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    Anyone install this cheap coulomb meter?

    Sounds like where we are, craft store is about 2 hours away, same distance as any of the box stores, hell, closest grocery store is over an hour away in summer, almost 90 minutes once the white stuff falls. Wood is non-conductive, look where your home breaker box is mounted :). Sent from my...
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    Anyone install this cheap coulomb meter?

    Piece I had was leftover from a better half’s household project, got it at Michael’s but probably could find it at just about any craft store. Wood would also work
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    Anyone install this cheap coulomb meter?

    You can’t drill through the box anyplace to run the studs through? If not, what I did with one of mine (the other is attached by the studs) is used a scrap piece of .5” thick plastic, countersunk the studs heads, then used 3m double-sided tape to attach to side of my battery box. Sent from my...
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    Anyone install this cheap coulomb meter?

    I’m using two different brand but inexpensive meters and shunts - on for load, one for draw. Both shunts are located in the ground cable for the battery. Pay close attention to the instructions, the one I used require the earth for the gauge itself to be connected to the shunt, where depends on...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    Windshield in, tuned up, vacuum leaks hunted down, cranked the torsions to 25.5 degrees out back, just the right lift I think. Cannot wait time get tagged and rolling.
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    Another VW Bus thread

    FedEx lost my windshield so while trying to source another one, I finally wrapped up the last of my electrical upgrades. Final step is some wire organization, will plug away at that this week. Big Thanks to a member on the Samba (former Superwinch engineer) for sharing his knowledge and...
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    I’m still not happy

    I know a guy that works in shipping for a vendor. He told me that in March, they could sent out as many packages as they wanted (FedEx). By May 1, they were told by FedEx they could only pick up 60 items a day. By June 1 that had dropped to 40 a day. They switched to the big brown trucks, they...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    I’ve seen TJ, Gen 1 Ram, and 3.6l Caravan radiators used successfully as belly radiators and one guy who had a 2 core generic “racing radiator” from Summit up front with a Mexi-nose and a 3.4l Chevy out back. Jake Raby - rumor has it as he keeps things pretty close to his vest - uses dual Cayman...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    Eventually, the plan is to go watercooled as well. I've been tossing around the idea of AHA at 50*, there's a part of me that leans toward 2.3 Ford as I have a ton of tribal knowledge from my old circle track days and rotted out Fox bodies and Rangers are plentiful. Subie is out, they hang too...
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    Pics of your VAN! Post up!

    Though the VW guys will cringe calling it a van (though that is exactly what it is), here's mine.
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    Another VW Bus thread

    I took them to another tire shop and got them done this morning. $400 for the tires, $80 for mounting and balancing. I'm not disappointed. I hope they are noisy as hell :D :D :D Before: After: Though I think I like it better with the hubcaps on. My CVs are right at factory angle, I...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    Arrived today but can't get them mounted where I bought them so I'll do it myself and then take them to VIP to get balanced. Achilles Desert Hawk XMT 27/8.5R14. I like the look of them, hope they look good on the bus.
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    Air Cooled V-Twin In A 4x4? Yes, Seriously.

    Not just the trucks for Tatra, their cars had them too.
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    Keep It Simple Solar

    At some point, there's value vs need, IMHO. There's brilliant people here with extensive knowledge and experience that you should definitely tap into. Read all you can, ask questions when you need, and decide what is best for you. Take into account the total cost, for me I considered the hours...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    Got some more done before the skies opened up with some very much needed rain. Before I started I had to run to the dump, while there I checked out the freecycle tent, poking through a box of misc junk, I saw something g that didn’t belong in with the fondue pot and nasty looking cutlery.... I...
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    Another VW Bus thread

    Had some time tonight after work to play around with some of the new stuff. So, this cheap ass solar panel from eBay wasn’t quite as described. Reached out to the seller, and though they responded quickly, they really didn’t know much about what they sell. Yeh, and English definitely wasn’t...
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    Mobile Internet

    I guess different perspectives and potentially geographical locations can be a factor. Their data caps are no better than major mobile carriers for significantly higher costs. I typically use 5-6G a day - not including recreational use - and then once you hit the cap, they throttle you down to...
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    Stubby vhf antenna

    In my own personal experience with one of those phantom antennas isn't good. Put one on my VW Bus and couldn't hit my usual repeater 15 miles away on 2m. Unscrewed it, replaced with a 1/4 wave and was back in business.
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    Mobile Internet

    Hughes is a nightmare. Avoid. Not only do they have horrid customer service, it is expensive, and the latency is measured in seconds, not milliseconds. Be prepared to timeout trying to log into sites frequently and forget about using RDP if you are trying to work over sat. BTDT.
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    HAM Operators- Post up here

    Forum name: Sneaks Name: Scott Call sign: KC1MUR Location: NW Maine Rig: Radio Shack HTX-212 2M in bus, HTC TM25 2M\70cm in DD, UV5R handheld.
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