Pinzgauer 712m Engine Voltage Check
Skip to the bottom of this note if you want the results in a can!
Today Bob, Harrold and myself spent some quality time testing the voltages
all over the Pinzgauer. It seemed to be ok but I still don't understand
why it would die out when the battery gets disconnected...? the other
thing I don't get is why the red wire on the back of the alternator would
be at greater than 60 volts whilst running...?!? I did notice this time
that when I start the truck the "charging circuit" light fades away
immeadiately. That's good? I'm pretty sure that is a good thing.
At the end of the day it is a very good running truck and seems to not have
any real troubles minus the fact that the batteries left me high and dry a
few days back.
Here is the "Nutshell" results:
Before starting engine:
Battery 1 @ 12.5v, Battery 2 @ 12v, Batteries in series @ 24.3v.
Engine Running @ Idle
Battery 1 @ 12.2v, Battery 2 @ 11.7v, Batteries in series @ 23.9v.
Alternator - Engine @ Idle
I used the bolt head where the ground strap connects the alternator to the
block for a ground point.
Ground to Red: 73v (I was shocked so I poked it a few more times), 68.3v,
Ground to Yellow: 10v
Ground to Black: 0.3v
Ground to "Blue": 29.2v (I think it was blue)
Molex Plug - Engine @ Idle
I used the same ground point for Neg lead and Pos lead jammed into the side
of the Molex that would be accessible with the tin still in place - This
was done after I had killed the engine with a battery disconnect and
Ground to Red: 23.9v
Ground to Yellow: 11.0v
Ground to Black: 23.8v
Ground to Blue: 29.1v
Ground to Green: 23.8v
Six Wheelers / Amphibious ATVs
This is some footage of http://www.6x6world.com 's semi-annual six wheeler
ride at Busco Beach ATV park in Goldsboro, NC from the weekend of April
15-17, 2011. With strong storms rolling through the area that produced
sizable tornadoes, several members had to cancel their plans to attend the
event, but even so, there were around 50 6x6 World members and over 30 six
and eight wheel amphibious ATVs that made it.
The footage in this video shows several different ATVs manufactured by
Argo, Max, Attex and Hustler. It's interesting to watch the different
models and how they excel in certain situations compared to each other.
Busco Beach offers many different types of terrain to ride in from sand to
mud but we typically find most of our trail rides end up in the muddier
trails on the outskirts of the river that surrounds the park. That is
where the majority of this video was shot.
Pinzgauer 712M First Start and Time Lapse Video Project
This is my 1973 Swiss Army Pinzgauer 712M troop transporter. It had been
sitting at my Dad's house for quite a long time with very infrequent use
and LOTS of snow on it. Unfortunately the snow ripped a seem in the back
covering so that will need fixing. The truck almost started right up. I
forgot the choke was manual... After that I drove it nearly 40 miles back
to my house here in town and have been driving to work and back ever since!
ALL-TERRAIN PINZGAUER TOURS FULL TOUR WITH MUSIC
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Ride in an high-mobility, all-terrain military vehicle, also known as a
Pinzgauer, to a private mountain world with rugged terrain, hidden lakes,
and beautiful vistas. Your driver will chat about local lore and history as
you Pinz up and down 10 miles of rugged trails, pass shear rock faces, and
straight down the mountainside
What do you do after you have worked at McLaren as a Senior Manager on the
what is still regarded as the world's best and the world's fastest
production car? Here is the answer, I was Production and Quality consultant
to Automotive Technik in Guildford who made the worlds best and most
exciting off road vehicle.
6 wheel drive Land Rover Defender 6x6
One of these currently for sale:
Hughie at PortalRover built this, and the one that you'll see in the
upcoming The Expendables 2. With Sly Stallone etc. Smart, eh ! You can see
it in the movie trailer.
Have a google for PortalRover if you fancy one ;_
Pinzgauer 712m Sunday Shenanigans
Well Bob and I decided to exercise the Pinzgauer 712m here in the parking
lot just a tiny bit. It's not all that exciting but it was something to do
and it was a boring Sunday afternoon.
I didn't lock up the diffs unless I was going straight... didn't need to
add that undue stress and binding whilst on the pavement.
Today we also learned that the tires were at a VERY low pressure and flop
over pretty bad during the second run over the bump. Got those pumped up
now to 55 psi. Not only is the ride bumpier but it can go faster on the streets!