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 on: August 22, 2017, 07:01:57 PM 
Started by Jeff Willard - Last post by Scott & Heather
Shoot. It's gone up. I bought several gallons there about three years ago and it was $12.45 a gallon. I have the receipt somewhere filed away. Still $18.40 ain't bad. 20cents cheaper than Evansville lol

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 on: August 22, 2017, 06:58:35 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by bobofthenorth
That makes sense to me Scott.  You'll also have to connect the middle negative to the top positive but you already knew that.

The goal is to keep the total cable length on the negative and positive paths as equal as possible.  I'm not convinced it makes much difference on that short of cables but some know it all will question it if they are obviously different. 

 on: August 22, 2017, 06:39:40 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Scott & Heather
This is the best configuration I could come up with...right? Wrong?

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 on: August 22, 2017, 06:32:47 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Scott & Heather
These suckers are crazy heavy. Stupidly so. And I'm young and buff. Ok last question, can someone draw me a diagram on the best way to set and wire these? I know three fit width wise across the battery bay of my MCI and one has to go long ways in the back behind those three. Something like this, but i keep drawing wiring diagrams and my head is spinning. I have to do this right. Can someone help? 24 volt bus. 4 group 31 12 volt batts. I left out the polarity of the other batts because I honestly don't know how to sit them?? I know two in parallel and then the two sets get wired to each side of the bus negative/ground and positive:

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 on: August 22, 2017, 06:20:48 PM 
Started by MagnoliaBus - Last post by MagnoliaBus
Thank you for you opinions, it's good to know that the cooling system is well sized.
It's just that i don't like all those belts... and i would prefer the fan to run only when needed wiyh an hydraulic motor.
My only concern is the hydraulic line and fitting...we lost a couple of bus here in Montreal from fire due to hydraulic oil leaking from the radiator fan motor on the exhaust manifold and/or turbo.
So i guess from what youre saying that one good rad should be enough. Also, i could use the right side of the engine bay to relocate the engine batteries, since i would put the fresh, grey and black water tank in the storage bay in front of the drive axle.
I know the adage that if it's ain't broke don't touch it...but it's more like i want to build as much as possible a new vehicle.


 on: August 22, 2017, 05:38:35 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by bobofthenorth
I have talked directly to Lifeline AGM battery factory. They said that the power and output of the batteries are directly in relation to how much they weigh. Two 8D's will give 510amp/hr. 5-31 batteries will give about the same. Plus size 31 batteries are a whole lot easier to handle then the 8D's.  Good Luck, TomC

I don't know how the new lithium technology works but with any battery based on lead plates this is absolutely true.  Weight equals capacity.  More weight is better. 

 on: August 22, 2017, 05:24:48 PM 
Started by tomhamrick - Last post by Geoff
It's been a while but I bought one from Wrico in OR a few years ago and he had a few at that time.  Then I got my old one repaired with the guy on eBay for one third the price ($100).


 on: August 22, 2017, 05:19:31 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by Darkspeed
If I needed a 12v/3000w inverter this would be my choice.


 on: August 22, 2017, 05:07:07 PM 
Started by pd-drag - Last post by 4104SoFl
If it is leaking any amount it would not shut down, but keep running. I think>

 on: August 22, 2017, 05:05:11 PM 
Started by pd-drag - Last post by 4104SoFl
Are you sure it has gone bad. If somthing has happen to the wire from the switch it will start up and then shut off pertty quick. Test the wiring first at the solenoid.   
Has the bus been rewired or are you dealing with 50 year old wiring. I had new wires that had been hooked up to the 1956 wire harness. Best of luck to you.

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