Simp's M920 build thread

simp5782

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Whats you’re thoughts on the hydraulic fan, I assume they are actually hydraulic driven, or just actuated?
Hydraulic driven with a 3 stage speed manifold. Each manifold port opens and closes within a temperature range and bypasses fluid when the temp is below a set point so it basically has off,low medium high

That PLS fan on high is a whole lot of more air than a belt driven fan. I often enough turn my fan on before a grade. Only downside is no fan brake on the way down

Another positive is a fan running to keep the Temps from slowly creeping up on normal driving
 

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Not too much to report. Logged some miles. Only 3k last week. Went out west and back.

I've got a cab deterioration problem I need to address for the driver's front mount. I was able to use a longer bolt to go thru from the upper cab floor to reach the bottom. I am planning on an aluminum channel mount using All thread as a clamp. Then foam fill the inside of the cab where the issues are to reinforce it.

Got a new seat that was a end of the year special $1500 marked down to $700. Has a heater and cooling system in it.

I also finally got a chance to swap on the dual V type belt to keep the pesky alternator belts from stretching so easy. Part # 2/4591PB for those interested.

Had an oil leak on the plug on the block by the oil pump. Uses a copper gasket. Stupid design as you can't even get a 1/2" Allen head to it. It was fun to get out. Weird 7/8-18 thread size.

Fixed an oil leak on the front tandem pump and replaced the hoses with steel jacket.

Luckily I was able to spray it all with degreaser before I drove thru a monsoon last weekend. Was nice and clean to work on.

Future plans when I have time may be a hydraulic engine fan from the PLS units. And an HT4C turbo.

It doss pull pretty good they the Virgin River Gorge in Utah. Sitting at around 63,000lbs. Was nice and scenic.

LOL what are you trying to say to the 4 wheeler at 8.01 in the video ? This ride is nice to keep me from having cabin fever i got to take a trip and never left my desk ! You should make more of these then this winter to make me glad im home!
 

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Is it still 80 mph in stretches between Van horn and San Antone ?
LOL what are you trying to say to the 4 wheeler at 8.01 in the video ? This ride is nice to keep me from having cabin fever i got to take a trip and never left my desk ! You should make more of these then this winter to make me glad im home!
He was pacing me behind me when I hit my signal he then pulled up along even with the trailer making me get out of the gas on that weiner wagon in front
 

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He was pacing me behind me when I hit my signal he then pulled up along even with the trailer making me get out of the gas on that weiner wagon in front
LMAO ya gota love little pricks like that ! We used to give em a free trip to blue lagoon ! and hit the dump switch on the black water tank then when they came on by those wipers were just workin thier ass off and they had no idea what had happen but we had to hope to run in rain after that to wash the smell out from under us !
 

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LMAO ya gota love little pricks like that ! We used to give em a free trip to blue lagoon ! and hit the dump switch on the black water tank then when they came on by those wipers were just workin thier ass off and they had no idea what had happen but we had to hope to run in rain after that to wash the smell out from under us !
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Have to add a second pipe further to the back of the bus...
That way "the goodie" could be delivered with less smell under the wagon. :cool:

Long years ago... Used to use window washer pumps plumbed to shoot right or left using vinegar would "help" people who needed it at a stoplight.
 

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Have to add a second pipe further to the back of the bus...
That way "the goodie" could be delivered with less smell under the wagon. :cool:

Long years ago... Used to use window washer pumps plumbed to shoot right or left using vinegar would "help" people who needed it at a stoplight.
Funny
 
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