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Author Topic: Looking for Turbo stuff.. Yet another odd project..  (Read 3772 times)
DrDave
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2006, 04:00:42 PM »

Participation...

Actually I got slid off to the nether-pages because everyone was so eagerly posting to get their ratings points
and there were no responses after a few days that down the list I went with this one.

The only problem I see with the new board software is that if you get buried and slid off the primary page
your post will be ignored quickly. People don't want to keep wading through a bunch of pages to see older
messages.

And what would be the point of me replying to myself to keep the topic at the top of the list.

I do have better manners than those "others" who post just to see their own profiles updated......newbie's...

Now back to the original subject...... Cool

.... Well... Now that weeks have passed, The project has basically passed to the back burner as I have
been busy with other stuff and hitting "parts needs" dead ends there too...

I bought 2 gas turbine 28 volt generator units at an auction. One had lost all the turbine blades due
to bearing failure. That was the one that I was looking for Turbo-Tubine wheels for as a kind of "what-if",
the other I have disassembled and it also had bearing failures but the turbine wheels are in much better
shape. The efforts were a learning thing and I was trying to determine if there could be some do it yerself
cheap turbo boost project that could be applied to a bus engine that could have been belt driven maybe by the old a/c compressor pulleys.

I am still thinking about that, Just not doing much more than letting brain cells mull things over for a while.

A.I.S.A.S.T ( Age Induced Short Attention Span Theatre )
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006, 04:18:37 PM »

Gosh Dave,

I was really looking forward to a intergalatic phone call.

Gas Turbine generator, Kool.

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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2006, 07:02:41 PM »

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And what would be the point of me replying to myself to keep the topic at the top of the list.

I do have better manners than those "others" who post just to see their own profiles updated......newbie's...


Cute! Some of us caught on to this one ...  mr. jr. member  Wink

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I bought 2 gas turbine 28 volt generator units at an auction.

Well that went right over my head!  Darn. I was hoping it would be something I might actually know something about.

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2006, 04:30:44 AM »

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And what would be the point of me replying to myself to keep the topic at the top of the list.

I do have better manners than those "others" who post just to see their own profiles updated......newbie's...


Cute! Some of us caught on to this one ...  mr. jr. member  Wink

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I bought 2 gas turbine 28 volt generator units at an auction.

Well that went right over my head!  Darn. I was hoping it would be something I might actually know something about.



I have found that it's not always a case of having to know something about working on stuff that is completely new and totally different from other stuff that you have worked on throuout your life. It's kinda like waking up one morning and deciding to go buy a bus and convert it. Sometimes we all do things that to others might seem insane or just stupid mainly because we can! Grin

My grandfather always told me what may seem like poor advice at times to "Learn Everything thing you can about Everything You Can!"
I fear that my problem was that I took that advice way too literally. So didn't specialize in any one thing in life and go make big money being a "strictly educated" and make that big money. As it turned out I became flexible and pretty good doing lots of things and many really well. Hey what's the point of life if you can't experiment with stuff. ( Keeps the boredom away!).

Heck, If it weren't for messing with bus conversions I would probably be dead right now. 10 years ago I suffered massive heart problems that put me down almost for good. So after 6 months of watching grass grow and being broke, I went and bought a bus. Then I bought another bus because the first one was junk and I didn't realize it at the time. I learned lots of stuff to add to my personal knowledge. I converted that bus with no budget and yet managed to get enough done to make it livable.

I did already have a background in RV's and conversions from a previous job some years back which helped.

I am one of those people that cannot pass by a salvage yard without thinking about all the goodies in there that have potential.
I don't see stuff as scrap metal I see it as materials that could be used for other projects. I have owned 5 buses, converted 3 of them and done one for someone else. (low budget job).

The bus is always the big deal, grand scheme and or monument to you your own ingenuity. It can the a lifetime project or the Project of a Lifetime, It can be whatever you want it to be, Your choice.....Never Give Up !

The other little side projects and experiments are for entertainment and bragging rights. I could imagine a bus equipped with a huge
jet engine making a speed record run on the salt flats. Always thought that would be so cool!, Realistic NO, But worth thinking about.

Why be normal anyway, That's no fun.... Wink

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2006, 05:25:54 AM »


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I bought 2 gas turbine 28 volt generator units at an auction.

Well that went right over my head!  Darn. I was hoping it would be something I might actually know something about.


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I have found that it's not always a case of having to know something about working on stuff that is completely new and totally different from other stuff that you have worked on throuout your life. It's kinda like waking up one morning and deciding to go buy a bus and convert it. Sometimes we all do things that to others might seem insane or just stupid mainly because we can! Grin

My grandfather always told me what may seem like poor advice at times to "Learn Everything thing you can about Everything You Can!"
I fear that my problem was that I took that advice way too literally. So didn't specialize in any one thing in life and go make big money being a "strictly educated" and make that big money. As it turned out I became flexible and pretty good doing lots of things and many really well. Hey what's the point of life if you can't experiment with stuff. ( Keeps the boredom away!).

Heck, If it weren't for messing with bus conversions I would probably be dead right now. 10 years ago I suffered massive heart problems that put me down almost for good. So after 6 months of watching grass grow and being broke, I went and bought a bus. Then I bought another bus because the first one was junk and I didn't realize it at the time. I learned lots of stuff to add to my personal knowledge. I converted that bus with no budget and yet managed to get enough done to make it livable.

I did already have a background in RV's and conversions from a previous job some years back which helped.

I am one of those people that cannot pass by a salvage yard without thinking about all the goodies in there that have potential.
I don't see stuff as scrap metal I see it as materials that could be used for other projects. I have owned 5 buses, converted 3 of them and done one for someone else. (low budget job).

The bus is always the big deal, grand scheme and or monument to you your own ingenuity. It can the a lifetime project or the Project of a Lifetime, It can be whatever you want it to be, Your choice.....Never Give Up !

The other little side projects and experiments are for entertainment and bragging rights. I could imagine a bus equipped with a huge
jet engine making a speed record run on the salt flats. Always thought that would be so cool!, Realistic NO, But worth thinking about.

Why be normal anyway, That's no fun.... Wink


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Well said.
I was given the same advise when I was young. I not only march to a different drummer, but I also march in route step with a whole different band.
The adventure is in the journey, not in the arrival.
Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2006, 06:43:02 AM »

Hi Dave,
OK, you old timers on the board might be doin' some leg pulling, but I'll bite.  Have you thought about a railroad locomotive engine rebuilder?  There's one here in my neck of the woods that rebuilds engines for Norfolk Southern RR.  Perhaps they can help you.  If you think that's a possibility, I'll try to put you in touch with them.
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