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by skater
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: New to the site

Hello! You originally posted this in the B190 database thread, so I moved it here. There are a few categories of parts - at least, this is how I think of it: Chassis parts - engine, drivetrain, and so on. This is the bare van supplied by Ford. This is the usual auto parts store or places like Rockau...
by skater
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1990 B190
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: 1990 B190

Can we get the VIN, please?
by skater
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Here's your Holy Grail.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Here's your Holy Grail.

It looks pretty good. Some dark spots under the windows in the bunk, but that is probably due to condensation rather than leaks (it runs the length of the windows). Good deal for someone!
by skater
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Basic Questions
Topic: 7.3 PSD
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: 7.3 PSD

Could be. I had a 7.3 in my '03 Sportsmobile, and it was one of the best engines I ever had. Yeah, they seem to run forever. I was thinking the other day that you also have to remember the reputation diesels had in the 90s - noisy, smoky, loud, etc. Perhaps that was a factor, too. Few people wanted...
by skater
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Basic Questions
Topic: 7.3 PSD
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: 7.3 PSD

No idea. Maybe to keep costs down?

Someone was swapping a diesel into theirs a while back, I assume they were successful. That might have been the IDI, not the PSD though.
by skater
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Under Couch Drawer Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 5196

Re: Under Couch Drawer Conversion

That makes sense! What doesn't is how long the run is from the battery (especially when it's on the passenger side) and the converter. I imagine that's a significant voltage drop--I have a friend who is a marine electrician (also a Marine electrician, formerly) who hates to make long cable runs to ...
by skater
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Awning replacement possibilities...
Replies: 2
Views: 3339

Re: Awning replacement possibilities...

silvertrooper wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:43 pm
We got a bagged awning at Vintage Trailer Supply. They had one that someone had returned for color in just about the size we wanted. It goes up in about five minutes and is pretty good in the wind--I end up taking it down due to noise and jerking the van around!
Nice. How do you store it?
by skater
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: Newbie B190 owner
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Newbie B190 owner

1. I've planned to do some videos but I haven't gotten around to it! 2. The stove vent is a headache. There are some options, but it depends on which yours has (I can't remember what '94s have off the top of my head). Using google with something like "site:b190.com stove vent" should show several re...
by skater
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 192
Views: 87399

Re: Buying it back...

Took it on another drive yesterday, and I discovered it was low on transmission fluid - apparently I didn't add enough when I changed it a few weeks ago. I replaced the weatherstrips on the front doors today. Other parts on order: Maxx Air fan and installation material AC compressor bypass pulley - ...
by skater
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front door belt weatherstrip/scraper seal
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Front door belt weatherstrip/scraper seal

The belt weatherstrip and scraper seals on the front doors of my B190 have been in terrible shape for years, and I'm pretty sure they were leaking, which means water getting inside the doors, which means rust. Additionally, leaning my arm on them with the window down was uncomfortable (truly a first...
by skater
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Under Couch Drawer Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 5196

Re: Under Couch Drawer Conversion

Coming back to the board for some ideas, just saw your video, Falcon. Thanks, and very cool. I've been thinking about electrical system upgrades, but am trying to keep it simple. I wish they had put the house battery near the converter. I have a Renogy solar suitcase for ease of use, and it's been ...
by skater
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 192
Views: 87399

Re: Buying it back...

Took it on an errand today! Also filled the front tank for the first time since I replaced the tank. I was concerned the fuel gauge wouldn't work correctly, but it did!

I plan to drive it more over the next few days, and then try to drive it weekly or something like that.
by skater
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1991 Circuit list
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: 1991 Circuit list

Hi Skater, Thanks for this. I’m not sure if my B needs full rewiring or if a new converter would fix it. Which converter did you use? My fan and lights work, but not the water pump, monitors, or outlets. I imagine the water heater also doesn’t work, but I removed propane and need to replace with an...