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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-23-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,139
Posted By PigPen
They did. Iíve seen them in big RE buses with the...

They did. Iíve seen them in big RE buses with the 3060 transmission.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By PigPen
The brands don't really matter, you're just...

The brands don't really matter, you're just looking for a hardener that works with the type of paint you have. The valspar and majik hardeners both work with oil-based enamels, which the protective...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-23-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Okay, it took me longer to get the codes than I...

Okay, it took me longer to get the codes than I thought. The OBDII port wasn't working, and the first fuse diagram I looked up gave me the wrong location for the fuse for that. The spot it did give...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By PigPen
And the advice to get a mask is also very...

And the advice to get a mask is also very important with the hardener. Get a good one.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By PigPen
I recommend getting a piece of metal and testing...

I recommend getting a piece of metal and testing your sprayer to see how it sprays without thinning. The instructions on the can are:

"Before using, stir thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Here is one of how bad the terminal was by the...

Here is one of how bad the terminal was by the time all this happened

https://i.imgur.com/amiODDT.jpg
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
https://i.imgur.com/PbIbQxt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PbIbQxt.jpg
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Yes, I'm about to go read it now.

Yes, I'm about to go read it now.
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
No pics of when it was installed, but there...

No pics of when it was installed, but there wasn't any connection left to speak of. When I say the entire stud melted off, I mean that there actually was nothing left. The wire and terminal were just...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-22-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,987
Posted By PigPen
I will second the calls for good prep and the use...

I will second the calls for good prep and the use of a hardener.

We used rustoleum for the green on our bus and tractor supply's implement paint for the white top. Tractor supply also sells a...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
I've thought a lot about the alternator. I think...

I've thought a lot about the alternator. I think that particular problem had to be a bad connection causing arcing and the heat required to melt away the entire stud. The wire leaving that connection...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
And if I haven’t said it yet, thank you everyone...

And if I haven’t said it yet, thank you everyone for the great suggestions and entertaining conversation!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
But other than that it ran well on the way home....

But other than that it ran well on the way home. We took it very slow and stopped everywhere that looked cool. Sundridge Ontario has a great lakeside park on Lake Bernard. And if you like hiking and...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Sorry for the delay everyone! Like I said, we...

Sorry for the delay everyone! Like I said, we didnít have any service where we were at.

And at least the conversation centered on bacon while I was missing.

As far as an update - we officially...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-19-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
The last connection to check was coming off the...

The last connection to check was coming off the alternator. And we have at least one big part of the problem. The stud for the main wire completely melted away. So either the regulator was ad or a...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-18-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
As far as staying there longer, that is only an...

As far as staying there longer, that is only an option if I’m able to snag a “first come first served” site tomorrow or Saturday. There is one right beside the one we’re in but ours is booked by...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-18-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
I’ll get the bus started and check the voltage....

I’ll get the bus started and check the voltage. I’ll also check to see if belts are slipping.

I forgot to mention that the “Service Engine Soon” light came on at some point during this. I don’t...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
So my range if I can’t fix it is probably however...

So my range if I can’t fix it is probably however long it will go on one full charge. I peg that around North Bay Ontario
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-18-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Thanks for all the replies. To answer some...

Thanks for all the replies. To answer some questions...

Yes, I can charge the batteries.

And yes it starts fine when they are charged.

I have my multimeter for testing them.

Towards...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 07-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,899
Posted By PigPen
Help! Stranded in Canadian Wilderness

We’re on our now annual trip to Algonquin Provincial Park, and in the last leg of our trip here the bus started acting up.

First problem was that there was a slight hesitation and then surge at...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-09-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By PigPen
Camping in a lightning storm

Hi all...

It's been ... quite a while since I posted last. I hope everyone is doing well. (And if CadillacKid is still here, I have some questions for you about mini splits).

But this post is...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 07-03-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,032
Posted By PigPen
Yes. Ford e450.

Yes. Ford e450.
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 07-03-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,032
Posted By PigPen
I know I'm reviving an old thread here, but I'm...

I know I'm reviving an old thread here, but I'm curious to see if people think I'll run into any problems.

When we registered our bus, the notary suggested we do it as a station wagon to keep...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 05-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By PigPen
Iíd definitely be interested in seeing the pics...

Iíd definitely be interested in seeing the pics of you find them.

To clarify, I have put a 5000btu air conditioner in an existing bus window by just opening it. It was the first and only one I...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 05-24-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By PigPen
I can't seem to find that in any of their posts...

I can't seem to find that in any of their posts here. Did you see it in person? I'm curious if they just had it out the window or if they built something.
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