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Old 03-06-2017, 10:26 AM   #11
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Or when I slap a class 8 setup into a shorty!
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:27 PM   #12
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+1 on your repair shop.. i dont have the facilities to do my own maintenance.. so im always looking for someone to do my oil changes, lube, brakes, etc...

I may also be looking for someone to do the Heavy hitting mechanical part of an allison 2000 to replace a 545 if i score this wrecked bus in a couple months like i think I might..

im in st pete (and columbus ohio), but I go up to the orlando area and also over to the east coast of the state quite a bit..

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Old 03-06-2017, 06:04 PM   #13
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Hey Chris, you probably know this, but just in case...If you find a deal on a 2000...make sure to take EVERYTHING attached to it. Shifter (complete)...all harnesses, TCM, TPS...even the dipstick. Rounding up all the "extras" up can cost as much (or more) than a working tranny.

Good luck & go for it. Piece O' cake to swap out if you have all the parts. Just a chop on the driveshaft is more than likely all it will need.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:00 PM   #14
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You guys good with wiring?
I've got a hell of a gremlin. My 98 Amtran CE 3800 has some crazy malfunctioning electrical components. The right wiper stays on if the engine is running. The stereo and cruise control only work once per trip. The pa works sometimes, sometimes not. I want all the stuff not essential to run the thing taken out and the wiring cleaned up a bit. The interlock and buzzers eliminated, all that jazz.
Lemme know if this is something yall wanna tackle.
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You guys good with wiring?
I've got a hell of a gremlin. My 98 Amtran CE 3800 has some crazy malfunctioning electrical components. The right wiper stays on if the engine is running. The stereo and cruise control only work once per trip. The pa works sometimes, sometimes not. I want all the stuff not essential to run the thing taken out and the wiring cleaned up a bit. The interlock and buzzers eliminated, all that jazz.
Lemme know if this is something yall wanna tackle.
thanks for the motivation to stick to a van...
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:15 AM   #16
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thanks for the motivation to stick to a van...

I just dealt with a Van that had electrical gremlins... a 2010 Dodge.. ..turns out the fuse box in that van is controlled by the computer... and it was losing comms to the computer... when that happens every circuit in the van goes bonkers....

the guy replaced that expensive fuse box.. and his crazy expensive computer... the issue ended up being when I got into it that the wiring harness had chaffed from a mis-installed grommet.. was shorting the comm wires to ground intermittently..

all i can say is Working on Vans is a PITA!!.. and im glad i have a little body...

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:21 AM   #17
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Yeah, ANY new-fangled fancy mechanical stuff is like this, man.
I'm still determined to figure out as much as I can. I just get frustrated.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:49 AM   #18
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Oricha1984...this would be a perfect fit for you. I think with all the East Coast/Fla. members help, you could be the talk of the East Coast.

1964 Vintage Dodge Short School Bus Motorhome Hot Rod Racing Conversion | eBay

I might even drive out to visit the build(-:
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Oricha1984...this would be a perfect fit for you. I think with all the East Coast/Fla. members help, you could be the talk of the East Coast.

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Unique !!! But not my cup of tea. I wouldn't even know where to begin ... Way above my skill level.

Here is something different that caught my eye.
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...92&acctid=7735

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