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Old 03-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #1219
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LOL, Dave... give yourself a few months... its a steep learning curve!

220 grit on a block..


Then 800g wet...


Then...
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #1220
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Refaced...

Put the hood and grill back on...



And put the Funace screens on...
should help keep some critters out!



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Old 03-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #1221
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Not much to report as things have been busy with the new business, and family in town.

Did make some progress tho...
Tried my CL watertank in place....
Perfect fit!
This tank is 25gallons, thicker construction, and has the level senders already in!
As mensioned before, the 80gallon OEM tank was long gone, and all I had was a thin walled cheap 15g there.
The plan is to have the 25 as the travelling tank, and have the 70 connected by a valve, so it is not normally filled, except when needed for boondocking etc..

Test fit..

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #1222
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Not much to report as things have been busy with the new business, and family in town.

Did make some progress tho...
Tried my CL watertank in place....
Perfect fit!
This tank is 25gallons, thicker construction, and has the level senders already in!
As mensioned before, the 80gallon OEM tank was long gone, and all I had was a thin walled cheap 15g there.
The plan is to have the 25 as the travelling tank, and have the 70 connected by a valve, so it is not normally filled, except when needed for boondocking etc..

Test fit..

Steve, don't forget. I still have the fresh water tank from the 345...
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:30 PM   #1223
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Steve, don't forget. I still have the fresh water tank from the 345...
Thanks Brad, but under my matress is full already... of watertanks!
I am sure there is someone else who needs it!

While I have your attention(or anyone elses!), lets flip to my Genset for an update..

I tested my fuel pumps again...
Bench testing the original proved that it will pump fine once primed... but it seems week on self priming..
The one I borrowed from the Generac genset in the Dodge van was stronger, and pulled a prime from 2' below no prob.

So that is the one I mounted on the Kohler in the MH for testing...

Here is what happened...
Mounted it and connected it as designed, I get no priming of fuel.

Coach battery is fully charged, and will spin and start the 454 fine, yet I am only getting 9v at the coil of the genset...
What I thought was odd, was that several times during the test, the starter on the genset did not engage the ring gear, but just span....

I am wondering if I have a bad solenoid, limiting voltage at start on the genset?
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #1224
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I tested my fuel pumps again...
Bench testing the original proved that it will pump fine once primed... but it seems week on self priming..
The one I borrowed from the Generac genset in the Dodge van was stronger, and pulled a prime from 2' below no prob.

So that is the one I mounted on the Kohler in the MH for testing...

Here is what happened...
Mounted it and connected it as designed, I get no priming of fuel.
It's been long enough I'm not sure I remember the particulars. Have you tried hot wiring the pump directly from the battery side of the generator starter solenoid? If so did it prime itself?

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Coach battery is fully charged, and will spin and start the 454 fine, yet I am only getting 9v at the coil of the genset...
What I thought was odd, was that several times during the test, the starter on the genset did not engage the ring gear, but just span....

I am wondering if I have a bad solenoid, limiting voltage at start on the genset?
Bad solenoid would be as good a bet as any although you could have a degraded connection in any one of the connections causing a problem. Also don't neglect the ground to the generator tray itself. I know you have it on drawer slides now so did you make any provisions for a ground strap from the motorhome chassis to the battery tray/generator itself?

If you didn't that means you're grounding through the bearings on the slides.

Sorry, not much help...

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #1225
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Ok, well at least you agree with my theory Brad!
Yes, I was aware of the grounding issue... I added a temporary ground strap.
I think I am gonna pull the genset out and to do the soundproofing in the next couple of weeks, and I will get a new solenoid then, and renew all the connections.
While it is out, gonna bring it home and really look at everything up close.
The slide conversion needs some detailing, and I was planning to add some isolators under the angle iron.

I think new plugs, points, brush wear etc.

Any ideas on where to get a carb rebuild kit for it?
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Ok, well at least you agree with my theory Brad!
Yes, I was aware of the grounding issue... I added a temporary ground strap.
I think I am gonna pull the genset out and to do the soundproofing in the next couple of weeks, and I will get a new solenoid then, and renew all the connections.
While it is out, gonna bring it home and really look at everything up close.
The slide conversion needs some detailing, and I was planning to add some isolators under the angle iron.

I think new plugs, points, brush wear etc.

Any ideas on where to get a carb rebuild kit for it?
I've been buying all of my Kohler parts from this outfit. Prices were as good as anywhere I found.

Carburetor Repair Kit for 4.5CKM, K301 thru K582 Note: 4.5CKM uses same carburetor.

Condenser for Kohler

Spark Plug RH10C

Does the genset turn over very fast? Mine spins at a pretty good clip when it's trying to start.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #1227
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Thanks for that Brad!

Carb kit and more on the list!

Welded up the original driving lamp holes, as I dont know where I will mount the new ones yet...


Then sanded out and polished the front face of the bumper...


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I don't know what I am more jealous of: The shinny metal or the grass!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #1229
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A month ago, both were bad!
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Yeah! It's a photo that gets people that still have 18+ inches of snow in their yard upset.

Damn I have to move to Belize.
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LOL!
It did rain overnight 2 weeks ago, if that makes ya feel better...

Well, I got the seats cleaned up.
The drivers side will need some stitching redone.




Before I do much with them I want to condition and soften the leather.
I use Leatherique Restoration liquid first... Its a blend of natural oils and emollients(sp!), which you applly and leave to soak in. It softens and pushes dirt to the surface..
You apply it, then bag the seat and leave it to sweat in the heat.



Sweatlodge for leather seats!


The armrest is just held on with one bolt, under a plastic cover... One cover is missing, and the other cracked... I think a polished aluminum plate will work nice!. I will pull up the leather and I am hoping to find a captive nut on the other side, so I can find and add an armrest on the other sides.



Looked at the seat mountings, and I am sure I can make them work...
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And put the Funace screens on...
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Steve,
Where did you get the rectangular furnace vent cover? I'd like to change out my two individual round ones for one like yours.
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