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Old 05-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

you will have to check all pullies and the alternator, etc.
also make sure you dont have a vacuum leak.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

Nice find. Have fun with your project. I have a '79 B600 Ford/Carpenter which I am in the midst of refurbing myself.

I agree that the whine sounds like it may be a belt issue, especially if it goes away once you get up to speed. You'll want to check/replace all the belts anyway if they haven't been replaced recently.

Other than that, depending on the engine and the condition of things, there's not anything major I could point you towards looking out for beyond getting to know your bus, both engine and running gear.

Get a full service manual for your engine...usually can fine one on ebay or around.

Check the things that wear out after 30 years...hoses, wiring, etc.

Check all the running lights and take off the lenses and check the sockets for rust/corrosion (i got stopped last year and just got a warning because one of my taillights failed because of corrosion buildup).

Take the time now that you have her to check everything...each switch, pedal, lamp, everything so you can note anything that either isn't working or needs upgrade/replacement.

The better you know your bus, the better you know what to expect and can plan on what you may want to fix/upgrade in the future.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

Nice straight bus. Maybe I missed it but what year, what engine/tranny, how many miles, how are you going to fix it up? etc.

By the way the Chief's advice should be acted on. The more you know about the machine the better it will serve you. Have fun!
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

looks nice!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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i would suggest 6k one for 2 ac units... and dont start both ac units at the same time...
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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bus looks good. looks like yours is a Wayne as well.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

where did you get your rust converter?
I stopped at Lowes and no luck,I am not going to use 5000 little bottles and a paint brush
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I actually tried the eastwood spraycan..with so so results on another project and at $100 a bottle for the big jug,I want to go with a sprayable method I can use a bug sprayer for
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

Good looking bus......... Nice lines on the bus and not too big...

1982 was a good year...

Back when Ford built things to last,

kinda like the bunny ....... It's just keeps on going, going, going......
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Re: 1982 Ford B600 gas (first bus)

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where did you get your rust converter?
I stopped at Lowes and no luck,I am not going to use 5000 little bottles and a paint brush
I have a "recipe" I got from a guy who restores vintage cars. It's kinda like POR-15. That's what he says.
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Very nice bus KFord...congrats
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