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Old 08-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #11
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A fairly wide range of folks come to this forum, some are totally new to doing project like this and others have been doing things like this all their lives.

Maybe the old timers would like to share their tips and techniques with the nubes.

I was thinking of starting a Bus Building Tech Tips thread over in the Conversion Tutorials How to's.

You guys think it's a good idea or a waste of time?

Will the old guys help out?

Post opinions in this thread ... including the mods and those administering this thread.

If there's no use for it ... no hard feelings.
I know that I would find it very useful if we had some sort of Audobon Field Guide to engines and transmissions. Reading this forum for a couple of years, I have absorbed a lot of knowledge about which engines and transmissions are or are not desirable, and why. But I can't look under the hood and figure out what I'm looking at. When I see "Caterpillar" stamped into the valve cover, that's a good hint. When I see 6 individual valve covers instead of one long one, I know that should be a hint but I'm not sure what it's telling me.

A few pics plucked out of the archives or off the Net with "with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us" would be greatly appreciated.

I do know that I'm asking for actual volunteer work here, and it's OK if it doesn't get done. Come the time I actually know anything, I'd be happy to contribute.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:34 AM   #12
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"with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us"
Then we'll have to start a new Group....Group "W".
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:00 PM   #13
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Then we'll have to start a new Group....Group "W".
I think I know someone who could build us a hell of a bench.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:05 PM   #14
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A few pics plucked out of the archives or off the Net with "with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us" would be greatly appreciated.
When I'm sitting in my cubicle and burst into laughter for no apparent reason, my co-workers tend to look upon me with suspicion and mistrust.

Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:27 PM   #15
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When I'm sitting in my cubicle and burst into laughter for no apparent reason, my co-workers tend to look upon me with suspicion and mistrust.

Thanks.
Glad I could make you look suspicious!

I've always been interested in your .sig. Google translate drops the ball on it; I'm assuming it's something along the lines of "So many horses' a$$es, so little time'?
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:32 PM   #16
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"Jackass".......at least that's what an ex-GF said it meant.

I told her it was kind of pointless insulting someone in a language they didn't understand.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:36 PM   #17
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I do know that I'm asking for actual volunteer work here, and it's OK if it doesn't get done. Come the time I actually know anything, I'd be happy to contribute.
Whatcha need?
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:08 PM   #18
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I think this is a great idea as I've been scouring this site for hours on end and the search function is really not so helpful in a lot of cases. I end up going back to google and then get better results.

As my build progresses, I'll have a lot more to contribute but so far I've got some pretty well laid out plans. Experience will tell if they are quality though.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:21 PM   #19
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Yep. That's the deal.

I'll hold off until after the weekend to give the admin a chance to speak..
A dedicated forum for Alternative energy (wind & solar) would be nice.

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