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Old 09-22-2015, 10:07 AM   #371
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I have all my stock windows still and am not using any of them. They're still on the bus but will be available for free in the fall. Did you ask me about them many months ago?
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #372
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I have all my stock windows still and am not using any of them. They're still on the bus but will be available for free in the fall. Did you ask me about them many months ago?
The only one I'm needing is the drivers window. I'm getting rid of my passenger windows as well. Just let me know when it's available. I'll get you some shipping money.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:32 PM   #373
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I'll try to get done with the roof raise prep in the next four weeks and should have the windows out by then.
My drivers window is maybe my BEST one in terms of condition, but its still pretty rattly and whatnot. It would need new rubber and a bit of tlc.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:42 PM   #374
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I'll try to get done with the roof raise prep in the next four weeks and should have the windows out by then.
My drivers window is maybe my BEST one in terms of condition, but its still pretty rattly and whatnot. It would need new rubber and a bit of tlc.
I'm planning on rebuilding both. It looks like they can be taken apart. I'll have to shorten the one on the passenger side of the cockpit.

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Old 09-24-2015, 08:06 PM   #375
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Ok, good day today!! I believe I mentioned in an earlier post trying to recalibrate a Peterbilt tachometer. The tach I have is calibrated to another ring gear tooth count so it did not read properly on my engine. I spoke with the tech people at the company that manufactured it and found that while it's a non adjustable tach from the customer side of things there was a trim pot inside to adjust it during manufacture. They told me approximately where to open the case to access it so I went in. They warned me that the trim pot had been locked into place and the leads were fragile but I decided to go in anyhow. They were right on both points. I ended up damaging the trim pot. I then carefully removed the front trim ring to disassemble the gauge. Once the trim ring was off and the glass and seal removed the gauge would slide out of the housing. The damaged trim pot was a 200K so I ordered a replacement. It came in today and since it was raining I decided to see if I could repair and recalibrate this gauge. I was able to get the old trim pot removed and the Nwew one soldered in place. I went out and wired it in, started the engine and Walla! I got an indication! I throttled the engine to max rpms and adjusted the tach to 2900. I then eased of the throttle and the reading settled in to 700 rpm. Perfect. I then took the opportunity to clean the face and glass and reassembled the parts. The face ring had to be crimped into place carefully and slowly. It turned ought beautiful! I took it out and tested after final assembly. All good! I now have a Pete tach for my international engine. I know strange but I like the look of the classic Pete gauges.
Here's a photo of the back of the gauge looking through the access I made to get to the trim pot:

Here's a pic of the underside of the face ring after re-crimping:

Here's the front after final assembly:

At the rate I'm going this is going to take forever but dog gone it, I'm having a ball😁😁!!
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:33 PM   #376
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Some photos of the progress so far making my basement storage bay doors. Everything is built to be lubed, serviced and repaired if need be. Finally got my TIG up and running after reaching and replacing done wires inside some mice decided to "un-wire". Bought it 12 years ago from a friend but haven't hooked it up. Last time I TIG welded was working on parts for the Star Wars missile defense program back in the 80's. Needless to say, I'm having a ball!! Love this machine!! I'm building the door frames from 3/4" x 16" square tubing and will fusion weld 16ga panels inside. I'll be building the slam latches, bell cranks and connecting rods from scratch. I did cheat and purchase single point paddle latches though. Progress is slow due to the tight fit up needed for fusion welding thin material so I don't plan on getting any more than a basic door made in a day. Setting up the mechanisms for latching will take even more time.











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Old 10-26-2015, 08:34 PM   #377
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Looking good. I'll be interested to see how you work out the latches etc, as I'm close to the point of making basement doors for mine as well.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:09 PM   #378
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Nice beads Dude!
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:23 PM   #379
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Today I got the lift geometry worked out and the other door frame built. Tomorrow I'll cut the sheet metal and weld in place.





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Old 10-28-2015, 10:06 AM   #380
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Nice work! Keep the pix coming.
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