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Old 12-02-2017, 05:52 PM   #261
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2 air conditioners

wiring does look nice for sure compared to that 98's rats nest.. Texas sun will definitely bake stuff.. I got lucky that only some of my plastic stuff was sun baked to death.

those 4 black round knobs seemingly out of the way are your air-conditioner controls..

or should be anyway.
-Christopher
They are. They just don't do anything as of now.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:56 PM   #262
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what size are the tires now? if you were at a 40" tire then you could sail along at 65 running 2100 or so RPM which is right where a DT likes to roll.

-Christopher
a 10R is what I want and yeah its about 40".
My thoughts exactly!
A set of full size tires and raising the top speed in the computer will REALLY transform this bus into a freeway machine.
Chris you gotta drive it, the steering is tight, smooth, and nearly effortless. No bump steer, creaking, or looseness. Engine pulls HARD. I've never imagined power like this in a shorty!
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:00 PM   #263
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I think the 5.29 is fine with the rest of the gearing. It will stop super-speeding while retaining acceleration when you need it. FD ratios in the 4's are great when you don't have O/D like the AT545 and MT643
With the .73 OD, and the 5.29 rear end, wouldn't my final gearing be roughly 3.91?
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:04 PM   #264
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Oh, and while I'm thinking about it. There's a rear hub odometer than reads 90k.
The dash reads 77k. I wonder what the real mileage is! No way to know till I see Chris.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:22 PM   #265
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super cool!!! a 5.29 rear and likely a 2500 PTS trans means your first and second gear are monster!! that thiungs gotta take off from the line really swiftly!
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:32 PM   #266
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super cool!!! a 5.29 rear and likely a 2500 PTS trans means your first and second gear are monster!! that thiungs gotta take off from the line really swiftly!
-Christopher
Man, for a school bus this lil thing is FAAAAST!

What I don't get is the way they ordered it as though they wanted a bus for long distances at high speed, but its limited to 50mph.
I don't know what made them order it in the higher hp version, but I'm sure glad they did.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:31 PM   #267
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With the .73 OD, and the 5.29 rear end, wouldn't my final gearing be roughly 3.91?
Yes, but people often emphasize the rear axle ratio without necessarily understanding that the whole ratio is what matters.

So looking for, or preferring, a bus with a 4.44 might be a bit misleading at times. Conversely, turning down an FD ratio of 5.29 might not be smart, if that's the FD ratio you need with an O/D gearbox. That's why I pointed it out.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:19 AM   #268
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I wanna go work on the bus today, but I've got that procedure tomorrow and the paperwork says I can't eat all day today or tomorrow.
Working on the bus without food is not a good idea, seems like a headache waiting to happen.
I'll find out tomorrow or soon after if I have what Eddie has.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:48 AM   #269
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high HP is ordered often due to A/C. most all of the shorties my bus' size were all 170 or 175 HP.. all the air-conditioned onces ive seen are 190. so yours may be 215 because it has dual A/C units in it.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:21 AM   #270
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high HP is ordered often due to A/C. most all of the shorties my bus' size were all 170 or 175 HP.. all the air-conditioned onces ive seen are 190. so yours may be 215 because it has dual A/C units in it.
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I guess.
Josh and Hillary's bus has dual ac's with 175hp, though.
I could see if they needed the 215 to go through mountains or something. But a bus this powerful and fast seems odd to me. Oddly spec's bus overall, IMO. But that's good for me!
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