A big day yesterday…. proto-typing takes time and thought. With my mad scientist room set with all my stuff around me A picturing being worth a thousand words, here is the dash AC/heat/defrost system in place The top firing defroster vents are connected to the original defrost ducting with the 4 hi volume heat/cool ducts facing into the now open dash cavity Next is the firewall enclosure…. stay tuned….
My windshield guys came over to put a new pair of peepers on Mike’s coach American glass, installed, sealed with a warranty… $1450. And yeah the one windshield came out unbroken but as glass ages it gets brittle… chances of getting an older, brittle glass back into a gasket….. not a good bet These goggles will go right to the dumpster…. hey, it is what it is….
OK I defined “Red Neck Hot Rod” yesterday… now meet one Now that this beast of burden has it’s burden off What we have left is a beast! A Ford E450 turbo-diesel dually chassis with no load……..YeeeHaaaa $6000 and it can be yours! Unloaded, now the stripped box will get it’s skin renewed before being remounted on a new Chevy Chassis. Hey, maybe we can plop this onto the Ford chassis Ya never know!
One other thing to show ya. This was a chance to dodge a bullet which may have worked. Usually the death nil for an older, good running motor is a bad oil leak on the rear main or oil pan. The only way to address either leak is to lift the motor. Doing that u might as well just do the motor. Well, replacing Luis S. transmission we figured lets take another hour or so to loosen the motor and lift it in place to replace the leaking rear main and oil pan gasket. Over the decades so much oil had been run through the motor that here is the carbon sludge built up inside the oil pickup screen There is still more in the screen! Katlyn stopped here and brought this to my attention. The standard oil pump has a press-in fitting to the pickup screen. I nevr did like that… I mean they can move or even fall out!
With this much crap found before the screen in the bottom of the oil pan We’re going to replace the rear main seal, install a new hi volume oil pump that will accept this bolt on 3/8″ diameter Milodon 18411 deep sump hi volume oil pickup tube and screen Of course as we go the blinders will be off looking for anything else we can touch with this amount of work we’re doing…….. stay tuned for more on this.
Gotta go… the day is on and I need to get some aluminum sheet…. see ya later.