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Old 06-12-2016, 01:16 PM   #231
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THAT is a top class job! Well done!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:20 PM   #232
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Just tried to type up an update and lost it all...

We got back from our annual trip to North Dakota. Bus ran great. The fan clutch I replaced took care of all my overheating problems. It ran right at 195* the whole trip except for a few long grade hills in 90* ambient temps. Then it only reached 205* and never reached the 210* mark.

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A very quiet and not busy truck stop in South Dakota we stayed at on our return trip.
20160706_083450 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

20160706_083258 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Tractor rides..
20160701_103209 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Horse back rides
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Country fairs
20160702_171041 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Parades for the Fourth, the kids always have a great time.

This year there was a first.
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The wife finally drove! White knuckled and all. Of course she had to hit about 20 miles of road construction and two way traffic.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:29 PM   #233
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Just tried to type up an update and lost it all...

We got back from our annual trip to North Dakota. Bus ran great. The fan clutch I replaced took care of all my overheating problems. It ran right at 195* the whole trip except for a few long grade hills in 90* ambient temps. Then it only reached 205* and never reached the 210* mark.

Few pics

A very quiet and not busy truck stop in South Dakota we stayed at on our return trip.
20160706_083450 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

20160706_083258 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Tractor rides..
20160701_103209 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Horse back rides
20160703_171734 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Country fairs
20160702_171041 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Parades for the Fourth, the kids always have a great time.

This year there was a first.
20160630_104139 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr
The wife finally drove! White knuckled and all. Of course she had to hit about 20 miles of road construction and two way traffic.
great t osee pics of a bus in action.. being enjoyed rather than in pieces being built!! Nide thing about school busses is that eveeryone expects you are going t ogo slow.. so construction zones, narrow roads.. i just slow down .... same with roundie-round ramps and such too...

my fan clutch fixed my issues too... my bus used to run 210-212 running in 90* heat on nearly flat ground.. not I never even see anythuing higher than 185 before i hear the fan roar...

-Christopher
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:38 PM   #234
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We also stopped on our way home north of Omaha and camped. Found a nice campground.
20160706_171921 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

We spent a couple days there.

20160707_194039 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

We spent a couple days at Omaha's Zoo. Its been 4 years since we were there last. It amazes me how much they keep improving it.
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Teenagers... who knows how many selfies are taken. But not let dad take a picture.
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Unless they are goofing off.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:58 PM   #235
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great t osee pics of a bus in action.. being enjoyed rather than in pieces being built!! Nide thing about school busses is that eveeryone expects you are going t ogo slow.. so construction zones, narrow roads.. i just slow down .... same with roundie-round ramps and such too...

my fan clutch fixed my issues too... my bus used to run 210-212 running in 90* heat on nearly flat ground.. not I never even see anythuing higher than 185 before i hear the fan roar...

-Christopher
Same here. Coolest the bus has ran since I bought it. It has a 195 thermastat in it now. So that's where is should be running. It had a 180 before I changed it , and mine to would always run 210-212.

Everybody does get out of your way. On, on ramps, I just put the blinker on and merge. Everyone usually moves quick.

Yeah 71 mph is slow, in an 80 mph zone.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:01 PM   #236
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:03 PM   #237
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Same here. Coolest the bus has ran since I bought it. It has a 195 thermastat in it now. So that's where is should be running. It had a 180 before I changed it , and mine to would always run 210-212.

Everybody does get out of your way. On, on ramps, I just put the blinker on and merge. Everyone usually moves quick.

Yeah 71 mph is slow, in an 80 mph zone.
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why a 195? i was always told for a diesel that 180 was more than plenty warm to run it... is it for better heating in winter?

I didnt turn my engine up to run faster than 65.. people can deal with me yeah most let you in on ramps... since my bus looks totally like a bus, the truckers even let me in all the time..

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:08 PM   #238
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Daughter's tongue is holding its breath WAAAAAYYYYYY too long!!!!!!! She needs to let her tongue BREATHE once in a while.......

Thats funny!
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:17 PM   #239
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why a 195? i was always told for a diesel that 180 was more than plenty warm to run it... is it for better heating in winter?

I didnt turn my engine up to run faster than 65.. people can deal with me yeah most let you in on ramps... since my bus looks totally like a bus, the truckers even let me in all the time..

-Christopher
That's all I could find. Since mine is a '95. It has the newer style thermastat. The housing and thermastat is all one piece. The radiator hose slips right onto it. From what I was told was, the newer ones were to run hotter, to try and help emissions, or some bs like that.

I haven't turned mine up yet either. Just regeard. But... I think I'm am going to start gathering parts up this summer to make more power.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:09 PM   #240
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If you don't mind me asking?
How much did your re-gear cost you?
Did you just send/take them the pumpkin?
For me I can only find one place that will do it for 3000$ but only if I buy the gears and bring them the hog head?
I am still trying to find a replacement rear end without much luck?
Just looking for opinions.
I am going Monday to look at some 10r22.5" rims to replace my 9r20 tubed ones but with my rear end at 6.50 it is not going to make much of a difference except maybe from top speed of 49 to at least 54?
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