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    Two new toys unimog 404

    My last experiments with a second unimog frame that I bought without engine and a VW TDI engine. The smoke is from a bad turbo. https://youtube.com/shorts/k2CUJAGZzVE?feature=share Next part will be mounting a bus body on top. Johan
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    WHO' S A FULL TIME LMTV OVERLANDER, ANY OUT THERE?

    I agree, they are cheap for the amount of tech you are getting, just not so handy to use as an overland camper. Not easy or cheap to fix a 7 speed automatic in the middle of nowhere. To large to turn around on a mountain pass. to heavy to hook to the little tree on the other side of the mud...
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    WHO' S A FULL TIME LMTV OVERLANDER, ANY OUT THERE?

    I always wanted an LMTV for a camper. The rigs are cheap but to complicated. Cost per mile is very high. The overlanding crew with big rigs are often people with a lot of money. The capabilities of these vehicles can not be used and if you use them like that then you need the army to pull you...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    I now have the original fire truck fuel tank with factory electric fuel pump. I can block the electric fuel pump hole of but maybe it has a better purpose for someone that is looking for this " rare option" Pump works good and tank is cleaned. Anyone needs this for restoring their firetruck...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Hello folks, it has been a while. Using my ex fire truck as pickup truck . At extended time high speed it would loose power and sometimes quit. I expected fuel issues. This truck has a factory electric fuel pump mounted on top of the front tank. It also has the engine driven mechanical pump...
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    Fuel leak on MEP 803a

    Wow, not sure about these gensets 802 here. Today the return from the injectors pissed diesel al over the engine. After 45 min run I heard this hissing sound thinking it was my air compressor but found a smoking genset.. I am not impressed.. that return line should not be hooked up to the inlet...
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    Braking resistor used as a load bank

    It looks like these are cast iron resistors. They are designed for short duration. Are these modules in series or in parallel? Maybe getting the plate heaters from a cold weather heatpump or better industrial electric heater might be a better way to go. Are you testing in single or three...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Haha, yes Guy, here the same. I prefer to make it fit while holding it next to it. To many small lines on a tape measure to trust my eyesight or my memory. I might have already screwed up by cutting the old tube of and welding the green 404 one back on.. The steering wheel shaft has a spline...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Sorry nothing about pinzgauer. Cool machines. Today I aligned all my steering shaft and adapters and tacked it together. Ordered an oil seal 25*42 to seal the now open top of the steering box. I have to make and mount a larger plate to disperse the steering reaction forces to the sheet metal...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Haha, yes I thought he was funny to. The snow is slowing this project down. I had hoped to have the AHU diesel in the shop but is is still stuck in the snow. all the diesel conversion threads I have read require some kind of cab conversion. Also there are lots of issues with finding a proper...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Sorry folks, I have been disconnected a bit. Time goes by. well the bus has a new windshield. Still need to finish the "new" RV door on the side, Then I got distracted by another 404. Earlier i had mentioned to build a bus body on the a 404 as an exercise for an expedition camper... for...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Happy 2021 everyone..!!
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Hi David, that is kind of what I did... Ground the edges down.. checked all other rockers with a feeler gauge to see if there were ridges... Seems no...mounted the old one and installed spring.. reset clearance. . Checked for oil out of the lube tube above the camshaft.. Checked the chain...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    Hope all of you had a good Christmas. It is cold and windy in pennsylvania. 30 F and real feel 25F.. the Mog is sitting outside..previous mentioned that the engine has a loud light tick.. not sure if it was valves or chain but ..I wanted to find out before something catastrophic would happen...
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    Two new toys unimog 404

    He Student of the wrench, best to you..let the oil do the work.. Thanks to many for your inputs . I probably need to crank my 404 now that they are here in wet Pennsylvania. Still not sure where the ticking noise originates from.. nor do I have an idea how a loose timing chain sounds like...
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