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Wirring the ARB Fridge

Wirring the ARB Fridge

From ARB’s Tech Bench.
Proper ARB Fridge Power Supply
With the introduction of the new ARB Freezer Fridge that utilizes a highly sophisticated power supply with low voltage cut-off and fault code diagnostic system we’ve found these units are very sensitive to poor performing power sockets and the associated circuits of the vehicles they are used in. Typically
the problem plugs are at the rear of a vehicle and the problem is low voltage at the socket. The result is a fridge that …

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Communications Upgrades

Communications Upgrades

In my Land Cruiser I use a CB radio and Cell phone for most on road and trail communications. Around camp and hiking I use a FRS/GMRS radio. I decided to make a few upgrades in the Land Cruiser to make communication easier and more reliable.
For the cell phone, I have added a Wilson Electronics 3 watt booster and external antenna.  At the time they didn’t have the cradle, but my old Motorola phone had an antenna port …

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Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

I had a customer that got tired of replacing re-manufactured stock power steering pumps on his Land Cruiser. He wanted to use a Saginaw pump, and was removing the AIR pump at the same time. At first I was going to use a pre-made bracket that directly replaced the stock pump and mounted to the cylinder head. We were also going to have to install and idler in place of the AIR pump, so I decided to …

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Moose Industries Snow Plow on a Land Cruiser

Moose Industries Snow Plow on a Land Cruiser

After I we had a big winter snow in 2008 I started looking for a snow plow to put on one of the Land Crusiers. I looked on EBay and Craigslist. It was a good time to be selling a plow. It isn’t that often the Puget Sound area gets that much snow and everyone was looking for someone to dig them out. I found the lite weight plow on ebay from a fairly local seller, …

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York Compressor on a ’73 FJ40

York Compressor on a ’73 FJ40

I recently installed a snow plow on the front of my ’73 FJ40. It is a nice lite weight plow made by Moose Industries in Alaska. They are no longer in business but the owner, relocated to the Portland, Oregon area, had his last stock of them for sale on Ebay last winter after we had our big snow. The plow uses a pneumatic cylinder to lift the plow and gravity to drop it and has most …

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