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by imacky
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Infamous molex group/part numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Infamous molex group/part numbers

Replacing the alternator harness will definitely solve the problem on that side, and EI sells them for $21 (vs $59 at SAV)... and EI also has the matching molinex (not molex) on the other side, so I'll just go that route, thanks. The male quick-disconnects you can get directly from TE.
by imacky
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Infamous molex group/part numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Infamous molex group/part numbers

The infamous molex on the engine shroud, source of many alternator/charging problems, has struck again and I need to rebuild it. It wasn't the red wire that broke, but the male quick-disconnect itself. The molex is looking cracked and brittle, so I'm going to replace it and change the connectors on ...
by imacky
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?
Replies: 27
Views: 3878

Re: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?

Pics of now-removed CHT sensor... if I were doing it again, I would use something else that didn't require the sensor to mount under a spark plug. Surely it's a good place in theory (a hot place on the head), but in practice it's not confidence-inspiring. http://ian.macky.net/cht_sensor1.jpg http://...
by imacky
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter

Thanks. SAV says "Fits hole in dash on Pinzgauer", but I guess it depends on what you mean by "fits". They don't show or mention an adapter ring, but maybe one is included anyway.
by imacky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?
Replies: 27
Views: 3878

Re: Engine temperature sensor - has anyone added one?

After melting my #3 piston, I want to add a temperature sensor to monitor #3 and/or #4. I found a 12MM CHT SENSOR designed for air cooled engines to be attached under an engine bolt or spark plug. Has anyone added this type of sensor or any other? Yeah I had a CHT pickup under the #2 military spark...
by imacky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: VDO 332-902 Voltmeter
Replies: 3
Views: 281

VDO 332-902 Voltmeter

VDO's Cockpit International 24V Voltmeter, catalog # 332 902 looks right and is the same one SAV sells (I think), but does it need a trim ring/adapter or is it a perfect fit? I haven't seen any pictures of one installed so not sure.
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: source for engine cover gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: source for engine cover gasket

I thought about trying that but wasn't sure... if it worked for you, though, I will give it a try.

undysworld: The seal is relatively cheap since it's not NOS-- it's some new seal that they will send you 3m of off a bulk spool.
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: source for engine cover gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: source for engine cover gasket

I bought a replacement seal from SAV but have to decide how to glue it to the engine cover... the 3M weatherstrip adhesive sounds good, but you have to apply a thin coat to both sides, wait until it's tacky, then stick the seal to the cover... OK, but it's about 13' of seal and I have to do this sol...
by imacky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Here's a pic of the OEM (I think) seal, the dairy one I tried (right OD, wrong width), and the last is what I'm using now, rubber sink strainer gaskets which I got from Lowes. They're part #726060 and are available various places, usually 5 for about $6; search for sink strainer gaskets "726060" . I...
by imacky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Yes, the fan spanner is a perfect fit for the two recesses around the screws on the tail light lens. Considering how hard I had to pull to get the lenses off, it probably wouldn't be any riskier to use the spanner to twist a lens to break the seal if it's stuck. If I had to do it again, I'd try that...
by imacky
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Mr Chicken, does the tail light still install OK with your tubing gasket? There's not a lot of room between the lens and the surrounding shield.

I hadn't heard the fan spanner fit the lens cover. I'll try this tomorrow (when it's not 110 in the barn).
by imacky
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Vibrex fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Vibrex fasteners

I just bought some new Vibrex Locks from SAV and the gray bullet-shaped pieces do NOT interference-fit and stay on. When I removed original locks, the old gray pieces DO fit properly on the new hardware. Meh.
by imacky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

My OEM gasket feels rubber-band soft, so maybe Shore 20A.
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by imacky
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Yeah the OEM ones were soft, which is why I'd use a soft replacelment like silicone or neoprene if I had a choice. I'll probably end up with plain old rubber gaskets, which hopefully will seal properly-- a good fit and those sharp ridges should help. Once the engine cover and the tail lights are bac...
by imacky
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 1135

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

Thanks for the offer... I've got one more off-the-shelf gasket order coming, to see if it fits better. If not, I may take you up on that... either way I will report back.