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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2009, 09:17:40 AM »
Looks Great Jack!!!!
One question, It may be an optical illusion in the lower picture, but is the red hose(fuel line) rubbing on that pulley at the at the back of the bus right hand side as you are looking at it?

Optical illusion. I clears by about 3/8" and it stiff enough that it is not gonna move.  Jack
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2009, 09:21:50 AM »
Oh boy oh boy is it running yet?
They always look so nice when the engine is put back in.
Any reason why or why not you didn't wrap the exhaust cross over pipe when you had it out?
Thanks for the pictures
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I did not wrap the crossover for a couple reasons.  We do not need to keep the heat in the pipe for a turbo and our engine compartment rarely gets over 150 degrees (per RV safety Systems Fire Dectection System monitor).  I was also concerned that the wrap would allow moisture to condense on the pipe when the pipe cooled down in our humid environmenmt and hold the moisture leading to rust formation.  Jack
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2009, 09:25:58 AM »
IT'S ALIVE!!!
The engine started within about 5 seconds when I hit the starter.  YES!  Jack

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2009, 09:27:52 AM »
Man Jack, that is great. That is such a clean looking install. I am impressed. Now, how many bluegrass CD's did you go through in the project ;D ;D ;D.

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2009, 09:34:07 AM »
Now, how many bluegrass CD's did you go through in the project ;D ;D ;D.

God bless,

John

Jack has a better setup on that too, he has a Bluegrass station on XM playing in the shop all the while working.  No changing CD's with dirty hands.

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2009, 09:46:48 AM »
Mike,

I am not at all surprised. XM is great for that. For me I use my Ipod, but I don't have the same selection as XM.

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2009, 11:08:46 AM »
Good job Jack! Glad it all went your way.I get all inspired (again) looking at that clean engine bay,and the motor ,she's a lookin goood!

 Whens the trial run,very Anxious to hear a review of the results,keep us posted ,please :)
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2009, 02:48:19 PM »
Good job Jack! Glad it all went your way.I get all inspired (again) looking at that clean engine bay,and the motor ,she's a lookin goood!
Whens the trial run,very Anxious to hear a review of the results,keep us posted ,please :)

Hopefully tomorrow.  I still need to reprogram my tachometer for the new 24 volt alternator, complete the Jake Brake wiring, and open the air purge valve on the defroster.  I will probably make a test run before reinstalling the rear bumper and hitch.  Jack
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2009, 03:50:30 PM »

Looks Great Jack!!

Now you will have to post pictures in increments like every 100 miles or so to see how dirty it gets in there :D
It's all fun and games til someone gets hurt. ;)

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2009, 03:59:08 PM »
Looks Great Jack!!
Now you will have to post pictures in increments like every 100 miles or so to see how dirty it gets in there :D

Hey, this is a DD, why do you think I took so many photos BEFORE it comes out of my shop LOL.  Jack
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2009, 04:29:47 PM »
OK, here is a link to the second time I started the engine.  I did not have the camera set up the first time.  Jack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI4lehEiDJ8
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #71 on: April 07, 2009, 04:41:05 PM »
Videos wow that was great, adds a whole new prospective on RV conversions.
Wish i had your skills.  Keep up the posts there awesome.  Hopefully more will post Videos on Youtube.  Having video gives a better look.
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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2009, 05:02:09 PM »


Nice Jack,   Sounds Good!

Was that your stunt double with the loose jacket around the belt? ;)


Like how it fired right up and shut right down too, must of been aired up.
It's all fun and games til someone gets hurt. ;)

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #73 on: April 07, 2009, 05:08:14 PM »
Wow Jack, that sounded awesome! Good job there my friend. Now go out and get that thing dirty! ;D

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Re: The Fun Begins
« Reply #74 on: April 07, 2009, 06:33:13 PM »
IF YOU'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE, YOU'RE TAKIN UP TOO MUCH SPACE.