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My military vehicle part 2

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. never thought of it like this but
    The locking hub acts as a sort of a fuse
    It fails instead of much more expensive and complicated to repair parts inside the axle etc.
    Is that true?
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  2. I will say this
    Sure glad a hub broke instead of an axle or worse.
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  3. came sooo close to getting a unimog or pinzgauer instead of my wagon.
    I am glad i went with a van instead of a truck in any case.
    For me
    It is much more useful.
    And i am REALLY glad i got one that had been modified.
    Parts are cheap compared to the originals
    3x the horsepower doesnt hurt either
    With the original engine it wouldnt go fast enough to be legal on a highway
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    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

    Yes ! It is true. Often the engineering is designed with a weak link. They do it on drive shafts also making a u-joint or a slip shaft the weak link to minimize repair expense.
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  5. Going to have to save up.
    But i will probably go with selectro hubs.
    I can switch them from 2xto 4x with mittens on
  6. Oh yeah
    I got an anti sway bar from a ram 3500.
    Going to go see if itll work
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  7. 1 compression test
    If acceptable go to
    2 pertronix
    3 different head
    4 four bbl carb
    Got my fingers crossed on the compression.
    I also need
    Locking hubs ( leaning towards selectro)
    Dual brake cylinder and new lines/hoses.
    I am on the fence with disc brakes.
    It seems to stop fine and the drums are good.
    But the road gears would make it so my bride would be more likely to go for rides with me
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  8. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    billy: Sir, excellent :) Never forgetting :) compromise.
    Higher road gears; require; less low gear

    Power is king :)
  9. Compound 1st in low 4x4 is slower than I will ever use
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  10. It's 1f no wind today.
    Go warm it up and compression test
    Fingers crossed
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  11. Btw
    Been tooling around in the snow daily and it does very well.
    Once i learned the sequence needed to go from low,high 2 and 4 wheel drive
    It is pretty easy and everything seems to work fine
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  12. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist


    One of the cities I cover just sold a Unimog at auction. They also sold some of those virtually useless pickup truck/back hoe hybrids. All had come from some government U.N. grant and were sold for pennies surplus. The thing is the auction wasn't brought up at council and was only advertised in a "paper of record" - generally meaning, an ancient and barely-holding-on newspaper that survives almost entirely on legals.
    Therefore the paper I work for didn't get the ad.
  13. 150 on six cylinders
    160 on two
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017
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  14. Rocky7

    Rocky7 G&G Evangelist

    LOL. Sounds like me.
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  15. The timing was way off.
    We couldnt even see the mark with the light until i rotated the distributor about 3 inches. I disconnected and plugged the vacuum advance
    We set it at the 10 mark and it starts instantly and seems stronger.
    Going to try the long uphill highway tomorrow
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  16. Rocky7

    Rocky7 G&G Evangelist

    Amazing it even ran! I dunno about disabling the vacuum advance, though. I wouldn't. You might want to try 6º BTDC and let the advance work.
  17. SUBMOA

    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

    Take the compression ratios high number and multiple by 14.7 (atmospheric pressure ) 10 % +/- = good, which I think you are anyway. 150 would be pretty close to 10:1, 160 may have some carbon on top a piston . I say it's healthy.
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  18. reconnected after timing at idle
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