Oemy's Skunk Works

1. Oemy          2. Logthumper          3. Huskyjack          4. Mutha Busser

5. Hamie          6. Streamerman        7. Hwybnb             8. Max Hubrich

9. Oldusedbear 7. Paul Burns

The "Skunk Works" gallery features some of the more inovative DIY Engineering ideas from the IRV2 community. I just thought it would be nice to put a project and face together.

So, if you know of someone that you think that should be included in the "Skunk Works" send me a Email (admin@oemys-performance.com) and I will check it out.


Dale Olson - AKA "Oemtech/Oemy/Oemytech"
Coupland, TX

IBM -Main Frame Systems Programmer - OS/2 CSD Programmer
Dell - Service Accounts Manager

Retired

DIY Engineering Projects

DIY Trac Bar - Inspired by "Logthumper"

CAI

Ram Air

Fuel Filter Adapter - Inspired by "Huskyjack"

Aux Fan Switch

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Roger Woebbecke - AKA Logthumper
Shawnee, KS

Dictaphone - Management/Sale/Service 

Retired

Logthumpers Photo Site

DIY Egineering Projects

Trac Bar - The "Orginator"

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Jack Aschenbach - AKA Huskyjack
Reseda,CA

Lockheed - Supervisor Voice Communications

Retired

DIY Egineering Projects

Fuel Filter Adapter - The "Orginator"

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Glen Norman - AKA Mutha Busser
McKinney, TX

GM - Education/Training
Owner - Automotive Repair/Autobody Business

Retired

Glenn took the DIY Fuel Filter Adapter to the next level.

Engineering Projects

OEM-Engineering Fuel Filter Adapter

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Hamid Wright - AKA Hamie
Austin, TX

IBM - Electronics Technician

Retired

DIY Engineering Projects

CAI

Ram Air

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Dan Kilgore - AKA Streamerman
The Villages, FL

Main Frame Field Engineerring/Management

Retired

DIY Engineering Projects

Brake Monitor

DIY Trac Bar

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David Goss - AKA Hwybnb
Costa Mesa, CA

Boeing - Engineer/Aerospace Electronics

Retired

Daves project site.

DIY Engineering Project

Brake Monitor

Why did Dave build the monitor? Well after he had has brakes replaced once he decided that he didn't want to do it again. Well, his DIY project worked as designed. Just read Dave's post below.

Posted by Hwybnb
Via IRV2.com
8/15/2008

As regulars on this forum probably know I am one of those that has suffered brake problems, having had to replace all four rotors in just 36,000 miles because of serious cracks. Since the OEM was unable or unwilling to help identify the cause (other than that it was my fault, not a product defect) I decided to build and install a temperature monitor so that I could keep on top of what was happening. The monitor got its first real trial yesterday driving through San Francisco in heavy traffic. As others have noted that can cause significant brake heating. I saw the temperatures on the rear brakes build to around 350 degrees, with the right rear running about 20 degrees hotter than the left.

It was after I cleared the traffic and resumed more normal expressway driving that things really got interesting. I observed the brakes begin to cool off - except for the left rear. The temperature there continued to rise even though there was no braking activity. I watched with increasing concern as the temperature went through 400 degrees over the next several minutes and continued to climb, with a distinct hot brake smell invading the cabin.. When it hit 450 I begin looking for a place to bail off the expressway and get the thing stopped. Before I could execute that plan however the temperature finally leveled off and begin slowly going down.

I have a strong feeling that the brakes on that wheel hung up, possibly due to an ABS malfunction.

After parking at an RV park I crawled under the beast and inspected the brakes, expecting to find a cracked rotor and possibly a melted ABS sensor. Everything looked ok however, to the extent I could see without removing the wheels.

If anyone has any comments on what I should do next I will appreciate hearing them. I have not contacted WH because I feel that would be useless.

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Max Hubrich - AKA Max Hubrich
Pikeville, NC

Air Force - Corporate/Charter Pilot

Retired

Max machined the Door Strikers and offers them for free. See the Product Catalog for how to get one Free.

DIY Engineering Projects

Door Striker

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Roger Haag - AKA oldusedbear
Brookings, OR

Business Owner - Ace Hardware/Rental Property

Retired

Roger is the creator of the J71 Autopark Library. He probably knows more about the J71 system than 90% of the people that are "trained" to work on it. Just check out the J71 Autopark section to get a idea of what he has to offer.

We are working on getting a real picture of Roger.

DIY Engineering Projects

Just take a look at the photo below and tell me that anyone that can figure out how to repair that is not a DIY Engineer!

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Paul Burns - AKA GiFireE
Preston Lancs, UK

Paul was a Fireman (Belfast, Ireland) and a Bomb Sniffer. His last outing was the Oklahoma bombing. Thanks Paul.

Semi Retired

DIY Engineering Projects

Paul has a 6.5L diesel powered RV with a known defect, PMD/FSD failures due to heat. PMD is Pump Mounted Driver and it controls the fuel injector pump. But, one solution is to move this module to a cooler location. Most kits add a heat sink and an extension cable. Paul took it to the next step and add a mouning bracket and a 12V muffin fan.

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