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Old 09-27-2017, 10:56 PM   #2651
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Were you better or worse off compared to being in your old place?
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:03 PM   #2652
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The new shop is much better. And...it has A/C. It stayed above flood level too, so I am happy working there. But...I do prefer sleeping elsewhere. Hopefully my new mattress will arrive this evening (they screwed up the delivery yesterday) and I will finally be off the concrete after a month. My old bones are getting cranky with the current situation.

Managed to grab a couple of "progress" (LOL) pix of the bus.

Here ya go Jack...yes...it happened.

First...my lame-ass excuse for being behind...


My studio. And this was after it went down a foot or two. Got between 6-7 feet deep along part of the side street which slopes down as it goes back away from the camera.


Custom machined turbo to CAC adapter and fancy-schmancy Cummins clamp. No...a regular V-band clamp would not do.


First section of CAC pipe attached. I will be rotating the two bottom clamps around to the outside just give a little distance from the exhaust manifold.


From the front. A silicone coupler will fit a "Z" section the rest of the way to the CAC.

Still a lot to do related to Harvey but I hope to be spending more quality time with my shorty soon.



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Old 09-28-2017, 06:12 PM   #2653
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Good idea to rotate those clamps as it will reduce the heat load on the coupler. Speaking of the coupler, I gather the coupler in the pic is silicone because you mentioned that the upper one will be. Silicone rubber really handles the heat well.

By the way, you got those pics posted just in time. I was able to recall the picture police before they managed to get too far. Jack
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:19 PM   #2654
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Howdy Jack --- yep, moving those clamps is a must do. The connector is silicone but no need to do full, destructive testing on it. I also plan on slipping a little heat shield in there as well. Might take some of the load off the CAC. Just saw a racing set up that injected CO2 or some such gas around the pipes to chill the air even more. Doubt I'll go that far.

And thanks for calling off the picture police. Hey...I'm dancing as fast as I can here.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:49 PM   #2655
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OK..Finally back at it...sort of --- Still chasing many parts, bits and pieces but did wrap up the work on the CAC piping install.


All buttoned up with T-bolt clamps and silicone couplers. And most importantly...it's all shiny!


The tapered noses (and frames) on these older rigs makes for some interesting challenges.


Was a RPITA working around everything else but I also managed to stuff a turbo blanket in place. JACK...please note that the clamps have been rotated away from the manifold.


And...I finally gave up on making pantograph wipers work on this thing. Will go with conventional sweepers (the white lines).



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Old 10-07-2017, 01:58 PM   #2656
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lookin good!! I like to see you back at the shorty!! and all the shineys!!

TCM looks to be in a great place too!! way to go!! looks familiar

what is the turbo blanket on the compressor side for? I was thinking right there your turbo air would be at its hottest and youd want to dissipate it? or are you trying to keep under-hood temps lower there and letting the CAC do the cooling task?
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:28 PM   #2657
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Howdy Cadillac --- Definitely good to finally be back "on the bus".
Turbo blankets hold heat in the turbo which makes for less lag time and better throttle response. And in the process, underhood temps are reduced as well. Got the idea from some of the builders over on 4BTSwaps.Com. Pretty good article here...

Turbocharger Heat Shielding - Fact Or Fiction - Import Tuner Magazine

I'm also working up some other heat shielding that I hope will help keep both the incoming air and the air going to the CAC cooler as well. Cool, "fat" air is good air. I even saw a CAC rig that uses high pressure nitrogen to actually refrigerate the air charge going to the cylinders. I'm not that serious about it. If I can just lower the temps a bit...I'll be happy.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:30 AM   #2658
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More heat shielding --- As I mentioned earlier, I want to try and keep some of the radiant exhaust heat away from the incoming air from the filter and also the piping that takes it from the turbo to the CAC.


I cut some "Inferno" shielding down to size to create a barrier between the exhaust manifold and the piping. NOTE...the stainless "foil" covering is razor sharp when cut. Had a surprising amount of blood to wipe up before I could take the next pic.


Wanted a mounting system that would be easy to remove so I made a little bracket out of scrap that will be held in place with a couple of radiator hose clamps around the CAC pipe. Just waiting for some paint to dry and will mount it later today.



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Old 10-08-2017, 07:40 PM   #2659
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Howdy --- managed to sneak in a hour or so today. Got the new heat shield installed.


Front view. It covers the area between the exhaust manifold and the CAC piping. Both the incoming fresh air and the air from the turbo to the CAC.


Rear view. Hopefully this will reduce the radiant heat transferred from the manifold to the engines air supply. Funky little mount but I think it will work. And the Cummins tan paint should take care of any engineering faults.



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Howdy --- managed to sneak in a hour or so today. Got the new heat shield installed.







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I agree 100% with the simple mentality of doing something---ANYTHING to push the bus forward. It isn't always sexy or your personal forte, but I try to do something- even ordering or researching components every day.

It's the difference between a beautiful build and a half-completed project for sale on Craigslist.

Now Tango, Are you going to be bummed when that beautiful engine gets a bit of oil on it??? It sooo clean now- look like it belongs in Greenfield Village.
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