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ricogomez
Posted 2022-03-24 9:56 PM (#8005 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Veteran

100252525
Location: Houston, Texas
Hello my friend hope everyone is staying healthy,
how’s is it going with the project ? any updates ?

This forum has been very quiet for a while.

Rico & Carmen
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andy1canada
Posted 2022-03-30 4:12 PM (#8006 - in reply to #8005)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Elite Veteran

5001002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Hola mi amigo!

Good to hear from you.

I'm re-insulating a small section of the bellypan before patching it over with sheet metal. No mi favorito trabajo. (?)

Then she gets her drive-shaft put back in and lowered back onto terra-firma.

I think I have brakes and steering again so I'm really looking forward to NO surprises.

Been a long haul on this project... I want to go camping.

Stay well mi amigo!

Terry
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andy1canada
Posted 2022-04-10 6:49 PM (#8009 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Elite Veteran

5001002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Got my belly-pan repair done last week and today - FINALLY - after 3 yrs & 5 months her front wheels are back on the ground!

No time to get the ass-end down today but should get to it tomorrow I hope.

Can't wait to find out what's what and take her for a spin.

Terry
#846
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2022-04-10 11:08 PM (#8010 - in reply to #8009)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.



Expert

1000100100
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Terry, that is super good news! That’s about how long it took me as well to put my Duramax into my coach. I was nervous when it was on the ground, wheel chocks pulled, engine running and time to slip it into gear! I slipped it into gear, lifted my foot from the brake, nudged the throttle and got a huge grin as I rolled forward!!

Happy travels!
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fmc708
Posted 2022-04-11 11:08 AM (#8012 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.



Regular

252525
Location: Soquel, CA.
Fantastic! I have been a lurker here following your progress for the duration. Congrats!! Can't wait to hear about the test drive.
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andy1canada
Posted 2022-04-22 10:38 PM (#8017 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Elite Veteran

5001002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
#846 has had all four paws back on the ground for over a week now.

I have forward and reverse gears proven with but a measly 3 or so feet in either direction I can move it where it sits. Got a tent and some work benches behind it that need to be moved before I can back it out in front of the house where there's a good 80ft or so strip I can jostle it back and forth on to see if there's any surprises I need to discover before it hits the pavement.

Also tested the Avco brake-lock and am relieved it, too, is doing its job. Locks the rear wheels and holds the coach even if I slip it into gear and give it some fuel.

Been stupid busy with life and work but hope to get it out this weekend for more serious brake testing etc.

Will follow up with good news when it happens.

Terry
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2022-04-23 10:04 AM (#8019 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.



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1000100100
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
I am anxious for your report!
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andy1canada
Posted 2022-04-29 1:07 PM (#8034 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Elite Veteran

5001002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Howdy,

Quote from Nov. 10th. 2018: "This will take a while as it will unfold as time and resources permit, so please be patient."

Well... 3 yrs - 5 months & 19 days later - TODAY IS ROLLOUT!

The first 'forward-reverse - see if it stops or steers test' is about to happen in my front yard.

Will try to take a couple of pics (maybe a video) and post them later.

Long time comin'...

Terry
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2022-04-29 2:50 PM (#8035 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.



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1000100100
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Yay! I knew you could do it.
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andy1canada
Posted 2022-05-04 10:31 AM (#8038 - in reply to #8035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.


Elite Veteran

5001002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
ROLLOUT.

Long time comin'... 3yrs, 5 months & 19 days to be precise.

Available time to work on it, resources & covid all conspired to stretch this out way longer than I'd wished.

Sorry this video drags a bit but it took forever to 'armstrong' that bitch out of there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yqrAR7QH7M

Still have steering issues (puking foamy fluid out of the pump reservoir) and may also have a brake dragging (notice the rear-right wheel catching in the video). Didn't help I backed her into the embankment either. Sure to be some bugs to iron out and I'm hoping the steering is the worst of it.

Count your victories... even the small ones.

Terry
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hemi354az
Posted 2022-05-04 10:48 AM (#8039 - in reply to #8038)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.


Extreme Veteran

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Location: Scottsdale, Aridzona
. . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . BLAST OFF !
Well Done !
Lou #120
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2022-05-04 10:58 AM (#8040 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.



Expert

1000100100
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Beautiful video Terry! You did you did good and the video is good and yeah that right rear was hanging up a little bit but you broke her free so that’s good. That means all is good. Now you need to fix those brake lights so they come on and then head on down here to Oregon.
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2022-05-04 11:01 AM (#8041 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: Re: #846 Cummins Swap.



Expert

1000100100
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Terry, you’re amongst a group of few people. In that you started a project and you have completed it. There are many projects that get started and are never finished. You are amongst the elite!
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ricogomez
Posted 2022-05-04 1:55 PM (#8042 - in reply to #6035)
Subject: RE: #846 Cummins Swap.


Veteran

100252525
Location: Houston, Texas
It’s alive!!!!!! It’s alive!!!!!!
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