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Old 08-15-2009, 11:22 AM   #61
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Going to try and get some stuff done on the bus today. I took a 2 week break on the bus and have been working alot at my two jobs. I did however come across a nice aluminum 13 gal. fuel tank with a sending unit for my gennie. Anyone have recommendations on a cheap electric fuel pump I can put inline? I probably need one that has some kind of pressure bypass and return line so I dont have to worry bout over pressuring the system if it is left on and the gennie isn't running.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #62
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Well, I lied. I didn't get a thing done on the bus today. Instead, while the kids were at grampas house, I ended up spending an absolute perfect day with my wife out driving. With the top down on the sami, we drove up to a near by lake and just drove all around it. We put 100 miles on the clock and spent about 5 hours driving down old country roads looking for different lake access areas. It is something I recommend to anyone planning on camping at a lake you know nothing about. We found lots of "off the beaten path" areas that the bus could sneak into for off the grid camping.




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Old 08-15-2009, 09:44 PM   #63
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Cool, everyone needs to take a day like yours every now & then! Looks like it was fun. My wife & need that too but with our lil' 15 week old Nia it is tough to get away...
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #64
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I still haven't been able to break away to work on the deuce due to, well, life. But I did get ahold of a major item for the conversion.




I traded it straight across for a contractors style gennie that I had a whole $55 in. This one needs a little work to make it perfect but It works fine right now the way it is. The exciter is not working properly. It is supposed to drop the rpms when not under a load but only works sometimes. It is also liquid cooled so I can mount it just about anywhere as long as I mount the radiator and fan in a ventilated area.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:53 PM   #65
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VERY nice score!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:31 AM   #66
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Honda makes a nice product.I own 3 Honda motorcycles,and a generator.They are usually quiet,and if you want to make it even quieter,just add a car style muffler to the end of the stock exhaust.Very nice find.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:39 AM   #67
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Liquid cooled....
NOICE!
that means u can run the heat pipe lines and the rad where u want and hide the Genny anywhere and then just STACK ON THE SOUND DENTING (as long as u vent the exhaust). Exactly as it is the db level is 65db's

but think about how much that 5.5KW (peak) genny is gona eat in fuel. my HOUSE runs of a 4.7KW Lister. Most of your larger motorhomes have 6.5kw gennies. Mine has a rmp exciter (rpms determined partly on the demand of the genset) plus it is a Honda so Fuel should be 0.8gal/hr according to the book.

how old is it? Not sure I think it is a mid '90's model

what does it put out? modified sine wave? hmmz 50amp 120/240 60hz modified

Well that things MASSIVE bigger then i would like but ur gona have enuff power to hook 2 other peoples RV's up to your genny haha, Tho i don't know how much power these AC's pull out and how many u have on ur bus.
Physical size will be smaller after all of the casing is pulled off. I have two 12,000btu a/c's, a 120v refer. and a microwave and plan on camping "off the grid" as much as possible. You can never have too much power especially for a $55 investment.

anyways that sure sparked my attention
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:58 AM   #68
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Your bus is turning out nice.I also like your Samuri.I had a 86 with 30"mud grips,lift kit,header and Weber carb.
I also agree with you on 2X4's and 3/4 plywood.I feel too it is over kill.I'll be using 2X2 and lauan for wall covering glued together.
I will be hauling 1K lbs. of dirt bikes and towing my wife's car,so weight is definitely a issue.
My Honda gennie calls for a 5psi fuel pump.Usually the elcheapo universal fuel pumps are self regularated.Hope this helps.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #69
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please excuse my OCD bud...the Sam needs some yellow on it to match the bus!!!
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:04 AM   #70
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Going to try and get some stuff done on the bus today. I took a 2 week break on the bus and have been working alot at my two jobs. I did however come across a nice aluminum 13 gal. fuel tank with a sending unit for my gennie. Anyone have recommendations on a cheap electric fuel pump I can put inline? I probably need one that has some kind of pressure bypass and return line so I dont have to worry bout over pressuring the system if it is left on and the gennie isn't running.

I couldn't find a good pump and regulator so I made my own out of loose parts.

I used this pump



a brass barbed T fitting



and this regulator on the return line







Fuel pump source. http://www.jcwhitney.com/Electronic_Fue ... ;2011022;0

T fitting source can be had at any hardware or home improvement store.I used a 1/4 inch T

Fuel regulator http://www.jcwhitney.com/Fuel_Pressure_ ... ;2011023;0

Please explain how you put the regulator on the return line? I thought the reg. goes between the pump and the engine.

I was going to use the same parts but put a one way pressure regulated spring type check valve between the pump and reg. back to the tank.

This will work just like a water pump on a fireturck so the pump deosen't burn up from back pressure. Or in a mechanics perspective, it works like a oil pump in a engine that has a bypass valve to return excess oil pressure to the pan so you don't blow out your seals on the engine.
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