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by 63rover
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: WTB: Pinz 710 side wood trim
Replies: 11
Views: 2149
Canada

Re: WTB: Pinz 710 side wood trim

Well the dimensions etc. seem very well covered so I don't need to measure mine too. I opted to not countersink the backside as the small gap does help the water drain and the wood stay dry. Mine come right off for cleaning and oiling as needed. Stainless steel washer and screws keep them looking ne...
by 63rover
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: WTB: Pinz 710 side wood trim
Replies: 11
Views: 2149
Canada

Re: WTB: Pinz 710 side wood trim

I had a friend with wood working equipment help build a new pair out of white oak which won't rot. They are not hard to do. I opted for tung oil as a good water proof finish which I renew whenever it starts to look faded. Your old ones make a good template. If you need measurements I would be happy ...
by 63rover
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centre of Gravity
Replies: 9
Views: 2132
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Re: Centre of Gravity

Thanks. This is certainly a good start, I am planning my travel setup and that is why I am interested in the centre of gravity. I plan to keep the heavy items low of course and with the 710m it seems that more weight near the rear is better. I was just hoping to work with as much info as possible. T...
by 63rover
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Centre of Gravity
Replies: 9
Views: 2132
Canada

Centre of Gravity

Many articles rave about the low centre of gravity of the Pinzgauer. Many members here complain about the high centre of gravity. I am trying to find out the static (stationary) centre of gravity of a stock 710m. How far back and how far up? If anyone can explain how to calculate it that would be a ...
by 63rover
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4403
Canada

Re: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!

Looks like fun! Where was it to have snow?
by 63rover
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4403
Canada

Re: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!

Latest News Registration is now open on the Gravel Travel website. $251 (truck and driver) + $49 for navigator (if you bring one) includes routes, gps files and camping at the base camp for the duration (8 nights). Unfortunately my schedule is not going to allow me to attend this year but I can defi...
by 63rover
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: Need new 24v alternator - URGENT
Replies: 31
Views: 8997
Canada

Re: Need new 24v alternator - URGENT

When you are home in Vancouver why not talk to your local Volvo truck dealer. They may have access to just what you need to carry on.

Good luck.
by 63rover
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4403
Canada

Re: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!

Rally update https://www.facebook.com/Gravel-Travel-1375274402724633/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED The Gravel Travel FB page has photos of the base camp location for this year and states that registration will begin later this week! It will be held just outside Ottawa Ont., May 27 - June 3 (Saturday - Saturday) ...
by 63rover
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Oil Drain Plug Torque Value
Replies: 11
Views: 2900
Canada

Re: Engine Oil Drain Plug Torque Value

The breaker bar is a great idea bu don't just pull. Hit it with a hammer, moderate taps first, hopefully harder won't be necessary. Think of it as a manual impact wrench. A good friend who is a woodworker has his own torque system, "monkey tight, chimp tight, orangutan tight and gorilla tight." Soun...
by 63rover
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Oil Drain Plug Torque Value
Replies: 11
Views: 2900
Canada

Re: Engine Oil Drain Plug Torque Value

With a copper washer the torque should be the same. The washer helps to cog the plug in place. If you have to reuse the washer heat it with a propane torch or even gas stove burner until red hot and then quench it in cold water. This will soften the work hardened copper and allow reuse. In fact it c...
by 63rover
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Make your own float level gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1918
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Re: Make your own float level gauge

Great directions and photos! Thanks. I'll make one of these soon as part of getting ready for my spring turn-up.

Cheers, Clive
by 63rover
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12v
Replies: 16
Views: 4225
Canada

Re: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12

I have a matched pair of 700 cca Motomaster from Can. Tire. They regularly go on sale under $100 each.
by 63rover
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12v
Replies: 16
Views: 4225
Canada

Re: New to me Warn 12-C-Industrial Civilian Hummer winch, 12

Hi Dave, I've looked into the possibilities. A 24-12v converter with a 12v charger for the winch battery seems the way to go. I've got 2 large jumper packs that do the trick (chargers built in). They have shut off switches for the high amp, low amp and usb feeds. Takes a minute to hook to the winch ...
by 63rover
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4403
Canada

GRAVEL TRAVEL, ONTARIO DATES, DON'T MISS!!!!

Straight for the proverbial end of the horse! Just posted 1 hr ago! Book the dates! I did this last year. Great route, people and fun! (Only downside, prepare for dust if it doesn't rain.) www.graveltravel.ca or on facebook Roaming Rally 2017 Dates have been set for the 2017 Roaming Rally. We're qui...
by 63rover
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Considering a nozzle on the fuel tank base
Replies: 9
Views: 2764
Canada

Re: Considering a nozzle on the fuel tank base

Gas line antifreeze is just methyl hydrate. I will bond with any water and make it combustible and break its cohesion so that it won't plug carb jets or injectors. A large gallon jug will last a very long time. When in doubt dump a pint in your tank. It will even handle the condensation of Canadian ...