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Old 05-26-2017, 09:43 PM   #2311
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Wow!! It looks like it was Factory made to fit right there.. only thing is dowsnt the master cylinder for the brakes have to be higher than the highest brake line? So as not to trap any air in the lines but have it burp to the reservoire?
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:54 PM   #2312
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I do know this system has to be power bled when set up, but all of the old school underfloor masters were in about the same location, i.e., attached to the frame. All the lines go more or less up from there on those as well. And to tell the truth, I will have to measure the brakes to see where this thing actually sits in relation to them.
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:46 AM   #2313
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.. have to have something heat wise down low for the feeties...

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Theres so little wiggle room under the dash I think that heater is called "the engine"
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:33 AM   #2314
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Tango,

With all this, are you SURE you're NOT a secret undercover engineer for GM?????? HMMMMM?????
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:17 AM   #2315
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Only if 'GM" stands for "Gross Misconduct".

BTW...have you gotten the word that Chris (aka; Cadillac) will be heading our way at some time in the near future? We need to confirm his schedule but want to get all the area miscreants together for a proper Texas welcome. Watch for updates.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:20 PM   #2316
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Brake Bracket Be Done --- That's one small step for an old man, one giant leap for buskind.


Painted on a mix of acid and soapy water to take off the scale and rust. Works just dandy at getting it down to clean metal then hit it with just a stripping pad.



Next came some rust converter and several coats of paint. Also cleaned, treated and painted the frame area where it will hang while I was under there. Will do the rest as I finish welding and hanging stuff.


Black on black makes it a bit hard to see, but it is now securely bolted down (I LOVE flange nuts & bolts). Will wait until some brake plumbing is done before mounting the master cylinder.

And, just to kill some time while waiting on Happy Hour, I put down more rust converter and some paint on part of the floor.


Like the frame, I am having to do a bit at a time. I added a heavy coat of Rustoleum mixed with Magic Pixie Dust...aka; the HyTech beads on top of the converter. I know there are a lot of opinions regarding their efficacy, but having seen and felt them in action on metal here in Texas heat, I am sold. No...they won't do what 3" of foam will do but hey...Number 1. - I don't even have room for another quarter inch on my floor...and, Number 2. - I have no desire to be anywhere that ice forms on vehicles. That is a signal for rational people to move closer to the Equator!


ONWARD!
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:09 PM   #2317
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Brake Bracket Be Done --- That's one small step for an old man, one giant leap for buskind.


Painted on a mix of acid and soapy water to take off the scale and rust. Works just dandy at getting it down to clean metal then hit it with just a stripping pad.



Next came some rust converter and several coats of paint. Also cleaned, treated and painted the frame area where it will hang while I was under there. Will do the rest as I finish welding and hanging stuff.


Black on black makes it a bit hard to see, but it is now securely bolted down (I LOVE flange nuts & bolts). Will wait until some brake plumbing is done before mounting the master cylinder.

And, just to kill some time while waiting on Happy Hour, I put down more rust converter and some paint on part of the floor.


Like the frame, I am having to do a bit at a time. I added a heavy coat of Rustoleum mixed with Magic Pixie Dust...aka; the HyTech beads on top of the converter. I know there are a lot of opinions regarding their efficacy, but having seen and felt them in action on metal here in Texas heat, I am sold. No...they won't do what 3" of foam will do but hey...Number 1. - I don't even have room for another quarter inch on my floor...and, Number 2. - I have no desire to be anywhere that ice forms on vehicles. That is a signal for rational people to move closer to the Equator!


ONWARD!
alas maybe we dont need a heater for your feeties!! I tend to believe in the follow the sun mentality... well heckj I just follow anything as an excuse to drive a school bus across the country.. I'll even follow a "buzz".. but I wont cop one till I reach the destination..

my next trip south will be to pick up the MasterPiece of an Allison that will be my ultimate saviour and solve every problem on my Bus.. (at least todays problems. cant speak for tomorrow's)..

doesnt it feel good though to be actually installing pieces that make your bus work? and not just sanding and welding and sanding and welding metal that seems to look .. well like metal still after you are done...

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Old 05-29-2017, 12:47 AM   #2318
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I will never understand why anyone lives where the ground freezes solid for 8 months out of the year. Sure, maybe a nice weekend in ski country just for a change, but then...go home to a warmer climate!

And yes, it feels much better to be assembling something than just taking a wrecking bar to it. I just wish that I didn't have to make each and every part by hand before putting it on.

And here's to a great experience with your shiny new Allie! They really do look awesome just sitting on a pallet.


Mmmmmm...
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Off on another tangent...again --- I'm kind of on hold with the engine and tranny right now, plus my sheetmetal shop is running WAY behind on two projects so I jumped onto some other things.

First I sat down and drew up plans for the cooling system. It will consist of a custom radiator, charge air cooler, shroud and fan, all in one package more or less. Sent those off and will follow up with a check tomorrow to get that started.

Today I got back on my rear deck. I've had the pieces cut for a year or so but had put off assembling it mostly 'cause it will be big and heavy. But since I didn't feel like more sanding and bodywork...it won out.


Just making tabs and setting the first parts in place. It will extend 24" with another 24" folded up to make a 48" x 92" deck when down.

Lots more metal to deal with on this.


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Old 05-30-2017, 08:48 PM   #2320
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so this is a folding deck? now thats sweet!! love that idea!.. also interested to see the plans you are using for your engine cooling.. ie how much radiator volume/. area, fan CFM, etc.. (thats the stuff I dig)..

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