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Unimog's For Sale / Re: U1300L 37 Unimog Fire Engine for sale
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:15:35 am »
I saw in a previous post you were looking to do forestry work are you going to replace it with something more suitable ?
We'd like to, but it all depends on what we can find at the relevant moment!

Unimog's For Sale / Re: U1300L 37 Unimog Fire Engine for sale
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:02:20 pm »
I'll put the photos on in the morning, sorry guys!

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« on: April 21, 2017, 10:18:01 am »
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Your equipment / Re: Happy Birthday To Me!
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:00:54 pm »
Thanks for that Brian! Ours is an 18 bar system.

Your equipment / Re: Happy Birthday To Me!
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:09:44 pm »
Lol 😉
Well all fitted, all plumbed in, and the solenoid wired up to a button on the top of the dash in easy reach of both passenger and driver 😜
Rob and sue

Your equipment / Re: Happy Birthday To Me!
« on: February 08, 2017, 10:56:35 pm »
Well, it took a bit of time between work days and family stuff, but here 'tis! Unfortunately the garden isn't wide enough to get a shot of the whole thing... but here's the view across the roof now, complete with shiny new air horn. :)
Now all we need to do is finish hooking it up to the air system...
Does anybody know offhand what pressure the auxiliary circuit runs at?

Unimog build threads / Re: ROAD LEGAL AT LAST!
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:42:40 pm »
You're welcome! One of the best things about forums is we can all share info and help each other out. :)

Unimog build threads / Re: ROAD LEGAL AT LAST!
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:59:39 pm »
Definitely not planning to become complacent about it! LOL already in the habit of strolling round whenever we stop to check the hub temperatures by hand... can't see that changing. And good point re contamination.

Your equipment / Re: Happy Birthday To Me!
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:54:27 pm »
Hahaha :D

Your equipment / Happy Birthday To Me!
« on: December 17, 2016, 11:36:35 pm »
Rob knows the way to his woman's heart is via her Unimog!
For my birthday last week (combined with Christmas), he bought me a 63cm Fiamm air horn with snow guard...
Here's a link to the sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyUSrlEY5QY&feature=youtu.be
Just imagine THAT a hundred times louder, resounding across the gardens... hahahaha!
Rob coupled it up briefly to the tyre inflation connection on Hans to see what it sounded like - it sounded like the QEII was coming in to dock!
I can't express how happy this present makes me.

Rob ably demonstrating that even with arms as long as his, the new horn is longer!
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D :D

Unimog build threads / Re: ROAD LEGAL AT LAST!
« on: December 17, 2016, 08:24:49 pm »
Update! It's made it quieter... comparatively speaking, this is a Unimog after all! That seems to be about it, but it's good to know it's done.
We've checked every so often and the hubs have required a wee top-up, especially the driver's side hub. If you have a look at this link, it's a handy and pretty simple fix for what is apparently a recurring problem for the 6-bolt fast axles: oil migration via capillary action, with the hub oil ending up in the axle. It's usually worse on the driver's side, but ours does it a bit on both sides, just to be different.
Link here: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/1528450-drivers-side-portal-box-vent-tube.html
I'm sure some of you will have seen this kind of thing before, but for us and those who haven't, it's a neat solution. :)

 ;) Rob & Sue  :)

General Banter! / Re: Ideas Wanted!
« on: December 17, 2016, 08:14:08 pm »
Your tank looks like a 406 fuel tank :) If it's in good condition i'd recomend removing the drain plug from the bottom and allowing to drain for a few seconds, then put the plug back in. the reason these tanks have the little "bowl" in the bottom of them is to allow water to sink to the bottom of them, the water can then be drained as I just described. Otherwise they eventually rot out!
I haven't seen a drain plug or bowl of any sort on the fuel tank... I'll take a look when we pick it up on Monday!

Unimog build threads / Re: ROAD LEGAL AT LAST!
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:51:12 pm »
Drained and refilled the front hubs and front diff today with Hypoid Gear Oil, 75/90. The driver's side front hub had about 100ml left in the hub, passenger side maybe 200ml... now they both have 250ml in as per the operator's handbook. The diff dropped a bit over 2 litres, and was refilled with 2.5 litres. Going to take it out for a drive tomorrow. :)
Back axle next!

General Banter! / Re: Ideas Wanted!
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:43:14 pm »
I have one inspiration which springs to mind.... sell it!

keep the standard unimog one, and spend your time doing something else.  Aluminium and steel put together isn't a good mix without isolating it from each other to stop corrosion. 

280 lts is around 250kgs as well, so it's going to take more fuel carting it around.

You may have a good point there, Ed... actually several good points... lol

General Banter! / Re: Ideas Wanted!
« on: September 14, 2016, 12:19:01 pm »
Are you going to do long journeys in one day with veg oil ? As you say a lot of weight to carry as a rule Mercedes sized the tanks for one days average use surprisingly small tank if that's the case, One of the reasons the 404 has two small tanks is the flex in the chassis.
It is possible but will require some engineering and consume space.

We think that, as with seemingly everything for these fire truck 'Mogs, the fuel tank is a custom size - we were surprised by its size as we were expecting the average size Mog tank, but it's a 90 litre tank and unfortunately the way the filler spout is attached means that it's virtually impossible to actually get 90 litres in it. Barring its temporary use as an aid to our house move, we shouldn't be making enormously long journeys in it - maybe into NL or Germany for various dog events, and dotting hither and thither on rallies etc. So perhaps this is a project for another time... :)

Cheers for the advice guys!

Rob & Sue

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