The story of our summer was our major breakdown in remote Montana, and the subsequent full engine rebuild we carried out at Interstate PowerSystems in Billings, MT. The question we have been asked a million times since we first posted about the breakdown has been - "just … [Read more...] about Failure Analysis: Did a Baldwin PA2721 Filter Failure Kill our 8V71 Engine?
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 Billings when Cherie's 40th birthday rolled around on August 4th seemed like something to joke about. That was over a month off! Even considering … [Read more...] about Rebuilding an 8V-71 Detroit Diesel Engine
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 rebuild. They all put in long hours. They tackled each obstacle head on. All with one goal - to get us back on the road … [Read more...] about On the Road Again!!!!
Lots of progress this week, and we've been super super busy. Our team here at Interstate Power has been pulling extra full days to get this job completed while still being meticulous. We're working overtime trying to keep on top of everything, especially trying … [Read more...] about We Can See the Light!
"Art without engineering is dreaming; engineering without art is calculating." - Steven Roberts, the original technomad - Microship.com … [Read more...] about Art of the Diesel Engine
It took a little longer than expected, but yesterday morning we got to see and hear our engine fire right up on dynamometer (aka 'dyno'). For those who have been wanting MORE video of the momentous occasion, here you go: Direct link to the video There is … [Read more...] about Vroom Vroom!