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Okay, then I am sorry for misunderstanding Randy.

It's late and I better pipe down.
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He's talking about the ignorant children who are the modern parts people. Most of them haven't even had grease under their fingernails. They just punch search terms into the computer and guess.
Just the other day we had a bird owner looking for king pins for a SP.
Same as an FC,a PT and god knows how many trucks and what not.
The parts guy says it some exotic motorhome special built thing and he can't find the parts.
I told him to find the date plate on the axle and look up the king pins.
He says he did that and nobody has a clue.


I told him to call a real parts man.
And he did,and they had the pins in stock.
I have been blessed by having several great parts guys in my life,i'm spoiled.
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Okay, then I am sorry for misunderstanding Randy.

It's late and I better pipe down.
its all good.
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Most parts men today are idiots.
we used to call those guys PPC men.
that lingo does not work today.
PPC-Points,Plugs and Condenser.
Anything else and they were lost.


Can 30 yo parts be hard to find?? Yes,and if the parts guy/gal is 20 years old then you are screwed.
But to say the system is complicated? Not so.
On theLX you have a pump,a motor and 2 ways to control when and how it comes on.
simple as pie.


I am watching to see how the new system works,(no kidding).
I hope you figure it all out,see you at wog.

Agreed. I was selling parts at a speed shop in the 70s (I was 18 and got a discount). We felt we knew more then the Pep Boys and we did. Catalog racks clear down the counter and thousands of parts. Put them together right, and you go fast. If you didn't , you catch ****.

I am going to try it. I just got to get a shop built. worse case come winter I can work outside. Need to figure out the CFM of the existing fan.

I hope to have a few things to show off at the WOG.


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Do your own parts research on line before you go out to buy parts. Know the manufacturer and part number you need. Don't depend on others. Or just buy on line. That's what I do for my antique cars (1940 Ford Woody).
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here is a master thesis project. I get a bunch of good data from these kids but they always miss the mark on one detail or another. for the most part it proves NH Bills thesis is correct

http://kth.diva-portal.org/smash/get...FULLTEXT01.pdf


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here is a master thesis project. I get a bunch of good data from these kids but they always miss the mark on one detail or another. for the most part it proves NH Bills thesis is correct

http://kth.diva-portal.org/smash/get...FULLTEXT01.pdf

I don't think I agree with the formula 2.4 page 24 or graph on page 27,
All the more reason to agree with long time WOG member & poster NH Bill
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Bill - I'm not seeing 2.4 on 24?

Despite his issues, he proves my point that city buses are just loafing around since their cooling fans are idle 90% of the time. There is simply very little to be gained in that last 10% for them. Had he applied this to high speed over-the-road buses I think the results might have been different. In any case you can't apply this paper to our buses, apple and oranges.
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Does your pusher's hydraulic fan run more than 10% of the time at 15 degree C ambient air temperature? An FC's fan would never go on under those conditions, so electric cooling fans would be a great upgrade. Less weight.
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The problem is when we need/want more HP is when we need the biggest fan we can stuff in the engine bay.
Climbing mountains!!
Its not running down the road,where you get a little help from air flow.
My fan never comes on in town,but climbing a long grade it sure does,and at that time i want all the fan (CFM) i can get.


The electrc fans may be able to do that,but i'm awaiting on you smart guys to finger it out!
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