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Old 07-29-2015, 05:53 AM   #1
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Let the healing begin!

Picked up the bus a couple days ago and drove it 1200 miles back home.
Had a highway blowout on the way -some reman'd (but otherwise good as new) tires have a habit of peeling apart under certain temperatures and usage. Thus spake gospel according to LOVE's truckstop tire technician at 2am replacing it.
On the road again in a couple of hours, I napped on the puke floor between the seats on the way back. Home now, the seats ripped out and the bus painted in one day, it's at the shop getting the speed turned up, the back heater's bypassed and the filters and oil changed. It's a Wayne 1995, the last year they made the DT466 mechanical with a spicer 5 speed stick. Long, but still not as long as I would have liked, I'll just make do with the 72 pax space. Here's a pic after my kids did the paint job in the middle of the seat extermination.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:15 AM   #3
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Welcome! --- Sounds like a great engine/tranny find. Rock on.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:22 AM   #4
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Awesome!!! Keep up the good work, it sounds like you've got a good crew to help.
Great progress for just picking it up "a couple days ago"

post plenty of pics!
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:32 PM   #5
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Thanks folks, great to be here and working on my bus. Got it back from the shop today. They said they couldn't set the speed any higher because there was no place to plug their computer and that it was controlled by the pump (as if they didn't know how to turn it up a few clicks). They did create a loop for the radiator hose that bypassed the rear heaters (there were two) just behind the drivers heater. The heaters themselves were left in for me to remove (which I did very unceremoniously this evening) and I was given a warning to treat the wiring to them properly lest the dangling ends touch together and cause a short. Unfortunately my lack of patience got the best of me and I ripped out and cut the wires just to be able to throw out the damn heaters. I know, I know... big no-no, right? But if I keep the heaters switches in the off position at the control panel, am I correct in assuming that no power will be flowing through the wires in question?

Here's a pic of what's left of the wires:



and here's a pic of the control panel:



As shown, there are 2 switches for "Fan/RR Heater", 2 switches for "Fan/RT Heater", and a switch for "Fan/Passenger Heater". I am assuming that I should tape them all in the "off" position. Will this prevent the formerly back heater's loose wires from shorting out the panel? Advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

and here's a vanity shot of me grinding the seat bases and pretending that I have skills:

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Old 07-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #6
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keep the switches hooked up , just make sure you cap off the wires at the other end, you can use them later on for other 12v systems, ie lights, fans, power ports. Thats what I have done with my build.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:06 AM   #7
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How many heaters did your bus have?
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:31 AM   #8
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Get wire caps. Got it GB. EastCOast, I HAD two rear heaters and I assume only one front heater (next to the driver). Still have the front one. Both of the rear heaters were on the driver's side. One was further back than the other. Both are now in the dump.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:38 AM   #9
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Love my heaters when it's 14f and we head out for a glampout down south to warmth.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:49 AM   #10
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that would make sense for me too if I wasn't outfitting for subzero, dond. but i'm going to foam in everywhere and use a pellet stove in the back to keep warm when stopped and the seating's all in the front (where the remaining heater is) for when we're rolling.
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