Before we get into yesterdays fun, let me put out there we’re taking more of a role now in finding, getting these Honda water cooled generators checked out and prepped for reliable use in our coaches. We’re sourcing low hour emergency vehicles rotating what these machines out of service. Here is a perfect example, our first came in yesterday……. no, it’s not $1500, this is $3700 and in my opinion damn well worth it compared to the options Complete with the needed $400 muffler/spark arrester kit and the $350 remote panel! Want a reliable generator? This is it! Paerts and service support you can always find everything at www.pinellaspowerproducts.com . These ARE getting harder to find and just as our classic coaches these water cooled Hondas DO need to be serviced and checked. All Honda EV-6010 and 4010 units we offer will be ready to install. Prices will range depending on service and updates needed but you can expect a nise water cooled “mammal” power plant for $3-4000 ready to install.
Please call and get your name on the waiting list….. it’s finally gotten to the point I feel we need to step in and support these generators… finding them, getting them serviced and ready to go. If you would like what we put into 6 figure restorations give me a call. 321-299-5707.
OK, that off my chest …… I’ve had to think hard about this… trying our best to offer the “best” for our customers sometimes it feels like the motorhome comfort is centered around power so this is an important part of our restorations…….. if you feel that way too give me a call…..
NOW… on to more stuff:
And now ANOTHER Elvis has left the building! The groundbreaking Explorer II, Manny Hum V diesel is now on the streets underway by these folks Ending up a week of learning systems, tweeking this all diesel GMC… generator AND motor…. addressing the floor noise from that diesel monster to a purr…… BTW, the combination of 2lb. sheet goods floor mat, 2lb. sheet goods heat/sound composite sheet insulation, joint overlap seals and carpet and we had quiet Now we have the winning process for Ruby’s floor insulation. This pic shows the extent we went to properly renew #41’s floor…. now finished off with the technology we learned on “Boomerang” as it was named, Ruby will be quiet too…The new wood floor in place, insulation will follow Already using this new composite combination, JD’s coach is getting benefit of this too… his carpet arrived yesterday Ready to go, we used 1 layer of the 2lb. sheet goods floor pad insulation the front of JD’s coach With tac strips in place ready to cut and stretch the entire front floor the guys roll out the carpet of measuring A bonus, our awesome upholster is still willing to pull out his “carpet mechanic” skills and install our flooring stretched in complete Marlin’s 73 is getting some new wiring Not only were the cop clearance lights rusted to death, again the best intentions… trying to label stuff and everything was the final cause of the blowing dash and top clearance light fuses Hey so it’s fine, taking the dash down to this is faster and more complete than laying on your back under the gas pedal with a flashlight! which puts EVERYTHING in front of u. Hey, talking about in front of you…. check out what I call a landmark piece of electronic equipement…. The Johnson 130 “CB/phone” Complete with his call sign registration number… wonder if THIS was “Rubber Duck”! That goofy looking now CB got everything going. Doin the Gansta lean in your Kojac 2 door talking on this thing… with a handset in your hand????? All I can say is Saturday Night Fever…….. I will bout guarantee there is one of these at the Smithsonian, if not there should be!
We’re pulling it out installing a remote mic controlled CB but I’m directing Marlin to make some contact about this Johnson! He’ll also have a motorized 7″ LCD flas screen, blue tooth radio so Pappy’s getting some new music!
Here is some audio stuff I’d like to show you…. rewiring from common to floating ground and adding some cutting edge electronics hey, you need some new speakers! The biggest downfall in the factory sound were those cheeky 3 1/2 razzy speakers invading the left side of the drivers head! You know, the one that doesn’t work and your pretty much happy about that….. let me show you a speaker we DO put in there that really works pretty well. Italian made, a huge magnet and voice coil, a nice stiff suspension and single long throw cone
The speaker won’t bottom out, it will be your radio amplifier that will clip first! $25 each but what can I say, this ain’t your Grandpappy’s ball game listening speaker!
So we have a pair of those, a pair of bedroom 4×10 replacements and we install a pair of 6.5″ 2 way thin mount speakers in the forward section of the driver/passenger sidewalls to help out up front. not only will the radio look awesome it will sound so too…. I’ll talk more about our imaging from speaker placement later, stay tuned…..
So here you can also see some upgraded 12 volt primary rewiring .
Way off to the left in the pass. hood you can see the 3 sealed marine style switches…. one for the enging battery, 1 for the living area battery and one to tie them both together. When your coach runs out of 12 volts dc, the party is over! And in the case of a fire or wanting to mothball your coach for a time, having easy access to turn off or buss power where you need it is critical. These 3 switched do that.
A spoiler alert for tomorrows plunking here…. Spacely’s skunkworks 350 should pull itself off the lift to make way for Steve’s coach up on the operating table….. A big day and man, I can’t wait to tool around the block! Front theory, to the check out stand and now in it’s home with FiTech …. this could be the start of something new
OK, that’s it for today, hope you enjoyed and maybe learned something there. I appreciate the support and please give me a call if I can answer anything for you. It’s important to me that you guys understand what you’re getting into… There are a pile of things people say to do with your coach… be careful, if you don’t choose well you may put yourself in harms way. Too big to push and a tow bill will melt your wallet… your day will be ruined anyway…. investige well modifications you see… don’t buy cheap, it will cost you in the end and do what you can to gbuild backups…. countermeasures in main coach functions to keep you having fun. Have a great weekend… I may be here…. just more fun around here than 1 man should have!!!! See ya later…….
I used Soundown’s 2LB carpet underlayment in our diesel swap and have been happy with the results. Expensive and heavy but it makes the cab very livable, on par with the gas motor that previously occupied the space.