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Old 04-04-2017, 08:11 AM   #181
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I can get drivers side sanden brackets pretty cheap but is my water pump long or short? Thats the question on summits listings.

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Old 04-04-2017, 08:17 AM   #182
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I always forget long vs short..

I founbd this online.

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Old 04-04-2017, 08:09 PM   #183
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Going back together. Looks like i'll be using my r4 compressor for a bit. Got to modify some brackets on the steering pump. More pics as it goes together tomorrow.

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Old 04-05-2017, 06:07 AM   #184
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if you are converting to R-134a, the ford blue orifice tube is what I found worked good, and you'll likely want to drop the low pressure switch setting down a few PSI.. dont overcharge it..
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:46 PM   #185
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Closer and closer. One bracket to fab tomorrow. Go buy belt and o-tube. Cycled a little ester oil through the compressor by hand...feels like its good. So far. Borrowing gauges Saturday. Hoping to test fire Sunday.

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Old 04-05-2017, 09:00 PM   #186
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be sure you have the right fan clutch on there too... it should be a clutch that engages fully for the first couple minutes the engine is started.. and then you will hear it disengage... at the point it disengages, the correct clutch will be still spinning the fan at 350-450 RPM minimum all the time.. this is to keep a proper flow of air across the condensor coild even though the engine may not be warmed up enough to make hot air fro mthe radiator which engages the clutch more...

the Non A/C fan clutch will disengage nearly to a full free-wheel.. you will see the fan spin only 100-150 RPM... that will cause the head pressure to go sky high and bye bye R-4 compressor ...

the fan clutch can be tested with or without the A/C operational... chances are it has the right one (if its good). as the bus had factory A/C originally..

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Old 04-06-2017, 06:53 PM   #187
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Had to cut one of the ears off my hydroboost power steering pump bracket. Luckily it lined up with the AC bracket and all I had to do was weld a scrap piece of Steel on. Everything feels really solid. I would have it all the way back together tonight but the auto parts store did not have my 56 inch long belt in stock.
Ps. The weld looks like poo. But its harder to tell because i didnt knock off the flux.

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Old 04-06-2017, 06:58 PM   #188
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Oh no. Cracked fan shroud. Not going to find one for a 1985 around here. Time for some Appalachian American engineering

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:04 PM   #189
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Zip ties. Never underestimate my ability to half-ass something.

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Old 04-07-2017, 08:53 PM   #190
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Bus AC working great. Just under 40 at the vent. Now to see how long it holds.

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Old 04-07-2017, 10:17 PM   #191
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I really enjoy this thread. Love your little bus.

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Old 04-08-2017, 04:55 AM   #192
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Wow nice build!

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:13 AM   #193
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that kicks ass!!! i always love A/C Builds!! those are right up my alley!

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:44 AM   #194
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12 hours later the AC is still cold.

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:44 AM   #195
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It's good to see it out of the garage again. Once the rack goes on it will never fit inside again.

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Old 04-09-2017, 02:23 PM   #196
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Headed into town. AC hovering at 40 and under for the trip.

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Old 04-10-2017, 09:28 PM   #197
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Upgraded sound system tonight...going to get roof rack on this week. Test drive to St. Pete this weekend! Finally a full highway fuel economy tesr.

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Old 04-10-2017, 09:50 PM   #198
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:09 AM   #199
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oh yeah Tunes and A/C!!!! my klinda Trasvellin Rig now!!!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:13 PM   #200
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Trying to recycle everything that came with the old Pipe Rack as I make it into a roof rack. The angle iron that went along the bed rails will now spread the load on my roof. I have it bolted together so the spreaders pivot and will match the roofline period all the bolt holes are drilled just have to try and find a tree to hang it from and back the bus under it.

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