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Old 04-06-2004, 10:43 PM   #41
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the brand i have is campbell housfield. It was the cheapest one on the shelf, doesn't even come with a built in guage. IT DOES NOT SHUT ITSELF OFF. LIke the unit's you refer too, it runs contuously. I went to home depot and purchased a pressure switch for a well pump. It was about 20 bucks. I then cut the power cord for the air compressor, and connected it to the pressure switch.
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Gotcha! I'm going to go buy the switch, a compressor, an air tank this weekend. I think it will work good as a small 12V air compressor.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:55 PM   #43
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what are you using the air compressor for?
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Old 05-04-2004, 05:52 PM   #44
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I spent a fair ammount of money on maintance today.
Purchased 6 gallons of mobil delvac oil. spent over $100 just on filters: 2 oil filters, 1 fuel filter/water separator, 1 very unusual engine coolant filter/conditioner. Greased all the zirk fittings i could find under the bus, and added one gallon of engine coolant. Inspected my belts and hoses, and drained my air tanks.
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:02 PM   #45
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Quote:
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1 very unusual engine coolant filter/conditioner.
I'd be interested in something like that!
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:56 AM   #46
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Today i wash and prep. Tomorrow i paint.

I originally painted the black on the bus on new years day in michigan with a high temp of 37 degrees with freezing drizzle falling from the sky. Not good painting conditions.

The new paint job will be much like the old one. Since the custom flames are created by hand, no two sets can be exactly the same.

I'll take photo's and post them soon
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the weather held off for longer than anticipated today. I washed and prepped the bus, then re-painted the entire bus exterior (except the roof.)

Now comes the fun part of painting the flames. First i apply 1/4" fine line tape in the outline of the flames. Then i trace the perimeter with 1/2" fine line tape. Then i begin to fill in all the spaces that don't get painted. To fill the smaller spaces, i use EZ realese masking tape.
The bigger spaces are filled with sheets of paper and hooked down with the same tape.

I didn't get any flames painted today, but i got most of one side taped off and ready to go.

I took a bunch of photo's...i'll try to post them soon.
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:22 AM   #48
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Lapeer…I really have appreciated the honest run down of how you went about converting the engine to run on veggie oil and how it works for you.

Thanks ,
Michael & Millie
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here are some step by step photo's of the flame painting process......







you can visit my photo album for full size photo's of the flame painting process
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The finished product:


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