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Forum: Show & Tell 06-22-2019, 05:02 AM
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Posted By JWA
So is someone here looking to buy this bus or...

So is someone here looking to buy this bus or just locate and see it in person?
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 06-21-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By JWA
A cordless drill is a must---if they don't have...

A cordless drill is a must---if they don't have one that can/does double as a screw driver (with an adjustable clutch) invest in one of those separately. I'd suggest that anyway as you'll most...
Forum: Towing and Toys 06-20-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By JWA
Feels good to pass something on not currently in...

Feels good to pass something on not currently in use---good on ya Mate! :d5:
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-20-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By JWA
I recently removed my rear factory A/C unit...

I recently removed my rear factory A/C unit completely---that green fluid is the system oil. It would appear the rear A/C evaporator is leaking, the oil coming out the drain normally used to catch...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By JWA
According to their spokes model they can make 'em...

According to their spokes model they can make 'em for anything? :)
https://i.imgur.com/MnfEkzW.jpg
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-19-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By JWA
I also use a quick changer of sorts but different...

I also use a quick changer of sorts but different brand: https://www.uniquetruck.com/category/413/oil-drain-plugs?pagesize=100

I also purchased their drain hose but just the fitting only--added...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-17-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By JWA
This also may be of help: ...

This also may be of help: http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f9/finally-found-24032.html

BTW OP its best if you list your vehicle year along with fuel type and chassis---those aspects can...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-16-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By JWA
McMaster sells plastic knobs with threaded metal...

McMaster sells plastic knobs with threaded metal inserts, some are a thru-hole design---these might be useful for tightening and removing whatever's attached to the UniStrut. Since these would not...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-16-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,654
Posted By JWA
Loving your progress so far---and I'm pretty much...

Loving your progress so far---and I'm pretty much clueless about diesel's in general. :)

Recently I stumbled across PCV-related oil catch cans----your intercooler trap with breather cap reminds...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-16-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By JWA
I've seen those---typically Wakeon brand? I...

I've seen those---typically Wakeon brand? I first saw them on sale or a blow out auction on FleaBay for like $30 each--dragged my feet and suddenly they're about $100 more now. :eek: For the most...
Forum: Campfire 06-16-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 57,095
Posted By JWA
As funny as these signs are its almost sad its...

As funny as these signs are its almost sad its most likely there is a need for them. :)
Forum: Van Body 06-15-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By JWA
Or..........use Monstaliner! :) Monstaliner...

Or..........use Monstaliner! :) Monstaliner do-it-yourself roll-on truck bed liner (http://www.monstaliner.com/forms/monstaliner_colors.htm)

They have a lot of very cool colors as well as...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 06-15-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By JWA
Also keep in mind most all DMM's have an internal...

Also keep in mind most all DMM's have an internal 10 amp fuse in case the inline reading exceeds that current. Most I've used and tripped were a glass fuse type, no doubt varying with each meter's...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 06-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By JWA
I'm sooooooo not prone to using any sort of...

I'm sooooooo not prone to using any sort of winches in my daily driving on paved roads BUT this is an incredibly informative and easily understood presentation.

I have done a bit of rigging and...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-15-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By JWA
Thanks---many of us have already "been there,...

Thanks---many of us have already "been there, done that" and what I shared is just that experience---hoping only to save others money and aggravation should a failed COP ever befall them anywhere.
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Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 06-15-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By JWA
The price seems fair---at least from this...

The price seems fair---at least from this distance. Of course one would want to see it in person and take it for a 50+ mile test drive.

I'll add it to my watch list, see what the final sale...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-14-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By JWA
This is by far the best price I've ever seen on...

This is by far the best price I've ever seen on Motorcraft COP's---I bought like 16 or so of them recently: ...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-14-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By JWA
I did this upgrade to my own 2003 E250 EB a few...

I did this upgrade to my own 2003 E250 EB a few years ago:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f33/e250-brake-upgrade-finished-now-with-photos-11255.html

Any questions please ask---glad to...
Forum: Campfire 06-14-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By JWA
I'm guessing this was an E-Series----what year?

I'm guessing this was an E-Series----what year?
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-11-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By JWA
I've been using and will continue to use OEM...

I've been using and will continue to use OEM parts----having seen that Power Stop brand I notice they tend to be sold by the discount parts houses, most like "popular" because they're cheap and not...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By JWA
Without offense this thread is spinning a bit out...

Without offense this thread is spinning a bit out of control regarding COP's--when or why to change them, what brand and yada yada yada. Here's my thoughts and/or actual experiences with them.........
Forum: Campfire 06-11-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By JWA
That's great to hear Lane----on all fronts in...

That's great to hear Lane----on all fronts in fact. Not sure why your glass guy took so long to do that job---I'm slow with those but not quite that slow. :)

Also great hearing he's out on his...
Forum: Campfire 06-11-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By JWA
Sounds good Lane---your neighbor seems like a...

Sounds good Lane---your neighbor seems like a good guy to have in the neighborhood. :d5:

I don't know how far away your glass guy is but probably not far enough away to justify almost $150 extra...
Forum: Campfire 06-09-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By JWA
I'm in the auto/truck glass biz and yes that...

I'm in the auto/truck glass biz and yes that price is a bit steep even for your area. You do want to avoid Safelite in case there is ANY rust showing around the windshield opening---they'll refuse...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-02-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By JWA
FWIW I had a '97 E250 with 5.4 motor, terrible...

FWIW I had a '97 E250 with 5.4 motor, terrible droning sound even with a modest build out of plywood floor and radiant barrier glued to the bare steel walls. Thinking it was the muffler my favorite...
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