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Old 08-04-2022
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Tell Carol for me they look nice.

Wow, a replaceable element air filter and housing would be nice. If you have another like filter housing I would buy it!!
I don't have another one,but will keep my eyes open for you.
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Carol is quite the artist!!
Carol likes to cut metal and shes not a bad welder on her "art" anyway.

Shes had metal cutting classes with WOG ladies here and they all made some neat stuff.

A few years ago she was holding plasma cutting classes for ladys in the area.
She would cut up a 12x12'' square of steel and the class lasted 2 hours,4 people in the class,$200 each person.

Let me tell you,i have held classes for men and men may show up with a 6 pack of beer.
Women show up with wine,little sandwiches,chips,cookies,dips,all kinds of food!!
All these years i have tried to teach men stuff,and i should have been teaching women!!!
The women made some cool stuff,several of them went and bought their own plasma cutters,who would have thought it?


John W,thank you.
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Wow, Carol is very talented. I bet she puts everything back where it belongs when she’s done.
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Wow, Carol is very talented. I bet she puts everything back where it belongs when she’s done.
So what happened here is i had her move her car outside and i set the plasma and welder up where she parks her car.
She did clean up and put stuff away and then moved her car back under the shed.
You see how smart i am?
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so i took a few weeks off and went to the beach,well OK,6 weeks i think.
Now i'm back and my hair is on fire,getting ready for the wog rally in a long week from today! see yall there!
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Old 11-22-2022
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The WOG rally is over and the "Adventure Vacation" team has gone home until next year.
Every year we have an Adventure Vacation group that comes down after the rally (invitation only) and we do a few repairs and have a "school" of sorts.
This year we rebuilt a hydraulic pump on an LXI,fixed some dents and painted some spots on an FC and welded some plates on a chevy truck that had the tow bar base plate attack the frame horns.
We also replaced a genny bearing on a Powertech genny in a BMC and we had many,many pot luck meals.

So,nothing happened on the 71.
But we had a lot of fun!!

Then Carol and I had some other projects and other business to deal with and now its thanksgiving already.

My SiL will be here for 4 days and i have some stuff for him and my BiL to help me with.
4 days will not get it all done,but they can help with the heavy stuff.

The LXI is back in the bus barn and so is the 71,so not much room to work but i have another building that the LXI will go into next week and that will free up the workspace for the 71.
Just because i'm not working on the 71 does not mean i am not gathering parts,some of the parts i already had and i'm making a big pile out of that stuff and i am experimenting with a heating system for the 71.

I have an aquahot in stock and a Oasis (hurricane style) in stock and i could not make up my mind on which one to use,turns out i'm not using either one.

I'm trying to keep this bus simple and light and the aquahot is big,the oasis is much smaller but they both require convectors and water lines running all over for the domestic heat.

Weight is not your friend with diesel at $5 per gal.

So i have been looking at the diesel fired "air heaters".
Webasto makes one for over $1000 and i'm not so sure its $900 better than the chinessium copy.
I hate buying china made products but i did buy one of their air heaters,$90 on ebay,shipping and tax all in.

I will be testing thois heater on the bench and will make a video of it,its well made and simple,we will see if it blows up or runs well.

I will need maybe 3 of them to really heat the bus but at $90 a copy its not huge money and its an easy install.

wish me luck and feel free to comment on what we are doing here.

Today i am working on my big outdoor scissor lift,its old and diesel powered but its a life saver when it works.
The electronics have been a problem since i bought it at auction,sometimes its fine,sometimes its not,for no apparent reason.
It has to be a ground,right?
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I know a lot of people have had good success with the Chinese diesel heaters, but I wasn't one. Mine failed quickly (bench tested first, then installed) and I didn't want to follow good money with bad, so I went with a Planar/Autoterm as a replacement that has worked great. Not cheap, but better than Espar and Webasto. Here is where I bought mine:
https://expeditionupfitter.com/colle.../diesel-heater

The Chinese heater wouldn't work on the bench test, the pump didn't supply enough fuel. Bought one on Amazon for $20 that worked fine. Then it the motor fried itself after installation and I was done. Pump was similar to this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Met...9151781&sr=8-5

Hope the Chinese experience works for you.

Anyway, I have become a fan of the heaters.
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I know a lot of people have had good success with the Chinese diesel heaters, but I wasn't one. Mine failed quickly (bench tested first, then installed) and I didn't want to follow good money with bad, so I went with a Planar/Autoterm as a replacement that has worked great. Not cheap, but better than Espar and Webasto. Here is where I bought mine:
https://expeditionupfitter.com/colle.../diesel-heater

The Chinese heater wouldn't work on the bench test, the pump didn't supply enough fuel. Bought one on Amazon for $20 that worked fine. Then it the motor fried itself after installation and I was done. Pump was similar to this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Met...9151781&sr=8-5

Hope the Chinese experience works for you.

Anyway, I have become a fan of the heaters.
Thats good info,i already have the cheapo so i will be bench testing it soon.
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The big scissor lift is up and running.
Leaving stuff sitting is never good and when i parked this thing it ran but would not back up.
Everything else worked.

So the starter had gotten full of water and i had a new starter for it,got that on.
Then the ford type solenoid that runs the starter was bad,i looked through my stash and found a couple of used ones,first one was ***.
So on to the 2nd one,it worked.
Then the electric fuel pump (facet) was bad,took it apart and it was all gummed up with nasty diesel fuel,replaced it with a new one i got on ebay.
It didn't work,took it back off and its a 24v pump,i bought it as a 12v pump.
So more digging in my junk and found a used one,put it on and it works.

I replaced the fuel filters and the hydraulic filter (it had not been changed in 10 years).
Put a good used battery in it and it fired right up!
That was all the first day.
The 2nd day i start looking for the reason it would not back up.
Late i the day i found a bad connection inside the joy stick and got it all cleaned up and its now a working machine again.

One more thing off of my list.
This is a wakeup call to you guys,keep your stuff running,run it every month or so,keep it working,i spent a whole day fixing stuff that should have never needed fixing.
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