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Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 09-17-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,745
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Disclaimer: Not a Ford engine person. Zero...

Disclaimer:
Not a Ford engine person.
Zero experience with a 7.3 or 444.
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While moving:
U-joint?
Rock imprisoned between the disc and cover?
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While stopped as in the video:
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-15-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Ventilation. . Could you install a series of...

Ventilation.
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Could you install a series of 'eave vents' designed for a stand-still house?
These allow air to move through the enclosed space of the attic, reducing the innate moisture...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-15-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. On a dead-engine air-brakes vehicle, the...

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On a dead-engine air-brakes vehicle, the practice of 'cage' the rear (parking) brakes is used by tow-truck operators.
This eliminates all brakes on the dead vehicle, so it can be moved for...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-15-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Semi-retired welder-fabricator here. . I...

Semi-retired welder-fabricator here.
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I think I might keep one as my tow vehicle.
I think I might eliminate the power-train -- engine, trans -- from the towed vehicle, and turn it into a trailer....
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-10-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. Our introduction with plenty of portraits: ...

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Our introduction with plenty of portraits:
https://vanlivingforum.com/threads/expeditionvehicle-build.44908/#post-576110
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One reason I include our vehicle type... I hope somebody searches for...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-31-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
New? Used? I think your decision depends on...

New?
Used?
I think your decision depends on your potential use.
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For example:
Most of our travels are on rustic rural gravel and dirt.
We full-time live-aboard, so we get the use out of new...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-31-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. a) And some vehicles use white wires with...

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a)
And some vehicles use white wires with midgetized numbers.
For example:
Wire '1234' goes to a junction or relay, and on the other side of that, that same wire is stamped '5678'.
Fun and...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-31-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. I read Solo wants to 'transform it to a...

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I read Solo wants to 'transform it to a home'.
I think a home with some design equipment under the counter or tucked away in a closet is a home.
I think a bus converted to a home can carry...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-31-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
First and Number One: * scribble your...

First and Number One:
* scribble your RequirementsStatement.
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This includes the type of use -- full-time live-aboard, weekends a couple times annually, festival followers.
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This includes the...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-31-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Eugene, Oregon. My neighbor Tim operates T&M...

Eugene, Oregon.
My neighbor Tim operates T&M Towing and Crockett Towing.
They have probably sixty MDT plus two honking monster tows capable of moving a hundred ton without breaking a sweat.
....
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-31-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Not for me. . Lazy in my old age. Bad left...

Not for me.
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Lazy in my old age.
Bad left knee.
Cranky right shoulder.
But mostly lazy.
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 08-31-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,977
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. Descending, I stay below 2,200rpm. As the...

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Descending, I stay below 2,200rpm.
As the engine nears 2,200rpm, I apply the brakes to slow to about 1,400rpm, then allow gravity to slowly accelerate to near 2,200rpm.
Then, I slow the rig...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-29-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
2003, for our ExpeditionVehicle, we mounted the...

2003, for our ExpeditionVehicle, we mounted the windows with Vulcum 116 adhesive.
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Nearly two decades full-time live-aboard.
Our Vulcum 116 remains soft and pliable.
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Would we use it again?...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-25-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Intention? . I think keeping the sun away...

Intention?
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I think keeping the sun away from the metal roof makes sense, compared to dealing with a hot metal ceiling.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-17-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. Semi-retired welder-fabricator here. The...

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Semi-retired welder-fabricator here.
The customer requested we shoot Delfleet Essential for her custom trailer.
Big-box stores had it for around us$55 a gallon.
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Our local-owned...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-08-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,794
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
2002. We acquired a pallet of Concord Lifeline...

2002.
We acquired a pallet of Concord Lifeline 105ah AGM batteries.
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Two went in the engine compartment of our 1991.5 Dodge Cummins 4x4.
Everybody -- everybody -- told us the heat would kill the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-29-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Semi-retired welder-fabricator here. . If I...

Semi-retired welder-fabricator here.
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If I was me, I would start with a bigger piece of steel than the finished dimensions.
I would bend both long sides to form a flat 'C'.
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I could also weld...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-20-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. And have fun.

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And have fun.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-20-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
re -- trans behind driver . 2001. We...

re -- trans behind driver
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2001.
We acquired a couple HDT (Heavy-Duty Truck) service vehicles at auction.
Mid-engine with the manual trans 'to heck and gone' behind that.
Mileage was around...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 07-20-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Tim, Are you going mechanical, no computers,...

Tim,
Are you going mechanical, no computers, with a tried-n-true Cummins 12-valve?
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Our 1996 Cummins 505ci is a 'two-wire', requiring just two wires for the rig to operate.
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I, and the editor...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-04-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
My suggestions: * acquire a likely candidate --...

My suggestions:
* acquire a likely candidate -- ✓.
* toss in some car-camping gear
* go have fun.
Allow the conversion to evolve organically.
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My other suggestion:
* with a blank slate, free...
Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 06-14-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
re -- Yellowstone Caldera . Some say the park...

re -- Yellowstone Caldera
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Some say the park closed because of rain.
Others wonder about tectonic plates and the overdue 're-alignment'...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-12-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,664
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
I refer you to the Everlanders channel on...

I refer you to the Everlanders channel on YouTube.
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This couple -- husband Jason, wife Kira the welder -- built their full-time live-aboard ExpeditionVehicle from the frame up.
Each part is...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-12-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,067
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
. Dear One, . None of your rant answers the...

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Dear One,
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None of your rant answers the thread originator q:
* "What are we going to do?"
If I was a moderator, I would give you a time-out... but nobody asked me so I won't.
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-12-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By LargeMargeInBaja
Carry spares. For each vehicle, we carry new or...

Carry spares.
For each vehicle, we carry new or good used:
* alternator
* starter
* power-steering pump
* drive-line U-joints
* head-lamps
* two (2) new serpentine belts.
These spares are in...
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