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Old 01-18-2018, 12:36 PM   #2991
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I guess you were born on a cold winter's night!

Happy birthday. I'll buy a virtual round for the house.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:58 PM   #2992
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Thanks Robin. You got me curious as I was quite young and don't really recall what it was like that day. So I looked it up. Much nicer then than now.

On February 2nd, 1945, the closest available weather station to Houston, TX (HOUSTON ELLINGTON AFB, TX), reported the following conditions:
High Temp:56.3F *
Low Temp: 51.3F *
Average Temp:55F( 24 )Dewpoint:53F( 24 )Sea Level Pressure:1023.8 mb( 24 )Station Pressure:n/a
Visibility:3.8 miles( 24 )Wind Speed:9.9 knots( 24 )Max Wind Speed:13 knots
Max Wind Gust:n/a
Precipitation Amount:n/a
Snow Depth:n/a
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #2993
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I stand corrected. Apparently it was a balmy evening. The stars were twinkling and screams of child labor were in the air. Good times.

I was comparing that date with our current weather situation which was the wrong weather assumption. By the way I am usually frosty and snowy this time of year, but am enjoying mid to high 50s during the day and low 40s at night. I accidentally slept with the hatch open last night.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:46 PM   #2994
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Mmmmm...balmy! Sounds like great sleeping weather.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:23 PM   #2995
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Happy B-day Tango! Hard to believe this thread is as long as it is! But, hey, look at the bright side, if you forget how something goes together, you can always re-read it......

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Old 01-18-2018, 07:43 PM   #2996
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Thanks M...I have been doing just that for years now!
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:38 AM   #2997
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Holy Moly! --- I just noticed that the views here had rolled over to 300,000+ !

And it is certainly nothing to be proud of. It is just a testament to how long I have been screwing around with this project. I would have been thrilled to have wrapped it up with 300 views.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...if you intend to rebuild/convert a 70 year old bus...START YOUNG! I turn 73 in two weeks so I really need to wrap this thing up before Oldtimers Disease sets in and I can't remember where anything goes or why I started this project in the first place.



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Hang in there Tango! You'll be cruising in style soon. You got all the big bits done, just need all those fiddly bits to fill in.

Just like eating an elephant, one bite at a time.
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:02 PM   #2998
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Thanks Guido! --- Sometimes seems like this elephant just keeps getting bigger.

How is your instructor cert coming along? You still coming and going from the Houston area? With that commute...you really should be flying back & forth bud! Remember... me & REHAB are also in the area and I will always be happy to provide some adult refreshments.

Just sent part of my brake booster off to Kaliphornia for some fixes so it will work with the new all mechanical system we built. It is all installed now and I just need the master/booster to have the right fitting on the input shaft.


The outfit that built the hydraulic version is going to replace the input shaft end with a threaded version like you see above. Will take a couple of weeks with all the shipping back and forth so I am moving on to some other "fiddly bits".

Will go ahead and start on the hydraulic lines and brake lines next.



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Old 01-26-2018, 07:46 PM   #2999
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Still on hold for numerous items that are out to be built but I did get started on the brake lines today. Spent nearly all of it chasing parts. Gotta drill and tap numerous holes for the line mounts. Drilling, grinding and welding upside down are among my least favorite pastimes. At least I have someone to call on who is an old timer at bending & flaring.

The past week or so was spent on equally exotic and un-photogenic little chores so not much to show. Hopefully that will change soon...along with the weather. I am SO ready for Spring!
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I once had a 73 Dodge Tradesman 300. Interior of that van was just a smidge smaller than a handball court. At any rate, an unfortunate series of events resulted in my having to replace a couple of brake lines. While I was about it I found that some of them were rotting; evidently they had separated from the undercoat, resulting in the undercoat holding moisture against them.

My point is that if I could figure out how to bend and flare tubing as a 27 year old idjit, you can do it too. Not rocket science.
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