Pinzgauer Rescue

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David Dunn
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by David Dunn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:17 pm

Izzs think I sees a customer for new glass. :lol:

Congrats on the new truck.
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by rmel » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm

Ha!! Funny. I was going to call you soon.

I do know that the windscreen needs to be replaced.
Side windows too for tinted. Not to mention the drivers
side bottom door half is rusted through due to trapped rain.
I'll be replacing that rather than playing restoration body
shop man -- although it does look repairable a project for
the future. New rubbers and window tracks needed too.

I do have a spare windscreen I picked up from you a couple of
years ago at Mogfest. I'm thinking use that one, and get another
spare from you next time I'm in SoCal.

I am also way behind accessing all the needs as it's been raining
up here around the clock. Just broke mid-morning, rain again Sunday.
Ain't complaining, badly needed.

With Mozo in the garage this rig presently is deemed a second class
citizen :| so it's outdoors work for now. But, like a sneaky dog I do
see some inching towards the 2'nd bay of the garage though -- need
to negotiate that slot with the wife, I already kicked my BMW out
for Mozo. Wish I had 4 bays. At least I got the header raised to get
these guys in.

I'll be pining you soon on glass.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712M

Driver: Ron // KO0Q

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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by rmel » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:55 pm

Day 1, no rain, a little progress. Bad ignition switch now replaced with a EI replacement switch.
I like this switch! Two positions. First position enables the starter motor only -- so you can use
this position to use the starter motor to crawl W/O starting the motor. Second position all
circuits go.

Starts up but runs like crap, not too surprised. Very high idle, vacuum leak most likely. Coughs
and spites while running, misfiring, but could also be a very lean cylinder. Tomorrow weather
permitting I'll start digging into the Engine.

Tool and Battery box had one heck of an impressive mouse hotel in each.

So far other than the bottom door half on the Drivers side, I have not found any significant rust.
Drivers seat is a complete POS, a pair of Smart Car Fortwo seats are on the way :D

Canvas is all crap.

All fluids need to be replaced, leaky Trainie, rear main seal, and front diff leaks. I knew all
that :>>

Plan is to get this to decent running conditions then I'll post the projects. I have a "vision" more
or less.

Surprise find of 6 original Tire chains in a canvas bag -- saturated with mouse pee :>>
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712M

Driver: Ron // KO0Q

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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by geckoadventure » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 pm

Hey I resemble that rescue remark LOL.

GECKOADVENTURE

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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by rmel » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:02 pm

Well it's running OK now. Amazed it ran at all. Brake boost line broken, big Vacc leak.
Throttle plate on one card separated from the body, another vacc leak, accel jets plugged.
Completely out of balance carbs and linkage holding one throttle plate open. Just got
the carb balancing airflow meter today.

Good news is compression checked out very good, and a boroscope peek into the cylinders
looks very good.

Then I got to hatting the look of some very ratty air tunnel insulation and could not
help myself to get the heat gun and remove all that crap. That was more work than
expected. Good I did as there were several surface rust spots. All cleaned up, started
sealing, painting and will add some MLV as a heat and noise barrier. I'm spending all
my time on stuff you can't see :roll:

Slow going though.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712M

Driver: Ron // KO0Q

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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by rmel » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:10 pm

Several (but not all) Electrical and Ignition upgrades complete. My overall goal is
the KISS principle :wink: rather than going over the top as I had on the 710.

This is pretty much a middle of the road approach if your looking for ideas on comm's,
navigation, aux outlets, and ignition.

First up a modest 12A 24v-12V converter for radio and Aux 12V power. Radios are
all low power consumption and Aux is primarily for charging phones etc. 3 fused
circuits and converter all fits snug in the foot well area to the left of the windshield
washer reservoir -- lots of scrapped knuckles to install though.
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Comm's: Bteck 25x2 covers 2M, 70cm, GMRS and FRS. Compact, 25W max. supports
repeaters and DTMF tones, programmable via USB cable. Fits nice on the left side of
dash for easy access. Note :!: Can't recommend keying up on GMRS band even with a
license, this radio is not FCC compliant for that band. Next up CB; Cobra 75WXST, all
electronics in the Mic with the last power stage in a small box with an Aux speaker output.
Mic mounted on Right side of dash, small box mounted on top of wind tunnel -- knuckle
scrapper install.
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Yes, also upgraded the Speedo and added a Tach. Note the tach is 52mm, dash hole is 60mm.
VDO makes an adapter you can get from Summit racing. You will also need a backing plate or the
gauge mounting "nut" (white plastic collar) will go right through the hole :( 12V power for these
gauges is via the PinzSSI another upgrade -- well worth doing. Note the PinzSSI DCDC converter
has two power outputs, one is ON by default, the other is switched. You want to use switched
power for the gauges (gray wire). Catch that LED in the dash :? , I connected that to the warning
contact on the fuel sender for a more accurate indication of the last 5 gallons. Connect the anode (+)
terminal of the LED to a 2.4K to 3K ohn resistor and the resistor to the +24V on the Fuel gauge.

Navigation is a simple approach, I use GaiaGPS running on a iPad mounted on a adjustable tablet mount.
I picked a Tachform mount, one of the best mounts I have found, Aluminum arms and a very positive
locking mechanism. Expensive but not a plastic POS.
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Now onto some body work and painting. If it stops raining up here long enough.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712M

Driver: Ron // KO0Q

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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Post by whitesik » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks Ron! Lots of good ideas here.
75 Swiss 710K
Not so new owner but still a novice

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