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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2017, 06:41:56 AM »
Mounted in the body and slaved to a temporary battery (waiting for more delphi connectors to arrive):





The last pic looks like its looking down because it is. I had to hold the phone up over my head. Any lower and the lights are blinding and just wash everything out. Its actually hard to look at them, they actually are that bright!

I had to square out the body holes, cut the mounting boss off the lights and drill/tap holes in the rear of the housing to attach body mounting brackets (the place for the bolts was there, just not drilled).

Lights off:



Lights on:



In darkness:



Night pic is a little deceptive because of the tree/bush to the immediate front. The big pines behind it were all lit up, but just doesn't show in the pics.

Right around 27!watts each and under 3 amps total to run both.

Pretty good for 26 bucks!

Edit: supermotors seems determined to post pics side ways no matter what I do! Lol! Its an iphone thing from what i can figure...!

I also took the drive clutch apart again and spun up a 0.0781 spring spacer on the lathe to replace the 0.156 spacer. Now its just about perfect. No crunch or walking away shifting at idle, tiny bit of flare before drive to get the rpms up for good pull away.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 09:09:38 PM »
There we go ! Now I won't spill my Beer looking at it   hilarious
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 09:08:50 PM »
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »
here ya go
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:53 PM »
Try and Rotate the pcs in your settings. Look Great but I feel like a Parrott !  rofl

Don't know where "settings" is. You mean on supermotors?  They're right side up on supermotors. It's just an image link here...

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 08:54:49 PM »
Funny for You WFO ! But I almost spilled My Beer !!  rofl
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 08:48:38 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHAH that was funny
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 08:21:33 PM »
Try and Rotate the pcs in your settings. Look Great but I feel like a Parrott !  rofl
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Yeah, I know. I think its an iphone thing and supermotors doesnt have a way for you rotate it.

The lights are actually just sitting there for now. This weekend im going to cut the holes to fit and set them into the body.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 07:38:22 PM »
Wow, that came out really, really nice, even though I had to cock my head 90 degrees to look at it.  ;D

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 06:51:42 PM »
Auugghhhh! My eyes! My eyes! I'm blind! I'm blind!



Hey, I can see again! But everything looks funny now:




27 watt led lights. 45 watts total. 3 amp draw total. Pretty good! Powered them up in the dark garage and they actually throw some pretty serious light. Its not going to get out hundreds of feet, but the argo is going to be slow speed driving and tops out at 18-20 mph anyways.

and the dash layout from left to right: power port panel, tacho/hourmeter, bilge pump panel, choke knob, ign cylinder and a brace of 10 "arb style" switches.



All green backlit.

Should be pretty cool.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 10:16:12 PM »
Alrighty, pretty sure i have the dash layout.

To the right (left to right) of the levers will be choke, key and 10 arb styke switches. Switches will be things like headliaghts, winch, tail lights, L/R/Rear/Front floods, brake blower, etc.

To the left (right to left) will be the bilge pump switch panel, the combination gauge (hour/tach/clock/volt etc) and then a panel to hold a dedicated voltmeter/sual usb charger and a regular 12V socket.

All green backlit of course.

I'm thinking of mounting a gps right behind the kevers and slightly above on the dash. What that will be exactly i havent decided. Hand held gps or some type of tablet (7" perhaps) with an app. The tablet seems the more attractive of the two becuase it can do other things. A handheld will be water tight though. Have to think about it more...

So it should look good and be functional too.

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Had to "pause" on the rewiring. I had to order more delphi connectors with the right number of pins in them. Not a big deal. Gives me time to put more thought into how i want to build the main harness and if i want to leave some extra "room" for future additions....

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 07:53:34 PM »
It take time but just look at what you have when you step back and ponder !!
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 09:26:35 PM »
Not a lot done today, but some.

Continued to rip out the PO wiring debacle. Looking much cleaner under hood now.

Installed the weatherpack connector on the bilge pumps. I wired the automatic pump to the automatic switch and then wired the manual switch to the manual side of the auto pump and put the second pump on the same switch. Reasoning being: if I'm hitting the manual pump (as long ats the float switch hasn't conked out on auto) it's probably a bad situation and I want all pumps going as hard as possible!

I also had to repair some of the engine wiring. Someone had two splices and two butt connectors on the rectifier charge wire. They also had a butt connector and a splice on the engine kill wire. All of it points for failure and increased resistance due to bad/corroded connections.  So I clipped back to good wire, soldered and heat shrunk new pieces of the same gauge wire and then used a 20A weatherpack connector on them. Left decent slack for vibration and strain relief.

still moving slow, but getting stronger every day!

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 12:04:15 PM »
Those Vids will sure point you in the rite direction.
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