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Old 06-15-2010, 09:49 PM   #31
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Re: New shorty conversion! Road trip anyone?

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You're right, but can you set timing on electronic ignition?
It's a 1982, should have a standard GM HEI distributor in it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:10 PM   #32
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Re: New shorty conversion! Road trip anyone?

Thanks for the advice. I will try to find a timing light. It has gas and I don't think it has anything to do with getting fuel through the engine.

Another question. The ignition that we rewired has an issue. I'm not able to turn the bus off with the key. I have to take out the wire the provides power to cut it. What's the possible problems here? All the ignition cluster wires are connected to all available terminals. Ideas?

And one more thing...exhaust issue that I found while under the bus. Look at the photo below and tell me if this is really an issue. There's a pipe segment just sitting in the muffler. I don't know what happened here. It had to have been like that before I bought it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:12 PM   #33
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Re: New shorty conversion! Road trip anyone?



This isn't a problem at all if you don't care about dying from CO poisoning. I would get that muffler replaced pretty quick. It can't cost that much.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:43 AM   #34
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This isn't a problem at all if you don't care about dying from CO poisoning. I would get that muffler replaced pretty quick. It can't cost that much.
It's very close to the back left of the bus so I can't see much gas getting through the flooring and into the interior. But I will get to it eventually.

Any advice on the ignition?
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:55 AM   #35
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Re: New shorty conversion! Road trip anyone?

a backfire could have caused that. have a 73 ford that i put a new muffler on and went to get gas. started truck and KA-POW and i blew the new muffler to pieces....
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #36
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Any advice on the ignition?
You said you re-wired it...but it's not killing the power to the ignition once the key is switched to the off position. Re-check your work.

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I only rewired it to where the wires were before I bought the bus. It has never been able to turn-off with a turn of the key. Is there a standard diagram that I could go off of? I can't find anything.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:32 AM   #37
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Re: New shorty conversion! Road trip anyone?

Thanks for sending the manual.

Would anyone perhaps know where to find a gauge unit for my P30? I have all the panels and mounts for the gauges and the gauge wires are getting power, but I just don't have any gauges. I don't have my hopes up for finding one, and I don't really need all the gauges except for the fuel level gauge...I would like to know my fuel level instead of carrying around a gas can everywhere we go. Are there universal gauges that would work on my bus?
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