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Old 01-25-2018, 08:25 PM   #11
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The spring issue was because there were no throttle return springs! So I went from 0 springs to 2 not quite perfect springs. I also applied wd40. Now the pedal is hard to press because the springs are overkill.

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Old 01-25-2018, 08:42 PM   #12
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I was thinking about jb welding over my windows!

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Old 01-25-2018, 08:52 PM   #13
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:58 PM   #14
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Today I got a replacement for that leaky hose. Pretty tight quarters getting it removed, but I scooted up to the local auto parts store and they built me a new one. I was a bit surprised at the price, the fittings on the end cost me almost $15 each, plus another $10 for the 2 foot long piece of hose! But after an hour or so of cussing and bleeding, it's installed and that leak is gone!

Of course, after you fix the biggest leak, you find the next biggest leak. I'm still learning the air system stuff as I go, but there is a small black hose that reminds me of like an overflow hose... It trickles air and doesn't look it it was ever attached to anything. I was losing daylight and my tolerance for aching hands so I haven't traced it up yet. It was a very slight flow of air and almost silent. I bled out my air tanks also and was surprised at the amount of water in one of them...

Today I also pulled up my gas pedal and gave the mechanics a good spray of WD40, and removed the throttle lock cable system that I basically hate. The handle end wasn't property mounted to the dashboard and just flopped around, and it just doesn't seem very useful to have in the first place.

Now that I have throttle return springs (and a normal idle speed), my initial air charge takes notably longer to reach!

We got a start on removing the wrap, the sides of the bus are white under the vinyl. Tomorrow I'll be pulling seats out and starting to rip out the floor.

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Old 01-26-2018, 07:59 PM   #15
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Pic 1, this is why my air was leaking!

Pic 2 is the new and old hoses for comparison.

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Old 01-26-2018, 08:02 PM   #16
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:30 PM   #17
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Today I got a replacement for that leaky hose. Pretty tight quarters getting it removed, but I scooted up to the local auto parts store and they built me a new one. I was a bit surprised at the price, the fittings on the end cost me almost $15 each, plus another $10 for the 2 foot long piece of hose! But after an hour or so of cussing and bleeding, it's installed and that leak is gone!

Of course, after you fix the biggest leak, you find the next biggest leak. I'm still learning the air system stuff as I go, but there is a small black hose that reminds me of like an overflow hose... It trickles air and doesn't look it it was ever attached to anything. I was losing daylight and my tolerance for aching hands so I haven't traced it up yet. It was a very slight flow of air and almost silent. I bled out my air tanks also and was surprised at the amount of water in one of them...

Today I also pulled up my gas pedal and gave the mechanics a good spray of WD40, and removed the throttle lock cable system that I basically hate. The handle end wasn't property mounted to the dashboard and just flopped around, and it just doesn't seem very useful to have in the first place.

Now that I have throttle return springs (and a normal idle speed), my initial air charge takes notably longer to reach!

We got a start on removing the wrap, the sides of the bus are white under the vinyl. Tomorrow I'll be pulling seats out and starting to rip out the floor.

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I've got a heat gun and scrapers...
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:31 PM   #18
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AWESOME!

Most people woulda just painted over it.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:34 PM   #19
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One cool benefit of wraps is that typically the paint underneath is pretty much as it was when the wrap went on.

Saw tons of little cars in France that had some crazy/cool wraps. I was told they are quite inexpensive over there and people use them to preserve the original paint for better re-sale later.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:04 PM   #20
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I used a heat gun and a scraper. There are a lot of scratches on it so it comes off in pieces, not sheets like I would hope.
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