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Old 06-28-2016, 11:19 PM   #11
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Congrats on the AmTran! We had a bunch of those in the Katy ISD system when I was working for them. Watch out for the crosswinds in that. The handling goes away quickly if you're not paying attention. I drove four of those whenever my Thomas was getting serviced or needed a repair. We're due up for another get-together soon. I now work for Houston Metro. Tango if you hear an MCI coach bus honking going by your shop after, say, oh, 3:00 p.m. or so, odds are it's me saying "Hi" and "Are you there?"........
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:29 PM   #12
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Congrats on the AmTran! We had a bunch of those in the Katy ISD system when I was working for them. Watch out for the crosswinds in that. The handling goes away quickly if you're not paying attention. I drove four of those whenever my Thomas was getting serviced or needed a repair. We're due up for another get-together soon. I now work for Houston Metro. Tango if you hear an MCI coach bus honking going by your shop after, say, oh, 3:00 p.m. or so, odds are it's me saying "Hi" and "Are you there?"........
Thanks man! Loving the Amtran, no rivets to really speak of on the interior made it an easy job to get the paneling off. But this one came from Katy isd, so you may have worked on it a time or two lol. But thanks for the heads up i haven't gotten to drive it yet hopefully soon if I can find this unfindable part.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:08 AM   #13
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No, that wasn't me. I live way up on the NW side of Houston, near Tomball. Let us know what kind of parts you're looking for. If we don't know of someplace local we'll probably have a website that can help you.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:20 AM   #14
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Thanks man! Loving the Amtran, no rivets to really speak of on the interior made it an easy job to get the paneling off. But this one came from Katy isd, so you may have worked on it a time or two lol. But thanks for the heads up i haven't gotten to drive it yet hopefully soon if I can find this unfindable part.
Wow they must have changed things up at AmTran dramatically. My 92 had more rivets inside than ANY other brand of school bus I've seen.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:59 AM   #15
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Thanks man! Loving the Amtran, no rivets to really speak of on the interior made it an easy job to get the paneling off. But this one came from Katy isd, so you may have worked on it a time or two lol. But thanks for the heads up i haven't gotten to drive it yet hopefully soon if I can find this unfindable part.
Brandon, what's the bus number? Not only could I have serviced it, but I could have driven it as well! Small world huh? I can tell you which yard had it by the bus number. IF it was 303, change out the water pump NOW, and I mean NOW!!!!! It had chronic overheating to the point the regular driver had the wire to the warning buzzer CUT!!!!! It was that way for TWO years! So here's to hoping you got any other bus but 303.......
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:27 AM   #16
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Brandon, what's the bus number? Not only could I have serviced it, but I could have driven it as well! Small world huh? I can tell you which yard had it by the bus number. IF it was 303, change out the water pump NOW, and I mean NOW!!!!! It had chronic overheating to the point the regular driver had the wire to the warning buzzer CUT!!!!! It was that way for TWO years! So here's to hoping you got any other bus but 303.......
Very small world lol, but luckily I didn't get that one I got 307. I haven't started it yet but soon I should. Since you have working on them I have a question, the transmission filters they are relocated are they male or female?
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:30 AM   #17
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Wow they must have changed things up at AmTran dramatically. My 92 had more rivets inside than ANY other brand of school bus I've seen.
There was only about 10 rivets in total, but 1000 or so screws later the panels are out lol.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:31 AM   #18
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No, that wasn't me. I live way up on the NW side of Houston, near Tomball. Let us know what kind of parts you're looking for. If we don't know of someplace local we'll probably have a website that can help you.
Oh okay yeah must not have been you then, but thanks man. I'm looking for a cluster, and transmission filter housing mine is missing the male-male fitting that connects the filter to the housing.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:46 AM   #19
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Very small world lol, but luckily I didn't get that one I got 307. I haven't started it yet but soon I should. Since you have working on them I have a question, the transmission filters they are relocated are they male or female?
I can't remember. It's been a while (a year or so) since I serviced them. Wish I could be better help. Sorry......
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:21 AM   #20
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I can't remember. It's been a while (a year or so) since I serviced them. Wish I could be better help. Sorry......
It's all good man, the dealers can't even figure it out lol. But did Katy do good maintenance on their buses? Also do they sell parts I need a cluster.
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