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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-30-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By pengyou
Insulation

What is the highest r-value you have managed to attain in the walls of your skoolie? Using what kind and thickness of insulation?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-29-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By pengyou
One way around this is to engineer the door so...

One way around this is to engineer the door so that the normal status of the door is latched shut. You wall have to unlatch it each time you want to close or open it.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-16-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By pengyou
I haven't paid attention to name brands yet...was...

I haven't paid attention to name brands yet...was looking at a page that had lots of used rear ends for sale. Does it make any different with the shifting if the tranny is automatic? There is no...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By pengyou
I have seen some rather large rectangular tanks...

I have seen some rather large rectangular tanks attached to the outsides of cement trucks and such. They look to be well over 50 gallons. I have tried googling for those and never have productive...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By pengyou
2 Speed rearends

I have looked at some 2 speed rear ends. so far, all have stated that they were not designed to be shifted while the vehicle is in motion. Is this true for all 2 speeds?
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-13-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By pengyou
I saw a site selling electric appliances with...

I saw a site selling electric appliances with motors that did not spike. I cant remember where but I know it is there.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-13-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By pengyou
Yes, good quality things are expensive. I was...

Yes, good quality things are expensive. I was hoping to find someone who had found a substitute product that was cheaper, i.e. a gas tank from a 2005 Kenworthy that could be purchased from a...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-13-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By pengyou
Giving thanks!

I appreciate everyone who takes the time to contribute some knowledge to one of my questions...and try to thank you. I often get the message that "you must spread your thanks around" or something...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By pengyou
Yes, I saw that...that is why I was asking for...

Yes, I saw that...that is why I was asking for what a GOOD price would be :whistling:
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 05-12-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By pengyou
Detroit Series 50 8.3l 4 cylinder

...in a 40 foot bus...yet rated at 300 hp and 1,000 ft pounds of torque. Is this engine (combined with the right transmission and rear end) likely to push this mobile brick to 80 mph? I don't...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-12-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By pengyou
Thanks to everyone who has responded. What is...

Thanks to everyone who has responded. What is considered to be a "good price" for a 100 gallon tank? Is it easy to find rectangular tanks? I would like to put a fuel tank and a couple of water...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By pengyou
So about 70% of the potential energy is converted...

So about 70% of the potential energy is converted into heat and friction? Wow! Quite a lot.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-11-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By pengyou
How to know how efficient an engine is?

I was told that, given two engines, the engine that had the smallest gap between maximum torque rpm and maximum hp rpm is the one that is most efficient. Is this true?
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By pengyou
Gillig engines 6v or Cummins 8.3?

I have fallen in love with the tall windows of the Gillig Phantoms...I have read that they also have pass through storage underneath...I am in bus heaven! The wikipedia page says that the Cummins...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By pengyou
Good suggestions, all of them. The Mt-40 is a...

Good suggestions, all of them. The Mt-40 is a rare bird - found almost nothing online about it, so have to rule that one out. I tried searching for a 3060 tps to get an estimate of the cost but...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-11-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By pengyou
Thanks! But the mt643 is also a 4 speed.

Thanks! But the mt643 is also a 4 speed.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By pengyou
Rent a compressor with a sandblaster? Use very...

Rent a compressor with a sandblaster? Use very fine sand.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-10-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By pengyou
Yes. but I think the controller for a 3060 is...

Yes. but I think the controller for a 3060 is well over a thousand dollars. Is there no mechanical 4sp + OD tyranny out there?
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By pengyou
5 speed non electronic transmission w od

Was there ever such a transmission built that was suitable for skoolies? I know that with gasoline engines the jump to 5 and 6 speed autos came with electronics.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-05-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By pengyou
How much diesel can you skoolie hold?

I was trying to decide how to make this decision. The question that I think would be useful - what is the longest stretch of road in the US or Canada without services? Another aspect - I know that...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-05-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By pengyou
Yes, I have seen rebuilt 8.3's for $5k to $9K I...

Yes, I have seen rebuilt 8.3's for $5k to $9K I am not sure yet what causes the price difference. I am leaning towards buses with this engine because of this price range. Maybe part of the reason...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-04-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,608
Posted By pengyou
https://www.instructables.com/id/Hybrid-solar-pane...

https://www.instructables.com/id/Hybrid-solar-panel-photovoltaic-and-thermal/ Photovoltaic and hot water together. How water is pretty useful in a home. Heating, cooking, washing. Plus, the more...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-30-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,608
Posted By pengyou
Maybe part of the answer to this...a lot of diy...

Maybe part of the answer to this...a lot of diy or ots hot water systems suffered from leaking...at least in the first generation. The newer systems have that problem mostly fixed. Hot water solar...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-24-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By pengyou
But sometimes I feel like climbing them! :rofl:

But sometimes I feel like climbing them! :rofl:
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-23-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By pengyou
Drain plugs in the body panels

Do skoolies have drain plugs in the body panels? Not sure if I am using the right word...but I do know that my astro had plastic strainer things on the bottom or the walls that let water leak out of...
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