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Old 01-14-2009, 12:16 AM   #51
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alignment pins are nice, if you use them make msure mthat iou screw them into the bolt holes completely to protect the threads from being damaged by the weight of the transmission while you are trying to get it into position. also make sure that the conerter doesn't get bound up, it should spin freely and have clearance to move in and out easily.

ps, mr is for someone that wears a necktie and I don't fit that image.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:51 PM   #52
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Thanks for taking the time. Unfortunately, the manual you have appears to refer to a Spicer manual transmission.
Just goes to show you just how amazing of a mechanic I am!
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:56 PM   #53
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Of course you understand I am being very, very, facetious.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:37 PM   #54
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vanguy67, Thanks for the PM and the helpful advice. I received another long e-mail from Mr. Archambault. I think your willingness to tell others about your bad experience has really ticked him off. The e-mail is long but he said this in it --

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This is NOT a used car we are dicussing. It is a school bus with an engine that is worth $4500 NOT RUNNING, and one that sells for over $11,000 rebuilt. The transmission has a $2650 core value. There is also a perfect differential. A driveshaft off that bus is worth $1000, and there are three! The bus has 6 perfectly good tires worth at least $200 each. The scrap value on the body is about $1200, right now, and was over $2000 last summer.
If you have the space why haven't you just sold the individual parts and bought another bus? I'm a novice but it looks like your bus is worth a lot more in parts than what you gave for it??

Thanks again for your advice. I've found another bus on craigs list (cheaper too!) and think we will probably buy it instead of taking a chance on this guy. Like you said- it's $1500 less and has the same warranty as the $4000 bus from Mr. Archambault.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:01 PM   #55
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No kidding, this guy's nuts! Where is he getting these prices from? a dealer? That's not what used parts are worth, if they are, we're all sitting on $20,000+ rigs. I'll make him a hell of a deal on my bus, only $15,000 bucks hahaha

hey vanguy, did you look into that trans in Texas? that sounds like a great deal, heck buy em both and sell the other one for $5,000 to Greg hahaha
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:01 PM   #56
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nice call by cheesewagon vanguy we all knew who sold the bus to you but now you have called him out that is a good thing cause you do not want what happened to you happening again i would love to see the email jesuit received. be well all skoolies
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #57
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Mr. Timbuk,

Happy to oblige. Sent you a private email.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:43 PM   #58
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rusty around the edges cheese wagon? its called tell it like it is! taillight warranty applies longer when they are on!
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...i like the WTF one also by bender
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Mr. Timbuk,

I sent you all of the emails between myself and both Mr. Archambault and his son. Pour yourself a Coke. They will take a while to read. The bottom line as I saw it is that they didn't offer vanguy anything much. They just kept repeating how honorable they are.

I'm an old man but it has been my experience that, if someone has to tell you they're honorable, they're usually not.
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