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Old 12-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #31
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Boy, if you build your plans you'll find out about a whole lot of work and money.
I have a '84 BB AA, and the insulation actually seems pretty good.
Does it have the dreaded Cat 3208ta.
OK... I have to ask (since my BB AA RE has one), why is it the Dreaded3208 Cat???
I wonder, if they made so many, and they turn at a higher rpm, does that really decrease their life span? Even though designed that way?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #32
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I've resurrected my old travel blog to show bus build. I hurt my leg over two weeks ago and am now just getting back to feeling like work, Now it's going to get cold out.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #33
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Boy, if you build your plans you'll find out about a whole lot of work and money.
I have a '84 BB AA, and the insulation actually seems pretty good.
Does it have the dreaded Cat 3208ta.
OK... I have to ask (since my BB AA RE has one), why is it the Dreaded3208 Cat???
I wonder, if they made so many, and they turn at a higher rpm, does that really decrease their life span? Even though designed that way?
I meant the dreaded Cat3208na, not the turbo'd Cat. Sorry.

Glad that you healed up, somewhere. From my experience with my conversion project, being that it was birthed in the ashes of divorce, all sorts of personal disasters has ocurred during the project. The one constant has been the bus, patiently sitting there, waiting for me to pick up the tools.

Keep on bus'in.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #34
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Electric door lock

I got the electric door lock finished and installed today, I think it works pretty cool. Note in the crack between the door and jam you can see the dead bolt move into the door. That just about finishes up all I can do on the door frame until it gets warm enough for paint to dry. It can be actuated either by remote control or a key switch on the outside. There will also be a switch on the inside. While I was at it I removed a lot of wiring that had to do with the flashing lights and side stop sign. Here's a link to the video, I couldn't figure out how to embed it in the post.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #35
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Thanks for the video... big help.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #36
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I installed a lock on the rear door. I wanted one that could be unlocked from inside or outside.

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #37
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I like what you did there.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #38
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That is very slick,now I know it works,we were at lowes getting locks for the house and saw those style....oh did say"sweeeet"
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #39
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now that is a slick install .. I have not seen it done quite that way .. there's another idea I'll be "borrowing" .. good stuff ..
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #40
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While the weather isn't quite cooperating, it has been really nice here. Not quite to the point where I want to open up the whole side of the bus to the weather. I took some time to so some cleaning up so I can walk around in there again. I also have been working on some of those small things that need to get done so something else can get done.

I'm not one to do something the conventional way, and my heating system is no exception. I'm going to have in floor hot water radiant heat, and since none of the parts I'm using is really meant for the purpose, I have to get everything ready and adapted to accept the pex tubing I'm using. Each room will have it's own thermostat which controls a water pump to circulate water to that room. Here's a picture of the gang of water pumps, their relays, and the manifold at the other end with air bleeds.



I also have the boiler, water heater and heat exchanger ready for the pex.

Hopefully the weather will get to the point that I can work on the windows and skin soon.
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