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Old 11-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #51
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

First rain of the season found out the slots are actually for guiding the rain off the windows and back outside with the interior panels off just doesn't work so going to have to wrap some tarps over for the winter
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #52
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

You should be fine to move it to the side if you want, I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work just fine.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:26 PM   #53
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

Just an idea, but perhaps it was located on the roof to draw in cooler, denser, cleaner (less kicked up dust) air. Especially if the engine doesn't have a factory installed turbo and/or intercooler. The air 10 feet above the asphalt is likely several degrees cooler.
What do you folks think?
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #54
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

I would def. say this: as over engineered as Crown was, there is a very good reason they did it

and it worked 40 years
I don't have enough knowledge about the rear engine buses to know

There are certain quirks with all of them

some have to have a full width skirt behind bumper

some have to have a full width skirt behind the rear axle

some have to have a full width skirt behind axle with belly pans to cool correctly

so Idunno
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #55
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I just enlarged the image to look closer. Is the vent formed as a scoop? At highway speed it could be acting very much like a turbo!
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #56
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I just enlarged the image to look closer. Is the vent formed as a scoop? At highway speed it could be acting very much like a turbo!
Looks to me to be just a vented cap to keep rain water out, There is a turbo installed ,I'm heading off to work now but I'll take up close pic of the cap later and post it
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #57
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First rain of the season found out the slots are actually for guiding the rain off the windows and back outside with the interior panels off just doesn't work so going to have to wrap some tarps over for the winter

So this tells me taking the metal "walls" down might not be the best idea for us? We were trying to decide if we should pul it down or just insulate over it...
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First rain of the season found out the slots are actually for guiding the rain off the windows and back outside with the interior panels off just doesn't work so going to have to wrap some tarps over for the winter

So this tells me taking the metal "walls" down might not be the best idea for us? We were trying to decide if we should pul it down or just insulate over it...
Try to look up into you rub rails from outside to see if there open or not, some are some arn't,Other's with Crowns that have roof vents are not open, I personally feel it's better to open them up & insulate because I'm taking all the regular windows out & will be skining over so there won't be water coming in when finished.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #59
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

This is the intake cover it only had about a 1/2 in gap at the bottom edge, looks to me to just be a rain cap an maybe keep birds out
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Re: No bastoni, no chiodi ricurvo a due punte

Actuallu it looks like that vent would be more of a restriction to air flow. Engines like lots of air, especially turbo engines. The less distance and bends or curves the better.

If I had that bus I would find an old military jeep fuel filler plate, turn it sideways and put a screen on it, and volia! Intake. I will try and find a picture of what I'm talking about and post it soon.

Having an intake where you can get to it is handy in case of a turbo seal failure and a runaway engine. Granted if you were driving and it happened, by the time you got her stopped, grabbed something to plug intake, (coat, towel, floor mat, etc) and ran to the back of the bus to plug it, the damage will have probably been done. But having it on the roof gives you a 0% chance.

Runaway engines are rare but can happen, I'm just pointing out a worst case senario.
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