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by rmel
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Turn signal switch smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 1881
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Re: Turn signal switch smoking

I made a taillight conversion about 8 years ago, sticking with the stock Taillight housing, adding a dedicated flood backup light, splitting the functions out separately. The backup flood is very helpful on the trail for obvious reasons. Pix attached. Don't ask, long forgot how I re-used the existin...
by rmel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: EFI on a 710M
Replies: 6
Views: 189
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Re: EFI on a 710M

Hard to say what dollar value EFI adds. I'd say it's more the basic condition
of the Truck then the frills add on top of that. Ergo, a beat up truck with
EFI is still a beat up truck ://
by rmel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: EFI on a 710M
Replies: 6
Views: 189
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Re: EFI on a 710M

Well EFI alone certainly eliminates some of the temperamental aspects of carburetors. Easier starts, good control over the Air/Fuel ratio, timing as a function of RPM and MAP -- all good things. The conversion is not trivial, gas tank mod, sensors to add, injector rails, etc. there are components yo...
by rmel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 24V System Charging Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2649
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Re: 24V System Charging Help

First, always keep the Battery Ground switch open when not in use. In the Pinz leakage current due to oxidized terminals and 50 year old wire insulation will provide a small but eventual leakage path for discharge. Keep that switch open and you won't really need to keep the batteries on a trickle ch...
by rmel
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 710K map-reading lamps
Replies: 16
Views: 1816
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Re: 710K map-reading lamps

There! Now you've done it, fixed something.
No longer "newtopinz" :DD
by rmel
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 710K map-reading lamps
Replies: 16
Views: 1816
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Re: 710K map-reading lamps

Just posted the Swiss K schematic, English and French. Under TECH Sessions.
by rmel
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: TECH Sessions!
Topic: 710K Radio Truck Schematic, Schaltschema -- PDF
Replies: 0
Views: 66
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710K Radio Truck Schematic, Schaltschema -- PDF

Attached, English and French
Schematic_Type-K_1_page.pdf
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by rmel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Oil... Again
Replies: 20
Views: 6445
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Re: Engine Oil... Again

The API or "Service category" of Pennzoil SAE 30 is "SN". That designates it as Catalytic converter friendly -- thus reduced levels of ZDDP anti-wear agent. Older engines with solid lifters should really use higher levels of anti-wear. A SEA 30 monograde with higher levels of anti-wear are designate...
by rmel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Impact wrench questions....
Replies: 4
Views: 229
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Re: Impact wrench questions....

I'm biased -- AGAINST impact tools esp. air as they tend to be uncalibrated and can do more harm than good. I must have turned almost every bolt by now from suspension, pinch bolts, flywheel etc etc and have found manual tools are the best. Get yourself 1/2" and 3/4" breaker bars and hex sockets. In...
by rmel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Add 1 more to bay area pinz.
Replies: 4
Views: 167
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Re: Add 1 more to bay area pinz.

Well, congrat's but once you fix your first problem
you won't be able to call yourself "newtopinz" :D
by rmel
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Winch Question
Replies: 3
Views: 270
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Re: Winch Question

I put a Ramsey Profile 9500 24V on my 710. I also eliminated the controller and located a heavy duty Contactor in the side of the passengers footwell to keep the grill more open for air flow. It's a pretty small footprint up front and the weight is about 80 lbs with a synthetic rope. What your looki...
by rmel
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K
Replies: 21
Views: 510
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Re: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K

Well one thing you could try is touching terminal #31 on the Relay to Ground. That simulates what the column switch should do. If that works you have eliminated the Relay as a problem. These relays are interesting in that they Latch and work momentary. A "longer" touch to ground should latch the rel...
by rmel
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K
Replies: 21
Views: 510
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Re: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K

The key thing to focus on at this point is you have confirmed you have Power to terminals #81a and #15 (the coil). That's sufficient to work with for now. You should be able to flash your High beams on with the column switch. You have power to the relay coil so and a momentary bump should connect 81...
by rmel
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K
Replies: 21
Views: 510
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Re: Headlights not working on Austrian 712K

That's interesting. Says at least that part of the dash switch is working. But interesting enough, and I made a mistake on one comment that needs correction, 81a is Hot and you have power there. That's actually the Low beams NOT the High beams so you should have power at terminal 56b by default for ...