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Old 03-20-2017, 10:20 PM   #31
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Got our sink at the junkyard for 10 bucks! Also received our flame king, so we are in the process of building our countertop(updates soon).
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 PM   #32
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You have been moving along. Is it starting to feel smaller with all that stuff in there?
Thanks man, things are starting to come together! From the photos I will say it looks small in there, but surprisingly it is pretty spacious. We are working with less than 200 square feet of living space, yet when we walk in the bus it feels huge.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:07 PM   #33
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Huge may have been an over statement....
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:16 AM   #34
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Based on your pix above, I thought you might appreciate what I'm using for my throttle pedal...



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Old 03-21-2017, 01:16 AM   #35
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It appears as if you have a really nice bus purchased at scrap value pricing.

Did I miss where you insulated the roof?

From the pictures it doesn't appear as if you have a Detroit Diesel 6V-92 under the hood. It looks much more like an IHC 9.0L V-8.

If it is a DD, make sure you use only Delo 100 40wt oil. It will run the best if you drive with your foot on the floor all the time. 2-cycle DD's do not like to lug and do their best work wound up tight.

If it is an IHC 9.0L, treat it very kindly. The 9.0L was a stop gap engine that was a very cost effective option to get people out of a gas engine and into a diesel without the big jump in price it would take to spe'c the DT466. It isn't big on HP or torque so it will be pretty slow. Do not lug or over speed the 9.0L as it doesn't like either. Also, do not let it get hot. If you start to overheat going up a hill either slow down or stop and let it catch it's breath. If you should end up having a problem with the 9.0L, do NOT spend any time or $$$ messing around with it. Find another bus or Ford truck/van with the 6.9L/7.3L/T444 engine for a donor and swap everything over. Everything should be an almost trouble free swap particularly if the donor is another IHC chassis bus.

I may be making an assumption but it appears as if your tribe is a mixed group of musicians. That must make tribal life rather interesting to say the least!

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:00 PM   #36
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Based on your pix above, I thought you might appreciate what I'm using for my throttle pedal...



Look familiar?
That's awesome man, your fabrication skills are spot on! I am impressed with your '46. Is that a bass or hi-hat pedal?
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:23 PM   #37
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It appears as if you have a really nice bus purchased at scrap value pricing.

Did I miss where you insulated the roof?

From the pictures it doesn't appear as if you have a Detroit Diesel 6V-92 under the hood. It looks much more like an IHC 9.0L V-8.

If it is a DD, make sure you use only Delo 100 40wt oil. It will run the best if you drive with your foot on the floor all the time. 2-cycle DD's do not like to lug and do their best work wound up tight.

If it is an IHC 9.0L, treat it very kindly. The 9.0L was a stop gap engine that was a very cost effective option to get people out of a gas engine and into a diesel without the big jump in price it would take to spe'c the DT466. It isn't big on HP or torque so it will be pretty slow. Do not lug or over speed the 9.0L as it doesn't like either. Also, do not let it get hot. If you start to overheat going up a hill either slow down or stop and let it catch it's breath. If you should end up having a problem with the 9.0L, do NOT spend any time or $$$ messing around with it. Find another bus or Ford truck/van with the 6.9L/7.3L/T444 engine for a donor and swap everything over. Everything should be an almost trouble free swap particularly if the donor is another IHC chassis bus.

I may be making an assumption but it appears as if your tribe is a mixed group of musicians. That must make tribal life rather interesting to say the least!

Good luck and happy trails to you!
The roof is partially insulated, we are waiting to finish the framing and electrical. Hoping to get that done this month.

Ha yeh it is the IHC, for some reason the guy I spoke to at Navistar sent me the wrong specs. Is it possible this motor could have been swapped? The vin on the bus shows it having the detroit. I have got to crawl under and get the numbers off the motor and tranny. Thanks for the info, yeh she is very slow but we just take it easy and keep on trucking. I would like to do a swamp somewhere down the road if we find a good deal on a motor. This bus was maintained really well and I trust her to take us on our initial descent, but as you know anything can happen when we hit the road full time. We will take it by my brothers shop to do a full tune up here in the next month.

Thanks for the luck, we are going to need it.


Here is what i got from navistar
Thank you for inquiring with Navistar customer service.
This age vehicle has very little information directly available except through a line set ticket.
Here’s what I can locate.
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The trans is either a AT545 ALLISON 4SPD T326* or a SP AT540 ALLISON TRANS.
Suspension:* *FRONT SPRING AND MTG FOR INTERNATIONAL/DANA, I-50, I-60, I-75 5000/6000/7500 LB AXLE CODES 02071, 02073, 02101, 02104
******************************* AXLE FRT, NON-DRIVING INTERNATIONAL/DANA I-50, I-60, I-75, I-80 5000/6000/7500/8000 LB. CODES 02071, 02073, 02074, 02101, 02103, 02104
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Anything more would need to be on a line set ticket orderable through your local International dealer – probably a charge for this.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:32 PM   #38
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Progress

Me and Renn were able to get some work done on the bedroom/ jam space today. (please excuse the butt crack, just look away)
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:52 AM   #39
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That's starting to look like an efficiency apartment. Good job.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:44 AM   #40
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A drummer buddy told me it was a Ludwig SpeedKing bass pedal. And probably fairly old. They came out over 70 years ago but are apparently still coveted by many drummers.

Sorry if I "ruined" a classic, but it will live on.
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