Search found 21 matches

by Tim Clevenger
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: Flooded Batteries in the Bus
Replies: 29
Views: 10381

Some EV'ers paint the inside of their battery box with Rhino Liner to stave off the corrosion. Sharkey, your opinion?
by Tim Clevenger
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: DualFuel
Replies: 94
Views: 24622

Fascinating. Please take lots of pictures as you work on her and post here. I love a good build log.
by Tim Clevenger
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Airporter type van conversion..
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

That's very nicely done. I also lurk on a Yahoo! Vandwellers group, and had been dreaming of "stealth dwelling" (Walmart parking lots, industrial areas, street parking outside apartment complexes, but "camouflaged" as a non-occupied work vehicle), so I would probably go for somet...
by Tim Clevenger
Sat May 22, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: This may be my rolling summer place
Replies: 140
Views: 25930

.

I agree with Granny. I had an F250 with the 460, and I got 9-10 mpg empty. I can't imagine one of those hauling a bus around.

Remember that the diesel may cost more, but it'll use less fuel, the fuel will last longer in the tank without going bad and you'll sell it for more, too.
by Tim Clevenger
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Theoretical Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2875

A white cargo-type van would probably be best for urban hiding. In the parking lot where I work, a motorhome was parked in the rear of the lot and was immediately tagged, but there are white cargo vans parked everywhere. Heavily tint the rear windows, install something to block the view of the cargo...
by Tim Clevenger
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: Hydro Power
Replies: 21
Views: 7611

Hey Sharkey.

Here's a bucket-based mini plant that might generate a little more power. Unfortunately it's pictures only.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/0 ... ctric.html
by Tim Clevenger
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Domainatating for Ten Years, Time for ZEN!
Replies: 16
Views: 6857

So far so good

Looks good so far. I didn't have the double-login issue, and if you're seeing this, I was able to post through the new forums.
by Tim Clevenger
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: House Trailer Build
Replies: 29
Views: 11487

Thanks J! I plan to remain stationary, although it would not be a problem to move the trailer short distances. It has a high centre of gravity and the track is just over 5 feet, so low speeds would be desirable, alongside cautious testing of cornering behaviour. Yeah, I was going to ask about that....
by Tim Clevenger
Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: If I was a west coast "busdweller"
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Re: If I was a west coast "busdweller"

Fantastic. I love the shape of the roof. If only I had the means...
by Tim Clevenger
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Cheap Overseas Properties in ALTINKUM - TURKEY
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Sigh.

Love them spammers. :-)
by Tim Clevenger
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Thirty Years in a Housetruck
Replies: 131
Views: 49788

Great story

Please keep it up. Very interesting reading.
by Tim Clevenger
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Propulsion Vehicles
Topic: battery charging question
Replies: 10
Views: 6300

I was thinking about a small car engine, such as a 1L 3-cylinder from a Geo Metro or Honda Insight. Much better emissions, quieter and longer lasting. Can you mount a gasoline engine on its side? Or do you have to do something special to lubricate it properly?
by Tim Clevenger
Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Propulsion Vehicles
Topic: electric house truck questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5304

Where batteries would really help in a housetruck is in providing electric power for the appliances. If you can cram enough batteries in there to power your electrics for a couple of days, you can eliminate (or greatly reduce) the use of a generator, which produces many times the pollution of the ma...
by Tim Clevenger
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Just What I Needed....
Replies: 20
Views: 12695

Diesel Ranger

Time to start a new forum, Sharkey! I'd love to keep up with the progress on this conversion. I loved my '86 Ranger (2.3L, 25 mpg!), but I've had no luck finding a diesel Ranger, and I'd really like to find a small diesel pickup. I don't suppose anybody knows if there are any other diesel models in ...
by Tim Clevenger
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: eBay find: 1963 Crown Tour Coach
Replies: 24
Views: 10708

Cold in SoCal

Hi Elden,

Yeah, hard for people to believe that SoCal can get this cold. We have four inches of snow on the ground still, and the night before last it got down to 13 degrees here (below zero with wind chill.) My mother-in-law's fish pond is over an inch thick with ice.


Tim in Crestline