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Old 10-28-2017, 07:38 AM   #2741
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Tango's bus is gona be AMAZING!

got that right!!! this bus project is Kickass!!!
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:33 PM   #2742
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You got that right...this project is indeed kickin' my ass.
And today I got hosed!



Fuel hosed that is. Went a LOT smoother than the oil hoses. There are plenty more hoses and tubes to be installed. Next come things like power steering, power brakes & new brake lines all the way around. Gonna pull in a little help on those.



ONWARD!
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:14 PM   #2743
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Sorry for all the skin loss you have had Tango. Those crowsfeet wrench adapters are great and you can use a torque wrench with them. With so many new fittings and such I think I would be torqueing them all being they were so hard to get to. Wouldn't be hard to miss tightening with so many fittings. Hope you are before you get to far along. Ask me why I think that?
Just redid the hydraulics lines on my tractor and feelt the same as you do, but what a good feeling of accomplishment when they don't leak.
My 2 cents..go Astros..go Tango! I like your can't be beat attitude with all things bus conversion.

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #2744
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Many thanks for the kind words John. I have been beaten down many times, but fool that I am I just keep getting back up.

And nothing against that team from LaLa Land, but yes...

Go Astros!
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:49 PM   #2745
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astros? there was a baseball game on? I was busy watching the Buckeyes Turn it around and Knock-off the #2 team in the country..
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:28 PM   #2746
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Hose work looks good to me!
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:10 AM   #2747
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At a pre Halloween party last night I stumbled into the "TV" room just in time to see what I think was a homer with bases loaded in the 9th? Go Astros? Maybe go and practice some more. LA YEA!

Actually I don't follow sports but I thought it might be fun to troll things up here a bit.

Tango, you're in the home stretch now and your project, as always, is looking great. Jack
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:25 AM   #2748
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I thought I might get as rise from you Jack. Actually, I never watch sports either unless it just happens to be on at my neighborhood bar. I will never understand why people get so involved watching grown men play kids games while getting paid tens of millions of dollars. I know guys who can quote stats on a dozen teams and hundreds of players but don't have a clue who their Congressman might be.

Panem et circenses
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:59 AM   #2749
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I thought I might get as rise from you Jack. Actually, I never watch sports either unless it just happens to be on at my neighborhood bar. I will never understand why people get so involved watching grown men play kids games while getting paid tens of millions of dollars. I know guys who can quote stats on a dozen teams and hundreds of players but don't have a clue who their Congressman might be.

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Couldn't agree more.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:07 AM   #2750
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I can quote PGN's and PID's from J1939 and J1708 streams but I got no ideas which congressman to vote for.. whichever one's paper flyer my shot-glass lands on when slamming it back to the table I reckon..
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:08 AM   #2751
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This is no fun. I wanted a big fight
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #2752
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I think Christopher may be onto the best method of electing public officials ever.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:43 AM   #2753
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Hey Jack --- so...how did that ballgame turn out?
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Hey Jack --- so...how did that ballgame turn out?

It came out the right way.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:11 PM   #2755
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Looks like they took my advice and got a few practice sessions in. Aren't you glad they listened to Papa Jack?

note: I had to ask my wife to see who won.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:19 PM   #2756
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I am NOT a sports fan but did enjoy that whole, crazy series. Seems like between the two teams they broke every World Series record there was.

Maybe we should look into whether this series holds the record for braking the most records!?
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Tango, I think you are onto something!
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:56 PM   #2758
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Tango... I got some under the chassis pictures on that ol bus that I showed you. To my uneducated eyes, it looks pretty decent. If I can figure out how to post them, from my new phone, I will. If not I may contact you, meet at Rehab, and show them to you. I'm going to try and go check it out, soon. Kinda getting that tingly, Chris Matthew feeling. (as sick as that sounds)
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:54 AM   #2759
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ha!! iove made a few of those over the years!!! did you get on grainger to see if you could find pre-mades in the form you need? eaton makes a TON of different O-ring boss and flare fittings.. in many different angles and configurations...

-Christopher
One angled fitting on each component and a synflex hose would have done the same job. Turn them towards the bottom and hook em up. When designing fluid handling the rule is: make the fewest number of connections as possible. Also invest in a set of 4-way angle wrenches.see snap on #vs 24 for a picture of one my set goes to 2" and no you can't borrow.

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Old 11-04-2017, 09:55 AM   #2760
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1OL --- that rig looks like it is definitely worth checking out and the price is right. And you know me...I'll be attending the meetings at REHAB most every afternoon/evening.

Golfer --- I looked into a flexhose fitting but because location is so tight, the local Cummins tech was more concerned with it constantly rubbing up against the motor mount. These 4 bangers are notorious for the amount of shaking they do on startup and shutdown.

Meanwhile...

I am looking at the possibility of completely redoing the master cylinder arrangement I have built and installed. Due to more space issues, I went with a racecar solution using a Wilwood hydraulic clutch unit to operate the large and remotely located Corvette master cylinder. Took care of cramming 10 pounds of stuff into the 1 pound bag I'm working with but just leaves me cold. It will work, no doubt about that, but the idea of everything riding on a single piston and seal gave me a few nights of restless sleep. In other words, it that clutch unit blows out...there is absolutely nothing left to operate the brakes. Zero, zilch, nada. It effectively turns a modern, dual pot master into an old fashioned single pot system. I knew that going in, but rationalized the racecar solution. Problem is, this ain't no racecar. It will (hopefully) spend many years on the road...not an hour or so a month on a track. It will need to safely descend 11 degree switchbacks and deal with hours of everyday stop & go traffic. Most "racecars" are rebuilt practically from the ground up on a regular basis. I need systems that will safely endure long term wear & tear with minimal maintenance.

I've spent the past few days probing & measuring everything in, under and around the cowl & chassis to try and come up with an all mechanical linkage that operates the master directly from the pedal. It's gonna be tricky but I think I may be able to pull it off.

It is painful to abandon anything on a build you already have time & money in, but sometimes you have to back up a bit in order to move ahead.

I'm just guessing here, but I imagine that with all the hotrods Christopher has built, he may have had to backtrack on some little thing, somewhere along the way.

Oh well...back at it.
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