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Old 03-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #1711
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i've had good luck with this:

Lot of guys over on Jeep Forum have used this. Put it right over the rust and said they've never had another problem with it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #1712
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I also have never used POR15, but the stuff is supposed to be awesome. Self leveling, clean finish, easy to use. But a bit expensive.

Some of the restoration guys over on www.garagejournal.com love it.

(By the way, garagejournal is a very cool web site for tool/garage/fabrication geeks, check it out!)
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #1713
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POR 15 is easy to use and great stuff. In my opinion, worth the money. I've used it in my VW bug Convertible resto project, and I'm sold.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:10 AM   #1714
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Some scary coincidences

Hi Geek, Hows it going?


I loved your sprinter write up on Sprinter Source... and my jaw dropped when i saw you also had a 990...


I have a 2007 NCV3 LWB which is currently being pimped out for me at www.reisevan.de , I ride a 990 ADV, and my name is Edward.



its a small world ain't it?

I will post a write up on here when its done - sadly... i am not a great Wrench... so all the hardwork is being done for me...


So now a practical question - the BFGs you had put on - do they just fit straight on, no rubbing, no issues to date? The van looks soooo much better with them than the stock Conti Vancos that I currently have on mine...

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #1715
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Holy cow! There's TWO of em?!





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Old 03-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #1716
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Good to meet you Edward

Talk about small world syndrome...

Back in 2004 I lived in North Texas and rode sportbikes. I met another guy from Austin Texas who also rode sportbikes. Both of us are named "Edward Thomas Walker" and both of our father's are named "Thomas Walker" (but not the same guy.. we checked)

I wonder if he owns a sprinter and an LC8 now?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #1717
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Now that's freaky!

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #1718
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wow!!!! the Edward zone!!!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #1719
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So the rivnuts arrived



These suckers are pretty beefy!



...now just waiting for the tool to arrive.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:37 AM   #1720
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Talk about small world syndrome...

Back in 2004 I lived in North Texas and rode sportbikes. I met another guy from Austin Texas who also rode sportbikes. Both of us are named "Edward Thomas Walker" and both of our father's are named "Thomas Walker" (but not the same guy.. we checked)
Dang, you might have just one-upped my evil twin story.

Met another Nick Davis once, on a camping trip at Deception Pass up in Washington. This alone is way cool when you're like 12, but this kid turned out to have the same birthday as I did, one year older. And we had exactly the same cheapass K-mart digital watches, set within a few tenths of a second of each other.

Okay, that sounds dumb now that I typed it all out.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:25 AM   #1721
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So now a practical question - the BFGs you had put on - do they just fit straight on, no rubbing, no issues to date? The van looks soooo much better with them than the stock Conti Vancos that I currently have on mine...

On that subject, is there a way to recalibrate the speedo so it is accurate with the larger tires? I am thinking I will go with similar tires once my stock ones wear out. I am way to cheap to do it while there is still good rubber on these.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:47 AM   #1722
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So the rivnuts arrived



These suckers are pretty beefy!



...now just waiting for the tool to arrive.
In a pinch I have used a socket head cap screw full threaded nut and 2 washers to set them in confined spaces.

On the cap screw and spin the nut up against the head add washers and insert.
Insert in the hole holding the cap screw still wrench the nut down (gear wrench helps) compressing the insert till it is clinched.


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Old 03-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #1723
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you might could make some extra $$ with that riv-nut tool there Geek.

Talk to your LBSes. You'll get frames in with loose riv-nuts and the shops don't have any way to repair em.

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #1724
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simple rivnut tool

I have one of the squeze handle types for aluminum rivnuts but just saw this one and figured it would be handy for hard to reach spots, or for steel rivnuts.



http://www.rivetsonline.com/to-aa184.html
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #1725
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I finished my taxes this weekend... I can now resume spending

House batteries & charger are 1st on the list.

Does anyone know if the Odyssey brand batteries are actually better?



They target the Optima batteries I was considering specifically with their marketing


"Featuring rugged construction and packed tightly with pure lead plates, the non-spillable AGM design ODYSSEY battery protects against the shock and vibration that can quickly destroy other batteries. And the pure lead plates mean more power—twice the overall power and three times the life of conventional batteries—up to 400 cycles at 80% depth of discharge!"

I don't mind spending the extra money if I'm getting maximum aH per pound on board and the things are going to last longer...

Looking at two models in their marine lineup:

34M-PC1500 = 55lbs = 135 minutes @ 25 amps = 22 hours @ 2.5 amps
31M-PC2150 = 78lbs = 205 minutes @ 25 amps = 34 hours @ 2.5 amps

.. or two 34M-PC1500s = 110lbs = 44 hours @2.5 amps.

"Useable" would be 50% of these numbers....

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