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Old 07-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #29
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wxbouy is correct... dielectric grease is what you want to use, not silicone grease.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #30
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Coleman Mach 8 arrived this week. Man that fan is loud! Maybe not so loud as in deciples, but a very intense sound. Sounds like it is spinning 9000 rpm. Anxious to see how it sounds when installed.

Repaired the battery box with a little ABS plumbing pipe and some MEK. Thanks for the tips Keyair!!!

Making a waterproof box to contain the new fuse panel out of some scrap Coosa 26. Not sure how it is going to work out. Just using fiberglass resin to adhere it.

My son called this week to tell me he was moved from the 3rd squad to the 2nd squad! Great news, he was a red shirt last year. Are you coming to my first game? he asks. Uh, Uh sure son I'll be there. I've got less than 2 weeks, its coming together but not nearly fast enough.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #31
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really enjoy seeing the progress, good work.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #32
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Well, It's official I am not ready for the first game. The project got too involved and a very busy work schedule consumed most of my time. Fortunately Tom Bodet left the light on for us and we will get to see the game.

I picked up the condensate pump for the Mach 8 this week. There were no instructions. I think I see how the pump mounts but I need some help with the wiring and connecting the hose.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:42 AM   #33
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Tom's a great guy and has saved my butt during our extended rehab project!
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:40 PM   #34
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This project has been on the back burner for a while now. Spent all last season tailgating from Wisconsin to Alabama out of the trunk of the car. Time to get this project completed and do some serious tailgating.
Finished up the Coosa Board riser with the new fuse panel. Not sure just how strong it would be just gluing it together, so I wrapped the back side with a layer of fiberglass cloth and resin. Bought a crimper to crimp the end of the 4ga wire, it makes quick work of it.
Have the solar charge controller, Boondocker, and new batteries sitting on the floor in the shop. Lets Rock!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:19 PM   #35
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In order to make space for larger batteries I am switching the location of the coach and engine start batteries. I am using two marine deep cycle batteries for now. I can just squeeze them in the lower compartment but, there was no room to make the connections. I made these copper adapters so that I can make the connections without arcing the top of the box. If that does not prove to be enough capacity I can cut the bottom of the compartment out and fabricate a drawer like the ones used in newer motorhomes.
Just about finished with the wiring. Need to mount the Boondoker and the SC 2030 solar controller.
Looks like I need to pull the trigger on some solar panels next. I am open to suggestions. I like the appearance of the flat panels that glue right on the skin but, they don't really have a proven track record.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:11 AM   #36
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Very nice work! Is that a trimetric shunt on the right side?
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:32 PM   #38
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Yes, I bought it all from Best Converter.. Fuse box , 2030 Moniter, 2030 Solar controller, 75 amp Boondocker. I need a couple solar panels now. What will work best? Hmmmm
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You are looking the same way We are. We want to go with flexible panels for look but reviews are not great


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Looked at every hardware store in town for suitable grommets to run wires through the aluminum framing. Could not find anything I liked. I came up with this idea. I used 1/2" pvc water pipe and couplings. Cut the pipe an inch longer than the framing member and glue a coupling on both sides.
Got the wiring done on the drivers side, fabricated a piece of aluminum to seal the end to the sidewall, Counterflashed that with a larger piece, finally I will install the inner fender. Lets hope that keeps it dry.
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What an awesome idea!

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Looked at every hardware store in town for suitable grommets to run wires through the aluminum framing. Could not find anything I liked. I came up with this idea. I used 1/2" pvc water pipe and couplings. Cut the pipe an inch longer than the framing member and glue a coupling on both sides.
Got the wiring done on the drivers side, fabricated a piece of aluminum to seal the end to the sidewall, Counterflashed that with a larger piece, finally I will install the inner fender. Lets hope that keeps it dry.
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Finally got the wiring to the point where I can install the floor boards at the drivers and passengers seats. Installed the battery box on the driver side, the engine battery now resides here. Since the Boondocker is much smaller than the Univolt I was able to mount the solar controller in the same space.

Ever since I replaced the exhaust system the tail pipe on the drivers side has sagged. Since it is directly below the storage box there is no room for a hanger above it. Got an idea from looking at the hanger on my Bonneville. Cut a hanger out of a FWD Oldsmobile and reworked it. That should solve the problem.
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