Re: 1990 Thomas Transitliner- "Thomas" Hormone Derange
Thanks for the compliments. The steel work is mostly fastened with screws. I did use riv-nuts on many spots where I thought more strength was called for. It has worked well so far, virtually no squeeks or rattles.
The propane injection setup was really simple, especially since I already had propane onboard. It is similar to NOS in that you get increased HP with little mechanical alteration. However, in a NOS system, you usually inject additional gasoline that can be burned due to the NOS in the air/fuel mixture. Propane, as it is used on my bus, just allows you to burn unburned fuel that would normally pass out the tail pipe as black smoke. When the bus starts to "overfuel", like while climbing a grade, I can turn the propane on, the smoke disappears and I start to accelerate again. From everything I have read, as long as you do not exceed reasonable HP limits for the engine, propane won't hurt anything. I think it is in the situations where propane is added to an engine that already has been "chipped" or even has "stacked chips" that the additional HP creates a problem. Doug@8000'
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