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Old 12-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #71
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Re: 2009 Bluebird Coach conversion/Build

There's some members in the short bus area with smaller engines pushing their buses down the road than your Genny...

This is still one of my favorite builds...
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #72
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You changed the idler pulley for the alternators?
Yes, Had a metal shop build me a beefier custom bracket with a huge greasable bearing. works great
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #73
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Last month I winterized the coach, and parked it for the winter. Next spring/Summer, I have to do the body, and have it painted.

Parked in front of the house for the winterizing process.


Couch


Bunks for the 2 kids


Washroom. 36"square stand up shower on the right, toilet on the left, sink in center.


Queen Bed in the back bedroom


Kitchen with over the range KitchenAid microwave, 2 burner cook top, SS sink with Oil rubbed bronz fixture


KitchenAid double door, all electric home fridge with water/ice maker.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:26 AM   #74
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Re: 2009 Bluebird Coach conversion/Build

I needed to beef up the idler pully between the Alternators....

Before...


I had this built for me by a local metal fabricator.... just how I've been building this coach..."over built"




After..
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:13 AM   #75
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Re: 2009 Bluebird Coach conversion/Build

I think it could have been built heavier. Lol!

I don't think that will ever be an issue now.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:39 AM   #76
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I'll bet the neighbors love that!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:25 AM   #77
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how do you post youtube videos on here? is there a way to have the video show, or can i only post a link?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #78
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Post on you-tube, then post link on here.......
That should do it..
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #79
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This is a quick video showing the bus climbing a steady grade. It's hard to tell how steep it is in the video. But the coach just holds it's speed with the cruise control on.




This is just a start up and idle in the engine bay.




And this is what it sounds like if you step back and listen to the stack....LOUD Turbo even at idle

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #80
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The Bus is in the body shop getting a paint job

Getting it out of it's parking spot was a little difficult... check it out..
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