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Old 10-20-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Das Böos

(Or maybe I'll call her, Mellow Yellow, depending on road regs...)

Hi, all y'all!

I have recently acquired a '98 Intern'l 3800 T444E with a Spicer 5-speed, (with a governor that limits me to a top-end of 56 mph that I GOT to get around, PDQ, ASAP, and WTF!!!) 8-window Thomas-built bus that I'll so be relocating from New Hampsha to Tejas presently to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

My career as an Environmental Scientist is stalled here in clean NH, and since my beloved Auntie Bell, the last surviving sibling to my mother, died several months ago at 102, there really isn't anything keeping me here.

Showing my musical age here, but it's been a Magical Mysery Tour with this beast thus far, but I am hopeful that that tune will soon change to, Magic Bus.

More postings down the road (lame pun intended), once I have the time to type 'em up.

Awesome site you folx have here. Been lurking for a few weeks, but I'm getting over my pathological shyness (!)

I'm a pseudo-newbie to skoolie: My profile foto (if and when it finally posts) is of my original Das Böos; my 1967 Split-Screen Westphalia, mi gato Hotblack Desiato, and yours truly, circa '84 or so. Back when I lived, loved, and worked in the woods, and my long hair was considerably darker!

Really looking forward to taking up that turtle lifestyle again, tho this time with more headroom and storage space..!

Catcha on the flip side.

Matteo
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:15 AM   #2
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Nice, welcome man!
I had a 67 SO42 Westy in high school. Had the bench seat, even.

Whats the rear axle ratio in your bus? That could be your limiting factor in MPH.
What's your RPM at top speed?
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:31 AM   #3
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Nice, welcome man!
I had a 67 SO42 Westy in high school. Had the bench seat, even.

Whats the rear axle ratio in your bus? That could be your limiting factor in MPH.
What's your RPM at top speed?
Thank you, sir, I appreciate it. Especially coming from another servant to the last manufactured year of the Split Screen Type II!

Das had buckets, which made getting back into the palatial living area easier than clambering over the bench, or getting douched in a downpour running around to access the side doors.

The gear ratio is yet another data point I'll need to figure out.

I don't remember the RPM at that speed, but the engine wasn't laboring, and progressive pedal pushing towards the firewall made for no change in speed, or how fast she was rapping out.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:37 AM   #4
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Where is you bus originally from? Some States limit top speed. Most people buy the bus in Texas, then bring out East.

Since electronic controlled engine, may be the computer. Did you try re-installing Windows® ?

Cool dog. Congrats on the shorty.

Loved your movies.

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Old 10-20-2017, 08:45 AM   #5
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Ah, is that mango green on the westy?
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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Where is you bus originally from? Some States limit top speed. Most people buy the bus in Texas, then bring out East.

Since electronic controlled engine, may be the computer. Did you try re-installing Windows® ?

Cool dog. Congrats on the shorty.
Typically bass-ackwards for me- here I am taking it to TX!!!

Believe she's from VA or WV. Still waiting for the original title from seller...

Can you help with the process, if it's computer controlled? I'll name my next dawg after you if you can direct me how to resolve that problem!!!

Thanx, her name was Shadow, and a total sweetheart. Be 2 years this Thanxgiving I had to put her down for her health issues...
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Ah, is that mango green on the westy?
I prefer to think Das was guacamole green, with unripe strawberry in between!
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:21 AM   #8
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Wow, Johnny Wadd? Somebody's been telling lies about me...

Anyhoo, a quick shot of the engineering controls I used getting my 'fridge on-board.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:01 AM   #9
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if your RPM is at 2600-2700 then you are mechanically gear limited to your speed.. if your RPM was less than that then its a computer program change to remove the speed limiter on it.. if you havent driven it back to TX yet and are passing through Ohio i can reprogram the computer for you if that ends up being the limit.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:05 AM   #10
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Welcome!!! --- and if you are into environmental disasters...you are going to LOVE Texas. Bunch of bus loonies here in Houston. Give a shout if you make it this way.
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