hah! I'm sure you're right. Forgot all about the cab. Think I'm going to mount some kind of a heater inside the cab, under the passenger-side of the dash, sort of like the A3's, instead of in the engine compartment like the A2's. Also going to try to maintain a sealed firewall, instead of passing things through gaping holes. So will punch through wherever I end up needing to, and will use grommets and/or bulkhead connectors.I think he was talking about the 2.5 ton cab firewall.
Think you mean Reddot? Have got one of their heat/AC units in the motorhome box, and it has ducting that I can route forward into the cab, but would like to have a self-contained heater in the truck as well.Yeah, a little self contained unit would work fine and since the military ones looked like an afterthought, even the boxy aftermarket heaters look like they belong there, lol. One of the little Mojave heaters might not be able to keep up with the air leaks around the doors and windows but maybe one of the larger Vintage Air or Summit Racing heaters would work. I'm sure you have seen the guys over on SS using the HMMWV RedBall heat and A/C units, which would be nice, but are pricey.
Thanks. Open to suggestion here. Want to be able to run on 24V though.Take a look at the heater from a 68 or so Ford pickup everything is in the unit only penetration IIRC is the waterlines plus it is all cable operated no vacuum lines to mess with.
Thanks. Haven't made time to look into how the plumbing on these marine toilets actually works yet, but don't imagine that rebuilding them will be too much trouble. Little bit concerned about the stink though. Maybe something I can reduce with additional plumbing or something? Hmmm, gonna have to figure something out.Cool project. I really enjoyed reading about your grandpa, def a bad ass. Sailboat racing has pretty much been my main hobby for the past few years. Its addicting... Hard to imagine doing those ocean passages in the the time before GPS and modern instruments!
Anyway, donno if its any help, but the way those shitters work on sailboats currently is water is pumped in through the hull to fill the bowl and the selector valve is flipped and it sort of washes/flushes/vacs it down the hole to the holding tank. You repeat till its clean. If you check out a boat store like West Marine they may be able to order you a rebuild kit.
I will also second that they stink... On a sailboat using the head is a secondary option at best lol
Well shit. Haven't been able to reach Wolverine Tech since I talked to Tim a month ago. He's not answering the phone, his voicemail is full and email are bouncing-back. Quick search on steelsoldiers revealed that this seems to be business-as-usual over there. So looks like I'm going to have to design/make my own alternator mounts. No big deal. Just one more thing to do. Would appreciate some help with regards to sourcing alternators though. Need a 12V alternator, the bigger the better, and from what Tim told me, that 220-amp HD truck alternator is about as big as you can get at any kind of reasonable price. What's the deal with the 'heavy-duty' alternators anyway? He stressed that the alternators they're using are not the regular car-sized Delco alternators, but that they're much more robust units made for medium-duty trucks. Anything to that? Would also like to replace the stock 60-amp 24V unit with a modern alternator while I'm at it.Just ordered a 12/24 dual alternator kit from Wolverine Technologies, with the optional 220 amp 12V alternator upgrade. Wasn't sure if I'd end up building my own mounts or buying something, but decided to spend my time working on other parts of this motorhome conversion. Tim also told me that they're using HD truck alternators instead of the smaller car alternators, and they have to make custom shafts in order to clear the radiator fan. Sounds like they've got it all figured out.
x2 on the leece neville unit.I have a Leece Neville on mine, they are just plain old big. Takes the heat and the load much better, cheap, find them anywhere, they are designed to run harder longer.
For heaters check out Heatercraft.