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by GadgetPhreak
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
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Re: Engine wanted

GadgetPhreak, I’m a bit confused who you are talking to. But I say go for it on the pinz. Honestly I do think it’s not the best engine option but it would make the pinz a fun truck. My biggest desire on the pinz was an automatic which was going to be an easy swap but I sold my pinz before I got sta...
by GadgetPhreak
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

..oh, and just look at the skepticism for you being successful in the Volvo, until you were :D
by GadgetPhreak
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

I'm not immediately convinced, no, or I would have already started down that path :-) Doing the Cummins Swap in the FJ was partially to just get some learnings to help inform on the potential challenges. The Gen II Pinzgauers used a VW 5spd Diesel, with the front mounted intercooler so there's parts...
by GadgetPhreak
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: New Headlights and Turn Signals
Replies: 5
Views: 1948
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Re: New Headlights and Turn Signals

I did a combination.. I added a 2way LED flasher behind so I can send the turn signal input for standard use or my amber flash input when on active Search & Rescue mission and need the additional visibility. The result is an assembly that looks stock but provides better functionality and more visibi...
by GadgetPhreak
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

I agree with the 20+ estimate.. I put the R2.8 in my FJ-40 (much lighter rig obviously) but due to the incredible performance and the intoxicating sound of the turbo spooling up I am not easy on the skinny pedal by any means and am getting about 27mpg. I've been chatting with the Cummins Repower tea...
by GadgetPhreak
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Soon To Be Owner!
Replies: 7
Views: 2517
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Re: Soon To Be Owner!

Looking forward to meeting you at some point. I’m happy to pass along what I’ve learned. [emoji16]


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by GadgetPhreak
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Soon To Be Owner!
Replies: 7
Views: 2517
United States of America

Re: Soon To Be Owner!

Congratulations. Welcome to the experience, it’s easily one of the best off-road vehicles I’ve ever driven and very fun to drive. Also, you can get full, unrestricted, insurance for them. I have State Farm and can use it as much as I’d like with no cap on miles. Where in the PNW are you? I’m in REDM...
by GadgetPhreak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

It’s in the hole now. Lots of work ahead, but it’s seemingly plausible that it will work. You should start a build thread and post progress there. This is going to generate a lot of interest and questions. I plan to do this same swap and would love to follow the build [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone ...
by GadgetPhreak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

So. Much. Awesome. [emoji16]


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by GadgetPhreak
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Engine wanted
Replies: 89
Views: 16987
United States of America

Re: Engine wanted

I am just finishing up putting the R2.8 in my FJ-40 with part of the goal being to help inform the viability of using it in my Pinz. I will be following your progress as well [emoji4] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190125/8afff569c0bb1eaab62f5978708921c1.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019...
by GadgetPhreak
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Intercom
Replies: 7
Views: 2540
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Re: Intercom

I use Rugged Radio. They were moderately priced and have worked great.

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by GadgetPhreak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: My Pinzgauer in Forbes [emoji16]
Replies: 2
Views: 839
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My Pinzgauer in Forbes [emoji16]

My Pinzgauer awesomeness PR campaign continues [emoji41]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2 ... 99d6e2b3c6



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by GadgetPhreak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Portable light
Replies: 22
Views: 5474
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Re: Portable light

Sorry, I've been traveling then sick so haven't had time to look for it. I will let you know once I find it.


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by GadgetPhreak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates
Replies: 55
Views: 12656
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

I live about an hour away and have been to his shop a number of times. I've also tried calling/texting him multiple times over the summer. I haven't had any luck finding him. At this point I think something has happened to him. Sadly I don't know his family so I'm not able to verify that with certai...