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Old 05-18-2010, 07:56 PM   #21
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

You must have skipped one receipt unless the laws of physics don't apply to the freeway that you used. I would try it again and fill up to the same line in the filler tube every time. I doubt you get the same result.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:08 PM   #22
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well i figured out that when driving that i get about 10 hours driving to a tank. thats 1000km. drove a total of 1070 miles from A-B. Filled it in PG for 90 bucks, then topped up in jasper for about 70$ cause i didn't quite have enough to make Edmonton (and it was 11pm at night). Then filled it in Edmonton then next morning for bout 30 bucks, then again in Saskatoon for another 90 something. Made it home with half a tank left over.

so somehow now i come out with 17mpg now... hmm wonder where those receipts are.. I moved twice now since and about to move again shortly. should be in the 09 incometax folder but nothing in there...

ill look it up at home when i get there.

K i found it

1700km

prince george -100
jasper - 70
edmonton - 50
stoon - 50
total 270$

avg price 90c/liter

180 liters - 9.4km/liter

1062 miles - 47 gallons - 22.59 mpg


so is that right?

Also, anyone have suggestions for locking/latching the bus doors from the inside? thinking of just putting some latches on the inside that spring load latch.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #23
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So today I was working on the bus with buddy troy. We got it vacuumed out, got the door opener off, got the panels above the door back in, got the floor plan figured out, got 2 new batteries, new air and new fuel filter, got the glow plugs working, got the dog house on and a firmly fastened into place, got under the bus and took some pictures, found no rot under there and found the spare tire holder and saw how it worked. Of course no spare in there..

then buddy troy hooked up the cb. got it wired in and all. then he was tucking in the wires and he goes "oh there was smoke there" so i open the console panel and grab the red wire to pull it off the connection and as I grab it and pull, it turns orange and the casing melts off in my hand... so my first joint on my left pointer finger has a gouge in it about the size of the wire. Had to go to the hospital and get a tetanus shot, get my finger looked at and wrapped. I have to go back tomorrow and get it looked at and re-bandaged.



knew today was going too well for some reason.

My condensers which looks like they need a good cleaning.


drive train looks good


Spare tire carrier and back up beeper


drivers wheel well


passenger wheel well
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:14 AM   #24
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

So after trying to mess around with these doors for so long, i got fed up and tried looking for a exterior door... well in the custom size i would need it was quoted over 750 dollar... so I was just about at the end of my wits when I noticed a display rack in a store for exterior storm doors! So I asked the dimensions on them and they are exactly what i need! I picked out one that happened to be the cheapest, most durable, and very sturdy (has little to no flexing). So back to the shop to work on getting the old doors out and to get the new ones in!

So first off, new door.


Now to get these doors off. I took off the top door header, Took off as many of the screws for the side cushioning as we could (4 left i think. needs some major elbow grease), but we CANNOT figure out how to get the doors out of the doorway!! They dont lift up, obviously cant pull down. So not sure what to do. Probably going to have to get under the steps and find out how they are attached underneath. It was a terribly cold and windy day and didnt have access to the shop or else it would be done lol.


And so this is what we think it should look like when done. Going to mount the door opening stuff on the Left side of the door so there is no chance of "WHOOSH" and the door being ripped off down the road at 100km/hr!


comments? suggestions? help? lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:23 PM   #25
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

Looks like a Larson or Pella
I have a mobile home supplier that will make or have made any custom door for 130 not including the window
same as a mobile home door, aluminium with metal framework and all, then use lock and key.
In case anybody else is looking for a door
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:43 PM   #26
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

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well i figured out that when driving that i get about 10 hours driving to a tank. thats 1000km. drove a total of 1070 miles from A-B. Filled it in PG for 90 bucks, then topped up in jasper for about 70$ cause i didn't quite have enough to make Edmonton (and it was 11pm at night). Then filled it in Edmonton then next morning for bout 30 bucks, then again in Saskatoon for another 90 something. Made it home with half a tank left over.

so somehow now i come out with 17mpg now... hmm wonder where those receipts are.. I moved twice now since and about to move again shortly. should be in the 09 incometax folder but nothing in there...

ill look it up at home when i get there.

K i found it

1700km

prince george -100
jasper - 70
edmonton - 50
stoon - 50
total 270$

avg price 90c/liter

180 liters - 9.4km/liter

1062 miles - 47 gallons - 22.59 mpg


so is that right?

Also, anyone have suggestions for locking/latching the bus doors from the inside? thinking of just putting some latches on the inside that spring load latch.

Sorry, but my head hurts after reading that. You've got hours and dollars mixed in there with a half tank left over. If you used calculations like that to aim the space shuttle, it would hit the sun.

Did you start with a full tank? If so, you would have to fill up that tank when you got back home. The easiest way to do it is to top the tank off when you start your trip. Write the mileage on your receipt. Every time you stop for fuel, write your mileage on your receipt. When you get to your destination, top off the tank. Add up all the liters or gallons you bought not including the first fill up at the start of your trip. That was your starting point. Then divide your liters/gallons into your total mileage to get a more accurate number. If you don't top off at your start and finish, whatever you come up with won't be accurate.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #27
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

Bummer about your finger, I hope it doesn't hurt too much. Was that wire from the CB? Did you fuse it?
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

yar its a larson door. Looks tough enough. 200~ and change. Got a guy to come install it for me next week. he's a guy ive known for years that does all kinds of wood and building revamping etc.

screws didnt come out cause they are the bottom ones and a bit rusted but we didnt have access to a power drill. plan on doing that next week.

as for mileage, i filled up when i started, and when i ended i had half a tank. roughly $50 to fill.
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so was it a conversion error or wrong estimate or something?
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Are you asking about the MPG?
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