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Old 12-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #401
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Thank Opus --- I have contacted several custom gear shops but don't recall that one. Will do!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #402
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Hey Tango, from the easier said than done file, change out the axle and make a couple of wheel adaptor plates and get on down the road Don't you just hate the small stuff that ALWAYS gets in the way? Jack
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #403
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Yep --- and all too often some of the small stuff turns out to be bigger than some of the other small stuff. Meanwhile...I did find a source for a brand new transmission wiring harness instead of the burned out, used unit I was considering. And at exactly the same price!

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #404
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Hey Guys ---I think I may have finally found an alternative to all our generator/solar/power needs!



Hey Jack...I don't know about you, but I WANT one of these! And somehow I wouldn't be surprised if one showed up on Ebay or Craigs' List. Just hope it comes with the operator's manual.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #405
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And an exposure tag Tango, is this thing for real? I must say it scares me to death--but thats probably only because of my training at Laurence Radiation Laboratories a million years and another lifetime ago. If it works and is safe it sure would be cool Jack
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 PM   #406
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Jack --- That ad was from 1966...the view of "tomorrow" was quite different back then. Alas...I'm afraid it has gone the way of the Ford Nucleon. Personally, I don't believe there is any such thing as "safe" nuclear power. Just big money pushing it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #407
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Will be transporting my new Allison tranny out to the engine builder on Monday where it will be mated to the Cummins. Will try and get a couple of pix. May be the last time it is seen without a layer of grease & road grime. From there it will (finally) head for my shop where wrangling it into that narrow front end can begin.


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Congrats Tango, that is a big step foreward. Pics, before, during and after please.

We had a little earthquake here yesterday (6 on R scale) and it was a bit too much for the inlet water line on the water heater that serves the granny flat AKA parts room. No damage to parts but the tile and carpet and pad were wrecked. Of course the pipes in this 65 year old house must have been designed by LUCAS because all the cold water lines are galvanized and all the hot water lines are copper and you can get radio free Europe on the water heater just by turning the temp dial. I supose I should re-plumb the place, get rid of the three electric water heaters and put on a new roof while I am still able---------Nah, I'd rather work on the bus . Jack
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Hey jack --- One more advantage of Bus Living...rubber tires limit Richter effects! Glad to hear you make it through the shake with minimal impact.
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Dang it! --- I transported my new Allison out to get mated to the Cummins and took my camera to get some pix..then, just as I was pulling into the drop off, got a call that my art studio might be on fire! Dropped the tranny and ran back only to find out it was a car fire at the other end of the block. Good news but no pix. Will get some when I pick up the whole package. Transmissions (especially Allisons) sure are purdy when they are all shiny & new!
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