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Old 01-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #11
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Great looking rig and to me, just about the perfect size (unless you are a full-timing family of four with a dog & two cats).

And if that little gas burner ever gives up the ghost, a Cummins diesel would fit under that hood just about perfectly. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:51 AM   #12
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Not much has been going on.I did start removal of the old 1970s rug yesterday as my brother worked on ignition timing.Timing is correct.
I was happy that the previous owner did now glue the rug to the floor.That old familiar blue speckled Superior floor is in almost like new condition.

The bus suffers from some hesitation when you release the clutch,like it is going to stall and it does sometimes.If you feather the throttle she will do stay running,but this(in Boston traffic) is dangerous and almost impossible.It also seems the the vacuum hose might be too close to the radiator hose,causing pinching. Bus backfires or coughs even thought the timing is correct.

Progress has been slow,but with some time off coming,looking forward to getting the rest of the rug removed and begin planning her new floor.

This bus was Government owned at one time by the department of defense in Wyoming,but was definitely a school bus first.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:03 PM   #13
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Great looking rig and to me, just about the perfect size (unless you are a full-timing family of four with a dog & two cats).

And if that little gas burner ever gives up the ghost, a Cummins diesel would fit under that hood just about perfectly. Keep the pix coming.
I completely agree.

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Old 06-11-2015, 01:28 PM   #14
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Sounds like it might be an ignition problem. Do yourself a favor and buy a Pertronix electronic module conversion kit. VERY simple to install!
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:42 PM   #15
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Sounds like it might be lean. Does the accelerator pump work immediately with a healthy squirt? Could also be a bad vacuum advance diaphragm.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:59 PM   #16
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I'd check the dist. bushing first off. Pop the cap + see if you can wiggle the dist. shaft. Also try turning the rotor forward + back-does the advance work? (can check by reving the engine with the timing light on.)
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:51 PM   #17
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If your bus has air injection into the exhaust manifolds, your problem is likely a bad mixture control valve (often called a gulp valve) and/or leaking (internally) check valves which attach to the manifold injection rack. Jack
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:54 PM   #18
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Awesome little bus! Congratulations!
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