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Old 08-28-2018, 12:50 AM   #11
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Good job!

Its always a great idea to refinish the battery compartment and tray.
Thanks ECCB,

There will be more surface rust treatment on the frame a wheel wells but overall its not in bad shape.

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Old 08-28-2018, 01:13 AM   #12
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Fixed the link (needed the end quote inside the URL tag):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galloping_Goose_(railcar)

That does look like a really nice bus.

I'm sure some folks here know what the axle is in it (Rockwell, Dana, etc.) which should help in making a swap. The ratio stuff is simple math, if you want to go 80 instead of 60, the axle needs to be changed by the same ratio. 7.17 * 60/80 = 5.38. Need to confirm that's acceptable for actually driving, but the math is that simple.

(And the B300 is using all six gears, right? 60 MPH in sixth with a 7.17 axle seems reasonable, but I didn't do any math....)
Thanks ennonne,

I'm narrowing the new ratios down to 4.10, 4.44 or a 4.78. I dont need the bus to go much faster than 65 but I want to get the rpm down. Top speed was around 60 but that was hitting govern rpm. I drove 50 most of the time. My 6th gear is locked when I downshift the display goes to 4. I started another thread for the gearing here:

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f39/op...ing-24002.html

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Old 08-28-2018, 08:06 AM   #13
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Andy’s autosport calculator
https://www.andysautosport.com/learn...r/calculators/
It gives 100 rpm splits for known gear ratios.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:13 AM   #14
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Sorry missed you started another thread for gearing
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:40 PM   #15
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AC Ducting and Luggage Rack Demo

So small progress is being made. The AC ducting and luggage rack is out! It opens things up a little. Also I removed the very nice Infinity speakers. Those will be going back in for a bumping sound system.

The seats and interior sheat metal removal will have to wait another 5 weeks until the 10 lb lift limit imposed by my recent surgery has expired. If we get some warm weather I'll work on degreasing the engine bay.

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:56 AM   #16
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wow those are some nice speakers!!!

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Old 12-06-2018, 11:08 AM   #17
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wow those are some nice speakers!!!

-Christopher
For being 18 years old they still sound really good. They were powered by a 4x75w alpine amp and cheesy 20 gauge or smaller speaker wire.

I dont think they ever got pushed very hard being on a bus.

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