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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    OK on a lighter note and to get away from the cap no cap debate.
    Oh you *****! (:wink LOL!

    But congrats on your 1000th post!
    Are you surprised or amazed at that number?

    Alas I recall one forum where I thought a hundred or few hundred replies... I was well over 2,000. Yet how many threads started by me? Nil. (I have still only started a handful of threads in my public webforum history.)

    Though I had a first ever today - I reported a reply to admin/mods. (Guess who? And yes, I still hate transference.)


    But your work is looking great.
    It looks like it's being done "properly" - especially the lampshade (ha ha!)

    Meanwhile the cleaned engine block for my 2005 around Australia trip is still on the front porch - though I did finally refit the rear brakes shoes last Christmas.



    PS - the censored word is a female canine.
    What a funny site - they censor animals, yet not human intercourse.
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    Cool, please continue :-)

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    Hey SNO, it's looking great! Your going to add sealant on the roof to all the vents and racks etc that are screwed to the roof, right?
    My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE

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    Thanks everyone! OldSpark I am really both surprised and amazed on a 1000 posts (didn't realize I had so much to say). PhilG I used buytl tape under all mounts and will be putting some eternabond tape on all joints and around vents and then will be coating the whole roof with White Knight flex coat nice thick rubbery goo, the aluminum roof is very hot to touch in the sun so I hope the white will cool it down abit. All for now SNO
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    Ok, gotcha, the "rubbery goo" is what I was referring to, minimum around all the holes cut into the roof but doing the whole roof will obviously "cover that"...pun intended.
    My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE

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    Thats a cool rig..
    Iv been real happy with Geocel caulk products on about everything. They make a RV roof sealer which lasts a long time.

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    Looking good.. Too bad you couldn't do some sort of heat recovery system to take the sun and produce electricity from the heat produced. Of course if you could do so easily then everyone would be doing it...

    Hmm, I wonder if you could incorporate a CAP in there some where...

    (J/K on the cap...)

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    Yeah the heat off that roof should be able to power the vehicle to drive, maybe in another lifetime but for this lifetime I bought 3 of these to help recover some good from the sun. SNO
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    I believe there are some heat-to-energy converters utilizing the peltier effect. I'm curious about these now. Seems like even the heat in the engine compartment (or directly integrated into the engine block and radiator) in a car could be utilized to recover energy.

    Long day.. rambling..

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    Peltiers are very inefficient. and the problem for an engine bay is cooling their other side (maybe mount cabin side of the firewall?). I am considering using a few to drive PC fans on my girlfriend's Morso wood burner, but for any meaningful electricity recovery IMO it isn't worthwhile. (You'd certainly use an MPPT for the solar panel(s) before that.)

    Meaningful engine heat recovery for electricity probably involves the standard turbine method - ie, steam - maybe using refrigerant etc. But as to fuel economy impact due to the extra weight etc...?

    Better gain is probably achieved via the solar panels - ie, their increasing efficiencies; MPPTs; and cooling them.
    And replacing all bulbs with LEDs etc.


    I did hear of some wonderful NASA developed "heat exchanger" rods many years ago. Stick one end behind the radiator and the other end in your esky/cooler. Not that I found any at the time, and I haven't searched since. But that info might have come from one of my mates that can access things that we can't...

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