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  1. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    Wow, that's a low revving motor
  2. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    First test drive in the truck with the new transmission. I can say it was worth the effort. It sits at 100kph at 2050rpm, and it is much quieter. Pretty happy with the result.
  3. Iain_U1250

    Lowly the Lorry. . .

    Do you guys have various "rules" for overhang - I know here that we are only allowed 60% of the wheelbase. If yours is more than that, then you won't be allowed to bring it to visit Australia. I would make sure, it looks like you have a lot more than that, and you will need to comply with the...
  4. Iain_U1250

    Possible driveline update OM352A to OM906LA

    I think it's good idea, provided there is enough space for everything to fit. The 1970's OM352 motors are quite reliable, but there are limits to what can be done especially as far as emissions are concerned. Doing the complete swap would be easier than a Frankenstein motor / gearbox...
  5. Iain_U1250

    Layout dilemma....

    I'd suggest giving it a practise run by putting a board up at 1229mm and see if you can move around underneath it and do what you want to do on the bed ( assuming it does become a bed) , nothing worse than inconstantly hitting your head. We have 1150mm from top of the mattress to the roof...
  6. Iain_U1250

    Layout dilemma....

    Minimise the overhead storage, but if you platform is you bed, then make sure you have enough headroom. My wife explains it a lot better than I do :)
  7. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    The truck is finally mobile again. No big crunching noises and the gearbox changes nice and smooth. The pneumatic gear change works great. The forward/ reverse change is super quick and smooth. The High/low range takes a few seconds to change. The engraving on the buttons came out...
  8. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    On a small one like mine, I'd say yes, as the transmission needs to go come out at quite an angle, especially if you want to fit a UG100/8 which is quite a bit bigger. I know that if you have a U1700 then you can take it out by pulling back the axles/torque tubes back away from the the with...
  9. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    The shed is looking a bit cleaner now, the front and back axles are now on the truck. The silver trolley in the foreground is what I made to be able to move and align the axles, couldn't have done it without it. The hydraulic jacks enable me to lift the toque tubes. This made it pretty...
  10. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    Thank Pairoa, we are both crazy, but what would the world be without the crazy people who try things. :)
  11. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    It is supposed to be around 360kg, but have not measured it.
  12. Iain_U1250

    Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

    Great fit SImon,
  13. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    HI Simon, hand survived, probably overused it a bit as was quite sore today, but it's getting better. The new gearbox was taller than the old, but it just clears, I had to push it forward when lifting in, then move it back into position. It has about 70mm of clearance, which is enough I...
  14. Iain_U1250

    Unimog Camper under construction

    Been a couple of big weekends working on the truck. First was to take the UG3/40 tranmission out. In order to do that, I had to take the front and rear axles off - to get enough space for the transplant. Then to take out the UG3/100 transmission, which came out quite easily, one I got...
  15. Iain_U1250

    Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

    Very flash Simon,
  16. Iain_U1250

    Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

    Wow, looks great Simon, we painted our shed white inside as well, made huge difference, and we also installed s trip of LED lights all the way around Happy painting.
  17. Iain_U1250

    Making Unimog meet American DOT/EPA emissions regulations?

    Unimog brakes are hydraulic/air hybrid. Air line to the brake booster, but hydraulic to the brake calipers. The emergency brake is spring applied/ air release. It should be possible to convert to hydraulic setup, with a remote booster, but may require a different master cylinder given...
  18. Iain_U1250

    Charging Both Ways

    Same as Sitec, I use a small Facet pump, mine is 12V so I have a bigger choice than those with a 24V truck.
  19. Iain_U1250

    Charging Both Ways

    Facet pump will let fuel through when it is turned off, I have one on each tank which I use for bleeding ( and finding leaks) and transferring fuel between the tanks. I'd recommend getting some of them, it makes bleeding the air out of the fuel system a less than five minute job. If I do run...
  20. Iain_U1250

    Dedicated Heating / Hydronics / Diesel heating thread

    I see that a lot of the northern hemisphere trucks have major heating system, including underfloor heating, multiple radiators and also small windows. I did a some calculation on heat loss based on the insulation we have and figured out I needed about 5kW @ -30C. I doubt we will be spending...
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