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Old 08-09-2009, 10:01 AM   #51
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Re: RazorCityDen's 1994 Cornbinder

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I have 2 seats (with seat belts) you can have. Ya just gotta come get 'em
Thanks for the seat offer

I just took a look at your YouTube video's, very cool I really don't think your starting issue is going to be a big deal, sounds like some kind of fuel issue which typically aren't much drama. I would check all your air intake ducts going to the filter though. Guys mess with each other on big job sites by stuffing the air intake with rags to keep equipment from starting just to get the morning adrenaline flowing

The mechanic is probably going to do a down and dirty fuel system check first, watch him closely and get him to explain what he's doing, most unexpected diesel engine issues are fuel related and simple to remedy once you know your system. Have him show you all your filters and where the fuel comes into the injector pump, he shouldn't care, he's going to be charging hourly anyway. Most of your roadside issues are going to be related to the fuel system, likely caused by dirty fuel plugging up filters, lots of dirty diesel out there.

It's raining to beat hell this morning messing with my rubrailarama plans.

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:30 AM   #52
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Re: RazorCityDen's 1994 Cornbinder

I've always wanted to pan for gold...especially at todays prices.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:13 AM   #53
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With gold running $900+ an once and likely going to go higher when inflation sets in small scale mining can pay.

I'm convinced just about any of the known gold districts will give up enough gold to keep you in bacon, beer and fuel once you get past the learning curve and get some production equipment. The pan in that picture was clean-up from running a small dredge/highbanker combo rig for 4 hours and wasn't all of it, there was about 8 penny weight (20 pw=1 once) in that clean up. That was a good clean-up but not all that uncommon for me in an area that's had two "gold rushes" go though.

Lot's of gold left, it just takes some time to figure out whats going on in the area your mining.

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:22 PM   #54
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I wouldn't know the first thing about it. I would assume looking for a place that would possibly hold gold is kind of like reading a terrain for wildlife or underwater structure for fish? Or is it just pick a spot thats not someone elses and start digging?

Bacon, beer, and and gas money....makes a good vacation.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:09 PM   #55
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Making gold consistently is a curious mix of understanding local mining history, geology and human nature. It's likely that most of the gold districts are known, but with in those districts are lots of area's that got worked lightly or not at all (hence many of our weekend pics have old buildings and mining equipment in the back ground , putting in the time ). If a guy was living cheap, say in a purpose designed school bus camper, had already made the major investment of gear and had put in the time to get up the learning curve, he could make a couple k a month or more in a half decent area. If you file claim on your digs there aren't any of the camping time limit restrictions associated with National Forest and BLM land.

This summers bus project has been putting a cramp in my dredge time, I'm going to double make up for it next year!

Speaking of bacon.........................
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #56
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Sounds like it could be a great simple lifestyle... & yum, breakfast looks good!
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #57
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Campfire chow....the best by far.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #58
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I was thinking that those two meat and the eggs and potatoes look like a good meal. Yummy Steak and Eggs with potatoes.
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That bus is lookin great. Alot of time and effort spent. Love the photos...did that dog of yours help u any. I love steak and eggs.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:37 PM   #60
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Time for an update!

I worked a lot this summer and hunted though the fall and didn't get much done on the bus but framing odds and ends and some more exterior work. With winter in full swing things are slowing down for me now though and I'm hard at it again.

With the framing at 95% it's time to start thinking about the mechanical rough in. Thanks to Redbear I'm on my way with figuring out what electrical equipment I'm going to use. It's going to be a pretty typical converter/charger, inverter, battery bank arrangement, heavy on the DC storage side for off grid boondocking. I'll go into more detail when I get all the components in hand.

This weekend we also removed the dome lights and speakers from the ceiling. I was originally going to just run with the factory ceiling, but I've decided that I'm going to go over the exposed parts of the ceiling with a thin paneling so I can relocate the lights and hide all the holes in it. Once we got into removing the old wiring from the dome lights, speakers and upper flashers that led us right into the exterior light indicator panel that was located above the drivers seat. I'm going to have a shallow cabinet in that forward bulkhead above the windshield for the 12 volt TV/DVD and didn't want to bury all those wires running in and out of that thing behind it so I spent all afternoon figuring out what went where. It took a bit but I got it figured it out and have cut out the indicator panel all together, removing all the unnecessary flasher wires and soldering up the necessary ones so they run directly to the control panel.

I'm going to dig into that beast next, most of the switches are controlling nothing now so I'm going to keep the switches that still do, continue stripping out the unnecessary and built another panel face to mount them in. That's for another day though I can only take so much of digging though wires with a test light, jumper and multimeter I'm happy I got as much sorted out as I did, it seems pretty down hill now, just the tedious stripping out of switches and wires.

I'm only half automotive DC electrically literate and the task was intimidating, so I went slow and methodical with the bus running and every exterior light on figuring out what every wire powered up and marking them as I went. I got a little hung up on the fact that for a couple of the rear light functions there were two wires coming into the exterior light indicator and only one coming out to the control panel.

I felt like we got over a pretty big hump today with the old electrical, I've been framing around that big bundle of wires for awhile now not really wanting to get in the middle of it till I had too!
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