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Old 01-20-2016, 09:37 AM   #1371
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Roger the cool tires. And according to my calculations...at 54" in diameter...the engine only needs to turn about 400 RPM's to make highway speed.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:13 PM   #1372
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More bits & pieces --- Howdy All. I picked up a couple of steering components today. Haven't had time to do much with them except for the pix.


This is the head I cut off my old '46 Chevy drag link. I had to have the zerk fitting rotated 180 degrees and the old hole filled in order to have it ready to attach to the newer Isuzu drag link. That will be yet another machining job.

And here's one for Ol' Trunt to figger out...


Stage one...


Stage two...


Stage three.

Jack...does any of the above look familiar? Make any sense?


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Old 01-20-2016, 08:58 PM   #1373
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Hey Tango. Looks just like mine SOS. I think you will need a center support bearing right about at the shiny spot. I don't know, do a mock up with the steering gear and steering column and see what happens. I suspect that without the support the shaft will try to scribe an ellipse as it rotates. Jack
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:06 AM   #1374
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I concur with Jack, a center support is needed to avoid elliptical scribing, let alone what it will do with the wheel in your hands.......
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:53 AM   #1375
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You guys are good! --- Congrats on your mechanical observation skills. The "shiny spot" is for just that purpose. I had the machine shop build up a one inch OD area expressly for the purpose of mounting a steering shaft support bearing. Unfortunately, when I went to mount the one I ordered over a month ago...it was a piece of caca. Would not swivel or rotate. So now I have to wait another week or so to try all this stuff out.

Grrrrrrrr...

Ah well, plenty more to do. Guess I'll get back on that oil pan thingie and maybe play with the battery box some more.

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Old 01-21-2016, 05:10 PM   #1376
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Tang,

Enjoy the cold coming in this evening...... It's a bit chilly right now (and I'm NOT talking about Hormel Chili either.......) so bundle up!

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Old 01-21-2016, 09:46 PM   #1377
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HORMEL!? That is sacrilege! This is Wolf Brand country son!

Hmmmmm...a Frito pie sounds mighty good about now.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:08 PM   #1378
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Been Piddlin' --- Here are a couple of today's quick pix.
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Cleaned up the oil pan a bit after welding in the drain bung and threw some Cummins tan on it. Still need to get a torque wrench to make sure the new gasket is properly set.


And here is the house battery box all screwed & glued in place. Still need to line it with insulation and paint the lid...but at least it is some measure of progress.


Here is another view looking through the big hole where I had to cut out some rusted body metal. At least it made accessing some of the screws a little easier.


More to follow...

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Moving right along I'd say! I tried to read the post-its above the BIG HOLE but couldn't quoite make them out. Jack
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:51 AM   #1380
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Hey Jack --- I don't know about your build went, but I have so danged many different things torn apart, being built, modified, altered, deconstructed, reconstructed, mantled and dismantled that I have to write myself notes everywhere to try and keep up with them.

Those two particular notes are...

1. A reminder to rotate the tires regularly to try and prevent flat spots (they have been sitting on concrete now for what...a year and a half?)

2. A reminder that I need to get a proper torque wrench and torque all the oil pan bolts (they take 18 foot pounds and there is another sticky up front so I won't forget to put some oil back in)

There are so many notes on my work table I am running out of room to actually work on it. And they are in addition to a bunch of others written in paint pen directly on different parts of the body, engine, rear end and just about every part.

I've never had much of a problem multi-tasking...but with building a bus practically from scratch...it has gotten just nuts.
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