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Old 02-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #121 (permalink)
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I am just trying to keep up with the great things that you are doing. I do not have any of these skills, and do not even understand some of your accomplishments, but am very interested in your project!

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Old 02-15-2016, 12:34 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Video of it running. My 6 year old daughter is the videographer...



https://youtu.be/yrxExwD0XKE
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:11 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Darn solenoid

Great job Planejob. i love the sound of an unleashed kubota!
On my conversion i removed the solenoid, made a cover plate and hooked a bicycle brake cable to the kill lever. No need to waste perfectly good electricity to keep it running.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:22 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Great job! The sound alone will shoo the rattle snakes away from your castle!
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The fuel cut off cable would work fine on a car...but when it took 2 hands to kill the diesel on the boat (15 feet of corroded cable) I conjured up the Cummins/Dodge solenoid and even my pet monkey can shut it off now.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:00 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Love the video.
Excellent.
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:50 AM   #127 (permalink)
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I'm currently show-horning a TDi engine and upside down transmission from a VW Passat into a 1966 VW Splitscreen camper van.
Stop teasing me and start a build thread for that Kombi (no matter what bodystyle, all the rear-engined Transporters are called "Kombi" in my country). I'm curious to see what you'll do about the radiator.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:02 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Congrats on the successful fire-up, planejob!

I'll be adding this project to the front page shortly.

Question: your images appear to be all hosted off-site. Some are already generating some "can't find it" errors. Do you mind if I copy and embed them as attachments to this thread? Maybe not all.

Experience tells us that this thread will be around for a long time after the 3rd party image hosting site will make them available, and I don't want to lose them.
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You are more than welcome to copy the pictures - in fact if you tell me how to do it properly I will upload them all to the a safe place.

I was using photobucket, and I switched to google photos about 1/2 way in.

Update:
1" copper tubing from Home Depot is expensive... yet it makes very nice radiator fittings for turning the hoses to a satisfactory direction. Pictures coming Sunday.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Check this thread:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...der-18279.html

The only potential limitation is if your camera settings are producing really big images that are larger than the forum attachment size limit.

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