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Old 10-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #281
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[quote="roach711" but with great respect.[/quote]


"RESPECT" key word there......

I know want you mean.....
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #282
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Having followed this thread form the beginning and seen your work, I have no doubt that genny with the relocated controls will start and run fine on the first try. If you told me the next phase was to install a flux capacitor and turn the bus into a time machine, I'd believe you and simply wait patiently for the photos.

On another topic I'd like some clarification on that enclosure exhaust tied into that heater. Is it tied into a double wall duct around the heater's flue or are you somehow trying to capture "free" heat off the generator by ducting it to the heater?

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #283
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I think I just saw a "gently used flux capacitor" over on the DeLorean forum.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #284
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Thanks for the kind words Skoolz Out--Would that I could, there is so much I missed on this go around.

You are right in that the heater has a double flue, The inside one (exhaust flue) is about 2 1/2" in diam and the outer one is 6" in diam. and serves as a heat shield for the heater exhaust. Since none of the space between the inner and outer pipes leads back into the cabin (or heater for that matter) it looked like a natural place to dispose of the hot air from the genny. I plan to wrap both the tube-axiel portion of the genny vent and the original heater outer flue with heat wrap so that it does not become an unwanted source of cabin heat--although in cold climes the whole thing might provide some second hand heat for the bus.

Yup, the genny started right up and the 125 volt part works fine. The 12 volt part shows 12-14 volts (I'm OK with that) unless I wriggle the test leads when I then get a 24 volt reading on my digital volt meter. I'll try an analog volt meter tomorrow as I have learned that the digital meter might not like playing with the genny computer. I know, way too much info Bla, Bla, Bla etc.

Tango, When I finally found the De Lorean forum the FC had been sold so keep looking. Jack
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:20 PM   #285
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Hello All, Much to my relief, there turned out to be nothing wrong with the 12 volt system other than I needed to make my measurements with an analog meter not a digital one--so I learned something new. With that done I decided that I'd work on a way to get rid of the cable pull choke set up which was going to be hard to deal with because of the slide out genny drawer. I used a door lock actuator from a '87 Suburban with a return spring and wired it to a button on the control panel (where the choke pull used to be). Now when you crank the starter a relay engages the choke if you push the choke button. It turned out to be a simple fix (KISS) for a change. I took pics but you will have to study them to see the actuator, cable and relay. Jack

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Old 11-01-2012, 01:20 AM   #286
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Frankenweinie!!!...but as long as it works...
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One of those days I guess.. I wanted to test my heater out while using the in line fan I built just to be sure the added air flow did'nt do something dumb like blow out the pilot light. The good news is that the combined systems work just fine. The bad/not so bad news is that the pipe I used to fuel the heater had a crack in it. Yup, you guessed. As soon as the pilot light stayed lit I turned the heater on and KWHOSH! the leak lit off!
I won't have to shave my right arm for a while and the shirt will have to be trashed, but a little burn ointnent and a stiff upper lip should make it OK. I sure am glad I had this experience before I installed the thing in the bus! I'll check EVERY thing with soap bubbles from now on!!!! Jack
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:24 AM   #288
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woah! stay safe Jack! Soap bubbles for sure, thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:49 AM   #289
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Ouch!!! --- But like you said, better to find it now than later. On the other hand... "hair removal" spas are a hot trend these days. Not only could you get a few helpers, but have'em pay you for the results.

BTW...what kind of pipe are you using?
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Tango, Funny you should ask--I've never been able to get any two people to agree on what pipe to use in a motor home. If any two do agree it will be for completely different reasons

I expect that I'll follow the lead of the manufacturer of the 5th wheel trailer I took the gas appliances out of. They used black pipe on the frame and soft copper on the inside. What do you think?

BTW, the leaky pipe I used was aluminum, a leftover from a house I demoed a few years ago. Jack
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