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Old 06-12-2020, 06:05 PM   #441
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Built my curtain rods out of 3/4" dowel, supported by eyebolts, and 1" clip rings....figured this would be the easist system to maintain and clean. Now just waiting on my 19 curtains to be sewn. Also installed some barrel bolts to hold my transom windows open.

That back-up alarm is too annoying, so I tested by covering it with painter's tape......it cut the decibel level by about 2/3rds, so I'll clean that crossmember and wrap a strip of duct tape around the whole thing. i do want SOME noise, just not that ear-splitting wail. Also measured for my muffler change/delete, and librerally applied the PB Blaster to every bolt I could find. The hangers and clamps all look very re-usable. Undecided if I want to slap a cheery bomb in there, or just straightpipe it.....any thoughts?

And some bling for my license plate.....curious to see if I'll get pulled for obscuring the NORTH CAROLINA too much.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:24 PM   #442
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Looks great.
Just reread the first 12 pages of your log.

Impressive.

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Old 06-13-2020, 08:07 PM   #443
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I know the policy here is no politics, but: Orville and Wilbur Wright were buckeyes, dammit! The first flight was only in NC because you guys had wind and small hills. Ohio industry built those planes.

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Old 06-13-2020, 11:16 PM   #444
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I know the policy here is no politics, but: Orville and Wilbur Wright were buckeyes, dammit! The first flight was only in NC because you guys had wind and small hills. Ohio industry built those planes.


I Think the over riding factor in going to NC was all those nice soft sand dunes to crash into, not the wind and hills
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:17 PM   #445
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Built my curtain rods out of 3/4" dowel, supported by eyebolts, and 1" clip rings....figured this would be the easist system to maintain and clean. Now just waiting on my 19 curtains to be sewn. Also installed some barrel bolts to hold my transom windows open.

That back-up alarm is too annoying, so I tested by covering it with painter's tape......it cut the decibel level by about 2/3rds, so I'll clean that crossmember and wrap a strip of duct tape around the whole thing. i do want SOME noise, just not that ear-splitting wail. Also measured for my muffler change/delete, and librerally applied the PB Blaster to every bolt I could find. The hangers and clamps all look very re-usable. Undecided if I want to slap a cheery bomb in there, or just straightpipe it.....any thoughts?

And some bling for my license plate.....curious to see if I'll get pulled for obscuring the NORTH CAROLINA too much.



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Old 06-14-2020, 05:59 AM   #446
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Do they make cherry bomb that large of diameter? I'm assuming it would be 4" diameter at least?? If so, I agree cherry bomb...
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:59 AM   #447
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Just reread the first 12 pages of your log.

It's been a long journey for sure. I feel like if this road would straighten out a little, I'd be able to see the finish line. Getting closer!
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:07 AM   #448
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but: Orville and Wilbur Wright were buckeyes, dammit! The first flight was only in NC because you guys had wind and small hills.

Having been a rabid Wolverine fan for 50 years, I'm betting they just wanted to get out of Ohio.....can't blame them.
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:21 AM   #449
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Do they make cherry bomb that large of diameter? I'm assuming it would be 4" diameter at least?? If so, I agree cherry bomb...
They do have a bomb with 4" inlet and outlet......kinda surprised me when I saw it online. I think it was 7" diameter.
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:28 AM   #450
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Having been a rabid Wolverine fan for 50 years, I'm betting they just wanted to get out of Ohio.....can't blame them.



Sucks to be a Wolverine Fan these Days..



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Old 06-14-2020, 08:34 AM   #451
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Can't argue with that......my first 30 years were fun, though.....
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:50 AM   #452
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Back in the John cooper days Ohio sate could count on one loss every season lolol
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They do have a bomb with 4" inlet and outlet......kinda surprised me when I saw it online. I think it was 7" diameter.
Are you going to cherry bomb it then!?!
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:49 PM   #454
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Are you going to cherry bomb it then!?!
I reached out to a couple of guys on this site who've done it......based on their recommendations, I'm going to straightpipe it.
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I reached out to a couple of guys on this site who've done it......based on their recommendations, I'm going to straightpipe it.
Nothing wrong with that! Im sure it will sound great!
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I reached out to a couple of guys on this site who've done it......based on their recommendations, I'm going to straightpipe it.
Not to be taken the wrong way -- (yes, MY preference is silent running but this is YOUR deal...)

Is the straight-pipe vs cherrybomb strictly about exhaust tone and how you want it to sound or is there also a performance issue of cooler exhaust valve temps. more hp, better mpg?
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imo cherry bomb would strictly be for tone.
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:41 PM   #458
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Is the straight-pipe vs cherrybomb strictly about exhaust tone and how you want it to sound or is there also a performance issue of cooler exhaust valve temps. more hp, better mpg?
It's 95% performance-driven.....trying to squeeze every Shetland I can out of my 175 HP variant. The 'growl' will just be an added bonus.
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It's 95% performance-driven.....trying to squeeze every Shetland I can out of my 175 HP variant. The 'growl' will just be an added bonus.
With my car (saab turbo) anything you can do to reduce back-pressure in the exhaust will increase your power -- or better put -- reducing the exhaust restrictions will allow you to run more boost pressure and fuel. The more power, isn't magic -- you're burning more fuel but it's impressive how much more power can be made over stock.

with these long stoke/low rpm motors and already having a 4" exhaust on my bus -- I just haven't thought about the diesel engines and getting more power out of 'em. But my CAT at 210hp is a bit more than your 175hp. Didn't you say the ecm could be retuned for more hp w/out adverse effect to engine health? I be mixing up threads now...
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:03 PM   #460
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But my CAT at 210hp is a bit more than your 175hp. Didn't you say the ecm could be retuned for more hp w/out adverse effect to engine health? I be mixing up threads now...
I don't have the knowledge to make that statement, though I have seen it on here several times. But 2 different International techs and another poster here said it couldn't be done on my model year. And the performance chips don't come very highly rated, and I don't want to spend a couple of grand regearing the diff for the additional 4-8 mph I'm wanting. My best bet now is to cross paths with Chris sometime and see if he'll take a 'hack' at it.

195 hp would make me happy......210 would put me over the moon.
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