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Old 12-31-2008, 10:19 AM   #301
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

According to the shop, yes, an International Chassis. I've been in contact Richard at Rush Buses in San Antonio and he said that the VIN is coming up invalid at International. The VIN is a Bluebird VIN, before they were bought out by International, so not sure. I will verify the VIN (as the title was discovered to have 1 digit missing when compared to the VIN plate), although for the kingpin kit, Richard suggested that I get the front axle mfg info off the front axle. This will determine for International what kingpin kit to provide. The front axle is a Rockwell International, Model FF944NX (in case you really care haha). Assy Plant Serial number and Customer number were shown on the plate as well. As far as the brake pads, Richard said that since their computers appear to not have searchable data going back to '87, that the only option is to just take the old ones off and take them to an International dealer and that there shouldn't be a real problem in matching them to something even on the shelf. (I wondered when he said this, why didn't he say this in the first place) :-\ Oh well! Sounds like we are making progress, and in the meantime it is driveable. The shop replaced the fuel pump (it was an automotive fuel pump they said), and the fuel line going into and out of it, along with fuel filters as they were "extremely old". This was curious to me as the driver I had drive it down from Michigan told me he replaced fuel filters while in transit. Fun fun fun! Not sure if there are more than 2 fuel filters or if my driver didn't ...or this...or that...
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:36 AM   #302
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The shop replaced the fuel pump (it was an automotive fuel pump they said), and the fuel line going into and out of it, along with fuel filters as they were "extremely old". This was curious to me as the driver I had drive it down from Michigan told me he replaced fuel filters while in transit. Fun fun fun! Not sure if there are more than 2 fuel filters or if my driver didn't ...or this...or that...
If I remember correctly, replacing those filters was what got your driver back "up to speed" on the way home. Doesn't make much sense that he'd fabricate that story. I'd be inclined to think the shop is just looking for gravy while they have your bus in their shop and your wallet open.

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Old 12-31-2008, 12:03 PM   #303
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

the fuel pump is a standard automotive fuel pump. It is brand new. The fuel pump is not required for the engine to run. I simply installed it to make it easier to prime the fuel system after running out of fuel.....mostly because i ran out of fuel and couldn't get her primed. so....the 12 volt electric fuel pump is less than 1 year old now, and isn't even necessary (unless you run out of fuel,) and the pump shouldn't run during normal operation....it's probably not bad for the engine to have it run, but it's completely unnecessary.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:17 PM   #304
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The shop is going to gladly supply the old equipment back to me so that I can see what it is that they improved. They are a smalltime shop and a couple good ole' boys so we'll see what they did.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:17 PM   #305
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NYE for JB4 was a screaming success, no pun intended. beautiful,sexy women in nothing but thongs in the jacuzzi. I have more plans for the interior to make it hotter. going to see if vultron has a replacement marque sign for the front. bet they are a pretty penny though!
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #306
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GLAD TO HEAR IT!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #307
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I'm taking the jacuzzi pump apart and checking the water lines to see if there are any obstructions. The amount of water coming out of the jets has decreased significantly. The pump motor seems to be turning fine (?) but the water is just not pushing very well. Filter looks fine so I'm scratching my head a bit.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:54 PM   #308
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Were there any thongs missing on the girls getting out of it?

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #309
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No thongs, but while looking to see if someone left their wallet in it the next day, I did find a bra! My driver was, needless to say, extremely pleased with the night's events.

So the jacuzzi has roared back to life. I drained it, checked all the lines, and everything was clean as a whistle. So figured it was something simple. I filled it back up, and noticed that there was still some air in the small lines tapping off the main pump lines into the heater jacket, and we all know that pumps don't like air. Bled it out, plugged it in without the filter in, and WOW it was like a whirlpool in there. I slipped the filter back onto the intake and CHOKE. Flow almost died. So problem is resolved. More naked women are free to enter.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #310
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So when does Jacuzzi-Cam come online?

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