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Old 05-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #111
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good luck and keep head up...and visit us online everyday
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #112
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Haha...will do. Right now I am realizing it is safer to work on the bus than think about it. Thinking about it is expensive. I just emailed a company asking about recalibrating my pump to flow enough for 300hp, lol...
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #113
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Well, I was home for a day and took my family, my parents, and my sister and brother-in-law and their kids for a ride in the bus. Been too long since I took it for a cruise!! Way too much fun Nothing new to report, really, except I made a decision on a generator. I have an old CCK 5.0 Onan that I didn't want to hassle with, but after pricing comparable generators, I'm going to get it running. It's a heavy beast, but will run 2 A/C units comfortably. Wish me luck...parts are hard to find :/ First things first...to find a service manual!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #114
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Check out the smokestack fourm for manuals it may take some searching but there is lots of info. If you cant find one post one the site with model serial # and spec # and someone will usually have one. Goodluck

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Old 05-31-2013, 02:58 PM   #115
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Thanks and you weren't kidding!! Already downloaded a couple to get me started. So much info there!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #116
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Haha...will do. Right now I am realizing it is safer to work on the bus than think about it. Thinking about it is expensive. I just emailed a company asking about recalibrating my pump to flow enough for 300hp, lol...
Do tell. I just put 700 miles and I'm determined to bump the HP at least by 75 horses and swap the 545 for a 643. What are your plans for the engine?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #117
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So far, I've turned up the pump as far as I can, advanced the timing to 19*, and straight piped it. I bought an intercooler out of a 6.0 super duty, but need to plumb it in yet. My future plans would be to have the pump sent in and recalibrated, and then install an HX40W turbo out of an 8.3 Cummins. I've also adjusted the governor, but I don't like spinning the hell out of it. I've considered propane, but not completely sold on it, yet. The company didn't answer me, they probably just laughed
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #118
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Well, I now have even more motivation to get the bus done. Our landlord is putting the house up for sale! He's not screwing us. This was part of the agreement. Our lease is up and we were just going to play this next year by ear. Part of me hopes it sells fast. I'm ready for an adventure! I need tires, though :/
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OOpps...good luck
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Yeah...I'm not worried, actually. We can camp in the bus as is. Might end up finishing it in a campground!
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