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Old 04-30-2008, 01:03 AM   #31
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Re: 1997 Ford - Thomas shorty 5.9l Diesel Cummins

cant be wasting that beer on foam bill ... looks mgood lots of work done there keep it up timbuk!
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #32
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Re: 1997 Ford - Thomas shorty 5.9l Diesel Cummins

The bus is looking great! As far as the keg tap, be sure to keep the line running to the tap cold or it will foam like crazy. I built one in my house and wanted a brass bar style tap on the bar with the fridge in the next room. I ran a 1" PVC from the inside of the fridge to about 6in short of the tap. Then from the tap to the edge of the fridge ran 2"PVC over the 1" so there is a barrier inbetween them. Attatched to the 1" PVC is a computer cooling fan. This circulates cold air through the tubes. Beer at the tap 10' away from the fridge is only 2degrees warmer than fridge temp. The beer line runs inside the 1" PVC, and the whole thing is then insulated. Hope this helps if you can't put it out the back of the fridge through the wall.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:08 AM   #33
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Great info, much thanks.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:38 AM   #34
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Re: 1997 Ford - Thomas shorty 5.9l Diesel Cummins

How long is your shorty, overall length AND the interior length from behind the driver's seat to the end wall? I'm looking for a shorty that has 16 feet behind the driver's seat, don't eve know if such things exist. Thanks, jarly
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:13 PM   #35
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for some reason I cant see you pics, really want to, I have 89 thomas same size, except for 6' height. just looking for ideas also injector pump and injectors set me back 1000 bucks though will keep track of your progress good luck
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