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Old 01-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #11
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Nice, its always good to eliminate the leaks.

When I was a kid MacGuyver was my hero. I still have my first Victorinox multi-tool.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:18 AM   #12
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Super !! And yeah carpenter has bad rust issues around rivers. Even more than the 80s bluebirds. Glad to see you fixed yours!!
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:16 PM   #13
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Awaiting rain

Since im basically in a holding pattern until a rain, I decided to get on with the driver compartment, will pressure wash and repaint and reassemble driver area/front tomorrow. In removing everything I found some broke wires and an oil leak on the valve cover along with a couple other maintenance needs. Gotta get some parts heading this way tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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get underneath your bus and make sure that the body and chassis floors are mated properly.. on my carpenter after fighting hot summer feet for 2 summers i finally figured out that the floors were mated incorrectly leaving gaping gaps between the engine compartment and the cabin, and betweem the metal and wood.. I rebuilt mine, but havent driven in summer yet.. but the en gine heat was oppressive.. since yours is all in pieces, its a great time to check it..



also if you plan to re-install the large driver heater, replace all of the motors in it while its out of the bus.. turns out the ONLY way to replace motors in that heater is when its removed from the bus... bergstrom-junk!! I gutted and re-fitted that box oin mine with new heaters and driver A/C!



the motors on the right side unit can be replaced with it in the bus.. just not the driver unit..

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:45 PM   #15
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What ratio rear end do you run in your bus? Mine is a 4.78 I'm thinking 3.42.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #16
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Mine with 11R22.5 tires is a 4.78 and it tops st 68 or so but runs most comfortable at 55-60. 3.42 is oretty tall unless you have small wheels. My red bus has 225/70r19.5 wheels and topped out at just below 70 with 3.54 gears on the at545 trans. With 11r22.5 my carpenter would be perfect with 4.44, I think 4.10 would cause me issues climbing hills in that bus.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 PM   #17
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I've also got 22.5 inch rims at 545 and 4.78 and at 2700 im getting 53mph maybe 3.42 is pretty tall but 3.73 or 4.10 because I don't think I'll see that much out of 4.44 vs 4.78 will I?
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:28 AM   #18
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What tires do you have? I’m guessing low profile vs 10r or 11r?
Seems like you have smaller tires than I do and def want to go at least 4.10 or 3.73 like you mention.
Our speeds are much different for having the same gears.
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What ratio rear end do you run in your bus? Mine is a 4.78 I'm thinking 3.42.
3.42 is pretty tall. my bus has a 4.10 and its silly. I'm probably going to have to regear to run 11r's. With a bus like yours I'd stick with something like 4.44.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:29 AM   #20
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3.42 is pretty tall. my bus has a 4.10 and its silly. I'm probably going to have to regear to run 11r's. With a bus like yours I'd stick with something like 4.44.

id say 4.44 for him if he had 11R's but at 53 MPH woth 4.78's and 2700 RPM it sounds like he has low profile tires on it, if his tires are good, its probably cheaper to re-gear than to get new tires.. or maybe its a flat floor so has to use low-pro's
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