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Old 12-01-2017, 05:43 PM   #231
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So the air conditioning... I can't find any button to turn it on. None of the buttons are working except the lights and the throttle control button. The rest do nothing. Even the dome lights are not working. The dash is destroyed. The gauges mostly work.

Ran out of daylight changing the oil and then replacing the air filter.

The bus is FAST. To 50 mph anyhow. This would be one to run if we ever have a "bus day" at the track lol.

The engine feels AWESOME. The transmission, too.
The body is rust free and nearly flawless. not any real dents or dings to speak of.

More to come, I'm beat and I need to roll another one.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:48 PM   #232
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Congrats ! Sounds like a great start.

Now put the bong down and get 'er done before the honeymoon.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:50 PM   #233
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im always game to help with the Air-conditioning and the electronics too!
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Congrats ! Sounds like a great start.

Now put the bong down and get 'er done before the honeymoon.
Not to worry- I'm a joint man.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #234
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Feels good to have it finally.
High HP shorty is where its at, I'm tellin yall.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:21 PM   #235
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Need some more tape? Sorry, couldn't resist.

I'm very jealous of your powerplant. I still think of putting one of the 8.3s in this rig.
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Feels good to have it finally.
Fun, ain't it? I know the feeling.

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Old 12-01-2017, 09:06 PM   #237
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I went out with Roxy to show her, she'd just gotten home from work.
Everything electrical is dying one at a time. The daytime running lights stopped most recently.
I'm thinking this has to something easy, like a bad ground or something.
Oh, the fun already has begun!
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:30 PM   #238
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make sure you dont just have a battery issue.. use your meter and measure the standing voltage at your batteries. with the bus off... then start it and measure with running at the batteries...
then measure it in the morning standing voltaghe after sitting overnight..
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make sure you dont just have a battery issue.. use your meter and measure the standing voltage at your batteries. with the bus off... then start it and measure with running at the batteries...
then measure it in the morning standing voltaghe after sitting overnight..
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I'll do that.
They're old, swelling batteries. Its got 3 group 31's. They seem to be pretty solid for their age, but I'd not hesitate to get some Rural King batteries to replace them if they are bad. Sucker starts right up and has bright headlights for a change!
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:37 PM   #240
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Top those batteries off with distilled water and get a slow charge on them for 24 hours.

And check what Christopher suggests before charging.

They may have been low for the trip back. I hope they are not toast.

Here we go!

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