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by Jimm391730
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: '72 712M ... Ambulance Box Doors Won't Unlock (pic added)
Replies: 3
Views: 262
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Re: '72 712M ... Ambulance Box Doors Won't Unlock (pic added)

My W box came with a factory lock & key where I think you are using the triangle fitting. I do know that my key MUST turn 360 degrees to lock/unlock, 359 degrees won't do it. IIRC, turn the handle hard CCW (may not move much) then try to rotate lock key (triangle) 360 CW, them try to open the door. ...
by Jimm391730
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Marine lower unit gear lube
Replies: 3
Views: 145
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Re: Marine lower unit gear lube

Ah, two gallons just sitting around certainly makes a compelling reason to ask! As I've said before, the hubs are quite overbuilt so almost any decent lube will be sufficient- meaning that it probably won't HURT, but may not be optimal. Personally, I'd just invest the $$$ for the right stuff. YMMV.
by Jimm391730
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Marine lower unit gear lube
Replies: 3
Views: 145
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Re: Marine lower unit gear lube

My question is: why would you want to use this lube? Pinz hubs are not hypoid, are not "water cooled", and are generally not expected to have much water ingress. I'm not saying it wouldn't be acceptable, but this seems like a much distant application compared to the plethora of gearbox oils that are...
by Jimm391730
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No rear flashers, no brake lights?
Replies: 7
Views: 350
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Re: No rear flashers, no brake lights?

The power flows through the fourway flasher switch; cycle that switch a dozen times and see if you get any different results. If you get changing performance, clean or replace the switch.
by Jimm391730
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Winch Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 467
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Re: Winch Wiring

Oh, and I wired a wireless remote directly to the solenoids in a sealed box mounted to the driver's side of the grill - works great. Still have use of wired hand controller as a backup when plugged onto the winch.
by Jimm391730
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Winch Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 467
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Re: Winch Wiring

I ran the + (red) winch lead through the grill and attached it to the heavy starter wire, on the starter. Winch ground to chassis once through tunnel. For safety, put each cable inside split loom (not spiral loom) for chafe resistance. As you said, 24V should have half the current draw so #2 or #4 s...
by Jimm391730
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Torque Tube removal...inspection
Replies: 11
Views: 602
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Re: Torque Tube removal...inspection

The bearings are not in the tube, they are in the witches hat, and it has seals to prevent leaking into the tube. The witches hat is part of the diffs or transfer case, the bearings get their oil from those reservoirs.
by Jimm391730
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overdrive parts available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 2515
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Re: Overdrive parts available soon

Personally, those overdrive ratios are much too tall for the Pinz - the TD tranny overdrive is 0.747 and it is taller than I feel would be best (I'd love a value closer to 0.80). In fact, an 0.80 external overdrive would allow spitting every gear except 4th (which would virtually match 5th w/o overd...
by Jimm391730
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Incredible Insta-Winch!
Replies: 5
Views: 380
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Re: Incredible Insta-Winch!

I'd have to have a qualified person (Andre!) install one for me... I'm not that talented.
by Jimm391730
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: bad gas... quick fix
Replies: 8
Views: 455
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Re: bad gas... quick fix

While 70% Isopropyl can absorb moisture, the remaining 30% IS water. You would be better off with 100% alcohol from a paint or hardware store for storing in case of future need. Also, "HEET" which is usually available in auto parts stores (especially in the colder climates) is something like 99% met...
by Jimm391730
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Synthetic in Portal boxes?
Replies: 4
Views: 444
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Re: Synthetic in Portal boxes?

I have run Valvoline synthetic 75W90 in the hubs for several years with no ill effects. But at some point when it was being serviced by others that was replaced by the "recommended" oil, as specified by Steyr Puch or closest currently available. The long term effects are un-noticable to me - the gea...
by Jimm391730
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Antenna mast specifications
Replies: 4
Views: 353
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Re: Antenna mast specifications

Awesome! I acquired a much heavier 6m Geroh mast and created a way to hang it off the side of my 712W but it takes two people to move it, it must weigh well over 120 pounds. I've never known what model was actually used and mounted with the Pinzgauers.

Thanks, Ed!
by Jimm391730
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Antenna mast specifications
Replies: 4
Views: 353
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Antenna mast specifications

I have yet to find what antenna mast was transported in the rings that were mounted on the "hood" of radio trucks. Does anyone know the manufacturer and model of the crank up mast that fit those rings?
by Jimm391730
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: We’re back baby!
Replies: 38
Views: 1367
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Re: We’re back baby!

I don't like the fact that you can't see in the board index which post have the latest responses.
I see a slightly different color to the left side icon when new posts are available. And I've finally figured out what the gold star is as well - those are posts where I have contributed.
by Jimm391730
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Super Swampers 34x9/16...how low on stock wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 505
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Re: Super Swampers 34x9/16...how low on stock wheels?

How do i find out how low I can deflate for the trail w out finding out the hard way? The "rule of thumb" used to be to measure the bottom of rim to ground distance under street pressure, then deflate to 3/4 of that height. Like most rules of thumb, there is both some good and bad to this, and does...