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Old 04-26-2017, 04:24 PM   #171
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on another note to EC - its 87 here in Columbus and sunny.. bus on the freeway cycles between 197 and 205 at 64 or so highway.. fan runs 5 minutes at a time, unless im floored accelerating then it runs longer..

we def gotta get your coolant mix reduced, watter wetter in and your rad flushed.

I was hoping that used truck place would respond to my emails and phone calls about the nearly full-rad setup I found... that looks to be a near drop-in setup that we could make work for yours.. (or similar)
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:44 PM   #172
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CB, you're going to have a plethera of cross top screws on hand when you take that bus apart. That perforated ceiling metal brings back bad memories too.
Pshhhhhhhh- This thing's a piece of cake compared to the thousands of rivets I dealt with on my RYO bus.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:46 PM   #173
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on another note to EC - its 87 here in Columbus and sunny.. bus on the freeway cycles between 197 and 205 at 64 or so highway.. fan runs 5 minutes at a time, unless im floored accelerating then it runs longer..

we def gotta get your coolant mix reduced, watter wetter in and your rad flushed.

I was hoping that used truck place would respond to my emails and phone calls about the nearly full-rad setup I found... that looks to be a near drop-in setup that we could make work for yours.. (or similar)
-Christopher
Yeah, I've noticed a lil bit of difference with the coolant additive. Its similar to water wetter.
Agreed, I definitely want to make sure the cooling system is functioning 110% the way I plan to use this bus.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:49 PM   #174
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My hatch hasn't leaked all winter, and I open and close it frequently for ventilation.
Every AmTran hatch I've ever laid eyes on leaks the same way all three hatches on my buses leak.
These things are a joke. no way I'd build on the bus without addressing this. When it rains or I wash the bus, it GUSHES water like a faucet from the hatch.

I'll open and close my vent/fan frequently for ventilation!
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:06 PM   #175
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If I'd had that kind of trouble with my hatch I'd have certainly covered it over. My hatch did leak when I got it, and the bus barn warned me about it. I took it home in October and it immediately started raining, The hatch was dripping constantly, but only a couple quarts every 24 hours. When I finally got around to cleaning the hatch I also tightened up the exterior knob which had become loose. I went back into the bus and the hatch no longer leaked, but the bucket stayed there under the hatch for another three days before I trusted that it wouldn't leak. It hasn't leaked since.
After being broke into twice I'm not wanting a hatch any longer.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:17 PM   #176
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My bus came with 2 hatches installed, I've already removed & covered one hole & have the panel cut for the other but now I'm having thoughts of keeping the second one to make it easier to get on my roof, Thoughts, I know if I keep it I'll need to frame it out & cover it from inside with insulation & wooden cover.
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Stu & Filo. T; For some reason I though your bus was finished. Did your hatches leak or did you consider it a security issue?
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My bus came with 2 hatches installed, I've already removed & covered one hole & have the panel cut for the other but now I'm having thoughts of keeping the second one to make it easier to get on my roof, Thoughts, I know if I keep it I'll need to frame it out & cover it from inside with insulation & wooden cover.
I'm glad the shorty only has one hatch. Saw one for sale recently- 6 row shorty with two roof hatches!
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:28 PM   #179
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Stu & Filo. T; For some reason I though your bus was finished. Did your hatches leak or did you consider it a security issue?
No not finished yet & no leaks noted, Just that I thought it would be easier to carry a smaller 4 step ladder & get on the roof thru the hatch instead of a extension ladder leaned against the side, Origanal thought was remove both, cover then put my Ac units there
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Yeah, I wish I'd covered mine. We makes our choices and pays the price.
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