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Old 05-02-2016, 08:56 PM   #1611
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Thanks Robin --- No...have not seen that one before. Very nicely done and definitely a '46 Chevy. It is longer than mine and appears to have a rebuilt 6-banger under the hood.

Not sure how they are getting away with the "School Bus" copy on the rear though. As far as I know (which is not a lot), every state requires all such references removed. And most include taking off the "Stop" sign as well.

Who knows...maybe it has been reincarnated as a real, full time Skoolie for some district full of Hipsters?
in OHIO (not sure other states)... you can have a classic vehicle like a Police car, fire truck, etc as long as you agree never to operate any of the emergency / alert equipment on a public street.. and while driving it on the street you have to prominently display 'NOT IN SERVICE' signs on all 4 sides of the vehicle.. many people use magnetic signs for that purpose and cover up the words "police", " fire" etc to be sure..

once they arrive at the car show they will remove the mag signs and it all looks original..

if the vehicle is over 25 years old it can be registered as historic at which time it can have the original clors / lettering / equipment..

if itsn ot registered as historic then it cannot have that material on it on a public street..

nothing in Ohio says a vehivle has to be original to be historic.. though technically you are only ever supposed to drive it to events related to classic or show vehicles..

those events can simply be a group of friends that have created a "cruise in"...

-Christopher
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:22 AM   #1612
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Interesting. Every state seems to have a slightly different spin on all these issues. Here in Texas, there is a negative caveat for "historical" status and plates (at least as I understand)...you can basically only drive it locally, in parades and such. I see plenty of them cruising the highways and have been told the DPS doesn't make busting them a priority unless there is a wreck or something.

I had thought about going that route (which allows you to run YOM (Year of Manufacture) license plates, but until I can get a clearer interpretation of the law and limits, will stick with the everyday variety.

(Kind of a bummer since I actually found some 1946 plates!)

Maybe I need to re-visit the whole license plate thing and get it sorted out.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:41 AM   #1613
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You should put the title in my name. I can then register it here with a permanent plate which would probably cost you $150, one time fee.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:08 PM   #1614
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Opus, I think you should give Tango a couple more years before he transfers the title. By then he may fell ready.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:53 PM   #1615
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at the rate tango is going.. in a couple years that bus is gonna be out half way across the country and you wont be able to pry it from his hands as he'll be having so much fun in it!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:09 PM   #1616
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I wish I could spell, or is it the damn autocorrect feature that changes words to something else all the time?
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:15 PM   #1617
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Well Howdy Guys & Gals --- FINALLY...I got the major components from the machine shop I have been waiting on for the last month! Of course, one of them still needs some work but hey...at least it is some measure of progress.

The first part is a custom made accessory mount that will allow me to have A/C and alt all on one side of the motor. It has been highly modified and still needed more finessing to work on Frankenbus. Did a test fit today and..Eureka! It may actually work now.

The "other" item involved mating part of my original steering to the new Isuzu NPR power gear that I added. No pix of it today but there will be manana.


Here are the alt & A/c compressor now attached via the all aluminum mounting bracket that also re-directs the water pump flow. It all makes for a VERY snug fit. I am just hoping nothing of any consequence slams against the frame during start up & shut down. The alt is a 250 amp unit built for ambulances, EMT vehicles and such. The blue tape is to keep filings out of the coils while I was making some last minute..."adjustments" to the aluminum mounts.


Also did a test fit on the inner fenders. Gonna be tight but I think I can make it all work.


Here's what it looks like on the inside. Like I said...snug.

More to follow.

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Old 05-03-2016, 11:16 PM   #1618
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Look at all that space in there.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:59 AM   #1619
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Looks like the Grand Canyon in there! Wait, lemme get my glasses, it's early in the morning......
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:52 AM   #1620
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Lovin it!! lookin good! its always a trade off of how rigid of motor mounts to install vs how much engine travel is acceptable..

if it becomes too much of an issue you may be able to fashion something similar to the "dog bone" that was used in earlier FWD trans mount engines for that very purpose to limit travel.. you align the dog bone such that under normal operating conditons it feels Loose but if your engine needs to jiggle around it's travel is limited by the bone..

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