Actually the guys must have been getting stir crazy like me…….they all wandered in at the appointed time like all good atomitons……8am and we had a quantum……THAT’S dedication!
Of course stopping then cranking up this place we’re decently going to be off of any schedule we were shooting for so folks with projects in house stay tuned……Folks with projects in house hold off on any timelines, we’ll have to get back to you, sorry.
During the downtime Jared and I both had energy to burn ……here is his progress on the 79 Jeep CJThat is a normally aspirated 5 cylinder Mercedes diesel motor hooked up in the frame……cool and it’s said this mod gets 35mpg and Gobbs of torque. We’ll see about that!
As I told ya I was coming up with some super hero hood/trunk for Mutcades…….Our plasma cutter and TIG Phillip put it togetherand for inclement weather we’ll cover the stack like this.So I’m thinking of a “Shield” logo hereor maybe “Transformers” something……..yeah that’s it!
All foolishness….we’re back at our trade now and things are cranking back up.Jason opened the box on Chris M. MacDaddy dash. Here are the new chrome edge gauges Mac debuted at the Tallahassee GMCMI convention.Pretry sharp….. First is to remove the rotted plastic dash supports to make way for the MacDaddy dash above you see the old supports cut away, dash wiring like the common ground speaker circuit and all the dash AC/heat controls are capped off….this dash is getting one of our new in dash snow blower dash systems.
Here is the dash now having the new dash housing fitted and the electrical harness modified to the MacDaddy Molex connectors…….in other words MacDaddy is wiredNext the AC/heat system goes in……..stay tuned……
Rectangular LED projector headlights are going in the Explorer II diesel.Along with a new dedicated bed and pitching the ¤Ωθθμ¿¡^]<< original 2 steel tanks we’re having a special diesel tank built for under the bed. Explorer II Hum V diesel will soon be on a sidewalk near you, stay vigilant
Ok, I’ve have been going round and round about some GMC gurus asking questions about our new 1 wire, 2nd design, 130 amp, ramp up alternator modification. For those of you not knowing, understanding or simply not believing its any good……..lets me make this as clear as I can: our beloved 1st design Delco alternator had a problem of burning up trying to charge banks of batteries when the motor is as idle. If you have owned your coach for any length of time you have probably replaced your alternator.
Now its true off shelf rebuilt alternators at your local parts store WAS put together with the least expensive parts they could. Heck, a hi dollar alternator out of Summit failed and was found to be full of cheapo parts.
The man that runs this local alternator/starter shop has forgotten more about these things than you or I will ever know…..
Not me, I was schooled on our original alternators and am passing what i learned. An explanation of the “1 wire alternator” is described in the new issue of GMCMI publication “Vintage RVing”
In 1 sentence, our first design alternator was updated to help keep them from burning up.
Just makes sense if you want to “fix it better” its a natural thing to use this update. People who feel its their job to punch holes in any new idea, I feel that’s not helping our community.
Is it “half full or half empty” applies here. A small, stable wire modification puts a better alternator in your coach. The main take away is your living area battery gets the slower charge it wants and a hard charge for your engine battery that IT wants.
I did a video recently on this….go take a look
So if you hear any of that, just tell them to give me a call. I stand by what I say 100%. Enough said…….soapbox abandoned…..for now!
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