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by ChickenPinz
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: fuel pump issue
Replies: 10
Views: 219
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Re: fuel pump issue

Are those pumps nicely sealed against water/dust/dirt ingress so it's not a concern to mount them more in the Gunk Zone?
by ChickenPinz
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: fuel pump issue
Replies: 10
Views: 219
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Re: fuel pump issue

If your truck takes a long time (>15s) to start after sitting for a couple weeks, then I'd replace the top section of the pump so as to get new valves.

If your truck starts okay (<6s) after sitting a couple weeks, I'd follow that excellent JB Weld advice.
by ChickenPinz
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain
Replies: 12
Views: 3090
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Re: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain

Thanks, J. I think what you said is well-understood by most Pinz Peeps. A simple drive at highway speed illustrates the amount of gear noise and how it couples into the body. My question isn't about that. My question is about an oscillating harmonic, and trying to understand if they all exhibit this...
by ChickenPinz
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain
Replies: 12
Views: 3090
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Re: That alternating harmonic of the drivetrain

<since this thread seems similar> I'm experiencing this in my 710K. At highway speed (62MPH), there is a vibration that comes in and out about every 1.5-2 seconds. I can feel it in my feet more than I can hear it, but I did try to make a recording with a Pixel 2 phone and look at the spectrogram. Th...
by ChickenPinz
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: PinzFDS now available
Replies: 18
Views: 1661
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Re: PinzFDS now available

Now after three weeks of sitting unstarted, the truck started in about four seconds. Replacing the upper section of the fuel pump resolved the issue of long cranking time (>18s) after sitting idle. If you're having this issue on your truck, swapping out the of the fuel up is an easy low-risk fix.
by ChickenPinz
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Whoa is me, truck running poor!
Replies: 15
Views: 732
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Re: Whoa is me, truck running poor!

Ambient pressure changes about 1in Hg per 1,000ft. At 8,000ft, ambient pressure would be down about 4PSI.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Resealing the Cam Housing
Replies: 2
Views: 150
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Re: Resealing the Cam Housing

Note: I recommend re-install the Starter after Tranie is installed, although one could do it before hand.
Why afterward?
by ChickenPinz
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinz, only but a dream?
Replies: 7
Views: 282
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Re: Pinz, only but a dream?

Patience is the secret. Decide what you want, and just keep watching for it to appear. And figure out what you can be flexible on. You might find a cherry one at a premium price, or a worn-out one cheaper than a run-out Yugo.
by ChickenPinz
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: An extinguisher for Christmas?!
Replies: 12
Views: 439
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Re: An extinguisher for Christmas?!

I've added fire-sleeving to my Pinz fuel hoses as it's standard practice in aircraft, and I stick with the mechanical fuel pump to ensure if the engine isn't consuming fuel, it's not getting added to a fire. A fire in the doghouse would be tough to fight. That BlazceCut system looks nice -- how expe...
by ChickenPinz
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: An extinguisher for Christmas?!
Replies: 12
Views: 439
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Re: An extinguisher for Christmas?!

In the Pinz, I have one mounted directly in front of the driver's seat. I've seen some mounted on the wire wall behind the front seats, but I felt like if the doghouse was on fire, it might be hard to access there.
by ChickenPinz
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: PinzFDS now available
Replies: 18
Views: 1661
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Re: PinzFDS now available

After 12 days of sitting, the Pinz started up after 3 seconds of cranking. This was after replacing the top section of the fuel pump which contains the one-way valves. Before replacing this section, after two weeks of sitting idle, it would take >18 seconds to start and I confirmed in that case the ...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Intercom + phone + ham radio solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 930
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Re: Intercom + phone + ham radio solution?

At present, I'm just set up with the HAM radio and some Honeywell noise-cancelling headsets with Bluetooth connection into the radio -- so single person only. https://www.honeywellstore.com/store/products/honeywell-honeywell-sync-hearing-protector-earmuffs-rws-53016.htm https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS...
by ChickenPinz
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build
Replies: 17
Views: 676
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Re: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build

I'm sure you can find someone in a snowier area who might be interested in the plow....just sayin'.
by ChickenPinz
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build
Replies: 17
Views: 676
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Re: 'Mad Iris' The Pinzgauer - Fiat Croma combo build

heleto wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Joeri wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:18 pm
I would go with a different engine...fiat hasn't got a great reputation over here with there engines :roll: :mrgreen:


Can't agree more with Fiat engines. But this is almost a tractor engine (no electronics), let's see how it holds up.
That's an excellent attitude!