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by rmel
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Suggestions for where to run wires to batteries.
Replies: 4
Views: 86
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Re: Suggestions for where to run wires to batteries.

Not sure I understand exactly where the batteries are located e.g. "Framework". But here's where I was going with my comment. 12V systems have creep. That is, things get added to it over time, Cigarette type outlet, Higher power for a Radio or two; CB, HAM, AM/FM, then Navigation, Air compressor, Fr...
by rmel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Suggestions for where to run wires to batteries.
Replies: 4
Views: 86
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Re: Suggestions for where to run wires to batteries.

Where you ultimately decide to run 24V power to your REDARC converter is probably secondary to where you are going to place the 12V battery (and type) as well as any other items of interest such as Power outlets etc etc etc. I'd suggest you map out all the components and their placement then where y...
by rmel
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: RPM question
Replies: 4
Views: 137
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Re: RPM question

Ballpark, assuming 32" tires @ 50mph pretty close to 3,000 rpm with the stock Tranie and Xcase. So for sure if your clocking in at about 2,200 it's about 0.75 of true. For a more accurate calculation, I'd use the tires advertised rev's/mile than the diameter. The rev's/mile must be validated on a tr...
by rmel
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Surge?
Replies: 4
Views: 161
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Re: Voltage Surge?

I'd bet on a intermittent oxidized connection right at the Mloex connector first :o
The regulators are solid state, they typically fail hard and don't go intermittent.
Hate to see you replace the reg then find it didn't fix the problem. Then again it's
good to have a spare regulator.
by rmel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage Surge?
Replies: 4
Views: 161
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Re: Voltage Surge?

This condition is a sign of a Alternator/Regulator problem. If it persists you can overcharge your batteries and boil the electrolyte making one ugly mess. Check that all the Alternator connects are solid. Measure the B+, D+ and DF voltages. D+ should be a copy of the B+ (Battery Out) voltage. DF is...
by rmel
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinzgauer Rescue
Replies: 33
Views: 2183
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Fabricated a mounting bracket for a pair of 50W Solar panels. There's a "bow" on the mount to conform with the bow in the roof. A total of 100W is about the maximum you can get over the roof of the cab but that's plenty to keep my LiFePO4 battery topped off. I may run the power leads down the Antenn...
by rmel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: California weight fee ?
Replies: 3
Views: 140
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Re: California weight fee ?

There's nothing new here, been this way for eons, similar in other states too, some more expensive than Cali, some less. See here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwiDn92ApcTkAhXUHTQIHc5yCIAQFjABegQICxAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fhwa.dot.gov%2Fohim%2Fhwytaxes%2F...
by rmel
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil api
Replies: 2
Views: 165
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Re: Oil api

Don't know if you read this thread, http://real4x4forums.com/PinzgauerBBS/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11668&p=87226&hilit=40+weight#p87171 IMHO, there are two things to think about here w.r.t. Oil, proper levels of anti-wear for these Antique engines with solid lifters, and viscosity -- mono or multi-weight.
by rmel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinzgauer Rescue
Replies: 33
Views: 2183
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

Hard Top via Fat Fabrications just installed. This required a fair amount of fiddling, but ended up pretty square. Took the better part of the day and with help. Elephant ears go on next but that's easy. I will be mounting two 50W solar panels on the roof to keep the LiFePO4 battery topped off. Insi...
by rmel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: 712AMB Cab cover
Replies: 2
Views: 126
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Re: 712AMB Cab cover

No more from Tuff River Stuff, they are done making any Tops. I asked (begged) and so have others. Just impossible for him to do any longer. If you rarely open your "sun roof" :wink: , why not go Hard top. Aluminum or Steel via Fat Fabrications. I had Andre build one for my 712, it's about to go on ...
by rmel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Bed Liner -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 163
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Re: Bed Liner -- Good or Bad?

Well I suppose the advantages of liner is also the risk, that is, it goes on THICK and is conformal. That's good at hiding chip outs in the paint, you need not spend all day Saturday feather sanding and blending before you paint -- I liked that idea, hate sanding, the look is kind'a nice too IMHO. B...
by rmel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Rotating photos
Replies: 3
Views: 148
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Re: Rotating photos

Your problem may be different than mine, but here's my observation and fix. First, PIX's I upload are taken from my iPhone, which I then email to myself to then post. Once the PIX is emailed, I will move that PIX to a folder on my Mac. Here's where it got odd. When I then would load that PIX to the ...
by rmel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Rotating photos
Replies: 3
Views: 148
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Re: Rotating photos

Yes, this happens to me frequently. At least for my environment,
which is Mac based. The trick I learned if to launch the picture in
a Image viewed then simply save it back to where it was read from.
For some reason that results is "What you see is what you get".
by rmel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Bed Liner -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 163
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Bed Liner -- Good or Bad?

Been thinking of how I plan on gussying up the bed for my 712 project. The bed is pretty free of rust but has the usual paint chipouts and wear. Not sure what I am going to do just yet in terms of customization. For starters I will either repaint or perhaps a bed liner such as U-POL Raptor. I know t...
by rmel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinzgauer Rescue
Replies: 33
Views: 2183
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Re: Pinzgauer Rescue

The Battery box is about 12" x 12" x 6.7". Large enough to fit a 60Ahr LiFePO4 battery in there with spare room for a couple of small parts box's. the next question will be, OK so what's the Battery used for, that's the second PIX below :wink: BatteryBox.jpg The distribution panel below (behind driv...