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Postby Flaggoni » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:50 pm

I’m with River on retaining the original location. (Despite a drawback or two)
The low and centered position also also keeps the CG in a better place.
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Postby plateaucal » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:01 pm

RiverPatrol wrote:
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RiverPatrol wrote:Sorry, but my OCD really hates seeing those batteries there. :shifty:
Well, my first time on the road with my freshly restored Patrol, I went to the hardware store. On my way out I saw smoke roiling out of the passenger compartment. I pulled the seat forward, popped the battery cover to watch the cable melting down. Ran back in grabbed a pair of pliers and pulled the wire before it started on fire. Still don't like that thing sitting under my seat.


I identify as an anal purist. 8-)


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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:16 pm

In time the batteries will find their way home.
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Postby cruiserbrett » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 pm

Costa Rica is a fun country! Rained the entire time we were in Arenal, though! Did you visit the butterfly sanctuary?
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 pm

Hey Brett,

Glad you are recovering. You are doing a great job on getting your Patrol back in the bush. No, we didn't have time for that but the weather was perfect. We got some great pictures of sloths, multiple vipers and a monkey or two. Even several days without clouds around the top of the volcano.

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Postby L60Boerne » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:29 pm

Greetings,

Eddy has Phoenix Patrol together. The amp and fuel gauge reads backwards.

I am having APT switch the F and E on a gauge so that solves the fuel gauge. Any ideas on the amp gauge?

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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:12 pm

I think if you reverse the two leads on the back of the amp gauge it should fix it. I think that was necessary when the polarity is reversed on the battery since they were originally a positive ground. Esteban can verify. I think Togo's amp gage still reads reversed.
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Postby moore_rb » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:44 pm

Yup, if the ammeter is reading backwards, just switch the wires around... :handgestures-thumbup:

The wire from the starter/battery + should be aligned with the + side of the ammeter, and the wire that goes from the ammeter back to the fuse block should be on the - side
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:14 am

Greetings,

New Issue - we have searched the forum with no clear solution in the threads.

Doors will not stay shut - Eddy thing star gears are worn. Any suggestions?

Patrolling with unsafe doors,
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Postby 50car » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:56 pm

This is a 1966 vehicle? I will look through my stuff to see what i have in door parts stashed away that i don’t need.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:06 pm

Thanks Jeff.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:23 pm

Greetings Patrollees Worldwide,

Thank God work on Patrols are considered essential services.

Here Phoenix Patrol enters the paint and body portion of it's life.
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Postby r1lark » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:22 pm

Good deal David! What color will it be?

By the way, were the rear fenders already radiused, or did you do that?
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:25 pm

Greetings,
I'm in limbo on the color. I have friend who wants a Patrol after seeing mine in CO last summer. I had a deal to sell this one to him. Then, by the time Eddy rebuilt the mechanical it was just too expensive. Sooo I offered him my 62 with full disclosure on both. Then COVID hit and he had to back away...for now.

Now I am stuck. For me, I need 100% mechanical integrity....which this one has.

But I need a blue Patrol for the Lake City 4th parade where I plan to sport a R, W and blue one, as well the tan 65.

To make a long story shorter the only thing for sure is that the interior will be grey and we are fully restoring the doors and windows. OEM seats will be more or less buckskin.

The seller says the rear wells are stock, just a bolt on black flap/fender extension. It seems to have a 2" lift. It is rust free with a very strong motor and transmission.

But... because I'm not a mechanic it did not come cheap. I hate to say what I have in my 62.

Sorry for the long story.
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Postby plateaucal » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:00 am

The cup holders are awesome. That should help keep your crotch dry on those rough sections.
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