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  1. I have a bus guitar, white mans blues is on the cards.
  2. I didn't realise this was a trailer queen....?
  3. I actually have a croquet set, I might bring it...
  4. I also only have the most nebulous idea
  5. I shall be in my toasty warm mansion on wheels, eating fois gras and caviar, fending off you fucking peasants with a vintage fowling piece and a lacrosse bat.
  6. Twin 40 sidedraughts is what you need. I had them on my twin cam Lada and it did the doooorts. This was only after I managed to find a manifold that cleared the dizzy tho, they are out there.
  7. There are youtube vids of these (Eberspacher D1LC) and in good knick the start is almost as soon as the fuel hits on the first glow cycle, mine will just about catch on the second cycle. Running it on kerosene improves things a fair bit tho. Pretty sure my multimeter is true RMS (it was my AuCom leaving gift and I was slightly puzzled at the why they would buy one for a mechanical engineer, but holy shit it has been invaluable), but I was measuring the input side straight from the battery. I will need to check the glow side as well, as I guess there could be something in the controller dropping the volts. The unit is 24V and so is the solar power supply side. There is a stainless mesh shield around the glow. I will have to take pics of the resistor when I get home, but basically it looks just like the glow plug, but with a different mounting. I reckon I will stick it back together once the gaskets get here and see how it runs, if it is still not ok I will start messing with glow plugs and resistors.. I should be able to calculate the wattage that a different resistor will give.
  8. @h4nd, I was wondering if you could provide me with some electrickery knowledge about this heater... The bitch still isnt running well, it is pretty hard to start. I suspect it is a glow issue as you can get it started by briefly blocking the inlet or exhaust after is has started vapourising the fuel, the stagnation of the flow allows the glow to get a tad hotter and it often starts instantly when you do that. So anyway I decided a full strip down was in order, and sure enough I found the combustion chamber gasket was broken. There were a few weird fibrous lumps of carbon/pinkish stuff that I guess must just be carbon buildup - these might have been obstructing the flow in the combustion chamber...whatevs, that is sorted. The most interesting thing was that under the plastic case there was a second resistor, which is not well documented in the interwebs. Mostly all I can find is that it is used as a series resistor with the glow plug so a 12v glow can be used on a 24v system. I have measured the resistances of things and I get this; 24v glow = 1.9ohms, series resistor = 0.8 ohms. My solar computer says that it initially draws 10A, then the glow relay starts pulsing and drawing 8.5ish. The voltage at the unit is 25v while it is starting. Given my limited electrical knowledge so I may be barking up the complete wrong tree, I calculated using P = V^2/R that the glow + the series resistor on 24v would give ~ 230w, which means proportionally the glow would be seeing ~135w. The glow by itself would be more like 300w. The specs on a 12v glow are 0.7 ohms max, which works out around 205w. And a 12v glow using the series resistor on a 24v system would see ~160w.. So what the fuck is going on? If what i have worked out is correct, the glow is not getting as hot as the glow in a 12v system, but bypassing the series resistor would probably get it too hot to last more than a few starts.... I have asked the supplier of the glow in the UK, but he has passed it off to the service manager. So I am now assuming I am fucking up my calcs, and it would be good if you could give an opinion.... chur
  9. I am currently in the bus at hamner, looks alright from where I am sitting.
  10. Yea I am doing that, it has a new glow plug and shield, and is pulling the correct number of amps. I will run it through a few full bore cycles and see what happens.
  11. It is currently cranking very hot air into the bus as a test run.. the only issue is that it is a bit smokey when starting, but I think its first start attempt is about getting fuel pressure, and it is burning off what it did get in there, as it always starts on the second go.... It is a sweet bit of kit tho, dem Germans know how to build stuff.
  12. Well someone bought the old bitch off me, and it left the mainland this week; So yea. What I need now to distract me is a very cheap but live reg 60 series diesel landcruiser. You bitches make that happen for me.
  13. Heater works sweet now. We have been using this relentlessly for weekends and day trips, fuck it is sweet. It is warm, comfortable and spacious for the four of us. I did build a new dismantlable bed at the front, the fold down side one was a pain, and now we use that area for clothes/thermette storage. This works a lot better on all counts. I added some LED lighting strip. This is under the gutter and is completely invisible until you turn it on, then it is like the sun has come up, that is if the sun was a spectral type O and a long thin shape. I got a flat, so I decided to smash some matty B on there while the wheels were off, looks sweet I reckon. COF due this week, hopefully nothing major has gone wrong. The dude at the testing station said he was looking forward to seeing the finished build, so hopefully he is the one who checks it as we already have a special relationship. I got this off a dude for a ridiculously small amount of money, it is an Eberspacher D1LC diesel heater. The current version of these sells for around 2k as a kit, and I am way too tight to spend that sort of money, trust me it was cheap. It has no glow plug so that is coming from the UK, when i am satisfied it will run I will install the beast.
  14. The old fruit has had a fair bit of use now, we have had multiple trips over the break, and these are continuing every other weekend or so. Overall things have been super sweet, with the only real issue one of storage. This means i am in the process of moving the second bunk bed to the front of the bus and converting the bed into a storage shelf. Other improvements include replacing the diaphragm pump with a rotary one so the sound of it does not echo around the campsite at inappropriate hours. I have also added a water filter as the tank taste has not washed out yet. I also created a side drawer to hold the camp brazier/wood/tools/spare fluids/etc. This probably needs a bit more loving as the weight of all this makes it sag a little bit. While I do this I will change the closure method from wing nuts to trailer hitches. I cut a hole; We have a wee finger bender at work, I put this to use making bent things; The finished product, totally sweet until it get loaded with 100kg of stuff. On the way to Cable Bay; The campground.....it was surprising cold that night even after a jaunt up the hill to the lookout, so we convinced the camp owners that it was ok to crank up the brazier. We only stayed one night, but i am glad as a storm came through the next day, it was chaos for the tenters and caravanners who stayed. The bus didnt leak at all that night and it was blowing and raining like a bastard, so I was stoked with that. What did leak is the heater, and it turned out the core was rooted. I went the the truck wreckers and found something that fitted pretty much perfectly except for the outlet position, but 5 mins with a holesaw and cutting blade sorted that issue. I am in the process of getting all that together along with a tap in the cabin to shut the heater off for the summer, pics to come....
  15. With the bus up and running the Humber is getting very little use, we are tending use the bus for pretty much all of the family outing/swimming expeditions. I hate seeing good cars go to waste through lack of use. Having spent a metric shit ton of money on the bus, I would also like to free up a bit of cash... I can do youse a deal if you wanna