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Engine Rebuild

In June 2013 our 8V71 Detroit Diesel engine overheated. This series chronicles the out of frame overhaul we had done at Interstate PowerSystems in Billings, MT.

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The story of our summer was our major breakdown in remote Montana, and the subsequent full engine rebuild we carried out at Interstate PowerSystems...

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It took longer than any of us imagined it might. When we broke down on June 14th, the thought that we might still be in...

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We can't thank the team at Interstate PowerSystems in Billings, MT enough for their efforts this past week during our engine re-install after the...

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Lots of progress this week, and we've been super super busy. The engine back on the cradle and painted up all pretty! (We went...

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  "Art without engineering is dreaming; engineering without art is calculating." - Steven Roberts, the original technomad - Microship.com

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It took a little longer than expected, but yesterday morning we got to see and hear our engine fire right up on dynamometer (aka...

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What to do with a broken down 40 year old Detroit Diesel engine? After pondering our options, we decided to give Interstate PowerSystems the go-ahead...

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So there we were - broken down and ending up in Billings, MT - pondering our options to get back on the road. Last Monday morning...

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Just a quick update for those not following along in real time on Facebook and the Bus Conversion Forums... On Monday the mechanic here in...

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We've said it over and over again, building a nomadic lifestyle does not get you out of "bad stuff" happening. It still happens. Life on the...