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Forum: Ford Drivetrain 05-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 25,413
Posted By Elfie
OK that makes sense. Mine started leaking at the...

OK that makes sense. Mine started leaking at the slip joint. You could see it as a soot trail along the pipe. Made also a hissing sound.
When I replaced the crunch seal I had to weld up the pipe to...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-01-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Elfie
Sure like your calculations. In our house we...

Sure like your calculations.
In our house we experimented with a shower drain water reheater to preheat cold water.

I like your idea of a loop. It saves a lot of water and energy.
Since it takes...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-01-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Elfie
To register in pa you do not need to have that...

To register in pa you do not need to have that vehicle insured but you have to show insurance in your name on a pa vehicle that you have. Your vehicle insurance automatically insures the new vehicle...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-29-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
here a photo how I drilled out the broken of...

here a photo how I drilled out the broken of piece and how to prevent these things from happening on these powerstrokes.
I hope visible in the picture are the two small holes that end up in the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-29-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Elfie
When visiting DC stay away from sensitive sites...

When visiting DC stay away from sensitive sites like the capitol. They are always afraid of terrorism and such.
I have a 5 window and my last trip to Atlanta where i worked for the airline in town...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-29-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 37,623
Posted By Elfie
Ok , thanks, no loss , I will pick one up from...

Ok , thanks, no loss , I will pick one up from the junkyard. May be there are different brands, some better some worse?

Can hardly see how an RV one would vent better. This one is a straight hole...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-28-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 37,623
Posted By Elfie
I love my hatch. I would not have bought a bus...

I love my hatch. I would not have bought a bus withoutvs hatch. It vents heat great when you are stationary just like a natural chimney. It is hard to sleep in warm weather without a hatch.
Mine...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-28-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
Today had the heavenly taste of working on Van...

Today had the heavenly taste of working on Van based engines.
This did not start to bad.
The 7.3 powerstroke fuel pump damper was leaking.
Location is a bi.ch....
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-28-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
Elfie MPG

Trip to Wilmington NC Outer banks
started with 245/70/R16
145829 miles 31.097 gallons
146190 24.843 361 miles ...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-28-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
Elfie fuel leak

Well I tore the Elfie apart.
The leak comes from the fuel pressure spike reduces that is mounted on the y piece that directs the fuel to each cylinder bank.
The problem is how to get to it in an...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-27-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 18,511
Posted By Elfie
Our favorite trip consists of wild camping and...

Our favorite trip consists of wild camping and then breakfast at waffle house.
We even bought a couple of those mugs.
Always take a sweater along in waffle house .they have some wicked AC s...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-26-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 38,287
Posted By Elfie
Looks great, any thoughts about locks? Later J

Looks great, any thoughts about locks?
Later J
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-26-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
He he, I made it home , the last 200 miles were...

He he, I made it home , the last 200 miles were slightly nerve wrecking. Again a second hesitation and service engine light soon on.
Then about 20 miles from home on I99 around Altoona I faint...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
On the way back from Atlanta to state college. ...

On the way back from Atlanta to state college.

On i77 did some hand waving with a white full skoolie converted but still with all windows.
Any body on this forum?

Besides the fun stuff. This...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-26-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 21,795
Posted By Elfie
Was that not part of the fun and adventure?

Was that not part of the fun and adventure?
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-26-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By Elfie
Hi bb. 13 panels 300 watt at $89 is not bad...

Hi bb.
13 panels 300 watt at $89 is not bad compared to webasto diesel heater.
Other real nice benefits is that it reduces the heat load on your roof.
Mmpt is a technology that optimizes the...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-24-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Elfie
For any rust converter to work half decent all...

For any rust converter to work half decent all the rust scale has to be removed.
Hitting with a pointy hammer, like a welding hammer, will mostly kick it loose. Sometimes several layers of scale...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 04-24-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,919
Posted By Elfie
Yep if the government can not make money of you...

Yep if the government can not make money of you they will create rules so that you cannot evade their tax scheme.
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 04-24-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,292
Posted By Elfie
Thanks I was lucky. In the past I thought about...

Thanks I was lucky. In the past I thought about building a camper on that platform. At auction they are pretty cheap. This is the armored version of the M1078. Probably not for sale yet.
According...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 04-24-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,292
Posted By Elfie
That is a fun road. Lots of excitement. Next time...

That is a fun road. Lots of excitement. Next time I will take my distant cousin........
I hope to get my 4*4 dana 60 installed next months. Then I can talk to my cousin again.
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 04-24-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,292
Posted By Elfie
Elfie here, moved further and almost in...

Elfie here,

moved further and almost in Atlanta,
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/members/11790-albums995-picture15838.jpg

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/members/11790-albums995-picture15839.jpg...
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-24-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
Woke up the next morning and walked Rosie around...

Woke up the next morning and walked Rosie around and left for the Florida oscala meet.
Rosie telling me we are ready to leave and to get aboard....
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-23-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 38,287
Posted By Elfie
Wow you went pretty quick on that one. Looks...

Wow you went pretty quick on that one. Looks good. To bad with that tank. Could have been handy.

Later j
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-22-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Elfie
So,... on my way to Ocala Florida to meet with...

So,... on my way to Ocala Florida to meet with the Florida skoolies.
Miscalculated my way thru Orlando. Wanted to stop at skycraft parts & surplus. Great place for geeks like me.
I had planned to...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-22-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Elfie
If you an unscrew the plywood and have enough...

If you an unscrew the plywood and have enough head room why don't you pull the plywood up, inspect the floor, apply some paint if required, put 3/4 or more insulation and drop the same plywood back...
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