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Forum: 4x4 08-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By darryldickie
Airing down.

Hello Everyone,

At one of the SMB rallies we had a class from George Carousos of Extreme Outback. As I recall his recommendation was to deflate the tire (as measured from rim to the ground) to 80%...
Forum: Sportsmobile Showcase 07-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 966
Posted By darryldickie
Betsy :: 2003 Ford 7.3l SMB 4x4

Betsy :: 2003 Ford E350 (2018-07-14 17:52:36)
Forum: Show & Tell 07-08-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By darryldickie
2003 7.3 Liter SMB 4x4 just detailed

Original Owner. 98500+ miles.
Runs perfectly. All the goodies.
Enjoy
Forum: 4x4 07-02-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By darryldickie
Hello Dig255, Just to clarify, my problem...

Hello Dig255,

Just to clarify, my problem was a leaking seal on the transfer case not the transmission. Sounds like your tranny is the issue. As far as I know the transmission is the standard one...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 07-02-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By darryldickie
Night works for me. I didn't mean to be silly...

Night works for me.
I didn't mean to be silly with in first reply with the bathing suit remark. Like many SMB owners I went crazy trying to get all the goodies and have tried two different shower...
Forum: 4x4 07-01-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By darryldickie
Jeffery, Just left a nice long reply but it got...

Jeffery,
Just left a nice long reply but it got lost in forum land so I'll try a shorter version and hope you understand.

There is an Extension Housing at the rear of the 2x2 transmission where...
Forum: 4x4 07-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By darryldickie
Atlas II seal leak

The oil level on our Atlas II transfer was noted to be above the marker on the transparent tube. Turned out the seal on the transmission side of the case was leaking and allowing transmission fluid...
Forum: 4x4 07-01-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By darryldickie
If you are going through ball joints that often...

If you are going through ball joints that often you might try replacements from Dynatrac.
Are you sure the noise is coming from the front. We had a similar sounding noise for years and only at low...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 07-01-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By darryldickie
Forget the curtain. Wear a skimpy swimsuit while...

Forget the curtain. Wear a skimpy swimsuit while showering. Much less hassle and you get just as clean.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-27-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Hello Greg and DaveB. Thanks to you both for all...

Hello Greg and DaveB. Thanks to you both for all your info and advice. Thanks to you I successfully replaced my Sure Power with a Blue Sea 7622 with remote switch included. My right arm is pretty...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-22-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
You are the man Greg... Thanks much again.. ...

You are the man Greg...
Thanks much again..
Darryl
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-22-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Hello Again Greg, One more question.. (I hope) ...

Hello Again Greg,
One more question.. (I hope)
When wiring the 2146 Switch to the house battery positive, is it really necessary to come from the positive terminal of that battery? Would there be...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-20-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Hello Greg, Thanks to you as well. I love the...

Hello Greg,
Thanks to you as well. I love the videos and think I've finally figured out how to do the change over from Sure Power to Blue Sea.
Wish me luck!!
darryl
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-20-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Dave, Thanks much for the response. I think I...

Dave,
Thanks much for the response. I think I finally have a good enough understanding to switch over to the Blue Sea once I get the required hardware. As my Sure Power is under the coolant...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-19-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Hello DaveB, I'm replying to your post that is...

Hello DaveB,
I'm replying to your post that is almost 4 years so sorry for the delay. I have a Sure Power 1315 with start assist active and just had an issue with undetected Van Batteries going bad...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-13-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Thanks Greg... Clearly I don't understand how...

Thanks Greg...
Clearly I don't understand how the start assist mode functions. My thinking was that if it only activated when the van batteries were in a low state then over time the light would...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-12-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,037
Posted By darryldickie
Great summary and history..

Scalf77,

Thanks much for the wonderful explanation of Separators and Isolators. Wish I had this info years ago.

I first heard about the SurePower Separator at one of the 4x4 rallies. Johnathon...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-25-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By darryldickie
W have a 2003 SMB and had one of the original BFG...

W have a 2003 SMB and had one of the original BFG "D" rated tires on the left rear shred most of its tread. Tire stayed inflated but the left rear quarter panel was crumpled and the bushwhacker flair...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 05-24-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 48,983
Posted By darryldickie
Hello everyone. I have a 2003 chassis with the...

Hello everyone. I have a 2003 chassis with the 7.3 liter engine. SMB 4x4.
I installed the Amsoil remote filtration system myself after SMB had installed the mounting points. Did this because I was...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-24-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By darryldickie
Hella TC-400 Tire Temperature Pressure monitor

After 10 years one of the sensors for my Hella system that is supposed to have a 5 year battery life finally failed. Can't complain can I. Problem is I have been unable to find replacement sensors on...
Forum: Van Body 05-24-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By darryldickie
Hello JoeH, Got my van back yesterday. The ride...

Hello JoeH,
Got my van back yesterday. The ride with the new Fox Shoxs seems smoother and more steady. No more tire scrubbing or thumping sound at low speed from the diff. My air shocks were...
Forum: Van Body 05-22-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By darryldickie
Thanks JoeH, Talked to Peter Del Toro this...

Thanks JoeH,
Talked to Peter Del Toro this morning and he said that the bracket he sent was shorter but that they have used it on old builds like mine. Just a matter of rotating the bracket upwards...
Forum: Van Body 05-21-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By darryldickie
Not really sure where it was Joe. He moved to the...

Not really sure where it was Joe. He moved to the LA area after the depression and started a machine shop. Is it OK to include non van talk here?
Forum: Van Body 05-20-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By darryldickie
Thanks again Joe, Great Pictures. As mine is...

Thanks again Joe,
Great Pictures. As mine is one of the first dozen SMB 4x4 conversions, I don't have as many leafs as in your picture so the geometry is most likely different. The Jasper has...
Forum: Van Body 05-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By darryldickie
Thanks for the info Joe. On my van the original...

Thanks for the info Joe. On my van the original lower mounts were mostly cut off and a custom made mount was welded on the top/side of the axle tube. The replacement mounts look the same but are...
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