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Old 10-27-2018, 08:39 PM   #41
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good deal.. they are happy up till about that.. though I think navistar says you can run a 392 up to 3000 without issues.. mine is geared lower and it has a hugely loud fan when im at 2500.. I need to go clutch or electric fan..
I have heard 3000rpm as well. It is doing that at 70. Starts to sound more like an old aircraft engine at 3000rpm. By the way duel exhausts exiting in front of the rear tires.

65 feels like a nice cruise speed.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:48 PM   #42
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Weighed the bus today, 17,700lbs. This is with water, fuel and supplies for the weekend .
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:00 PM   #43
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I need to run duals on mine.. and clutch the fan.. I'll keep mine at 55-60 and run 2500 RPM.. for me that bus isnt my road-trip warrior..



you can your duals out the sides vs out the back?
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:19 PM   #44
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There are out the sides, just in front of the rear tires
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:55 PM   #45
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Getting paint on it bit by bit
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:25 AM   #46
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Getting paint on it bit by bit
Nice to see someone using color!
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM   #47
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The hood and cowl will also be purple, with black fenders, bumpers and grill. Next week will be getting a new windshield, so did not want to paint the front just to have them climbing all over it.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:52 AM   #48
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Well keep it up man. I love seeing a freshly painted bus!
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:00 AM   #49
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Have the paint done other then wheels for the winter. A few things need more body work, but for now at least it looks good enough. A picture as we found it, and as it is now.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:43 AM   #50
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Now that we have been driving it a bit a few gremlins have appeared. leaky radiator, at least if we leave the pressure cap loose it leaks very little. Summer time that will not do though.

Brakes are finally right and work very well.

Have a lot of missing at full throttle, this turns out to be an intermitent short in the ignition. The negative coil terminal is close to the intake manifold and was shorting out, not fully but touching erratically, and of course that creates extra sparks, no wonder it has been a bit of a pain to tune it well. That is corrected and has allowed me to lean the fuel mixture considerably, and have connected the oxygen sensor.

A backfire blow one of the mufflers to pieces. So changed both to straight through mufflers. Nice sound, and a lot less back pressure. Hope it is not too loud on the road. Will be driving it tomorrow, so will find out.

Put a TV cable on for the trans. Works but not adjusted like I would like. Trans shifts properly if I floor it and hold it there, but part throttle shifts way to soon. Need to refine that. Might have to have a spring in the cable so that it reaches full travel on the trans at 3/4 throttle and the spring would allow the gas pedal/TBI to still go to full. The original cable is missing so do not know what was there.
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