Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-07-2015, 08:49 PM   #471
Bus Nut
 
frank-id's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 808
When needing a place to park

look for a place with a few acres out of town. Be a good tenant. Be helpful. I live on 10 acres and have had many rv visitors. Some folks stayed a few months and another stayed a year.. I charged $200 a month plus electric power. Here in Idaho, keeping warm with electric is very spendy. One guy spent almost $400 just for power. A catalytic heater with propane seems to be the best solution.. Farmers will also rent a spot. Craigs list works good,, frank
frank-id is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 05:50 PM   #472
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
Skoolie Commune...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
I hate to hear stuff like that. One thing about owning a bus that can be a real bear.

If I had the money, I'd buy a bunch of property somewhere with friendly codes and regulations and let anyone with a school bus live there who wanted to. That's my communistic, idealistic dream...
I like that.. maybe we should make a 'home port' commune for Skoolie types. With enough electricity to work on them.. *snickers*
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 05:52 PM   #473
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank-id View Post
look for a place with a few acres out of town. Be a good tenant. Be helpful. I live on 10 acres and have had many rv visitors. Some folks stayed a few months and another stayed a year.. I charged $200 a month plus electric power. Here in Idaho, keeping warm with electric is very spendy. One guy spent almost $400 just for power. A catalytic heater with propane seems to be the best solution.. Farmers will also rent a spot. Craigs list works good,, frank
Good idea to check out the farm types. Although here in Payson we don't have much like that but horse ranchers maybe.

And your deal would be a deal for sure.
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 04:44 PM   #474
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
Found a new squatting place, same neighborhood, different co-worker. A few adjustments. They approached me not vice-versa.

Scored a black water and grey water tank, I hope they will fit, the pic looks promising. Now I just need the toilet and a few odd plumbing pieces and my water/sinks/shower/bath will be almost complete to build.

Another co-worker got me a horizontal propane tank with guages (I just paid to have it tested and certified), and another co-worker is getting me some nice 70's kitchen cabinets to re-work (told him I just needed the skeleton).

Things seem to be coming together and the timing seems better than usual.

Now I just have to 'get busy'.
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2015, 04:57 PM   #475
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,107
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Good things happen to GOOD PEOPLE! Glad its all workin out far you!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #476
Bus Crazy
 
browncrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 1,012
Year: 1976
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Supercoach
Engine: Detroit 6-71 Mid-Ship Mounted
Rated Cap: 79 at Birth
Glad things are working out for you!!
__________________
BC
My Conversion Thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3065
browncrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 04:15 PM   #477
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
its not what it seems....



OK need to get a better picture. There is a canister to the right of this picture (you can see the tubes coming from it in the top right corner). There is a switch (?) of some kind that has two wires running to it, and it is hissing air. Air relay? For the door buzzer or? I can't find any pictures online so I'll just have to take one. (Wondering if it's necessary) *Laugh*

Fuel pump is being a real issue. Friend is trying to fix it and one problem leads to the next. Bypassing the old inline fuel filter in front of the tank I think and putting regular style fuel filter inline. Good news, engine still runs great on starter fluid. Am finding that not all 'remodels' are equal. It is thought now (not verfied) that... it has a 454 (?) something instead of the stock 350 or 366 engine. The wiz bang 400 turbo transmission they put in is actually perhaps not strong enough torque for that large of bus (not confirmed as of yet)(I think I posted this before). Could by why it was shifting so hard.

Also tires are tube tires. Can these be upgraded and what is involved.

Always leary when too many people have too many opinions.

Oh.. and by the way.. moving didn't happen, I'm still in the same place.
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 05:43 PM   #478
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,161
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Tire choices come down to the rims. Most rims after the mid fifties or so are the tubeless type but they can run tubes (which some old-timers still believe are "better"...not). That said...you CANNOT run tubeless tires on a tube-type rim.

Your best bet is to have a tire shop, preferably the big truck type, take a look-see. No telling what someone may have installed on that gal in the past.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 12:22 PM   #479
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
Engine (427?) and Transmission (AT540?)



OK.. Picture of the thingy. Why can't I find pictures of things on the internet.. they have everything. Anywhoooo... hissing, losing air right there.

Poked around under (lots of spiders, not that I don't love spiders, but I don't want to crawl into their home with them), took pics and looked online and etc. Have come to the conclusion that no, they did not replace the transmission with a new turbo 400 (like the guy was bragging). It looks to be in fact an AT540. I'm good with that.

Engine (because said friend said that it wasn't a 350 or 366, like the manual, but bigger engine. The Superior Coach and Chevy Chassis did make a bus in 1979 with a 427. Which I only find references otherwise in Corvettes. Superior Coach officially went out of business in 1980. VIN no ID says that it has a 366.

(Interesting bit of history I also found. Bus regulations came into effect after Oct 1967 incident. Reports said that too much, too thick of, metal in buses shredded children in accidents. Rivets were too far apart to keep panels in place. So mine being one with rivets spread out, I will be shredded in a major accident. Perhaps a good reason to redo the inside ceiling... naw.. )

Couldn't match any casting numbers to online numbers after almost an hour of searching.

By date stamp code D= April (weird) 18, 1979.

Couldn't find this number, not going to tear the valve covers, fly wheel or etc off to look for another number. Maybe another time.
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 12:27 PM   #480
Bus Nut
 
Shadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Year: 1979
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 8 cyl gas
Rated Cap: 60
Rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango View Post
Tire choices come down to the rims. Most rims after the mid fifties or so are the tubeless type but they can run tubes (which some old-timers still believe are "better"...not). That said...you CANNOT run tubeless tires on a tube-type rim.

Your best bet is to have a tire shop, preferably the big truck type, take a look-see. No telling what someone may have installed on that gal in the past.

Am going to check on this and see if I can get regular tire rims to fit.
__________________
Linda Kay
trans∑mog∑ri∑fy Verb: Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
Shadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.