Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV
to answer all the questions since my last post....
i plan to sell the bus in the near future.
unfortunately someone removed the guts to the sign on the front. It has a cable filled with about 50 wires. it would be cool to have a working sign, but i'm too far over budget for such expenditures.
people stare a lot...i'm thinking about driving around and shooting video of people who stop to look at the bus, thought maybe i could incorporate that into a bus video...
vent on the front moves a lot of air, is very quiet. The drivers area of the bus is nearly silent when driving down the road...it's nice having the motor way in the back, and having all the 3/4" plywood, and 80 or so pounds of insulation between engine compartment and passenger area.
I did more bus stuff today, let me preface this with a story from the past. On our way home from arizona, we nearly rear-ended a car on the expressway i think around st louis. it was raining, people slammed on their brakes. My buddy was driving, he's a firefighter out west and has lots of experience with big trucks, but we couldn't stop. Front brakes locked up and we were doomed to hit the guy in front of us. My buddy quickly checked his mirrors and swerved into the left lane at the last possible second. That was exciting! I noticed the other day that if i put the bus in reverse it would roll backwards with the parking brake on even at idle. Obviously my brakes aren't working properly. Unfortunately this bus has "automatic slack adjusters" Apparently they are not doing their job, or more likely the moron who owned the bus before me tried to "adjust" the brakes on his own. I read and read and read online, and found that most ASA's as they are called should not be adjusted manually, rather the automatic slack adjuster should be replaced if the brakes are out of adjustment. I kept digging and digging, and eventually crawled under to see what brand adjusters my bus has. They are haldex, which turned out to be exciting. I found that these are some of the few ASA 's that can be adjusted manually. In short, my bus really stops now! i can barely keep water in the jacuzzi.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)