As I told ya, print out all the daily pose days that has “FiTech” in their titles. While you should include this one because it will give you some valuable information, there is some manual information at the end of this post for sure “Man cannot live on fuel injection talk alone” ….. while looking to have your teeth go brighter and small dogs don’t bark at you because you are crossing that bridge into fuel injection…… no, there’s more than that fun wrapped up into a classic GMC motorhome so backing away from a project to smell some OTHER roses could be a good thing.
Yesterday I got a post saying hurry up and give us all of it… I can’t stand the AAAAAnnnticcccipattttttionnnnnn while another guy said take my time…. he checked his timing chain and well, he’s doing the right thing.
Many times we look at some improvement we feel will make our lives better but the unexpected results that come from other related things makes everything I seem to do take more time…….. it’s a curse, lemme give you and example…… since we’ve been doing this FiTech install, 3 more coaches (now makes 6) in here getting their “full mechanicals” go through have called and said include the FiTech fuel injection in their mechanicals.
Holy smokes that’s great so many have followed the logic of this but dang has this got us clogged up mechanically!
When we found Marlin’s intake crack and carbon buildup preparing for his FiTech install we were forced to also check and replace his loose timing chain . Please understand, install “SOP” had not been set…. now that we can easily see these issues would have effected the FiTech system we will be forced to do this exact same process on all of our FiTech installations……. crap… the time! This unexpected result from our discovery is an examply of why Phillip and Kaitlyn are busy workers!
Now both are ex-Marines but still they can only go so fast!
I’m just saying for those of you with new purchase coaches in here we have a lineup in mechanical and it’s not fair to bump a coach in mechanicals that’s been here. Have no fear the guys are on it but hey, things are getting too successful…. I could use several more mechanics……. oh well, you work with what you have…… hang with us, no one else could do it faster on better……. not trying to sound whatever but hey, this is the stuff my guys do…. no stinkn OBD-II plug in code reader needed here! And no stinkn white lab coats on my guys!
We got in our actually 3rd manufacturing run of the new front “cockpit sliders” as they have been coined Unfortunately by having them manufactured on a special production run they came in all in 2 huge crates Our guys had to break down the order and package each window for shipping to the west coast So for all of you with backorders in with Jim K., his care package is on it’s way.
Speaking of more work, after introducing the new “Ceramic particle window film” , we have 4 of those new purchase coaches that want this ceramic film! Crap, my tinter comes in the evenings after working his commercial tint work all day. He’s been doing tint over 30 years way back when I had tint shops….. this guy is great. He’s been on “Savoy Brown” this week This new “ceramic” film does the work of effectively reflecting off the heat like the past performance “metal partical” film did but without interfering with cell phone signals…. the metalized film might do that. The stuff you see that turns colors is the older original “filter” or dyed film. This film is designed to block heat but in doing that it absorbs it heating up the glass. That along with the fade out thing, metalized film has been the way to go for decades. Now with this ceramic stuff, it’s dark in appearance to blend in with the “raccoon” look paint schemes Agreed we want that look but tinting with “limo black” filter film heats the glass, will eventually turn purple and brother at night you simply cannot see out! The new film shows dark but with a backlight you can see out…. no light no one still can see in With this look we’re still going one shade darker (15%) on Scott M. coach windows… his paint scheme is soooooo “Raccoon” look it needs the glass black, Savoy Brown here doesn’t need as much dark color is needed……
Stay tuned for more on tint…. guys our GMC Motorhome was the first RV with “big windows” along with that comes the “fishbowl” effect our big panoramic front and tall side windows. What’s that? Hey, park in an open asphalt parking lot here in Florida in August ….. need I say more?
There are 3 things that make Florida tolerable in today’s society….. bug screens, air conditioning and window tint! It’s not just a style statement….. our coaches need heat rejection and for that matter window tint I’m told also helps hold in heat. I’m not the author of that one……. we don’t get cold enough here to prove that.
New FiTech stuff
OK, on the FiTech install project, we’re replacing the point distributer (the coach was a very original 1973 still sporting a point distributer) with an original design HEI ignition system True the FiTech system we are installing does not connect to the ignition at all…. it could but I want to keep our problem diagnostics the same…… can we get fuel (starter fluid down the hole can do that), fire, feed an original GM HEI distributer 12 volts and it will shoot a spark….. brother as long as a piston isn’t sticking through the block that motor will start! THAT’S what I want…….. what little if any value added by complicating operation trying to make the system work like todays fi systems (total engine management… fuel and fire)….. no, no, I want this power plant to work like new….. like new in 1978…… no stinkn computer and a diagnostic tree a monkey can climb!
So today, between raindrops, Phillip is setting up the ignition system, he’ll put a carb up on the motor and get it running taking those variables out of the FiTech install. In other words, make it run with the carb the best you can before installing the FiTech system. Less variables and less issues to mate the 3 things (motor, ignition and fuel injection) tied together. Do this and I can’t help but feel you will have less problem on the install AND down the road.
The one guy who admitted he has some timing chain action in his future….. good on ya, your FiTech will work great! When you get there….. see that’s another issue. With all of this interest in our FiTech thing, each guy who says they want it must have their intakes pulled and a serious look at the timing chain must happen….. more time….. crap!
All of these things must happen, our Skunkworks 350 isn’t on the run in stand yet…. no time yesterday but maybe today…… Stay tuned for that. I’ll use parts of that run in on our FiTech manual… yep, it certainly gets FiTech too!
OK, the guys are showing up and I need to get out there. Hey, another set of hands…… lets all get in there, see ya tomorrow……