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Old 11-22-2018, 11:48 AM   #51
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It sure it looking sweet now, not a big laundry list of gremlins for it as it appeared to have sat for a bit.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:08 PM   #52
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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.

Paint job looks cool sitting in the dark clouded parking area. Almost ready to haul...
You have a nice bus, congrats.



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Old 12-18-2018, 07:22 AM   #53
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after useing the bus for a bit it has become clear that the radiator is well past its prime. plugged up a bit, and leaks badly and was getting much worse fast. So ordered a new one from Griffen, and just put that in yesterday. Heater core leaks to have that valved off for now. I have decided that it really does not put the heat where I want, and that is for the driver and front seat passenger( most important as that is my wife, keeping her warm is very good). So I am taking the bus heater out and putting a new under dash heater in that will give good heat up front. we have a curtain behind the front seats so we can seperate the driving area for better heat if need be.

So radiator, heater and also adding a coolant filter will be this weeks project for the bus. That should finish all major stuff, and we will have had the bus for a year Christmas eve.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:52 AM   #54
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those old heaters often are plugged up and the olkd heater cores are tough to find these days.. (as i search for one for my 1978 Superior Circulair).. just make sure you get something powerful enough to heat and defrost... in my carpenter i took it ome step further and replaced my heat-only heater core with a heater, A/C, and a secondary defrioster heater.. the windows fog in the rain.. the A/C cleasrs the humidity..
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:08 PM   #55
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Had it running good or so I thought. Took a trip to new Jersey and on the,way home two pistons started coming apart. Bummer. So not going to Skoolie palooza this year. Changing engine and trans. Found a nice 345 with s 5 speed manual. My preference anyway. Pulled the engine today, and have the donor vehicle almost ready to give up it engine.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:09 PM   #56
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No idea how to turn the picture upright...
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:13 PM   #57
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No idea how to turn the picture upright...
But you can pull a bus motor and trans, interesting...
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:33 PM   #58
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But you can pull a bus motor and trans, interesting...
Most witty post of 2019 so far!
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #59
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Boring out the throttle bore in the intake manifold for tbi fuel injection.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:29 PM   #60
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The engine getting closer to going in, and the bus in the shop as far as it can go because the a/c would hit the ceiling.
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