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Old 08-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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I am a new member here. I am working on my first Bus Conversion. I am glad to see so many converting these great machines. I have just traded my Harley for a 1990 International 3800 12 window bus (I know itís an odd trade). The bus has a DT360 Engine and an AT545 tranny. I know this combo is common and not the best drivetrain. I will be working to bulletproof the tranny and get some efficiency from it. I do have an extensive mechanical background. I started as a kid working restorations on Multi-fuels and Cummins engines on military vehicles. I joined the Navy at 18 and became a Submarine mechanic (conventional side). After I was retired I became a Diesel Test Engineer for a Ship Building Company. I am currently a Warranty Engineer for this same company. This should be a fun ride. Our Bus is named "(STR8 CRAZY)". It kinda fits with our life and our 6 kids. I am glad to join such a great community.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the madness Ryan. You'll find lots of great answers on this forum.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:02 PM   #4
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Nice to have another FLoridian. Welcome aboard man.
I'm down near Apopka.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks. I'm up by Alabama.

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Old 08-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #6
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:10 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'm up by Alabama.

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LOL we consider that part to be southern Alabama.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #8
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Florabama

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Yes Sir! This is a fun project.

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