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Old 08-13-2019, 03:50 PM   #21
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Got floor finished and primed. Now for the fun stuff. 20190813_133743.jpg
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:39 PM   #22
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Looking good, a fresh blank canvas to start the build.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:55 PM   #23
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That gas engine also has great possibilities. Talk to a speedshop. Those blocks have a lot of metal and can be built up. Some are even used in truck pulls. Lots of good potential.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:09 AM   #24
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That gas engine also has great possibilities. Talk to a speedshop. Those blocks have a lot of metal and can be built up. Some are even used in truck pulls. Lots of good potential.
Even with stock internals, they respond well to intake,exhaust, and ignition work. They are not high rpm engines, 4000- 4400rpm red line. But nice power in the mid range.

I have the old now Holley pro jection 2D fuel injection on mine. Anyone try the newer stuff? can only imagine how much further the technology has gone, and what gains are to be had with even better fuel management.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:50 AM   #25
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ive done some work with MegaSquirt and it is a pretty intense fuel management system if you want to go real deep into it.

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:00 AM   #26
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Not right now, but at some time yes I do want to get deeper into it. The fuel map on the pro jection is not as tunable as it needs to be. Light throttle is always running rich. Mid range is good though.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:30 PM   #27
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My brother had an old cab over camper he was going to scrap, so i grabbed a few things. Stove, fridge, water heater and pump, table, sink, I'll probably grab the toilet, and possibly the black water tank. I don't know how much I'll actually use but it's free. Stove, fridge, and sink will probably be used at least to get the rv title and until we do the full conversion. 20190816_151639.jpg
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:17 PM   #28
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Work has slowed down enough to finally get back on this. Getting the subfloor installed. 20190904_124323.jpg
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:59 PM   #29
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Mine also has Daytons. No shakes, but I'm weary of them. Do you have previous experience in this respect?
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:49 AM   #30
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I have Daytona on my bus and have had them on some of my trucks. Never had any problems with them, and do not see any reason to be weary of them.

However it is likely he has old bias ply tires, and that I would not for anything but a farm truck. Most likely split rims too. Biggest issue with them is finding someone who can work with them properly, and willingly. So not a good chioce for the long haul. There are 22.5 inch tubeless rims that fit, and gets you a modern tire that any truck tire place can work with.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:39 PM   #31
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I've been mounting tires on heavy equipment for years. They're a little more work but don't bother me. They have a split ring which isn't too bad.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:44 PM   #32
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Built a stand for the stove, bolted in seats, got one of two tables built, wired in new taillights, fixed the ghetto wiring under the hood and got the headlights and turn signals working. Hoping to get the rv title inspection and get it ready enough for a weekend camping trip in a couple weeks. Kids have fall break so it would be a good time for a test run. 20190918_121006.jpg20190924_121115.jpg20190925_154149.jpg20190925_154114.jpg20190925_154045.jpg20190925_154012.jpg20190925_163233.jpg
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:28 AM   #33
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Nice that you have a quanset hut to work in!
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:22 PM   #34
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Got the temporary build pretty much done and got the inspection passed yesterday for the rv title! I think it turned out pretty good for a minimal budget build. It will get us through some camping trips for the rest of the year and i can start gathering parts/ supplies for the full build next year. 20191008_102526.jpg20191008_102543.jpg20191008_102538.jpg20191008_102548.jpg20191001_142341.jpg20191006_132728.jpg20191008_102558.jpg
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:30 AM   #35
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Nice camping lodge you have there!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:00 PM   #36
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Nice camping lodge you have there!
Thanks. It's getting there.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:04 PM   #37
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More progress today. Straightened out the front axle(spring pin was in the wrong hole in the perch moving passenger tire close to 5 inches behind the driver side). Trued up the front tires and took a test drive. Much smoother. Then I built a reciever hitch so I can pull the quad trailer. 20191012_130738.jpg20191012_130732.jpg20191012_162909.jpg20191012_162925.jpg
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:28 PM   #38
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Nice that you have a quanset hut to work in!
When I lived in Gainesville I dated a girl who lived in a quonset hut house that was built in 1943, with two bedrooms and a big fireplace in the kitchen (I can't tell you why that was considered necessary in Florida). One of the coolest houses I've ever seen.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:53 PM   #39
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This was two quonset huts my grandpa picked up from a naval base in California. We made one big one. 100'x50'. Its great to work in out of the weather but it's not insulated so it hits over 120 in the summer and low teens in the winter.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:23 PM   #40
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This was two quonset huts my grandpa picked up from a naval base in California. We made one big one. 100'x50'. Its great to work in out of the weather but it's not insulated so it hits over 120 in the summer and low teens in the winter.
Oh, that is so nice and big! Now you have to apply all the lessons learned from this site ... spray foam on the inside and get MUCH cooler & warmer!
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