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Old 02-07-2018, 05:26 PM   #241
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I have a similar item (red ripper) it bent the teeth floor is directly glued to steel with the darnedist stuff I have ever seen Funny how some is glued to steel and some have plywood even on same type of bus must have to do with specs
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #242
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I have an ironworker former and punch press machine that I am sure weighs 2 tons. funny when theives broke into the shop at the other house that's the only thing they didn't steal.



I'd give my left nut for one of those. I can't wait to see what your build loks like.

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Old 02-07-2018, 05:58 PM   #243
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Mine were Mubea's, a Piranha, and one new one from Belgium that was a total POS failure.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:04 PM   #244
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Mine is older and smaller than that but will do everything that one will do. you just have change dies more often I also have about 65 different homemade and factory dies for different operations Also ordered windows today once they get here I will start a build thread on the roof raise.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:11 PM   #245
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I just looked at the start of your build page I am like sooo jealous of the work you don't/didn't have to do I am too lazy to read the whole thing did you ever get the fuel situation figured out? and was it the lift pump?
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:40 PM   #246
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I just looked at the start of your build page I am like sooo jealous of the work you don't/didn't have to do I am too lazy to read the whole thing did you ever get the fuel situation figured out? and was it the lift pump?
Yes, lift pump was bad, luckily. I upgraded to AirDogRaptor and all new fuel lines. Starts with a bump now.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #247
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Let me know if you ever want me to pack your parachute for you. I always wanted to pack one to see if I could stuff it all in the bag.
Stuffing it all into the bag is the easy part. The hard part is getting it to come back out in a manner that's useful to you when you're 2000 ft in the air and approaching a planet at 120 mph.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:07 PM   #248
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And now we've got sailbussing. Whoo hoo!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:55 PM   #249
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HEEELLLLP !!!!!!!!!

MY BUS WON'T START !!! I'm parked on the sidewalk and need to MOVE !!!

I was just taking out all those wires- WHY is there so many wires? And now it will NOT start !!!

After I removed the big black box thingy, it won't start and I brought it all down to the recycler already.

Do I need to hook-up the switch to the engine or can I just connect the 2 wires by long, brown thing?

There was a few sparks when I cut some wires, but I don't think they went to anything. I hooked the 2 batteries together, but not sure if I did it right- do the red ones go together, or is it the black wires???



SOOOOOMEBODY PLEAAASE HELP !!!!
Funny, I had just the opposite problem. Pulled out about 110 lbs of wire, restarted bus, checked everything still worked that I needed, thought I was golden. Turned off key and engine kept right on going!!
Your last line was me exactly. Lucky my son-in-law used to be a diesel mech.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:06 PM   #250
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Funny, I had just the opposite problem. Pulled out about 110 lbs of wire, restarted bus, checked everything still worked that I needed, thought I was golden. Turned off key and engine kept right on going!!
Your last line was me exactly. Lucky my son-in-law used to be a diesel mech.
Ha- I bet you were pretty impressed with your skills- bus started right-up.

...Go to turn it off...and you're sitting there waiting....maybe it's just "dieseling".
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