Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-29-2021, 10:48 AM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 121
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP ER
Engine: Cat 3126b 210 HP 605 ftlbs
Custom Radiator pipes

My Lower coolant pipe is about shot and I am in search of another one.
Does anyone know a good shop that can make it in SS, or has anyone used the flexible SS tubing 2'' with good results?

ism minerals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 12:37 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
s2mikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NM USA KD6WJG
Posts: 1,002
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE 40 FEET
Engine: Cummins 8.3
What is it made of now?
__________________
Why can't I get Ivermectin for my horses?
s2mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 01:09 PM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 121
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP ER
Engine: Cat 3126b 210 HP 605 ftlbs
Some sort of mild steel. It rusted through and is very thin.
ism minerals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 01:19 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
s2mikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NM USA KD6WJG
Posts: 1,002
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE 40 FEET
Engine: Cummins 8.3
If you can roll a bead on the ends you could use exhaust tubing. If it rusted from the outside keep it painted if it rusted from the inside you have coolant problems.
__________________
Why can't I get Ivermectin for my horses?
s2mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 05:05 PM   #5
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 121
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP ER
Engine: Cat 3126b 210 HP 605 ftlbs
It is rusted from the outside, that is a good way to tell if there is a coolant problem though S2 excellent advise. I found a company in PA that specializes in truck/Bus SS tubes for turbo and coolant. mandrel bending, proper beading on the ends and made of 304SS for less than the price of a new one. The company is called bhtubes. Still expensive though. wish i had a place that could do it local to NH. The Upper tube is in decent shape, so I am not worried. The upper is almost straight two sight bends, a 45į boot may allow it to fit using straight pipe if I want to tackle it in the future I will just have to add a bung 1/4 npt bung to itf for an air bleeder.
ism minerals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 05:14 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
s2mikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NM USA KD6WJG
Posts: 1,002
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE 40 FEET
Engine: Cummins 8.3
If you can weld, just buy 45 ells (mandrel bent) and straight pipe and weld them up. Then take 1/8 inch rod and make one rap around the end and tack them in place. All that is for is to keep the hose from sliding while clamped. I am changing my cooler out and will be doing the same here in a few weeks. I will also weld a stud on each pipe to connect a ground wire on to stop electrolysis.
__________________
Why can't I get Ivermectin for my horses?
s2mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 06:36 PM   #7
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 121
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP ER
Engine: Cat 3126b 210 HP 605 ftlbs
Quote:
Originally Posted by s2mikon View Post
If you can weld, just buy 45 ells (mandrel bent) and straight pipe and weld them up. Then take 1/8 inch rod and make one rap around the end and tack them in place. All that is for is to keep the hose from sliding while clamped. I am changing my cooler out and will be doing the same here in a few weeks. I will also weld a stud on each pipe to connect a ground wire on to stop electrolysis.



Excellent idea for the bead. I should be getting a welder for Christmas (just have to press the checkout button on it, its going to hurt the pocket). I have to learn how to use it. I have done very little mig, but I am interested in TIG for SS and AL.
ism minerals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2021, 10:19 AM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
s2mikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NM USA KD6WJG
Posts: 1,002
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE 40 FEET
Engine: Cummins 8.3
Other than a good woman and a good dog every man needs a welder.
__________________
Why can't I get Ivermectin for my horses?
s2mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.