What a day this has been. Started off headed to Waco (about 7:30AM)to get the VIN inspected on the bus, as the VIN accorinding to the license plate and the one on the Bus itself didn't match. still have not figured out how that happend, so we got the VIN inspected, walked across the street to the regional txdot office and applied for a bonded title. paper work complete, the TxDot office issues us a letter to let us get the process underway. i forgot to mention that we got to run around and find a notary public for the VIN form the reginal TxDot office required.
Across Waco we went from there to pay for the Bond to go along with the title application, so TxDot letter, Bond, & other paperwork in head we thought we were in pretty good shape. A trip to the parts store and a lil bit of time spent fixing a vaccum leak and we were ready for lunch. Went to buzzard billies, had lunch and started to head out. as we pulled out of the parking lot i heard a rattle that wasn't one i had heard before. so we pulled over to take a look. the bus had lost a bolt out of the carrying bearing bracket. so the bus sat on the side of the road while my darling wife took me to the parts house. a box of flat washers, locking nuts and some botls later, it started raining a bit while i was under the bus putting it all back together, got it all lined back up, and put back together, my lovely wife thought she needed to document the process so below you will see some pics of my feet sticking out from under the bus on the side of the road.
Discoverd a bit of a transmission lead on the cooler lines so i tighten that up a bit. and we were on the road again. the bus runs out pretty well, shimmys a bit around 65/70 but it runs ok. Was heating up a bit, so i think i'm going to pull the raidiator considering it was overcast and not really all that hot.
we made it back to Belton and headed to the County Tax office. got there, smelt a sweet smell, which i knew what it was, antifreeze. discovered that a plug and blown off of where a heater hose would have connected to on that GM radiator. so while it cooled down we went inside and tried to get the title work done. . no luck new requirement. nobody else had told us but the county wanted a weight ticket and a 'green slip' i.e. inspection slip. so we ran to the parts house down the road, got a plug for the radiator, and a bit of water, and were were back to going. ran to the inspection house and got the green slip, then over to the local feed store for a certified weight slip, and back to the tax office. we managed to get it finished, they unlocked the dors and lets us out, that was about 4:50PM
been a long day, and i'm glad to be back home and have the bus titled, registered and ready to rock!