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Offline brando4905

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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2010, 01:12:14 PM »
DRT,

I'm jealous, wish you would come teach me how to rebuild mine!

Just picked up my reworked heads and dropped them off with my mechanic.

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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2010, 04:05:42 PM »
Well, you see, I work at a machine shop!
Comes in handy when the little brother blows up the motor in his subie!! Guess what he's getting for xmas...
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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2010, 05:20:12 AM »
Driven...to Arcadia!
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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2010, 06:01:50 PM »
Well, mine received 3 brand spanking new Halogen headlights tonight! 

And I learned something... headlights burn out at the speed of light!  :D

One was already blown on the high beam, and I had forgotten I needed to replace it.

The other two were mechanical error... or rather operator stupidity...

I don't fully understand it, and will be studying the schematics to see why it happened.

I forgot to hook up the 12v tap on the batteries when I was working on them this fall.  I had left the headlight switch on the last time
I shut off the bus, and when I flipped the master switch on tonight, I saw one go.  Bright 24v flash!
That wasn't good enough. Stupid me had to hit the dimmer switch and take out one of the high beams, too! 

Again, I don't understand why not having the 12v tap would cause this. Somehow it must be providing a ground for the 24v side of the
series connected bulbs. Will have to see if I can figure this one out so I can figure out a way to prevent it from happening again.

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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2010, 06:11:39 PM »
We are remodeling our remodel! New cabinets in the bedroom for TV, electronics and clothes!

It never ends does it! ;)
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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2010, 05:20:06 AM »
421 stainless steel screws, and maybe an 8V92... well it is still early yet, isn't it? ;D
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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2010, 11:45:02 AM »
Bus couldn't wait till Xmas, so I put them on early hehe
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Re: What is your bus getting for Christmas?
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2010, 11:56:39 AM »
Well,

Driven to Arcadia..

But before that I am going to remove the toilet and vanity and get the wall paneling cut and installed.

I get more done with a dead line.. ;D
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