"BIG FOOT 36"
"Even more various modifications"
Last Update was
about the battery problems and here now the solution (hopefully!). One of the
big batteries was used for 12V-supply and was charged by a DC/DC-converter -
unfortunately not in the best way (pls. read as
well here). So I connected the 12V-users directly to the DC/DC-converter (works
up to 20A, sooner or later this will become a back-up and will be replaced by a
model with 60A). As a result I had a spare 12V battery. So I bought one more and
have now for the starting the engine the same as for the rest of the power
supply. One additional advantage was that I was able to install the
system to these two batteries, which makes the regular service (re-filling distilled
water) much more comfortable.
shows a detail: The 70 mm˛ cables are connected to two M10 V2A threaded steel
pins which reach through the cabin wall to the outside.
On the outside
is a plastic box (see arrow) into which the M10-threaded pins reach. The
original battery cabling gets into this box and is connected here to the inside.
"old" battery area looks now like this (more modifications will follow!!).
Some fine-tuning was done in the
cabin: In the edge were the houses for the airco. This
didn't look too good and so I put here a cover in the edge, following the edges
shape of the top of the cabin.
The open board
was prolonged directly under the airco.
tours or even after sharp turn on roads it was always critical that the dish
could fall out off the boards when the doors were opened. Here are the first two
dish-holders, with perfect fit for our dishes and hopefully these problems will
now be history. the left dish holder (arrow) is more or less only holes if you
look to it from top! One or two of these dish-holders will follow.
a photo of the wine-glas-holder: Again some holes in a board and tube isolation
above. You take the wine glas and push it up against the foam of the isolation
Last but not
least: the new bellow between the cabin and drivers cabin from Ormocar.
The material looks similar to the stuff from Langer&Bock
and seems to be a perfect solution.
Material seems to be more than sufficient to allow even extreme twists between
both cabins. Important to know: Ormocar
has replaced it free of charge even after 3 years.
And here a
picture from the inside with one improvement for which I asked: Quick
detachability without tools (s. arrow). I allowed Ormocar to use this patent as
well for other clients! :-)