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Old 03-04-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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I absolutely agree - the A10 was a clean and simple design concept that worked. Take a big ass 30mm Gatling gun that fires over 4000 rounds a minute...then wrap just enough airplane around it to annoy bad guys. The sound of that GAU-8 was music to our guys ears, but not greatly appreciated by anyone else. I've seen unedited gun camera footage taken from both Air America ships as well as some F4 Phantoms from my ship during that Viet Nam thing that made my blood run cold. And those were just 20mm. And now you can buy a 40mm version. Maybe that's what the "New Improved Warthog" will be built around.

Now...if I could just mount one on my bus...Bring on the Zombies!
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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Now starts the fraternal initiation of seat removal....


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Old 03-12-2014, 11:59 AM   #13
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Inside heater cores are history!





Temporary plug...




Does anyone know if the 2 nipples coming out are regular pipe thread? I would like to just put in 3/4" galv plugs if I can.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #14
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mmmmmm....... yummy!


Ceiling panels out now, and most of the insulation is gone and in bags. That crap was nasty!






Next week I finish with the side panels and then the dreaded floor!!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:58 PM   #15
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Can someone tell me if the emergency exit alarms are a simple clip and remove or will the buzzers stay on after? I want to remove all the internal wiring and start new. I know I don't have to, but I want to run them in a manner that is easier to access should I have any problems.

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Nice progress. Nice bus too.
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Can someone tell me if the emergency exit alarms are a simple clip and remove or will the buzzers stay on after? I want to remove all the internal wiring and start new. I know I don't have to, but I want to run them in a manner that is easier to access should I have any problems.

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Be careful clipping wires at the emergency doors. Some switches disable the starter. If the doors are locked, my engine wont start.
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This may be a late post, but on a Thomas you can just clip the wires. The buzzer only comes on when the wire is grounded, either through a switch on the emergency doors or when the emergency window is open. Cut the wires and you remove the ability to ground them. You can take any of the wires and touch them to the chassis and get the buzzers to sound.
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This may be a late post, but on a Thomas you can just clip the wires. The buzzer only comes on when the wire is grounded, either through a switch on the emergency doors or when the emergency window is open. Cut the wires and you remove the ability to ground them. You can take any of the wires and touch them to the chassis and get the buzzers to sound.
Never too late to leave a tip! (Although I already got the unnecessary electrical removed!) I just need to make sure that when I rewire the inside, I re-hook up my top strobe. I decided it would be a good idea to keep it just in case I am in need of attention during a break down or a foggy day.

I clipped the wire to the back door while the bus was running and then put it in gear to see if it would move and it did, then I shut it off and restarted it to figure it out. So you are right on the money about clip n go!
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OK, so I have ordered a RIDICULOUS amount of stuff for my bus. And I am getting all geared up to tackle the project for a month straight!


However,

I am finding a hard time justifying the grey water tank costing almost twice as much as my potable water tank.

Anyone using a second fresh tank for grey storage?

Advisement is requested please!

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