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 on: October 29, 2014, 03:24:24 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
Advice taken. Will do...

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 on: October 29, 2014, 02:59:26 PM 
Started by TomNPat - Last post by chessie4905
"steel tent conversion" Best pace for a school bus would be craigslist or scrap yard.

 on: October 29, 2014, 02:59:14 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by LuckyChow
Lin, the VIP model for my Gillig Phantom was the VIP10-MK1.

 on: October 29, 2014, 01:45:10 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by bevans6
We had M-109 self propelled 155's too, but I never drove one.  My engine is (or was before I got at it) the exact same spec as the M-109 engine, but being from an M-110 self-propelled howitzer it had the turbo hung off the back.  The M-109 had it hung off the side so it would have been about 100 hours less to convert to a bus engine...

Good to hear from another Gunner.


 on: October 29, 2014, 01:07:16 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by Lee Bradley
That was a military cold start system. I drove a self-propelled 155.  Allis Chalmers used a diesel fired heater on the 3,4 and 6-71s dd in their crawler tractors built in the 1940's. It was mounted on the air chamber in place of one the covers. In the 1950, they went to a ether system.

 on: October 29, 2014, 12:58:55 PM 
Started by krcevs - Last post by krcevs
Just priced out the 30# tanks and they are 70 bucks each. I'm thinking of a dual 2 tank setup with an auto switch so i can pull 2 tanks for refill. Is black iron piping about the best way to run a manifold for the furnace, stove, fridge and hot water heater?


 on: October 29, 2014, 12:50:42 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by oltrunt
I've made the list.  Now all I have to do is remember to use it.  I've driven into the garage with the slide out extended.  I've driven into the garage with the top extended.  I've even backed out of the garage with the garage door partially closed, but I've never driven off still plugged in---yet---give me time!?!  I think this qualifies for the adage "its hard to get good help when you do it yourself". Embarrassed  Jack

 on: October 29, 2014, 12:29:30 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by Lin
I switched to an 18" VIP.  They were surprisingly reasonably priced if you did not want wood or leather.  Make sure you get the right one for your unit though.  There are different setups for different horn button wiring.  I originally got what they called the Peterbuilt unit, which did not work with the horn wiring of my Gillig steering column.  They exchanged it for what they called the Mac unit, which did the truck (or is it trick?).

 on: October 29, 2014, 12:19:50 PM 
Started by sparkplug188 - Last post by Lin
I recently replaced/added a fuel sending unit to my 5a.  I liked the Wema unit. Maybe I was dealing with the wrong person, but they made a really big deal about how my plate, which had the same pattern as theirs, was rotated differently, how they would have to alter their factory production line just to accommodate my slightly different orientation, and how that would involve extra custom manufacturing charges. 

I also looked at the Centroid unit, which was fine.  They had a reasonable method for matching the plate orientation.  However, they were really quirky and made it difficult to put in the order.  While waiting for them, I contacted Luke who had a float unit he said would work, so I went with that.  It seems to be fine, but I will not know if it hangs up anywhere until I use a bunch more fuel.

 on: October 29, 2014, 10:53:42 AM 
Started by Geom - Last post by bevans6
My 8V-71T had an air box heater that injected diesel fuel mist into the air box and a spark plug.  Just struck me as wrong...  Maybe it only worked when the engine was cranking or something.  I didn't bother to figure it out, I just took it off and tossed it.


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