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Old 09-14-2006, 12:40 PM   #101
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I finally got my crazy propane tank filled. I took it to a place that does forklift and home tanks. There was no questions asked except "I've never seen anything like this what does it go to?" and no new valves were needed.

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Old 09-14-2006, 04:21 PM   #102
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Doesn't look much different than any of the other horizontal tanks I used to fill at work. Does that tank allow you to fill using either liquid or vapor? Also....just out of curiousity...does the gauge work? I don't think I ever filled one where the gauge worked. Instead we just cracked open the air bleeder...when propane came out of that you knew it was full.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:34 PM   #103
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Yep the guage does work but the guy used to the bleeder to figure out it it was full, except I think he really overfilled it since he had it tilted about 30 degree when filling it so the bleader would be much higher that it is supposed to be.

I don't know about the vapor and liquid question but the guage shows a meter for both propane and butane on it.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:43 PM   #104
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i used a propane tank from a forktruck as a veggie oil tank for my mercedes....When i took it apart, i found that the guage worked using a magnet. There was no physical contact between the float inside and the guage outside. Of coarse this would only work on an alluminum (or other non-ferrous metal) tank.
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Re: 1972 IH Ward Conversion

I am finally getting around to fixing the main safety and mechanical concerns I have had with my bus. I am getting the radiator recored, I broke it putting on an electric fan years ago but patched it, and I am having all of the brake cylinders replaced. The front right cylinder has been leaking more and more lately. While I am at it I am also getting a new band fit to the parking brake.

This is the first time I have ever seen the rear brakes on my bus and I can't believe how big they are. Apparently trucks are the opposite of cars in that the rear brakes on the truck do the most work. I guess that is where all the load and traction is on trucks so that makes sense.



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Old 10-09-2008, 10:32 AM   #106
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Re: 1972 IH Ward Conversion

I am finally finishing up the exterior panels that I started years ago but never finished!

The lower rear window is covered now, I have filled the space between the windows and my new panels with insulating foam. I put construction adhesive on the back sides of the panels to keep them from vibrating and gathering water.





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Old 10-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #107
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It is amazing that the temporary stuff I did back in 2002 has lasted this long. I finally finished the permanent panel for my air conditioning going from what you see here from 2002 to the bottom picture today. Look back in this topic to see how it works. The top vent sucks in the air for the air conditioner and it blows out the hot air out the bottom.



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Old 10-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #108
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Steve, your rear windows look good. Also, thanks for the A/C idea. I am using it now and it's working great.

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HELLO,
ADMIRING YOUR BUS AND THE WORK YOU'VE DONE.I HAVE A 1979 IH SIMILAR TO YOURS,345 ENGINE ETC...I HAVE HAD A REAL HARD TIME GETTING A SOURCE FOR PARTS.EVEN THINGS LIKE WINDSHIELD WIPERS REFILLS !! IF YOU COULD FURNISH ME ANY LEADS I'D SURE APPRICIATE IT.THANKS,TOM
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I got my wipers at Napa. For certain bus parts I go around to junk yards and get them pulled off other buses. The engines in our buses are the industrial version that the International Scout uses and all the parts are available from International parts dealers and even most auto parts stores. You can even order a 345 crate engine from some local parts stores.
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