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Old 04-17-2015, 01:41 PM   #11
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This is the 15 kw backup generator for the solar array. It's housed in the C-Can that contains the battery's.



Battery's, inverter, charge controllers, ect.





















Battery's





Interconnects.



Looking back towards the door of the C-Can.



The 15 kw 3 cylinder diesel back generator.



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Old 04-17-2015, 02:55 PM   #12
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A nice pink sunset. Real life looked better.













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Old 04-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #13
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Very nice shop set up, where do you buy coal? there's no place around my neck of the wood that sell coal, and I haven't seen any where that does
nice pictures
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:44 PM   #14
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Not just any DT466... probably the best of the DT466s imo
the last iteration of 466 before the "E" electronic injection. I'd love to have that. And some tires...
Looks nice out there. Reminds me of the bus yard I work at.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #15
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Very nice shop set up, where do you buy coal? there's no place around my neck of the wood that sell coal, and I haven't seen any where that does
nice pictures
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Our main source of electricity here is coal. To the west 60km are the open pit mines that feed 1000 tons a hour into 7 massive coal boilers. They also sell to the public at $50 a ton.

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Not just any DT466... probably the best of the DT466s imo
the last iteration of 466 before the "E" electronic injection. I'd love to have that. And some tires...
Looks nice out there. Reminds me of the bus yard I work at.
They are talking of crushing around 100 buses soon. Most are the good 94 to 96 mechanical engines. 5.9 and 8.3 cummins, Dt 360 and Dt 466's. Also a crap load of cat engines that I don't care for.

I'm seeing what I can do for a deal on a bunch of the Dt466's. I would like to buy around 5 to 10 of them just to have around for future projects.

All the Cummins are spoken for. I only managed to score one 8.3.

99% of these buses are to rusty to convert. However many of them only have 150,000 km or less on the engines.

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:45 PM   #16
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Our main source of electricity here is coal. To the west 60km are the open pit mines that feed 1000 tons a hour into 7 massive coal boilers. They also sell to the public at $50 a ton.



They are talking of crushing around 100 buses soon. Most are the good 94 to 96 mechanical engines. 5.9 and 8.3 cummins, Dt 360 and Dt 466's. Also a crap load of cat engines that I don't care for.

I'm seeing what I can do for a deal on a bunch of the Dt466's. I would like to buy around 5 to 10 of them just to have around for future projects.

All the Cummins are spoken for. I only managed to score one 8.3.

99% of these buses are to rusty to convert. However many of them only have 150,000 km or less on the engines.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:43 PM   #17
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I'm working on as many as I can. I just finally secured a price on my 8.3 MD3060 combo.

I will be bringing it home soon. Pics to come.

In time I will have some DT 466's. But are you sure it's worth the distance for you to buy one from here?

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Old 04-24-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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I'm working on as many as I can. I just finally secured a price on my 8.3 MD3060 combo.

I will be bringing it home soon. Pics to come.

In time I will have some DT 466's. But are you sure it's worth the distance for you to buy one from here?

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I don't know what that distance is
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:50 AM   #19
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A friend of mine bought a 1953 Chevy Belair 2 door hard top 15 years ago.

When he got the car he payed $2200 for it. It had the original drive line, but would only do 80 kmh. So with dreams of driving it to his work a hour from home each day, it had it taken to a old car body shop for a engine swap. Engine of choice was a 400 small block.

Sadly the car sat there at the back of a quarter square mile of old cars for the next 15 years. I saw it for the fist time this spring. It has no drive line left, and was sitting sunk into the soft dirt. I lifted it with a jack, pumped up the two rear tires, and was able to pull it out of of the yard slowly, down the narrow lane between the rest of the old cars.

Here is the pics of loading it on my trailer.





After a hours drive, it's at it's new resting place.



My really good friend Al came to give me a hand. He has a 1934 hot rod.





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Old 05-03-2015, 12:18 PM   #20
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Last season I did 6 decent size brick jobs. I got around to stacking and organizing the spares. Spares are used for warranty replacement in case a brick gets wrecked, stolen, ect.

All my brick jobs carry a 10 year warranty.

I used the inner steel from one of my buses to stack the brick on. This will keep it out of the mud and prevent sinking.





Some bricks are for retaining walls, some are for high end driveways, some for sidewalks.





Retaining wall brick.





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