Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

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mdsa65
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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by mdsa65 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:07 pm

I've spent hours reading through the threads on this site (searching for inspiration), some of the restorations you guys have carried out are just mind boggling. But this one I have to say is one of my favourites, hats off to you for going that extra mile. I was just going to chuck some paint on mine........metal prep, 2000grit, 3000grit, cutting compound...yeah right, cheers AL


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:52 am

Back onto the hoist for the first time in a while to do some more reassembly and wiring under the bus including mounting and connnecting all the relays for the thermo fans, plus running the main two runs of 4G power wire for the amplifiers not to mention a thousand other little jobs underneath!

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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by AlisterC » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:08 am

OMG... it just gets better and better. You guys must be so proud of the work you're doing. Amazing.


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by bealerDSB » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:55 am

I am pleased to say this is my first ever post on the SSVC Forum [ Hello ! ]
Moreover, I am so pleased to say that my First Post is on such a fantastic Restoration Thread as this one.

The job, like others, truly reaffirms the fashion for spending much money on these Vehicles. Surely an investment if nothing less than a superior Machine, period.

Question:
May I ask, possibly, how much is the ball park $ of this job ?
I reckon, say 50 - 80k maybe?
I would love an idea.

Again, fantastic job - Love the photo uploads 8O
DSB.


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:37 am

Thanks again for the positive feedback.

DSB, we have well over 1500 hours of labour alone in this restoration so yes, it has not been a cheap process. I'm sure you can understand why I can't disclose the cost of customer's resto's.

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Al


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:14 pm

First fit of the belly pan today - front will comprise a small scoop to route air into cavity (floor to chassis plates have been installed to stop air escaping out the sides - will get pics later) and back is blocked to force air down through the coolers - the louvres will provide an area of negative pressure to draw the hot air out even faster when the bus is in motion. Even when stationary, the thermo fans expel a lot of air through the louvres (as tested today).
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Belly pan will be painted body colour
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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by bealerDSB » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:26 am

Dasdubber wrote:Thanks again for the positive feedback.

DSB, we have well over 1500 hours of labour alone in this restoration so yes, it has not been a cheap process. I'm sure you can understand why I can't disclose the cost of customer's resto's.

Cheers
Al
Al,

Thanks for the reply. The "hours alone" have given me a glue as to how much is being spent.
Fair play, it is "up there" !!

All your Teams hard work ensures this Vehicle WILL be on the ROADS for Centuries to come.
Bravo, I will keep wathcing the progress 8)

DSB.


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 am

The wiring is getting close to completion finally
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Custom machined vent trim rings tidy up the dash top
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Vents swivel so hot air can blow onto windscreen for demisting or back towards driver/passenger
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Just gauges to go inside glove box and that is close to the end of wiring (apart from audio)
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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by devilsi » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:11 am

its been superb watching this bus build up and still looking forward to the final pics :)


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:40 am

Well things have still been slowly but surely progressing albeit not that pictorially exciting (lots and lots of wiring). Many hours have been spent under the dash with 90% of the wiring completed.

In the interim the front engine face plate needed some minor tweeking for the supercharger/AC mount since the engine block was marginally different to that we used in the mockup phase - nothing major, just a minor adjustment. This pic shows the custom alternator and cank pulley (bolts/nuts holding them on are just temporary) - the crank pulley has the 36-1 EDIS toothed ring mounted on the back face.
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More pics soon hopefully.
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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by ArtistAntonio » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:24 am

movement, sound, rpm's, 1/4 mile time ... video


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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Dasdubber » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:56 am

ArtistAntonio wrote:movement, sound, rpm's, 1/4 mile time ... video
Shall do - would be pretty slow in the quarter with the amount of weight in the bus!

The bus goes off to the engine builders next week to have the ECU and engine wired up and injector bungs/sensors welded in, then it will return to have the tinwear etc painted.....then off to the trimmers finally!

The owner visited today and was very stoked with how the bus was looking (hasn't seen it for a couple of months)....so that is always a nice feeling. Just a couple quick gratuitous panel work reflection shots :)

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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by dubberdean » Sun May 01, 2011 1:03 pm

I'm looking at retrofitting air conditioning into my bus, I don't suppose you have any tips to share do you? If so would appreciate you updating this thread - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75310

Thanks and what an amazing job you've done on that bus. 8)

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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by GFresh » Tue May 03, 2011 12:34 am

Looking Great

Love the trick technology on this project

Nice work Al, class act as always bud :wink:

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Re: Aussie Supercharged/EFI 59 11 window resto

Post by Mart » Tue May 03, 2011 9:20 pm

amazing work on the bus. cant wait for the next installment
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