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Old 10-14-2013, 10:25 PM   #551
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Got the gearbox and now thinking about going back for the complete steering column. Should make life a little easier. Taking a look at the CAC (intercooler) as well if the deal and size are right.

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #552
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Went back and got the Isuzu steering column. Looks to be about the right length plus is adjustable. The intercooler was the right size but had too much angle on the inlet & outlet.Today I yanked the old steering gear box and column making room for the engine. Gonna be a tricky install on the steering system but should work. Would no doubt be a lot easier if I was Ol' Trunt.

Onward!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #553
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Hey Tango, isn't that a cool column--it tilts and slides up and down. I expect you'll have to extend the shaft between the slip and the box like I did but it was easyily done with a length of black pipe. You will probably be ok with the two stock joints even at quite a steep angle. You might want to flip the column mounting bracket 180 degrees because it will provide lots more foot room that way. You have to monkey with the tilt lever to flip the mount, but once you figure out how to get the lever undone the rest is simple. Where are the pics? Jack
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #554
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Man, you two just amaze me.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #555
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Thanks Jack --- Looks like I'll have to route it as close as possible out side the frame rail. May or may not have to lengthen the shaft but it looks close at the moment. I'd planned on moving the driver position about six or eight inches to the left anyway so that part is cool. The original position was danged near in the center of the bus!?

And I'll have to remember to take the camera on my next visit. I don't have one of those fancy-schmancy phone things.
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Hey Tango, I think all those old busses had the drivers seat almost dead center--mine did too. I'm sure the sales pitch had something to do with the driver being able to reach the door opening handle without getting out of his seat. It also had the added benifit of allowing the driver to cold cock an intruder without leaving his seat--oh, maybe not back then, but nowadays----

Like you I don't have a fancy schmancy phone camera--just an Olympus 2.1 mega pixel pre turn of the century camera. I figure if it was good enough for work it is still good enough for an old school bus . But then, I drink water out of the tap rather than from a plastic bottle. If it is good enough for my cats it is good enough for me.

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Tango, are you back to working on the bus now, or still out galivantin' around?

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And I'll have to remember to take the camera on my next visit. I don't have one of those fancy-schmancy phone things.
Thank goodness, those phone pictures are ok for looking at on a phone but, pretty worthless for anything else.

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I drink water from a plastic bottle that I filled from the tap. Many times that came through a garden hose.
I just read the other day that doing a cannonball is dangerous, and that you aren't supposed to do a head stand without a helmet. Why aren't I dead by now?
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I just read the other day that doing a cannonball is dangerous, and that you aren't supposed to do a head stand without a helmet. Why aren't I dead by now?
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We got pretty much nuthin' BUT rebels on this forum!

And while I am done gallavatin for the moment, I still haven't had much time for the bus. An hour or two here and there. Have to get back on some kind of schedule before it all rusts away in spare parts boxes.
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Tango, I'll help you out by providing a completely awsome schedule for you to follow. This is a secret--so don't share it!

Day one (today): Go to bed at 2100 Hrs. (alone).

Day two: Get up at 0530, SS&S, eat a bowl of goatmeal and a cup'o jo. Get to the bus barn at 0600 Hrs and work on the bus 'till 1200 Hrs. Make two PB&J's--inhale them (with a glass of tap water to wash 'em down). Work on the bus 'till 1700Hrs. Take and post pics of the days progress and then go home. Have a TV dinner (and a bottle of beer) and be in bed (alone) by 2100 Hrs.

Day three: Repeat day two.

Day four: ditto etc. Hope this helps! Jack
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