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Old 01-24-2015, 11:22 PM   #71
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Today's update.

Had some stuff pop up today so I only got a few hours to work on the bus. Got the new bags installed and plumbed up. Installed the new rear shocks also. So the rear suspension and brakes are now finished. I went around to the parts stores in town but none of them had enough tire stems for my wheels. Plus they wanted $7 a pop for them. I wound up ordering a set of 10 online for $21. Once they get here I will be able to install the new rear wheels and tires then set her back down.





Tomorrow I think I will get the front shocks mounted. Then see what else I want to work on. I still have a bunch of wiring to do.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:42 AM   #72
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while under there, i would hang the exhaust pipe better. thats gonna make some (lots) of noise where it contacts the frame.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:20 AM   #73
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Nice bus, and nice progress.
But don't be so grumpy. Its the internet, guy.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #74
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while under there, i would hang the exhaust pipe better. thats gonna make some (lots) of noise where it contacts the frame.

Must be an optical illusion as the exhaust is not touching anything.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #75
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Weather was **** this morning so I was not out working on the bus. Figured I would rebuild the Sprague M-554 air push wiper motor. Sit at kitchen table and started to pull it apart and everything was going fine. Rebuild the control valve assembly first. Move onto the piston assembly next. Find the plastic pistons have cracks in them.

I could likely put them back together and they would work but I am already balls deep and way to much money into them to not order the new pistons tomorrow. If I get another 27 years out of them I guess we will be good. These motors are pretty expensive to rebuild. Or I just got hosed on the parts.

They seem pretty expensive for just a few bits of plastic and some O-rings. After I order the new pistons and one more control switch I would not be surprised to have the proverbial $350 into this adventure. I am pretty close already.












I will get more detailed photos once I get the new parts in and do the other one. If you have some of these models they are super simple to rebuild. I hear they are the cats meow once they are rebuilt.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:11 PM   #76
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Ive seen those motors go for cheap on ebay--is yours a special model? I think i recall picking up some for around $150 each that were new...
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:52 PM   #77
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The shaft length/style can be different as is the degree is moves. Mine are 85degree units with very long shafts.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:20 PM   #78
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Got some work done today. Got the front shocks installed and changed the diff fluid. Also has some parts come in today. New reflectors and a LED turn signal relay.





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That Severe Gear stuff is really good. I've run it for years now.
My Subaru loves it. I don't know if I could afford to put it in my bus. I'll probably go with something in a big, cheap jug at Rural King. Very nice work and great detailing of all of it in the thread.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:34 PM   #80
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That was only part of the oil for the diff. It holds almost 5 gallons. No one likes a $500 diff service. Should last me quite a while though. And hopefully net me better mileage over the long haul. It had regular dino gear sap in it that would have made molasses envious.
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