Each day I try to throw stuff up for folks we’re working with their coach to help them feel a part of what’s going on around here. I’m sure one frustrating aspect of this is when there a post and you see nothing about your project. I feel your pain but not making it my full time job there is so much more going one than what I plunk here about…..I try and rotate stuff about project to not cause those feelings. The entire reason for starting this blog literally over 15 years ago WAS this customer communication…you Klingons coming here are just being pulled along. Hey. That’s fine and I hope all this excites you too but I need to stay with the prime directive.
Yesterdays frame construction apifany was an outcome of a project challenge. From things like that we all benefit.
To that end of inclusion, Marco’s coach has been holding down our lift as its drive train has come out gotten the proper love needed and has been going all back in..From the bottom, no more greaseball You can see the factory metallic blue motor snugged up to that funky lime green Monster transmission. The fancy Rafusa pan showing its colors and a cleaned and gun metal grey diff pan, the starter was dipped and decreased to see if it could be saved….we’ll see. A real piece of artwork under there.Inside we see the “flux capacitor” adapter that brings our fire breathing dinosaur motors into the computer age.Marco was so fastidious to keep his 1973 GMC unmolested it drove in to us with the original points distributed! We fixed THAT! You can’t miss his Monster tranny there in the back of that pretty blue Olds Rocket! And there’s the FiTech throttle body in locked position. This real time…learning fuel shooter brings computer engine management systems to our red neck big blocks…..the motor is fresh so pretty soon another road rocket will come off the lift…..stay tuned. BTW Marco, I’m also going to change that alternator.
Something I have now discovered about the rebuild/remanufactured auto parts industry……..you can have a custom, better quality finished starter, alternator part if you can find a competent local builder. The big company manufacturers are forced to use more modest components in their process. A professional local builder will show you the difference in an off shelf and a performance built part. We have found a quality local builder that bumps our part quality up by a factor.
Oh and if your alternator light stays on bright when the motor is running but you still see the alternator charging on a volt meter…….the regulator inside the alternator is fried. Guaranteed………its not a wire problem if it ever went off before……..change out the alternator……then if you REALLY want to do the right thing call me and I’ll send you the ceramic resistor and 6amp diode got $5 to wire around the dreaded “nichrome, resister wire that has been known to often melt the engine wire harness just behind the radio. A plug-n-play in line diode on the trigger wire is not enough protection. Disconnect this campfire igniter and do this
This is the instruction sheet that goes with our “alternator light Circuit” kit listed and explained on the “tops” list up on the main page of the site. Go read that….pretty important stuff. This circuit also reallocates the ramp up as the rpm’s go up on your alternator. You don’t want that poor ole power plant trying to hard charge the 3 batteries on board! heck, that’s what takes these alternators to thermal runaway and burning up! Changing the dropping trigger resistance from 10 to 100 ohms prevents the alternator from trying to create heavy current at low rpm and ramps up the charge rate as the alternator has the ability to see all 3 of those current sucking pigs!
Anyway, you’ll get one of these. This came up checking out then replacing the alternator after checking it out the alt. light was staying on but with 14.6 volts I knew something was wronga With that fixed and my alternator light circuit installed I think another project comes to a close and another recent purchase coach is mechanically sound……NOW comes its shakedown. Ultimately the “crew” does the shakedown cruise……lets call me driving it around first the safety inspection. Stay tuned for this one..
Walking back from our exterior protect building I looked up and there it was! Obe day soon that short body will cover the seat and 454 motor on the P-30 Chevy chassis in front of it…..should I say stay tuned?
See ya tomorrow…..
Question: .Would you pay $200-250,000 for a new GMC Motorhome?