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The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:44 am

decided that THIS is the best place to annotate the small mods I am doing to the wee twuck.

Of the stuff I have done so far,
not much.

De-ranged did great job of the hooks..

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The airbox has been documented elsewhere, so wont do it again.

latest project has been the design and manufacture of a replacement of THIS....

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with THIS

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It IS rather obvious why. After every trip, I have had to take the factory skid plate off, and beat it back into some semblance fo its original shape.

above THIS is an oil cooler, and I realy dont want to smck a hole in THAT!!!
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Ok, now I am off out to the shed to fit the new plate.

OHHH the TOP of the new plate is flat, designed so when it gets full of dirt cos I been following Wopass again, I can just stuff the end of the water blaster up there and blow all the shit out.

Cunning, neh?

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Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:19 am

That plate looks good, nice job :thumleft:
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Postby DieselBoy » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:15 pm

8) 8) Nice work!!!!!!

Hows the air flow to the oil cooler once its fitted???
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Goose » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:21 pm

Moriarty wrote:

Cunning, neh?


So cunning you could put a tale on it and call it a weasel....... :wink:

Cant wait to see pics of the korando gettin down and dirty!!

A guy I know has one (shiney only!!) 2.9TD 5SP LSDx2, is yours the same?

Should be pretty awesome for near standard!! :twisted:
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Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:35 pm

To DB, NOT oil cooler, colour me silly.... Is aircond condensor! dumb, eh?

this is the plate fitted,
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with a front-on view.

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I may have to gascut drain holes in the bottom of the angles, will wait and see.

The engineering company (NOT the boss, he was out) made a slight fuckup, the closed ends wuz supposed to be at the top, but no!! However, I am gonna run it and see.
Should be ok, to hit THEM open ends, end on, I am gonna do a power of hurt to the twuck first. If I do have to modify it, I will then close the tops with a slight rake to them.

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Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:41 pm

To DB, NOT oil cooler, colour me silly.... Is aircond condensor! dumb, eh?


are you sure? looks bloody small for air con :?
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:46 pm

Goose wrote:
So cunning you could put a tale on it and call it a weasel....... :wink:

Cant wait to see pics of the korando gettin down and dirty!!

A guy I know has one (shiney only!!) 2.9TD 5SP LSDx2, is yours the same?

Should be pretty awesome for near standard!! :twisted:



Well, Goose, she has been grubby once or twice.
Look here....

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and in my album too. page 13 of the users album, "Moriarty's Trips"

others taken and posted here.
http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/modules ... pic&t=2811

Yup, she is a bog standard toy, dunno about the LSD up front tho, but you DO raise an innneresting point. That COULD explain the weird happenings when turning on hard ground and why it did the 42 Traverse on road tyres as soon as it was "run in" (Nearly)

The guy you know with one is wasting it!! they as cheap as shit to buy considering its NEW and, though I shouldnt say this, can do 170 KPH and for all running returns me some 30 MPG or a tad over 10 l per Litre.

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Postby Goose » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:00 pm

Well, his is LSD front and rear, I would say yours is too.......


yeeeeehaaaaaaa!!!!!
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Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:45 pm

Goose wrote:Well, his is LSD front and rear, I would say yours is too.......


yeeeeehaaaaaaa!!!!!



Now THAT is bloody good news and OHH boy, no wonder it is soo good at doing what I ask.


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Postby wopass » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:16 pm

Moriarty wrote:
Goose wrote:Well, his is LSD front and rear, I would say yours is too.......


yeeeeehaaaaaaa!!!!!



Now THAT is bloody good news and OHH boy, no wonder it is soo good at doing what I ask.


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Postby Moriarty » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:32 pm

wopass wrote:if you dont follow me you wont know where your going :roll: and then lord knows where you will end up :lol:


thas true, cos you're the dude with the GIPS!!!

(and I the dude that can shoot!!)

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Postby Moriarty » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:08 pm

Over the weekend, Richie and I put into practice a slight adjustment I had found on an Aussie site.

It is the Ssangyong club in Aussie and they mostly run Mussos, but hell, its the same engine and runnning gear.

The upshot was, they has found out how to increase fuel fflow in the Merc Engines. The Injector p/p is a strangely made german designed unit, and the adjustments are cunningly hidden with true Tuetonic efficiency.

Not to worry, the criminally brained Aussie have that sussed and published the why's and wherefore's on their site.

Sooooo..... we did what they suggested and bloody hell!! a real "seat-of-the-pants" increase in power.

next thing to do is to take off all the stupid save-the-planet emission control gear and do a large bigbore divorce pipe.
Also on the Aussie site.

Now I need to find a dyno that is not gonna rape my bank accout, so i can track improvements if any...

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:17 pm

Latest mods...

Only tyres, thanks to Rob at Naenae Tyre Court, with an honourable mention to Kiwibank who are guarding the vastly diminished bank amount... Pity about the STINKY graphic, but you gotta do these things for mates, yes?

Damn but Twuck looks a whole lot betterer with bigger feet.

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Made a further mod too. in preperation for a decent Rear bumper with built in towbar and recovery hooks

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then, after lunch a couple of weeks ago, went back to where I had parked and found that some ratbag (probably a sparky or plumber) had found my truck, the bastard!!!!! No note, no offending vehicle parked close by, man, am I PISSED OFF!!!


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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:59 pm

Left home at 5:30 am and galloped off to Wellington to meet Taz at WTBS at 8 o'clock
(Wellington Towbars)

As you will see from the previous post, the dumb-ass plastic bumper at the rear sort of "fell off" and needed to replace it.

Me and Taz, actually TAZ, with me making cuppy teas and fetching and carrying etc, did THIS!!! photos taken at night.

will be replaced as soon as daylight returns!!

(edited.... new fotos added)

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The spare has been lowered and moved left a lot. I can see over it properly now, cant even see the tyre in the rear view mirror.

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The new swing away swung away!! At LAST!!! all that weight OFF the door.

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With only the occasional distraction....

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The pivot point.

Taz's idea and a good one, I could not make one as efficiently or as cheap. Certainly not on the small gear I have available.

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Everything was going smoothly until....

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Newly positioned tow hitch.
Its actually 15MM LOWER than Marty's, but he has falcon springs and bigger tyres. My exit angle is vastly improved, the dumb-arse rear top loop is no more, it also ruined dropping off abrupt descents.

Oddly enough, the finished job has only a passing resemblance to what was in my mind when I went in the door.

Wonder how THAT happens? The only thing of my original idea is the fact that the damned thing SWINGS!!!!

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby motorhead » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:15 pm

Looks great Bob. 8)
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby UBZ » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:26 pm

looking good ,almost looks like a real 4wd know :mrgreen:
Just needs sliders and a usable spare.

Are you planing on adding any protection for the rear quarters?
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby taz01 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:24 am

UBZ wrote:looking good ,almost looks like a real 4wd know :mrgreen:
Just needs sliders and a usable spare.

Are you planing on adding any protection for the rear quarters?

shhhhhh......dont need that idea in his head thanks UBZ......its funny though bob had a vision of what he wanted ......and got something completly different.......... :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby UBZ » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:10 am

taz01 wrote:.its funny though bob had a vision of what he wanted ......and got something completly different.......... :lol: :lol:


I don't suppose that had anything to do will all the beer that was involved in the design and fab process.

And you know how much grief we will all have to put up with if the precious singsong gets a dent in it. 8)
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:29 pm

The samsung singsong has sung a song of a vastly different tune. Sounds like an old country and western singer, all coarse and grating of voice, with odd clicks, clanks and jerky movements...

Off back down to spend a morning with Taz, one of the GOOD BASTARDS of this world.

if a picture is worth a thousand words.......

Lots of knuckle bruising gave us this..

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Details of brgs and seals and ABS sensor

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all to find this ........

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as compared to THIS.... we think from a 3.2L petrol Musso??

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However, of little use as its quite a bit bigger, as you can see here

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby taz01 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:39 pm

in all it comes to bit pictured below is FARKED the lsd inside has shit itself .......to make things interesting its a BLOODY WELDED SEALED UNIT !!!!
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby turoa » Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:23 pm

AAh seen one of those things before and he managed to open it for a looksee. Its a crapass bit of engineering those diffs, there is no actual physical drive, it depends on springs and friction etc

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 am

turoa wrote:AAh seen one of those things before and he managed to open it for a looksee. Its a crapass bit of engineering those diffs, there is no actual physical drive, it depends on springs and friction etc


Are you saying that there are NO spider gears at all? How then does it allow for one wheel turning faster then the other when cornering?. Jack the back up, and turn one wheel and the other turns in the opposite direction. All this with clutches and springs? I have just GOTTA yank this thing apart as soon as I find a replacement now. I have to see this for mine own eyes.

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Postby turoa » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:42 am

Moriarty wrote:
turoa wrote:AAh seen one of those things before and he managed to open it for a looksee. Its a crapass bit of engineering those diffs, there is no actual physical drive, it depends on springs and friction etc


Are you saying that there are NO spider gears at all? How then does it allow for one wheel turning faster then the other when cornering?. Jack the back up, and turn one wheel and the other turns in the opposite direction. All this with clutches and springs? I have just GOTTA yank this thing apart as soon as I find a replacement now. I have to see this for mine own eyes.


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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:48 am

turoa wrote:
wait is yours lsd?



More unlimited slip now, Tu!!!

But yes, it did start out life as LSD.

Have you any ideas?

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Postby coxsy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:51 pm

IT must be copied of some other lsd, size it up , is there a diff spec place in welly to help you
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Postby Moriarty » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:14 pm

coxsy wrote:IT must be copied of some other lsd, size it up , is there a diff spec place in welly to help you


Yes, Plobably a Cheep, I will ask them what are Jeep drivers

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:45 pm

At LAST!!! The Good Ole Boys from Palmy came thru...

First bit was to make the new and beautiful chunk of machined-steel-in-a-box now looks like THIS!!!

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THAT was the easy bit, lots of help from more good ole boys and a young feller... Wazzis name, Taz? and with a little encouragement from Stinko.... a vacant space appeared under the Samsung.... What to do with THAT????

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Test drove at around 5PM. A fun job, thanks guys for letting me do the tricky bits myself.

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Started off with 0.007" backlash measured at the tip of the tooth. I should expect it will settle down during running, and I will check after a few 1000K and re-measure, Expect it to open out to around 0.012". Do I re-shim?
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Postby badnuz » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:12 pm

so it worked then??? :)
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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:39 pm

badnuz wrote:so it worked then??? :)


Edit.....


I was gonna be a smartarse...... but relented..

Yup, Badnuz, seems to. Didnt make any funny noises. yet.. A doddle to fit in my application. Be even easier if we had taken the rr axle right out!!! I will start shopping around for a compressor soon. But right now, I am mobile again. Thanks for your help.

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Re: The Korando Project

Postby Moriarty » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:39 pm

Following on........

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Right side front of engine bay The coolest place under the bonnet
Airline is tucked up on top of the chassis rails and cabletied every 150mm to the brake lines, also, comes out of the diff housing top and is cable tied to the flexi line across to the chassis.

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Location of switches, The wires are cable-tied to the side of the footwell, to keep em out of the way of my great clumsy feet.

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