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by Texas710
Mon May 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW
Replies: 6
Views: 608
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Re: GARAGE´S LINTEL TOO LOW

Airing up and down on the trail is next level stuff to a lot of people (at least to me). Compressors, electrical, etc.

I always liked Jim's suggestion of using a small CO2 bottle to refill tires, no compressor needed. Seemed like an elegant solution for a couple hundred bucks.
by Texas710
Fri May 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Trailering a 710?
Replies: 8
Views: 989
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Re: Trailering a 710?

Absolutely agree with needing a bigger truck. I've got a 1500 and it worked with a U-haul trailer bringing the Pinz back home from Arizona but just barely. I had a nice pipe-top trailer that got stolen from me before I could use it to pull the Pinz. It was rated for 14,000# and was overkill, but the...
by Texas710
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: My awesome 710K air conditioning installation.
Replies: 11
Views: 1712
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Re: My awesome 710K air conditioning installation.

I like how you "hid" the AC unit on the front. I never liked them on top, always a worry you could hit it on something. Looks cool, hopefully it leads to more use and less complaining from the kiddos!
by Texas710
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Buying this monstrosity...1983 Pinzgauer
Replies: 17
Views: 2838
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Re: Buying this monstrosity...1983 Pinzgauer

Early on in my looking I lusted after that truck. Not sure what it is, the color, the cab? I passed on that one and have watched for 5+ years as many have passed before you. This may be an indication of something, lol... And as far as support, would love to help as many on here would, but I got no c...
by Texas710
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water in Fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 1093
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Re: Water in Fuel

I would be curious to know if the truck was stored inside or outside? I have heard rumor that vehicles stored outdoors over the winter can build up water in their fuel tanks if the tanks are not absolutely full. Not sure if this is what you are dealing with, but worth a thought. I don't think you wo...
by Texas710
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...
Replies: 47
Views: 6545
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Re: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...

Well... Crap.
by Texas710
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The WALL OF SHAME :)
Replies: 22
Views: 6076
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Re: The WALL OF SHAME :)

I would be acting fast on that VW but no listing... :x That's one sweet shaggin-waggin!
by Texas710
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 24V System Charging Help
Replies: 12
Views: 4086
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Re: 24V System Charging Help

One of my winter additions to the truck this year. I got tired of having to charge one battery at a time. I went with the "NOCO Genius GENM2 8 Amp 2-Bank On-Board Battery Charger" Made up a small mounting plate (attached to the bolts that go through to the tool box) and everything fits in the batter...
by Texas710
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...
Replies: 47
Views: 6545
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Re: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...

And please don't take this the wrong way, more of an FYI. Consensus is that the front hitch is not a great place to tie down a pinz while on a trailer. Too much downward pressure on that and it will warp the front end, pop the front doors. There are some good tie down points on the axles, you do hav...
by Texas710
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...
Replies: 47
Views: 6545
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Re: Sitting 4+ years, checklist for resurrection...

In addition to everything already mentioned. I would be looking real hard at the fuel lines and filter providing the gas to the carbs. Not a lot of tubing, or overly complex, but cracks or loose fittings can make starting a real PITA, since the pump has to lift the fuel from the tank to the carbs, a...
by Texas710
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Pertronix D186604 install
Replies: 7
Views: 1995
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Re: Pertronix D186604 install

I would caution against running any system directly off just 1 battery. Do some searching about after market accessories and there is a lot of discussion about this issue. Basically, you'll wear out your batteries faster with the 12v drain. Look into getting a 24v to 12v converter. This is how most ...
by Texas710
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Pertronix D186604 install
Replies: 7
Views: 1995
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Re: Pertronix D186604 install

Second for the Pinz SSI You'll have to set up a separate 12V system (easy enough) and then it's really just drop in and go. Much cleaner looking installation and the truck does run better/cleaner. Lot's of stuff that could fail that would give a poor running condition (molex connector, RPM limiter t...
by Texas710
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tachometer going crazy
Replies: 3
Views: 1462
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Re: Tachometer going crazy

I had this issue and it was right before my RPM limiter failed. I did a write up about it, search "VDO Tach jumping around". Took the RPM limiter out of the loop and have not had the issue return.
by Texas710
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Questions - new to Pinzgauer - about to maybe purchase 710K
Replies: 19
Views: 3847
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Re: Questions - new to Pinzgauer - about to maybe purchase 710K

I absolutely love my Pinz 710M but... These trucks are beast, but they are not designed for fast around town driving. You need a fair amount of mechanical know-how to work on them, they have drum brakes, no a/c, are loud as hell, stink (hope the wife or girlfriend likes to smell like gas), and are p...
by Texas710
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: RPM question
Replies: 8
Views: 3409
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Re: RPM question

I thought the proper idle speed was a lot closer to 1k RPM?