to fit.

I am biased though, I always sort of lusted after that truck. I hope you keep us posted on the progress!
by Texas710
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build
Replies: 17
Views: 1048
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Re: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build

You crazy SOB, you did it! Hopefully, you stole it (i.e. got a good price) I definitely second the idea to look over hoses and lines. Make sure you get into looking at all the hydraulic systems, check the rubber parts behind the locker panels (first repair I did on my ruck, those seem to fail). On t...
by Texas710
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 3
Views: 467
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Re: Private messages

Ah, got it. I thought they were not being sent.

Thanks!
by Texas710
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 3
Views: 467
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Private messages

What's the deal with messages sitting in the "outbox" for days? Is there a trick or something I need to do to get these to send?
by Texas710
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Knuckle Wipe Seal Replacment
Replies: 4
Views: 857
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Re: Knuckle Wipe Seal Replacment

I was able to clean up that knuckle joint and I did check the oil in the hub. I would say, the hub was down somewhere between 1-2 oz of oil. Thankfully, it did not seem like it was a large failure and may have been more of a blow off event. I was able to tighten up those small bolts that hold the sc...
by Texas710
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Knuckle Wipe Seal Replacment
Replies: 4
Views: 857
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Knuckle Wipe Seal Replacment

I've been using my truck more and after fixing my battery problem something else has cropped up. I parked the truck after another 200 mile drive and the next morning I noticed my garage smelled a little funny. Gear oil. Looking under the truck, I am guessing it is my Knuckle wipe seal, see pics. I w...
by Texas710
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: PinzFDS now available
Replies: 18
Views: 2082
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Re: PinzFDS now available

Pinzinator, I sent you a PM but it's sitting in my outbox? No clue, but heads up, you should get something from paypal from me. I added my address in the note, send whenever you get back. A check-valve wont solve the issue of evaporation from the carbs, plus, if your tubing is older or pinch clamps ...
by Texas710
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: PinzFDS now available
Replies: 18
Views: 2082
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Re: PinzFDS now available

This has always been my issue. I don't drive the truck daily, or even weekly. I would say, I average 20-30 seconds of cranking to get the carbs full/start the truck. Once the carbs are full, the trucks starts easily. It's not really an issue, I just feel bad for the old girl to have to crank so much...