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Old 06-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #531
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Tango, I just looked for it on Ebay but had no luck. Could you post a link?
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #532
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Hey Ferenzy --- here is the one I saw but there are a few others as well. I just searched "Manchester LP"...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manchester-A...item4d0a9e6ea5
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #533
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Thanks for the Ebay link Tango, I checked it out and started doing some homework. After some research it appears that Manchester makes a whole line of DOT/ASME rated tanks. I found this one http://www.adventurerv.net/truck-camper ... -8391.html seems to be reasonable priced and is specifically made for RV situations. I was thinking on getting two and mounting side by side underneath the bus. Shipping is a killer but I guess you'll get that no matter where you buy them from, unless you can do a local pick up. What are your thoughts? Is there anything I'm missing or haven't thought about that might be a problem? Thanks for the input!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #534
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Don't know what your available space is like, but one larger tank would beat 2 smaller ones in most cases. On my shorty, I had to go the same route as Ol Trunt (Jack) simply because of the limited area left underneath. I know Jack is looking into whether he can marry 2 small tanks to fill and act like one but don't know where he is on that. You might give him a shout.
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Hi Tango - joined this thread late and I've been flicking through the posts watching (and enjoying) your progress. I've been contemplating a conversion of my own based on a truck chassis and I was delighted to find a bunch of fellow minded people, although mine will be a lot smaller than most of the bus conversions here, but at about 21 feet she'll be about the same size as yours. Seeing others bucking the trend and creating their own vehicles is inspiring. Appreciate you sharing your experiences.
I saw at the start of the thread that you were going to change the small block for a diesel, and I see that you went with the 4BT. I'm looking at a diesel swap (I currently have a 352 Ford V8 that returns abysmal gas mileage barely into double digits) and I'd looked at the Cummins - both the 4 and 6 cylinder motors. Beautiful engines and extremely reliable, but for anyone considering a swap the Isuzu four cylinder diesel is also worth checking out. It apparently has an overly complicated electronic transmission, but GM, Ford and Allison transmissions fit with a conversion kit and it's supposedly an almost bulletproof motor that returns great MPG. Lots of them languishing in Isuzu and GM badged box vans and normally aspirated and turbocharged versions are available depending on your needs. Hope you don't mind me dropping this into your thread - I know it's a bit late for your project, but thought I'd throw that out there for someone else thinking of going diesel.
BTW, I absolutely love the look of your bus - classic lines and probably nothing else like it on the road. Can't beat that
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #536
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Jacksdad - I heard Tango has skipped the country for a spell. Something about drugs or unpaid taxes or something . He'll be back in a few weeks once the lawyers do their thing.
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jacksdad, you also might want to check out ol truent. at

http://www.nomadicista.org/viewtopic...602e0b162bc4dc

He put an Isuzu engine and tranny in his '35 skoolie.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #538
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Hey Tango! Say OR A VAR or what ever the Frenchies say and get your arse back here and work on your bus! All is forgiven and we're not jealous of you any more (much). Jack
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Howdy All --- just got back from 33 days in France and Spain. Very productive and exhausting trip. And of course, nothing done on the bus. I did however, manage to pick up my little Manchester LP tank today while playing catch up. At least it is now purged and ready to mount. Bad news is that the "catch up" includes having to immediately start building out another 5000sf of space at the studios here so there's another several months that she will have to sit and wait. Dang! I just hope she doesn't run out of patience with me being away so much.

At least I can live vicariously through Jack's build. He is way ahead of me both in terms of progress...and skills.
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Hey Tango. Welcome back. Glad your trip was productive and went well.

I looked into the dual propane tank issue and the crimp in the deal seems to be comming up with a way to fill and "burp" both tanks at the same time while not exceeding the 80-85% fill thereby not over filling either tank. You can combine the tanks with a manifold leading to a single fill/burp valve but each tank would require an auto shut off valve (over $100 each) or do a remote fill manifold for the second tank which would require a single auto shut off valve. Beyond that it looks like you are limited only by how you deliver the fuel to the appliances. Jack
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