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Old 07-09-2015, 07:22 PM   #41
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The bus runs great, just a bit slowly. 50 mph is about 2200-2300 rpms. 55 is about 2500 rpms. First change is tires from 9R22.5 to 11R22.5.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #42
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......On the road again

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Old 07-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #43
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Bus is running great. I spent the day in Las Vegas with Choolbus pulling the MT647 from his bus. I am very happy it wasn't too hot. Anyone with a 1993 Carpenter should contact him for parts. Now that I have the transmission, the rest of the bus will get parted out soon. It has a 4 piece windshield that can't be easy to find. Better hurry.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:32 PM   #44
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My bus waiting for me in Amarillo.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:46 PM   #45
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Nice size, nice unit...but if it was sitting in the Amarillo sun...must'a been a tad warm inside.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:01 AM   #46
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Nice size, nice unit...but if it was sitting in the Amarillo sun...must'a been a tad warm inside.

I was very surprised that it wasn't too hot. This trip wasn't as bad as my trip back from Tennessee. This is what my brain felt like on that trip.



I did try the A/C but it was just cool. I left it off until I get home and have my BIL check it out. The insulation seems much better to be much better that the International but it wasn't nearly as hot on this trip. I did hit a crazy hail storm just out of Amarillo. HOLY CRAP, the weather you guys deal with is crazy. I pulled over in front of a semi under an overpass thinking that if some idiot would run into me, he would need to go through the semi first. It got so bad the people just stopped in the lane completely blocking traffic.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:32 PM   #47
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...and the journey bogs down. I have shredded one of the tires on the trailer. Glad I brought spares. The bus is having a hard time pulling the Ex and I am still in Texas where it is relatively flat. There is no way I can make it back home pulling the Ex behind the bus when I get to NM, AZ and CA. I will be climbing over 7000 feet. I will grenade the trans at a minimum and I don't know how many more tires I will blow up. So my plans have changed. The bus will stay in Texas and I will go home with the Ex and trailer and fly back to get the bus. I thought I was being so clever doing the way I did but nope. The bus moves fine by itself and maybe a couple thousand pounds people but the Ex is a different story.

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Are you home yet CC?

I've been thinking quite a bit about this thread and your journey. I haven't had a problem with the bus overheating till this vacation. This morning, I pulled the inner fenders out, and that made almost a 15 degree drop in water temp. I couldn't believe it helped that much. I think my inner fenders will be staying off for now on. When I get home I will be doing a full size radiator and inner cooler swap this year.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:34 PM   #48
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Ok guys, based on CC experienced, what would be the best way to keep the bus engine cool under same circumstances?

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I did hit a crazy hail storm just out of Amarillo. HOLY CRAP, the weather you guys deal with is crazy. I pulled over in front of a semi under an overpass thinking that if some idiot would run into me, he would need to go through the semi first. It got so bad the people just stopped in the lane completely blocking traffic.
got into that situation west of Dallas a couple months ago... no hail, but rain slowed me down to 15mph... driving on 4 lane, and was in 3rd from right lane, could not merge over to shoulder because I couldn't tell who was to the back right of me, and then I thought if I did get to stop on the shoulder... what would have kept me from being rear-ended, because someone didn't see me on shoulder?
white knuckle all the way, not a good feeling!!!
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