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Postby plateaucal » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:18 pm

Hit the owner up. Let's buy it.
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:28 pm

You know me too well, I checked every store in the area. No owner raised their cup.

The interweb must have a source.

Bad news on Costa Rica....the whole country is smoke free. I'm down to four matches. You can't ask for them either. Still, being a greasy American I type from my hammock with a nice cross breeze with Fidel's gift to capitalism in place.

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Postby plateaucal » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:47 pm

David...you are a minor god.
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Postby plateaucal » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:48 pm

That must be number 28 or so?
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:49 pm

Greetings,
We are getting reverse readings on the new fuel float/level sensor/sending unit bought from Colombia. Is there anything Eddy needs to know?

Issue - The gauge reads backwards and the needle goes past full and not completely empty.

I am sending a hand full of gauges up to APT for rehab tonight. All of the gauges had voltage issues.

Any help would be appreciated, as always,

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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:34 pm

Greetings,

Eddy has exchanged the generator for a GM alternator.

It appears the fuel sending units from Columbia are set up for post 1970 gauge clusters as it reports in reverse to vintage fuel gauges.

Soooo...I've had Chuck up at APT Instruments reverse the F and E on one of the gauges I sent up.

It is the only thing I can think of.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:16 pm

Sorry, but my OCD really hates seeing those batteries there. :shifty:
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:21 pm

RiverPatrol,
I am having to accept it for now. However, the OEM location under the seat is not very easy to access.

I think next year I put it back to OEM but with remote terminals so jump starts don't require seat lifting.

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Postby mdawg4x4 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:16 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Greetings,

Eddy has exchanged the generator for a GM alternator.

It appears the fuel sending units from Columbia are set up for post 1970 gauge clusters as it reports in reverse to vintage fuel gauges.

Soooo...I've had Chuck up at APT Instruments reverse the F and E on one of the gauges I sent up.

It is the only thing I can think of.

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And that is not a bat-er-y, it is a bach-ry!!! Just sayin' before I get corrected!
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Postby jwgreen » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:09 pm

And that is not a bat-er-y, it is a bach-ry!!! Just sayin' before I get corrected!
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:51 pm

Thank you both for those keen observations of my newest mosheen!

If you will come on over here and Patrol with me we can settle this spellin bee with a spilling bee....and I'll supply the stuff for spilling.

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Postby plateaucal » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:50 pm

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.
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Postby Esteban » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 am

The location of the battery compartment is great for endurance, but terrible for inspecting or servicing. But with the limited use we give to our Patrols these days I think is something we can live with.

There’s no heat from the engine bay to affect the battery at all. My current battery has already 16 years of age! Not at top performance but still good. I attribute that to the location to a great extent.

Patrols from the mid 70s came with a bigger cover so it was slightly better to inspect it, ut to change the battery you still needed to remove the seat.

David’s arrangement of two batteries is nice!
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:04 am

plateaucal wrote:
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.


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Postby Esteban » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:08 pm

RiverPatrol wrote:
plateaucal wrote:
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.


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