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Old 08-12-2017, 08:09 AM   #2541
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WOW Tango! She's really coming together! Looks so clean, professional, almost like you know what you're doing.....

Looks can be deceiving. But, thanks anyway.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:12 PM   #2542
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Just came across this and HAD to share it --- NO...it's NOT PhotoShop. It is a real, driveable bus!



find out more below. Several other very unique RV's linked there as well.

The "Surf Seeker" Custom Volkswagen Bus Looks Like A Cartoon

Genius!!!

Oh...and I really should add this. Very inspiring creativity here...

http://www.doityourselfrv.com/homemade-campers/
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:17 PM   #2543
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great location for your TCM!! lookin good with the Intercooler pipes!! this thing is starting to look like youll be abke to pour some diesel in it and take a ride soon!!

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #2544
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Thanks Christopher...it was your comment on "dampness" that urged me to relocate it all. Don't know what I was thinking when I hung it all just 18" off the ground. We get "dew" here deeper than that.

And I hope to get with a Cummins tech on Monday to go over some things that should bring me closer to an actual start up. This motor has not spun for about five years. Let's hope for the best.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:44 PM   #2545
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wonder on a diesel if you can slowly work it in?.. squirt some oil in the cylinders.. rotate by hand 2 revs... do it again a couple days later.. im assuming you can pull glowplugs or injectors on a 4BT to squirt oil in? or has it never been run where it should still have assembly lube ?
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:59 PM   #2546
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Thanks Christopher...it was your comment on "dampness" that urged me to relocate it all. Don't know what I was thinking when I hung it all just 18" off the ground. We get "dew" here deeper than that.

And I hope to get with a Cummins tech on Monday to go over some things that should bring me closer to an actual start up. This motor has not spun for about five years. Let's hope for the best.

I read back to find out about your engine Tango. looks like you knew it was a good one back in post #8. It should fire up perfect or as good as one can imagine when it comes to life again.
That shouldn't need any breakin time really. Better get a comfortable seat in there for you as I can just picture it all now...lol
Great ride there Tango

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Are you the guy that can weld underwater I been hearing about down there?
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:26 PM   #2547
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That surf buggy is 9 kinds of cool. Messersmhit (I know) front entry door. Just wish I could get my super sized butt in some5hing that fun. Oh wait, I'm planning a bus, for that.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #2548
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I'm still following along with great interest, though what you're doing is way beyond my skills. I can only dream about that kind of engine accessibility.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #2549
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Excellent! --- Finally met with the Cummins tech yesterday. Great guy. Actually, he is the shop foreman at the place that went through my engine a few years back. Spent a couple of hours going over everything from what kind of tubing to use on the wastegate actuator to a bunch of tuning tips and everything in between. I knew these little motors (Cummins 4BTAA) could be pretty easily cranked up but was surprised at just how easy it is to pick up an extra 70 horsepower without giving up very much in MPG. He also volunteered to supply a number of hard to find "spare" parts to the cause.

Then after two very informative hours in my hot, sweaty shop...I had to force money into his hand. He loved the project and I want to keep this guy interested. Plus, I never, ever try to milk real professionals out of their most valuable commodities. Their time and knowledge.

Getting back with him on Friday to see what parts he has laying around.



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Old 08-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #2550
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Keep up the great work Tango !! I guess it is about time for another drink or two at The Rehab for all of us.
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