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Old 03-28-2017, 07:28 AM   #91
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Why not drive them around?

thats what I say!

Love the custom cruiser wagons by the way!.. before i got into Busses I was always building some kind of GM Hotrod.. From souped up FleetWood Broughams to Monte carlos, oldsmobiles, and the list goes on.. would still love to find a 90 or Older Caprice Wagon. but then I do have 2 School busses.. they are Like station wagons right?

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Old 03-28-2017, 08:55 AM   #92
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On your Mr. Shorty I think you should split the exhaust and have dual chrome vertical stacks running up the corners!
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:59 AM   #93
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I grew up with B/C/D Bodies, my family had tons of them. Mine's a story of knowing exactly what I wanted and looking, especially now since they are going up in value. It's got the larger engine, towing package and posi rear end, great fun to drive despite being longer overall than a Suburban.

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:05 AM   #94
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I like it!!.. I used to buy C-body Cadis in the mid 90s for CHEAP.. esp the gen-1 85-88 stuff... fix some bad grounds, re-Chip the BCM (so the rad fans worked and not blow A/C compressors), fix the A/C and triple or even more my money after driving it around a year..

the bodies always held up nice but the electronics puzzled many.. I had it down solid..
I did rebuild one.. thats ONE HT-4100 in a big body 1984 Seville.. swore id never touch another 4100 internally as long as I live

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:20 AM   #95
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RWD C bodies really. HT4100 cars are engine swap candidates.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:57 AM   #96
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RWD C bodies really. HT4100 cars are engine swap candidates.
oh I wasnt aware there were RWD C-bodies.. I only ever worked on the FWD cadi C's..

when I wanted a good RWD builder I went B or G.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:11 AM   #97
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The RWD C's became D's which were longer B's, a few extra inches legroom in the rear. Difference between an 88 and a 98.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:31 AM   #98
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On your Mr. Shorty I think you should split the exhaust and have dual chrome vertical stacks running up the corners!
I thought about it, but I don't think they quite look right on the back of a bus like that. Maybe some sort of cool side mount, but I think a big 5" or 6" chrome pipe will be a nice touch without going too crazy.

While that bus ^^ looks AWESOME, its not quite the look I'm going for with Ms. Shortface.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:57 PM   #99
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That would make some nice stove pipe for the wood stove enthusiasts.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #100
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That's what I was thinking- stuck or missing t-stat, or maybe your fan clutch is seized?

I'm starting to suspect the water pump and rad are nearing the end of their life cycle on my bus. 15k hours will do that. The rad has some fins damaged and is a bit corroded.
I could replace both for like 700-800 bucks and an afternoon of my time.
What you think Chris? Should I go for it?
ECCB - I moved this cooling thread over here as I think we were starting to jack the food truck dude's thread..

my thinking and path is similar.. the idea for mine is
pull the radiator and have it looked at to see if its a mess.. (before I spend big $$ on a new one..).. most radiator shops will look at em cheap..

replace the water pump and LPOP(with an m20.... look in my Oil cooler to see if it looks in good shape or not.. ICP and IPR since the front will be accessible.(about once every 3 weeks I do set an ICP code for the first 2 minutes I start the bus).. new A/C belt and new Serp belt..

if my rad is shot I'll replace that..

if I still run warm im going to install an EC-450 Clutch I can run off the computer and not worry about the 1/2 rad stuff.. as the fan will control via coolant temp and not air temp from the rad.

my tensioner is already new, fan clutch is new.

-Christopher

P.S. when you get ready to tear apart, let me know, I have the special wrenches you need to get the Fan clutch hub nut loose from the water pump.
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