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Old 08-25-2011
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I'm just a proud owner. Now if only I could use it more, but isn't that a desire that most of us have?
Truer words have never been spoken!

I'm just happy to get her out of the barn once a month to stretch her legs.

Sounds like a good idea. I think I'll go for a drive thus afternoon.
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Markus, Yes Shane sets a high standard as well. Before I started hanging out with this crowd I was the only nut I knew who polished stuff under the hood and detailed the engine compartment. People looked at me funny (well I thought that might be the reason perhaps not) but in this crowd I'm pretty much just a wanna be.

David you are right lots of credit to be given to others. Many people have helped me I know in my trip into the bright side of BB ownership. It's been great fun. I really enjoy seeing the other coaches and what the owners have been able to do with them. Especially the older ones which have to be brought back from years of neglect. It's certainly a big part of the fun. I haven' seen your coach (hope to soon). I also think Mike's coach that Ernie is working on is going to be a must see. I am proud of mine as well. It's not to the standard that I would like to have it but it's getting better all the time. I can't do as much as I would like to and it does take time. I've owned it three years in November and it's while it was nice when I bought it I've stepped it up a notch. There are things I'd like to do but time and money and energy are factors.

I understand what you mean about proud owner. I spend $200 plus bucks a month to keep it stored inside which is not justifiable when you consider the dollar value of the thing. But, I can't let it sit out and go down hill. Too many people including myself, Shane and lots of you other guys have put too much energy into it. Makes no sense but it's a love. You have it or you don't. When you work as hard on them as many of us have you make a connection on a level which you can't explain. Proud owner covers it as well as anything.
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Looking after your coach like you do John and storing it inside says a lot to the people like Shane, Randy and everyone else who has ever helped you out.
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Its killing me to leave mine out side

but its getting lots of wax

whats got the best uv in the wax!
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Here's a picture of my coach in stainless. Neat, tidy, compact, and elegant.



David, I'm speechless.............
Great engine room. You should let me safety wire all the nuts and bolts for the final touch.

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[QUOTE=davidmbrady;124314]Here's a picture of my coach in stainless. Neat, tidy, compact, and elegant.



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Man thats clean!! Was that a brand new engine? or did you just clean it up? Turbo looks brand new!
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David,I hate you.
Randy that's the nicest thing you ever said to me!

Folks, thanks for the compliments, but you know you're only encouraging this type of behavior!

Rick, Hmmm, safety-wire... Great idea! Okay, from now on I'm only using pre-drilled aircraft AN hardware! LOL

David G, I had a cracked charge air cooler, and, well, one thing led to another! Same engine, just a spray paint overhaul.
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How much would it cost to have all my piping chromed?
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How much would it cost to have all my piping chromed?
No chrome dude, only aluminum or stainless for intake and coolant pipes, as spec-ed by the Detroit Diesel Series-60 Installation Manual. It's on WOG somewhere; I'll see if I can find it. In short it says nothing plated, painted, or powder coated. Allowable materials: steel, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass or composite. I'm not making this up! LOL
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