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Old 08-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #29
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Baby steps.
-still faster than my snail pace

Won't take long to put it all back together!
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Wow, that's awesome AirRowan. Your blog too. Keep on inspiring. It's hot muggy and buggy here too and the classic always beckons when it's the hottest
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #30
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #31
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I am breathless after looking thru your Blog!
The Diesel Conversion and the Boat?
And I think I take on too much?
Goodness me!

I have a question about your 345...
You towed that heavy old boat, so you have an idea how the brakes on the MH stood up..
I am sure you will have a jake or exhaust brake option with your conversion, but with the extra weight, and your clear intention to tow, have you any plan to do any brake upgrade or mods?
Based on your "Go for it" attitude, i would love to know what you think you might do?
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #32
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Keyair I am not rilly changing any thing with the hydraulic brakes just adding a diyode and a pot to the tag axel brakes. I like the pendulum brake controler (tag axel: has true concurrent braking) but there is no way to apply the brakes if you neet to (the pendulum only works if the primary brakes work) so with my system if you lose primary braking (belt brakes etc.) all u need to do is turn this pot and voila you have some brakes.
The duramax has exhaust brakes thanks to its variable vane turbo and the 6 speed allison that u can select the gear with on the column shifting button.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:37 PM   #33
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You got that bad boy on the road, yet?
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #34
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First day back on the Airstream in 2 months. It is raining cats and dogs down here and i can not work on the boat (it is outside) so inside airstream it is :-).
Now if I could only remember all the parts/wires etc. :-(
I plan on moving back in this month so i need to get it closed up.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #35
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Air, that is one HUGE undertaking on your part! Looks great so far. Can't wait to see the end result. Maybe you could video your 'maiden voyage' and post to YouTube?
Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:32 PM   #36
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It would sure be cool, since this is mostly a tech forum, to be able to enlarge pics to full screen size. MODS, can it be done? I currently have blank space next to this post, what for?
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:22 PM   #37
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Interesting Thread! Can't wait to see how it comes out. I've retrofitted 3 classic vehicles with modern drivetrains. Two classic Broncos got 2000 Explorer 5.0s and a 68 Mustang got a 94 Mustang 5.0 HO. The wire harnesses were the most work.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #38
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I currently have blank space to the right of this post, what for?
Still waiting for an answer, give it to Vin The Rookie to explain why. :confused
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #39
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It runs!!!! But apparently I have exceed my upload allowance so i can not post any pics sorry :-(
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #40
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Thats great to hear!
Bet you are jazzed!
More info!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #41
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Where to start? (pun intended :-) About a week ago I first turned the motor over by jumping it at the solinoid; not to start it, just to move fluids around. Later on, after all systems were ready, I turned the key for the first time..... The lights came on the dash but as soon as it was turned to crank power went out :-(
Checked all fuses and relays and found that the crank relay had no ground. After two days of pulling everything apart and reading 90 pages of schematics, I found the problem. The only part of the original Airstream that I kept (dash systems/lights) was the wiper module wipers and switch. well the 5 pinned (2008 duramax) wiper motor conection plug had the ground for the crank relay!!!&@@) what if u had a short in the wiper motor and needed to unplug it? the truck would not run (dumb engineer)!
Later, I took it out on its maiden voyage and found that the tranny allison 1000 drinks a lot of fluid (4 gal) every gear it shifted into I had to add 2qts to get the thing moving again.
I plan on taking it out again latter today.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #42
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There is a video of it on my wife's blog svrowan.wordpress.com apparently there is no more space for photo up loads on this site.
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