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Old 07-16-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Hello all...newbie to forum

I have many questions as a new conversion owner and will search forums before I repeat uneccesary ?s.

But in the meantime here are a few pics to start...

sorry bout their size...will resize later






any comments and questions welcome.

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Old 07-16-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hey whats the pole for!
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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got milk ?

I have vid of its use at our recent (last weekend) trip up to Alpine Valley to see Jimmy Buffett Who needs a boob-a-meter
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Old 07-17-2004, 11:42 PM   #4
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what are your bus' details?

It's a Ford?

engine, trans, body, year

I love the interior design. It's so simple yet functional. Gotta love the pole too !
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Old 07-17-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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there is space available on this site to store a digital copy of that video if you wanted to share !
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Old 07-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #6
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the bus will be arriving back from its trip to saint cloud, mn around 7/7:30 this evening and i will post more info then.

its a ford b700 w/ a bluebird body
370 2bbl big block ford
i believe it has an allison tranny 4sp auto
gvwr of 26500--with two peeps and a full tank of gas it was 19100 lbs
odometer is at 10000 miles, i would think it is 210,000


more pics and info tonight

ill have to get my dazzle out and transfer some vid and see what i can post

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Hey guess what! I just saw your bus with about 12 people in it going south on I-35 between Ames and Story City at about 6:10, wish I could have had my camera out sooner. Didn't realize it was your bus till I saw the side of it.
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Old 07-18-2004, 10:36 PM   #8
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yep...

that was my brother at the helm and part of the softball team on their way back. I met him at the E 14th QuickTrip to check out how Betty BlueBird faired. All is well cept for the inner three belts that need tightened a bit. They ended up using less oil than we did on our Buffett trip. Only had to add two quarts.... hopefully I can get my homework done on a donor engine cause I would rather put in a bigger engine than just rebuild this one.


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Inner three belts???
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its got four belts. lets number em from the radiator to firewall 1-4. 1 is the alternator/air compressor. 2,3. and 4 run everything else, which i dont know off the top of my head but as i checked them while at the quick trip they had too much play. which was proven by me cranking the engine and hearing one/two in conjunction squeal a little. only problem with having a deaf brother (with a deaf softball team) on the bus...they cant hear problems like this starting up i need to just replace the belts, at least 2, 3, and 4 (1 still looks good) but hadn't messed with em to see where all the adjustment spots where at. i did however mess with belt 1 quite a bit since I ended up having Kluesner's welding in West Des Moines fabricate a special bracket for the alternator.

if thats not one big run on paragraph i dont know what is...i apologize, i just woke up...

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