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Old 07-27-2018, 02:31 PM   #701
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Hey John.......remember this saying ??? ďNever Late With A V8Ē ???
Based on my experiences with 6.5L GM diesels, I'd rather be late with a Cummins than never arrive with a V8.

Sorry Bob, but I'm with John on this, real diesels are never V anything; way too many secondary imbalances.

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Old 07-27-2018, 05:10 PM   #702
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Iíve been driving a 8.2 Litre Detroit for 29 years, daily Snap-On truck, as you all know the first engine lasted 28 years, so put that in your pipe and smoke it ! Some day hopefully weíll all be on a caravan together and weíll really see.....Regards, Bob
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:17 PM   #703
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You know I'm just trolling you Bob.

I have a trolling reputation to uphold.....can't troll newby's, as they don't know my sense of humour.

I know you can dish out as good as you get.

Detroit has made some fine V8 diesels over the years, but many more inline diesels have made the honour roles.

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Old 07-27-2018, 08:06 PM   #704
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Absolutely.....It's all good, hope to see you guys soon.....in my rearview mirror ! LMAO
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:12 AM   #705
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Absolutely.....It's all good, hope to see you guys soon.....in my rearview mirror ! LMAO


Looks like a new get together event!

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Old 07-28-2018, 02:32 AM   #706
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Can the gasser guys join in?

I would take Brad's fuel injected 474 pulling 7000lbs over any plodder pulling the kitchen sink.

Geez, I would even take Bella's little 350 over double the weight!
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:19 AM   #707
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Martin you gas boys would do well for the first few miles until you came to the first gas station. Jus sayin.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:38 AM   #708
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These are the Cummins number I'm shooting for with modifications.....230 hp and 605 lb-ft torque, maybe even propane injection........in a 8,500 lb vehicle lightened up with Coosa through out and smaller 16" wheels for better acceleration........

I'll be pulling my toad and ready to go for pinks with anyone doing the same.

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Old 07-28-2018, 06:07 AM   #709
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The diesel conversion has been a big front......the real deal is the flux-capacitor install......just saying.......Regards, Bob
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:45 AM   #710
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The diesel conversion has been a big front......the real deal is the flux-capacitor install......just saying.......Regards, Bob
Bob, for a lot less money than your planned diesel conversion you can buy a Flux Capacitor right now for a lot less money......
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:46 AM   #711
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My wood guy came through with the new panel assembly for the tank monitor system and onan start panel to replace the original set up. Finished up some more wiring and relocated the kitchen wall outlet lower with a GFI duplex outlet. I am going to get the front driver and passenger windows tinted next week to try and cut down on the sun load. Regards, Bob
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:48 AM   #712
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:35 AM   #713
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Another full day yesterday.....new SeaLevel II tank monitor system installed, all tanks calibrated, pretty cool system, canít figure out how it works, but it works great ! I used the water heater switch on the kitchen monitor panel for the new fresh water fill solenoid for the 100 gallon tank under the bed, only took 10 mins to fill the tank ! Although there were only 4 wires on the remote generator start/stop switch it took me over an hour to get it working....come to find out I cut the start wire when I was getting rid of the extra wire in the overhead console ! LOL...My aluminum guy screwed me and cut the sheet to short, so I decided the new sheet will extend all the way past the kitchen sink.....I think the whole wall will look better done in aluminum than just half. Iíll get the new sheet on Monday. Regards, Bob
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:37 AM   #714
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:40 AM   #715
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:35 AM   #716
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Bob,

What you using for a tank for the generator until you convert the main tank over.
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #717
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I really donít know what Airstream was thinking when they installed the original tank sensors, all of the tanks have the sensor holes in them for the better style tank sensors that were available at that time yet they used the cheapest foil type resistance sensors that may have worked when these motor homes left the factory, but honestly if they stayed on the tanks past the warranty period I would have been amazed.....also I canít see how they could have had any accuracy because if the way they were mounted.....again, another fine example of making money by mistake. Regardless here are some of the final pictures of the tank sensors installed. Many thanks to my friends at See Level in Canada for manufacturing a quality product. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #718
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I picked up the sheet of aluminum for the kitchen wall and it is now installed. It is already 86 degrees here, would be unbearable inside if I didnít have the AC on. Iíll try and finish the range hood and outlets tomorrow. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 08-07-2018, 01:01 PM   #719
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Looking awesome!

Do you find the air nibbler the easiest way to get those holes in the aluminum?

I need to redo a previous owners great job trying to shove a 110 outlet in a piece of sheet metal poorly cut with dull tin snips...
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:48 PM   #720
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That was probably the factory, have you seen their work ???
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