New Owner of a 710M. Looking forward to learning a lot!

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HYRYSC
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New Owner of a 710M. Looking forward to learning a lot!

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Just took possession of a 1974 710M. Have plans to outfit it as an overlander/camping rig as my wife and I enjoy that. For a 50 year old vehicle, it seems to be in very good shape. Went over everywhere I could reach with a spring loaded punch and did not find any soft spots. Even checked the spring cups as I have read these are usually the 1st things to go, but they are all solid and I don't see any sign of rust rot.

Did have an issue with the lockers as the rubber lines were completely shot by the reservoir and it had zero fluid in it. One of the cylinders is locked up and one of the levers is broken on the bottom so that cylinder might be locked up too, so ordered some rebuild kits from SAV (which is pretty close to me). Going to rebuild those as soon as the rebuild kits get here. Plan on going through and finding and replacing all rubber lines before winter.

Anyway, enough about that, here is my new rig. Pretty basic.
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Welcome to the forum! The Pinzgauer is a great choice, in my biased opinion, for an overland build capable of extremes. Looking forward to seeing yours come together. :)
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[1975 Pinzgauer 710K 2.7L EFI, 1972 700AP Haflinger Pathfinder]
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Welcome! Keep us updated as new owners with new ideas stimulate more discussion. All are helpful here.
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Welcome! Your Pinz will provide you with many smiles!
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Congrat's on a very nice looking Pinz'y. And welcome to the forum.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
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Rescue Pinz: 73' 712MK

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Thanks much for the encouragement. Mr Zero, I started following you on Instagram, love seeing your Pinz and all the places you visit with it! Never know, maybe one day we might bump into each other.
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HYRYSC wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:36 am Never know, maybe one day we might bump into each other.
I hope we do! :D
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Welcome !
I'm in the process of converting a 710M for overlanding ,
build thread here: https://forum.expeditionportal.com/thre ... ad.237457/
and youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... xKI4l38mdg
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Hugues wrote: Fri Sep 08, 2023 5:23 am Welcome !
I'm in the process of converting a 710M for overlanding ,
build thread here: https://forum.expeditionportal.com/thre ... ad.237457/
and youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... xKI4l38mdg
I came across your youtube channel. Looking forward to your build and ideas!
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Just an update since acquiring my 710M a week and a half ago. Had some issues with it starting consistently and running well. I know that some of this is just the nature of a 50 year old military air-cooled, carbureted vehicle, but it just didn't seem right to me. After several days of starting and running the engine (since the PO had stated that he rarely drove it), last Friday it just would not start at all. Started chasing it down. Started fine with starting fluid, but died immediately. Checked fuel pressure from the original fuel pump and had bingo fuel.

I ordered a new fuel pump from SAV (which are pretty close to me) but as it was on its way, decided to install a 24v electric fuel pump instead and just bypass the original. I tapped into the wiring for what I would assume to be for the radio (small box behind the passenger seat). Like this idea because then I could turn on the battery cutoff and it would prime the carbs for easier start. Plus it would make for a decent anti-theft device as well.

Got it wired up, turned on the power, heard it prime the carbs, hit the starter button and she fired right up. WHOO HOO!

Gotta love the simplicity of these things! Cheap chinese fuel pump, so gonna keep a spare in the truck, but so far so good.

On to the next project...checking fluids and changing all of the allen head bolts on the reservoir on the wheels to regular bolts.
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Congrats on getting that sorted.
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The engine compartment of a Pinz can get pretty stressful for an electric fuel pump.
Ironically worse after you turn the motor off and airflow stops. Some pumps can take
a beating, most can't. If your pump is located near where the mechanical pump was
I strongly suggest you move it out of the engine bay and as low as you can. A lot of
these "Low pressure" pumps are "Gerotor" type and not diaphragm, so in addition to
not liking excessive heat they do not like to siphon making them prone to wear-out
and Vapor lock.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712MK

Driver: Ron // KO0Q
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Yes, I definitely agree. Good thing they are super cheap and easy to replace. Going to see how it goes for a bit before I relocate it and permanently mount it. Worse case scenario is I just install the stock style fuel pump that I already ordered and just go with that.
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