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Old 06-01-2016, 09:29 AM   #81
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Mines accurate now, but I'm looking to go with the 11R's too.

the 11R's are a different beast to drive.. the ride is Better for sure.. a bit firmer now... i went from a Load F to a Load H... not because its required but because thats what Most of the common tires out there are...

these tires weren the cheap chinese but also arent top of the line XDE michelins either..

the tire company I worked with is only commercial tires so they know that side of the house.. my rep said "look dont put $800 tires on a bus you are going to drive maybe 10k a year if that... you'll age them out .. ".."my uniroyals are name brand.. great tire.. much less ($320).. and will be perfect for what you do..".. I went with a bit of an agressive tread in the back.. because in Ohio we do get real winter.. and the bus very well may see winter conditons when I drive it...

I notice on the highway at 65 a little more steering input is required than before.. (though yesterday was a rather windy day).. I no longer have that nasty steering wheel shake I had previously at 60-65..

I still need to have someone drive behind and beside me to make sure they got the daytons on straight and true... that will wear a tire out quick if they get even one of the tandems on slightly untrue..

I finally figured out my axle ratio.. I have a 4.78 rear.. the DT is tuned to run a Max RPM of 2900 at No load.. and will run up to 2700 on the highway.. about 2500-2600 to run at 65..

65 is the Max I'll ever drive this bus... I could set the DT to run up to 3200 and not hurt it but I ran the bus downhill at 70 recently and didnt like the stability of it there... at least i personaly didnt feel comfortable driving it at 70.. 65 is perfectly fine... thats fast enough I can be in the traffic flow ...

I havent yet bumped the fuel flow screws.. but if I have trouble on the hills with the bigger tires I'll bump it a bit..

the next part of the project is sealing off the sources of engine heat.. I can see daylight all over the place from the cab into the engine compartment.. pretty much ALL of the OEM caulking has cracked and detriorated away... so time to re-seal all the places where hoses, wires, cables etc come into the cab...

I ordered new electrically operated heater valves for under the hood so I can remotely turn on and off my heater cores as i choose...
-Christopher
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:32 AM   #82
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It is surprising how much difference a little more tire diameter can make. Great work on dialing in the speedo & tach BTW.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:40 PM   #83
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here is the manpage for what each bank of switches means..
hah! This is officially the first time I've read the term 'manpage' on skoolie.net. It made me laugh to see that in connection with a photo of a paper page from an old vehicle service manual. Can one get much farther from its origins and still apply so well?

From wikipedia, for those who don't have software-geek background: "A man page (short for manual page) is a form of software documentation usually found on a Unix or Unix-like operating system. Topics covered include computer programs (including library and system calls), formal standards and conventions, and even abstract concepts."
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:43 PM   #84
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hah! This is officially the first time I've read the term 'manpage' on skoolie.net. It made me laugh to see that in connection with a photo of a paper page from an old vehicle service manual. Can one get much farther from its origins and still apply so well?

From wikipedia, for those who don't have software-geek background: "A man page (short for manual page) is a form of software documentation usually found on a Unix or Unix-like operating system. Topics covered include computer programs (including library and system calls), formal standards and conventions, and even abstract concepts."

too funny and here I said it withiut even thinking... everything instructions is a manpage to me.. (been in Linux since 1993)..

probably seems fitting that I named my Bus 'DEV RANDOM' (I used caps just because the same font as SCHOOL BUS fit perfectly in the same space)

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:20 PM   #85
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Wait a minute... Didn't I get here by "man 3 skoolie" in my terminal?
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:40 AM   #86
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I put the bus away for the weekend in its temporary covered storage space.. (my full garage doesnt come available for a couple months so I rented a covered spot wqith electricity at a brand new U-HAUL faciility 5 minutes from my house.. they are really cool and dont mind if you do minor work there...

its going to pour rain all weekend so not much can be done under the hood or under the bus..

I yabnked all the old stop sign air-hoses and valves out and capped off the lines.. ran the air pressure up and made sure its all tight... not sure why they had a huge air tank that was ONLY foer the stop sign... it was connected with one line on the unprotected side of the protection valve.. that doggone tank I banged my hesad against $$^&$$ putting in my A/C condenser couldve gone away all along..

Next I did some test fitting for my A/C ducting that will get the air to the seats and to most importantly, me the driver!..

I originally was going to put the black ducting inside the Line-hide.. Line-hide is a channel normally used for placing wiring and freon lines inside of on the outside of buildings for Mini-split A/C units.. its designed to be UV proof, handle a wide range of temperatures, as well as water tight..

so I have rethought the process and am going to try using the line-hide as the ducting itself.. the end cap fits a little loose but some good quality weather-strip and butyl-weather seal will tighten that up..



yes I went old school on my vents.. the piece above is a mockup of what will go across the top of my dash to blow air on me as i drive..




below is the flex connector hacked onto the black duct.. the black duct is what comes from the A/C unit itself and will go through the top of my heater box which is all open space unaffected by the heater core.. and then comes out into the linehide.. im, likely to cut the flexible light colored piece and attached the black duct to the flexi-part and make a positive connection...



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Old 10-31-2017, 08:42 AM   #87
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Someone asked me if I have totally neglected this bus? Not at all! In fact I drive it quite a bit , it jut runs perfect so I don't need to do much to it other than change the oil and drive it. Got it here at Starbucks this morning!


I recently drove it on an 800 mile road trip to Santa clause Indiana and the bus rally in Evansville Indiana.





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Old 10-31-2017, 08:47 AM   #88
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Nice thread revival!

I was wondering when you were gonna post some more pics of the DEV bus.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:56 AM   #89
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I need to do more of it, I do drive it quite a bit.. I really havent had anything break on it, the DT360 starts every time i need it to.. and the bus just goes along.. drive it 55 and its happy as a camper.. it does need some insulation because its an easy bake oven in the hot summer even with 65,000 BTU of air conditioning
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:14 AM   #90
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Any pix of that ducting installed? Looks brilliant.
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