Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Offroad VW based vehicles have problems/insights all their own. Not to mention the knowledge gained in VW durability.
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Sneaks
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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Sneaks » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:05 pm

This weekend's project will be a poor man's Dakota Digital CHT.

Gauge: $13
k type extension (25'): $9
k type connector: $6
k type thermocouple with 14mm ring: $9
Total: $49
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Did a bench test tonight. The meter will run off 4.5-48v so I hooked it up to 9v and got out the candy thermometer for comparison. Top number is temp at the gauge (ambient temp) and bottom is the sensor. First in a cup of water with 3 ice cubes after the cup sat for 10 minutes to stabilize. Slight variation but the kitchen probe was resting in one of the cubes.
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Then in a saucepan of boiling water.

208.3F, excuse the condensation, it is 208, not 203
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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by ninelives17 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Seems reasonably accurate to me, not a bad price either.

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Dougstr » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 pm

Nice project! I think you may have just inspired me to make a call about a couple of buses parked in a guy's yard.

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Leatherneck » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:04 pm

Dougstr wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Nice project! I think you may have just inspired me to make a call about a couple of buses parked in a guy's yard.
And so it begins.

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Sneaks » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:28 pm

Leatherneck wrote:
Dougstr wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Nice project! I think you may have just inspired me to make a call about a couple of buses parked in a guy's yard.
And so it begins.
Lol, let the games begin!

Waiting on annual bonus next week to wrap up stuff so can get it tagged and hit the trails. Got solar installed w/monitoring for house and starter systems, master kill switch for house system to not kill battery when sitting for extended periods unused. Using DTDP switches I can check load or input on either by reversing polarity of the leads from the shunts. $90 total for gauges, panel, switches, wire, and controller. Will finish wiring up winch this week. Got a set of Achilles Desert Hawk MTs coming to replace the ancient BFGs. Wish they still made the BFGs in 14”:(

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Sneaks » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:28 pm

Leatherneck wrote:
Dougstr wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Nice project! I think you may have just inspired me to make a call about a couple of buses parked in a guy's yard.
And so it begins.
Lol, let the games begin!

Waiting on annual bonus next week to wrap up stuff so can get it tagged and hit the trails. Got solar installed w/monitoring for house and starter systems, master kill switch for house system to not kill battery when sitting for extended periods unused. Using DTDP switches I can check load or input on either by reversing polarity of the leads from the shunts. $90 total for gauges, panel, switches, wire, and controller. Will finish wiring up winch this week. Got a set of Achilles Desert Hawk MTs coming to replace the ancient BFGs. Wish they still made the BFGs in 14”:(

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by ninelives17 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:03 pm

That is fancy, great looking work.

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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by Sneaks » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:14 pm

Getting closer. New shoes:
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New anti-bouncy-bounce:
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Re: Been a long time, resurrecting the bus

Post by ajdenette » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:17 am

Nice looking tires Sneaks
Alex

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